WAVE Coffee Talk – K-8 Campus
Wednesday, November 8th @ 8:30 AM
Glee Concert K-8 Gym
Wednesday, November 8th @ 6:00 PM
K-8 Spirit Day – Mix & Match Day
Thursday, November 9th
Governance Committee & WCS Board Meetings
Thursday, November 9th @ 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM
Veterans Day – NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 10th
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
Supporting Your Student and Their Academic Habits, K-12: On Wednesday, November 15th, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, our counselors will be facilitating a workshop for parents/guardians geared at building student academic habits. Topics such as time management, study habits, perseverance, and advocacy, will be covered. Come for an evening of learning and collaboration! CLICK HERE to RSVP, which is encouraged but not mandatory to attend.
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!
Chili Cook-Off: We are excited for the upcoming, and always popular, Chili Cook-Off on Wednesday, November 29th from 5:30 – 7:00 PM on our K-8 campus. We invite every family to come sample chili and vote for their favorite! All of our families are a part of making the Chili Cook Off a success. See below for details about how each grade level is participating.
- Kindergarten – 5th Grade: CLICK HERE to sign up to bring Desserts, Drinks, Spoons, and Napkins.
- 6th – 11th Grade: CLICK HERE to sign up to bring Chili or Booth Decorations. Each grade level will decorate one shared booth and have several different chilis to sample.
- Come out, sample some chili, and vote for your favorite! The cost is $5 per person to try as much chili as you’d like. Families of four or more are just $20.00. The winner of the Chili Cook-Off will take the Golden Spoon to display with pride for the next year! All proceeds this year will benefit Joey’s Food Locker.
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!
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: Conference week is November 13th-17th. CLICK HERE to schedule your conference. The online scheduler is available through November 12th so reserve your conference time now. CLICK HERE for instructions on how to use the online scheduler. 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.
Canned Food Drive: Although our K-8 competition is finished, our food drive isn’t! Please continue to send in all food items to benefit Joey’s Food Locker through November 13th. CLICK HERE for more information.
K-8 Spirit Day – Mix and Match Day: Mix and Match day will be Thursday, November 9th. Dress up in wild colors, mismatched shoes, different colored socks or different patterns (for example, stripes with polka dots, colors that clash, etc.) Don’t forget to show your WCS spirit by posting pictures on all social media platforms and using the hashtag #WCSSpiritDay!
Counseling Lesson Resources: During the past week, our counselors have been delivering presentations to students with topics that were selected based on individual grade level needs. Check out the resources for students:
Save the Date:
- November 8th @ 8:30 AM: WAVE Coffee Talk – K-8 Covered Dining
- November 29th @ 5:30 PM: Chili Cook-Off – K-8 Campus
- 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 Westlake gear!
Kudos: Thank you to all the families who volunteered to help with Project Ride Smart. The students had a great time learning about bike safety and our Jibe friends really appreciate the extra hands.