Upcoming Dates

  • K-8 Conferences – Early-Out for all Students

    March 9th – March13th

  • Whole School Morning Meeting 

    Wednesday, March 11th @ 8:45 AM 

  • WCS Governance Meeting 

    Thursday March 12th @ 5:30 PM

  • WCS Board Meeting

    Thursday March 12th @ 6:30 PM 

  • Advisory Fishbowl Trimester 2

    Monday, March 16th @ 8:15 AM

Celebrations

Our Annual Public Random Lottery was this Monday. We had over 1300 applications for the 2020-2021 school year, which is 300 more than last year! We are so excited to welcome all of the new and returning families. #WestlakeCharter

Our Annual Public Random Lottery was this Monday. We had over 1300 applications for the 2020-2021 school year, which is 300 more than last year! We are so excited to welcome all of the new and returning families. #WestlakeCharter

Our 4th graders went back in time today for Pioneer Day! They hand- made ice cream and butter, created art out of tin, made corn-husk dolls, learned about blacksmithing, participated in partner dances and more! #JoyfulLearning

Our 4th graders went back in time today for Pioneer Day! They hand- made ice cream and butter, created art out of tin, made corn-husk dolls, learned about blacksmithing, participated in partner dances and more! #JoyfulLearning

Congratulations to our fantastic Glee Club for singing the National Anthem at the Kings game on Thursday! Thank you Rachel Songer for coordinating this awesome opportunity for our Explorers!

Congratulations to our fantastic Glee Club for singing the National Anthem at the Kings game on Thursday! Thank you Rachel Songer for coordinating this awesome opportunity for our Explorers!

Announcements

Trimester 2 Parent Survey: The Parent Survey is taken at the end of each trimester. Click HERE to answer six questions to rate your family’s experience at Westlake Charter School during the 2019-20 school year. Deadline March 16th at 4:00 PM

Advisory Fishbowl Parent Sign Up: Please join us as our 6th-8th grade students hold a discussion. On March 16th from 8:15 AM – 8:57 AM, you will join a small group of 6th-8th grade students and a staff member and engage in a guided conversation. Click HERE to sign up to be a part of this event.

Enrichment Sign Ups: Enrichment sign-ups for our Spring session are live! Some classes begin as early as March 16th! So sign up now for our last session that will be offered this school year. Click HERE for the enrichment class offerings. The link at the top of the document will take you to the sign-up form. Scholarships are available! Email live@westlakecharter.com with questions. 

Middle School Spring Athletics Sign-ups are Starting Now: It’s time for the Spring 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 Futsal will need to attend the clinics the first week back after spring break. Co-ed Skills clinics will be Monday and Tuesday, March 30th and 31st. Regular practice schedule begins Thursday, April 2nd, and games begin Thursday, April 23rd.
  • Click HERE for the Explorer Athletics Participant Packet.

Call for Coaches: We are currently looking for Coaches to help with Co-ed Futsal! Also we need adult chaperones to help with co-ed Kickball on Wednesdays. Click HERE for the detailed spring 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.

Whole School Morning Meeting: Families are welcome to join us for our end of trimester Whole School Morning Meeting! At the Whole School Morning Meeting, we celebrate students and build community in the same way we do in class each day. 

  • K-2: Wednesday, March 11th, 8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
  • 3-5: Wednesday, March 11th, 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

BASE Newsletter: Click HERE for the March BASE newsletter to learn more about the awesome activities that will be taking place. We want your feedback: Click HERE to complete the BASE survey.

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.

  1. Click HERE to register your student
  2. Enter/agree to the additional information on the registration page
  3. Enter ‘WLC20′ as the promo code in the registration cart
  4. 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! 

CAASPP Testing: Westlake Charter School’s 2020 CAASPP testing window is April 27th-May 29, 2020. Click HERE for our 2020 CAASPP Parent Notification Letter for information about CAASPP testing. To access this letter on our website, click the WCS tab to view our Academics page, the notification letter will be available on the sidebar on the right of the page.

School Supplies and Field Lesson Donations: Great News Explorer families! Westlake Charter has already reached 82% of our School Supplies goal and 62% 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!

WAVE: Don’t forget to click the WAVE tab for more details on; Volunteer hours contest, 2020 International Festival and WAVE Board Elections.

Volunteer Hours Contest: It is time to log all of your hard earned volunteer hours for the 19/20 school year. The grade level with the most hours logged during the month of March will win a popsicle party or free dress for the entire grade. It doesn’t matter when the volunteer time occurred, just that you log it now. Do not forget to log hours for meetings attended, field lessons, at home prep work, coffee talks, WAVE meetings and so much more! Click HERE to log all hours at once in just a couple of minutes.

15th Annual International Festival: The International Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year and it is quickly approaching on Saturday, April 4th from 3-6pm. Are you interested in hosting a cultural booth to share food, crafts or activities of your heritage? The event cannot happen without hosts to represent cultures from all around the world! Please contact wcs.ifc.culturalbooths@gmail.com for more information or sign up to host a booth HERE. We are hoping to break the record for the number of booths this year! 

Please click HERE to learn more about the event, volunteer shifts, donation requests and ticket sales. Be sure to save the date! 

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.

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