Westwood Weekly Family Newsletter
Week of March 29, 2021
Dates to Remember
29- Classes resume
2-5 Easter Break
6- Classes resume
13-report cards available for families
week of May 3rd: Staff Appreciation Week
week of May 17th: One School, One Book Week
31-Memorial Day-no school
2-end of 4th quarter
2-report cards available for families
West Geauga Parent Education Series Part Two
The West Geauga Local School District seeks to establish an annual Parent Education Series in order to provide on-going education and support for families. We hope these sessions will increase awareness of opportunities for students as well as assist parents with today’s challenges.
First semester sessions focused on topics including technology tools and tips for parents as well as social/emotional needs and resources.
Second-semester offerings reflect parent requests and will include three sessions detailed below. We encourage you to save the dates and times. We look forward to your participation and feedback in order to plan future events. The programs will be streamed on YouTube. Links will be sent upon registration.
Building Resilience and Leadership in our Children (and managing anxiety):
March 31, 2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Facilitated by Ravenwood, this session will give families strategies to assist with anxiety in children as well as encourage resilience and perseverance in the face of today’s challenges. Parents will leave with a toolkit of strategies. Please complete the attached google form in order to register and include any questions you have in advance of the meeting as it will be held in a webinar format. Then, a YouTube link will be sent.
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/TB7eUreDDMQnnuFQ6
How to Communicate with Schools Effectively and Advocate for your Child:
April 28, 2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Topics in this session will range from interpersonal communication strategies to various approaches to address educational concerns for families. Please complete the attached google form in order to register and include any questions you have in advance of the meeting as it will be held in a webinar format. Then, a YouTube link will be sent.
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/kLWBphnmJiUqTAqT6
Educated Consumers: Managing Responsible Social Media Activity for Families K-5:
May 12, 2021 6:30-7:30 pm
Sponsored by Lake Erie College and facilitated by Mary Michelle Coleman (Westwood parent), this event will focus on how to best manage student screen time, model appropriate social media use and prepare our youngest learners for online learning and use. Please complete the attached google form in order to register and include any questions you have in advance of the meeting as it will be held in a webinar format. Then, a YouTube link will be sent.
Registration Link: https://forms.gle/NeSaT4okv6LdEAGH7
Following the series, feedback to guide further sessions will be solicited.
Kindergarten registration in April 6th; please see the WG website for more information.
See link below for MARCH & APRIL Homework Minutes Calendar
WEST GEAUGA SOCCER CLUB
The West Geauga Soccer Club is very excited to roll out our Spring 2021 Kid Kickers Soccer program! The program will include U6, U8, and U10 options. As always, it will include our top-notch coaching staff with their high school helpers. See the attached flyer for all the relevant information. Use this link to register and pay for the session.
April Breakfast Menu
April Lunch Menu
Does a pandemic winter have you ready to spring into action? Then PTO needs your energy! Believe it or not, elections for the 2021-22 Westwood PTO Board are quickly approaching. We need to form a Nominating Committee of 3-4 individuals who are responsible for developing a slate of candidates for nomination. This is a perfect job for that individual who seems to know everyone! Ideally a full slate of candidates will be prepared in April prior to elections at our May members meeting. The committee can meet virtually if desired and will only need to meet a handful of times over the next couple of months. If you are interested in serving in this capacity or have any questions, please email Christina asap at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual high fives to those who participated in our online Scholastic Book Fair last month! Thanks to your efforts to keep books in the hands of our young readers, our sales totaled $3235, bringing in a profit of $808 Scholastic dollars. This profit will continue to go right back into your children's hands, as we use Scholastic dollars to provide each family with a book for our annual One School, One Book initiative in May. Your support of PTO allows us to continue giving back to our Westwood family in substantial and meaningful ways.
Westwood PTO will be partnering with Urban Growers for our spring fundraiser March 29th-April 23rd. A variety of flowering hanging baskets will be for sale and ready for pick-up just in time for Mother's Day. Stay tuned for more details as things are sprouting up behind the scenes!
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