January Mustang Monitor



Westhill Elementary, January 2020



For many, the new year brings a time of reflection and setting resolutions.  With Westhill turning 60 this year we have a lot to look back on. We will be celebrating this anniversary in May when we can capitalize on the warmer weather to utilize our entire campus. If you are or know any Westhill graduates, please connect them with us and/or our PTSA so we may invite them to join in the celebration as well.



With regard to resolutions, we chose SERVICE as our virtue for January. In our “Westhill Student Families” meeting this month we will discuss how we can be agents of change by taking care of others. 

“Service is giving to others and wanting to make a difference in the world.  People who want to be of service can make a difference in the world.” Students will be sharing ideas on how we can serve…

  • people we know

  • people in our community

  • people in the world

  • the environment

  • animals


CROSSWALK REMINDER: Parents and students please remember to wait for your crossing guard to signal that you may step off the sidewalk to enter the crosswalk. While a crossing guard is on duty, it is important to wait for her to cross students even if they are accompanied by an adult. We are all working together to establish safe habits with our students. Crossing guards should be on duty in the mornings from 9:10-9:30 and afternoons from 4:00-4:10.


  • 1/14 PTSA general meeting
  • 1/15 Inside Out Day
  • 1/20 No school/MLK Jr. Day
  • 1/27 No school/non student day
  • 1/31 Report cards go home in backpacks


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Come to the PTSA meeting January 14th and learn about internet/social media safety at home from one of our district technology representatives. The presentation will begin at 6:30 in the library.


Cold Weather Reminders: Our lost-and-found is filled to the brim. Thank you for sending your mustangs with coats, hats, sweatshirts and… please remind them to bring those items back home!  All unclaimed items will be donated Monday, January 13th.

When Should I Keep my Child Home?

Attached to the title above is the link to our district guidelines for keeping kiddos home. Children should be fever-free, without fever-reducing medication, for at least 24 hours before sending them to school. It’s that time of year and we are seeing a rise in kids being sent home sick. Wash hands and stay healthy! 


The Reading Corner

Submitted by Mrs. Morgenstern

Westhill Reading Specialist


Literacy involves both reading and writing so having just-right books available for your child to read is important but it’s also helpful to have pencils, crayons, markers, and paper! Encourage your child to write. Perhaps they’d enjoy having a journal or diary? Additional ideas are to have him/her write and mail notes, short letters or thank you cards to family and friends.