November 2019
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Important Upcoming Events


Friday, 11/1: 
               Canned Food Drive Begins
               RIF Assembly and Book Dispersal

Saturday, 11/2: Saturday School

Monday, 11/4:
               Student of the Month Awards at 7:30 AM
               Leadership Meeting at 1:45PM
               SSC Meeting at 3:45 PM

Wednesday, 11/6: Minimum Day- Dismissal at 12:10 PM

Friday, 11/8: Perfect Attendance Lunch with the Principal

Monday, 11/11: No School

Friday, 11/15: 
               Progress Reports Sent Home
               End of Canned Food Drive
               PTA Family Game Night from 6:00PM-8:00PM in the cafeteria

Monday, 11/18: Staff Meeting at 1:45PM

Friday, 11/22: November Birthday Celebrations

Monday, 11/25-Friday, 11/29: Thanksgiving Vacation


Student of the Month Awards
For Student of the Month, one student was chosen from each class for showing their Wildcat PRIDE. They were honored at our Student of the Month Awards Assembly on Monday, October 7th.

Our next Student of the Month Awards Assembly will be on Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 7:30AM at our outdoor stage.
Student of the Month Award Winner Names honored in October were :
Tyson Bullard, Jayden Mendez, Caylee Bernas, Liam Peterson, Sofia Haseltine, Raylen Morris, Roman Salazar, Noah Wong, Mia Nagel, Anijah Moore, Vivian Vazquez, Riley Strange, Kimberly Marcella, Ambrie Renteria, Christopher Perez, Israel Foster, Ezrin Campbell Hayes, Amy Kirk, Alec Schultz, Alyssa Jones, Samantha Hier, Edward Ross, Jaxon Ballinger, Natalie Perez, Isabella Cherpin, Blake Gilbert, Clarissa Chairez, Jeremiah Olmos, Christian Saenz, Rosalee Kraut, Camila Martinez, Jaylen Lopez, Mason Johnson, Brian Dickinson, Kaliana Case, Elise Benton,and Melody Garcia
Perfect Attendance Lunch with the Principal
Each month 8 students are randomly chosen from all of our students with perfect attendance for the month for lunch with principal. The September Perfect attendance reward winners pictured on the right were: Dominic Hoenisch, Luke Padilla, Leonardo Uribe, Rockwell Chance, Mateo Rodriguez, and Gabriel Morfin. They ate lunch with the principal on Friday, October 11th.
Above: Mrs. Wiggin's class as the 100 Dalmations for Halloween. Bow-wow TK students make such adorable puppies!
Above and to the right: Our 5th Graders are playing a very fun game for PE.
Above and Below : Every student wrote their name on a Wildcat Paw to place on their grade level's Red Ribbon Day's poster. Each grade had a different quote.
Above, below, and right: Mrs. Vasquez's 4th grade class working on a fun, educational Fall STEM Activity. They had to build a tower using toothpicks and candy pumpkins. The goal was to see which group could build the tallest tower. Before they started they discussed different shapes and how these shapes could be used to build a taller and more stable tower.
Classroom Activities
Here are a bunch of snapshot examples of the exciting learning and events that happened here at Westpark in October.
Above, below and to the left: Ms. Wiggin's TK Class during their dinosaur dig, as well as in the classroom getting ready to put the bones together to create a dinosaur. So Dino-riffic!!
Above and to the Left : Mrs. Haun's 2nd Grade class working on regrouping using fruit-loops for ones and then putting them in cups to represent tens. All of the students were enjoying this fun hands-on activity.
Above, on the left, and below you will find some pictures of our Wildcat's washing away some of the hurt feelings they had due to someone saying something hurtful to them. During our Westpark Red Ribbon Day's each class discussed the effects of unkind words and bullying.
Above and Left : All of our 3rd grade teacher's walked their students through a mock version of what it would have been like to travel to America way back when. The pictures show the students simulating the trip across the ocean on a boat with first class getting comfortable seating and those on coach standing uncomfortably. First class received priority assistance with everything and special snacks and drinks. They received help with completing all forms necessary to come into the United States, whereas those on coach had to complete everything on their own. Depending on what type of passenger they were they were able to experience the joy or frustration felt. This opened up some sincere conversations. This was an event that these students will not forget!
Westpark Fall Festival Fun
Our PTA put on an amazing Fall Festival on October 11th. Students and their families were able to enjoy fall games, music, food, and of course getting to put WES staff into the Wylie Wildcat Kennel. Thank you to our PTA for putting together another amazing event!
WES Wildcat After School Program
It's starting to get colder so, our 3rd Grade ASP students created their own snowman/snow woman. Snow cute!!
Wildcat have PRIDE!
Check out our new Positive Behavior Expectation Matrix below! The Matrix is a list of behaviors we expect all of our Widcats to show each day here at Westpark. Our PRIDE Behavior Expectation Matrix gives specific examples of how we expect our student to behavior in every area of our school. Students that are seen doing something that is an amazing example of these expectations will earn a Wildcat PRIDE Award (Similar to the golden ticket used the last few years).

In previous years our teachers chose their Student of the Month Award winners based off of a monthly character trait. This year our teachers will be choosing a student each month that shows his or her PRIDE the most in all areas of our school.

We will have PRIDE posters in all areas of the school to remind students of what is expected of them.

A Message from Ms. Lacey
One of our school's goals is to create a culture of attendance every day, every month. We know that achievement and student success are linked to good attendance. We are dedicated to ongoing communication, support and encouragement around the importance of showing up. The most important thing we can do for our children to be successful in life is to get them to school every day and every day on time.

If there are issues preventing your child from regular school attendance, please reach out to your teacher, principal or school staff to discuss any concerns so we can help. Together we are making a difference!

Build the Habit of Good Attendance!
Attendance: Every student, every day!
 
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Westpark Elementary School
3600 Imperial Avenue
Rosamond, CA. 93560 
Phone: (661)256-5030
Fax: (661) 256-8300