November 12 2017

Week of 11.13.17

Westlake Parents and Guardians:

Last week the Westlake staff spent time reflecting on the meaning of gratitude as well as identifying what we are grateful for.  One of themes that came out from our work together was our gratitude for working in and being part of the very special Westlake community.  We are grateful for getting to opportunity to be in the lives your children and to be partners in this most in important work of learning with you, the parents and guardians.

As a parent myself it can be frustrating to see my own kids get caught up in the culture of commercialism that surrounds the holidays.  I found this article from Parent Toolkit around helping kids to understanding true thankfulness.  Check out this article and I hope you find something of meaning for you and your family as I did.

Truly Thankful: 5 Tips to Teach Kids Real Gratitude

There are a number of events going on this week so please be sure to take a moment to check out the weekly events calendar from the link above that looks like a yellow sticky note.


Operation Free Bird

November 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sheriff’s Foundation Bowl

Operation Free Bird is an event sponsored by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, The Adams County Sheriff’s Foundation and 200+ community partners that give back to those less fortunate in the areas we serve. Each family that attends the event receives everything needed for a holiday meal. During the event, the participants are afforded the opportunity to visit with a number of resources to include medical, dental, grooming, job services and public assistance information.


Please follow this link for more information on Operation Free Bird.


Classes for Adults

There is an upcoming opportunity for adults to go to class too!  Offerings include:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
  • Basic Reading, Writing and Math Classes
  • GED Classes

Classes are located at:

Crossroads Middle School

10900 Huron St (Huron & Kennedy)

Northglenn, CO 80234

5:30 pm

ESL Registration January 16, 17 and 18

ABE & ASE Registration January 16 and 17

$55 registration fee. Payment plan available. No fee for Adams 12 parents.

Books $25-$35 each.

Classes begin January 22 or 23, two days per week 5:30-8:30.

Phone: 303.289.4396





Take care and enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!

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Posted November 12, 2017 by wlmsad12 in category Weekly Blog Posts