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Daily Schedule

Kindergarten 

Early Birds:  7:45 am to 11:05 am

Late Birds: 9:30 am to 12:50 pm

Grades 1 to 5

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

7:45 am to 2:20 pm

Wednesdays

7:45 am to 1:00 pm

Report Absences

PLEASE REPORT YOUR STUDENT'S ABSENCE!

All absences must be reported to the school within 72 hours.

You can report this absence in any of the following ways:

  • Send an email to suttonk@mdusd.org
  • Call (925) 682-8000, extension 7060
  • Send a note to your teacher and/or the office

Attendance is critical to student success. One day out is equivalent to approximately 2 days of lost instruction. Keep your children at home if they are truly ill, otherwise, please make your best effort to get your children to school on time, every day! Start good habits early!

Contacts

Principal 

Mrs. Nancy Klinkner

klinknern@mdusd.org 

Office Manager

Mrs. Jill Kimack

kimackj@mdusd.org

Office Secretary

Mrs. Kim Sutton

suttonk@mdusd.org

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES BEGIN DECEMBER 11TH THROUGH DECEMBER 22ND

1st-5th grade students will be dismissed at 1:00pm every day for the next TWO WEEKS due to Parent-Teacher Conferences. The Kindergarten schedule will remain the same.

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Westwood News

12/10/17

Hello Westwood Families!

 

Please remember that we will start our minimum day schedule for parent-teacher conferences tomorrow, Monday, 12/11 through Friday, 12/22. 1st-5th grade students will be dismissed daily at 1:00 for the next two weeks. (Please note: There will be no change to the Kindergarten schedule.) I hope this will give you all an opportunity to schedule time to meet with your child's teacher to review his/her progress so far this year. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our students through the various fundraisers and activities that have taken place over the last month! We have been busy!

  • Our Art Gala brought in a record turnout and earned approximately $5,000 in support of student services and programs. Special thanks to our co-coordinators Amanda Viano and Rachael Whitmer!
  • The Book Fair had a steady stream of visitors last week. We are looking forward to hearing the results of our final tally. Thank you to Christina Bonner for organizing the fair, and keeping the doors open for so many hours to accommodate our families!
  • Thanks to Ms. Bonnie Shea and the 1st and 2nd grade teachers for a festive holiday concert last week. We had a full house join us to witness 15 minutes of pure joy!
  • Last week's Winter Boutique, along with the See's Candies, candle sales, and Poinsettia fundraiser brought in approximately $4,500 to help fund our 5th grade Outdoor Education program. Ms. Bradley, Ms. Johnston, and many parent and staff volunteers have dedicated innumerable hours to this effort. We believe 5th grade camp is a 'right of passage' that all students should have the opportunity to experience, and we can't thank you all enough for the support!

Finally, please take a few minutes to take a brief online survey to let us know how we are doing. Copy and paste the following link into your browser to access the California School Parent Survey for Westwood: surveys.wested.org/csps/NF327HA We are striving for at least a 70% participation rate. Your feedback is important to us!

I wish everyone a joyous holiday season! Our classrooms are focusing on the life skill of 'Friendship' this month, and I hope this month's celebrations bring you many opportunities to make new friends and connect with the old.

With gratitude,

Mrs. Klinkner, Principal

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11/24/17

California School Parent Survey, 2017-2018

Westwood Elementary

 

Your school needs you to complete this online survey to learn more about your opinions about it. This survey is an opportunity to communicate your perceptions about your child’s school.  This letter explains the survey and, at the bottom of the page, provides your login, password and access instructions. If you have any questions about this survey, contact Principal Klinkner at klinknern@mdusd.org or 925-685-4202.

 

You will have access to this online survey beginning 11/24/17.

 

The purpose of this survey is to obtain parent perceptions about the school.

 

Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

 

  • This is an anonymous survey.  It is designed so that no one can be identified from the data.  You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you.  Simply skip any such questions.
  • All questions apply to this school only.
  • The results are for the use of your district.  The California Department of Education and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY

 

If you have more than one child at this school, you will only need to complete one survey for this school. Please fill out just one survey about the school using your oldest child as a reference.

 

Access the survey using the following URL. Please note, you must copy and paste the URL into your browser in order to access the survey.

 

surveys.wested.org/csps/NF327HA

 

Troubleshooting

If you are having trouble taking the survey, check the following:

  • Make sure you are entering the web site address correctly.
  • Does the survey welcome page show the correct name of your school?
  • Make sure you have entered the URL (in the URL bar, NOT THE SEARCH BAR) and School Code correctly.
  • Make sure that your survey window is open. You should be able to find the start date on this form.
  • Still having trouble? Contact your survey coordinator.

 

Thank you for taking this important survey!

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THANK YOU & CONGRATULATIONS!!

Many thanks to everyone who supported our Art Gala fundraiser. Together, we were able to raise over $5000 to fund programs and services that directly support our students! We would also like to congratulate our big prize winners:

  • Cancun Vacation - Estella Ramirez
  • Apple TV - Emily Johnson
  • $100 Heller Jewelers Gift Card - Denise Huffmam

Some of our students won some awesome prizes as well:

  • Hermit Crab - Ayetzi Barajas
  • Helicopter - Ethan Cruz
  • Hatchimal - Jennifer Lopez

Special thanks goes to our Gala coordinators, Rachael Whitmer and Amanda Viano, for their hard work, time, and dedication to our students!