The Great Kindness Challenge
January 22nd – 26th
Development Committee Meeting
Monday, January 22nd @ 5:00 PM
K-8 Spelling Bee
Tuesday, January 23rd @ 5:30 PM
Finance and Charter Impact Committee Meetings
Thursday, January 25th @ 5:00 & 6:00 PM
K-11 Spirit Day – Rainbow Day
Friday, January 26th
Lottery Application Window Closes
Wednesday, January 31st @ 4:00 PM
K-5 Family Dance: Enchanted Evening
Saturday, February 3rd @ 5:30 PM
Westlake Weekly Podcast: CLICK HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast.
2024-25 Academic Calendar: CLICK HERE to reference the 2024-25 Academic Calendar which was approved at the WCS Board Meeting on January 11th. The 2024-25 school year will start on Wednesday, August 7th, 2024 and end on Wednesday, June 4th, 2025. If you have any questions regarding the calendar, please contact [email protected].
2024-25 Lottery – Application Deadline January 31st: Our 2024-25 lottery will close on Wednesday, January 31st at 4:00 PM! 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.
Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) Updates: Our partners at SCPH released new guidance we wanted to share with our families. New guidance says that students who test positive for COVID no longer have to stay home for a minimum of 5 days. Students may return to school if they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.
K-12 Talent Show Sign-Ups – Due THIS Tuesday, January 23rd: CLICK HERE to sign up to audition to be a host, perform a talent, or be part of the stage crew team! Audition sign ups are due THIS Tuesday, January 23, 2024.
- Auditions: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
- Talent Show Performance: Friday, February 16th @ 6:00 PM
GATE Testing: The goal of 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-11th graders will be given the opportunity to take the GATE qualification test. Parent referral forms for students currently enrolled in grades 3rd – 11th will be accepted until January 26, 2024 at 4:00 PM. CLICK HERE for the parent referral form. CLICK HERE for more information about the GATE program at WCS.
Spirit Day – Rainbow Day: Rainbow Day is Friday, January 26th. 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 #WCSSpiritDay when posting on social media!
Spelling Bee: Invitations were sent home with class winners right before winter break! We look forward to families joining in on the fun on Tuesday, January 23rd at 5:30 PM on the Mabry campus! Let’s E-X-P-L-O-R-E!!!
Learning Lab: We want to invite 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to the Learning Lab after school. The Learning Lab is staffed by an instructional aide to assist Middle School students with their classwork and homework. Families can sign up their Middle School student(s) by using School Dismissal Manager. The Learning Lab is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:15 – 3:45 PM.
Course Change Requests and Opting in to Honors Courses: Students can submit course change requests, including opting into honors courses, until this Tuesday, January 23rd. CLICK HERE for the course change request form. Note: this form is accessible by students when they are logged into their Westlake accounts.
K-5 Family Dance: Tickets are still available for our K-5 Family Dance entitled “Enchanted Evening” set for Saturday, February 3rd at 5:30 PM. Come join us for a night of music, dancing and games. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased as follows until the event is sold out:
- Purchase in person at the Maybrook Gate each morning until the event. Payments can be made with cash or card.
- Purchase via Venmo (Username: @wave-foundation). Please include your family name and the number of tickets in the description.
- CLICK HERE for the invitation
- CLICK HERE to volunteer and to donate food and drinks
- CLICK HERE to be directed to our Amazon wishlist
Restaurant Fundraiser: Save the cooking for later and come join us at Panera (2731 Del Paso Rd) on Wednesday, January 31st from 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM.
International Festival: Westlake has a beautifully diverse community of families from cultures all over the world. Save the date for our 19th Annual International Festival on Saturday, April 27th. Planning is already under way! We need volunteers to help with planning, setup, event day fun, clean up, and, the highlight of our International Festival: The Cultural Booths hosted by our very own WCS families. We are in need of booth hosts to make this event a success!
- Cultural Booth Hosts may provide a small sampling of native cuisine, cultural artifacts, a children’s activity/game and/or anything else you would like to demonstrate or display. The booth can be as simple or complex as you would like. We would love to have as many cultures represented as possible. If you are interested in hosting a cultural booth, representing your family’s culture and heritage you can reach out to [email protected].
Volunteer: Want to get involved? Westlake provides many different opportunities to spend time and contribute to your students’ school life. Would you like to volunteer in the classroom assisting your child’s teacher with in class or home projects, or volunteer with our fun parent community to plan and host events? CLICK HERE to see the many opportunities to get involved!
Logging Volunteer Hours: We are at 6% of our total parent volunteer hours logged. Please remember to log your volunteer hours! You can CLICK HERE to log your hours, or you can navigate from www.westlakecharter.com by hovering over the WAVE tab, then clicking on “Volunteer” and scrolling to the bottom of the page to enter your family’s volunteer hours. Once you’re there, bookmark it for future use! If you would like to get involved CLICK HERE to fill out our volunteer interest form.
Save the Date:
- January 31st from 6 AM – 9:00 PM: Restaurant Fundraiser @ Panera (2731 Del Paso Rd.)
- February 3rd @ 5:30 PM: K-5 Family Dance
- February 16th @ 6:00 PM: K-12 Talent Show
- February 28th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM: Restaurant Fundraiser @ Chipotle (2800 Del Paso Rd.)
- March 4th – 10th: Missoula Children’s Theatre
- March 27th @ 5:30 PM: Science Night
- April 27th: 19th Annual International Festival
Spirit Store: CLICK HERE to purchase Westlake gear
Kudos: A special thank you to the families that show up to our monthly meeting, our WAVE board members, and everyone who puts so much time and effort into the success of our events. Remember to log your hours!