Upcoming Dates

  • Winter Break 

    Friday, December 20th – Friday, January 3, 2020

  • Spelling Bee

    Tuesday, January 7th @ 6:00 PM

  • WAVE Board Meeting 

    Wednesday, January 8th @ 6:30 PM

  • WCS Governance/Board Meetings 

    Thursday, January 9th @ 5:30 PM & 6:30 PM 

  • 8th Grade Family Information Night

    Tuesday, January 14th @ 6:00 PM

Celebrations

Movie night was a great night for our community! Thank you so so many families for coming to watch the Secret Life of Pets 2. Special shout out to all of the parent volunteers and our WAVE board!

Movie night was a great night for our community! Thank you so so many families for coming to watch the Secret Life of Pets 2. Special shout out to all of the parent volunteers and our WAVE board!

Our Middle School Explorers had a blast representing their grade level during our 6th-8th Grade Rally in their pajamas! #WcsJoyfulLearning

Our Middle School Explorers had a blast representing their grade level during our 6th-8th Grade Rally in their pajamas! #WcsJoyfulLearning

Our explorers teamed together with buddy classes to learn about a holiday from a different culture. Students did crafts, slideshows and more to demonstrate their learning about a different cultural holiday. #GlobalPerspective

Our explorers teamed together with buddy classes to learn about a holiday from a different culture. Students did crafts, slideshows and more to demonstrate their learning about a different cultural holiday. #GlobalPerspective

Announcements

2020-21 Academic Calendar: Click HERE for 2020-21 Academic Calendar. Please use this calendar as a tool to plan your family vacations during our breaks. 

Lottery Application Period: Our 2020-21 Lottery is now open! Visit joinwestlake.com to complete the application by January 31, 2020 at 4:00pm. 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. Please share this information with friends and family who are interested in attending Westlake Charter School.

Winter Break: Remember, school is closed December 20th to January 3rd. Our BASE program is open every day from 7am to 6pm with the exception of December 24th, 25th, and January 1st. Click HERE for the BASE Newsletter that includes the wonderful activities that will be taking place during Winter Break. 

Lost and Found: Our lost and found is overflowing with jackets, lunch boxes, water bottles and more! Please check for any missing items by Thursday, December 19th. All unclaimed items will be donated over Winter Break.

Spelling Bee:  Come out and support our 3rd-8th grade Explorers during our Spelling Bee on January 7th.  3rd-8th Grade students competed in class competitions and the winners will compete in the schoolwide bee.  If your child is a contestant in the schoolwide bee and you have any questions reach out to Jenifer Callau at jcallau@westlakecharter.com 

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!  

Talent Show Sign-Ups – Due Monday 1/13: Click HERE to sign up to audition to be a host, perform a talent, be part of the stage crew team, or participate in the K-8 Explorer Group Dance! 

  • Audition sign ups Due: Monday, January 13th
  • Auditions: Thursday, February 6th
  • Talent Show Performance: Friday, March 6th @ 6:00 PM
  • Please be sure to sign up for the area your student is most interested in participating in.  After January 13th, students will not be able to move to another area of the Talent Show.

WAVE: Don’t forget to click the WAVE tab for more details on; Health Fair and My Princess and Me Dance. 

In Case You Missed It: 

Call for Coaches: We STILL need 3 Coaches to help with Girls and Boys Basketball! Thank you, Beau Climo, David Guzman, George Martinez and Russel Hamilton for Volunteering. We are also in need of 3 more adults to help with co-ed Dodgeball on Wednesdays, Thank you to Shari Kantor for volunteering. 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.

Health Fair: It is January which means it is the perfect time to focus on our health. Please join us on Wednesday, January 15th between 6 & 8pm for a fun night of health and wellness. We are thrilled to welcome back the extremely popular Chef Ravin Patel. This fun night will also include dance fitness, gardening, mindfulness, nature exploration, germ experiments and so much more. We will have prizes and samples for all to enjoy! 

My Princess and Me Dance: Tickets are now on sale for the 8th Annual My Princess & Me Dance. This incredible night takes place on February 1st from 6 to 8pm at Westlake Charter School. 

A royal attendant is invited to escort their princess(es) to a magical event full of dancing, desserts, photos and more! The My Princess & Me Dance is the perfect opportunity for girls ages 4-13 to spend a memorable evening with a loved one. 

You can purchase your tickets and get all the information you need about this year’s event by click HERE.

Kudos: We would like to send an enormous thank you to each and every person who donated items to the 2019 Kylee Lillich Giving Tree and the Joey’s Food Locker Canned Food Drive. Together we made a huge impact in the community. 

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