Upcoming Dates

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School/BASE Closed 

    Monday, January 20th

  • WCS Finance/Charter Impact Committee Meetings 

    Thursday, January 23rd @ 5 PM & 6 PM 

  • Science Fair 

    Thursday, January 23rd @ 5:30 PM

  • WAVE Coffee Talk 

    Friday, January 24th @ 8:30 AM 

  • Great Kindness Challenge 

    Monday, January 27th – Friday, January 31st

Celebrations

Our 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair was a wonderful evening full of fun, food, fitness and families! This night would not have been possible without several incredible community members including Chef Ravin Patel, Ali Cooper, Alex Enderle, Inderkum Key Club, Jibe, American Heart Association and the WAVE Board.

Our 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair was a wonderful evening full of fun, food, fitness and families! This night would not have been possible without several incredible community members including Chef Ravin Patel, Ali Cooper, Alex Enderle, Inderkum Key Club, Jibe, American Heart Association and the WAVE Board.

Our 3rd graders went on a field lesson to Nimbus Fish Hatchery. Students saw up close the life cycle of fish, which supports their classroom learning about animals and life cycles. #JoyfulLearning

Our 3rd graders went on a field lesson to Nimbus Fish Hatchery. Students saw up close the life cycle of fish, which supports their classroom learning about animals and life cycles. #JoyfulLearning

Our boys and girls basketball seasons have kicked off! This week, teams had their first practices. Thank you to all of our volunteer coaches and staff for all you have done to successfully launch our Winter Athletics season. Come check out a game starting the week of January 27th. #WcsAthletics

Our boys and girls basketball seasons have kicked off! This week, teams had their first practices. Thank you to all of our volunteer coaches and staff for all you have done to successfully launch our Winter Athletics season. Come check out a game starting the week of January 27th. #WcsAthletics

Announcements

BASE Newsletter: Click HERE for the January BASE newsletter.

School-wide Great Kindness Challenge: During the week of January 27th through January 31st, students are challenged to be kind to those around them and in their community. One of the ways the students can show kindness in their community is to donate canned or dry food goods to Joey’s Food Locker. Joey’s Food Locker provides local residents with canned or dried foods, while volunteer-students develop skills needed to join the workforce. Donation bins will be located in the front office and in both BASE rooms, B109 and D110, from January 27th through January 31st.

GATE Testing: The goal of the 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. Referral forms for students currently enrolled in grades 3rd-8th will be accepted from January 6, 2020 – January 31, 2020. Click HERE for the parent referral form.  Previously identified students for GATE do not need to go through the process again.

Progress Reports: Mid-Trimester Progress Reports will be come home on Friday, January 17th.  Please take the time to review your child’s Progress Report and return the cover page signed by Friday, January 24th.  

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School: Monday, January 20th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there will be no school. BASE will also be closed. 

Geography Bee: The National Geographic Geography Bee will take place on February 5th. The Bee is an opportunity for 4th-8th grade Explorers who are interested in geography to show off their skills. Click HERE to register your student to participate in the Geography Bee.

In Case You Missed It: 

Parents Go To School Night: Save the date for one of our favorite events, Parents Go To School Night. This event will take place on February 12th. BASE will be offered to WCS students at no charge for the evening. Click HERE to RSVP for BASE. 

Science Fair: Our Middle School Science Fair is on Thursday, January 23rd from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Come check out all our explorers have learned through their experiments! 

Clubs: Do you have a passion you’d like to share with our Explorers? Or maybe you’re looking for a fun way to earn volunteer hours? Look no further! Our winter session of AS Live Clubs is February 3 – March 6. We’re looking for adult volunteers to lead clubs or chaperone clubs lead by middle school students. If you’re at all interested, click HERE to sign up and you will be contacted with more information. Email live@westlakecharter.com with questions.

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.

Explorer Athletics (Middle School): 

  • Click HERE for the Winter Schedule.
  • Click HERE to set School Dismissal Manager to AS Live: Athletics on your student’s practice and game days.
  • Click HERE for the Explorer Athletics Participant Packet.
  • Email live@westlakecharter.com with any questions.

WAVE: Don’t forget to click the WAVE tab for more details on; My Princess and Me Dance, Ono Hawaiian BBQ Family Night Out Fundraiser, and the WAVE Coffee talk. 

My Princess & Me Dance: This magical event takes place on February 1st from 6-8pm 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.
  • We need donations to make this night magical for the attendees. Please cIick HERE to find out how you can help! 

Ono Hawaiian BBQ Family Night Out Fundraiser: Please join us for dinner at Ono Hawaiian BBQ this Tuesday, January 21st from 5-8pm. Simply show this printed FLYER at checkout and WAVE will receive 30% of the proceeds. We have extras flyers available in the front office. Such a great way to support a local business while giving back to our school and enjoying dinner out with our Westlake Charter Community! 

WAVE Coffee Talk: Please join us this Friday, January 24th at 8:30am for the 1st Coffee Talk of the decade! 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 our Administrative Team questions, offer suggestions and meet other parents. Please stop by even if only for a few minutes!

Kudos: Our 2nd Annual Health and Wellness Fair was a wonderful evening full of fun, food, fitness and families! This night would not have been possible without several incredible community members including Chef Ravin Patel, Ali Cooper, Alex Enderle, Inderkum Key Club, Jibe, American Heart Association and the WAVE Board. 

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