Mustang Bulletin

January 20, 2023

Celebrating 100 Days of School!

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Mighty Mustangs Recognition Program

We are so excited to announce a new positive recognition program that is brought to us by our amazing student council leaders. Each week teachers from all areas will be able to acknowledge our hardworking students in the areas of academic achievement, excellent effort, growth mindset, outstanding character, and leadership. Students will be featured on our morning announcements on Thursdays.

Congratulations to all of our Mighty Mustangs for their positive referral from their teachers! Students received a certificate and a special treat for their hard work!

Kinder- Alyse - Outstanding Character

First- Hunter - Excellent Effort

Second- Sammi - Excellent Effort

Third- Penelope - Growth Mindset

Fourth- Isabella - Outstanding Character

Fifth- Oliver - Outstanding Character

Sixth- Chase - Academic Achievement

Seventh- Alexandria - Outstanding Character

Eighth- Amar - Excellent Effort

Specials (Hilbert)- Lincoln - Excellent Effort

Dear Parents,

As we all start to think about tax season I wanted to remind everyone that there is an easy way for you to help West Wing School! You can make a tax credit donation to West Wing from any one of your relatives, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or anyone whom you want to be part of your child’s educational success! This gift from your family contributes invaluable benefits to the West Wing students. Tax credit dollars go directly to extra-curricular student programs such as tutoring, special band and music programs that we would not be able to provide otherwise, and many more invaluable opportunities for your child.

If you donate your tax dollars to West Wing, it is at no cost to you. Your tax donation is a dollar-for-dollar benefit and it is a win-win situation for you and for West Wing School. Please take a moment to donate your tax dollars to West Wing this tax year.

* The full amount of the tax credit can be used to reduce an individual’s tax liability ($200.00 for a single taxpayer or $400 per household).

* You can fill out the tax credit information online and use your credit card.

* Tax credit donations directly support any extra-curricular activity, including our social-emotional program, All Things EQ, tutoring, West Wing’s choir, band, student council, sports programs, and so much more!

Warmest Regards,

Shelly Schubert
West Wing Principal

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Hello Families,

The motto for this week is:

I plan my day to make enough time for work, sleep, and free time each day.

Balance can be difficult to achieve, but the price of being out of balance is steep. For example, when our kids avoid work to create an excess of free time, they rob themselves of feelings of accomplishment and a job well done. Completing chores is a way we can help our family and contribute to the lives of those around us. Work provides purpose. Additionally, too much work without enough free time feels exhausting and causes burnout.

When our children’s sleep is out of balance, they pay both mentally and physically. Help your child take an active role in ensuring they get enough sleep by helping them understand all the benefits being well-rested brings.

The benefits of sleep are:

• Improved attention, learning, and memory.

• Reduced stress and enhanced mood.

• Better mental and physical health.

According to the Journal of Pediatrics, more than 50% of American children are chronically sleep deprived, and screen addiction or improper use of technology is a major reason. Consider implementing these strategies:

1. Establish a technology cut-off time.

2. Collect the technology after the cut-off time. (No tech in child’s room)

3. Establish a bedtime routine. Like the 3B’s: Bath, Book, Bed.

Parenting isn’t easy, and enforcing rules brings its own set of challenges. When you can, include your child in the process of creating a healthy schedule. Let them know the benefits of sleep and the cost of not getting enough. Include them in the discussion about when to turn off technology and what they may want their bedtime routine to look like because the more they are involved, the more ownership they can take in creating these healthy habits.

Wishing you a wonderful week,

Danna Evans

All Things E.Q.

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Attention 8th Grade Parents:

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Download the PDF:

Save the Date For our STEAM Into Kindergarten Preview Night!

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Cross Country Girls - 5th and 6th Grades

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Save The Date!

PTSA’s CANDYLAND Daddy Daughter Dance is coming up on February 10th. Tickets go on sale next Wednesday, 1/18!
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Middle School Athletics Information

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Monday, January 23

  • 7:30 - Chess Emporium

  • 3:30 - Cross Country Practice

  • 3:30 - Volleyball Practice

  • 3:45 - Band Conservatory Club

Tuesday, January 24

  • 3:30 - Cross Country Practice

  • 4:30 - Volleyball Playoffs (TBD)

Wednesday, January 25

  • 9:15 - K-2 Field Trip (SDOCHS & Park)

  • 3:30 - Young Rembrandts (Art Room #114)

  • 3:30 - Cross Country Practice

  • 3:45 - 4:30 Band Conservatory Club (Band Room)

  • 4:30 - Volleyball Playoffs (TBD)

Thursday, January 26

  • 7:45 - Yearbook Club (VandBerg’s Room # 121)

  • 4:30 - Volleyball (TBD)

Friday, January 27
  • 2:00 Early Release

  • 6:00 - 7th & 8th Grades Winter Dance

West Wing School

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An A+ School of Excellence

"A" Rated by the Arizona Department of Education

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