Weekend Wire

February 21, 2021


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Roadrunners, We Are Proud of YOU!

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2/24--Varga, Wilkinson & Williams Materials Distribution

2/24--Dining for Dollars--Flippin Pizza 4S

3/4--School Site Council Meeting


3/11--1st & 2nd Grade(Virtual) Materials Distribution

3/12--Spirit Day--Dress like an Animal

3/12--End of 2nd Trimester


3/31--Varga, Wilkinson & Williams Materials Distribution


Learning Support Services is excited to share with our community that we are currently going through a pilot process for adopting a new K- 5 History Social Studies curriculum for our elementary schools. PUSD is piloting two State Board approved publishers, Studies Weekly and Teacher Curriculum Institute (TCI). The pilot team includes 20 individuals from a variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, school sites and experiences, which includes teachers, a Library Media Technician, principals and parents/guardians.

We are also actively aligning our pilot process to PUSD’s Racial Equity and Inclusion Plan, which can be found on PUSD’s Home Website, to ensure there is racial, gender, and orientation diversity and a variety of perspectives so that our students see themselves in the curriculum. We feel it is important to have conversations with community members on the pilot process and provide access to review the two pilot resources.

Learning Support Services will be hosting two community forums for parents and community members to attend. These will be Zoom sessions that will offer a brief outline of the CA Framework and Standards, overview of the pilot process, provide access to review the materials, and allow for a Q & A session.

The dates are:

Tuesday, March 16 from 5:00-6:00 OR Thursday March 18 from 6:00-7:00. If you would like an invitation to this Zoom session please, RSVP to the session you wish to attend. If you are unable to attend and wish to review the resources or have a question, please submit your request by clicking this link to share your information and we will email you the steps to gain access to the materials.

Learning Support Services looks forward to collaborating with our PUSD Elementary School parent/guardian community.

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Running Club

Calling all Roadrunners! Since we can't do run club on campus this year please tally your child's miles run outside of school from the 1st (22nd for Feb) to the end of the month and then input the month's total in this form each month through May. At the end of each month starting in March (Feb tallies will be added to March) we will post which class (one per grade) earned the Golden Shoe. At the end of the year tokens will be earned per 5 miles run. Please only include the miles run from Feb 22nd to May 31st (google form will stop taking responses 6/2). Here's the link:


And here is a PDF of a run log to help your runner keep track of the miles they've run.

There are some great running routes on the PTA website and you can also use https://onthegomap.com/#/create to calculate the distance of your own routes.

PUSD 2021 LCAP Survey

From February 21 through March 5, 2021, PUSD will be conducting our annual survey to gather stakeholder input on our Local Control Accountability Plan, or LCAP, which will shape the District’s goals and guide our budgeting priorities for 2021-2022. We want to hear from our parents, students, staff, and community members!
You will be asked to respond to one question: “What programs or services would you like to see continued or improved in order to advance student and staff learning and wellness for the 2021-22 school year?”

You can participate by following this link: my.thoughtexchange.com/445950426

FREE Dental Screenings, Sealants and Fluoride Varnish

Please be sure to schedule an appointment (by appointment only!) by calling the number or emailing from the information on the flyer. KINDERGARTEN students needing to provide their Oral Health Assessment (dental exam) to the school, this can be done for free here! Please see the website for additional locations.
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Do you or someone you know have a three or four year old student looking for a Preschool? Please see the registration and “about us” flyer for an opportunity to enroll in PUSD Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year. The registration window opens on March 15th!
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Throughout February we celebrate Black History Month. Students from the 4-5 Combo Class are pleased to share their mini videos about well-known Black Americans with WWES. Students filmed and collated their videos, and teachers have access to the links to share in their classrooms. We enjoyed learning more about the wide variety of remarkable contributions made by Black Americans, both past and present.

Black History Month Video Clips

Links are in the slides

Transfer Window Is Open

The Poway Unified transfer window is now open! Transfer requests for students who live in Poway Unified and would like to attend a school other than their school of residence should be submitted online … just go to the Poway Unified website and click on “Transfers” on the home page.

If you have a current child in a Poway school and would like a younger sibling to attend the same school, please submit a transfer request at this time. Transfer submissions are accepted even if your younger child is not yet enrolled. Then please enroll your child at their school of residence in May. The transfer window closes on March 31st.


Hiring Now for Limited-Term Instructional Assistants

As we work to open schools for our students, we are in need of Instructional Assistants to assist with the supervision of students and WE ARE HIRING! Starting Pay is $15.13/hr. We have several openings for 6 hour per day positions (8:00-2:30 daily). These are limited term assignments that will go through the end of the school year. If you or someone you know might be interested, please apply using the link below! Please feel free to contact me if you'd like more information!


2019-2020 YEARBOOKS

We have last year's yearbooks still available! If you purchased one and never picked it up or if you realized that you never ordered one and would like one, please email Lisa Ducote at lducote8@gmail.com and she can make sure that you get one.

Your student will want to remember this unique year with a 2020-2021 yearbook! Your student gets to customize two pages just for them which will print in their individual yearbook so it will really be unique and special! Also, for every yearbook purchased a tree is planted!

Purchase yearbooks here:

https://tr5.treering.com/validate Use passcode: 1015978769242468

Or scan here:

We want to see your pictures!! Please upload pictures from Dress to Impress Spirit Day, Winter break fun, virtual learning, and lots more here:


We want to see your pictures!! Please upload pictures from Dress to Impress Spirit Day, Winter break fun, virtual learning, and lots more here:


Health Office Notes

Please remember to be proactive and prescreen your student at home prior to leaving for school. If your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep them at home. If your child has developed any one of the symptoms below while at school, they must be sent home immediately. Parent(s) will be notified to pick up their student immediately.

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Per the CDC Guidelines (use link below of Decision Tree updates as of 1/11/21):

The individual may return based on one of the following:


a) 10 days from the day symptom(s) first appeared, AND improved symptoms and no fever (or fever reducing meds) for the last 24 hours.

b) With proof of negative PCR COVID viral test, may return after 3 days if all symptoms are fully resolved; or after 10 days from the day symptom(s) first appeared, AND improved symptoms and no fever (or fever reducing meds) for the last 24 hours.

c) A signed note from a licensed MD, DO, NP, or PA (who manages that condition) must: confirm the chronic diagnosis (i.e., cites labs, date-of record when diagnosed); include provider’s contact information; explain how symptoms are unrelated to COVID-19; and be accompanied by signed consent for school to interact with MD, DO, NP, or PA.

Please call the Health Office for any questions or concerns.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

Does the Amazon driver know you by name? Got enough boxes to stack to the moon? Did you know that with every delivery you can raise money for Westwood Elementary?

1. Go to smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in to your Amazon account

3. Search for Westwood Elementary PTA San Diego

4. Sign up!

Or scan here:

PTA Membership

The year may look different but Westwood still needs you! Join the PTA so we can all work together to make this year the best possible.

For more information and to join, please press the button below