Westlake Elementary

October 8, 2021

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

Westlake families,


October brings Halloween and we are excited to be able to celebrate this year with our students. We want to make sure we are following all safety protocols so we can keep students in the building. We will need to limit the number of parents in the building so we will not be able to have the traditional Halloween parade. We will have classroom parties and students will be able to bring their Halloween costumes to school. Teachers will reach out to families regarding how their classrooms will celebrate. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.


Shelly Lamb

Westlake Principal

UPCOMING DATES FOR THE CALENDAR .........

Monday, October 11th - Friday, October 15th ~ Homecoming Spirit Week (Dress up Days below in PTA)


Friday, October 15th ~ 1/2 Day of School & Westlake Annual Walk-A-Thon (info below in PTA)


Friday, October 22nd ~ Trunk of Treat (info below in PTA)


Tuesday, November 2nd ~ Parent Teacher Conferences


Friday, November 5th ~ 1/2 Day of School


Wednesday, November 10th ~ Parent Teacher Conferences


Thursday, November 11th ~ 1/2 Day of School


Friday, November 12th ~ 1/2 Day of School (End of Trimester)

Upcoming Events/Important Information .....

Spring 2021 M-STEP results are in!


The Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress, or M-STEP, is an assessment designed to gauge how well students are mastering state standards. These standards broadly outline what students should know and be able to do in order to be prepared to enter the workplace, career education training, and college. The MSTEP is administered to students each spring in grades 3-8, and grade 11.


For students who took the Spring 2021 M-STEP, the individual data reports have arrived! At parent teacher conferences, you will receive a copy of the Parent Report that details your students’ results on each portion of the assessment, as well as questions you could ask your student’s teachers about the results.


Additionally, a helpful companion to this report is the M-STEP Parent Guide, which provides grade level descriptions of the assessed standards and what the student will be expected to learn in the next school year for each tested grade. To access the Parent Report Guides, go to this link on the Michigan Department of Education website.


We look forward to seeing you at Parent-Teacher Conference: November 2nd and November 10th

Flu Vaccines Available


Caitlin Hughes, our school nurse, will be giving out flu vaccines to any students that would like one on Wednesday, October 20th from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. If you are interested in your student receiving one then please call the nurse's office, 269-565-4993. She will need to know by October 13th to have enough time to request the necessary amount of flu vaccines.

Updated Quarentine Guidelines

If you are a close contact, you must quarantine for 10 days OR to further reduce the burden of quarantine on the community, the following procedure may be used for a modified quarantine:


For unvaccinated persons:
Quarantine can end on Day 7 if a diagnostic COVID-19 PCR or antigen test is negative (not an antibody,i.e., blood test) and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested on day 6 or 7 and quarantine can be ended on day 7 or thereafter. Monitoring for symptoms should continue through day 14. If symptoms develop, the person should isolate and get re-tested.

Lost and Found

We have collected many items in the lost and found. Lots of sweatshirts. If your student is missing an item, please have them check the lost or found or you can stop in the office and take a peek.

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

*We are going to highlight staff/teachers each week in our Weekley Newsletter

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

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Great Opportunity through Lakeview Counseling Department for Parents. Click on link below to register.
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Ms. B's Corner ............

Westlake Families,


It has been a great week here at Westlake!! We are starting up our Weekend Snack Packs. Please contact me or your student's teacher if you need one.


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 :)

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

Homecoming Spirit Week

Next Week, October 11th - 15th will be Homecoming Spirit Week. Dress up Days Below.


Homecoming Parade

Celebrate Lakeview Homecoming week in our annual parade! Friday, October 15th at 5:15 at 20th street plaza. Westlake will have our own float - bring candy to pass out! Sign up below if you are interested in participating.


https://volunteersignup.org/73EKD


Walkathon

Countdown has begun for our annual walkathon on Friday, Oct. 15th from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Still need a few more hands to help sort and organize prizes. Use the link below to sign up! Our school goal is $5,000 - continue raising funds online at Westlake Walkathon 2021 - PTSO Fundraiser or cash/check donations with pledge packets.

https://volunteersignup.org/FQKBC


PTA October Meeting

Our next PTA meeting is Monday, Oct. 11th at 6:30 p.m. Join us as we discuss upcoming events and plan for the remainder of the year! Everyone is welcome to attend!


Trunk-or-Treat

It's a GO! We have enough cars registered to make this event happen! There is still more spots available and candy donations are being accepted. Join us on Friday, Oct. 22nd. Use the link below to sign up:


For more Westlake PTA Information, please contact westlakeptainfo@gmail.com

or on Facebook at Westlake Elementary PTA

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CONTACT/SCHOOL INFORMATION ............

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