West Wed. Wrap-Up Feb 3, 2021
Wed, Feb 3 12:27pm
Important Dates & Events 
  
2/1 (Mon) - 2/10 (Wed) Conference Week (and a Half!)
February conferences go from Feb 1-10. Students will have normal school hours (NOT minimum days as in the past) during the conferences. Thank you to Mona Kashani and volunteers for making possible the daily Conference Week Treats to show our appreciations for the teachers!
 
2/4 (Thu) Ambry Test Pick-Up 
2/5 (Fri) Ambry Test Return
West students are lucky to be able to Covid test every week now!
West staff will distribute & collect test kits during morning drop off in the traffic line.  Walking/biking students can pick up/drop off at the office. *Please see 2/2 email for detailed instructions.  
 
2/9 (Tues) 3pm Trimester 3 learning commitment survey due
The survey will ONLY need to be completed if you want to change your child's learning placement for Trimester 3. *Please see 2/3 email for the survey and details. 
 
2/12 (Fri) West Very Virtual Variety Show Sign Ups Due
West Variety Show is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th graders & will take place online on Wednesday March 31, 2021. If you have any fun talent to showcase - sing, dance, perform martial arts, comedy act - SIGN UP HERE BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12  -  Only one parent/guardian needs to sign up for each act.
 
2/12 (Fri) - 2/15 (Mon) Presidents' Day Weekend/No School
 
2/16 (Wed) 9am Principal & Superintendent Coffee
Please join Principal Mata and Superintendent Carlomagno for a Zoom chat! Bring your comments, ideas and questions. All parents welcome!
 
2/24-26 (Wed-Fri) 3rd Annual West STEAM Expo 
More than 110 West students signed up for our biggest ever STEAM Expo to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Model & Math! All applicants should have received an email confirmation by now. If not, please email Sue Yeon Choi right away. The virtual STEAM Expo will take place on FlipGrid Feb 24-26. Uploading and viewing instructions to follow.
 
Be In The Know
*HTV Newscast
Check out our latest HTV Newscast where Westies talk legos and walk the virtual catwalk in our very first Mask Fashion Show. Plus, the newscast will get the kids thinking about participating in West's Very Virtual Variety Show coming up in March.
-February 2021 HTV Newscast https://vimeo.com/507369229

You can always access West's videos from the HCSD website or app.
(1) Go to the Parents tab and in the drop down box - click Hillsborough Television. (2) Scroll down to Vimeo channels. (3) Select West Vimeo Channel to access previous newscasts:

Don't forget to submit your best jokes or riddles to jslater@hcsdk8.org for our next Make Me Laugh segment.
  

*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 71% 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~!

 

Gratitude

Thank you to Rosemary Chiang, Meriel Rowe, Shelby Van Doren for making Project Replay service learning project a huge success! South and West schools together collected more than 710lbs of Legos! 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!