September 13, 2019


This is Principal Ms. Taylor with the Weekly Update for Friday, September 13, 2019. Thank you to all scholars and families that attended College Info Night last night and thanks to Ms. Nguyen for organizing this event.  If you are interested in the information that was shared please contact Ms. Nguyen.

  • Clipper Cards: We anticipate Clipper Cards to arrive next week.  Once they arrive we will make an announcement to parents and scholars.
  • SSC Establishment Meeting: The School Site Council Establishment Meeting will take place this coming Wednesday, September 18 in the library at 5:30 PM.  If you are interested in being a part of this school governing committee please plan to attend.8th Grade Field Trip to the Exploratorium: Attention 8th Grade Parents, your scholars will be going on the annual 8th Grade Field Trip to the Exploratorium next Thursday, September 19.  Please be sure that you have signed and returned your scholar’s permission slip to Mr. Newton.
  • Westlake Writing Room: Westlake has been gifted a magnificent new space in the library.  A special thanks to Chapter 510 and all of its partners that have donated their time, energy, labor and materials to make this space a reality.  The Westlake Writing Room will have its Grand Opening on next Thursday, September 19 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
  • End of the first marking period: The end of the first marking period is next Friday, September 20. Scholars will be dismissed at 2:15 PM on this day.  Please be sure that your scholar has completed all assignments and is checking in with their teachers. Report cards will be mailed home approximately 1 week after the marking period ends.
  • Spirit Week/School Dance: Next week will be Spirit Week here at Westlake.  Monday is Wacky/Tacky Crazy Hair Day, Tuesday is Twin Day, Wednesday is Pajama Day, Thursday is Sports Day and Friday is School Spirt/ Class Colors Day (6th Grade- White, 7th Grade- Gold and 8th Grade- Green).  It will also be the first dance of the school year from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM. The cost for the dance is $2. 
  • Staff Development Day: Friday, September 27 is a district-wide Staff Development Day.  There will be NO SCHOOL for scholars.
  • Leaving Campus: Parents we are asking your help in letting your scholars know that once they arrive on campus in the morning they are not to leave campus as this becomes a safety issue.  We appreciate your support with this.

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, September 16- Friday, September 20- Spirit Week
  • Wednesday, September 18-  SSC Establishment Meeting, 5:30 PM, Library
  • Thursday, September 19- Westlake Writing Room Grand Opening, 6PM- 8PM, Library
  • Friday, September 20- End of the First Marking Period, Early Dismissal at 2:15 PM
                                         First School Dance, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday, September 27- Staff Development Day- NO SCHOOL for Scholars


Those are the updates for Friday, September 13, 2019.  Stay fly and SOAR and please remember to take care of yourself, take care of one another and take care of Westlake.