Upcoming Dates

  • Sprint Store Closes

    Monday January 21st  

  • 8th Grade Family Information Night

    Wednesday, January 23rd @ 6PM

  • Talent Show Auditions

    Thursday, January 24th @ 4PM

  • WAVE Coffee Talk

    Friday, January 25th @ 8:30

  • Spirit Day – Dress like you’re 100

    Monday, January 28th

Celebrations

Our 3rd grade Explorers had a blast at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery field trip this week! #WCSInquisitive

Our 3rd grade Explorers had a blast at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery field trip this week! #WCSInquisitive

We love opening our campus to our Prospective Parents each year and getting to share what makes Westlake Charter School special. Thank you for everything you do to collaborate in your student’s education. #BetterTogether

We love opening our campus to our Prospective Parents each year and getting to share what makes Westlake Charter School special. Thank you for everything you do to collaborate in your student’s education. #BetterTogether

8th graders in Mrs. Lokteff’s class participated in investigation to illustrate Newton's laws  #WCSinqusitive

8th graders in Mrs. Lokteff’s class participated in investigation to illustrate Newton’s laws #WCSinqusitive

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Announcements

BASE Newsletter: Click HERE for our January BASE newsletter to find out what’s happening in our before and after school program!

Coffee Talk: Please join us this Friday, January 25th at 8:30am for  Coffee Talk. We will meet in the Library to chat, drink coffee and enjoy some treats. Coffee Talks are a great time to learn more about what is currently happening at WCS, ask Administration questions, offer suggestions and meet other parents.

Spirit Day – Dress Like You’re 100: On Monday, January 28th we will celebrate our 100th day of school by dressing like we are 100 years old! Please follow the dress code guidelines below for spirit day:

  • Clothes must be free of inappropriate wording and images
  • All shirts must have sleeves, no sleeveless shirts.
  • All clothing must be free of rips and tears
  • All clothing must fit properly. Pants around the natural waist, tops completely covering the torso area
  • No props walkers or canes

Lottery Application Period Deadline January 31: Our enrollment period for the 2019-20 Lottery closes January 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM. The application process is digital this year. Visit joinwestlake.com to complete the application. Current students do not need to fill out an application to continue their enrollment at WCS; however, siblings do need to fill out lottery applications to attend.

Natomas 5K: Mark your calendar, April 27, 2019 for the Natomas 5K “Run for Their Future,”. This fun-for-all ages event will include vendors, entertainment, raffles, food, and so much more! Proceeds will be used by the Natomas Schools Foundation for college scholarships or computer grants to help students within Natomas Unified School District boundaries. All Westlake students AND staff will be sponsored by the The Inderkum family! Free event sign-ups will be available soon.

In case you missed it:

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School: Monday, January 21st is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there will be no school. BASE will also be closed.

After-School Live Clubs: This winter session, middle schoolers are leading five after-school clubs for our Explorers. Click HERE for more information and to enter your student in the lottery for their first choice club. **We are still in need of adult chaperones for the two Tuesday clubs. The commitment is four hours over the course of four weeks (Jan 29, Feb 5, Feb 12, Feb 26). Email live@westlakecharter.com to support our program and earn volunteer hours!

Parent’s Go to School Night: January 30th has the answers to these questions and more including reading, writing, math & technology sessions: What is Project GLAD? How can I help my student in Spanish? Do you need strategies to support your child’s mental health?

  • Join us on Wednesday, January 30th from 5:30-8:00. In addition to amazing sessions, MASA Taco Truck will be there & BASE will be offering free childcare, CLICK HERE to sign up.

GATE Testing: The goal of Westlake Charter School’s GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Program is to provide differentiated learning opportunities during the regular school day for our students.  All current 2nd graders and referred 3rd-8th graders will be given the opportunity to take the GATE qualification test. GATE Testing Information and Timeline

  • Referral forms for students currently enrolled in grades 3rd-8th will be accepted until February 1, 2019. Click HERE for the parent referral form.  Click HERE for more information about the GATE program at WCS.

ATS Testing: Are you interested in getting a taste of the college experience? Academic Talent Search (ATS) offers 4th-9th graders (grade level as of Jan. 1, 2019) exciting summer courses at Sacramento State that you pick yourself!  To join these interactive and hands-on classes, you need to take the ATS Qualifying Exam. The test only takes an hour and there is no pass or fail, so there’s no need to stress! You MUST take the test to apply for classes, but you don’t have to apply if you change your mind.  The Qualifying Exam will be offered at Westlake on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 3:45 PM.

For more information, please contact the Westlake Charter School office.  Additional details and financial aid information can be found on the ATS website at www.csus.edu/coe/ats.

Spirit Store: The Spirit Store is open! Click HERE to place your order by January 21st at NOON. All items ordered prior to the deadline will be delivered in February 2019. This is the last order of the 18/19 school year!

WAVE Coffee Talk: Please join us this Friday, January 25th at 8:30am for a Coffee Talk with Mr. Eick and other WCS parents. We will meet in Library to chat, drink coffee and enjoy some treats. Coffee Talks are a great time to learn more about what is currently happening at WCS, ask Administration questions, offer suggestions and meet other parents. We hope to see you there!

My Princess and Me Dance: Tickets are selling quickly for our 7th Annual My Princess & Me Dance 2019: You Are My Sunshine. The Dance is on Saturday, February 2nd from 6 to 8 PM in the WCS gymnasium. This is an amazing event for dads, grandpas, uncles, friends, or father-figures to escort their special girl to an enchanted evening and make them feel like a princess. Enjoy dancing, desserts, photos, and more at this fun evening for girls ages 4 to 13. Click HERE to purchase your tickets and get all the information you need about this year’s event.

This event is not possible without help from our amazing community. We need treat donations and volunteers prior, during and after the dance. Click HERE to sign up.

Kudos: We have enjoyed several successful Family Night Out fundraisers over the last few months. These events are a great opportunity to raise money for Westlake while enjoying a relaxing meal with other WCS families. Thank you to Alma Arrieta for organizing these events and working hard to make sure they are successful!