Upcoming Dates

  • The Great Kindness Challenge 

    Monday, January 25th – Friday, January 29th

  • Positive Parenting Workshop 

    Wednesday, January 27th @ 6PM 

  • WCS Finance & Charter Impact Meetings

    Thursday, January 28th @ 5PM & @ 6PM

  • Spirit Day – Rainbow Day 

    Friday, January 29th 

  • Lottery Closes 

    Sunday, January 31st

Celebrations

The 2nd round of ASLive Clubs have started. Thank you to our incredible parent and student volunteers for leading clubs for our students! These virtual clubs will run after school from 2:00PM-2:30PM. Email Aimee Wells at: a.wells@westlakecharter.com with any questions.

The 2nd round of ASLive Clubs have started. Thank you to our incredible parent and student volunteers for leading clubs for our students! These virtual clubs will run after school from 2:00PM-2:30PM. Email Aimee Wells at: a.wells@westlakecharter.com with any questions.

Huge shout out to our BASE team who has provided a safe environment for our students to participate in Distance Learning! Our BASE team continues to welcome new students each week as our Explorer families reach out in need.

Huge shout out to our BASE team who has provided a safe environment for our students to participate in Distance Learning! Our BASE team continues to welcome new students each week as our Explorer families reach out in need.

Our annual Prospective Parent Tour went virtual this year! It was fun to share our school with those who are interested in attending WCS.
Visit: youtu.be/mxc9g5lxMlY to see the virtual tour!

Our annual Prospective Parent Tour went virtual this year! It was fun to share our school with those who are interested in attending WCS.
Visit: youtu.be/mxc9g5lxMlY to see the virtual tour!

Announcements

Great Kindness Challenge – This Week: The annual Great Kindness Challenge is this week – January 25th-29th! We are excited to partner with our families to spread kindness  into our community. Here are 3 ways you can participate: 

  1. Bring new socks to donate to Loaves and Fishes! The sock drive box will be in front of the office from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM all next week. 
  2. Click HERE for a slideshow of activities to participate in daily with your family. 
  3. Spread the word – pick up or print flyers to encourage our community to join us in the Great Kindness Challenge. Click HERE for a printable flyer, or pick them up in front of the office. 

2021-22 Lottery Application Window Closes January 31st: This is the last week to apply for the 2021-22 lottery, including our first freshman class at Westlake Charter High School! If you have a current WCS student – they DO NOT need to apply to the lottery to attend next year. If you have a child who does not yet attend WCS, they DO need to apply to be in the lottery next year. Spread the word and encourage friends and family to visit JoinWestlake.com to apply before 4:00 PM on Sunday, January 31st.

Positive Parenting Workshop: Westlake will be offering a Positive Parenting Workshop on Wednesday, January 27 from 6-7:30 pm.  This session will provide parents with evidence-based strategies to provide positive parenting support and manage challenging behaviors for children of all ages. Please click HERE to let us know if you are interested and planning to attend.

Counselor’s Corner: Families, click HERE to check out the January newsletter from our counselor, Jessica Krivoy, on the Counselor’s Corner.

Progress Reports: Families, you should have received your student’s progress report in the mail.  If you did not receive it, please reach out to your student’s teacher. Please click HERE to confirm you have received and reviewed your student’s progress report.

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High School Happenings:

We are excited to share plans for our Westlake Charter High School location.  We are excited to welcome our 9th graders to the East Commerce Innovation Center this fall.  Click HERE to watch to check out our video, which shares information on the location of the East Commerce Innovation Center and also highlights some areas we are very excited about this campus.

In case you missed it: 

2021-22 Lottery Application Window Now Open: Our 2021-22 lottery is now open, including our first freshman class at Westlake Charter High School! Current students do not need to fill out an application to continue their enrollment at WCS; however, siblings do need to fill out lottery applications to attend. Spread the word and encourage friends and family to visit JoinWestlake.com to apply today.

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.

Jibe Five Senses Bingo: Jibe student challenges are back! Get out for walk and bike rides in January and play a fun game of Bingo while doing it! Complete a row and email westlakew2s@jibe.org by Friday, January 29th with your bingo card. No printer, no problem. Simply let us know what boxes you completed to make your bingo. Five people will win a prize pack with light up shoelaces! Go to jibe.org/school/five-senses-bingo to find your bingo card.

International Festival: Each year Westlake Charter School celebrates our cultural diversity at our phenomenal International Festival. Families share food, traditions and information about their culture while taking a trip around the world to experience the cultures of other Explorer families. This year we are planning to do this virtually! Are you interested in sharing recipes, crafts, traditions or information about your culture? This can be a video, picture, recipe or just about anything else. We want to make sure as many cultures as possible are represented! Please send an email to amberhustead@gmail.com to sign up or learn more. 

Kudos: In recent weeks, many grade levels have created lending libraries where students can borrow and return grade level appropriate books during distance learning kit pickup. These lending libraries provide a wide variety of reading choices for our students while helping foster a love of reading. Thank you to our incredible staff for making this possible!

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