Gearing up for Fall -September 2023
September 1, 2023
Back to School 2023-24!!!
Next Week is a very busy week at Westwood! I can't wait to see everyone back in the building. Here are some of the exciting events coming up:
- All Teachers Return to School PD
- Elementary Back to School Night 5-7 p.m. - FFA Hot Dog Meal Supper (Free will donation.) - Westwood Education Fundraiser.
- 7th Grade Orientation & Any New 7-12 Students 6 p.m. Auditorium
- All Staff Return to School PD
- School Starts 8:30-2:30 (Early Out!)
- JH Fall Sports Practice Begins (FB, VB, XC)
- Athletic Booster Meeting 7 p.m.
- XC @ Bishop Heelan 5 p.m.
- Varsity Volleyball @ South O'Brien 5:30 p.m.
- Varsity Football HOME vs. MVAOCOU 7 p.m.
New Nutrition Program Director
Please welcome Terri Lepley to the Westwood Family. Terri is bringing her experience to our kitchen. Be on the look out for a new foods in our nutrition program. On August 9th she took her full kitchen staff to kitchen training and sample food. Three student volunteers were able to spend the afternoon testing out possible items for our menu. As always, our menu is on the district's website 24/7. Thanks Bryce, Mack and Mason for lending your tastebuds and suggestions!
Free Breakfast for All - Free Lunches for Reduced
The Board of Education once again approved free breakfast meals for all Westwood students. This year they also approved a measure allowing all students that receive "reduced" lunch charges to receive "free" meals. These measures are in a accordance with state and federal guidelines.
SFM Grant for Huricones
Weather Related Late Starts
If the district would have a weather related late start, breakfast will not be served this year. This does NOT include our regular Monday late starts.
Future Building Projects
The Board of Education is working with CMBA Architects to design our facility to enable a student-first philosophy. To help with this task, we need your input. When school resumes our staff and students will being filling out their surveys. Please fill out our quick survey at the link below before the end of August. This will help us create a better educational experience for our students and staff!
Box Tops for Education (BTFE)
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to support our school? Box Tops for Education has been around for over 25 years, and it really can make a difference. In fact, the Box Tops program has helped give almost one billion dollars to schools since 1996.
The Box Tops app gives participants the ability to earn for any school across the country with just the touch of a button. Plus, the Box Tops app allows you to search for schools that could use a little extra help, so you can help give students in low-income schools the opportunity to succeed.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: Buy participating products and use the Box Tops app to scan your store receipt. The app identifies eligible products and earnings are credited to your designated school online. Even if you’re shopping online or doing grocery pickup, you can still submit your digital or email receipt with the Box Tops app and earn. Twice a year, our school gets a check!
See a list of participating products at BTFE.COM/PRODUCTS
Box Tops earnings really add up, and the more people that participate, the bigger the impact we can make. So let’s give our teachers the support they need and give more kids the opportunity to succeed. Together, we can help make a big difference.