Upcoming Dates

  • Missoula Auditions

    Monday, May 13th @ 3:30 PM

  • WAVE Coffee Talk

    Friday, May 17th @ 8:30 AM

  • Missoula Theater Performance

    Saturday, May 18th @ 3:00 PM & 5:30 PM

  • Open House

    Wednesday, May 22nd @ 5:30-7:00 PM

  • Spirit Day – Beach Day

    Friday, May 24th

Celebrations

Wow! Families, you really know how to make us feel special! Every note, card, gift, donation and smile made our entire staff feel appreciated. Thank you for going above and beyond in Staff Appreciation week.

Wow! Families, you really know how to make us feel special! Every note, card, gift, donation and smile made our entire staff feel appreciated. Thank you for going above and beyond in Staff Appreciation week.

Our Kinder explorers had a blast at Camp Kinder. The Second annual kindergarten “Sock Walk” was AWESOME!

Our Kinder explorers had a blast at Camp Kinder. The Second annual kindergarten “Sock Walk” was AWESOME!

Huge Thank you to all of our Futsol coaches: Parent coach Jedd Douhab and our youth coaches: Emily Zedek, Marisa Calarco, Malina Calarco, Kai Larrucea, Yessenia Gomez, Joshua Ng, Danashi Messele, Jonathan Mistir, Isabel Gatdula, Amy Kalteis, Zoie Ehrhardt.

Huge Thank you to all of our Futsol coaches: Parent coach Jedd Douhab and our youth coaches: Emily Zedek, Marisa Calarco, Malina Calarco, Kai Larrucea, Yessenia Gomez, Joshua Ng, Danashi Messele, Jonathan Mistir, Isabel Gatdula, Amy Kalteis, Zoie Ehrhardt.

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Core Growth Award: Westlake Charter has been awarded the CORE Student Academic Growth Award. This badge recognize schools that are having the highest impact on student achievement—schools where students are consistently making academic gains faster than similar students at similar schools.

Westlake Charter High School Petition – May 13th-17th our community will have the opportunity to sign a petition for Westlake Charter School to expand to 12th grade. Petitions will be available at morning line up, dismissal, BASE and the front office!

CAST Testing: Our 5th and 8th grade students will be participating in CAST testing on Monday, 13th and Tuesday, May 14th. All 8th grade students should report to their 1st period block to begin testing right at 8:15am.   

Free Dress Day/Dress the Principal: Our students met the challenge of more than 1,000 walking trips in March. Friday, May 17th Mrs. Battin will dress in wacky clothes and all students have free dress.

Immunizations: There are new California guidelines for immunizations beginning July 1, 2019. Reach out to your personal physician to update these vaccines, or for families  in need, you may take advantage of the free immunization clinic from 5pm to 8pm on May 14th at the B. Teri Burns clinic located on the Natomas High School campus. For many of our students, the only update is 2 doses (rather than 1) of the chickenpox vaccine will be required. We will send out letters to those who are impacted. Click HERE for a Parent’s Guide to Immunizations.

Boot Bucks – May is Bike Month: If your child has been working hard biking and walking this year, they have one last chance to spend those boot bucks. K-2nd has prize day May 16th at their recess before lunch and 3rd-8th have their Boot Buck store May 21st also at lunch recess. Please remind students to bring their trip scanners to lunch recess. For K-2nd grade students, boot bucks are erased after each prize day. So please remind them to spend their boot bucks while they can. For any questions, please contact Kristyn Escobedo at WestlakeW2S@jibe.org

In Case You Missed It:

Missoula Performance: You’re invited to see Westlake Charter students put on a performance of Gulliver’s Travels on Saturday, May 18th at 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM. The performance will be approximately one hour. Tickets are available at the door: cost is $1 or one canned food item per ticket. All proceeds will go to Joey’s Food Locker.

Open House: Save the date for our K-8 Open House on Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. Chando’s Tacos, Good Dog Hot Dog Cart and Kona Ice will be available from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM. We can’t wait to celebrate the growth your students have made in the 2018-19 school year!

7th Grade DC Trip Parent Meeting: There will be a DC trip parent meeting on May 22 at 7:00 PM in room F114. This will take

6th Grade Intro Night: We are excited to welcome all incoming 6th graders to 6th Grade Intro Night on Tuesday, May 28th starting at 6:00 PM. This event is for parents and students. We will start in the cafeteria with a middle school overview, students will find out which advisory class they will be in, then families will break out to the advisory classrooms to get to know their teacher and advisory classmates. Click HERE to RSVP

6th-8th Advisory Fishbowl: Please join us as our 6th-8th grade take part in our second Advisory Fishbowl. On May 30th from 8:15 AM – 8:57 AM, you will join a small group of 6th-8th grade students and a staff member and engage in a guided conversation. Click HERE to sign up to be a part of this event.

Yearbook Orders: Click HERE to order your 2018-19 yearbook by Friday, May 24th at 3:00 pm. The cost is $20. We have a limited quantity so don’t delay in placing your order – orders will only be filled while supplies last. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of May

Fireworks Booth: The WCS Fireworks Booth is WAVE’s first fundraiser of the year and is a great chance for you to get a head start on your volunteer hours for next year! We need volunteers to sign up for 106 shifts so there is plenty of opportunity to help out. You can even sign up for more than one shift AND if you volunteer for a shift on the 4th of July, you’ll earn DOUBLE volunteer hours. Also, all volunteers can save an additional 10% off of their purchase. This year we are back in the Safeway parking lot, and the booth will be busy, so we will really need your help. Please Click HERE to find out how you can help.

Box Tops Competition: We are excited to announce the year’s final Box Top class competition. We will be choosing two winners: one from grades K-5 and one from grades 6-8. The classes that collect the most Box Tops by May 17th will win a popsicle party! Students can submit the Box Tops in the collection boxes located in each classroom.

Arden Fair School Cents Competition: The results are in and Westlake Charter School came in 5th place earning WAVE $750. Thank you to our fabulous Glee Club for performing at the awards ceremony and to everyone who logged their receipts over the past 9 months.

Coffee Talk: Please join us this Friday, May 17th at 8:30am for the final Coffee Talk of the year with Mr. Eick and other WCS parents. We will meet in the Media Center 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!

Kudos: Thank you to every family who made Staff Appreciation week extra special by sending a note, treat, gift or message to our absolutely amazing WCS Staff. WAVE hosted several events for staff, decorated campus and delivered special gifts last week to show our gratitude. Special thanks to Melissa Moreno, Karen Zedek and Aileen Go Policarpio for working unbelievably hard to make this all come together.