Staff Appreciation Week
Monday, May 4 – May 8th
Final day of Yearbook Sales
Thursday, May 7th
Spirit Day – Pajama Day
Friday, May 8th
Final day of the Online Scholastic Book Fair
Monday, May 11th
WAVE Coffee Talk
Friday, May 15th
K-8 Principal Announcement: Families, as we look to the fall, our Principal, Mrs. Battin, will be moving to her new role as our Westlake Charter High School Principal, and we have worked hard to find her replacement. With all the uncertainties that this fall may bring, we imagine that a familiar face may be welcome to fill the principal position. Therefore, we are excited to announce that Mrs. Jenifer Callau has accepted the K-8 Principal position. Mrs. Callau has been with WCS since 2011, serving as a teacher, the principal of our middle school, and for the last three years as the K-8 Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Click HERE to watch a video interview between Mr. Eick and Mrs. Callau.
Fall of 2020: Our team is working with local and regional officials to develop plans for the launch of the 2020 school year. Thank you for your patience as we are drafting plans in response to multiple possible scenarios. We hope that as the end of the school year draws near that we will have more information to share.
Open House: We will be hosting a virtual Open House on Wednesday, May 20th to reflect on the memories made this school year. Families will be able to log in anytime after 4pm to digitally visit classrooms across campus. We look forward to this opportunity to walk down memory lane as a school wide community!
Student Work Pick Up/Book Return May 21 and 22: Click HERE to make an appointment to pick up your student’s work. One appointment time slot per family. Families will have the opportunity to pick up their student’s work on Thursday, May 21st and Friday, May 22nd, as well as return any library books or other school resources. Student work will be available in flex rooms, with the exception of kindergarten, which will be available in the cafeteria. Only one family at a time will be able to enter each flex room. Please wait on the designated spot until it is your turn to enter the room. Any work not picked up will be saved until the fall.
Spirit Shirt Contest – due May 15: It’s time for Westlake to pick the student drawing for next year’s Friday spirit shirt! This contest is open to all Westlake Charter School students. On an 8.5×11 sheet of paper, students should draw a black and white picture of what Westlake means to them. Make sure your drawing includes the school name. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to 2680 Mabry Drive, Sacramento, CA 95835. All entries must be received by Friday, May 15th. Please allow 3-5 business days for mail to be delivered.
Pajama Day: You did an amazing job last week showing your WCS spirit! This Friday, May 8th is Pajama Day! We are challenging our Explorer staff and Students to wear their favorite pajamas and post a picture using the hashtag #WCSspiritfriday on the WAVE Facebook group page and all of your social media platforms!
Report Cards: We will be mailing home report cards at the end of the school year. Click HERE to update your address if you have moved.
Pass the Heart Video: Click HERE to watch the Pass the Heart Video that was created by our wonderful Explorer staff.
In Case You Missed It:
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
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team is standing by to help!
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: The Jibe student challenge has begun. Simply click HERE create an account and start logging your student’s bike trips today. Every 10 minutes of riding equals 1 trip. Log on today to join the fun!
Kudos: As we enter Staff Appreciation Week it is impossible not to reflect on our incredible Explorer Staff. Our teachers, student support services, support staff, BASE team and Administration are second to none. This team is passionate, innovative, hard working, supportive and adaptable. Let’s all go above and beyond to celebrate each and every one of them this week!