No School- October 14th and 15th, Columbus Holiday
Save the date!! December 4th, 2:15-3:30 for our Curriculum Snapshot. Lots more info to follow as the date gets closer.
Music Concert- Tuesday, February 25th
There will be no behavior reports the week of Oct. 16th since it's just a 3 day week. Please remember to sign and return your child's behavior reports on Mondays and please keep your child's behavior calendar in their green folders until the next month. That is how we are able to do "trade in" days and we keep the calendars. Thanks!
Halloween at Westgate
We are planning our annual Halloween extravaganza for the afternoon of Thursday, October 31st. Students will be in costume (in the afternoon) to celebrate the special day! Teachers and parents are planning a fun afternoon of games and activities! Although most children take part in the costume parade and parties, their participation is completely voluntary. As you are planning your child’s costume, please remember we are a kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary school. Students remaining in school during lunch should plan on costumes with limited make-up accessories. We are requesting your cooperation in selecting school-appropriate costumes that avoid violence, sharp objects, weapons, unnecessary gore, etc. At the discretion of the principal, students with inappropriate costumes will not be able to participate in the parade. If you are unsure of the appropriateness of your child’s costume, please contact the office.
The costume parade will start at 1:45 PM (please note lunch changes below for Halloween). Weather permitting; the parade will begin outside on the sidewalk. Students in grades 1st and 2nd will exit the building using the Primary Doors and line up on the sidewalk along Dwyer Street. Students in kindergarten and 3rd grade will exit the building using the Main Doors and line up on the sidewalk in front of school. Students in grade 4th through 5th will exit the Grove Street door and line up on the sidewalk along Grove Street west of Dwyer Street. The office team will lead the parade and students will parade in the following order: Kindergarten, 3rd , 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th grades.
The parade will walk north on the west side of Dwyer Street to Sigwalt, and then return to Westgate walking south on the east side of Dwyer Street. Parents are welcome to line the parade route outside along Dwyer Street. (Students will exit the Primary Door, Main Door, and Grove Street Door. The entire school will meet on the southwest corner of Grove Street and Dwyer Street.) In the event of inclement weather, we will either reduce the length of the route or cancel the parade.
Traditionally, many students go home for lunch on Halloween to change into a costume. However, in recent years, more children remain at school for recess and lunch. To ensure all children will be able to go home and return for the Halloween parade at the same time, the lunch time for ALL grades will be from 12:30 -1:30PM as follows:
PRIMARY (1-2) Lunch 12:30-1:00/Recess 1:00-1:30PM
INTERMEDIATE (3-5) Recess 12:30-1:00/Lunch 1:00-1:30PM
Students leaving the school for lunch will use the following exits: Main Door (Door #1), Primary Door (Door #2), and 5th Grade Door (Door #16.) The Cab Doors (adjacent to the North Parking Lot, Door #13 ) will not be used for lunch dismissal.
Remember: Students leaving for lunch should not return to school prior to 1:30PM. Returning students should line up at the Main Entrance (Door #1.) There will be no supervision prior to 1:25PM. Students may not enter the building until 1:30PM
Children who stay at school for lunch will have the opportunity to change into their costumes during the lunch hour. The second shift students will be getting into their costumes during the first shift and then vice-versa. There will be limited adult assistance for costume preparations and it is advisable to keep the costume simple.
Hayden: we learned about maps and the seven habits. I learned about habit four. In second grade we are learning about base ten blocks and cubes and longs and flats and big cubes and place value. the most important thing I learned was this is important because the seven habits help us be a leader.
Sam: The most inportent thing we learned was the seven habits because the seven habits help us be leaders . In secant grade math we are working with one tens and hundreds and place value. We are going to learn about state and life sickles.