Upcoming Dates

  • WCS Development Committee Meeting 

    Monday, February 10th @ 4:30 PM 

  • Parents Go To School Night 

    Wednesday, February 12th @ 5:45 PM 

  • WCS Governance Meeting

    Thursday, February 13th @ 5:30 PM 

  • WCS Board Meeting

    Thursday, February 13th @ 6:30 PM

  • Presidents Week – No School

    Monday, February 17 – Friday, February  21st

Celebrations

We led a Parent Information Night for families whose students will be taking the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) this month. Questions were answered about the assessment, the score report  and resources were provided for families to help them support their student with the English Language proficiency assessment.

We led a Parent Information Night for families whose students will be taking the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) this month. Questions were answered about the assessment, the score report and resources were provided for families to help them support their student with the English Language proficiency assessment.

Thank you to the volunteers and royal attendants that made this year's Princess & Me Dance a success! What an incredible event for our community! #WcsVolunteers

Thank you to the volunteers and royal attendants that made this year’s Princess & Me Dance a success! What an incredible event for our community! #WcsVolunteers

Our PBL Forces Night was a cross curricular collaboration. Our 8th Graders applied Newton’s Laws literally in the egg drop then figuratively in ELA through Spoken Word Poetry! Example: “Gravity, it keeps me down.” Teams designed T-shirt’s & demonstrated learning for the crowd! #WcsJoyfulLearning

Our PBL Forces Night was a cross curricular collaboration. Our 8th Graders applied Newton’s Laws literally in the egg drop then figuratively in ELA through Spoken Word Poetry! Example: “Gravity, it keeps me down.” Teams designed T-shirt’s & demonstrated learning for the crowd! #WcsJoyfulLearning

Announcements

FREE Natomas 5K: Mark your calendar, April 25, 2020 for the Natomas 5K “Run for Their Future,”. All Westlake students AND staff will be sponsored by the The Inderkum family! This fun-for-all ages event will include vendors, entertainment, raffles, food, and so much more! Proceeds will be used by the Natomas Schools Foundation for college scholarships or computer grants to help students within Natomas Unified School District boundaries.

  • Click HERE to register your student
  • Enter/agree to the additional information on the registration page
  • Enter ‘WLC20′ as the promo code in the registration cart
  • Plan to meet at the Westlake table near the entrance of the event to pick up your race day WCS swag and a group photo! 

Hearing/Vision: We will have our annual hearing and vision screening on March February 24th and 25th. The screenings are for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 8th grade students. Letters went home on Friday. If you would like your student to opt out, please email admin@westlakecharter.com.

Canyon Creek: Conference week is March 9th – March 13th.  Remember, during conference week we will dismiss early to allow time to meet with each of our families – Kindergarten will dismiss at 1:00 PM and 1st–8th grade will dismiss at 1:30 PM. Our BASE program will be open after school until 6:00 PM each day. Click HERE to schedule your conference. Click HERE for instructions on how to sign up.

February Break: School will be closed Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st. Our BASE program will be CLOSED on Monday, February 17th but will be open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday, February 18th through Friday, February 21st.

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, February 13th. All unclaimed items will be donated over February Break.

K-8 Principal: Spread the word, Westlake Charter School is looking for our next K-8 Principal. Please use your network to share our application pool far and wide. Feel free to share our:

School Supplies and Field Lesson Donations: Great News Explorer families! Westlake Charter has already reached 76% of our School Supplies goal and 56% of our field lessons goal! Note: When you make a monthly donation, our grade level campaigns are credited for the entire year in advance on our goal thermometer! Keep up the great work, Explorer families! Click HERE to make your donation today!

Cold and Flu Season Precautions: Please keep in mind some steps to help avoid the spread of infection:

  • If your student is sick or exhibiting contagious symptoms such as fever, coughing, or sneezing, please keep them home from school to avoid spreading illness. Your student must be fever-free, without the use of fever-reducing medications, for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Remind your student and others in your home,  that hands should be washed often (i.e., before/after eating, before/after using the restroom) with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. 
  • When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose. Dispose of tissue immediately and wash hands.

Parents Go To School Night – February 12th: This year, our Parents Go to School Night will be a fun combination of parent learning and family games. We will kick off the event with a Keynote from Jess Wilson on developing protective factors in your home. Parents will then head off to an informational session of their choice led by one of our amazing staff members.  Click HERE to see the list of workshops that are being offered this year!  Parents and their students will meet up in the Cafeteria to teach their family a math game that can be played at home. BASE will be offered to WCS students at no charge for the evening. Click HERE to RSVP for BASE.

BASE Newsletter: Click HERE for the February BASE newsletter.

WAVE: Don’t forget to click the WAVE tab for more details on; WCS Spirit Store, 2020 International Festival and WAVE Board Elections.

Spirit Store: The Spirit Store is about to close! 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. This is the last sale of the school year!

2020 International Festival: Save the date for this Westlake Charter School favorite! The International Festival Committee is busy planning the event which is quickly approaching on April 4th from 3-6pm. Are you interested in hosting a cultural booth to share food, crafts or activities of your heritage? Please contact wcs.ifc.culturalbooths@gmail.com for more information. 

WAVE Board Elections: Are you interested in joining the WAVE Board? All board positions of President, Vice President of Business Operations, Vice President of Parent Participation, Treasurer and Secretary are coming up for election in April. If you are interested in learning more or finding out how to get involved, please contact Amber Hustead, WAVE President, at amberhustead@gmail.com

Kudos: The 8th Annual My Princess & Me Dance was a magical evening full of dancing, laughter, pictures and love. Thank you to each and every person who volunteered, donated and attended. This night wouldn’t have been possible without the coordinators of the event, Shannon and Rocio Owens. We are so thankful for your leadership, hard work and passion. Additionally, special thanks go out to Kiran Sibia, Jamie Hernandez, Brad Wilson, Nick Dunn and Joanna Clark. This event helped create treasured memories for so many!

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