Weekend Wire

October 11, 2020


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Roadrunners, We Are Proud of YOU!

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10/12--Virtual Remix Dance Party Fundraiser Kick-Off

10/13--PTA Open Association Meeting 7:00pm via Zoom

10/22--Virtual Remix Dance Party Event

10/23--On Campus Students Picture Day

10/26--Virtual and Homeschool Picture Day--Details to follow


Roadrunner News

Safety Reminder

The safety of your children is very important to us!! Please pull up to the curb to pick up your children. Children then go from the curb directly into their cars. Parents should remain in their cars. Cars cannot pick up from the passing lane. If walking, please use the sidewalk. Do not walk through the parking lot, as it is not safe due to passing traffic. With this in mind, parking in the lot is also not encouraged.

When dropping off students, students should exit the car from the right hand side. Parents should remain in their cars. Please do not park and let your students out in the parking lot.

Let's work together to keep our students safe!!

Virtual Remix Dance Party Fundraiser

Hello Roadrunners! Our Apex fundraiser is quickly approaching! We are so excited to become MIGHTY leaders this year. Apex supply distribution for fully virtual students will be from 3:30-5:30pm on Monday, Oct. 12th. Hybrid students will receive materials in class on Tuesday Oct. 13th. Our Virtual kick off Pep Rally will be on Tuesday, October 13th. This year instead of a fun run, we are looking forward to doing an Apex Remix, which is similar to a dance-a-thon. Tune in on the 13th to learn more!
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For Virtual and Home School Students ONLY

Health and Safety Agreement

In order for your child to continue attending school on campus, you must read and acknowledge the Health and Safety Agreement. If you have not completed this yet, please press the button below to complete this document. No printing required.

Health Office Notes

Please remember to be proactive and prescreen your student at home prior to leaving for school. If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep them at home. If your child has developed any one of the symptoms below while at school, they must be sent home immediately. Parent(s) will be notified to pick up their student immediately.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Per the CDC Guidelines: The individual may return based on one of the following:

a) 10 days from the day symptom(s) first appeared, AND improved symptoms and no fever (or fever reducing meds) for the last 24 hours.

b) With proof of negative PCR COVID viral test, may return after 3 days if all symptoms are fully resolved; or after 10 days from the day symptom(s) first appeared, AND improved symptoms and no fever (or fever reducing meds) for the last 24 hours.

c) A signed note from a licensed MD, DO, NP, or PA (who manages that condition) must: confirm the chronic diagnosis (i.e., cites labs, date-of record when diagnosed); include provider’s contact information; explain how symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19; and be accompanied by signed consent for school to interact with MD, DO, NP, or PA.

Kid's Heart Challenge

HERE IT IS!!!! Because Westwood did such an amazing job last year raising funds, Taylor from the American Heart Association, wanted to make sure students got the reward of watching her get slimed from last year's Kid Heart Challenge prizes.
Sime Time! Westwood

News From the Library

October 12-16, 2020

Storytime with Mrs. Whitelock. To appreciate books, learn how they're made from start to finish. You'll have fun reading this book written by Mac Barnett, author of many children’s books including, "Extra Yarn." And you'll love the illustrations by Adam Rex, who is known for his wonderful illustrations of children's books such as the "Legend of Rock Paper Scissors” which won the 2020 California Young Reader Medal for Picture Book Category. Enjoy the next read aloud here. Share it with your children.

Ever wonder how a book is made? Watch this video. It’s fascinating!

Ready to take a library book home? Mo Willems is very popular here at Westwood. I hope you get a chuckle by watching this short video on how to take care of books. Here are some friendly reminders for you to review with your child before they take home a library book. Doing your part to take care of books will ensure we have many books for others to enjoy. Please review this with your child:

  • Keep their library books in a plastic zip lock bag to prevent water and food spills from damaging books.

  • Keep library books in backpacks so they always have it when they need it traveling to and from school.

  • Keep library books away from younger siblings who may not understand how to be careful with a library book.

  • Keep library books away from pets.

  • Remember! Don’t let the pigeon touch the books!

Did you get an email notification that your child hasn’t returned their library book from last year? For your child’s account to be in good standing when library services resume, please return all library books. There will be a box in front of the library doors for your convenience Monday-Friday 7:45-2:15 or you can try the school office.

Lose a library book? Here are some Tips for Finding Missing Library Books to help you locate that book so your child’s account is in good standing.

For library policies, here’s everything you need to know about library overdues, fines and check in procedures.

Need ideas for books? Here are some resources:

Destiny Discover

Westwood Elementary Canvas Course

Keep up to date on what the library has to offer and enjoy weekly read alouds by joining Mrs. Whitelock’s Google classroom.

Here’s an invite code:

Would you like to donate a book to the library? Many books never came back and were lost due to the school shut down in the spring. Support the library and your childs’ love of ready. It makes a difference! Check out our Amazon Wish List.

Please look for upcoming information about library services. Questions? Please email me at nwhitelock@powayusd.com

Mrs. Nancy Whitelock, Librarian at Westwood Elementary

PTA Membership

The year may look different but Westwood still needs you! Join the PTA so we can all work together to make this year the best possible.

The first Open Association PTA meeting will be held via zoom on October 13th at 7:00 p.m. Please join us to learn about all of the great things happening at Westwood this year! You must be a PTA member to attend the meeting. Zoom information will be sent to all members prior to the meeting.

For more information and to join, please press the button below


Have you uploaded your first day of school in person photos for the yearbook yet?

You can do that here

What about uploading all of your virtual learning photos yet?

You can do that here

Order your 20-21 yearbooks today here . There is a 5% discount if you order by October 31st! Use passcode: 1015978769242468

Or scan here:

Math Olympiad

Math Olympiad 20-21 is going virtual! Are you looking for an extra challenge or a boost for your problem solving skills? Join us and test your math skills against other students nationwide. Classes meet once a week, starting in October, with 5 monthly contests November thru March. For more information and to register for for Math Olympiad, follow the link below!