February 11, 2021
Hello, Westview families, 

It seems apropos that The Westview School’s Moms’ Day falls near Valentine’s Day this year. Love and Moms go hand in hand. When we reflect on this year, one of the things that we really miss is seeing our Moms on campus and being able to connect our families through their autism journey. More often than not, those connections begin with our moms.

We were so happy to virtually welcome our moms into our classes today. We hope that you enjoyed your visit. From mom portraits to Q&A, your children's responses and participation make it clear that the love you give is reciprocated.

We see it every day in the details: the never-failing reassurance that you give in the carpool line, the adorably appropriate and festive holiday t-shirts, and the support you give for schoolwork, as one Middle School student said today during his Social Studies presentation, “Before I start, I’d like to thank my mom for the help on the bibliography.” All of these things and many more speak to how moms keep all things running smoothly and preparing our students for their day with love. Moms, you are crushing it, and the success of your child is a testament to that.

We’d be remiss not to mention today’s POW luncheon for our staff. We were treated to individually-wrapped, homemade cookies and a string of hearts with words of appreciation from our students and their families. The lunch, coordinated and organized to treat our staff, showed a mother’s love in all of the details. Thank you, Westview Moms, for all you do for your children and, as an extension, for us here at Westview.

As a special gift for those moms who work hard to stay organized, we are excited to present our 2021-2022 School Calendar.


All the best,




Head of School
The Westview School
Westview Loves Our Moms!
Calendar at a Glance

February 15
  • Presidents' Day (No School)

February 26
  • Re-enrollment Contracts Due

March 12

March 15-19
  • Spring Break

April 2
  • Good Friday (No School)

The Fundraising Luncheon Goes to the Movies
Check your Wednesday inbox for a special message from John Moring with your invitation to The Westview School Fundraising Luncheon Goes to the Movies. We have opened our RSVP to our families FIRST, so make sure to RSVP now. Our invitation will be extended to friends of The Westview School, Monday at noon. Spaces are limited, and we want to see you at the movies! Mark your calendars for Friday, March 12 at Moonstruck Drive-In Theatre located at 100 Bringhurst Street, Houston, TX. All families, children included, are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event to raise money for The Westview School. Families and friends of The Westview School can expect dinner delivered to your vehicle while viewing Disney's new release "Raya & The Last Dragon." We are so excited to be hosting this in-person but socially distanced event. If you are interested in attending, RSVP here.
Early Bird Discount for Westview Champs Summer Camp Ends March 1st
Registration is currently OPEN for Westview Champs Summer Camp, Summer Intensive Clinics and Summer Tutoring.
 
We are excited to be once again able to offer several options for students over the summer break. Visit our website to learn all the details and register your child. Need help deciding which of our programs is the best fit for your child over the summer? Contact Crystal Irvin or Trey Clark to discuss summer options.

What are the COVID-19 vaccines available? How do they work? Are the vaccines safe? What are the common side effects?

Do you have questions on the COVID-19 vaccines? The Westview School COVID-19 Medical Advisory Board breaks down some of the most frequently asked in our most recent post on the Westview Blog.

Notes from Nurse Ana: Hearing and Vision Screenings Continue
This week, Nurse Ana started administering hearing and vision screenings for our students. These state-required screenings are being conducted on campus, and there is no charge for the screenings.

If you do not wish for your child to participate in the state of Texas mandated school screening, a physician-signed hearing and vision evaluation for the student must be submitted to Nurse Ana
As required by Texas State Law, the following must be screened for both vision and hearing: 
  • All children who were four years old as of Sept. 1, 2020
  • All kindergartners, first, third, fifth & seventh graders
  • All first-time entrants from another Texas school who are not in the above categories unless he/she can bring written documentation from the other school
  • All first-time entrants (4 years through 12th grade) from an out-of-state school

If your child fails the vision or hearing screening and rescreening, a referral letter will be sent home. Please do the following: 
  • Have your child evaluated by your pediatrician or vision/hearing specialist
  • Have your doctor complete the referral form and return it to Nurse Ana

All screening results will be sent to the state of Texas as required by law. 

If you have any questions or require additional information about the upcoming screenings, please contact Nurse Ana in the clinic.
Simply Fresh Kitchen
Did you know that you can send a hot lunch to your child every day at The Westview School? The Simply Fresh Kitchen will send hot, nutritious meals as often as you like; all you need to do is register on their website, look at the menu and make your selections. It’s that simple. Visit the Simply Fresh Kitchen tab under Campus Life on The Westview School website for monthly menus and instructions on how to order.
Westview is Hiring!
Westview is looking to increase our substitute teacher list. Applicants for a substitute teacher at Westview must be over 18 and a high school graduate. Experience working with children is a plus. References are required. As a Westview substitute, you will primarily work as the class assistant for the day. If you or someone you know may be interested in substitute teaching on a preschool, elementary, or middle school level, please email a resume to Russell Avery.
 
Any additional questions/inquiries regarding job opportunities at The Westview School can be directed to Russell Avery.
Resources


Please refer to COVID-19 tab on The Westview School website for the most up to date information regarding our Child First Reopening Plan.


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