Westwood News

November 2021

Reminders and Happenings

Westwood Annual Turkey Trot
Weather permitting this will take place November 23rd @ 2:30 on the High School track. Parents are welcome to come and watch. Below is the link to order tee-shirts. Congrats to Tyler Bower on winning the tee-shirt design contest.


THE PRE-ORDER WILL CLOSE AT 8PM ON NOVEMBER 5TH. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL ORDERS ARE SUBMITTED BEFORE THEN. ALL MERCHANDISE WILL BE DISTRIBUTED THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19TH.


https://fabricatedcustoms.com/collections/westwood-turkey-trot-fall-2021

Student Council Soldier Care Package

Westwood's Student Council, along with Mr. Fezzey's and Mr. Wesche’s class will be organizing care packages for troops in Saudi Arabia. If your family can help with the care packages, below is the link with suggested items to donate. The Student Council will be collecting items up until Thanksgiving Break. Care packages will be delivered before Christmas.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V-FCNnKDOm9PsW3NTrLz-VDY3oamn04bdcwEhgv2DgY/edit

Mitten and Hat Giving Tree

We will be collecting mittens/gloves and winter hats. We also need one full-sized artificial Christmas tree for the winter months. Donated items will be available to any student that happens to forget their mittens that day. You can send donations in with your child throughout the winter months. Thank you!

Portland Community Fund

Portland Community Fund Giving Applications are available to be picked up in the main office at Westwood.

Math

Tips for Practicing Math at Home


Practice, Practice, Practice! Make sure your child practices math facts for 10- 20 minutes nightly! You can also practice in fun ways such as:


Skip counting is a fun foundation for multiplication. Start with having your child count by 2s, 3s, 5s, or 10s. As they get better, see how high they can count by numbers like 7 or 12 or higher numbers.


A trip to the store presents learning opportunities at every age. As you’re comparing different brands for the same item, ask your child how much you’d save by buying the lower-priced item.


When reading the store receipt, how many totals can your child add up doing mental math?


If you’re going to make a meal together, there are even more chances to practice the math your child is learning. To practice multiplication, ask your child to figure out the amounts to double or triple a recipe.


When you stop at a gas station, have your child check the price per gallon. Then ask how much you’ll spend if you buy 2 gallons, 5 gallons, 10 gallons, etc..

Portland Food Service

Never enough time in your day? Tired of making birthday treats at midnight? Let us help you out!! Save time and money. Portland Food Service Department can make your life easier! Check out our flyer here for more information about ordering our healthy kid friendly options for your student's class.

Mrs. Wilson's Class at Swim Safety

Monday, Nov. 1st, 9am to Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 12:30pm

250 East Tuttle Road

Ionia, MI

Mrs. Armentrout's Class at Swim Safety

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 9am to Thursday, Nov. 4th, 12:30pm

250 East Tuttle Road

Ionia, MI

Daylight Savings

Sunday, Nov. 7th, 2am

Portland, MI, USA

Portland, MI

Mrs. Hooker's Class at Swim Safety

Monday, Nov. 8th, 9am to Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 12:30pm

250 East Tuttle Road

Ionia, MI

Mrs. Burn's Class at Swim Safety

Wednesday, Nov. 10th, 9am to Thursday, Nov. 11th, 2:30pm

250 East Tuttle Road

Ionia, MI

Miss Danaher's Class at Swim Safety

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 9am to Friday, Nov. 19th, 12:30pm

250 East Tuttle Road

Ionia, MI

No School

Monday, Nov. 15th, 8:30am

883 Cross Street

Portland, MI

Turkey Trot

Tuesday, Nov. 23rd, 2:30pm

1100 Ionia Road

Portland, MI

Parents may attend weather permitted.

No School - Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 8:30am to Sunday, Nov. 28th, 8:30am

883 Cross Street

Portland, MI

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