Spelling Bee – Grades 3rd-8th
Wednesday, January 25th @ 5:30PM
Spirit Day – Rainbow Day
Friday, January 27th
Lottery Application Window Closes
Tuesday, January 31st @ 4PM
WAVE Meeting – K8 Campus
Wednesday, February 1st @ 6PM
Coffee Talk – High School Campus
Thursday, February 9th @ 8:30AM
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
K-12 Talent Show Sign-Ups – Due Tuesday, January 24th: CLICK HERE to sign up to audition to be a host, perform a talent, be part of the stage crew team, or our newest category…visual art display!
- Audition sign ups Due: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
- Auditions: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
- Talent Show Performance: Friday, February 17th @ 6:00 PM
Spirit Day – Rainbow Day: Rainbow Day is Friday, January 27th. Students and staff can wear their most colorful outfits and show off all the colors of the rainbow! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #WestlakeCharter or #WCSspiritfridays
GATE Testing: The goal of the Westlake Charter School’s GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Program is to provide differentiated learning opportunities during the regular school day for our students. All current 2nd graders and referred 3rd-10th graders will be given the opportunity to take the GATE qualification test. Referral forms for students currently enrolled in grades 3rd-10th will be accepted from January 9, 2023 – January 27th, 2023. CLICK HERE for the parent referral form. CLICK HERE for more information about the GATE program at WCS
WAVE Coffee Talk: Join us on Thursday, February, 9th for our WAVE Coffee Talk at the Westlake Charter High School campus, 4400 East Commerce Way, Sacramento, CA 95834. We’ll get the conversation started at 8:30 am and we’d love to have you join!
Great Kindness Challenge: The Great Kindness Challenge is worldwide movement with the simple belief that kindness is strength! Repeated actions create habit. Westlake students will be joining students all over the country and world this week by paying special attention to all the kind acts that they do. When we are all kind, we build strength in ourselves and in our communities.
2023-24 Lottery – Application Deadline January 31st : Our 2023-24 lottery is now open, including our freshman, sophomore, and junior classes 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. 8th Grade families, we are saving your spot in 9th grade, so no need to apply, however, this spring we will reach out to ask you to formally accept your spot once the lottery has run.
Substitute Support Staff: Have you ever thought about what it might be like to work at Westlake Charter School? Do you like, or have you ever considered, what it might be like to work with school-aged students? Have you ever wanted a job where you could work flexible hours and days that worked best for you? If so, then look no further than Westlake Charter School!
Westlake is actively looking for substitute staff to support key site functions. Our substitute staff are on-call staff who don’t mind stepping up, and stepping in at the last minute. They are the ultimate go-to team and don’t mind working in classrooms one day, and pairing with our awesome yard duty team the next. Who knows, you might like it so much that you apply to come aboard on a permanent basis as positions open up!
If you’re interested CLICK HERE, complete the form, and a member of our team will reach out and get in contact with you. Can’t wait to see you! Let’s Explore!
Progress Reports: Progress Reports were sent home with students on Friday. Please reach out if you need another copy of your student’s progress report or have any questions.
Spelling Bee: Next week, 35 Explorers will compete in our school Spelling Bee. All are invited to attend and cheer on our contestants. We look forward to families and friends joining in on the fun on Wednesday, January 25th at 5:30 pm on the Mabry campus! Let’s E-X-P-L-O-R-E!!!
8th Grade Information Night: Please join our principals, Mrs. Battin and Mrs. Ghalambor, for the eighth grade Parent Information Night on Monday, January 30th at 6:00 PM. We will meet in the Campus Commons on our High School campus located at 4400 E Commerce Way. Our 8th grade families will learn about end-of-year activities including the Santa Cruz Trip, promotion requirements, the 8th grade dance, and more!
Middle School Dance: Our student leadership team is preparing for our first middle school dance of the year! The DJ, food, and photo booth fun will take place on Friday, February 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the gym.
- Tuesday, January 24th Girls Basketball 5:00 PM @ Leroy Greene Academy
- Tuesday, January 24th Boys Basketball 6:30 PM @ Leroy Greene Academy
- Thursday, January 26th Girls Basketball 6:00 PM @ HOME
- Thursday, January 26th Boys Basketball 7:30 PM @ HOME
Course Selection Process: Our 9th and 10th grade students will be selecting their elective courses for next year. Students received the form for their course selection during Advisory. Students will have until January 25th to complete their selection form. Our 10th-12th grade students have the option to select Honors Classes for any of their Core Classes.
All students will have the option to opt into an honors course at the start of that class after the instructor has shared the requirements for the course. Explorer Families will have an opportunity to learn about honors courses during our 4-year planning events.
Counselor’s Corner Newsletter: CLICK HERE to read this month’s WCHS Counseling newsletter.
Dos Coyotes Fundraiser: Our next restaurant fundraiser is coming up on Wednesday, January 25th from 4-8pm at Dos Coyotes (2701 Del Paso Road). There are 3 easy ways to participate. Order in store and mention the Wave fundraiser, CLICK HERE to order online using code DosFun, or call the store and mention you are with WAVE before placing your order. We will receive 20% of the total sales. Thank you for the continued support!
International Festival: Save the date for the 18th annual International Festival on Saturday, April 1st from 3-6pm. We currently need volunteers for the planning committee and cultural booths to get started on the event. To find out how you can get involved with this incredible event please contact [email protected].
Kudos: Thank you to our Grade Level Liaisons and Classroom Ambassadors for helping connect our families throughout the year. You will hear from them regarding upcoming events, volunteer needs, classroom activities, and more. The liaisons and ambassadors are an excellent resource if you have questions or suggestions. Thank you for helping us stay connected!