Upcoming Dates

  • WAVE Board Meeting

    Thursday, November 5th

  • Coffee Talk 

    Tuesday, November 10th 

  • Veterans Day – No School 

    Wednesday, November 11th 

  • WCS Governance & Board Meeting

    Thursday November 12th @ 5:30 & 6:30

  • Olympic Triathlon Event Day 

    Friday, November 13th

Celebrations

WEB leaders practiced for their first “WEB Wednesday” with 6th graders last week. They will have 3 topic rooms: Academics, Social, and Technology. It is so fun to see our 8th grade leaders in action!

WEB leaders practiced for their first “WEB Wednesday” with 6th graders last week. They will have 3 topic rooms: Academics, Social, and Technology. It is so fun to see our 8th grade leaders in action!

Thank you to our Explorer families and staff for showing your Westlake Charter School spirit by dressing up as your role model! #WCSspiritfriday

Thank you to our Explorer families and staff for showing your Westlake Charter School spirit by dressing up as your role model! #WCSspiritfriday

8th grader, Manaia Climo, represented WCS at the NUSD Candidate forum this week. She asked the Board candidates important questions about how they will serve the district if they are elected. Way to lead as a global citizen, Manaia!

8th grader, Manaia Climo, represented WCS at the NUSD Candidate forum this week. She asked the Board candidates important questions about how they will serve the district if they are elected. Way to lead as a global citizen, Manaia!

Announcements

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Scholastic Book Fair: Our Scholastic Book Fair is Online 10/18 – 10/31! Support Westlake Charter School and discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You’ll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. It’s a new school year… let’s instill a new-found love of reading and as always…Let’s Explore! 

  • Click HERE to visit the Westlake Charter School Scholastic webpage. 

Red Ribbon Week: October 26th – 30th is Red Ribbon Week. This year we invite families to be a part of Red Ribbon Week. The theme is, Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. Click HERE to see the daily activities you can do with your child.

Assessment Days: On assessment days, your teacher will launch the day with their class with Morning Meeting and take attendance and then release students to participate in asynchronous learning for the remainder of the school day.  During the day, your child will be pulled into small groups or 1 on 1 to do assessments for the end of the trimester report card.  Your teacher will share the schedule for individual or group assessments. 6-8th Grade students will launch each block with their teacher to take attendance and then be provided asynchronous work.  

  • October 26th  – Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
  • November 2nd  – Kindergarten – 8th Grade 

Conference Week: Conference week is November 16th – November 20th. Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place virtually. Click HERE to schedule your conference. The online scheduler is available October 25th – November 15th so reserve your meeting time now. Click HERE for instructions on how to use the online scheduler. Remember, families will log in with their student’s google account to access the conference.

Olympic Triathlon: The 13th Annual Olympic Triathlon is off to a great start! Our goal is to raise at least $50,000 to support our incredible school and we have raised over $1,000 in the first 5 days! Our biggest and most important goal is 100% participation. The classes with 100% participation will be awarded a party to celebrate this achievement! Click HERE to check out this year’s Olympic Triathlon flyer. 

  • Please click HERE to create a fundraising page in just a couple minutes. You can also drop off donations on November 10th and 12th from 8am-6pm outside of the front office. Every dollar helps support Westlake Charter School and our amazing programs. 
  • The Triathlon is not just about fundraising. It is about celebrating and supporting our three specialties of Art, Spanish and P.E. which are led by fully credentialed specialty teachers. Our annual Olympic Triathlon allows WCS to celebrate this trifecta and offer our family, friends and community a way to support this work. Click HERE to watch the opening video to learn more about the WCS Olympic Triathlon.

Free Meals: Don’t forget that NUSD is providing free meals to all students Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at all NUSD school sites, including Westlake! No paperwork is required. You can pick up your free meal at Westlake, or at the NUSD school site closest to your home. 

Walktober: Click HERE to join and continue to participate in the Jibe Student Challenge to track your walking and biking trips, challenge friends, complete your Walktober Passport, and earn prizes.  Click HERE to submit stories, poems, or essays about walking and biking on the Jibe The Write Way website. Participate in any or all of the opportunities during the month of October!

High School Happenings:

Our Westlake Charter High School is 179 days away from the first day of school with our first Freshman class!  If you haven’t had a chance to check out our High School Video Series click HERE.  Each video gives you a peek into our high school program, you can also submit your questions to our team on the video page. We look forward to hearing from you.  

In case you missed it:

Progress Toward Reopening Update: Click HERE for a letter regarding our reopening plans as we approach our next checkpoint. The next communication checkpoint will be November 15th at the end of the trimester. This letter explains the work we will do leading up to the next checkpoint to determine when we may be able to consider moving through to the next level of our reopening plans.

City of Sacramento Offers Free Digital Resources: The City of Sacramento has launched a Digital Equity Response program which will provide internet connectivity, devices and hotspots to qualifying families. You may qualify to receive internet services, computers and digital training at no cost if you are eligible for public assistance programs and live in the City of Sacramento. Apply by calling 211 or visit sacramentocovidrelief.org/digital.

Office Appointments: During Distance Learning, our office is not open for visitors. If you need to pick up a device, headphones, or missed a Distance Learning Kit pick up, please click HERE to make an appointment to pick up your item. Without an appointment, we may not have your items prepared, or may not have staff available to help. For virtual support, you can call 916-567-5760 or email admin@westlakecharter.com.

Distance Learning Technical Help Desk – Now Open: Westlake Charter School has created a digital Help Desk to support our families during this time of Distance Learning. Our Help Desk can be contacted via chat, email or phone. For more information on how to contact our Help Desk, and our operating days and hours, please click HERE.

Amazon Smile Giveaway: With the holidays approaching it is the perfect time to link your Amazon account to Westlake Charter School. Amazon will donate .5% of eligible sales to your charity of choice though the Amazon Smile Program. Please click HERE for a video tutorial showing how to add a charity to your account. 

  • Simply email a screenshot of your Amazon Smile account showing Westlake Charter School as your charity to be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Please email the screenshot to amberhustead@gmail.com by 10/28 to be entered to win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, November 1st! 

Olympic Triathlon Volunteers: This year’s event may be virtual but we still need your help! We are looking for parents to pick up supplies on November 2nd, assemble kits for approximately 100 students and return them on November 6th. Additionally, we will be holding two in person donation days and need volunteers to monitor the donation box and give instructions. Please click HERE sign up to help make the Olympic Triathlon fun and successful!

Kudos: An incredible team of staff and parent volunteers have been working together to plan the 13th Annual Olympic Triathlon. This group has been busy making sure every aspect of the Event Day works for our teachers, parents and students. Thank you to Melissa Gruenholz, Abigail Grimaldi, Narkisha Woodard, Leah Jackson, Monica Deras, Karla Fuhrman, Shari Kantor and Amber Hustead for your creativity and dedication. 

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