Week of 04.15.20
Westlake Parents and Guardians:
I hope you and your family are doing well and staying healthy. I know the state-wide stay at home order has provided each of our families lots of time together which is good….and probably has caused patience with each other to run a bit thin. Cultures of Dignity published an interesting article around how to navigate the family dynamics during quarantine….I hope you find it helpful! Take care of yourselves and stay healthy!
News from the Library
Have you taken a look at the reading resources on the Westlake Library homepage? During this time of remote learning across the state and country, publishers have increased access to digital books for students and families. These are available along with the titles already a part of the Westlake Library. Two of the resources (Sora and MackinVia) provide access to both eBooks and digital audiobooks. Two other links offer access to LightBox Interactive books. These titles have embedded quizzes, games, and activities as well as titles in multiple languages. The Audible link also includes titles in six different languages along with two additional audiobook resources focused on YA literature. Instructions for accessing each resource are linked as well.
Now might be a great time to revisit the Harry Potter series (through the Audible). Start a family book club at the dinner table. Learn new science facts while taking care of the laundry. Reading is beneficial for all aspects of children’s lives. Of course it improves academic skills like literacy, but it also increases imagination, expands world views, and builds compassion. Take a look at the Westlake Library page has to offer. If you would like a book recommendation, just answer the questions on this link: https://forms.gle/MUFxv8kuWtrFdKxt5
For even more options, don’t forget to visit your public library’s site. They have many more digital titles available and a digital library card if you need one!
Info for 8th Graders Interested in Color Guard at Legacy HS
Are you interested in getting more information about the Legacy Color Guard? If you are fill out this form by clicking HERE.
WEB Leader Application is now available!
We are excited to inform our current 7th grade students and families that the W.E.B. Leader application for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. Please click HERE for information and the application.
Staff Member of the Year Nominations Extended!
If you would like to nominate a staff member for our new recognition program you still have time. Click HERE to submit your nomination today!