Dear Westport Community,

Link to WHES Newsletter: https://www.smore.com/q6rxd

It is Teacher Appreciation Week! We cannot thank them enough! Our STARS - our Westport teachers, educators, instructors - no term fully captures the essence of all teachers do in their role of inspiring the best in our children - have earned this week!

If you are looking for ways to honor and celebrate our wonderful Westport teachers look no further! Continue reading below!

Let's make this week a great week for your child's teacher! They help your child to shine!

Kind regards,

Mrs. Hughes


  • NO Monday Morning assembly at 9am time slot. Moving forward, the assemblies will be on Monday afternoon AT 2:15 PM on Mondays.
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3rd - 7th, 2021
  • UPDATE: Mobile Unit came to Westport Today to administer COVID-19 tests for students and staff at Westport. We apologize for the short turn-around. We will have tests on certain Mondays. We will confirm when we receive more information from the district.
  • Westport has an Amazon connect phone line since December 2020 to assist with remote office work. There is a voicemail attached which we do not have access to check. Please do not leave a message on this voicemail system as the school will not receive any messages from it.


MONDAY 05/3/21 -

  • 2:15pm - 2:30pm School-Wide Assembly at NEW time - Please join us to continue to build community among all at our school. 4th ang 5th Grade Student Success Ceremony will be held during this time.
  • 2:05 pm - 3pm PD TOPICS: Crisis Team Refresher for staff PD; Attendance Protocols & PSA Introduction (staggered start times for teachers); School reopening Updates/Feedback; Eddy Awards Link
  • 2:15pm - 3pm PD TOPICS: Crisis Team Refresher for staff PD; Attendance Protocols & PSA Introduction (staggered start times for teachers); School reopening Updates/Feedback; Eddy Awards Link
  • 2:30pm - 3pm PD TOPICS: Crisis Team Refresher for staff PD; Attendance Protocols & PSA Introduction (staggered start times for teachers); School reopening Feedback/Updates; Eddy Awards Link; SBAC Tests
  • TEACHER APPRECIATION SUGGESTION: Be a Superfan! Write your teacher a note, poem, or letter and send it to them today!
Link to help you create: https://www.writethankyounotes.com/teacher-appreciation

TUESDAY 05/4/21 -

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm 5th Grade Lunch Bunch (NEW TIME) w/Mrs. Blanca and Ms. Stark
  • 1:30pm - Principal Unavailable
  • TEACHER APPRECIATION SUGGESTION: Draw a starry picture for your teacher superstar!
Link to help you create: http://adoptastar.org https://wideopenschool.org/families-and-teachers/forfamilies/utm_source=techbalance&utm_medium=sms&utm_campaign=2021SpringMsg6TeacherAppreciationWeekENG#teacher-appreciation-week/

WEDNESDAY 05/5/21 -

THURSDAY 05/6/21

FRIDAY 05/7/21 -

  • 11:45 am - 12:30 am - 5th Grade Lunch Bunch (NEW TIME) Mr. Marin and Mrs. Blanca
  • 12: 30 pm or 2:30pm Chat with Principal Meeting - TOPIC: LRP Meeting = Parents of EL Students discuss progress of their children in the English Learner Program (Parents of Long Term EL and Potential Long Term EL Meeting)

UPCOMING WEEK: (May 10, 2021 - May 14, 2021)

  • Monday 5/10/21 - 2:15pm - 2:30pm Monday Morning Assembly; PD TOPICS: EQUITY or UCLA CGI (TBD) (staggered start times for teachers)
  • Wednesday 5/111/21 - Crisis Team Meeting
  • Thursday, 5/13/21 - LAX Coastal Teacher Eddy Awards: Congratulations, Mrs. Ann Bishay, for being honored with this year and being chosen by your teacher colleagues!
  • WEEK OF MAY 17th - 21st: Classified Appreciation! Let's celebrate our wonderful Westport Custodians, Cafeteria, Special Ed Assistants, Supervision, and other staff! You may do something on your own or join the activity planned by the Booster Club for parent ideas and suggestions!
CHAT WITH PRINCIPAL: For Parents of EL Learner Only

Students who have been English Learners for over 4 years are potential Long Term English Learners. The EL designee (the principal) needs to meet with you individually to discuss possible resources and strategies for home.

Thank A Teacher

Ideas for Celebrating

Ideas from Our WHES Booster Parent Support Club

CLICK HERE AND BELOW. There is something to do each day of the week - to show that your child's teacher is a real star!

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Resources for Digital and In-Person Thank You Creations

CLICK HERE There are FREE templates for flyers, thank you cards and kits, and other creative ideas for you to help your family to thank your child's teacher - Including printables in English and Spanish.

Teachers are superheroes!

CLICK HERE! This blog has some really fun ideas for theme celebrations for your teachers.

Words of appreciation and empowerment

Thanking Our Teachers

In this episode of Snack-Size PD, the YouTube professional learning series for teachers hosted by Smore's Resident Educator, we hear from a guy we call Teacher-Appreciator-in-Chief!

And what's a celebration without music and food?!

Links to Teacher Appreciation Food Offers!

Here are some national teacher appreciation food offer freebies and discounts!

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