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School resumes August 15. See you then!

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 6/21/17




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Lost & Found: Last chance for the year to claim lost items! Unclaimed items will be donated after dismissal on Friday, June 9. Thank you for claiming your items, reducing waste, and keeping our campus tidy. Have a wonderful summer!

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Published: 6/5/17




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Last chance to get to 100%! 

Congrats to Ms. Rumi's, Ms. Thyer's, Ms. Kennedy's and Ms. D'Arceaux's classes for reaching 100% participation! We've had a whopping 10 classes reach 100% this year, and several more are just one away! 

 

If you haven't yet donated, give today! Donations received by tomorrow, June 5th will still count towards earning a pizza party. 

 

Every child benefits from the programs and benefits the fund drive makes possible: ART, MUSIC, P.E., PLANET BRAVO, GARDENING, TEACHER'S ASSISTANTS and SMALLER CLASS SIZES. These initiatives cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and rely entirely on donations. That's why we ask every family to donate $975/student or any meaningful amount. We need every penny and every family to contribute. 

 

So make your 100% tax-deductible donation today and earn that pizza party!

 

Thank you for your support,

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 6/5/17




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Reminder:  Friday, June 9 is the last day of school.  The first day of the 2017-2018 school year is Tuesday, August 15.  Stay tuned for info about back-to-school events, as well as the posting of the 2017-2018 school calendar.

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Published: 6/5/17




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Mrs. Thyer's class and Ms. Cannella class have been working on a Service Learning project with Habitat for Humanity, LA. As part of this project, students are collecting "Nickels for Nails." They are asking for students to bring in spare change to donate (1 nickel = 1 nail) to support building and renovating of homes for families living is substandard homes throughout Los Angeles. The last day  for donations is June 2. Every "NICKEL" counts.  For more information, check out 

www.habitatla.org

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/29/17




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WWC Lending Library has arrived! Skye Richmond, a 5th grader, has worked with Mrs. Thyer to create a lending library, which is located in the hallway outside of our school library. The guidelines are:

  • donate a book, take a book (please only donate 1-2 books at a time)
  • do NOT put library books into the Lending Library
  • donated books must be in GOOD condition
  • put donated books into the appropriate grade level container.

We hope that Westwood families take advantage of this opportunity and enjoy replenishing their libraries at home. COME CHECK IT OUT! :) Happy Reading!

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/29/17




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Lost & Found: Last chance to claim lost items! Unclaimed items will be donated this upcoming Tuesday, May 30.

 

Our final donation will be made after dismissal on June 9. Thank you for claiming your items, reducing waste, and keeping our campus tidy!

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/29/17




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Westwood Charter 4/5 Chorus Performance Monday, May 22 at 7:00 pm at Emerson Middle School
The Westwood Charter 4/5 Chorus is performing this upcoming Monday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Emerson Middle School at 1650 Selby Avenue.  There is street parking and there is also parking behind Emerson off of Holman.  Admission is free.  Hope you can come and hear the musical talent of our 4/5 Chorus.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/22/17




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Volunteer Meeting: Wednesday, May 24 at 8:15 am in the cafeteria

We are looking for parents who are interested in volunteering on a committee next school year.   

 

Volunteers are an essential part of Westwood's comprehensive educational and enrichment programs. Together, the staff and parents of Westwood Charter School work hard to inspire our children with a love of learning and to provide them with the environment and tools to learn successfully. Without volunteers to lead activities and fundraise, many essential programs would not exist. Volunteering is a wonderful way to participate in your child's education and show him or her that you think school is important. For more information about each position please click here:  https://westwoodcharteres-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/volunteers

 

If you are interested please fill out the following google form and we will be in touch with you.  https://goo.gl/forms/jomxFjVCRpxUVokx1

 

Thank you for expressing interest in volunteering at our wonderful school. Our school would not be same without our active parents who take time time each to year to make our school amazing

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/22/17




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YOUR JOGATHON DOLLARS AT WORK!

Have you noticed something new under the trees in the lunch area?  Last week, thanks to your Jogathon donations, the school received 26 new benches to provide additional shaded seating for our kids at lunch and snack time.  We also hope that by enclosing the trees with benches, less dirt will be tracked around, resulting in a cleaner lunch area for everyone.  And . . . we hope you all enjoy the additional seating at drop off and pick up as well!  Thank you for supporting the Jogathon!

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/22/17




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WISE Meeting Time Change Monday, May 22 at 8:15 am in the cafeteria
Please join us for our last meeting of the year in the cafeteria after drop off.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/15/17




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Glitter Jar Council Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Don't Miss our on our special End of the Year Council!!!! We warmly invite you to be a part of our next Parent/Student Community Council on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm 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
 

Annalee Kennedy

Carrie Fisher

Cheryl Smith 

Chung Wu

Diana Greenstein

Sharon Isaac

Stephanie Wallace -Wolf
 

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 express themselves thoughtfully and with confidence. 
 

You child participate 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 Diana Greenstein at dig0408@lausd.net

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/15/17




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Gardening Needs WWC Parents to Help Over the Summer 
I am looking for parents to sign up for at least one day this summer to help keep the WWC Garden growing. Watering the garden should be quick and easy. Please sign up if you're interested in lending a hand!

 

The garden will need to be watered while STAR is on campus between 8am and 5pm. I will email you directly the particular details of watering the garden with our 25 gallon Water Boy mobile tank, once you've chosen a date.

 

Thank you so much for your help, and willingness to support the garden while students are away. With your help, the hope is that the students will have a luscious garden to return to come Fall. 

 

Please sign up via the link to the signup genius here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4fa4a92fa6f85-summer

 

Appreciatively,   

Tate (WWC Garden Teacher)

tate.perrine@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/15/17




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SBM Meeting Thursday, May 11 at 6:00 pm in the Library 
Agenda will be posted on our website. 

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/8/17




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The Little Mermaid

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE through Brown Paper Tickets. They are $12 and all general admission. 
Children under 4 years old are free if they sit on the floor in front of the stage! 

http://upstagelittemermaid.brownpapertickets.com

 

Wednesday Cast Shows are Friday, May 12th at 7 pm & Saturday, May 13th at 4 pm

Friday Cast Shows are Thursday, May 11th at 7 pm and Saturday, May 13th at 1 pm.

Contact Julie Bank julie@upstageschools.com for further info!

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/8/17




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Pick Pico: Westwood Charter Students Needed...
Westwood Charter's Student Council is getting involved in Pick Pico 2017. Our hope is to get as many students as possible to come be part of the Pick Pico Push Broom Patrol. We would like to support this event and our community. 

Pick Pico is a community event that supports local businesses. It's a fun, free day for all families and community members. For more information go to: pickpico.org

PUSH BROOM PATROL: WWC students and parents come clean the streets before the event. Each student participant will receive a FREE t-shirt and refreshments. 
9:30 registration
10:00-11:00 clean up
Then stay and enjoy the street fair! :)

Please sign up so we know how many people to expect. THE MORE THE MERRIER!! :)  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0949ADA823A20-wwcpick

For questions, please contact Stephanie Thyer: smt2799@lausd.net
 

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/8/17




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Principal's Coffee; Wednesday, May 3 at 8:15 am 
It is the Last One of the Year!

Topic:  Internet Safety Tips
Join Kathy on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 8:15am in our library for our final coffee of the 2016-17 school year where we will discuss technology use, internet safety tips, ways parents can to monitor  screen time.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/1/17




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Parent Work Party Friday, May 5 at 8:15 am 
The next Parent Work Party is scheduled for this Friday, May 5. Please join us in the cafeteria after morning drop off. We will have bagels and coffee for our volunteers to enjoy while we complete projects for the wonderful teachers of WWC. 

 

Kindly contact Sharon Rosas at  sharonbeth0819@me.com to RSVP or with any questions.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 5/1/17




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Join the fun and support your classmates!! Bring friends of all ages!

TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE through Brown Paper Tickets. They are $12 and all general admission. 
Children under 4 years old are free if they sit on the floor in front of the stage! 

http://upstagelittemermaid.brownpapertickets.com

 

Wednesday Cast Shows are Friday, May 12th at 7 pm & Saturday, May 13th at 4 pm

Friday Cast Shows are Thursday, May 11th at 7 pm and Saturday, May 13th at 1 pm.

Contact Julie Bank julie@upstageschools.com for further info!

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Published: 5/1/17




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Save the Date! May 5th, 2017

Westwood Charter's Class of 2017 Present: FamFest 2017

 

Order forms went home last week. 

Menu options & food prices will be included

 

 Tickets will be on sale before and after school 

April 24 - April 28 and May 1 - May 3

 

Get the pre-sale price of $6 for entry ($8 at the door)

All food tickets are $1

 

Please remember that this is a school event -  

NO alcoholic beverages will be allowed on campus.

 

Questions?

Contact Vanessa Kerner vekerner@icloud.com

or Laura Baril 1laurabaril@gmail.com

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Published: 4/24/17




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Westwood Charter Students Needed...

Westwood Charter's Student Council is getting involved in Pick Pico 2017. Our hope is to get as many students as possible to come be part of the Pick Pico Push Broom Patrol. We would like to support this event and our community. 

 

Pick Pico is a community event that supports local businesses. It's a fun, free day for all families and community members. For more information go to: 

pickpico.org

 

PUSH BROOM PATROL: WWC students and parents come clean the streets before the event. Each student participant will receive a FREE t-shirt and refreshments. 

9:30 registration

10:00-11:00 clean up

Then stay and enjoy the street fair! :)

 

Please sign up so we know how many people to expect. THE MORE THE MERRIER!! :) 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0949ADA823A20-wwcpick

 

For questions, please contact Stephanie Thyer: smt2799@lausd.net

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 4/24/17




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Earn 5x Points From These New Stores 

Now through April 30

2XU, Allen Edmonds, AVEDA, Bose, California Pizza Kitchen, COLE HAAN, kids atelier, M*A*C Cosmetics, Macy's, OAK + FORT, Origins, Saje Natural Wellness, Skechers, Steve Madden, Sugarfina, Swarovski, Ted Baker London, Travis Mathew


 

Earn Triple Points From These Stores 

March 15 - April 30

Bloomingdale's, Microsoft, Fresh, Obica, Toscanova

Earn Double Points for all other receipts
 

Get Free Parking

Spend $100 or more on same day purchases and receive all day self-park validation or spend $750 or more on same day purchases and receive all day valet validation at Guest Services. 
 

Shop And Submit Receipts To Support Your School

Bring your receipts to Guest Services

Submit your receipt within 14 days of purchase to earn points for your school. Guest Services is located on level 1, near Toscanova. Automotive purchases, parking and valet fees, tax and gratuity are not eligible for points. 

 

Each participating school earns $250 to $3,000. Learn more at the Earning 4 Learning website.

 

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 4/24/17




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WISE Meeting 

Wednesday, April 19 at 8:15 am in Library

All parents are encouraged to attend!

 

Agenda

Welcome/Introductions

-WISE Committee Updates

-Fundraising

-Community Outreach

-Parent Orientation 

-Programs/Services

-Room Rep Coordinator

-Secretary

-Treasurers

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 4/17/17




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SBM Meeting 

Thursday, April 20 at 6:00 pm

All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Agenda will be posted on the website and in the main lobby.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 4/17/17




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GRADE COLOR DAY Friday, April 21 

Each grade are encouraged to dress in their grade color: 

Kinders - Red

Family 1 &2 - Green

Family 3 - Neon

Family 4 & 5 - Blue

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 4/17/17




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Please Join Us for Principal's Coffee, Wednesday, April 5 at 8:15 am in the Library

Topic: Bullying

Join Kathy in the library for a discussion around bullying. What is bullying and how does it differ from mean or inappropriate behavior?  What is it?  What is it not? Learn how we define bullying and how we respond to bullying or inappropriate behavior.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 4/3/17




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OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY, APRIL 6

K-2 (6-7PM) & 3-5 (6:30-7:30 PM)

Open House hours are staggered to reduce congestion and allow families with multiple children sufficient time to visit classrooms.  K-2 6 - 7pm, 3-5 6:30 - 7:30pm.  ArtShare Gallery will be in the auditorium.  Please note that our playground will be closed during Open House. Children should accompany their families and participate in the celebration of the student work displayed.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 4/3/17




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Lost & Found: Due to our upcoming Spring Break, items will be donated on Friday, April 7. Thank you for claiming your lost items before then.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 4/3/17




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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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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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WISE MEETING Monday, March 20 at 7:00 PM in Library

All parents are encouraged to attend!

Agenda

Welcome/Introductions

 

-WISE Committee Updates

-Fundraising

-Community Outreach

-Parent Orientation 

-Programs/Services

-Room Rep Coordinator

-Secretary

-Treasurers

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




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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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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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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE WEEK BEGINS THIS FRIDAY. PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES WILL BE SCHEDULED BY YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER.

 

SCHEDULE: 

CLASSES WILL DISMISS AT 12:45 PM ON FRIDAY, MARCH 17, MONDAY, MARCH 20, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 AND FRIDAY, MARCH 24.   CLASSES WILL DISMISS AT THE REGULAR SCHEDULE TIME ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY. 

 

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 3/14/17




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Wear Green—It's Spirit Day Friday, March 17

GREEN DAY-—EVERYONE come to school wearing green in honor of being green, protecting the planet and in honor of St Patrick's Day. 

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Published: 3/14/17




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SCIENCE SLAM DEMOS Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 

Words With Friends getting you down? Tired of refreshing your inbox only to see the same old messages? Instead, while you're waiting for dismissal, how about visiting the cafeteria tables to see some cool science and learn how you can get involved in this year's Science Slam*? Demonstrations will be offered this upcoming 

 

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday beginning 10 minutes BEFORE dismissal. For more information, check out

 http://www.westwoodcharterscienceslam.org/volunteer-info or contact wwcscienceslam@gmail.com.

 

*Remember that your kid(s) will receive PRIORITY status for lab signups when you volunteer to help.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 3/14/17




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Emergency Drill will be conducted on Thursday from 10:40 - 11:30am.

Each month our school practices a different type of emergency drill.  This month will we practice a lock down drill.  During this type of drill we will not be able to allow students or visitors to enter or exit our campus until the drill is completed. 

 

During a lockdown, students are moved (or remain) inside for their safety because there is some sort of threat to the well-being of the students. Lockdowns are implemented for a variety of reasons, including an intruder on campus, police action in the area, disruptive community incident, or even a dangerous animal on campus. In a lockdown, school buildings are used to help protect the students from outside harm.  School administrators and district officials work closely with law enforcement and other outside agencies to maximize student safety.

 

For additional information about this type of drill or other types of emergency preparedness, please visit the 

LAUSD Webpage School Emergency Information for Parents  

http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/4878  and http://achieve.lausd.net/Page/6692  for information on how to download the LAUSD Community Emergency Plan app is available in English and Spanish for parents/guardians, students, and members of the public seeking LAUSD emergency preparedness information. This app contains information about how LAUSD schools prepare for and respond to a variety of emergencies and crises, including how parents and guardians are notified, how families will be reunited by the school in an emergency, and offers resources families can access.

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Published: 3/7/17




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SBM MEETING Thursday, March 9 at 6:00 pm in Library 

This month's SBM's meeting will focus on the BUDGET.  All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. Agenda will be posted on the website and in the main lobby.

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Published: 3/7/17




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Lost & Found: Last chance to claim lost items! Unclaimed items will be donated this upcoming Tuesday, March 7.

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Published: 3/7/17




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Parent Work Party Friday, March 3 after drop off.

The next Parent Work Party is Friday, March 3rd after morning drop off.  We will meet in the cafeteria and work on projects for our wonderful Westwood Charter teachers.  We will have bagels and coffee for our volunteers.  

 

Kindly RSVP to Sharon Rosas at sharonbeth0819@me.com so we can plan accordinglyl

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Published: 2/27/17




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WISE MEETING Monday, February 27 at 7:00 pm in Library 

This month's WISE's meeting will take place at 7:00 pm in the library.  All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

The Agenda for the Meeting: 

Welcome/Approve Minutes

WISE Committee Updates

President 

Fundraising 

Community Outreach 

Parent Orientation 

Programs/Services

Room Rep Coordinator

Secretary

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 2/27/17




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WWC Charter Survey

Charter Survey: Please participate in a parent survey to provide Westwood feedback as we gear up to renew our charter next year.  We value your perspective and appreciate your thoughtful feedback.  The survey will be available through March 5, 2017.  https://goo.gl/forms/3Vkmxv9xcgexB9dy1

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Published: 2/27/17




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Upstage Westwood Production of 101 Dalmatians February 25 & 26

Please support our Kinder-2nd grade cast as they perform Disney's classic animated tale of kidnapping villains and courageous puppies adapted in this "fur-tastic" musical adventure.

 

Shows: 

Saturday,February 25th 1 pm (Tuesday Cast) & 4 pm (Thursday Cast)

Sunday, February 26th 1 pm (Tuesday Cast) & 4 pm (Thursday Cast)

 

Tickets available online (and at the door if available): 

The tickets  prices are $12 for General Admission and FREE FLOOR seating children 4 and under

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2774774

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 2/20/17




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Kindergarten Conversation Wednesday, February 22 at 9am 

Kindergarten Conversation will take place on Wednesday, February 22, from 9 - 10am in the auditorium.  School staff will meet with parents to share information for kindergarten student's enrolling for the 2017-18 school year.  A school tour will follow the conversation.  

 

Please sign up for the tour at http://www.westwoodcharter.org/schooltours. Information about kindergarten enrollment can be found on our website at http://www.westwoodcharter.org/kindergarten.  

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Published: 2/20/17




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SCIENCE SLAM MEETING Tuesday, February 21 at 7pm

The season of Science Slam is about to begin! Join us on Tuesday, February 21, in the library to learn more about the event and to meet the members of this year's steering committee.  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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Published: 2/20/17




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Jump Rope for Heart

Westwood Charter School is proud to partner with the American Heart Association to participate in Jump Rope For Heart! Heart disease is the #1 killer in America, and affects people of all ages. Our support can make a big difference in educating people about heart health, and raising funds for lifesaving research! 

 

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART WILL KICK-OFF on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10th! 

Our JUMP ROPE FOR HEART EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE FRIDAY, FEBURARY 24th! 

To sign up: 

  • www.heart.org/jump
  •  Search Los Angeles and CA, Select the letter W 
  •  Join our Team and Register 
  •  Send Emails to Family and Friends and Post to Social Media 
  •  Students Registered online will get their name on our school Safari Park Poster! 

 

Students raising ONLINE DONATIONS will earn this year's Zoo Crew Characters RIGHT AWAY from the American Heart Association! 

Each Zoo Crew Character has a heart health message to share! To check out the character and for more information please read: JUMP ROPE FOR HEART 2017

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Published: 2/13/17




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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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Save the Date SCIENCE SLAM MEETING Tuesday, February 21 7-8 pm 

Get ready.....it's coming. Mark Tuesday, February 21, 7-8 PM for

our first parent volunteer meeting. We will meet in the library.

 

 

If you have any questions please email:  Leslie Wang

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The LAUSD 2016-17 School Experience Survey due February 10, 2017

If you prefer, you may take the parent survey online at  http://achieve.lausd.net/schoolexperiencesurvey  and enter the survey code number printed on the letter included with your survey.

 

We value your feedback and hope you take a few minutes to complete the survey.   If you have questions you may contact our main office at 310-474-7788 or contact the School Report Card team at 213-241-5600 or reportcard@lausd.net

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Lost & Found Pick Up 

Last Chance to Pick Up Items

Unclaimed items will be donated this upcoming Tuesday, February 7

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The LAUSD 2016-17 School Experience Survey due February 10, 2017
 

The survey is one way to provide LAUSD feedback about your experience at Westwood Charter. Last year we had only 33% of our families complete the survey and I'm sure we can improve our participation rate this year!  
 

If you prefer, you may take the parent survey online at  http://achieve.lausd.net/schoolexperiencesurvey  and enter the survey code number printed on the letter included with your survey.

 

We value your feedback and hope you take a few minutes to complete the survey.   If you have questions you may contact our main office at 310-474-7788 or contact the School Report Card team at 213-241-5600 or reportcard@lausd.net.

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Parent Work Party Friday, February 3 after drop off

 

The next Parent Work Party is Friday, February 3rd after morning drop off.  We will meet in the cafeteria and work on projects for our wonderful Westwood Charter teachers.  We will have bagels and coffee for our volunteers. 

 

Kindly RSVP to Sharon Rosas  so we can plan accordingly.

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Parent & Student Community Council! (PSCC)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

 

Dear Westwood Families,

 

February brings Westwood Charter together with love!  We warmly invite you to be a part of our next Parent/Student Community Council on Thursday, January 26, 2017 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:

Amanda Tanaka

Amy Beer

Annalee Kennedy

Christina Close

Diana Greenstein

Mandy Pierce

Rosie Mora

 

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 Diana Greenstein directly at dlg0408@lausd.net 

 

Love,

Your Westwood Charter Teachers

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Jonathan 2017, Saturday, February 4 at Emerson Middle School 

 

The 4th Annual Westwood Charter Jogathon is less than two weeks away! The Jogathon will take place on Saturday, February 4th at Emerson Community Charter School from 8 AM to 11 AM. Jogathon T-shirts will be given out at the Jogathon so please arrive early!

 

Kindergarters must arrive by 8 AM in order to find their classes, get their t-shirt and do a warm up. The Jogathon schedule is as follows:

 

Kinders - 8:30 - 8:50 AM (Must arrive by 8 AM)

1st, 1/2, 2nd graders - 9:15 to 9:45 AM (Must arrive by 8:45 AM)

3rd , 4/5th graders - 10 to 10:45 AM (Must arrive by 9:30 AM)

 

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for helping provide t-shirts for the Jogathon including Tae Ryong Taekwondo, Prime Time Sports, the Westside Pavilion, MomsLA.com, Lauren Ravitz, Chad Lund, Marci Baron, Heyler Realty and Dana Cataldi. We would also like to thank Emerson Community Charter for allowing us to use their track for the race. Special thanks to Prime Time Sports for providing a DJ and Fiji Water for providing water for the Jogathon.

 

Please give your kids a good breakfast that day and be on time. We encourage you to make signs and cheer the kids on while they jog. There's no need to bring water bottles for Jogathon as Fiji Water has donated water for the race. 
 

If you haven't already, please have your child get sponsors by asking family, friends, and neighbors for their support. Supporters can use the pledge form that went home in your child's homework folder (there are extra forms in the office) or make a donation on the Jogathon Fundraising website https://www.crowdrise.com/westwood-charter-jogathon-2017/fundraiser/westwoodcharter
 

Past Jogathons raised enough money to enhance our playground and PE program, beautify the campus and purchase umbrellas and shade for the lunch area. 

 

This year, the Westwood Charter Jogathon donations will help fund benches and/or additional outdoor improvements to provide shaded seating and keep the children's lunch area clean. Any extra money raised will go to helping fund the P.E. program. 

 

Yvonne Condes

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WISE Meeting: Wednesday, January 18 after drop off in the Library

Are you looking to get more involved at Westwood Charter next year?  Please join us Wednesday morning to learn about the Board and Committee Chair positions that will be opening up for the 2017/2018 school year, as well as other volunteer opportunities.  We hope to see you there!


If you have any questions please email Shilpa Mysoor at shilpamysoor@gmail.com.

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Classroom Clean Up Day: Saturday, January 21 at 9 am - 2 pm

Coming this Saturday.... Classroom Cleanup Day 9 AM - 2 PM.   Classroom Cleanup Day is our one chance to do a deep cleaning and organization of the classrooms and common areas at the school.  

 

Questions - please contact Connie Bateson (connie.petersen@gmail.com) or Keri Nishi (kerishiotani@yahoo.com)

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Published: 1/17/17




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GIRLS ON THE RUN is coming to WWC 

Girls on the Run is a transformational learning program for 3rd to 5th grade girls. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Girls build confidence through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and fun running games. Girls do not have to be runners to enroll, learn and have fun! The program culminates with a celebratory 5K event on Sunday, May 21st. Every girl enrolled in the program receives: 

  •  GOTR Water Bottle 
  •  GOTR T-Shirt 
  •  5K Event Finisher's Medal 
  •  Registration to the 5K 
  •  An End-of-the-season Team Celebration 
  •  A Lifetime of Healthy Habits

12 Week Program - Starts February 28

Meets Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:00 -3:30pm

Fee Only: $225

Register at: wwwgotrla.org

Before Feb 17

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SBM Meeting, Thursday, January 12

This month's SBM meeting will take place on Thursday, January 12 at 6:00pm in the library.  All parents are invited and encouraged to attend. The agenda for the meeting will be posted Monday prior to the meeting on the school website,  www.westwoodcharter.org.

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Auction Rep Meeting, Friday, January 13 after drop off

Attention Auction Reps:  Please note that our meeting is Friday, January 13th right after drop off in the cafeteria. We have to be out by 9 so will be quick meeting.  We will be going over online auction, host a parties, armchair auction and the auction party.  Please let me know if you can't attend this meeting so I can get you all the information.  

 

Thank you!

Amanda Levy & Auction Team 

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Published: 1/9/17




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SAVE THE DATE, Classroom Clean Up Day, Saturday, January 21 at 9 am - 2 pm

Classroom Cleanup Day is our one chance to do a deep cleaning and organization of the classrooms and common areas at the school.  

 

It is strongly encouraged for all families to participate.   Your class room rep will be distributing information, including sign-up genius.  

 

If you want to get a jump-start on getting any supplies the following are some of the products that are LAUSD approved and very useful that day:

  • Lysol Brand Wipes
  • All products made by Simply Green
  • Fantastic
  • Shaving Cream-to remove glue or anything sticky on tables 
  • Formula 409
  • Paper Towels
  • Garbage bags 

Questions - please contact Connie Bateson (connie.petersen@gmail.com) or Keri Nishi (kerishiotani@yahoo.com)

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Tuesday, December 13, is the Press Corps Meeting for 3rd Grade at 12:30 p.m., Room 6. Don't forget to bring your lunch!

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Toy Drive

Westwood is having a toy drive please support this great project to help those kids in need. 

 

If you are interested please bring a new unwrapped toy to school. We will have a bin outside the kinder yard. We will be collecting toys until Dec 16. The toys will be donated to our local fire station.

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Pick Up SCRIP/GIFT CARDS Monday & Tuesday December 12 & 13

 

The scrip cards are in and ready for pick up. Megan Sipe will be in front of the school Monday & Tuesday before and after school so you can pick up for your scipe.  If you have any questions please email Megan Sipe at megsipe@gmail.com.

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Principal's Coffee Wednesday, December 7 at 8:15 am in the Library

Angelike Dexter, a WWC parent and a mindfulness teacher, will be leading a brief meditation and leading parents through some strategies they can use when difficult emotions come up. When parents are able to access these tools, they are often more available for their children and the other people in their lives.

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SBM Meeting Thursday, December 8 at 6:00 pm in the Library

Meeting will be held in the library.  Agenda is on our website and posted in the main hallway. 

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LOST & FOUND PICK UP

Last chance to claim lost items on MONDAY! Unclaimed items will be donated on Tuesday, December 6.
 

If you have any questions please contact Leslie Wang at les_tao@yahoo.com.

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Parent Work Party Friday, December 2

The next Parent Work Party is Friday, December 2nd after morning drop off.  We will meet in the cafeteria and work on projects for our wonderful Westwood Charter teachers.  We will have bagels and coffee for our volunteers.  Kindly RSVP to Sharon Rosas at sharonbeth0819@me.com so we can plan accordingly. 

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Parent & Student Community Council! (PSCC)

"FAMILY TRADITIONS!"

Tuesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm

 

We warmly invite you to be a part of our first Parent & Student Community Council of this school year on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 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:

Patty Kranker

Carrie Fisher

Sue Childs

Diana Greenstein

Mandy Pierce

Lisa Whelan

Krysten Hall

Stephanie 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 Diana Greenstein directly at dlg0408@lausd.net .

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WISE Meeting 
Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 pm

This month's WISE's meeting will take placein the library.  All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

The Agenda for the Meeting: 

Welcome/Approve Minutes

WISE Committee Updates

President 

Fundraising 

Community Outreach 

Parent Orientation 

Programs/Services

Room Rep Coordinator

Secretary

Treasurers

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Published: 11/14/16




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PAJAMA DAY (No Slippers) Friday, November 18      
Friday, November 18 is PJ day so cozy on up and come to school in your favorite pajamas. Please no slippers. 

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SSC/ELAC Meeting Wednesday, November 9 at 7:45 am in the Library

 

The English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) and the School Site Council (SSC) will be meeting on Wednesday, November 9th starting at 7:45am in the school library.  Topics will include: monitoring the SPSA, discussing LAUSD's Parent and Family Engagement Policy and the Importance of Regular School Attendance.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:  Allana Friedman, Curriculum Coordinator (310) 474-7788.

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Published: 11/7/16




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SBM Meeting Thursday, November 10 at 6:00 pm
Meeting will be held in the library. Agenda is on our website and posted in the main hallway. 

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Annual Food Drive
Please bring your items to your class starting November 9-16 


Family K 

Canned vegetables (corn, green beans, peas, cranberry sauce, tomatoes, carrots, etc.)
 

Family 1 

Canned or boxed soups (including chicken broth and any other kind of soup-especially those like Progresso, Chunky soup or chili types with protein and veggies in them)
 

Family 1/2 and 2

Starch (rice, mashed potatoes,bisquick, stuffing, pasta, black beans, pinto beans, etc.)
 

Family 3 

Dessert (cookies, cake mix, muffin mix, jello,etc.)
 

Family 4/5

Protein (peanut butter & jelly, canned tuna,canned chicken, canned salmon, trail mix, nuts, etc.)

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Middle School Night:  
Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm 

Please join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00pm for Middle School Information Night. Current and former Westwood parents will talk about their experiences at  

Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA)

Emerson Community Charter

New West Charter School

City Charter School

Paul Revere Middle School

Palms Middle School 

LACES 

Come get the perspective of parents who've been through the process. The evening will begin with a panel discussion and end with a break out session during which panelists will take questions about their child's middle school. 

 

Middle School Information Night is for parents only. No kids, please. The panel discussion will start promptly at 7:00pm in the auditorium.

 

If you have any questions, contact Jae Wu at jae@heyler.com, Middle School Information Night Chair.

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PARENT WORK PARTY Friday, November 4 at 8:15 am
The next Parent Work Party is Friday, November 4thafter morning drop off.  We will meet in the cafeteria and work on projects for our wonderful Westwood Charter teachers.  We will have bagels and coffee for our volunteers.  

Kindly RSVP to Sharon Rosas at sharonbeth0819@me.com so we can plan accordingly.  

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Red Ribbon Week October 24-28
Westwood Charter will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week by focusing on healthy bodies and strong minds.  Each day we are asking the children to be supportive by the wearing the following items...

 

Monday 10/24      

WEAR RED ---Celebrate the beginning of Red Ribbon Week 

 

Tuesday, 10/25

WEAR JEANS---"I'm a" Jean"-ius: I'd Drug Free 

 

Wednesday, 10/26

WEAR SWEATS--- "Making Good Choices Is No Sweat"

 

Thursday, 10/27

WEAR MISMATCHED OR CRAZY SOCKS

"Sock it to Drugs"

 

Friday, 10/28

WEAR YOUR HOOT SHIRT OR WWC SHIRT

"Health is a HOOT" 

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Middle School Night: Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm 

Please join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00pm for Middle School Information Night. Current and former Westwood parents will talk about their experiences at  

Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA)

Emerson Community Charter

New West Charter School

City Charter School

Paul Revere Middle School

Palms Middle School 

LACES 

Come get the perspective of parents who've been through the process. The evening will begin with a panel discussion and end with a break out session during which panelists will take questions about their child's middle school. 

 

Middle School Information Night is for parents only. No kids, please. The panel discussion will start promptly at 7:00pm in the auditorium.

 

If you have any questions, contact Jae Wu at jae@heyler.com, Middle School Information Night Chair.

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UCLA The Divison of Physical Sciences Invites You To:

Sunday, November 6, 2016

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm 

Night-time activities until 8:00 pm 

UCLA Court of Sciences

 

Please join us for this family-friendly day of science exploration at UCLA organized by Astronomy Live! Visit Astronomy Live! for a full schedule of events and directions.
Admission is free. All ages are welcome.
Parking is available for $12 in Lot 2and Lot 8.


Activities include:


Hands-on Workshops
Scientific Talks
UCLA Planetarium Shows
Comet-making and Bottle Rockets
UCLA Meteorite Gallery
Weather Tours
Physics & Chemistry De

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DRILL Thursday, October 20 at 10:35 am...

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priorities. To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, the Superintendent of Schools has asked all students and staff to participate in a District-wide emergency preparedness drill on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:35 am. Please be advised that students will be dismissed at the regular time on this day.

 

The goals of the training drill are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. As part of the drill, the students and staff will participate in the activation of our school's Safe Schools Plan. 

 

No one will be admitted to or picked up from the campus from 10:30 - 11:45.When the drill is complete at 11:45, the front door will be reopened.

 

Prior to the drill, please discuss with your child your family's home preparedness plan. Several resources are available to help you prepare. The American Red Cross has outstanding materials.  You can obtain Red Cross materials in English or in Spanish from their web site: http://www.redcross.org or by calling the Los Angeles Chapter at (213) 739-5200. Your telephone directory also has valuable information on first aid, CPR and home preparedness.

 

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call our school office at (310) 474-7788.

 

Sincerely,

 

Kathy Flores

Principal

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WISE Meeting Wednesday, October 19 at 8:15 am
This month's WISE's meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:15 am in the library.  All parents are invited and encouraged to attend.

 

The Agenda for the Meeting: 

Welcome/Approve Minutes

WISE Committee Updates

President 

Fundraising 

Community Outreach 

Parent Orientation 

Programs/Services

Room Rep Coordinator

Secretary

Treasurers

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ELAC & SSC Meeting Wednesday, October 19 at 7:45 am in library
The English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) and the School Site Council (SSC) will be meeting on Wednesday, October 19th starting at 7:45am in the school library.  Topics will include: training on the SPSA, Family Engagement Policy and School Parent Compact.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:  Allana Friedman, Curriculum Coordinator (310) 474-7788.  

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Published: 10/17/16




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Press Corp Meeting Tuesday, October 11 in Room 6 at 12:30 pm. Don't forget your lunch! 

Extra, Extra!  October 2016 Westwood Window Issue Available Now....

 

The October 2016 issue of the Westwood Window is hot off the virtual presses!  Click  here to view. 

 

Student Press Corps has been working hard to bring you the latest from Westwood Charter.  Articles are all student written! Read about:

  • What happened at The Book Fair
     
  • Author interviews at The Bedtime Story Jam
     
  • HOOT information, Halloween word search, pumpkin pie recipe
     

And so much more!

 

Calling all 3rd graders: The next Press Corps meeting is this Tuesday, October 11, in Room 6, at 12:30 p.m. Don't forget your lunch!

 

Parents: please share this issue with your children.  The Westwood Window's success relies on YOU. It is only available online-it is not printed and distributed.

 

If you have a child in grades 3rd-5th who would like to write for the Westwood Window, please encourage them to contact us at westwoodwindoweditor@gmail.com. (Submission information is also on the last page of the newspaper and online.) 

 

Editor's Note: Thank you to Student Press Corps and volunteers for your hard work!

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SBM Meeting Thursday, October 13 at 6:00 pm
Meeting will be held in the library.  Agenda is on our website and posted in the main hallway. 

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Multicultural Rep Meeting Friday, October 14 at 8:15 am in Cafeteria 
Calling all Multicultural Reps.  The committee's first meeting will be next Friday, October 14 at 8:15 am in the cafeteria. 

Multicultural Week will take place the last week of school before the winter break: December 12th-16th 

For more information please contact  Beth Glenn-Mallouk or Angelike Dexter

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Published: 10/10/16




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WILD WILD WESTWOOD
Sunday, October 30 10am to 4pm

Hold on to your (cowboy) hats...this year's Halloween HOOT will blow you away when Westwood Charter is transformed into Wild Wild Westwood on Sunday, October 30 from 10am to 4pm.

 

Check your inbox on Wednesday, October 5 for ticket and wristband purchase information sent through Constant Contact.  This year you can purchase tickets and wristbands online!  So get ready!  It's going to be a wild ride!

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Parent Work Party Friday, October 7 at 8:15 am
The next Parent Work Party is Friday, October 7th after morning drop off. We will meet in the cafeteria and work on projects for our wonderful Westwood Charter teachers.  We will have bagels and coffee for our volunteers.  Kindly RSVP to Sharon Rosas at  sharonbeth0819@me.com so we can plan accordingly.  

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Principal Coffee Wednesday, October 5 at 8:15 am in Library
Come learn about the Choices application process, including magnet schools and eligibility for gifted and highly gifted magnets. The 2017-18 application window is open from October 4 - November 10, 2016. 

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SAVE THE DATE: Middle School Night: Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm 

Please join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:00pm for Middle School Information Night. Current and former Westwood parents will talk about their experiences at  

Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA)

Emerson Community Charter

New West Charter School

City Charter School

Paul Revere Middle School

Palms Middle School 

LACES 

Come get the perspective of parents who've been through the process. The evening will begin with a panel discussion and end with a break out session during which panelists will take questions about their child's middle school. 

 

Middle School Information Night is for parents only. No kids, please. The panel discussion will start promptly at 7:00 pm in the auditorium.

 

If you have any questions, contact Jae Wu at jae@heyler.com, Middle School Information Night Chair.

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Published: 9/26/16




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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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First Parent & Student Community Council! (PSCC)

"New Beginnings, New Goals!" Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 

Dear Westwood Families,

We warmly invite you to be a part of our first Parent & Student Community Council of this school year on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 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:

Steph Higa

Matt Gaydos

Diana Greenstein

Mandy Pierce

Annalee Kennedy

Rachel Cannella

Bernadette Duffy

 

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 Diana Greenstein directly at dlg0408@lausd.net by Friday, September 23, 2016.

 

Love,

Your Westwood Charter Teachers

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




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GIRLS ON THE  RUN IS COMING TO WESTWOOD CHARTER

TUESDAY & THURSDAY 2:00 TO 3:30 PM 

10-WEEK PROGRAM FEE ONLY $225
 

REGISTER TODAY AT www.gotrla.org

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 9/19/16




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MANDATORY HOOT REP MEETING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 AT 8:15AM

Calling all HOOT Reps!  Planning for this year's HOOT already is underway, and it's time to get you all involved in the fun.  

 

There is a mandatory meeting for all HOOT Reps on Wednesday, September 21, after drop-off at 8:15 am in the library.  All Hoot Reps must attend. If you are a Hoot Rep and cannot attend, you must find another parent to represent your class at the meeting. 

 

The HOOT Rep meeting is mandatory for HOOT Reps, but all parents are invited. Any parent who is interested in becoming more involved with the HOOT, including the famous WWC haunted castle, also is encouraged and welcome to attend!  This year's HOOT is on October 30, from 10am-4pm and promises to be amazing.

 

If you have any questions, please email hoot@westwoodcharter.org.

 

Your HOOT Chairs,

Amy Altman, Cathy Gopaulsingh, Vanessa Kerner, Brandi Popovich, Judy Posner and Lisa Woods

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 9/19/16




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Lost & Found: Last chance to claim lost items on MONDAY! Unclaimed items will be donated on Tuesday, September 20.
If you have any questions please contact Leslie Wang at les_tao@yahoo.com.

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Posted by: Michelle Alderson
Published: 9/19/16




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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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READY, SET... CHILL!!!

Chill Zone Orientation Day Wednesday, September 14th 

in the Cafeteria from 8:10am-9:00am

 

Chill Zone is a chance for you to volunteer at lunch recess. In the Chill Zone, students in Grades 1-5 engage with each other during recess in non-sports related activities, including board games, art and legos.  

 

Participants must go through orientation. If you can't make this day, but would like to participate:please send a text to Jenna Coralle at  (310)256-0895 or email carlstoncoralle@gmail.com

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




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Student Press Corps

3rd Grade Info Meeting 

Tuesday, September 13 at 12:30 pm 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.

 

For more information: Welcome to Westwood Window 2016-2017.

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




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Principal's Coffee will take place this Wednesday, September 7 at 8:15 am in the library. Come and learn about the Second Step program.

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




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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




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Need help registering your Ralph's card?

Visit Our Volunteers On: Tuesday, Sept 6 & Friday, Sept 9                           7:45 - 8:25 a.m. in front of the school


On Tuesday September 6, and Friday September 9 from 7:45-8:15 in front of the school, parent volunteers will be armed with laptops and ipads to walk you through the registration process.  

For more details: Ralph's Registration Information

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




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Westwood Charter's Annual Book Fair SEPTEMBER 9-16, 2016 

Westwood Charter's Annual Book Fair is right around the corner, from September 9-16.  All students will visit the Book Fair with their classes during school hours, where they will create wish lists.  Keep an eye out for this list in your child's homework folder!  

 

Book Fair hours will be:

September 9: 8-2:45

September 12: 8-4

September 13: 8-2:30

September 14: 8-5

September 15: 8-2:30

September 16: 8-4 and 6-8:30

 

We look forward to seeing our community there!

 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email Dana Danesi (danajoi@hotmail.com) or Eva Fogg (aandefogg@sbcglobal.net).

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Posted by: Kathy Flores
Published: 8/29/16




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SBM Parent Elections
SBM Nomination Meeting on Tuesday, August 30 at 8:00 am in the cafeteria.

 

SBM Elections will be held Thursday, September 1 from 7:30-8:30 am by the Kindergarten gate on Selby.

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Posted by: Kathy Flores
Published: 8/29/16




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Back to School Night for Families K, 1, 2, and 1/2

Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm

 

Back to School Night for Families 3 and 4-5 is this Thursday, August 25, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Please proceed directly to your child's classroom at 6:30 pm.

 

STAR will provide childcare. Advanced reservations are not required, but students will need to be signed in at the cafeteria and signed out. Please be mindful of the time. STAR will close at 7:30 pm. 

 

**Please note:  STAR students who go to STAR after school need to be signed out of the after school program and signed into the Back to School Night event.  

 

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Posted by: Kathy Flores
Published: 8/22/16




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Bedtime Story Jam

Friday, September 16, 2016

 

Come enjoy this extraordinary evening where kids can meet the authors and illustrators of their favorite books!  We are seeking parent volunteers to help in the following areas: host an author/illustrator, pass out milk and cookies, clean up, and greet parents.  

 

If you are interested, please contact 

Cindy Craig at 310-470-9037  cin65@earthlink.net or 

Aviva Watkins at adbw17@yahoo.com  

 

We look forward to a fun-filled, pajama wearing evening!

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Posted by: Kathy Flores
Published: 8/22/16




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SWEET FRIDAYS

Breakfast treats & coffee for our fabulous staff.

Sweet Friday, is where parent volunteers are asked to either bake or pick up breakfast treats for our fabulous teachers and staff. 

 

We are looking for volunteers during the school year and volunteers are needed NOW! Sign up for the Friday of your choice (or multiple Friday's if this is your kind of thing!). Let's make sure we show our teachers 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: Kathy Flores
Published: 8/14/16




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Registration is now open for WestwoodCharter's After School Theater Program: 
Little Mermaid JR for grades 3-5 & 

101 Dalmatians Kids for grades kinder-2.

 

Click here to register now. Class size is limited, don't delay! 

http://www.upstageschools.com/classes-camps/?filter_program-location=27

 

Mark your calendar:  Parent meeting on Tuesday, September 6th at 7:00pm in the WWC auditorium. Meet the teachers and get all the info!!

 

Upstage Senior/Westwood Players (3rd-5th Grade) Little Mermaid, JR

 

This theater production class is specifically for 3rd through 5th graders and will meet on Wednesdays OR Fridays beginning September 7th OR 9th. Please contact Julie Bank at  julie@upstageschools.com for more info.

 

Upstage Junior (Kindergarten-2nd Grade) 101 Dalmatians KIDS

This theater production class is for kindergarten through 2nd graders and will meet on Tuesdays OR Thursdays beginning September 27 OR September 29th. Please contact Julie Bank at  julie@upstageschools.com for more info.

 

Partial Scholarships are available based on need.

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Posted by: Kathy Flores
Published: 8/14/16




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Westwood Charter's Annual Back-To-School Social is Friday, August, 12, 2016 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Westwood Charter.


Meet Your New Teacher

Teachers will be available from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm to meet their new students and reconnect with former students

 

Ron Wynn of Coldwell Banker will be providing free drinks and ice cream!


Prime Time Sports will be leading games for everyone at 4:30!

 

Your 2016/2017 Westwood Charter shirts will be on SALE too!

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Posted by: Kathy Flores
Published: 8/1/16