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Looking for Parents to fill 7 more Sweet Friday slots:  April 21 & 28, May 5, 19, 26 & June 2 & 9.

Let's thank our amazing teachers and staff by bringing them breakfast treats and coffee on Friday mornings. It's as easy as cake--a scrumptious coffee cake that is! 

 

While the job requires bringing enough food and coffee for our six dozen teachers and staff members, if you grab a friend or two or three, it could be as easy as bringing in a dozen or so baked goods - muffins, donuts, bagels, breads, or anything else you like - homemade or store bought, it's all appreciated!  So pick a Friday (or two if this is your kind of thing) and do it alone, sign up with friends, or get your new class to do it together but let's show the teachers and staff how sweet we think they are!

 

Please click the signup genius link below to sign up.

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094daaae2ca31-sweet

 

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 3/27/17

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Reminder: Sharing Brings Hope Campaign donations due 4/7

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 3/27/17

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If you haven't yet made your donation to the Education & Enrichment fund this school year, give today! A donation of $975/student or more helps keep these amazing benefits for our kids:

 

  • 25 Teaching Assistants
  • An additional 4th/5th Grade teacher to reduce class size
  • The Art Programs with Ms. Amanda & Ms. Karen
  • The Music Programs with Mr. Harrison & Mr. Frantzen
  • The Technology Program with Planet Bravo
  • Physical Education with Coach Stevens
  • The Gardening Program with Ms. Tate
  • Half of the school nursing expenses
  • Supplementary janitorial services
  • And MORE!

 

The Education & Enrichment Fund raises the bulk of funds that maintain these programs and we need your support. Every donation is 100% tax-deductible. 

 

The classroom competition to achieve 100% participation in the fund drive is about to begin...Donate today and give your class a leg up! 

 

Keep on giving,

 

 

Laura Battaglia                           

(lbattaglia6@gmail.com

Adam Chapnick

(adam.chapnick@gmail.com)

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 3/27/17

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SAVE THE DATE: COUNCIL "ROCKS"

MONDAY, MARCH 27 AT 6:30 PM

We warmly invite you to be a part of our next Parent/Student Community Council on Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in our Auditorium.  This evening allows you to gather with fellow parents, students, and Westwood teachers to be a member of our special community in an intimate and meaningful way.

 

Featured Teachers This Month
 

Mrs. Flores

Diana Greenstein

Kelly Oschack

Lesa van Daalen Wetters

Manday Pierce

Stella D'Arceaux

Steph Thyer

 

Council is the practice of speaking and listening from the heart.  Through compassionate, heartfelt expression and empathetic listening, Council offers an effective means of communicating.  It provides a common experience and shared vision for sound decision-making and conflict resolution.  It is also a valuable learning tool that enables children to express themselves thoughtfully and with confidence.

Your child participates in Council on a regular basis at our school.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to experience with your child, what has become common practice at Westwood Charter.  COME BE A PART OF THE CIRCLE!

 

Please RSVP  to dlg0408@lausd.net  by Friday, March 17. 

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 3/20/17

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Calling all SCIENCE ENTHUSIASTS!!!

Volunteer Meeting Tuesday, March 28 at 7 pm

Calling all SCIENCE ENTHUSIASTS! This year's Science Slam takes place on April 29 and we need

YOUR PARTICIPATION to make it a success.

We currently seek parents to develop exhibits and labs for our event.

If you have an idea, we can help you to make it happen.

Come to the second volunteers meeting on Tuesday, March 28, in the library

to BRAINSTORM with fellow science enthusiasts.

The meeting will begin at 7 pm.

 

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.westwoodcharterscienceslam.org/.

Questions? Email wwcscienceslam@gmail.com.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 3/20/17

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SWEET FRIDAYS

Breakfast treats & coffee for our fabulous staff!

 

Sign Up Now!

 

Sweet Fridays is a program where parent volunteers bring in coffee and breakfast treats for our fabulous teachers and staff and we need your help!  

 

All you need to do is sign up for the Friday of your choice (or multiple Fridays if this is your kind of thing!) and bring in coffee, muffins, bagels, fruit - whatever you'd like - to feed the staff.  If feeding six dozen is outside your comfort zone, recruit a few friends or turn it into a project with your child's class and it could be as simple as picking up a couple of coffee cakes at Trader Joe's.  Whether you bake or buy, do it single-handedly or with a group, your efforts will be so appreciated!

 

Please click the signup genius link below to sign up:

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094daaae2ca31-sweet

 

Thank you!  If you have questions or would like suggestions on what to bring, email Heather Wigginton at wigginton.heather@gmail.com

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 2/13/17

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REGISTER YOUR RALPH'S CARD ONLINE AND START EARNING MONEY FOR WWC! Last year, Westwood Charter received more than $13,000 from people registering their Ralphs cards and shopping away.  All you need to do is register once and the school receives a percentage of what you spend - so easy.

 

There has been one change to the program this year - no more bar codes to scan.  Now you simply register your card online and link your account per the instructions below.

 

Follow these instructions to register and start earning money for the school right away!  Please remember that you must re-register every year!
 

1. Log onto www.Ralphs.com

2. Click "Sign In" or "No Account? Register on the top right of the screen.  

3. Log in or create an account

4. Click on the "Community Arrow" and select "Ralphs Community Contribution Program"

5. Link your card to WISE for Westwood Charter:

a. click on enroll or re-enroll

b. Type NPO number: 80592

c. Click on the circle next to W.I.S.E

 d. Click on Enroll to finish

 

Any questions?  Email Laura Redford at lauraredford@gmail.com and she will answer your questions or even walk you through the process!

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 9/26/16

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The Westwood Charter 2016-2017 Fund Drive Is On! 

Start the school year off right with a generous donation to the WWC Fund Drive. Your contribution of $975/student or more pays for benefits and programs that every student enjoys and wouldn't otherwise exist without our drive. Fundraised cover 100% of the following: 

  

  • 25 Teacher's Assistants
  • Technology Class with Planet Bravo
  • The Art Programs with Ms. Amanda & Ms. Karen
  • Physical Education with Coach Stevens
  • The Music Programs with Mr. Harrison & Mr. Frantzen
  •  The Gardening Program with Ms. Tate
  • An Additional 4th/5th Grade Teacher, which reduces class size
  •  Half of the Nursing Expenses
  • Supplementary Janitorial Services

 

Make your contribution today at WestwoodCharter.org

If you have questions or would like to make a donation in person, members of our committee will be on campus this Friday, September 16th. 

 

Thanks in advance for your support!

Laura Battaglia                                             

(lbattaglia6@gmail.com)               

Adam Chapnick

(adam.chapnick@gmail.com)

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Posted by: Kathy Flores
Published: 9/12/16

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Student Press Corps is seeking reporters in grades (3-5) 

to write for Westwood Window.

 

4/5 info meeting this - Tuesday 9/6 at 12:30 in Room 6

 

3rd grade info meeting - Tuesday 9/13 at 12:30 in Room 6

 

Student Press Corps is seeking reporters and photojournalists interested in working for the Westwood Window, Westwood Charter's student written newspaper which covers the campus and classroom news at Westwood Charter! 

All meetings are held monthly in Room 6 during lunch period, beginning at 12:30pm.   A schedule will be distributed to students at the informational meetings.  

Students will learn journalism skills while working together to create a monthly newspaper that is published online and electronically distributed to all Westwood Charter families.  Past issues can be found at westwoodcharter.org with the password "Magazine" (capital M).
 

No prior experience necessary!  
 

Please send your kids if they are interested!  We are looking for all levels and interests.  We always have a lot of fun! 
 

Press Corps is also seeking parent volunteers and guest speakers.  No experience required to volunteer. If you are interested in being a guest speaker or volunteer, please contact us at westwoodwindoweditor@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: Kathy Flores
Published: 9/6/16