Westridge Wildcat News
August 20, 2019
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!
This has been a busy summer! Our building and staff are getting ready to welcome you back for another great school year! I am excited to share that thanks to the generosity and commitment of our parents and community, the bond work at Westridge has given us an incredible, fresh, and innovative learning environment for our Wildcats. We cannot wait to see you on Monday, August 26th.
As we button up finishing touches at Westridge, please note that campus will continue to be closed to the public through the end of the day August 23rd, 2019. We appreciate your patience and know that the anticipation is just as exciting for us as it is for you and your families! Please note teachers will be prioritizing being prepared for teaching your children over decorated bulletin boards and finishing touches to classroom décor.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday, August 26th!
Bulk School Supply Update!
If you contributed to bulk school supplies last spring, the Green Committee has your school supplies covered! This week the green committee will sort supplies into boxes for each teacher/classroom so that every classroom is equipped and ready to go for the start of the school year. Reminder that because these are bulk communal supplies your student will not receive a “kit” of supplies. You only need to send: a backpack, lunch bag, 3 inch 3 ring binder for Jaques class only, and a 4 function only calculator (add, subtract, multiply, divide) for sixth grade math classIf you didn’t participate if bulk supplies, the supply lists can be found here. Please send these items with your student(s) on the first day of school, unless otherwise indicated by the classroom teacher.
Have a child on an IEP or 504? Join us for Smart Start!
Hi Westridge Parents/Guardians,
Please follow the link, Smart Start Checklist 2019-2020 to the LOSD Smart Start Document. The document is to assist parents and students with special education and/or 504 services. It has helpful information regarding transportation, case managers, and a before school opportunity to meet your student's classroom teacher and case manager.
Smart Start is scheduled on Thursday, August 22 @ 1:30-3:00pm* at Palisades Elementary in the Gym. You can find Palisades at 1500 Greentree Ave, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034. Due to continued construction, no public access to Westridge will be permitted. We hope to see you at Palisades!
*This time is exclusively for students experiencing disabilities (IEP or 504 services) to ensure parents and students have dedicated time with their case manager and classroom teacher.
Introducing Our Westridge Staff:
Our incredible staff is looking forward to welcoming you and your children into the 2019-20 school year! This year we have several new staff as noted below.
Kindergarten – Mrs. Blankenship, Mrs. Fagan, and Mrs. Houska
Grade 1 – Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Pauls, and Mrs. Solomon
Grade 2 – Mrs. Hanberg, Mrs. Howard (NEW), and Mrs. Milberg
Grade 3 – Ms. Carter, Mrs. Shambaugh, and Mrs. Swanson
Grade 4 – Mrs. Bullock, Ms. Jaques, Mrs. Phelps (NEW), and Ms. Schoen (NEW)
Grade 5 – Ms. Bales, Mrs. Harvey, and Mrs. Pilkington
Attendance/Records Secretary – Andrea Murphy
Counselor – Mr. Kieser
Custodian – Garrett Wagner
Dean of Students – Ms. Furrer
DELTA Teachers – Mrs. White and Mrs. Adams (NEW)
Education Assistants – Mrs. Fratzke, Mrs. Godfrey, Mrs. Groner, Mrs. Liss,
Mrs. McKinney, Mrs. Pribyl, Mrs. Regan, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Waite
Engineer – John Russel
Lead Secretary – Jodi Steward
Learning Specialist – Mrs. Krull
Library Technician – Mrs. Calbreath
Literacy Specialist/Coach – Mrs. Troike
Music – Mrs. McMahon (returning)
PE – Mrs. Della Paolera
RTI Coordinator/Coach – Mrs. Kopacek
School Psych .5 – Mrs. Vogel
Speech Language Pathologist .5 – Ms. Szanasy
STEM Facilitator – Mrs. Melton
Medication at School?
Increased Safety & Security - Raptor Technology
We are excited for the start of school and we are excited to welcome everyone back to school. As a reminder, with safety being our top priority, all schools are now utilizing the Raptor Visitor Management. On the first day of school, Westridge will have staff greeting students and parents when entering the building, and every parent will be welcomed as they drop off their student(s).
The Raptor Visitor Management system will be functional in our school that day. Please have patience with us in the first week of school as we operationalize our security procedures and systems. Please bring your state issued picture ID to register with the Raptor Visitor system!
Learn more about how to register: LOSD & Raptor
Student Enrollment Verification (action item)
Parents of all students enrolled for the 2019-20 school year must log into ParentVUE and review/update their students' information through the Online Registration tab.
Schools rely on parents to ensure that this information is correct so they can contact the appropriate people during an emergency, respond to a medical situation, and communicate non-emergency information effectively. If you have forgotten your ParentVUE password, go to the login page, click "I am a Parent," then click "Create New Account or Reset Password" and choose "Forgot Password." For guidance, visit the LOSD website (under "Enrolling and Transfer > Online Registration) or contact the school at 503-534-2371. We appreciate your help!
Back to School Night- NEW!
Seeking Applications for Bond Accountability Committee
Lake Oswego School District is seeking qualified applicants for the Bond Accountability Committee. This committee plays a key role in ensuring transparency and accountability in the implementation of the 2017 school improvement bond.
Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 23
Annual State Assessment Notice
Save the Date!
8/26 - First Day of School (all students grades 1-5)
8/29 - First Day of School (Kindergarten students)
10/01 – Back to School Night