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Westmore Oaks K-8 School

1100 Clarendon Street

West Sacramento, CA 95691

Phone:  916-375-7730

Fax:  916-375-0963

Thanksgiving Break!

Thanksgiving Break!

School is closed the week of November 24th to November 28th for Thanksgiving Break!  We all wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families! Thanks, Mrs. Smith

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Bowman, Jayne
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Burr, Jennifer
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Butler, Barbara
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Carpio, Monique
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Christie, Chris
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Churchill, Carolee
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Cummings, Kevin
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Daykin, Willow
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Elfers, Deanea
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Escobedo, Janice
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Fegan, Tim
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Garcia, Michelle
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Gregory, Naquiba
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Harrigan, Nicolas
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Honsal, Jeni
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Hooberry, Kelly
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Jackson, Sarah
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Loscotoff, Jennifer
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Mann, Samantha
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Marsh, Cynthia
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Matlock, Charlotte
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McCarthy, Jennifer
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McDaniel, Debbie
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Melton, Katherine
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Ofenham, Marty
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Olsen, Christopher
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Palamidessi, Mary
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Pearsall, Kurt
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Plascencia, Nellie
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Ramirez, Paula
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Rhinehart, Jennifer
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Rosales, Tina
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Samek, Elaine
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Schubot, Angela
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Scordakis, Wendy
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Shukuya, Anika
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Smith, Diane
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Straws, Thea
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Utterback, Amy
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Yen, Shelly
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Zamboni, Barbara
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Zwerdling, Jillian
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Today: 11/22/14

Garden Update!

Garden Update
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Julie Phurchpean and her two sons, and Jennifer Black and her two sons for joining us Saturday in the garden! We were able to amend enough soil with chicken manure and oak leaves for two long beds. We planted fava beans and some brassica plants (broccoli/cauliflower), which were donated by the UCDavis garden.
 
Our next Saturday Work Day will be December 6th.
We will meet Tuesday, December 2nd @ 2:45 in the library to come up with goals for our workday.
 
These dates may change depending on delivery of wood for our raised beds…I’ll keep you postedJ
From the little acorns…Mrs. Butler and the Westmore Staff
 
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Garden Volunteers Hard at Work!

Dinner with a Scientist!

Dinner With A Scientist!

             Our Scientist was Brian Scott.  He is from Ottawa and lives in West Sacramento, California.  Just a coincidence.  He graduated from The University of Ottawa with a Masters Degree in Biochemistry.  He develops and improves enzymes for degrading cellulose.  He has worked for two companies, Iogen Corporation and Novozymes.  He works at Novozymes in Davis, California.  He spent a lot of time with the students talking about his job and how it relates to science!
 

 
 
 

Dinner With A Scientist!

6-8 Fun Friday, November 21st!!

6-8 Fun Friday on Novmeber 21st!

The next Fun Friday is November 21st during 6th period.  You can purchase tickets to the event at lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, November 19th and 20th in front of the music room.  This time we will be doing team competitions for prizes in the gym!

For a Team of six students the price is 35 WOW tickets!

For a single student to just watch it is 10 WOW tickets! 

Come out and enjoy the fun! 

Thanks, Mrs. Smith

8th Annual West Sacramento Community Giveaway Day!

8th Annual West Sacramento Community Giveaway Day!

Saturday, November 22nd is the Annual Giveaway Day at Westfield Elementary School, 508 Poplar Avenue, West Sacramento, CA from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  You can get food, clothing, baby things, shoes, toys and household goods.  You must preregister for food by calling 916-572-0560.  If you know of any families that need any of these itms please let them know.  Thanks, Mrs. Smith

 

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Thanks for your VOTE!

Thanks for your VOTE!

Special thanks to all who voted!  Our School Bond Measure Passed and now many of our schools will be able to have great campus improvements coming soon!!

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Designated Drop Off and Pick Up Area on Campus!

Designated Drop Off and Pick Up Area on Campus!

 

Parents and Guardians,

In accordance with the new Washington Teacher Association contract language for the 2014-2015 school year, each school site in the Washington Unified School District must establish a designated parent/guardian wait area.  This contract language was developed in order to help insure the safety of students, staff and parents, and is in no way meant to deter parent involvement or dissuade parents from being a part of our school culture.  In order to be compliant with the new contract language, beginning October 13, 2014, Westmore Oaks will be implementing new drop off and pick up procedures during school hours from 7:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.

Our new drop off-pick up procedures are as follows:

 

All parents and students must enter through the gate located between the Administration Building and the Cafeteria or the gate by the parking lot and bicycle racks.  After entering the campus, parents may wait with their children in the morning at the picnic tables which are located outside the cafeteria.  When the bell rings at 7:55 a.m., the children can walk without parents to the playground to line up.  Parents and Guardians will not be able to wait on the playground or walk down the halls to the classrooms.  In the afternoon, parents are to wait at the picnic tables until students are dismissed from school. 

 

Parents and guardians who need to enter campus for other reasons or need to stay for a longer period of time during the stated school hours, mush continue to sign in at the office and get a visitor's badge.

Thanks you for helping us in our efforts to keep your child and the Westmore Oaks staff as safe as possible. 

 

Sincerely, Mrs. Smith, Principal

Class Color Days and Other Spirit Dress Days!

Class Color Days & Spirit Days!

Last year, our Student Leadership Team started doing a few Class Color Days and some special Spirit Dress Days!  We have decided to continue to have these days.  The Student Leadership Team wanted to let you know ahead of time about these dress days so students can be prepared for the 2014-15 school year!  WUSD has a K-8 uniform policy which consists of white shirts or a school T-shirt, and navy blue, tan or black uniform bottoms.  We do expect all students to continue to wear a school uniform but we also will offer a few special dress days in the school year!  

The Special Class Color Days and Spirit Dress Days are the following:

November 21=Class Color Day, December 12=Class Color Day, January 9=Career Day, January 30=Class Color Day, February 20=Pink Day, February 27=Class Color Day, March 13=Picture Day, March 20=70's Day, March 27=Class Colors Day, April 10=Twin or Triplet Day, April 24=Class Color Day, May 15=Western Day, May 29=Class Color Day!

Class Colors are:

 

Kindergarten:               GREEN

First Grade:                  ORANGE

Second Grade:             TEAL

Third Grade:                 PURPLE

Fourth Grade;               GREEN

Fifth Grade:                  ORANGE

Sixth Grade:                TEAL

Seventh Grade:            PURPLE

Eighth Grade:               GREEN

 

NEW Westmore Oaks T-Shirts!

New Westmore Oaks T-Shirts!

The Westmore PTSA is going to have Westmore T-Shirts in other assorted colors this year!  These shirts are inexpensive and can all be worn as an official school uniform.  Last year we introduced green and purple, which are class colors.  This year we want to also have orange and teal, which are also class colors!  The Westmore T-shirt will also be available in black, another popular color.  The T-shirt order form will be put on the website soon so you can order your T-shirts for school as early as August 12th in the office!!  Thanks to our wonderful PTSA!! 

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Westmore School APP

Parents and Students:  Remember to download the Westmore School APP so you can get all of the school information right on your smart phone.  You can access the school webpage, school Facebook, teacher emails and there is even a place on the app where students can write down their assignments and project due dates!  This APP is also FREE!  Go to schoolinfoapp to download the Westmore School APP! 

 

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Download the Westmore School APP!  Go to Schoolinfoapp or the APP Store to download your FREE APP onto your phone or IPad!!

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Barnes & Noble Book Store Book Fair!

Barnes & Noble Book Store Book Fair!

The PTSA is sponsoring the Barnes & Noble Book Fair on December 5, 6, & 7!  The event is at the Barnes & Noble Book Store at the Arden Fair Mall.  Our school will get a percentage of the book sales when customers mention Westmore Oaks on those three days!  We will have some staff and parents at the Barnes & Noble Book store that week-end passing out some flyers and making sure customers are mentioning our school name and using the code for our school so we can help raise money for the shade structure. 

 

Picture Make-Up Day!

Picture Make-Up Day!

Picture Make-up Day will be on Friday, November 21st in the school Library!

Class Color Day!

Friday, November 21st is Class Color Day and students can wear class colors!

PTSA MOVIE NIGHT!

PTSA Movie Night!

PTSA Movie Night is this Friday, November 21st in the school cafeteria!  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:00 p.m.  The movie this week is Maleficent!  It is Free Family Fun!  Bring your pillow and blanket and enjoy the show!  The PTSA sells snacks and drinks!  Children must be accompanied by an adult to attend. 

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Annual Notice to Parents Letter

Annual Notice to Parents Letter

The Annual Notice to Parents Letter from the Washington Unified School District is located in the locker on the homepage.  It is in English, Russian and Spanish! 

Thanks, Mrs. Smith

Murals in the Making!

NEW Common Core Video!

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Common Core Corner!

Kid Version of the CCSS!

Check out the website below!

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Common Core Corner!

Common Core Video!

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Music Is Language and More
We are learning how to play tunes and make music on instruments, but we are also learning language, math, and science.  Look over some the topics and terms we have been exposing so far this year in band class (mastery takes time):

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Posted by: Kurt Pearsall
Published: 11/12/14