Westwood Updates

April 18th - 22nd 2016

For Your Calendar~

Assemblies and Special Events:

Ø Monday, April 18, PTA Art Corps Matting Workshop, 8-11am – MPR

** Tuesday, April 19, "Tech Tuesday" 2:20 _ ComputerLab- hands-on with CAASPP

Ø Wednesday, April 20, online Principal Survey deadline.

** Wednesday,April 20 - Teachers 3-5 & Proctors CAASPP-2:20 Computer Lab

Ø Friday, April 22, PTA Open Association Meeting after Friday Flag.

Ø Friday, April 22, Staff Lunch, Spring BBQ, burgers and hotdogs – Lounge

Ø Friday, April 22, 1:10pm Disaster Drill

Ø Saturday, April 23, PTA Family Dance Night, the Westwood Hoedown, 5-7pm – Blacktop


Ø Returning student Registration packets coming soon.

Ø Keep collecting those old shoes for the Recycling Club’s Shoes for Heart. Students will be asked to bring the shoes next month in May.

Ø Lounge Respect for April: 5th Grade

Looking Ahead:

Ø April 26-May 12: CAASPP Statewide Testing for grades 3-5.

Ø May 27, PTA Musical Theater Club performance at 6:30pm. – MPR

May 30, Memorial Day Holiday, no school

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April Good Citizens- Due no later than Monday 4/18

Speak Up Roadrunner Foundation Survey-

Our Foundation has asked for our input as they begin to plan for next year's fundraising and allocations. Please complete this survey in the next few days so your input can be shared at April's meeting. Thanks!

TECH Tuesday- April 19th: Hands On CAASPP Trainings

Want a little hands on time with the CAASPP interface so that you will comfortable administering the test? Swing on by the computer lab Tuesday after school and get some 1-1 help at your own pace.

** You will need your CAASPP password so if you can not find it in your email, send an email to Pauline Moroz over in testing or email caaspp@ets.org*

CAASPP Trainings for Teachers and Proctors- Wednesday 4/20/16

It's that time of year to review the annual video outlining procedures and requirements for state testing. Because we are testing with chrome books in classrooms, we will need to take extra steps to make sure each room is ready to go with regards to what may need to be removed / covered on walls.

This is an event you will not want to miss ;) Security affidavits will be signed so kindly let Shaylene know in advance if you can not make it. A separate training will need to be scheduled.

All Team BBQ!

Come hungry! Kaleb will fire the BBQ up and serve up some hotdogs and burgers for lunch. SO, leave your packed lunch at home April 22.

Disaster Drill This Friday

Please review the procedures for the evacuation / search /locate process in our handbook beginning on page 7. We will begin close to 1:15pm.

ELA Resource: Read Works

Positives of this site:

1-easy to find articles that identify specific strategies CCSS (figurative language...)

2-multiple lexiles for differentiation

3- easy to register (FREE)

Tech Tools -

Check out Kiddle- it is a visual search engine that can really help your students understand concepts and terms. -
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Why Passion & Purpose Matter!

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Weekly Wire Creativity Post

Read more of David Culberhouse's article, "Four Habits of Creative People" here-
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Common Core Resources