Help support the Westwood Library by shopping at the Westwood ES Book Fair! The online fair will run November 14-23, 2018. The link has an interactive flyer that you can browse.
The live book fair will be during Reading Night on November 15, 2018 from 5:30 until 7:30.
I’m so excited! It’s Reading Around the World WEEK!
Westwood has been transformed overnight in preparation for this exciting week. Flags have been displayed, posters have been hung and we even have a “Wish Tree” in our lobby! This week students will enjoy reading the Wish Tree by Katherine Applegate in class. The book teaches the importance of welcoming all into our community. Students can then hang wishes for our school community on the wish tree! During related arts students will learn about art, music, and sports from other countries. Each homeroom will choose one country of focus to learn about and showcase at reading night. They will even learn a greeting in another language! Be sure to ask your child each night this week what new fact they learned about their country they are studying.
On Reading Around the World Night we will transform our gym into twelve different countries for you to visit with your child. Dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30 PM. A readers theater production performed by our staff on the book the Giving Tree will begin at 6:30 PM. Grab your passport from 6:35-8:00 PM as you will be able to experience 12 different countries with your child in interactive booths in our gym! It’s going to be so fun traveling together this Thursday night at our Reading Around the World Night! Bring the entire family for another special reading night at Westwood!
Save the Date: Thursday, November 15th
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Thank you in advance for helping our community. These items are from GraceWorks West’s critical needs list. Each day we will be concentrating on a specific type of food/item. If you have questions, contact Julie Warden at 472-4890. Thanks!
Tuesday, December 4: Canned Fruit OR Vegetables Day (any other than corn or green beans)
Wednesday, December 5: Soup and Hearty Meals Day (any soup, ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, beef stew, chili, etc.)
Thursday, December 6: Jelly and Canned Meat Day (any plastic jar of jelly or ham, chicken, tuna, etc.)
Tuesday, December 11: Breakfast Items Day (cereal, oatmeal, grits, pancake mix, etc.)
Wednesday, December 12: Individual Snacks Day (granola bars, pretzels, goldfish, chips, etc.)
Thursday, December 13: Other Items Day (toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, etc.)
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At this week’s coffee and chat, Julie Warden informed parents about the guidance lessons on bullying that she teaches to all K-5 classes. She reviewed Westwood’s Rules Against Bullying; the definition of bullying: Bullying is when someone purposely hurts someone else, over and over, and the person being bullied feels scared or powerless, like there’s nothing they can do to stop it; the 4 types of bullying: physical, verbal, social, and cyber; and the people involved in bullying: the person bullying, the target, the followers, the bystanders and the upstanders. The group also learned about Kelso’s choices: ways to handle small problems.