West Elementary Parent News

Week of September 8th!

West Elementary School

Our mission as a school community is to ensure high levels of learning and character development for all students by providing a safe, nurturing, student centered environment.

PTA Tonight! 6:00 p.m. in the Library!

Watch Dog Volunteer Calendar is ready! Sign-Up today!

We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our this year's Watch Dog Volunteers.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-Up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/Drf2Cu

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

If you have not registered to be a Watch Dog, please complete the forms at the link below and send them back to school!

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Upcoming Events!

September 2015

Tuesday, September 8th- PTA Meeting-6:00 p.m. in the Library! Come one, Come All!

Friday, September 11th- Patriot Day.

Monday, September 14th- Friday, September 18th- Family Involvement in Education Week.

Thursday, September 17th- Midterms go home.

Thursday, September 24th- Papa John’s Pizza Night.

Friday, September 25th- PTA Carnival, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tornado Drill. Earthquake Drill.

October 2015

Thursday, October 1st- 3rd- 5th Grade Monthly Assembly, 9:00 a.m.

Friday, October 2nd - K-2nd Monthly Assembly, 9:00 a.m.

Monday, October 5th– Friday, October 9th- Fire Prevention Week.

Monday, October 5th- PTA, 6:00 p.m..

Conscious Discipline Basics for Parents

Button Pushing - Conscious Discipline Skills

Conscious Discipline Training for Parents is coming to Jefferson City!

Where: Southwest Early Childhood Center

Featuring Karen Hickman- Certified Conscious Discipline Trainer

FREE To all parents!


Sept. 21st- 6-8 p.m.

Oct. 12th- 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 9th- 6-8 p.m.

Dec. 14th- 6-8 p.m.

Jan. 4th- 6-8 p.m.

Feb. 22nd- 6-8 p.m.

March 21st- 6-8 p.m.

April 4th- 6-8 p.m.

Karen Hickman has a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has been in the field of education for over 20 years, including teaching grades 4-6 in public school, operating an in-home preschool program for ten years and teaching as an adjunct professor for the University of Missouri-Columbia. Karen also has background experience as a Certified High/Scope Trainer and a Certified High/Scope Teacher. In 2003, the Central Missouri Association for the Education of Young Children honored Karen with the Outstanding Early Childhood Professional Award.

Karen began her journey with Conscious Discipline when she became a mother; seeking to improve her relationships and parenting skills with her own two children. Her journey with Conscious Discipline has touched every aspect of her life, both personal and professional. Karen is passionate about sharing with others the skills that have transformed her interactions with those she loves. She enjoys serving with the parents and youth within her church community and values the relationship-based approach that Conscious Discipline is grounded in. Karen specializes in interactive and informative workshops for parents, preschool programs, elementary schools, and faith-based communities. She is an exceptional presenter, receiving acclaim for her knowledge, audience attunement, engaging style and wit.