West Wed. Wrap-Up May 12, 2021
Wed, May 12 8:47am

Important Dates & Events 

5/12 (Wed) 3:15pm: Site Council Meeting - 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 our principal Heather Mata (hmata@hcsdk8.org). 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.


5/14 (Fri) :Spirit Day - Disney Day
Show your school spirit by wearing something Disney! Did you know Disney owns ESPN, Marvel, Pixar & Lucasfilm among other companies? So that should give you plenty of choices!
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. Where are your ancestors from? Who was the first person in your family to arrive in America? (optional share activity in class)
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.
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. 
5/24 (Mon) - 6/6 (Sun): Scholastic Book Fair Online
Our school’s Book Fair has gone online! Discover new books sure to keep kids reading. Every purchase supports our school. Link and details to follow.
5/31 (Mon) Memorial Day Holiday
There will be no school on 5/31 to honor our nation's fallen heroes. School will resume on Tuesday 6/1. 

Be In The Know

*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


Thank you to Mona Kashani, Raquel Boday, many volunteers & WPG for a fabulous Staff Appreciation Week. And a big thank you to all West volunteers for continuing to make West BEST! It's not too early to start thinking about volunteering for the next school year! And here is the thank you video from staff and students.