May 20, 2021
Hello, Westview families,
 
I am happy to report that the POW Raffle was a huge success. Teacher experiences were something new added to this year's raffle, and I am so proud of our staff for stepping up and donating their time. Once again, our teachers and staff have gone above and beyond for our families and students. The participation from our team shows how much we love our kiddos. POW Raffle winners were announced on the POW Facebook page on Wednesday, and all winners can expect an email from POW with the details on how to claim your prize this week. 
 
POW sold over 1500 tickets and raised over $7,500 in this year's raffle. The money raised will help fund all POW events for the next school year. Our 2021-2022 calendar includes many of the Westview activities your family knows and loves, like Ice Cream Social, Trunk-or-Treat, and Family Fun Day. We may still have two more weeks of school, but we are already looking ahead to the 2021-2022 with excitement for the good things to come. Thank you again, POW, for coming up with creative ways to stay connected even while we are physically distanced this year. 
This week, we are delighted to share an update to our Westview BlogAutism or Teen Drama? Tips to Manage the Teenage Years by Mimi Le, MA, LMFT, LPC, Student and Staff Support Specialist at The Westview School. This post offers helpful insight for parents navigating those tricky teenage years and tips on best ways to manage and support their child. 




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The Westview School
Autism or Teen Drama? Tips to Manage the Teenage Years
The transition between childhood and adolescence can be a confusing and difficult time for children. Things are beginning to change on a mental, physical, emotional, and social level. Autism adds another complicated layer of development to these already challenging times for children. As a parent, you may wonder how you can best support and help your teen navigate these years. It comes with a myriad of questions: Are these behaviors normal? Should it be happening this early? How long will this last? Is this autism or hormones? Should I be concerned about a particular behavior? What can I do about it? 

Mimi Le, MA, LMFT, LPC, Student and Staff Support Specialist at The Westview School, offers insight for parents navigating those tricky teenage years and offers tips on best ways to manage and support their child. 

Calendar at a Glance
May 21
  • Spelling Bee (1830 Building)

May 31
  • Memorial Day (No School)

June 1
  • Field Day for 1900 building
June 3
  • Last Day of School

June 4
  • Teacher Work Day (No School)
1830 Spelling Bee Live Stream is Tomorrow
If you have a student in the 1830 building, the finals of Westview's Spelling Bee is tomorrow! We will be live streaming the event on The Westview School’s YouTube Channel for our Upper Elementary and Middle School students to watch from their classrooms. If you have a child participating in our Spelling Bee and would like to watch online, our livestream will be available for viewing Friday, May 21 beginning at 1:30PM. 


Buzz! Buzz! Congratulations to all our un-bee-lievable Spelling Bee finalists!

Middle School Finalists: Yellow Group - Soham Mediwala, Anastasia Blumberg, Purple Group - Brighton Yung-Faulkner, Finley Hazeldine, Red Group - Cason McKee, Irvin Soeriawinata, Green Group - Michael Batey, Satvik Raayasa
 
Upper Elementary Finalists: Mrs. Minns' Class - Hunter Howell, Thibault Descamps, Mrs. Brown's Class - James Debeir, Gabe Ortiz, Mrs. Aschman's Class - Asten Goodhue, Preston Hogan 
Coming Soon - Field Day for the 1900 Building
Hey, 1900 Wildcats! Get excited! Field Day is coming soon. On June 1, 2021, all our students in the 1900 building will participate in a staggered time and socially distanced field day on the track. Mr. Mike and Ms. Trevie have a fun-filled day of activities planned - water balloons, bikes and trikes, relays, popsicles, and lots of messy, outdoor fun for our 1900 Wildcats!

What to pack for Field Day? Make sure to send your kiddo to school with the following: a change of clothes, a visor or hat, a refillable water bottle, and a beach towel. Also, we ask that parents apply sunscreen and bug spray before dropping off in the morning and send your student in closed-toed tennis shoes. 

We can't wait for some end-of-school fun in the sun!
Summer Programs at The Stewart Center
The Stewart Center is excited to announce a new line-up of therapies and groups for Summer Programs 2021.

Wondering what to do this summer so that your child doesn't lose the skills he or she learned throughout the school year? The Stewart Center can help! Find out more about 2021 Summer Programs at The Stewart Center, and call 713-973-1842 for more information and to register.
Please visit our Registration Page and complete the inquiry form. A Stewart Center team member will reach out with summer scheduling and availability. 
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!
Current clients of The Stewart Center: Have you been in contact with your current, treating therapist about your child's summer schedule of services? Make sure to connect with your therapist before the end of the school year to confirm times for summer therapies.
Visit The Stewart Center Online
The Stewart Center website got a colorful and informative update online. Are you interested in learning about what services The Stewart Center can offer to your Westview child?

Visit The Stewart Center at https://www.stewartcenterhouston.org/

Learn more about our speech therapy, occupational therapy, and art therapy services. Read staff bios of our dedicated therapists. Get information on summer programs that may benefit your child.

If you have any questions about The Stewart Center services or how to schedule therapy or programs for your child, please contact The Stewart Center at (713) 973-1842 or by email at info@stewartcenterhouston.org.
Westview is Hiring!
Westview is growing. We will have openings for certified teachers and teaching assistants for the 2021-2022 school year. If you or someone you know may be interested in a position at The Westview School, please email a resume to Candi Pettit.

Any additional questions/inquiries regarding job opportunities at The Westview School can be directed to Carol Harrison.
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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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