Westwood Updates

December 7th - 11th, 2015

This Week's Happenings - WEEK OF CODE

** Jackie will be off campus until Dec.8th. Kathy Rodrigo will be here to help**


Monday- 12/7/15

7:30 am **Safety Team meeting postponed

Tuesday-12/8/15

2:20 Leadership Studio 21

Wednesday-12/9/15

1:10 5th grade Band and Orchestra concert

Thursday-12/10/15


Friday-12/11/15

8:00 Friday Flag - Spellathon Awards

Upcoming Dates to Know:

January 30th 2016


Design Camp see below for details

February 25th

Screening of Most Likely to Succeed- based on the work of Creating Innovators

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The Hour of Code is HERE

All around the world from December 7th - December 11th kids in kindergarten through 12th grade will be participating in the hour of code. Learning how to code is a critical 21st century skills.

Please find at least one hour during this week to let your students get their code on. No experience necessary.


Visit the these sites to get started:

https://hourofcode.com/us (read about this National Movement)

http://www.scratchjr.org/about.html

https://code.org/learn

Why Passion & Purpose Matter!

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Student Recognition- Second Trimester

Character Counts Catch- in the moment behavior that illustrates the pillars; send slip home with child for a parent signature and then return to the office to be read at the third Friday Flag of the month.


Superhero Phone Calls- on a rotating basis, teachers have the opportunity to recognize a student for meeting a personal goal, illustrating the Westwood Way lessons, and showing character traits. Phone calls are made on Fridays.


Good Citizens- two students per class each month that demonstrate pillar of the month and Westwood Way lessons will be recognized the first Friday of the month.

About the Holidays- From LSS

Culturally Responsive Resources

As we celebrate Native American Day and head into the season of holidays, please be aware of our culturally responsive guidelines posted on the MyConnect- Thanksgiving page.

https://poway.instructure.com/courses/13724/pages/culturally-responsive-guidelines

Common Core Resources

Understand. Create. Deliver. Connect.

Design Camp, San Diego 2016 is a FREE, participant driven deep dive into all things related to design thinking: school culture, leadership, curriculum integration, engineering, humanities, collaborative problem solving, project based learning and more! We will host this event and educators (novice to expert, educators to engineers) will be here at Westwood!. It’s a great way to learn, right here in our back yard! Alt eval: Check! Flex time: Check! This event was created by Design39Campus, Vista Innovation Design Academy, and Westwood. Click here for more details!http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d49afa82ba5fa7-design