Eighth Grade Registration Night at Spring Lake Park High School is Tonight
Tonight, Wednesday, February 6, is the Spring Lake Park High School (SLPHS) Eighth Grade Registration Night and Opportunity Fair for our current eighth grade students. At this event, you will learn about course offerings, graduation requirements and program options for your soon-to-be high school student. We had a dean from SLPHS at Westwood on February 4 to discuss high school registration with our eighth graders during their Language Arts classes.
The SLPHS Eighth Grade Registration Night and Opportunity Fair will be held at Spring Lake Park High School rom 4:30-7 p.m. The address is 1100 81st Avenue NE, Spring Lake Park.
Learn more about the SLPHS Information Night here
Registration Information Night at Westwood School
Information Night is scheduled for our current grades 4-7 parents on Tuesday, February 12, here at Westwood. This evening will provide the opportunity for families to hear about registration options and programming here at Westwood, as well as time for tours and questions. This evening is designed for parents/guardians only. Students will be given the opportunity to tour Westwood and ask questions later this spring.
- Information Night for current grades 4-5 - Tuesday, February 12 from 6-7 p.m.
- Information Night for current grades 6-7 - Tuesday, February 12 from 7-8 p.m.
Westwood is hosting Parent-Teacher conferences on:
- Grades 5 through 8 - Friday, February 15 - 8 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
- Grades 5 and 6 - Tuesday, February 19 - 4:30-8 p.m.
- Grades 5 through 8 - Thursday, February 21 - 4-8 p.m.
There are no scheduled conferences, you may drop in to meet with teachers on any of these dates/times. Conferences are a good time to connect with teachers to see how your child is doing at this point in time in the school year.
Grades 7-8 Learner Showcase
Students in grades 7 and 8 will be hosting a Learner Showcase on Tuesday, February 19 from 4-6 p.m. here at Westwood. Staff and students have been working hard preparing lots of exciting different ways to show off their talents. We will have displays, interactive activities and much more! This is a fun opportunity for our students to showcase the work that they have been doing all year. We hope to see you there!
We have been working with InClass Today to develop a process to identify and communicate with families of students who are chronically absent from school. Feedback from parents also helped refine the process. The first round of absence reports was sent in fall 2018 and we are now ready to send the next round of reports. Students in grades 6-12 who have missed school - either excused or unexcused - for more than five percent of school days since the start of the school year will receive an absence report in the mail. The next round of reports will be sent beginning Friday, February 8. Click here to read more about SLP's effort to reduce absenteeism.
Westwood Book Fair
Westwood will have a Book Fair in the middle school Den beginning February 19. There will be preview and purchase times during the day for students as well as during evening conferences. The schedule for the Book Fair is below:
- Friday, February 15 - Open during conferences - 8 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 19 - Open during conferences - 4:30-8 p.m.
- Thursday, February 21 - Open during conferences - 4-8 p.m.
8th Grade Yearbook Baby Photos
It's that time of year to start looking for your cutest, most adorable baby picture for the Westwood yearbook. Please send in a 4x6" baby picture of your choosing in an envelope addressed to Mrs. Powell, Room 208. You will receive your photo back, so please put your full name (first and last) and Panther Time teacher on it. Photos need to be turned in by Friday, February 8! They will be returned within a few weeks.
Chanhassen Dinner Theatre
The Westwood Music Department is offering an optional evening field trip to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre on April 18. This trip is now open to all 7th and 8th grade students in band and choir. Students may pick up a permission slip in the main office or from any music teacher. Completed permission slips and payment should be turned in to your student's music teacher. Tickets are selling quickly and are on a first-come, first-serve basis, make sure to get your permission slips in soon!
Thank you to the parent volunteers that presented 59 Art Adventure presentations to our 5th and 6th graders during the month of January!
Art Adventure is a program that engages students with artworks from the Minneapolis Institute of Art's collection. This program brings reproductions of works of art from the museum to the classroom. Volunteers are trained on three sets of six pieces of art at the MIA and then visit classrooms to share the works of art with our students and lead them in a fun active discussion.
This year's theme was "Friends, Family and Community." Ask your child about what they saw as representations of family and how that is similar or different from them.