Staff Appreciation Week
Monday, May 8th – Friday, May 12th
K-8 Spring Picture Day
Thursday, May 11th
WCS Governance Committee & Board Meetings
Thursday, May 11th @ 5:30PM & 6:30PM
5th Grade Dance/Social
Friday, May 12 @ 3:30-5:00PM
WAVE Game Night – High School Campus
Friday, May 12th @ 6PM
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
Staff Appreciation Form – due Monday, May 8th: Explorers and Explorer Families, it is that time of year when we take a moment to appreciate each staff member for all they do at Westlake Charter. Please use this form to submit a thought of gratitude or praise for anyone on our staff. Grown ups and students can both submit through this form. The form closes at 8:00 pm on Monday, May 8th. CLICK HERE to offer praise for anyone on our staff.
Fentanyl Awareness Information Night: Our partners at NUSD are hosting a Fentanyl Awareness Information Night on Monday,May 8, 2023 from 5:30-7:00 PM at the Natomas High School theater located at 3301 Fong Ranch Road. Please RSVP at www.natomasparentuniversity.com.
Mental Health Awareness Month: May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and on May 8-12 schools across California are recognizing student mental health week. Mental health specific lessons will be taught by our K-8 counselors throughout the month of May and across both campuses, middle and high school students will get to engage in fun activities during lunch time this week!
WAVE K-12 Game Night: Please join us on Friday, May 12th from 6-8pm in the High School Oasis for a fun evening of games, snacks, and community. We will set up over a dozen games including cornhole, giant Connect Four, giant Jenga, Ladder Ball, and many more. We will have snacks and drinks available, but families are welcome to bring dinner out to the event. This event may be on our High School campus but it is open to all K-12 families. We hope to see you there!
Fireworks Booth: Families we are so excited to partner with our WAVE team to offer a Fireworks booth to our community. The proceeds from the Fireworks Booth will support our High School Athletics and Activities. At this time we need both a family or families to lead the fireworks booth and we will be reaching out to our community to sign up for shifts to cover the fireworks sales at the booth. If you are interested in taking a lead role in coordinating the fireworks booth reach out to [email protected].
Open House: Families, mark your calendars! Open House for our K-8 campus will be on Wednesday, May 17th from 5:30-7:00 PM. We are excited for you to come and experience what your student(s) have been learning about all year. Food trucks, Cafe a la mode, Gondo Fusion, and Richeese Burgers will be available for purchase beginning at 5:00 PM so you can plan to enjoy dinner at WCS as well!
K-8 Spring Picture Day: Spring picture day is Thursday, May 11th. All students will have free dress. Only students who have prepaid AND filled out the form will be sent to the photographer to have their picture taken. CLICK HERE if you would like to have your student’s spring picture taken, please fill out the form above AND prepay online or send payment in the packet. All 8th grade students should dress to impress – pictures for promotion certificates will be taken that day.
Jibe Bike Month: For the first two weeks of May (5/1-5/14), we are encouraging all students to hop on their bikes, scooters, skateboards, and roller skates. Each time the student rides we want to track their minutes. All riders receive a custom key chain and the highest participating grade wins a Kona Ice party!
Spirit Shirt Contest – due Friday, May 26th: 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 [email protected] or turn it into the front office. All entries must be received by Friday, May 26th. Winners will be announced in the Parent Weekly on June 4th.
K-8 Yearbooks – it’s not too late: Did you forget to buy the K-8 yearbook? No worries! From 5/3/2023 to 5/30/2023 place your order on this link using the code: 101667583471473 and you’ll get it shipped for FREE directly to the school for you.
Core Value of the Month: Perseverance: Being able to persevere to overcome challenges is critical to being a successful global citizen. Students will learn about perseverance in their classrooms with the following video and slides as we close out the school year.
K-8 Field Day: Mark your calendars for our K-8 Field Day on Tuesday, June 6th. CLICK HERE to volunteer or make donations to Field Day.
Open House: Save the Date on Wednesday, May 24th from 5:30-7:00 PM. Join us at our High School campus to check out your students’ classrooms and learn more about what they have been learning this year.
Fireworks Booth: Families we are so excited to partner with our WAVE team to offer a Fireworks booth to our community. The proceeds from the Fireworks Booth will support our High School Athletics and Activities. At this time we need both a family or families to lead the fireworks booth and we will be reaching out to our community to sign up for shifts to cover the fireworks sales at the booth. If you are interested in taking a lead roll in coordinating the fireworks booth reach out to [email protected].
Food Delivery: We are not able to accept food deliveries from services such as DoorDash, Uber Eats, etc. at WCHS. Thank you for your understanding and support with this policy.
National Staff Appreciation Week: Please join WAVE as we shower staff with appreciation this week. We have created a fun list of ways your student can show our Westlake Charter School staff how thankful we are for all they do each and every day. Please CLICK HERE to see our daily suggestions and encourage your student to find ways to show their appreciation all week long.
Volunteer Hours Log: Now is the time to log all of your hard earned hours for the 2022-23 school year. Hours can be logged for attending WAVE meetings, chaperoning field lessons, volunteering at International Festival, attending Coffee Talks, preparing class work at home, or any other activity supporting Westlake Charter School. Logging hours not only goes hand in hand with our Westlake Charter School Mission, but it is an integral part of the Charter Renewal process. Thank you for taking the time to log your hours by Clicking HERE!
Kudos: The 18th Annual International Festival was incredible. The IF committee spent weeks planning and preparing for this event behind the scenes. This committee includes Becca Montes, Sandra Crowell, Amy Wall, Patrick Hanna, Lily Huynh, Randi Jenkins, and Gurpreet Sandhu. Thank you to all booth hosts for sharing your culture with us. Thank you to every family who attended and volunteered at the event. These events are only possible with the help of our entire community!