WHES Newsletter

Monday, October 26th - Friday, October 30th, 2020

Dear Westport Community,

The Weekly WHES Newsletter will just contain reminders and announcements for the week as well as the upcoming week's highlights.



ALL WEEK:


  • "Happily Ever Laughter" October Halloween Virtual Performance. Limited Zoom Slots available. 1 per household. Activity sponsored by WHES Parent Booster Support Club. Information went out last Friday, October 9th in Schoology AND flyer to sign up for your ticket is also below. EXTENDED DEADLINE: Thursday, October 29th at 12pm (noon).


  • STAR After-School Enrichment - After School Mondays - Fridays (2:45 pm - 3:45 pm). All WHES students can sign up for enrichment classes. Contact Coach Brandon at brandonj@starinc.org or call 310-294-0098 with questions. Classes will be:

MONDAYS: GAMING/CODING

TUESDAYS: YOGA

WEDNESDAYS: ANIMATION

THURSDAYS: MARTIAL ARTS

FRIDAYS: MUSIC CLASS


Links to Register and apply are in the newsletter. Those children who are registered already should have access through Schoology under Courses. Just look for the Star Education symbol.


Daily Events of the Week:



  1. Thursday, 10/29/20 - Happily Ever After Halloween Events sponsored by WHES Parent Booster Support Club; Flyer to Sign Up Below
  2. Friday, 10/30/20 - Happily Ever After Halloween Events sponsored by WHES Parent Booster Support Club; Halloween Drive Through for a Toy Bag 4:30pm - 5:30pm. Flyer to sign up Below. CHILDREN MAY WEAR COSTUME BUT MUST REMAIN IN THE CAR TO KEEP TRAFFIC FLOWING WHEN PICKING UP GOODY BAG.



UPCOMING WEEK:

  • School Experience Survey Assignments for Students in 4th and 5th in Schoology
  • School Experience Survey Assignments for Staff
  • Parent Conference Appointments are Made for Parent Conferences (Conferences to occur November 9th - November 20th before, during, and after school instructional hours)


Kind regards,

Mrs. Hughes




NOTE: If you still need to access the previous newsletters for contact, web link, or information they are still linked on the website.

Halloween Zoom Party with Professional Entertainers

WHES Parent Support Club is having Songs, Puppets, and Magic Show with Professional Entertainers on Zoom in "Happily Ever Laughter". Click this link to register for your ticket to enter. (1 per family).

Halloween Drive-Through Toy Treat Event

Please Click the Link for the Halloween Treat Drive-Thru Event sponsored by Booster Parent Support Club. Please RSVP Below so that we can reserve a toy treat bag for your child on October 30, 2020!

RSVP for Halloween Drive Through Event

Friday, Oct. 30th, 4:30-5:45pm

6011 West 79th Street

Los Angeles, CA

WESTPORT HEIGHTS

Booster Parent Support Club

Please Stay In Your Car AT ALL TIMES.

Click here to RSVP for the toy treat bag(s) so that we have enough treats for every child who plans to come to the drive-through with or without a costume!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Information for this week's highlights:

Online Meal Application Link: Weekly Prize Drawings

Click to submit a meal application by the October deadline. Applications bring much-needed funding for WHES. Oct 5th - $25 Trader Joe's Gift Card October 12th - $25 Gift Card October 19th - $25 Gift Card November 2nd - GRAND PRIZE $100 Gift Card

STAR AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FREE AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE FROM 2:45PM - 3:45PM. MONDAY: GAMING/CODING TUESDAY: YOGA WEDNESDAY: ANIMATION THURSDAY: MARTIAL ARTS FRIDAY: MUSIC CLASS CONTACT COACH BRANDON: BRANDONJ@STARINC.ORG 310-294-0098

How to Access the After School Enrichment

Hello Westport Heights STAR families!

Thank you for joining our virtual afterschool program. Zoom Room opens at 2:40PM with class starting at 2:45 PM.

For access, please login to Schoology, and click on COURSES, click on Westport Heights STAR, under MATERIALS (it should be the default TAB), you will find a link to the Westport Heights STAR Zoom Room.

*Please have each student login from their own device if your household has more than one student.

We look forward to seeing you later today!

Brandonj@starinc.org 3102940098


¡Hola familias Westport Heights Star!

Gracias por unirse a nuestro programa extracurricular virtual. Zoom Room abre a las 2:40 p.m. y la clase comienza a las 2:45 p.m.

Para acceder, inicie sesión en Schoology y haga clic en CURSOS, haga clic en Westport Heights STAR, debajo de MATERIALES (debería ser la página predeterminada), encontrará un enlace a Westport Heights STAR Zoom Room.

* Por favor, asegure que cada estudiante inicie sesión desde su propio dispositivo si su hogar tiene más de un estudiante.

¡Esperamos verte hoy más tarde!

Brandonj@starinc.org 3102940098

STAR ENLACE POR PROGRAMA DE ENRIQUECIMIENTO PARA NIÑOS

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA INSCRIBIRSE DISPONIBLES DE 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM. LUNES: JUEGOS /CODIFICACIÓN MARTES: YOGA MIÉRCOLES: ANIMACIÓN JUEVES: ARTES MARCIALES VIERNES: CLASE DE MÚSICA CONTACTO CON EL ENTRENADOR BRANDON: BRANDONJ@STARINC.ORG 310-294-0098

Westport Heights Elementary School: Core Values

Westport Heights Elementary School's core values commit that “WHES is a Caring and Collaborative Community that nurtures Creativity and inspires Critical Thinking for all learners. WHES Cares.


Caring can be shown in many ways at a school. One of the ways to share Kudos across our community is to give KUDOS. When you care, you can "...spend time emphasizing the positive experiences... Just like you say “thank you” to a cashier for your change (aka “just doing their job”), giving a quick appreciation is polite, respectful, and an important part of building...relationships. It’s nice to know you are appreciated, even when it’s just the smaller moments!" [excerpt from KudosNow.com] See our Kudos of the Week below to highlight a few of those moments at WHES...

Happy Birthday WHES October Birthdays!

Caleb A.


10.21


Henos B.


10.03


Eian D.


10.04


Elisa D.


10.04


Maxine F.


10.07


Jace G.


10.26


David H.


10.03


Mylee H.


10.05


Bryan J. .


10.28


Iyanna J.


10.06


Tyler L.


10.23


Hailey L.


10.03


Bella M.


10.07


Darod M.


10.31


Joshua M.


10.18


Jaylene R.


10.14


Kingston R.


10.12


Presley R.


10.28


Ava S.


10.31


Melody T.


10.03


Patriq W.


10.27


Nadir W.


10.08


Dillon W.


10.26

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Principal Visit in Classroom Virtual Zooms

Thank you to the teachers and students who had Principal class visits last week. This Week Principal will visit more virtual classrooms. The schedule is:


ELPAC Testing All week for Mrs. Hughes and select EL students.


ACTION ITEM: Parent conferences will be 9 days. (November 9th - November 20th) The following week is Thanksgiving Break. Please make arrangements to schedule what times and dates will be available for conferences outside of the 9am - 2:15 synchronous instructional time). The schedule of your conferences will need to be documented and a copy sent to the office.


DUE: DIBELS assessments should be administered for every student by Friday, October 23rd. Please connect parents with Amplify so they can have access to reading activities that assist with their child's reading progress based on DIBELS data. Please make sure to MAZE students as this affects the completion of the DIBELS test. If you are having difficulty with gaining access to a student for testing please inform Mrs. Hughes as soon as possible, if you have not done so already.



Thank you!

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Ms Stark's Virtual Office aka The Calm Room

Everything in room has clickable links with various calming strategies and tools like deep breathing exercises, relaxing music, and sensory games. This will be a good resource for students experiencing frustration and stress with remote learning.