Westwood Weekly Update

March 13, 2020

A Message from Mrs. Nanney

During this challenging, anxious & uncertain time for our communities, it is essential that everyone steps up to support one another and extends kindness & compassion. Please do not hesitiate to reach out to me if there is anything you need. From personal experience, I understand how families can struggle to make ends meet and provide neccesities for everyone. Please feel free to use my cell phone number to contact me; I will work to help in any way possible.
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Please note that all school-related activities and programs are postponed until further notice. Families will be reimbursed for any PTO events that cannot be rescheduled.

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Students will be sent home with "snow bags" and/or Google Classroom access so that they may remotely learn from home the week of March 30th. If you need a packet or other materials, items can be picked up in the school office on Monday, 3/16th during regular school hours. The district also sent out a questionnaire regarding technology needs of families. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Nanney with any questions, concerns or needs.

Free Educational Links for Parents......

BrainPop Information

Username: WWES

Password: wolverines1

School Counselor Scoop

Hello and Happy Friday everyone! February and now March continues to be a busy and exciting time for Westwood! In Guidance, we have celebrated Diversity in all grades-we have identified and celebrated our similarities and differences and increased our understanding and appreciation of one another! We have read wonderful books like One and I’m Like You, You’re Like Me and learned how our differences make us unique, interesting and fun! We now are reading All Are Welcome in grades K-2. We are making hearts and discussing how to be kind and include others through a wrinkled heart activity. We are also reinforcing the opportunity to make new friends when we welcome Newbury and Lindsey students and hope to soon begin an exciting Pen Pal activity!

In Grades 3-5 for this month, we are continuing our message of acceptance as we are reading Each Kindness and are talking about the importance of including others as we share and role play how we can include others at recess, lunch and in the classroom. Finally, we are also talking about the opportunity for all West G staff and students to welcome others to Westwood and Lindsey next year and are excited to not only exchange letters but plan for exciting open houses at both schools!

Thank you parents for all your support and hope to see many of you at the play this weekend!

Have a great weekend!


Meg Cunningham

School Counselor

Spring AIR Testing Dates: PLEASE NOTE SLIGHT CHANGES

April 15: 4th ELA 1

April 16: 5th ELA 1

April 17: 4th ELA 2

April 20: 5th ELA 2

April 21: 3rd ELA 1

April 22: 3rd ELA 2

April 23: 4th math 1

April 24: 4th math 2

April 27: 5th math 1

April 28: 3rd math 1

April 29: 5th math 2

April 30: 3rd math 2

May 1: 5th science 1

May 5: 5th science 2


Please know these dates are subject to slight changes; notification of any changes will be given as soon as possible. PLEASE schedule all appointments and days out around testing. Once a testing session has begun, students who are tardy cannot be admitted to class.

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This is a reminder to all our family and friends who visit us during the school day: Please park only in designated, painted parking spots; please refrain from parking behind the school outside of the gym and next to the split rail fence as delivery trucks need access to the kitchen and maintanence area.

Contact Information for Deborah Nanney, Principal

Below you will find my personal cell phone number. Please do not hesitate to contact me if there is an emergency situation and you are unable to reach Westwood or West Geauga offices. Please use it for phone calls only (opposed to texting). Also please respect that this is my personal number and do not give it out to children or non-Westwood family members.