Westwood Updates

May 2nd - May 6th, 2016

For Your Calendar~

CAASPP Testing Continues This Week-


Schedule is on our whiteboard

Please help keep testing locations distraction free

Ø Monday, May 2

8:00-2:00pm, Google Expedition in D-30 and D-31. Check schedule on whiteboard.

Ø Tuesday, May 3

National Teacher Appreciation Day, PTA Teacher Appreciation luncheon in MPR, plus Room Moms Appreciating Teachers.

Ø Wednesday, May 4

3-6pm, TK and “NEW” K Enrollment begins. Thereafter daily 9-noon only.

Ø Friday, May 6


All unclaimed Lost and Found items donated. See 2 videos in Westwood Weekend Wire.

Ø Friday, May 6, 8:00am-12:00p

3rd grade Solar System Presentation - MPR (see white board)


Ø Teachers: Please turn in Returning Student Registration Packets w/rosters to Jackie on Monday. If you have late ones stagger in, please bring them to the office as soon as possible. All must be returned.

Ø Spring Photos money and photo returns due now in box in the office. If students are not buying the photos, they must return the packets.

Ø Recycling Club’s Shoes for Heart. Students will be asked to start bringing in shoes on May 16.

Ø Lounge Respect for May: TK & K

Looking Ahead:

Ø May 11, Orchestra Assembly for 4th and 5th grades. - MPR

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

Ø May 12, 7pm evening combined orchestra concert - MPR

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

Ø May 13, PTA Family Science Night. – MPR

Ø May 17, 6:30pm evening band concert. – MPR

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

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

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

Ø May 30, Memorial Day Holiday, no school.

The next All Team Workshop is Wednesday, May 4th, 2:20-3:20pm.

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

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

As the Foundation looks at more detailed planning, we will ask you to complete "Part Two" of the survey in the next few weeks.


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

WWES Science Leaders-

Thank you Elise and Thy for taking the lead to work with district as we build awareness of NGSS in PUSD in 2016-2017.

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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.