Upcoming Dates

  • Great Kindness Challenge 

    Monday, January 27th – Friday, January 31st

  • Girls Basketball Games

    Monday & Tuesday, January 27th & 28 @ 3:30 PM 

  • Boys Basketball Games

    Thursday & Friday, January 30th & 31st @ 3:30 PM 

  • My Princess & Me Dance

    Saturday, February 1st @ 6 PM 

  • Geography Bee

    Wednesday, February 5th @ 3:30 PM 

Celebrations

Shoutout to our BASE kids and staff, Ms. Tina, Ms. Mayela for creating this beautiful board that celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday and spreads the message of unity in our BASE room! #WcsJoyfulLearning

Shoutout to our BASE kids and staff, Ms. Tina, Ms. Mayela for creating this beautiful board that celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday and spreads the message of unity in our BASE room! #WcsJoyfulLearning

Our 1st grade Explorers had the opportunity to explore the solar system in our own gym, thanks to the In House field lesson with the Sky Dome! #WestlakeCharter

Our 1st grade Explorers had the opportunity to explore the solar system in our own gym, thanks to the In House field lesson with the Sky Dome! #WestlakeCharter

Our 6th-8th grade explorers presented their experiments at the Middle School Science Fair. Experiments ranged from what is the coldest space in a refrigerator, how color affects heat, exploring algae as a fuel source and more!

Our 6th-8th grade explorers presented their experiments at the Middle School Science Fair. Experiments ranged from what is the coldest space in a refrigerator, how color affects heat, exploring algae as a fuel source and more!

Announcements

Great Kindness Challenge: During the week of January 27th through January 31st, Westlake Charter School students will be joining students all over the country and the world by participating in the Great Kindness Challenge. When we are all kind, we build strength in ourselves and in our communities. 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.

Club Sign-ups: Our winter session of AS Live Clubs starts Monday, February 3! Click HERE to see what clubs are being offered (hint: art, baking, dance, coding, cheer, and more!) and to put your student on the sign-up list by Thursday, January 30th @ 8:30AM. Email live@westlakecharter.com with questions.

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.

BASE Newsletter: Click HERE for the January BASE newsletter.   

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.

Spirit Day: Rainbow Day is Friday, January 31st. Students and staff can wear their most colorful outfits and show off the colors of the rainbow! Please be sure to follow the spirt day dress code policy.

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Volunteers Needed – 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.

WAVE: Don’t forget to click the WAVE tab for more details on; My Princess and Me Dance, WCS Spirit Store, and how to log your volunteer hours.

 

My Princess & Me Dance: Tickets for the My Princess & Me Dance are almost sold out so please be sure to get yours today! You can purchase your tickets and get all the information you need about this year’s event by clicking HEREWe desperately need donations to make this night magical for the attendees. Please cIick HERE to find out how you can help! 

Spirit Store: The Spirit Store is now open! Click HERE to take a look at the selection of shirts, hats, sweatshirts and more. The store closes on February 9th and we expect items to be sent home during the last week of February. Do not delay, this is the last sale of the year! 

Volunteer Hours: We see you out there making a difference on this campus each and everyday. Volunteering in the classroom, chaperoning field lessons, taking home classroom projects, volunteering at events, helping with Walking School Bus, coaching after school athletics, leading clubs and so much more. Please take a few moments to log all of your hard earned hours at https://westlakecharter.com/volunteer/. It only takes a couple minutes! 

Kudos: Every week a large group of people work to make sure families get all of the information they need regarding what has been going on and what is coming up at Westlake Charter School. Administration and WAVE put together the Weekly newsletter, teachers work together to complete their classroom updates, a podcast is recorded, important information is posted to Facebook, flyers are printed then distributed and so much more. Thank you to everyone involved for making sure families have access to the information they need and always know where to go to find out what exciting things are happening this week at Westlake Charter School.

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