Review of our Behavior Expectation Plan for Students
After a winter break and January being a cold month where the kids tend to stay inside more, the result is often our students have some extra energy. We review our student expectations with the kids after break. It is also a good time to remind parents of our school expectations and responses for our students. The student expectations for Westwood are:
- I will treat others the way they want to be treated so that our school is safe for each student and adult.
- My words and actions will be inclusive of others so that each person has a sense of belonging at Westwood.
- I will be an owner of Westwood to create a school that we are proud of.
- I will use my voice to express what I need so that I am – We are – Successful at Westwood.
- I will use respectful words, and actions that align with situations and environments, and be open to feedback.
When students engage behaviors that do not align with the expectations we categorize the behaviors in two different ways:
- Behaviors that result in a physical or emotionally unsafe environment – these behaviors result in immediate removal from class and may include an in school or out of school suspension
- Behaviors that disrupt the learning environment – these behaviors are less severe and are dealt with in the moment of them happening.
Partnership and communication between home and school is important in our ability to provide safe, predictable and caring learning environments. I appreciate the support and communication that you give to both me and the staff at Westwood.
Grade 5/6 Lock In
We are very excited for our fifth and sixth graders to have some fun at Westwood at our annual Lock In. Students will enjoy the 40 foot obstacle course, Human Foosball, DJ, Bingo, Movies, pizza, popcorn, and “shaved ice snow cones”. The cost is $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Parents can drop off students at Westwood starting at 5:20 with pick up at 8:00.
If you would like to volunteer for the Lock In this Friday night, it's not too late to sign up! There are a variety of shifts available, either for all night or half the night. Click here to sign up to volunteer for the lock-in.
On January 30, randomly selected eighth students will be taking the the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers and the public. If your child was selected to take the NAEP assessment a parent notification went home with students on Monday of this week.