WHES Newsletter Update

Monday, September 21st - September 25th 2020

Dear Westport Community,

The Weekly WHES Newsletter will just contain reminders and announcements for the week as well as the upcoming week's highlights.


The highlights for the week are:


ALL WEEK:


  • Individual Parent EL Meetings - Meet with EL Coordinator/Principal Mrs. Hughes to discuss EL progress for this year


  • More Than a Meal Application - MEAL APPLICATION OPPORTUNITY RAFFLE #1 ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020! Remember to complete your meal application before the October deadline.

  • STAR After-School Enrichment - After School begins today (2:45pm - 3:45pm) all WHES students can sign up for enrichment classes. Contact Coach Brandon at brandonj@starinc.org or call 310-294-0098 with questions. Classes will be:

MONDAYS: GAMING/CODING

TUESDAYS: YOGA

WEDNESDAYS: ANIMATION

THURSDAYS: MARTIAL ARTS

FRIDAYS: MUSIC CLASS


Links to Register and apply are in the newsletter. Those children who are registered already should have access through Schoology under Courses. Just look for the Star Education symbol.


Daily Events of the Week:



  1. 9/21/20 - SCHOOL-WIDE Monday Morning Assembly with Ms. Stark & Mrs. Hughes (See newsletter for details on how to access. (Child must be present to win in the weekly opportunity raffle for gift card and parents have turned in meal application.); *Teacher Grade Level Meeting (Please go to WHES Certificated Schoology Course to access the blank agenda to be returned to Mrs. Hughes at end of the meeting.)
  2. 9/22/20 - Individual EL Program Options Meetings; Parent Support Group for Remote Learning at 7pm on Zoom https://lausd.zoom.us/j/94831693176?pwd=V1JtaGhWbUdmOFMza25EUWNmM1dhUT09

    Meeting ID: 948 3169 3176

    Passcode: 998814

  3. 9/23/20 - Westchester Community of Schools Town Hall Meeting for Parents and All other Stakeholders @ 6pm Link Here: Individual EL Program Options Meetings
  4. 9/24/20 - Individual EL Program Options Meetings; GATE Coordinator Meeting - Mrs. Hughes Unavailable; Instrument Curbside Pick-Up day for those who applied to the program.
  5. 9/25/20 - Individual EL Program Options Meetings; SSPT Meeting led with Ms. Kennedy



UPCOMING WEEK:

  • Monday, 9/28/20 - NO SCHOOL (DAY NOT ASSIGNED TO SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR)
  • Thursday, 10/1/20 - Warning Notices sent home to Parents for Select Students



Kind regards,

Mrs. Hughes




NOTE: If you still need to access the previous newsletters for contact, web link, or information they are still linked on website.

Information for this week's highlights:

Online Meal Application Link: Weekly Prize Drawings

Click to submit meal application by October deadline. Applications bring much needed funding for WHES. Sept 21- Drawing for $25 Target Gift Card Sep 28- Drawing for $25 Trader Joes Gift Card Oct 5- GRAND Prize Drawing for $100 Amazon Card

TOWN HALL MEETING FLYER

LAUSD Board Member, Nick Melvoin, and Westchester Community of Schools Administrator, Jennifer Sullivan, will host a town hall meeting for all of the Westchester/Playa Community. Please click the link to access the flyer for more details.

STAR AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE FROM 2:45PM - 3:45PM. MONDAY: GAMING/CODING TUESDAY: YOGA WEDNESDAY: ANIMATION THURSDAY: MARTIAL ARTS FRIDAY: MUSIC CLASS CONTACT COACH BRANDON: BRANDONJ@STARINC.ORG 310-294-0098

How to Access the After School Enrichment

Hello Westport Heights STAR families!

Thank you for joining our virtual afterschool program. Zoom Room opens at 2:40PM with class starting at 2:45 PM.

For access, please login to Schoology, and click on COURSES, click on Westport Heights STAR, under MATERIALS (it should be the default TAB), you will find a link to the Westport Heights STAR Zoom Room.

*Please have each student login from their own device if your household has more than one student.

We look forward to seeing you later today!

Brandonj@starinc.org 3102940098


¡Hola familias Westport Heights Star!

Gracias por unirse a nuestro programa extracurricular virtual. Zoom Room abre a las 2:40 p.m. y la clase comienza a las 2:45 p.m.

Para acceder, inicie sesión en Schoology y haga clic en CURSOS, haga clic en Westport Heights STAR, debajo de MATERIALES (debería ser la página predeterminada), encontrará un enlace a Westport Heights STAR Zoom Room.

* Por favor, asegure que cada estudiante inicie sesión desde su propio dispositivo si su hogar tiene más de un estudiante.

¡Esperamos verte hoy más tarde!

Brandonj@starinc.org 3102940098

STAR ENLACE POR PROGRAMA DE ENRIQUECIMIENTO PARA NIÑOS

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA INSCRIBIRSE DISPONIBLES DE 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM. LUNES: JUEGOS /CODIFICACIÓN MARTES: YOGA MIÉRCOLES: ANIMACIÓN JUEVES: ARTES MARCIALES VIERNES: CLASE DE MÚSICA CONTACTO CON EL ENTRENADOR BRANDON: BRANDONJ@STARINC.ORG 310-294-0098

Westport Heights Elementary School: Core Values

Westport Heights Elementary School's core values commit that “WHES is a Caring and Collaborative Community that nurtures Creativity and inspires Critical Thinking for all learners. WHES Cares.


Caring can be shown in many ways at a school. One of the ways to share Kudos across our community is to give KUDOS. When you care, you can "...spend time emphasizing the positive experiences... Just like you say “thank you” to a cashier for your change (aka “just doing their job”), giving a quick appreciation is polite, respectful, and an important part of building...relationships. It’s nice to know you are appreciated, even when it’s just the smaller moments!" [excerpt from KudosNow.com] See our Kudos of the Week below to highlight a few of those moments at WHES...

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Principal Visit in Classroom Virtual Zooms

Thank you to the teachers and students who had Principal class visits last week. This Week Principal will visit more virtual classrooms. The schedule is:

1. 9/22/20 - EL Teachers (Ms. Quintero, Ms. Mangos, Ms. Recendez)

2. 9/23/20 - EL Teachers (Mr. Young, Mr. Fortier, and Mr. Faber)



Please make sure you have emailed Principal and Ms Isabel a copy of updated daily schedule, Zoom access and Schoology Course access code. Also, please join the Schoology group for EL Teachers which gives important updates.


Thank you!

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Ms Stark's Virtual Office aka The Calm Room

Everything in room has clickable links with various calming strategies and tools like deep breathing exercises, relaxing music, and sensory games. This will be a good resource for students experiencing frustration and stress with remote learning.