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Linda Silverman of the Gifted Development Center will Speak at Westgate on Monday, August 20; 6-8 PM

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Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical and counseling psychologist. She directs the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, and its subsidiaries, the Gifted Development Center [www.gifteddevelopment.com] and Visual-Spatial Resource [www.visualspatial.org], in Denver, Colorado. In the last 39 years, she has studied over 6,500 children who have been assessed at GDC, the largest data bank on this population. This research enabled the creation of extended norms on the WISC-IV. Her Ph.D. is in educational psychology and special education from the University of Southern California. For nine years, she served on the faculty of the University of Denver in counseling psychology and gifted education. She has been studying the psychology and education of the gifted since 1961 and has written over 300 articles, chapters and books, including Counseling the Gifted and Talented, Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner and Advanced Development: A Collection of Works on Gifted Adults. Her latest book, Giftedness 101 (New York: Springer, 2013) went into its third printing within six months of its release, and has been translated into Korean and Swedish.
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Principal's Corner

Hello Westgate Families,
  
The first day of school is fast approaching!  We are anxiously awaiting the start of the 2018-19 10th Anniversary school year!
 
Registration will be:
·        Tuesday, July 24 8:30 – 11:30 AM & 12:30 – 3:00 PM
·        Wednesday, July 25; noon – 6:00 PM
 
Westgate Community School Annual Picnic is right before and during Back to School Night on Friday, August 3 from 4:00 – 7:30.  Come enjoy a night out with the entire community.  The playground will be open and tables and chairs will be set-up so that families can chat and get to know one another.
 
FOOD TRUCKS will be on campus to provide some wonderful options for dinner and snacks!
 
Beef King –Italian beef sandwiches, Vegetarian sandwiches, fries and more!  Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options Available! 
Amore Pizza – New York style pizza slices/whole pies, Calzones, etc.
Pierogi Factory – Polish food, Sweet and Savory Pierogi. Vegetarian options available!
The Road Runner - Tacos, Burritos, Quesadillas.  Vegetarian options available!
Maui Shave Ice – 50 flavors to choose from!
 
Feel free to bring bubbles, games, bug spray, extra chairs, sunblock or anything else you consider essential for a good time at the park on a summer evening!
 
Back to School Night is also Friday, August 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Come to casually meet the teachers, get to know some families and locate your child's homeroom (Advocacy) class.  Bring the whole family to be a part of this special Welcome Back Event! The doors will open at 6:00 p.m., but you can come at a time best for your family.  Please stay for as little or as long as you like.
 
6:00-6:30 p.m. – High School Informational Meeting - Be sure to get all the information before we start the year!
6:00-7:30 p.m. – Back to School Night & Picnic Continuation!
 
The First day of school is Monday, August 6th.  We begin at 8:00 a.m. sharp! The school day is 8:00 - 3:30 every day.  Outdoor supervision begins at 7:45 a.m.  Please do not leave your children unsupervised before 7:45. If you are in need of before or after school care, please contact Champions, our Before and After Care Provider.
 
There are no official carline procedures on the first day of School.  Knowing that parents like to take advantage of the photo opportunity on the first day, parking will be allowed in all lots.  Please be patient if you are dropping off your child on day one!
 
We ask all parents are out of the building by 8:10 a.m. so the teachers can get started with their day!  Please join Administration and the Board of Directors outside the 1/2 Doors for the Annual Back to School Breakfast. 
Carline begins on day 2!  Be ready for Carline.    The Carline diagram is located on the Parent Page on the right side under TRANSPORTATION.  Please remember to TURN RIGHT when pulling out of the lot onto 126th!

* K-4 students enter through the K-2 doors at the south side of the building (Doors at the far end of the upper South parking lot. There will be signs on the first day!) Parents may park in the lower lot (North side of the building) and walk their students up to the doors.  
* Fifth grade - High School students enter through the main doors.
* All vehicles must enter the school property from 126th.  Please be patient as the first few days are always the most stressful. 
*Lunch on the first day of school?  Students must either bring a lunch or order online for a hot lunch from My Kid's Lunch. Learn how to order hot lunches on the Website.  Information is on the Parent Page.
*If your child forgets his/her lunch, we have an emergency lunch from “My Child’s Lunch” available.  Parents will be invoiced $4.00 for each emergency lunch. 
 
School supplies are included in the student fees!  You don't need to bring anything to be prepared for class on first day. Everything your child needs will be supplied in each classroom.  No need to brave the back to school sales!
Student Fees are due the first day of school. You can pay student fees ($275 K-8 and $300 HS) in many ways; at Registration, Back to School Night, by check either by mail or in the dropbox located in the school lobby, or through the online school store located on the front page of the website (a 2.5% fee is applied for processing). Payment Plans are available, as well. Please contact Teri.Garrick@westgateschool.org to set-up a plan for your family.
 
We are looking forward to a wonderful year at Westgate filled with academic, physical, social and emotional growth for each and every student.  Please be sure to take advantage of all the 10th Anniversary Special Events this year!  The calendar of events is attached to this email.
 
 
Kind Regards,
Sharon Collins
Executive Director 
 
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