Westridge Wildcat News

Summer Edition

Message from the Principal:

Dear Westridge Community,

My name is Jules Laaperi and I am your new principal! I am honored to be part of the Westridge community, a place where incredible students, families, teachers, and staff gather together to accomplish great things. With opportunities as a classroom teacher, Instructional Coordinator, and most recently as a Director, I bring experience, energy, excitement, joy, dedication, and a passion for education to my role as your principal.

My first priority this summer was to learn as much about the Westridge community as possible. I have met with teaching teams, individuals, our PTSO president and more. It has been a joy to meet students and caregivers out on the playground, riding bikes out front, during kindergarten transition, and at our district summer school program. It is my hope to be able to host informal get togethers out on the playground throughout August. More details on this to come!

Overall though, it has been quiet around school this past month. With August beginning there is so much to look forward to-school supplies, class placement, the first day of school! We are busy preparing our beautiful space for the return of your wonderful children. Teachers are attending professional development opportunities, preparing their classroom spaces, and bubbling with excitement for the year ahead.

We cannot wait for the year to start. In the meantime, our office is open each Wednesday from 9 am - 12 pm until August 16th when we will resume our typical hours. Please feel free to give us a call if you need anything. I am also happy to connect by email if there is anything I can do to support you and your family. You can reach me at LaaperiJ@loswego.k12.or.us.

With excitement,

Jules Laaperi

Save the Dates!

August 26th: Smart Start

August 30th: First day of school!

September 6th: Labor Day- NO SCHOOL

October 4th: Back to School Night (more info coming soon!)

October 20th: School Picture Day

Summer Office Hours at Westridge

Hello Wildcat Families!

Although the office is on summer break, we will be here to answer emails, voicemails and phone calls during Summer Office Hours which are Wednesdays from 9:00am-12pm. Jodi will return to the office full time on August 16th and Andrea is back on August 23rd. Feel free to email us with any questions and we will get back to you during office hours.

We hope you are having the best summer ever! We can't wait to see you in the fall!

Jodi Steward (Principal's Secretary) stewardj@loswego.k12.or.us

Andrea Murphy (Registrar) murphya@loswego.k12.or.us

Register for the Bus!

Please click here to register for the bus for the 21-22 school year. Please register as soon as possible so that the bus barn (Student Transportation of America) can build their routes in a timely manner.

For questions about the bus, please contact Student Transportation of America at


School Supply Lists: 2021-2022


  • 2 dozen #2 Ticonderoga pencils, sharpened
  • 1 Paper Mate White Pearl eraser
  • 1 pair child-size Fiskars rounded tip scissors
  • 1 set 10 count Crayola broad washable markers
  • 1 set 24 count Crayola Twistable crayons
  • 1 set 12 count Crayola Twistable Colored Pencils
  • 12 small white glue sticks (no colored, please)
  • 1 bottle Elmer’s white school glue
  • 1 single tray Prang watercolor paints
  • 1 Mead wide ruled composition book (not spiral)
  • 1 box tissues
  • 3 pkgs. unscented baby wipes
  • 1 box ziploc sandwich baggies
  • 1 container disinfecting Clorox wipes
  • 1 Purell Hand Sanitizer
  • 1 set of headphones in a Ziploc bag, labeled with your child’s name
  • Pencil Box (single sided)

First Grade (brand specific please)

  • 24 Pack Crayola Crayons (x2)
  • 12 Pack Broad Line Crayola Washable Markers
  • 2 white erasers
  • 2 Ultra Fine Point black Sharpies
  • 4 Fine Tip black Expo pens
  • 24 Ticonderoga Pencils
  • 4 Elmers glue sticks
  • 1 pair of Fiskar scissors
  • 2 plastic pocket folders (sturdy)
  • 1 wide ruled spiral notebook
  • 1 plastic pencil box
  • Crayola watercolors paint set (12 or 16 count)

Optional and Appreciated

  • Lysol wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Baby wipes
  • Tissue box

Second Grade (brand specific please)

  • 2 boxes of 24 count Crayola crayons (NO BIGGER THAN 24 COUNT CRAYONS)
  • 1 set Crayola broad washable markers
  • 1 set Crayola fine washable markers
  • 1 set of 24 count colored pencils, sharpened
  • 4 dozen #2 Ticonderoga pencils, sharpened
  • 2 Paper Mate White Pearl erasers
  • 8 small white glue sticks (no colored please)
  • 1 ultrafine black Sharpie marker
  • 4 Expo brand black fine tip dry erase markers (black only please!)
  • 2 wide-ruled spiral journal
  • 3 Mead wide ruled composition books
  • 1 box of tissues
  • 2 packages of unscented baby wipes
  • 1 pack of disinfecting wipes (Clorox, Lysol or Kirkland)
  • 1 Purell hand sanitizer
  • 1 set of headphones or earbuds in a ziplock bag labeled with your child's name
  • Boys: 1 package of gallon size ziplock bags
  • Girls: 1 package of sandwich size ziplock bags


Third Grade (brand specific please)

  • 1 pack of 24 Crayola colored pencils, sharpened and not erasable
  • 48 Ticonderoga #2 pencils sharpened
  • 2 Paper Mate Flair black 1.0 medium point pens
  • 1 set of Crayola Broad Line Markers
  • 1 set of Crayola Fine Line Markers
  • 2 Sanford Magic Rub eraser
  • 2 large white Avery brand glue sticks 1.27 ounce
  • 2 packs disinfecting wipes (Clorox, Lysol, or Kirkland)
  • 1 box Kleenex
  • 1 Purell Hand Sanitizer
  • 1 pkg Post it® Notes, 1½" x 2"
  • 1 pkg Post it Notes 3" x 3"
  • 1 1 inch D-Ring Heavy Duty View 3-Ring Binder
  • 1 handheld pencil sharpener

Fourth Grade (some items are brand specific)

  • 1 set of 24 Crayola Colored pencils - sharpened (labeled)
  • 2 highlighters (yellow and pink)
  • Black Ink Paper Mate Flair pens, medium point, pack of 2
  • 2 dozen Ticonderoga pencils- sharpened
  • 2 Sanford Magic Rub erasers
  • Scissors
  • 2 X-acto or Boston brand sliding door handheld pencil sharpener
  • Earbuds with a microphone for ipads & laptop computer (labeled)
  • 3 Mead composition books (students will use theirs, they do not need to be labeled)
  • 3 pocket folders (students will use theirs, they don't need to be labeled)
  • 1 box tissues
  • 2 packs of disinfecting wipes (Clorox, Lysol or Kirkland)
  • 1 Purell hand sanitizer
  • One 1 1/2 inch Simply (brand) View Binders with Round Rings, white
  • 1 set of Avery Big- Tab Insertable plastic dividers with pockets

Fifth Grade:

  • 1 handheld pencil sharpener (Exacto/Boston manual slide door)
  • 1 pencil eraser
  • 6 single subject spirals, 150 page or more, single subject
  • 3 folders with pockets
  • 1 set crayola colored pencils, 24 count, sharpened
  • 2 boxes of tissue
  • 2 dozen Ticonderoga #2 pencils, sharpened
  • 3 highlighters (pink, yellow, green)
  • 1 packet of expo dry erase markers- Black only please
  • 2 large white Avery glue sticks 1.27 ounce (no colored, please)
  • 4 containers clorox disinfecting wipes
  • Earbuds for laptop computers and state testing (with microphone)
  • Bottle of Purell Hand Sanitizer
  • Boys - Bottle of White Liquid Elmer's Glue
  • Girls - 3x3 Post-it Notes
  • 1 Zippered Pencil Pouch- 3 ring zippered pencil pouch with dimensions of around 9 inches x 7 inches. See example here: Pencil Pouch

Save the Date: Smart Start August 26th

Smart Start is an opportunity specifically for our students with 504s and IEPs, and their parents and guardians, to make introductions with their teachers and to feel prepared for the start of school. For the 2021-22 School Year, Smart Start is in person Aug. 26, 2021, from 1-3 p.m.

Teachers will be familiar with your student’s plan and accommodations. To help better know your students, please complete the attached one-page profile or create one on your own ahead of time, and give it to the teacher at the Smart Start introduction.

Also, to assist in your family’s preparation for the new school year, please click here for a Smart Start checklist for parents and guardians of students with 504s and IEPs.

Verify Student Info Before Returning to School

Parents-guardians of all students enrolled for the 2021-22 school year need to log into ParentVUE and review/update your students' information through the Register/Verify tab. This benefits both families and schools by:

  • Ensuring that schools have accurate information to reach parents and other contacts in both emergency and non-emergency situations. Verification is important even if your address or contact information has not changed over the past year because the school may have incorrect information from a previous year.
  • Confirming parent email addresses for Google Classroom and other applications to participate in your student's learning.
  • Enabling distribution of key information in the district's K-12 Family Handbook and Technology Agreement.

If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Forgot Password." If you are unsure whether you have a ParentVUE account, contact your student's school. For assistance with the verification process, refer to the user guide on the LOSD website or contact your student's school.

Back to School Clothes at Clothing Closet

I Love Lake Oswego Clothing Closet is a donation-based closet that provides clothing items and hygiene products for residents, students, and employees that work or live within Lake Oswego.

Open Saturdays

9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Visit https://www.ilovelakeoswego.com for more information.

Hunger Fighters:

The pantry will be open all summer for contactless curbside pickup every Saturday from 1-2:30 p.m. Visit the website for more info. www.hungerfightersoregon.org


Parents-guardians who have concerns about a student’s well-being are encouraged to reach out to their principal, and to maintain strong lines of communication and partnership between students, families, staff, and other resources.

SafeOregon is also an effective way to report a tip regarding safety threats or potential acts of violence to our students or schools.


(Students should also be aware that intentionally providing a false report is a serious offense.)

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