Online Scholastic Book Fair Begins
Monday, April 27
Spirit Day – Westlake Gear Spirit
Friday, May 1
Staff Appreciation Week
Monday, May 4
Final day of Yearbook Sales
Thursday, May 7
Spirit Day – Pajama Day
Friday, May 8
Staff Appreciation Week due May 4th: Staff Appreciation Week is May 4th – 8th. One of our annual traditions is to share notes of appreciation from our families with our staff. Click HERE by Monday, May 4th to send a note of appreciation to a Westlake Staff Member. It will be shared with them during Staff Appreciation Week.
End of Year Events Calendar: Click HERE to see our Family End of Year Events calendar for dates like Spirit Days, Coffee Talk, Open House, Promotion and more.
Yearbook Orders: Click HERE for a digital proof of our 2019-2020 yearbook! Orders will be accepted through Thursday, May 7th. Yearbooks cost $20, plus $6 shipping, and will be shipped directly to your home. Click HERE to order by Thursday, May 7th.
Online Scholastic Book Fair: Mark your calendars Explorers, the first-ever Online Book Fair is here! It will run from Monday 4/27 through Monday 5/11. Free Shipping on book-only orders over $25. Click HERE to shop online.
In Case You Missed It:
April 20 Distance Learning Updates:
Click HERE to watch our Distance Learning Video Update
Click HERE for a one-page overview of our Distance Learning Updates
Counseling Resources & Support webpage: Families, we want our community to know that our Distance Learning Website now has a Counseling Resources & Support webpage. Please click HERE to visit this page to access all of the social emotional support and mental health resources that our team has curated to assist our community.
Tech Support: Families please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any tech support you need. Have a chromebook issue? A problem with a video being blocked? Need tips on how to navigate our website? Please send questions and concerns directly to our tech team at email@example.com. Our team is standing by to help!
End of year update: The calendar has been adjusted to end the school year on May 27th. Westlake will use this time to allow our staff time to clean our classrooms, wrap up the year and prepare for the fall. Please keep an eye out for an updated calendar that will list everything from Promotion to Open House, Coffee Talks, and even a potential Distance Learning Field Day!
Staff Appreciation Week: National Teacher and Staff Appreciation week is May 4-8, 2020. Please click HERE for fun ways to celebrate our staff all week. All celebrations will be digital this year so we have an opportunity to be extra creative. Feel free to use chalk, drawings, blocks, videos, pictures, letters and more. Let’s show our incredible Explorer Staff how much we appreciate each and every one of them!
May is Bike Month: Be on the lookout for links and instructions to log your bike trips throughout the month of May. Bike rides are a great way to stay active and get some fresh air during our time away from school.
Volunteer Hours Contest: The results are in! Every grade level had a significant number of volunteer hours logged during the month of March. However, 3rd grade families came close to doubling the number of hours logged in the previous 7 months. Way to go 3rd grade! It isn’t too late to log your hours. 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.
Kudos: Over the past few weeks parents have stepped up in unbelievable ways. We see you helping your child with class work, working in the home, working out of the home, giving your children stability and finding connections. This is a very challenging time and you are doing an amazing job. Please continue to put your family first and reach out if we can help or support you in any way.