February 24 2019

Week of 02.25.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

March begins this week which is hard to believe!  Your children have been hard at work learning and making huge strides towards gaining at least one year’s growth or more in their learning.  Students recently took MAPs tests which we use to help us to gauge student learning and growth.  These tests are given in Math and Language Arts and I would encourage you to talk with your child about the progress they made.  It is important when having these conversations to help support children in setting goals and understanding the importance of growth over time. Please feel free to reach out the school and/or your child’s Language Arts or Math teacher for more information about MAPs results.

Your Pie PTO Dineout

Please join us on Thursday, February 28th from 5-9pm at Your Pie at 14342 Lincoln Street Thornton, Colorado 80023 for the final WLMS Dine-out for the school year.  15% of total sales comes back to WLMS PTO. Hope to see you there!

 

NJHS Food Drive

Our NJHS members decided to get involved with the Broomfield FISH program to help bring in food for their shelves.  Broomfield FISH is an organization that helps families in Broomfield get their everyday food supply.  We are going to be doing a food drive this week (Feb. 25th -Mar. 1st) to help support our community!   Any non-perishable food items will be accepted and greatly appreciated! The biggest need is for canned meats and tuna, cereal, and juice, but anything else would be great!
Please help us promote this with your students! The top core of the school will receive a reward.  The students can put food in any of their core teachers classrooms.

CMAS Testing is coming!

CMAS testing is coming up in March and April. This assessment is an important way for us to get information about what how our students are learning and meeting state standards. 7th grade testing is March 19th through the 21st. 8th grade is April 4th, 5th and 8th for math and language arts, and April 15th and 16th for science. 6th grade testing is on April 9th, 11th and 12th. The full schedule with times is posted on our website. We ask that you please keep these dates in mind when scheduling any appointments that might keep your student out of school. We thank you for your cooperation and partnership in this effort!

 

 

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.

  • Robotics Club @ 7:45am
  • 8th Graders- High School Registration
  • WLMS Food Drive
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45
  • Travel Club @ 4pm

 

  • WLMS Food Drive
  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • Math Counts @ 3:45pm
  • Club 3:16 @ 3:45pm
  • Drama Practice @ 3:45pm
  • Early Release Day
  • WLMS Food Drive
  • 7th Graders- Registration Materials Due
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm

 

  • WLMS Food Drive
  • 6th Graders- Registration Materials Due
  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Running Club @ 8am
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Table Top Club @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm
  • Your Pie PTO Dineout!
  • Math Counts @ 7:30am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm

 

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

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February 17 2019

Week of 02.18.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

A huge thank you to our wonderful PTO for supporting the staff of Westlake during Parent Teacher Conferences (PTC) by providing a delicious meal!   It was a real pleasure to chat with parents/guardians during PTC and continue to nurture our partnerships for the benefits the children in our care.  Thank you for taking the time to join as at Westlake for PTC and if you weren’t able to attend and would like to chat with your child’s teachers feel free to reach out to us.

Your Pie Dine Out!

Please join us on Thursday, February 28th from 5-9pm at Your Pie at 14342 Lincoln Street Thornton, Colorado 80023 for the final WLMS Dine-out for the school year.  15% of total sales comes back to WLMS PTO. Hope to see you there!

School Accountability Committee Meeting

Join us this Wednesday for the SAC meeting at 4:15pm in our library.  We will be looking at how we are investing fundraised money, 2016 Bond Project update, and answer questions parents may have.  Please feel free to reach out to the school with any questions.  See you on Wednesday!

 

Upcoming Events

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.

  • President's Day- No School

 

  • NAEP Testing Today
  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • Math Counts @ 3:45pm
  • Club 3:16 @ 3:45pm
  • Drama Practice @ 3:45pm
  • WEB Meeting @ 4pm
  • Early Release Day
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • 8th Grade Registration for Current 7th Graders
  • Battle of the Books- Fantasy/Sci Fi Battle during lunches
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm
  • School Accountability Committee @ 4:15pm

 

  • NaNoWriMo Creative Writing Club @ 7:30am
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • GSA @ 3:45pm
  • NJHS @ 3:45pm
  • Student Council @ 3:45pm
  • Table Top Club @ 3:45pm
  • Disc Golf Club @ 3:45pm
  • High School Student Panel @ 6:30pm
  • Math Counts @ 7:30am
  • Student of the Month Breakfast @ 7:30am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • Saturday School tomorrow!

 

Westlake Middle School Staff

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February 10 2019

Week of 02.11.19

Dear Westlake Parents and Guardians:

We are looking forward to seeing you this week at our Parent Teacher Conferences!  This is a great opportunity for us to partner together around your child and determine how we can best support them as a team.  The Parent Toolkit has a nice article on the differences of conferences at the middle school level from elementary as well as a “checklist” for when conference time has arrived.  Check out the article below and we look forward to seeing you later this week.

Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are 4-8 pm on February 13th and 1:30-4 pm on February 14th. Conferences will be in an arena format in the Westlake gym, and you will have the opportunity to sign up for a half hour time slot when you will be able to speak with all of your child’s teachers for about 3-4 minutes each. Please look for an email sent last week with a link to sign up for a 1/2 our time slot on the 13th or 14th. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Save the Date! Color Fun Run Coming Soon!

Did your child have fun at the 2018 Inaugural Westlake PTO Middle School Color Fun Run?  This was such a successful event that we decided to do it again!  $16,000 raised!
SAVE THE DATE – May 10th, 2019.  Early Bird Registration begins in March!  This is a STUDENT ONLY event.  Early Bird Registration is the best deal at $20.00 per student which includes guaranteed t-shirt.  Money raised will go towards technology at WLMS.

Current Events

Click on each day to reveal the upcoming events.  You can also access this information and the full calendar on the yellow sticky note above.

 

  • Book Fair Open! 8am-4pm
  • Robotics Club @ 7:45am
  • Drama Club @ 3:45pm
  • Newspaper Club @ 3:45pm

 

  • Book Fair Open!  8am-4pm
  • Kids Who Code Club @ 7:40am
  • Battle of the Books @ lunch time
  • Girls Mindfulness Group @ 3:45pm
  • Flag Football @ 3:45pm
  • Math Counts @ 3:45pm
  • Club 3:16 @ 3:45pm
  • Drama Practice @ 3:45pm
  • Early Release Day
  • Book Fair Open!  8am-2:30pm and 4pm-8pm
  • Art Club @ 7:45am
  • Guitar Club @ 7:45am
  • Westlake Orchestra Academy @ 2:15pm
  • Parent Teacher Conferences @ 4pm-8pm

 

  • No School for Students
  • Parent Teacher Conferences @ 1:30pm-4pm
  • Book Fair Open! 1:30pm-4pm
  • No School for Students- Have a great weekend!
  • No School Monday- President's Day

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

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February 3 2019

Week of 02.04.19

Westlake Parents and Guardians:

Across our school and district (and in fact across the country), there has been a movement to better support and teach to areas of Social Emotional Learning (SEL).  Brain research has indicated the value of SEL in academic learning and over health and the results are compelling.  As parents, there are ways we can help support our children with SEL too!  Check out this article from Parent Toolkit about a parent’s guide to SEL.

Parent Teacher Conferences Coming Soon

Parent teacher conferences are 4-8 pm on February 13th and 1:30-4 pm on February 14th. Conferences will be in an arena format in the Westlake gym, and you will have the opportunity to sign up for a half hour time slot when you will be able to speak with all of your child’s teachers for about 3-4 minutes each. Please look for an email on Thursday with a link to sign up for a 1/2 our time slot on the 13th or 14th. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Save the Date! Color Fun Run Coming Soon!

Did your child have fun at the 2018 Inaugural Westlake PTO Middle School Color Fun Run?  This was such a successful event that we decided to do it again!  $16,000 raised!
SAVE THE DATE – May 10th, 2019.  Early Bird Registration begins in March!  This is a STUDENT ONLY event.  Early Bird Registration is the best deal at $20.00 per student which includes guaranteed t-shirt.  Money raised will go towards technology at WLMS.

Dr. Heide, Principal Westlake Middle School

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