February 10, 2022
Hello, Westview families, 

Love is in the air at Westview, and it isn’t just because we will celebrate Valentine’s Day next week. When children with autism are educated in a nurturing and supportive environment, we believe that they learn, grow, and develop a strong sense of self and an appreciation for others.

I am always struck by how beautifully and compassionately our entire team works to ensure that every one of our students knows that they are loved and appreciated for who they are. This week our building is overflowing with affirmations.  
Here is a sneak peek of our ECD students working on some love to send home to their parents for Valentine's Day.
Sweet Kindergartener, Parker, carries around a bouquet of roses to show his favorite teacher.
Students are declaring their love and appreciation for the people and things that mean the most to them. I love how Ms. Peters' Lower Elementary student, Liam, gives a shout-out to his buddy John David, whom he has been friends with for 95 days.
Our students are also being pushed to identify the things they love and appreciate about themselves. On the 100th day of school, Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Bea’s students counted by 10s while making ten self-affirmations. Being kind, helpful, flexible, and thoughtful are all traits that our students take pride in possessing.
Inspired by our students, I’d like to share some of the things that I love about Westview:

1. I love that our students are enthusiastic about their learning and delight in sharing what they know. They are determined, courageous, and caring. I also appreciate that they are generous with their hugs and blown kisses.

2. I love that our staff works to build personal connections with every student. They recognize the importance of strong relationships in helping students feel safe and supported as they learn and grow.

3. I love that we have a support team that is always ready to work through any challenge. They bring a wealth of knowledge and a can-do spirit to even the most difficult situations.

4. I love that we have families who express their appreciation for the hard work of our team. It warms my heart to see young students bring in handmade cards to welcome back a staff member after an absence or a small bouquet of flowers to honor a teacher’s birthday.

There is a lot to LOVE at The Westview School, and we are delighted that you choose us to support your child’s development.

Head of School
The Westview School
Calendar at a Glance

Friday, February 18, 2022
  • Staff Development/Student Holiday

Monday, February 21, 2022
  • Presidents’ Day (No School)

Monday, February 28, 2022
  • Re-enrollment Contracts due

March 14-18, 2022
  • Spring Break

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Westview Welcomes Back Mrs. Mimi
We are so excited to welcome Mimi Le back to campus. Mimi is returning to The Westview School with her new role as a Licensed Psychotherapist through The Stewart Center. Mimi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Welcoming Mimi back to the Stewart Center staff will allow our clinic to expand its offerings into therapy services. Mimi is available for individual, couple, and family therapy sessions. She will also be forming therapy groups based on interest: Sibling Group, Caregiver Support Group, Self-Care and Mindfulness for Kids, and a Girl's Skill Building and Social Group. If you or your family are interested in learning more about the services provided by The Stewart Center, visit us online at The Stewart Center or complete the following interest form.
Be Our Guest at The Westview School Fundraising Luncheon
Be our Guest at The Westview School Fundraising Luncheon. The event is back in person at River Oaks Country Club. Please save the date for Wednesday, March 30th, from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, and join our community in support of The Westview School.

We need the help of our families to make this event a success. We are looking for individuals to host a table for the luncheon. Here is how it works: Register here as a guest or table host. Then, you invite friends, family, co-workers to sit with you at our luncheon and learn all the great things Westview is doing for our students.
It costs nothing to host a table. The event is FREE to attend for all guests, but registration is required. At the event, there will be a short program with both student and parent speakers concluding with a soft ask for donations from our Board of Directors. If you have guests interested in supporting The Westview School, please consider hosting a table and extending an invitation to them. Think friends, family, neighbors, business associates, professionals, and church members.

Questions? Email Roger Browning, Director of Development.
Westview Summer Camp Registration is Open
Registration is NOW open for Westview Summer Camp. Give your student a fun, structured summer filled with activities that help maintain the academic and social skills learned throughout the school year. Westview Summer Camp is open to current students and their siblings. Recent former and incoming students may also apply.

9 AM to 2 PM | Monday - Friday
Session 1: June 13-July 1
Session 2: July 11-29

Cost: $1550 per session

Earlybird 10% discount is available for camp tuition when registered by March 31.

Having an issue with the online registration form? Email Sarah Chauvin for assistance.
Westview Tutoring + Summer Clinics
As an add-on to Westview Summer Camp or a stand-alone, Westview is also offering Summer Tutoring and Intensive Summer Clinics. Space is limited, and enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have expressed interest in tutoring or clinics through your summer camp registration, Teresa Taeger will be contacting you for scheduling and with more information.
Message from POW: Staff Appreciation Luncheon
It is time to celebrate our teachers and staff in the new year. Our first Staff Appreciation Luncheon of 2022 will be held on Thursday, February 17. Help us show our Westview teachers and staff some LOVE and full bellies! The luncheon will be a "contact-less" volunteer opportunity. We will be ordering individually boxed lunches from Roostar for the staff and providing beverages and dessert. As always, we will be purchasing gift cards for a small raffle too, so any donation amount helps our event. Please support POW, and donate ​if you can.
Note from Nurse Ana: Delivery of Medications to School
Here is a reminder on the delivery of your child's medication to The Westview School. All medication, including over-the-counter and vitamins, must be delivered to school in the original container. Medications must be turned into the school nurse or Westview staffer by a parent. It is a licensing requirement that medications be transferred from adult to adult and cannot be brought to school via child or child's backpack.

All medications must be accompanied by a Student Medication Form. Thank you for your strict adherence to these guidelines.
Westview is Hiring
The Westview School is hiring! Westview is seeking qualified, enthusiastic professionals, to join our team of educators and therapists to fulfill our mission of providing a stimulating, specialized learning environment where children with autism spectrum disorder can reach their fullest potential. If you or someone you know is interested, send a resume and letter of interest electronically to Candi Pettit.


The Westview School is looking to increase our substitute teacher list. A Westview substitute primarily works as the class assistant for the day. If you or someone you know is interested in substitute teaching on a preschool, elementary, or middle school level, please contact Michelle Chapa to complete the necessary paperwork and background check to be added to our list