May 3, 2020
SUPER HEROES SHOW CHARACTER
MAY IS FOR TRUSTWORTHINESS
DATES TO NOTE:
5/4 - 5/8 --Teacher Appreciation
5/5 - 5/7 -- TK/Kindergarten Online Enrollment
5/7 - 5/8 -- Student Material Distribution (See Below)
5/12 -- 1st through 5th grade NEW student Enrollment begins
Counseling Corner by Mrs. Zucchet
Greetings Westwood Parents!
I hope this finds you all staying safe and healthy. While none of us would wish for these current circumstances, it is important to look for the opportunities that are being presented to us right now. The extra time at home might provide some great moments to help our children strengthen some of their behavioral skills and learn how to better manage their emotions. With that in mind, here are some resources for this week.
This is the link for the Behavior Response Support Team out of the University of Utah with some amazing colleagues doing great work for families. They are releasing a series of videos to provide parents with quick tips for behavior support in the home. There are versions in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese.
This is a series of videos for parents that are part of the Practiced Routines Curriculum, and these were only recently made available for free. Dr. Meme Hieneman is an expert in Family Based Positive Behavior Support and guides families through a step-by-step process for routine-based interventions.
Many of your children should be familiar with the Second Step curriculum which are social emotional lessons that we (myself and Ms. Keshia) teach. In an effort to provide support to families during Covid-19, Second Step has just released some lessons that will help children learn how to better manage their emotions. Below are lessons for each grade level.
Westwood Elementary School Counselor
Office Hours: Mondays 1 pm - 3 pm and Tuesdays 2 pm - 4 pm
Principal's Day --- Thank you!
REGISTRATION PAPERWORK RETURN
Many have asked how to turn in paperwork. Here are the options available now.
- Scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail it to the school
- Drop it off at the Student Material Distribution (see below for details)
- Hold on to the paperwork until the school opens again
VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT
For those who enjoy the graphic novels by Ben Clanton, meet this author on a virtual author visit May 7 at 3:00 Eastern Daylight Time with Ben Clanton: Sketch Comedy: Laughs & Live Drawing with Narwhal & Jelly
STUDENT MATERIAL DISTRIBUTION
On Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th, we will be providing all of the consumable instructional material from the classroom and returning items that the students have left at school. This will be a drive-thru process with everyone remaining in their cars. We will try to make this go as quickly and easily as possible. To facilitate this process, please come at your assigned time. We will also be collecting library books, classroom books, and registration materials. Please look for the drop off places for these items.
Scheduled times by last name:
Thursday 8:30 - 11:00
A - B 8:30 - 9:00
C - D 9:00 - 9:30
E -G 9:30 - 10:00
H - K 10:00 - 10:30
L - M 10:30 - 11:00
Friday 8:30 - 11:30
N - Q 8:30 - 9:00
R - S 9:00 - 9:30
T - Z 9:30 - 10:00
Catch up 10:00 - 11:30
ESSENTIAL WORKERS CHILDCARE SURVEY
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Newsom issued an executive order concerning emergency child care for children of essential workers who are not able to work remotely. We need your help in publicizing a short online survey to determine type of care, age groups, hours, and location needed by workers in three priority areas:
- Essential Worker Priority 1: Healthcare/Public Health and Emergency Service sectors
- Essential Worker Priority 2: Food and Agriculture; Teachers, education staff, and providers of early learning and care services including custodial, kitchen staff, and other support staff; Workers supporting critical infrastructure; State and local government workers; Communications and Information Technology IT; Energy, Transportation and Logistics; Critical Manufacturing; Hazardous Materials; Financial Services; and Chemical sectors
- Essential Worker Priority 3: All other fields listed as Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers
Please share this survey (available in English and Spanish) with your members and ask them to take it by May 6.
The survey will be managed by the San Diego County Office of Education; high-level aggregate data will be shared with existing child care providers, schools, funders, employers and organizations supporting essential workers’ access to child care during school closures, YMCA Childcare Resource Service, and Community Care Licensing.
This survey will also serve as a tool to be maintained for future reference in the emergency preparedness materials for the child care sector.
If you have questions about the survey, please contact Lucia Garay, Executive Director of Early Education Programs and Services for SDCOE, at 858-292-3801 or email@example.com.
Jessica M. Williams
Emergency Services Coordinator
Office of Emergency Services|County of San Diego
5580 Overland Ave, Ste. 100, San Diego, CA 92123
Office: (858) 715-2204|Cell: (858) 444-5585
For local information and daily updates on COVID-19, please visit www.coronavirus-sd.com. To receive updates via text, send COSD COVID19 to 468-311.
2020-2021 PTA Executive Board
Welcome to our 2020-2021 PTA Executive Board! Thank you for your service to our school. We appreciate all you do to support our students, our staff, and our school! Congratulations to all of you!
***The 2020-2021 PTA Executive Board is in search of a Treasurer. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have someone to nominate.
Executive Vice-President—Wendy Clark
1st VP Membership—Alyssa LoGreco
2nd VP Programs—Lora Marconi
3rd VP Volunteers—Lisa Ducote
4th VP Art Education—Bridget Slaton
Financial Secretary—Art Reppas