West Wed. Wrap-Up Feb 17, 2021
Tue, Feb 16 11:29pm
Important Dates & Events 
2/17 (Wed) & 2/18 (Thu): HCSD Parent Feedback Meetings
Sign up here to provide feedback about 2020-21 school year & participate for 2021-22 school year planning. 

2/20 (Sat) or 2/21 (Sun): Screen-Free Saturday (or Sunday)
Please explore our Parent Packet (pdf attached) for background on Screen-Free Week, suggested themes for each Screen-Free Saturday (or Sunday) and a list of exciting activities for your family to try out.  This month's theme is Unplug to Cook and Unplug to Connect with Nature.  Cook a meal as a family and/or go for a family hike or walk around the neighborhood -- maybe you’ll see other Westies out there! 
2/23 (Tue) 7pm: West Pajama Story Night
Sign up here by 2/21 to cuddle up (virtually) with Ms. Mata and Kit Kat at PJ Story Time! 

2/24 - 2/26 (Wed - Fri): 3rd Annual West STEAM Expo
Cheer on more than 120 of West's scientists, designers and engineers at the STEAM Virtual Expo on Flipgrid! All participants should have received upload instructions. If not, please check West STEAM Expo Website

2/26 (Fri): West Spirit Day - Crazy Hair or Crazy Socks Day!
Show us your crazy hair or crazy socks in-person or virtually for a West spirit day! Send your photo to WestPix2020@gmail.com for yearbook/social media.
3/5 (Fri) 6pm: West Family Bingo
Sign up here by 2/26 for West Family Bingo Virtual Edition! $10 per family. Be sure to wear your favorite West Wear to show your school spirit! Send your photo to WestPix2020@gmail.com for yearbook/social media.
3/8 (Mon): 3rd Trimester Begins!
Be In The Know
*Yearbook Photos
With no parent volunteers on campus this year, we are relying ENTIRELY on West families to submit photos. Please send us photos of your students participating in school activities (virtual learning, art in action, spirit days, Bingo night, etc) when we have a call out - especially if you have never submitted yet! We would like to include EVERY WEST STUDENT in the yearbook, and we cannot make that possible without your submissions! Also if your student missed picture day, please send us a photo. Email to WestPix2020@gmail.com!
*Weekly Covid Testing
We are incredibly lucky to have available weekly Covid testing for students. Last week we have collected 177 tests for 201 in-person students! Test Pick-ups will continue to be on Wednesday mornings & Test Returns on Thursdays by 1pm, both at West. For OmeCare Nasal tests, please try to register your tube online first.  If you are unable to activate the test kit, you may print and fill out the paper form (pdf attached) and include it in the biobag with your test.
Any questions or wish to volunteer? Please contact West HCSD CARES Reps Nicole Salama nrsalama@yahoo.com (650) 759 -9870 & Steve Juno stevejuno@hotmail.com (415) 531-4975. 
*West Wear Store

West Wear blow-out sale - EVERYTHING IS 30% OFF! We are opening a new store with a new vendor later this school year, so current supplies must go! We still have lots of youth t-shirts, hoodies and baseball shirts on hand. And we'd love to see your Wildcat show off our school colors, so 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 72% participation, which is awesome, but we can do better! Thank you to all who already have contributed! We are just 21 families away from 80% and really want to get to 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 at HSF.org!


Thank you to Mona Kashani for organizing & WPG and parent volunteers for providing teacher treats for the February Conferences! And as always heartfelt thank you to all West volunteers for continuing to make West BEST! Please look for many other volunteer opportunities coming up on Konstella, including West Virtual BINGO (coming up on March 5) & 5th Grade Promotion! Thank you!