August 26, 2021
Hello, Westview families, 

Hooray for back to school! It was so wonderful to welcome students back to campus this week. Kids are settling into their routines, and teachers are getting to know their students. We are delighted to see and meet both new and old friends. I want to take this opportunity to say "thank you" to all our staff, families, and students for your continued adherence and support of school COVID protocols. We know that our students need to be on campus, and it takes all of us to do this safely. We sincerely appreciate your cooperation. 

To celebrate back to school, let's have a spirit day! If this is your first year at Westview, it is a long tradition that "On Fridays We Wear Blue." An easy choice would be your Westview polo given to you in your welcome packet. We also have spirit t-shirts that our POW organization has sold through the years. Whatever Westview gear you choose, we cannot wait to close out the first week of the school year, showing our Westview Pride.

Cheers to a great year!  

Head of School
The Westview School
Calendar at a Glance

  • Westview Spirit Day (On Fridays We Wear Blue)


  • Labor Day (No School)

  • On-Campus Scholastic Book Fair

  • Westview Open House (7:00PM to 8:30PM)
Westview Internal Notification System (W.I.N.S.)
Today, Thursday, August 26, 2021, we will be testing our Westview Internal Notification System (W.I.N.S.) 

W.I.N.S is the way Westview can quickly and efficiently notify families of immediate school-wide information, announcements, and/or emergencies. 

The system test is scheduled for TODAY at 3PM. The message will indicate that it is a test of the system. You will receive three notifications for the test: email, text and phone. If you do not receive all three forms of notification from our system, you should contact Candi Pettit by email or phone (713) 973-1900 to make sure that Westview has the most updated contact information for your family.
Student Health Screening Form Update
Thank you to everyone who took time to complete our STUDENT HEALTH SCREENING FORM prior to Monday drop-off. Parents can expect to receive an email with a link to the form every Sunday evening. Forms should be completed by 8:00AM Monday morning. We ask all families to self-screen each day and if any of your answers change to YES, notify Westview immediately prior to dropping your child off at carpool. Please remember you are answering these questions for your child.

Here is a quick how-to:

Each Sunday evening, login to FACTS Family Portal (formerly RENWEB) using YOUR CHILD’S login information. If you need help finding your child's login information, please contact your homeroom teacher.

Once logged in, you will find the Health Screening Form under WEB FORMS. Complete the form in its entirety and hit SAVE.

Thank you in advance for helping us be #westviewstrong and doing your part to protect all members of our community. y.

It is very important that if any of your answers change to YES, you must notify Westview immediately. Your child WILL NOT be permitted into school until the Health Screening has been discussed with Westview administration. 

If your child is sick, please keep them home.

Any questions about the student health screening form can be directed to your class teacher or Ms. Candi.
Westview Welcomes Continue
We are so happy to have Chelsea Luviano join our Upper Elementary team as a teacher assistant. Ms. Luviano was born in Nashville, TN, but claims Corpus Christi as her hometown. With childhood dreams of being a singer, grown-up Chelsea is looking forward to being a part of Westview and growing in the educational field. "I love to make people laugh," said Chelsea. Helping others and creating smiles every day is also something she loves to do. We think Chelsea will be an excellent new addition to our Westview family, and we can't wait to get to know you better. 
The Stewart Center at The Westview School is excited to welcome Jamie McDonald to the therapy team. Jamie is a Licensed Occupational Therapist with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Sam Houston State University and a Masters in Occupational Therapy from University of Texas Medical Branch. Jamie has worked in a variety of pediatric settings such a private sensory clinic, private schools and most recently in public schools. Jamie is certified in Learning Without Tears and a Basic DIR/Floortime practitioner, as well as trained in the Nurtured Heart Approach, therapeutic listening and sensory integration.
Westview EDU: How to Talk to Your Child and Others About Autism
Do you ask yourself, how and when do I talk to my child about his or her autism? Have you wondered if you should tell them about their diagnosis? Is it difficult for you to talk with grandparents and well-meaning friends and relatives about your child’s diagnosis?

Please join us on Thursday, September 2 at 7:00 PM via ZOOM for our first Westview EDU of the school year. The Westview School welcomes Dr. Traci L. Jordan, Psy.D., LSSP, Clinical and School Psychologist, InBloom Autism Services. Dr. Jordan will offer parents and caregivers strategies for positive conversations about autism with their children and relatives.

Please RSVP and a ZOOM link will be emailed to you prior to the event. Have questions? Email Penelope Khuri.

Fall Tutoring at The Westview School
Did you know that the Westview School offers tutoring for most classes on all grade levels? Tutoring is offered throughout the school year to maintain the skills students learn and "keep up" during the school year if needed. Tutoring takes place is a fun, relaxed environment with highly-qualified teachers.

We currently have spots available for fall tutoring. Anyone interested in tutoring or learning more information on how this might fit into your child's schedule, please contact Teresa Taeger.

Tutoring is available both 1:1 or small group. Times vary based on each tutor's availability and schedule. Once you sign up, you will be contacted to discuss specific needs and requests. Please let us know if you prefer a specific teacher and we will see if they are available for tutoring this year. Visit our website to complete the application.
Group Therapy at The Stewart Center
The Stewart Center is excited to announce a new line-up of therapy and group programs for the 2021-2022 school year.

Looking to add to your child's therapy schedule? Are there certain skills your child needs to learn, improve, or get support. The Stewart Center can help! Find out more about 2021-2022 Group Therapy Programs online, and call 713-973-1842 for any questions and to register.
And remember, you don't have to be a student at The Westview School to participate in therapies at The Stewart Center; all groups are open to members of the community! Please share!
Message from POW
Join POW for the first meeting of the year at Dish Society on Memorial Drive, Thursday, September 2 at 9:15 AM. Monthly meetings are an excellent opportunity to connect with other parents and learn about ways POW is currently supporting the school. It is an open and friendly atmosphere where parents can connect with other Westview families and learn about how POW offers support to Westview during the school year.
POW is coordinating the Room People Roster for what is sure to be an awesome 2021-2022 school year! Signing up to be a room parent for your child's classroom is a great way to keep connected to your student's class and get involved with the school without a huge time commitment.

Responsibilities include:
- Parent/teacher + Parent/POW liaison
- Party planning support
- Encouraging yearbook photography

Questions? Contact POW Room People roster coordinator, Shannon Griffiths.

Ready to Sign Up? Use this link.

We are missing people for the following teachers:

  • Felicia Hammonds (ECD)
  • Emily Martinez (ECD)
  • Jackie Hampton (K)
  • Natalie Peters (LE)
  • Christine Reilly (LE)
  • Julie Gulliford (UE)
  • Gena Brown (UE)
  • Sarah Minns (UE)
  • Kori Spurgers (MS)
  • Amanda Lozenich (MS)
There is nothing POW loves more than a super cute, back-to-school t-shirt! This year POW is joining the Happy Birthday, Westview celebration with a Big Dreams and Bright Futures themed shirt. Preorders are available in the  POW Spirit Store, and the cost per shirt is $18. You also have the option to gift a teacher a tee. Teacher shirts are $15 each. 

Thank you, and I look forward to working with you this year in POW! If you have any questions, please email me at

Ang Jennings 
POW President
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
The Westview School is looking to increase our substitute teacher list. Applicants for a substitute teacher at Westview must be over the age of 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 Candi Pettit.