Westlake Elementary

November 12, 2021

Mrs. Lamb's Corner ..........

Westlake families,

We want to thank all of the families that were able to attend parent-teacher conferences!! We believe it is important for students to see we are working together. We know students grow the most when parents and teachers are working together. Please look for report cards to come home towards the end of next week. We have accomplished a lot in the first trimester. Students completed our initial NWEA assessment, we had a building-wide PBIS dancing celebration, school pictures, trunk or treat and having our in-person PTA meetings each month.

Shelly Lamb

Westlake Principal



Wednesday, November 24th ~ 1/2 Day of School

Friday, November 19th ~ Popcorn Day!!

Thursday & Friday, Nov 25-26th ~ Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 6 ~ Chritmas Program - 10:30 @ Journey Church (doors open at 10:15)

Upcoming Events/Important Information .....

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Board Moves Forward in Interim Search

Lakeview’s Board of Education took the next step in selecting an interim superintendent at a special board meeting last night.

Following four hours of interviews and deliberations, the Board approved a motion to enter into negotiations with retired Kalamazoo Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Cindy Green.

Board members cited Green's experience in school leadership, curriculum and instruction, school safety, health, and educational equity as reasons for her selection.

“Above all, the Board appreciated Cindy’s energy and passion for students, for education and for Lakeview. Her experience will serve the district well during this transition. We look forward to welcoming her back to the Spartan family,” said Board President Eric Greene.

Green, a proud member of the Lakeview High School Class of 1976, brings 17 years of experience as an Assistant Superintendent within Kalamazoo Public Schools.

The interim superintendent will serve through June 30, during which time the Board will conduct a comprehensive search for the district's next leader. Current Superintendent Blake Prewitt's last day with the district will be December 31.

Staff members will have opportunities to provide input throughout the search process. A timeline for the search and public engagement is anticipated to be announced in late November.

Job Opportunities
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Westlake Needs ..............

Boys and Girls Pants

size 8/10, 10/12 and a few 14/16.

Please drop them off in the school office.

Boys Underwear

Small boys underwear size 5/6 & 7/8

Coats, Snowpants and Boots

Westlake Happenings ...............

Troops for Treats

The Westlake PTA put together Treats for Troops. Thank you to our Westlake Families and students for all their candy donations. The Troops will definately be blessed!!

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Reading Buddies

Fourth grade students from Mrs. Smith's class enjoy time reading with Kindergarten students from Mrs. Ciesiolka's Kindergarten class.

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Staff/Teacher Highlights .............

*We are going to highlight staff/teachers each week in our Weekley Newsletter
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Mrs. Lennon's 1st Grade Class

How many years have you been teaching?

"This is my 11th year teaching."

What is your favorite part of your job?

"I Love seeing the amazing growth that students are making and their excitement for learning!"

What is your favorite hobby outside of school?

"Outside of school, I enjoy hiking and hanging out with my fur babies :-)"

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Mrs. Slayton's 1st Grade Class

How many years have you been teaching?

"This is my sixth year teaching. I taught Kindergarten for 4 years, 2nd grade for a year, and this is my first year in 1st grade!"

What is your favorite part of your job?

"My favorite part of teaching is seeing how kids start at the beginning of the year and then watching them progress throughout the year. It’s always so amazing to see their journey play out each year!"

What is your favorite hobby outside of school?

"Outside of school I like to hang out with my husband, my cat (Hermie), & my dog (Junie). We enjoy going out to eat, playing board games, & watching tv/movies!"

Foodservice Information ..............

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Community Opportunities ..............

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Ms. B's Corner ............

Westlake Families,

It has been a great week here at Westlake!!

The Charitable Union Winter Coat Distributions are back! Please see information below.

Here are some differnet things that we are in need of:

Boys and Girls pants size 8/10, 10/12 and a few 14/16.

Coats, Snowpants and boots

If you need any help from Ms. B., please don't hesitate to reach out :)

My email is sbever@lakeviewspartans.org

Office Phone #: (269) 565-4952

Make it a Great Day!

Ms B :)

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PTA information ....................

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Volunteer Opportunities:

Food Drive: https://volunteersignup.org/TWFBQ

Snack Cart Donations: https://volunteersignup.org/XHA34


21-22 School Day Start & End Times

Monday Early Release - 8:25 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday Schedule - 8:25 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Half Day Schedule - 8:25 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Contact Us at Westlake

Michelle Lamb, Principal

Beth Buck, Secretary to the Principal

Christina Rogers, Building Secretary

Westlake Elementary School

1184 South 24th Street
Battle Creek, MI 49015
P. (269) 565-4900
F. (269) 565-4908

Report Student Absences:
(269) 565-4901

Important Links and Phone Numbers ........

Required annual notices are available on the district website using the following link:

Annual Notices

Updated Parent Handbook