October Advocacy Update 10/16
October is Bullying Prevention Month and we have the honor of doing a virtual screening of the documentary The Upstanders. Being an upstander is being someone who takes action when you see someone being bullied. You are bound to see some familiar faces as the documentary was filmed at Westgate.
On Wednesday, October 28th at 6:00pm there will be a virtual screening of the documentary as well as a panelists discussion of the film. These panelists include our very own Ms. Washington, Mrs. Novak, and Mrs. Collins as well as the director, Scilla Andreen. The link will be available through the newsletter in coming weeks. Email Chandra.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!
MAP reports will be sent out by Friday, October 23rd. Please look for this email.
Office Hours will be held every Friday from 2:30 - 3:30pm. Please join the Zoom link if you have any questions!
Students can wear costumes on Thursday, October 29th in honor of Halloween. Students can only wear their COVID mask (no Halloween masks or full painted faces). We will not have a class party and students cannot bring snacks to share. Students must also wear their costumes to school. There will be no opportunity to change into a costume.
Monday, Oct 26th Pajama Day
Tuesday, Oct 27th Crazy hair day
Wednesday. Oct 28th School Spirit: Wear your Westgate gear!
Thursday, Oct 29th wear your Halloween costume. The only mask your student can wear is the Covid face covering.
It is that time of year for our annual ‘Original Works’ fundraiser. For those who are new to the school or for those who have forgotten – because of all the things we have to remember these days – this is a fundraiser where kids create artwork in the “classroom”, and families have an opportunity to purchase products with their creative artwork on them. The school gets a percentage of all sales. This is typically our 3rd largest single fundraiser of the year, but with things being so different, it has the potential to be one of our largest fundraisers for the current school year.
Important Original Works Dates:
Now until October 16th – Kids will create their artwork. They may continue to work on this at home!
October 19th through November 2nd – Families will be able to order products on the Original Works website.
November 2nd – Order deadline date to guarantee all orders are turned around quickly and in plenty of time for the holidays.
Late November to Early December – Products will be delivered directly to families’ homes.
Important Dates for the Month:
Oct. 21st- Spirit Night at Freddy’s 4 PM – 8 PM (14255 Lincoln Street, Thornton, CO 80023)
Oct. 27th- Board of Directors Meeting
Oct. 28th and 29th- Picture Retakes