Westridge Wildcat News

March 6, 2020

In This Edition

  • Message from the Principal
  • Important Dates
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • School News
  • Office Information
  • District News

Message from the Principal:

Greetings Wildcat Families,


Please provide your input to the latest iterations of the boundary maps by completing the two online surveys on the boundary landing page. Each survey correlates to a draft map. Please complete both surveys, telling us which draft your prefer, why and why not.


The survey will remain open through Sunday, March 8.


Feedback shared in this survey and at the Open House hosted last week will help inform the Boundary Review Committee at its last meeting coming up.


Wednesday, Mar. 11

6-8 p.m.

Staff Development Room


To view the most current iteration of the boundary map (and past drafts), as well as meeting materials, minutes and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the boundary landing page on losdschools.org.


Warmly,

Principal Montgomery

Important Dates:


  • A Midsummer Night's Dream production: March 7th 2:00pm and 4:00pm
  • PTSO Meeting March 19th at 1:15pm
  • Early release March 20th at 11:00am (No lunch will be served)
  • Spring Break: March 23-27th
  • Conferences April 2nd and 3rd

The students of Westridge Elementary School proudly present:


William Shakespeare’s

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Saturday, March 7, 2020

2:00 PM and 4:00 PM

Westridge Elementary School Gym

3400 Royce Way, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

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Free Admission! We welcome donations to help support the Wildcats Theater Production Team!

School News:

Regional Battle of the Books is this weekend!

Good Luck to Ashlyn, Grace, Kyra, and Laurel as they represent Westridge at the Regional Championships for Oregon Battle of the Books this weekend! Go Fearsome Foursome, go!

STEM Lab donations needed!

The STEM lab would LOVE any and all intact boxes, shoe box size and smaller ( tissue boxes, non-broken down cracker boxes, etc).

There is no longer a need for bottle caps, egg cartons, or TP tubes for the foreseeable future.

Thank you!!

Office Information:

Reporting Absences

If your child is going to be out of school or tardy to school due to travel, illness, or appointments please make sure to email your classroom teacher AND Andrea Murphy at murphya@loswego.k12.or.us

District News:

Lakeridge Girls Lacrosse Clinic

Lakeridge Girls Lacrosse Clinic

Saturday, March 7, 2020 With Varsity Head Coach: Susan Bankowski JV Head Coach: Megan Logsdon Lakeridge Girls High School Lacrosse Players

Who: All youth girls, grades 1-8

What: LAX skills clinic

Learn new skills and practice with high school players

When: March 7, 2020 10am-12pm (please arrive 15 minutes early)

Where: Lakeridge High School, Turf 1

How: Register @ www.losdcommunityschool.com

Class title: LHS GIRLS LAX SPRING YOUTH CLINIC (Grades 1-8) For more information: pacerglax71@gmail.com

Cost: $45/player, $5 discount for siblings

Bring: Your stick, goggles, mouth guard, cleats and water bottle

The Pacers GLAX team is excited to introduce new players to the sport of lacrosse and to help experienced players elevate their game. Girls will be placed in groups according to age and experience.

Thank you for supporting the Lakeridge Girls Lacrosse Program.

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You are Cordially Invited

Please join us for our inaugural Foundation Gala – an evening dedicated to our wonderful community and the amazing schools we support.

We look forward to celebrating with you!


March 7, 2020

6:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Ironlight

525 3rd Street

Lake Oswego 97034

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Making Sure You Receive Important District News

The Lake Oswego School District newsletter The Current is emailed to all families every Friday afternoon. It contains important district-wide news and information. As of this November, it is now coming to you from LOSD's new director of communications, Mary Kay Larson, mary.kay.larson@loswego.k12.or.us.


Because Mary Kay is a new sender, the newsletter message is going straight to many people's Spam folders. To recover the message and start receiving it directly in your in-box, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Spam folder.
  2. Find the message to move out of Spam.
  3. Click on “not spam” and the message will move to your in-box


Please note, in Spam, the newsletter formatting is compressed as a way of protecting your system from potentially unsafe content. Moving the message out of Spam will open up the newsletter in full view.

After moving the message out of your Spam folder once (maybe twice), your system should start accepting the newsletter directly into your in-box.


Thank you!

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Lake Oswego School District App:

Stay connected to the district and your school by subscribing to the Lake Oswego School District app! Click here to stay updated on information all around the district and receive urgent notifications.
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Safe Oregon

The Oregon State Police is pleased to announce the availability of SafeOregon, a new school safety tip line program available to all public k-12 schools in Oregon. SafeOregon is a way for students, staff, or other members of the public to anonymously report and share confidential information of a threat or a potential threat to student safety. Trained staff are available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year reached through a phone call, text message, mobile application or website. The main goal of SafeOregon is to intervene at the earliest possible point in the life of a young person who is struggling, helping them when they need it, before the situation turns into a tragedy.


SafeOregon is designed to encourage Oregon students to share and respond to anything that threatens their safety or the safety of others, anything that makes a student feel unsafe, or if a student knows someone who feels unsafe. Here are a few examples: safety threats, violence, threats of violence, fights, drugs, alcohol, weapons, bullying or friends that talk about hurting themselves, harassment, intimidation, cyber bullying, or self-harm.

Tips can be submitted 24/7/365 through the SafeOregon.com web portal, by email to tip@safeoregon.com through the SafeOregon mobile application (available for android or ios device), or by calling or texting 844-472-3364. Tips are promptly analyzed and routed for the most appropriate follow up and urgency. This may be to school officials, law enforcement, community mental health programs, or other appropriate local or state agencies. Tip Line staff make sure follow-up is noted.


For more information, please visit safeoregon.com.


Additionally, it is a violation of ORS165.570 to improperly use the SafeOregon system.

Oregon State Assessments Opt Out:

Every year, Oregon students take assessments prescribed by the State Department of Education. The purpose of these assessments is to provide data that schools can use to ensure each and every child is on track and achieving learning goals. Results are also used to inform course placement and provide focused feedback to students and parents.


State law requires us to inform you that a form is available from the Oregon Department of Education that allows you to opt your child out of the math and English Language Arts assessments for the 2019-20 school year. Should you wish to opt out your child, fill out the form and submit it to the main office at your child’s school.


If you have questions or want more information about state assessments, please contact your child’s principal or teacher(s).

Click here for opt-out form for Math and English Language Arts

Westridge Elementary

All members of our community are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment that cultivates empathy, creates challenging opportunities, and fosters lifelong learning.