Weekly Update

Sunday, February 14th

Dear Westlake Elementary Families,

Happy Valentine's Day! We hope you are enjoying today and the long weekend.


Looking to this week, there is no school on Monday, February 15th. On Thursday, February 18th, we will be holding an informational meeting for any 4th or 5th grade students who would like to participate in presenting for Women in History Week. The meeting will take place from 11:30-12:00pm. Please RSVP using the link below. Get ready for our annual Makerspace Egg Drop Event. See below for more information


We have some exciting upcoming events including Assemblies, Read Across America, a Virtual WLE Paint Night, and more! Please see below for more information.


Kindergarten registration has begun. If you have or know of a Kindergartener you can register for next school year using the link below. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office.


-Ms. Triplett

Black History Month

National Black History Month is a time to celebrate and commemorate the roles African Americans have made in the history of our country; and to also acknowledge that African Americans have contributed economically, culturally, and socially to the development of United States history.


Westlake Elementary is committed to honoring and valuing the legacy, experiences, and contributions of African Americans, not just during February but yearlong.


This week we will be focusing on famous inventors including George Washington Carver and Lonnie Johnson.

Makerspace Egg Drop Event

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Egg Drop Guidelines

  • Create a contraption for your egg
  • Describe your contraption in the video
  • Drop your contraption with egg inside from as high as you can
  • Open your contraption and show us if the egg survived

SUBMIT VIDEOS THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22 - 26th


EMAIL VIDEO TO ryancannan@mac.com

Video Submission Notes

  • Record video horizontally
  • Keep video, or edit video to be about 30-40seconds

See notes below if you need help with sharing video.

WOMEN IN HISTORY

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Please RSVP Below If Interested

Women In History Informational Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 11:30am-12pm

This is an online event.

Please join us to learn more about presenting for Women In History Week. RSVP below and zoom information will be emailed to you.


This is for 4th and 5th grade students only.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

School Assembly with Cory Hills

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Percussive Storytelling

Friday, Feb. 26th, 10am

This is an online event.

Cohort B Assembly will be at 10am


Cohort A Assembly will be at 1pm


We hope to see you there!


Zoom information will be sent soon and will be available on our student's Canvas pages by clicking on the Special Event button.

GATE Lunch Bunch

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Read Across America Week

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Author/Illustrator Meet & Greet

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Meet Zoe Persico

Wednesday, March 3rd, 11am

This is an online event.

Meet author and illustrator, Zoe Persico. She will be reading her story, Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment! After the story, students will have a chance to ask some questions and do a draw-along as well.


We hope to see you there!


Zoom information will be sent soon and will be available on our student's Canvas pages by clicking on the Special Event button.

Virtual Book Fair

WLE Virtual Book Fair

Monday, March 1st, 8am to Sunday, March 14th, 8am

This is an online event.

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Virtual Paint Night

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Ticket Sale and Event Information Coming Soon

Save The Dates

WLE Science Fair

Friday, April 16th, 8:30am

This is an online event.

More information will be coming soon.

Videos and/or slides presentation are due on Friday, April 16th.

WLE Virtual Talent Show

Friday, May 7th, 6pm

This is an online event.

More information on the talent show will be coming soon.

Beeline for Android App is Here!

Kindergarten Registration

CVUSD Buddy Program

Beginning Monday February 1st, CVUSD will launch the Buddy Program, which was conceptualized by two high school students, to provide social-emotional opportunities for our students identified with a disability in grades K-12. Similar to our Online Tutoring program, the Buddy Program will connect students across the district using the online booking system to set up online Zoom sessions. However, these sessions will support students with social connections, rather than have an academic focus.


High School student volunteers will be paired with students who have a disability and provide a thirty (30) minute Zoom session that may include online games, fun activities, or just to engage in conversations. Please note that this is for CVUSD students only and families will be able to book up to two appointments per student, per week. We need your assistance in getting the word out. Please use the various modes of communication to inform your families of this service. The following information will be important for our families to engage in the Buddy Program.


To schedule an appointment, parents or guardians will:

  1. Go to: https://www.conejousd.org/CVUSD-Buddy-Program

  2. After reviewing the student biographies and viewing student volunteer headshots, click on the “Book Now” button and follow the prompts to select the date and time of your appointment and your CVUSD Buddy.

  3. A student volunteer buddy will reach out to you at the email you provide with a Zoom link for your appointment.


We do ask that an adult is in the room nearby during the Zoom session. We’re so grateful that our high school students are giving so much of their time to give back to the community. We encourage families to take advantage of this special opportunity.

TUTORING HELP

CVUSD Tutoring

As you may recall, last spring CVUSD launched a tutoring/connection program for elementary students. This year, we are expanding the program to include both elementary and middle school students. A number of our high school students have generously offered to volunteer their time to offer free 30-45 minute virtual tutoring and support appointments for our students.


To schedule an appointment, parents or guardians will:


  1. Go to: https://conejousd.org/CVUSD-Student-Tutors and enter the following username and password:
    1. Username: cvusd
    2. Password: theconejoway
  2. After reviewing the tutor biographies and headshots, click on the “Book Now” button and follow the prompts to select the date and time of your appointment and your CVUSD tutor.
  3. A student tutor will reach out to you at the email you provide with a Zoom link for your appointment.

TO Library Homework Help

Virtual Homework Center is a program for elementary & middle-school students. It is free to participate in the program, thanks to the generous support of volunteers. The program pairs a Volunteer tutor with a student in grades K - 8th. A parent or guardian must be present during the Zoom session.


Virtual Homework Center
Mondays 3:00 pm to 5:00pm
Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Thursdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
*Closed all CVUSD holidays/breaks.

Students can register & sign up at this link

libcal.tolibrary.org/calendar/kids/

WHS Math Club

Our club members would like to provide free tutoring services to students at the local elementary schools. Would you be willing to include this information in an upcoming newsletter? Our Math Club students would greatly appreciate it. Here is the link parents/students would need to complete: https://forms.gle/W3Ukoy7cMFfx6KBy7

Click Below for WHS Math Club Tutoring