Westwood Updates

May 2nd - May 6th, 2016


Study Trips:

➢Monday, May 9, 8:45am-1:45pm, 4th grade Dinh/Mihalik to USS Midway. – BUS

➢Monday, May 9, 8:45am-12:30pm, 2nd grade Chopak to Roynon – BUS

➢Tuesday, May 10, 8:45-12:30pm, 2nd grade Matsushita to Roynon – BUS

➢Friday, May 13, 8:15am-2pm, all 5th grade to BizTown - BUS

Assemblies and Special Events:

➢May 2-12: CAASPP Statewide Testing for grades 3-5.

Monday afternoon and Tuesday May 9th-10th: Shaylene off campus;See Kaleb for CAASPP tickets

➢Wednesday, May 11: National School Nurse Day!!!! We love our Mary!!!

➢Wednesday, May 11, 8:45am, Orchestra Assembly for 4th and 5th grades. – MPR

➢Wednesday, May 11, New enrollment for grades 1-5 begins, daily, 9-noon only.

➢Wednesday, May 11, Foundation Dining 4 Dollars: Flippin Pizza in 4S Ranch

➢Thursday, May 12, 7pm Combined Orchestra concert. Students arrive at 6:30pm. - MPR

Thursday, May 12th: after school final School Site Council- look for emailed agenda by Wednesday

➢Friday, May 13, Student Council: Look-A-Like or Twin Day.

➢Friday, May 13, 5-8:00pm, PTA Family Science Night, free event., parent must accompany student – MPR


➢Teachers: Please turn in Returning Student Registration Packets or Spring Photo packets to the office.

➢Recycling Club’s Shoes for Heart. Students start bringing in shoes next Monday, May 16.

➢Lounge Respect for May: TK & K

Looking Ahead:

➢May 17, 6:30pm evening Band Concert. Students arrive at 6:15pm. – MPR

➢May 18, Band Assembly for 4th and 5th grades. - MPR

➢May 20, PTA Art Show and Silent Auction, 2-3:30pm and 5-7pm - MPR.

➢May 27, PTA Musical Theater Club performance at 6:30pm. – MPR

➢May 30, Memorial Day Holiday, no school.

➢June 3, PTA Twice Upon a Time Book Swap - MPR

The next All Team Workshop is Wednesday, May 18th, 2:20-3:20pm.

Meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of each month, normally in MPR

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Introducing the "Music Wall"

Thank you to our Stacey, Karen, and Lori for creating a music wall for all to use. Introduce the wall and proper ways to play with this Westwood Way lesson.

Student Support & Counseling

As the year winds down, so will classroom visits from Lindsay and Juhi.

Please take a look at their proposed schedule here:Final Westwood Way and Second Step Lessons

As a reminder, these class lessons and reinforces to our school wide teacher shared Westwood Way Lessons. This week's Westwood Way lesson once again guides students through self reflection. Click here to share with your class.

Lastly, Juhi will continue to coordinate Wednesday Lunch Games for all Roadrunners. This week, invite your students to join her on the field for "Running Tic Tac Toe"

Foundation Latests-

Thank you for sharing your voice in last week's "Speak Up Roadrunner Survey"-

2016-2017 Funding Priorities Identified in the Survey:

1. Impact

2. Lexia

3. PE Teacher

The Foundation will meet this Thursday. Email Thy with any compliments or questions that she can share ;)


The newly formed Dads' Club wants to support WW with action whether it being building "something" or supporting students through play. They are not a fundraising entity such as PTA or Foundation;they are basically a group of dads looking to help our students while building connections with other dads and kids. - Awesome!

Tuesday Recess-

For the remaining Tuesdays, our Dad volunteers will be out leading kickball at lunch recess. Please share this invitation with your students. (Click to open Voki Commercial for students)

Project Build #1: Buddy Bench - Feedback Needed

Vision: create a Buddy Bench (or two) for our students

Why? Promote frinedship building (click here for latest research and details)

Take a look at the Buddy Bench samples below. Email your feedback including pros/cons / thoughts to Shaylene.

Goal: Have Buddy Bench in place before the last day of school

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Teaching and Learning:

ELA Resource: Read Works

Positives of this site:

1-easy to find articles that identify specific strategies CCSS (figurative language...)

2-multiple lexiles for differentiation

3- easy to register (FREE)

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Learning

This Edutopia article connects designing transformational learning opportunities with our year long conversations on putting meaning into lessons-


Tech Tools -

Check out Kiddle- it is a visual search engine that can really help your students understand concepts and terms. -


PUSH NOTIFICATIONS FOR PUDS APP: Christine Paik created a short video demonstrating how to send push notifications to the PUSD app.