West Wed. Wrap-Up April 28, 2021
Wed, Apr 28 9:01am

Important Dates & Events 

5/3 (Mon) - 5/7 (Fri) :Staff Appreciation Week 

The West Parent Group would like to invite all families to join us in showing extra gratitude to the incredible teachers and staff at West who move mountains to make our children’s school days successful, safe and fun. There are three ways to participate!
1) Sign up here if you'd like to donate a treat.
2)Submit a photo/video/text message on a Google Form here starting May 1.
3)Students can create a hand-made thank you cards for teachers and staff & drop them in the box by the MPR by May 5. 

Chairs - Raquel Boday (415.203.1163; rtgb926@gmail.com) and Mona Kashani (650.281.5022; mona.kashani@gmail.com).
                                     
5/10 (Mon) : Join the West School Site Council
The School Site Council is an advisory group made up of parents, teachers and the principal. The Site Council meets monthly, after school, throughout the year to discuss and support West School’s initiatives and HCSD goals that directly impact the school and student learning.

Currently, we need to fill two parent positions for a two-year term beginning next fall. If you are interested in serving on the Site Council, please email Heather Mata (hmata@hcsdk8.org) by Monday, May 10th. Anyone interested is welcome to join our final (virtual) meeting on Wednesday, May 12th at 3:15 pm. If more than two candidates are interested in this position, a vote will take place.
 
5/10 (Tue) 9am : Superintendent coffee chat 
Please join superintendent Dr. Carlomagno & principal Mata for a Zoom chat. Bring your questions and comments about this school year and the next!
5/14 (Fri) :Spirit Day - Disney Day
Show your school spirit by wearing something Disney!
 
5/21 (Fri) - 5/23 (Sun): Screen-Free Weekend
Unplug to Discover your Roots, Unplug to Show Acts of Kindness and Unplug to Get Organized
Unplug to Discover your Roots -- Learn your family history and make a family tree.  From what countries did your grandparents arrive to America and why did they choose to come? (optional share activity in class)
                                  -----AND-----
Unplug to Show Acts of Kindness -- Offer a helping hand to your parents, friends and teachers.  Step up your game and maybe pick up trash around the neighborhood, pick flowers for an elderly neighbor or volunteer to help out.
                                  -----AND-----
Unplug to Get Organized -- Clean out the junk drawer, tidy up your room and donate old books and toys!
 
5/22 (Sat) & 5/23 (Sun): HSF Virtual Fun Run
Purchase your tickets TODAY for the HSF Virtual Fun Run on the weekend of May 22/23! Tickets are now available at hsf.org. We encourage households to run or walk together along the 2K or 5K course. Please continue to adhere to the current CDC and San Mateo County Guidelines for group gatherings. 
 

Be In The Know

*West Wear Store

West Wear blow-out sale - EVERYTHING IS 30% OFF! We are opening a new store with a new vendor soon, so current supplies must go! We still have some t-shirts, hoodies and baseball shirts on hand. Please order your "vintage" WestWear today while supplies last! West Wear Store

 

*Hillsborough Sschools Foundation

Supporting HSF is more important than ever this year. West is currently at 77% participation, which is awesome, but we can do better! Thank you to all who already have contributed! We are just 30 families away from 90% so we can get an additional $5,000 of extra funding for our school! Every little bit helps! Please consider making your contributions today! For Paypal click HERE, text “HSF” to 56512, or go to hsf.org/donate
 

Gratitude

Thank you to Ann Chen, Jen Midle and 5th grade student leaders for a fantastic Project Helping Hand, our 3rd service learning project. We have collected more than 2500 health items, that is about 8 items per student! Thank you Westies for sharing your big heart!

And a big thank you to all West volunteers for continuing to make West BEST! Please look for other volunteer opportunities on Konstella & start thinking about next school year as well! Thank you!