Monday, October 15th Start of Qtr. 2
Thursday, October 18th 10th Anniversary Gala
Tuesday, October 23rd Fire Prevention
Friday, October 26th Westgate Trunk or Treat
Wednesday, October 31st Carnival/Class Parties
Pod Parent: We are in need of a Pod Parent that can help organize class parties using the Sign-Up Genius. If you would be willing to take this on, please contact Kris.email@example.com. We have a signup genius already built, it just needs adjusted to meet the needs of the party.
Halloween K-4 Carnival
It is a Westgate tradition that each year the 5/6 Team hosts a Halloween Carnival for the K-4 students. This year the carnival will be from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. This is a student-only event.
Halloween Class Parties 2:30 – 3:15PM
Sign up for Halloween Party!
These are student parties, not family parties.
Halloween Costume Expectations
Costume expectations for all students:
No Full Face Paint (except what a student can apply themselves in the time they have to get ready before class parties). Face paint may not be worn to school.
No Weapons or anything that can be used as a weapon
No inappropriate or offensive costumes
1st – 8th Grades - May NOT WEAR THEIR COSTUMES TO SCHOOL. All students will be given time to change into their Halloween costumes. Students will be in regular classes during the morning.
Advocacy Theme for October: October is Bully Prevention Month, we will be doing a variety of activities to empower students to advocate for themselves against bullies. We will also discuss the differences between being mean and being a bully.
Definition: For a student’s behavior to be considered bullying, it must involve (1) an intent by the perpetrator to cause physical or psychological harm to the victim, (2) a power imbalance between the victim and the perpetrator, and (3) repeated negative acts.
Qtr. 2 Club Sign Ups: Club sign up fair will take place Monday after school in the front lobby. This will be a great place to pick up permission slips and also find out about all the cool clubs being offered this quarter! This information is also available at westgateschool.org under the academics tab.
Scooters: Your child is welcome to bring their scooters to school as long as they have a helmet. If your child chooses to bring their scooters, their scooter needs to remain at school until Friday. Scooters cannot be taken home daily. It causes a lot of delays/issues during carline trying to load them.
Toy/Electronic Policy: Students are welcome to bring an appropriate toy for use at recess ONLY. This item should fit in their backpacks and will not be allowed in class. Electronics, such as a Gameboy or tablets, should not be coming to school. Finally, there is no trading, buying, and/or selling of cards or other items at school.
Monday, June 4th 1-2 Continuation 10:00-11:00 am
Tuesday, June 5th ½ Day 11:30 Dismissal
Tuesday, June 5th Student Led Conf. 12:30-8:00
Wednesday, June 6th ½ Day 11:30 Dismissal-Final Day of School
Student Led Conferences:
Conference signups are posted. We will be doing these just like we did the winter Student Led Conferences. There will be 5 slots available per 30 min slots. This will be an opportunity for your child to show you all they have learned this year. To sign up, follow this link:
Monday, April 9th Board of Directors Election All Week
Tuesday, April 10th Skate City Field Trip 8:30-12:30
Tues.-Fri. CMAS Testing All Week
Thursday, April 12th Board Candidate Meet and Greet
Skate City Field Trip: This Tuesday, April 10th, we will be going to Skate City. We will leave Westgate at 8:30 and return to school by 12:30. Please pack your child a sack lunch for this day and make sure they wear a good pair of socks.
Turtle Sign Up: If you would like to help with the turtles care and maintenance please sign up here.
We have made some minor adjustments to our schedule in the 1/2 pod to accommodate changes in our lunch and lunch recess during testing. Literacy and math have stayed the same as well as specials. Please let me know if you have any questions.
8:00 - 8:15 Morning Advocacy
8:15 - 10:00 Literacy & snack
10:00 - 10:15 Morning Recess
10:15 - 11:15 Math
11:15 - 11:45 Advocacy
11:45 - 12:15 Lunch Recess
12:15 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 1:15 Quiet Time & Clean up
1:15 - 2:15 Science & Social Studies
2:15 - 2:30 Pack up
2:30 - 3:25 Specials
3:25 Carline & Dismissal
We need help!!!!
Student Led Conferences: Sign-ups for Student Led Conferences will be Thursday, December 21st. from 12:30- 6:30. Sign Ups for these conferences will open this Monday at 4:00 P.M. You will be signing up for your advocacy teacher only. The purpose of these conferences is for your child to share what they have learned thus far. Please understand that these are optional conferences and we will have another opportunity in the spring for you to see your child’s portfolios.
1-2 Holiday Party Sign Ups:
Only parents that sign up to volunteer for a job at the party will be allowed to attend the party and all volunteers must have completed background checks. There are 86 students in 1-2 so please keep that in mind when bringing items in. Also, all items must be store bought and peanut free.
Turtle Sign Up
If you would like to help out with the turtles here is the link for the sign up.
Our 2nd annual Winter Break Read-a-Thon is coming soon!
Students may begin gathering pledges now!
Pledge forms and reading logs are available on the Westgate website: http://tinyurl.com/Westgate-Read-a-Thon
The Winter Break Read-a-Thon will take place from December 23rd to January 15th, kicking off with an all-school DAY OF READING! the week before Winter Break. Money raised through our 2nd Annual Winter Break Read-a-Thon will count toward our total Annual Campaign goal of $15,000!
Every child is asked to read over Winter Break at whatever level is interesting, challenging, and enjoyable to them. Students are encouraged to ask friends, family, and neighbors to support them, either through flat donations or per-minute pledges.