Announcements

  •   Big News - Schedule Change

    The Professional Growth Day that is scheduled on November 1, 2018 has changed from a Non-Student Day to an early dismissal day.  We have also added a Professional Growth Day on May 9, 2019.  Both of these days will be the regular start time of 8:00 with dismissal at 11:20. 


  •   GATE Testing Information

    2018-2019 GATE Testing Information Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7.   2018– 2019 GATE Testing Information   Test Date (only 1 test opportunity)Request Submission WindowSCHOOL SITE /SCHOOL DAY TESTING January 18, 2019 @ each school site during the school day.*Each school will determine their testing date.September 10  through   November 30, 2018   To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey/  NOTE:Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the request submission window dates.   If you have questions, please contact your child’s school office.      2018-2019 Información acerca de las pruebas GATE La educación para estudiantes superdotados y talentosos (por sus siglas en inglés GATE) incluye servicios para esos estudiantes cuya necesidades cognitivas puede que requieran un currículos e instrucción  modificado para acomodar sus diferencias en aprendizaje y asegurar su éxito. Los padres pueden pedir que sus hijos sean evaluados y tomar la prueba GATE en los grados del 2do. Al 7mo.   2018-2019 Información acerca de las pruebas GATE   Fecha de la prueba (sólo pueden hacerlo una vez)Periodo de entrega de peticiones para las pruebas GATEESCUELA /FECHA DE LA PRUEBA January 18, 2019 Localizada en su escuela y durante el horario escolar.  10 de septiembre al 30 de noviembre, 2018   Para pedir que su hijo(a) sea evaluado, por  favor complete el Cuestionario de los Padres del programa GATE así como el formulario de consentimiento.  Ambos están en la sección GATE de la página Web del distrito escolar PUSD https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey/  NOTA: Las peticiones para ser evaluados solo serán aceptadas durante el “Periodo de entrega de peticiones para las pruebas GATE”   Si usted tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor comuníquese con la oficina de su escuela.                   


  •   Meet the Teams!

    (Open this announcement to see our pictures) Office Team TK/Kinder Team1st Grade Team2nd Grade Team3rd Grade Team4th Grade Team5th Grade TeamSpecialized Service Teams  


  •   Please Remember Your ID

    When coming to sign a student out of school early for any reason please remember we will always ask to see a picture ID. The person signing out must be a parent or guardian. If someone other than the parent/guardian is picking your student up early, they need to be on the emergency list and the parent/guardian will need to call the school and give verbal consent. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping your student safe and following Poway Unified School District policy.


  •   Late Item Drop Off

    Please help us reduce the amount of interruptions during the school day with late/forgotten items being dropped off in the office. These items include everything from books, homework, lunches, band instruments and messages for students with after school plans. We know teachers and parents both value every student’s instruction time. We have begun a newdrop-off policy to encourage less class time interruptions.For lunches, snacks or water bottles:  Please tell your students to check in the office at the start of their recess time.  If they have not come for it, we will then call them to pick the item up. For late homework, we will no longer call classrooms and we will email the teacher for the student to pick up. Afternoon phone calls to relay messages regarding pick-up plans or reminders for afterschool activities. Please relay these messages to students before school starts or send a note with the student to remind them in order to limit the amount of class disruptions.   The new drop off policy is now in place.  Please take the steps to ensure students have what they need for their school day before being dropped off for school. 


  •   Have you Moved Recently?

    ~PLEASE OPEN THIS ANNOUNCENT TO ACCESS THE LINK~ If you have or plan to move addresses please come to the school's office and fill out a new Residency Verification form and provide 2 proofs of residency.  Thank you! 


  •   Easy Fundraising for Westwood Foundation!

    Use this link each time you shop and Westwood can earn up to 7% of your Amazon purchases! www.amazon.com/?&tag=westwelemes03-20 Please save this link and always START with it for your Amazon shopping. Thanks for helping support our school! 

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    This year we are embracing a school wide focus on positive energy.  We are using The Energy Bus and The Energy Bus for Kids as vehicles on this road to creating a positive culture.

        Jon Gordon writes about having 10 rules for life for adults and 5 rules for kids.

    1. You’re the Driver of the Bus.
    2. Desire, Vision and Focus move your bus in the right direction.
    3. Fuel your Ride with Positive Energy.
    4. Invite People on Your Bus and Share your Vision for the Road Ahead.
    5. Don’t Waste Your Energy on those who don’t get on your Bus.
    6. Post a Sign that says  “No Energy Vampires Allowed” on your Bus.
    7. Enthusiasm attracts more Passengers and Energizes them  during the Ride.
    8. Love your Passengers.
    9. Drive with Purpose.
    10. Have Fun and Enjoy the Ride.
     

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