WAVE Meeting – K-8 Library
Wednesday, November 1st @ 6:00 PM
Time Change – Fall Back
Sunday, November 5th
WAVE Coffee Talk – K-8 Campus
Wednesday, November 8th @ 8:30 AM
K-8 Spirit Day – Mix & Match Day
Thursday, November 9th
Veterans Day – NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 10th
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
Supply/Field Lesson Donations: Families, we need a little help! We have paid for all of our field lessons and school supplies in advance, but parent donations have not all come in! We know the start of the school year can be a whirlwind, so we are sending out a reminder to please CLICK HERE to donate for your student supplies and field lesson campaigns. There are options for one time, or monthly donations. Without your support, we are not able to send our students on field lessons, nor design such engaging in-class learning opportunities, so thank you for any support you can offer!
Student Support Services Staffing Update: Families, Mr. Kevin Simas, our Director of Student Support Services will be retiring. He has been called to support his family during a very difficult time, and is thankful that he is able to do so at this time. Beginning on November 1st, Mrs. Katie Davis, who has been with Westlake since 2016, and has served as a classroom teacher, teacher on special assignment (TOSA), and most recently as the Coordinator of Special Education has been promoted to Director of Student Support Services. Mrs. Ashlee Patel and Mr. Daniel Schoenberg have been promoted to the roles of K-8 and 9-12 Coordinator of Special Education, respectively. Finally, to ensure the success of the Student Support Services program, and each of its new leaders, we are excited to welcome Mrs. Christina Eick as the Director of Program Development. Mrs. Eick will be here through the end of the year to guide the further development of the Student Support Services program.
Employment Opportunities: Have you ever thought about what it might be like to work at Westlake Charter School? Have you ever wanted a job where you could work flexible hours and days that worked best for you? If so, please read below to find out more about our current openings:
- SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS: Westlake is actively looking for substitute teachers; all that is needed to earn a substitute credential is a BA/BS degree and successful background check. Our team can help you complete the paperwork and welcome you into a classroom. Plus: All new substitute teachers will have one paid-day where they shadow one of our amazing teachers! CLICK HERE to 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!
Halloween – No Costumes: On our K-8 Campus, Tuesday, October 31st is a regular, Uniform Dress Day. No costumes should be worn.
Enrichment sign-ups: Winter Explorer Enrichment programs are starting soon! CLICK HERE to see the catalog of course offerings and information about how to sign up.
K-8 Conferences: Save the date for our K-8 Conference week – Conferences take place November 13th-17th. Remember, during conference week we will dismiss early to allow time to meet with each of our families – Kindergarten will dismiss at 1:00 PM and 1st–8th grade will dismiss at 1:30 PM. Our BASE program will be open after school until 6:00 PM each day. The online scheduler will be open October 30th through November 12th.
Canned Food Drive: This week, October 30th – November 3rd, our K-8 students will participate in a competition to see which grade level (K-5th) or Advisory class (6-8th) can bring in the most donations! At the end of the week the winning classes will win a popsicle party! CLICK HERE for more information.
Halloween At WCHS: Anything worn on October 31st must be consistent with our school dress code found in the WCHS Family Handbook, including attire that is free of violent language or images, images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal activity item or activity), hate speech, and profanity and helmets or headgear that obscures the face (except as religious observance); students must be identifiable. No handheld props should be brought to school.
Senior Experience Forum: Families and students are welcome to join us for our initial planning session for our first senior class on Thursday, November 2nd at 5:00pm. This will be a facilitated brainstorming session where families can contribute their thoughts and ideas as to what our traditions and experiences are for seniors. CLICK HERE to view the flyer and RSVP.
Girls Basketball Tryouts: We invite all WCHS girls to tryout for our Varsity Girls Basketball Team! Tryouts will take place on October 30th and 31st from 4:30 – 6:00 PM at our K-8 campus. Students must complete their athletic paperwork and sports physical prior to participating in team tryouts. Reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
Save the Date:
- November 1st @ 6:00 PM: WAVE Board Meeting – K-8 Library
- November 8th @ 8:30 AM: WAVE Coffee Talk – K-8 Covered Dining
- November 29th @ 5:30 PM: Chili Cook-Off
- December 15th: Movie Night
- February 3rd: Winter Ball Family Dance – This is a new event for our school and we need help planning! If you’re interested in joining the committee, reach out Toni Elgamiel at [email protected].
Spirit Store: CLICK HERE to purchase hats, mugs, bags, sweatshirts, ladies fit items, and more. WAVE does not carry an inventory so please be sure to check sizing information before placing your order. All items are made to order and shipped directly to you. Shop now to get items just in time for fall!
Kudos: So many people were involved in the creation and execution of our Fall Festival and it was a huge success! Thank you to every single person who took part in helping to create this memorable community experience for our children and their families.