Weekend Wire

January 31, 2021


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Roadrunners, We Are Proud of YOU!

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2/1 --On Campus learning resumes following established am / pm schedule

2/4 -- School Site Council Mtg 7 a.m.

2/11--Kids Heart Challenge Event

2/12--Spirit Day--Combined Crazy Day

2/15--Washington's Birthday--No School


2/18--Wise & S. Clark Materials Distribution

2/19--Lincoln's Birthday--No School

2/24--Varga, Wilkinson & Williams Materials Distribution

Welcome back to Campus!!!

Session Times

AM Session 8:00 am - 10:35 am

Drop off begins at 7:40 am

PM Session 11:45 am to 2:20 pm

Drop off begins at 11:25


REMINDER For Returning to On Campus: Please be sure to screen your student at home before leaving for school. Please check for ANY of the symptoms listed:



Runny Nose/Congestion



Body/Muscle Aches


Sore Throat

Shortness of Breath or Difficult Breathing



Loss of Smell and/or Taste

Students may not be at school with any ONE of the symptoms listed. Please keep your student home and notify the school of the absence (Attendance Hotline: 858-487-2059). Students experiencing any of the symptoms will be sent home immediately.


Throughout February we celebrate Black History Month. Students from the 4-5 Combo Class are pleased to share their mini videos about well-known Black Americans with WWES. Students filmed and collated their videos, and teachers have access to the links to share in their classrooms. We enjoyed learning more about the wide variety of remarkable contributions made by Black Americans, both past and present.

Black History Month Video Clips

Links are in the slides

Transfer Window Starts Tomorrow


The PUSD transfer window is opening soon!!! Transfer requests for students who live in the Poway Unified School District boundaries and who would like to attend a school other than their school of residence will be accepted starting on February 1 at 8 am. This includes incoming siblings of current students. Transfer requests can be made on the Poway Unified School District website at www.powayusd.com. The transfer window closes on March 31 at 5 pm.

If you have an incoming transitional kindergarten, kindergarten or new student, please submit a transfer during the open window, even if your child is not yet enrolled. However, when enrollment opens in May, parents need to enroll their student in their school of residence before the district office will consider the transfer.

Hiring Now for Limited-Term Instructional Assistants

As we work to open schools for our students, we are in need of Instructional Assistants to assist with the supervision of students and WE ARE HIRING! Starting Pay is $15.13/hr. We have several openings for 6 hour per day positions (8:00-2:30 daily). These are limited term assignments that will go through the end of the school year. If you or someone you know might be interested, please apply using the link below! Please feel free to contact me if you'd like more information!

Library Newsletter

Bringing the Library to You

January 2021

California Young Reader Medal is a great reading program in which students all over California participate. These books are recommended by children and nominated by committee members. Every January at Westwood, we start off the year by reading books that have been nominated and there is a school-wide vote after we finish reading all five. If you’re looking for your next good read, I recommend these books. Click HERE for more information. Here are the books, students will be voting on in February.

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The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson read aloud video HERE

Poor Louie by Tony Fucile read aloud video HERE

Alfie: The Turtle That Disappeared by Thyra Heder read aloud video HERE

Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp read aloud video HERE

After the Fall by Dan Santat read aloud video HERE

Grades 3-5, have been invited to read these CYRM nominated books which are listed below. Read all three and you can vote on your favorite one! These books are available for you to put on hold. To participate in the voting, you need to have read all three books. Voting will take place the week of March 22nd. The last day to vote will be March 26th.

Nominees for the Intermediary Category for grades 3-5 are:

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Funding has been very limited this year and your donations make a difference. Please consider giving the gift of reading. Donate books to Westwood Library from this Amazon Wish List and know that many students will enjoy them. These books go directly to the library.

A mounted bookplate with your childs’ name will be placed on the inside the front cover and your child will receive first-check-out privileges. It’s a great way to encourage your child’s love of reading and it makes a difference in the library enjoyed by many students and teachers.

Storytime Lessons with Mrs. Whitelock. Want to see what your children have been enjoying from the library? Go to Westwood Library Google Classroom.

Need more resources and information? Visit Westwood Library Canvas Course to view the many resources available.

Getting Started:

How to Put Books on Hold, Renew and Return library books - short tutorial

Library Services:

Checking Out Books for On-Campus Students

Checking Out Books for VLA Students

I hope this New Year has gotten off to a great start for you and your family.

Happy Reading! Mrs. Whitelock, Librarian at Westwood


Your student will want to remember this unique year with a 2020-2021 yearbook! Your student gets to customize two pages just for them which will print in their individual yearbook so it will really be unique and special! Also, for every yearbook purchased a tree is planted!

Purchase yearbooks here:

https://tr5.treering.com/validate Use passcode: 1015978769242468

Or scan here:

We want to see your pictures!! Please upload pictures from Dress to Impress Spirit Day, Winter break fun, virtual learning, and lots more here:


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 (use link below of Decision Tree updates as of 1/11/21):

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.

Please call the Health Office for any questions or concerns.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

Does the Amazon driver know you by name? Got enough boxes to stack to the moon? Did you know that with every delivery you can raise money for Westwood Elementary?

1. Go to smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in to your Amazon account

3. Search for Westwood Elementary PTA San Diego

4. Sign up!

Or scan here:

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.

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