MUSTANG MONITOR, June 2019

picture says "wrapping up the school year"

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

 

Please check with your classroom teacher for specific field trips or events in addition to the dates below.

June 5-7: Coin Drive to End Summer Hunger. Coin bags will be sent home with students this week.

Wednesday, June 6: Last early release Wednesday (@2:20 p.m.) of the school year.

Friday, June 7: Spirit Day-Fancy Clothes Day

Tuesday, June 18 : Student Volunteer Party (i.e. Safety Patrol, Library Helpers and/or Junior Buddies) @ Kenmore Lanes from 12:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m..  Please ensure that your student turns in her/his permission slip if they plan on attending.

Friday, June 21: Field Day and ALL school dance (6pm)!

Monday, June 24: Last day of school-This is a full day (i.e. NO early release)

Sunday, August 25: Community Serve Day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 28: Welcome Back to School night with school supply drop 6:00 pm


Do you have any outgrown preschool books?

Our friends next door at the Sorenson Early Education Center requested donations of preschool books to "check out" to students on the honor system. They appreciate books in good condition that would appeal to children ages 3 to 5. You can bring books to the Westhill Library or leave them in Ms. Dunnewind's box in the office. Thank you for considering this help for our young neighbors!


MOVING?

picture of a pile of books

Please contact the front office if you are moving this summer.

The Reading Corner

Submitted by Mrs. Morgenstern

Westhill Reading Specialist

 

Reading just 4 to 6 books over the summer has the potential to prevent a decline in reading achievement scores from the spring to the fall, so even small steps are very beneficial! Here are some additional tips to prevent the “summer slide”:

  • Sign up for a library summer reading program. The public library is an excellent free resource for families to have access to books of a wide range of interests and reading levels, as well as librarians to guide children and families in selecting great books.

  • Limit screen time to activities that build competencies– games that build math skills, word games, and films that will inspire students to read the book on which they were based. Still, even educational screen time is no substitute for unstructured play or quiet reading under a favorite tree.

  • Parents, caregivers, and other adults can help stem summer slide by reading themselves, as children that see adults in their lives reading often tend to read more themselves.


READY START PROGRAMS:

 
  • Sorenson Early Childhood Center

    • 8:10am-10:40am*

    • 11:55am-2:25pm*

  • Cottage Lake Elementary

    • 9:20am-11:50am*

    • 1:20pm-3:50pm*

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*All times reflect the 2018-19 school year. 

Our new Ready Start program is a blended multi-age, inclusive model, serving students, ages 3-5. We are currently enrolling at both locations (Sorenson and Cottage Lake Elementary) for the 19/20 school year.  Classrooms are taught and supported by a general education teacher, a special education teacher, and a paraprofessional. Inclusive classrooms create a dynamic learning environment for all students. The average class size is 16 students, with class make-up of 8 students with IEP’s, 5 students who pay tuition, and 3 students who are income eligible.  Classrooms utilize The Creative Curriculum & Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment Tool. The staff is committed to fostering student learning and cultivating friendships while creating a sense of community for our students. Utilizing developmentally appropriate teaching strategies to support a whole child approach to learning, within an inclusive environment, fosters high levels of student learning and social and emotional growth for all students.

For enrollment paperwork please visit our Northshore School District website @ https://www1.nsd.org/schools/programs-services/early-childhood/ready-start-tuition-program or contact Sorenson (425) 408 5570 for enrollment paperwork.

Requirements:

  • Children must be 4, by December 31st

  • Toilet Trained

  • Parent Transportation

  • Birth Certificate

  • Certificate of Immunization

  • No Kindergarten Eligible Students

Return all forms including deposit to:

 

Sorenson Early Childhood Center

19705 88th Ave NE Bothell, WA 98011

Tuition Cost:

$300 per month

 

Friendly reminder from the Westhill Library:

The last day for students to check out books will be Fri., June 7. Per district policy, all student books need to be returned by Friday, June 14.  As of right now, Westhill has 1,237 books checked out, 290 overdue, 276 lost books, and unpaid fines totaling $1,657.98. That is a significant amount of money and the district would like librarians to do their best to track down missing books. As in previous years, students with overdue/lost books or unpaid fines will not receive their yearbooks until library books are returned or fines paid. Taking care of library books is a first lesson in civics -- learning responsibility for community resources. It is also a good time to practice positive habits because the stakes get a lot higher in middle and high school with expensive textbooks.

For anyone curious, overall circulation was about 24,000 books this school year.

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