Upcoming Dates

  • WCS Lottery Applications Open 

    Monday, December 2nd

  • WAVE Board Meeting 

    Thursday, December 5th @ 6:30 PM 

  • Standards Based Grading Night

    Tuesday, December 10th @ 6 PM 

  • WCS Governance Meeting

    Thursday, December 12th @ 5:30 PM

  • WCS Board Meeting 

    Thursday, December 12th @ 6:30 PM

Celebrations

Congratulations to our 60 explorer students who put on a full-scale musical production of the Tortoise Versus the Hare with Missoula Children’s Theater on Saturday. Thank you to WAVE for sponsoring this after school enrichment opportunity.

Congratulations to our 60 explorer students who put on a full-scale musical production of the Tortoise Versus the Hare with Missoula Children’s Theater on Saturday. Thank you to WAVE for sponsoring this after school enrichment opportunity.

Our Kindergarten-2nd Explorers participated in our first Morning Meeting of the year! This was a great opportunity to make new friends and build our school community #WcsExcellence

Our Kindergarten-2nd Explorers participated in our first Morning Meeting of the year! This was a great opportunity to make new friends and build our school community #WcsExcellence

Kindergarten students created heritage dolls to celebrate their culture. They had the opportunity to share about their heritage with their classmates. We are so proud of our Explorer students for speaking in front of their class and having a #WCSGlobalPerspective.

Kindergarten students created heritage dolls to celebrate their culture. They had the opportunity to share about their heritage with their classmates. We are so proud of our Explorer students for speaking in front of their class and having a #WCSGlobalPerspective.

Announcements

Lottery Application Period: Our enrollment period for the 2020-21 Lottery is December 2, 2019 to January 31, 2020. The application process is digital this year. Visit joinwestlake.com to complete the application starting December 2nd. Please share this information with friends and family who are interested in attending Westlake Charter School. 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.

Parent Survey – Due December 2nd: The Parent Survey is taken at the end of each trimester. Click HERE to to answer six questions to rate your family’s experience at Westlake Charter School during the 2019-20 school year. 

Kylee Lillich Giving Tree: The annual holiday Kylee Lillich Giving Tree collects, organizes, and distributes new toys and new clothes to needy, grieving, and hospitalized children (0-18 years old). Keep your eyes out for the Kylee Lillich Giving Tree, in  the front office November 19th. Gifts will be collected from the front office on December 13th.

In Case You Missed It: 

Call for Coaches: We are currently looking for Coaches to help with Girls and Boys Basketball! Also we need 4 adults to help with co-ed Dodgeball on Wednesdays. Click HERE for the detailed winter schedule, and click HERE to sign-up to coach or referee. Thank you for demonstrating what’s possible when school and community collaborate through athletics. Email live@westlakecharter.com with questions.

Middle School Winter Athletics Sign-ups are Starting Now: It’s time for the winter Explorer Athletics season! The program is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. No prior experience is necessary to play, just a positive attitude and a growth mindset. Teams will meet twice a week throughout the season for practices and games. Practice days are consistent, but game days vary due to scheduling. Practices and games last from 3:25 – 4:15 every day except Wednesdays.

  • Middle school students wanting to participate in Basketball will need to attend the clinics the first week back after winter break. Boys Basketball clinics are Monday and Thursday, January 6th and 9th. Girls Basketball clinics are Tuesday and Friday January 7th and 10th. Regular practice schedule begins Monday, January 13th, and games begin Monday, January 27th.
  • Click HERE for the Explorer Athletics Participant Packet.
  • Click HERE for the Winter Schedule. Email live@westlakecharter.com with any questions.

Enrichment Classes Start: Enrichment Classes start this week on December 2nd! It’s not too late to sign your Explorer up for an incredible enrichment opportunity! Click HERE for the enrichment class offerings. The link at the top of the document will take you to the sign-up form. Click HERE to set School Dismissal Manager to AS Live: Enrichment every day your student has an enrichment class after school. This helps us get your student to class safely and on time. Email live@westlakecharter.com with questions.

WAVE: Don’t forget to click the WAVE tab for more details on Walking School Bus and Family Movie Night!

WAVE Meeting: This Thursday, December 5th, please join us for our monthly WAVE meeting. We will meet in the Media Center (Library) at 6:30pm to discuss upcoming events, fundraising activities and other ways to support WCS. This is a great way to meet other parents and learn more about WAVE. We will also have some special treats for our final meeting of 2019! We hope to see you there! 

Walking School Bus: A group of students and parents walk to school from Burberry Park each and everyday regardless of weather. Supervision is available beginning at 7:45am and the group starts walking to school at 8am. Students earn boot bucks to use towards prizes throughout the year and we also have random prize days that all the students look forward to. This is a great opportunity to get the wiggles out, reduce congestion near campus, meet some new friends and socialize before the school day begins. 

Family Movie Night: Our Family Movie Night featuring The Secret Life of Pets 2 is coming up on Friday, December 13th at 6pm. Families will enjoy free popcorn and water while enjoying the movie with friends in the gym. Please feel free to wear pajamas and bring blankets to make it extra comfortable. We also need some volunteers to make the night possible. Please click HERE to sign up. 

Kudos: Thank you to our fantastic WEB Leaders! WEB, which stands for “Where Everyone Belongs”, is an orientation, mentorship and leadership program where 8th graders work with 6th and 7th graders. Many of the WEB leaders have also volunteered at several school-wide events and have proven themselves to be true leaders on this campus. Keep it up, Explorers! 

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