Mr. Lokteff's Advisory

2019-2020

Class Blog

Friday, August 16th


I hope you all had an amazing week. The students crafted amazing personal mission statement and began their introduction to higher level writing with some journal entries. Take a look at their journals. They can share these with you at home, discuss their progress, and their progress towards out learning goal: to write for extended periods of time for different purposes.

Extra Challenge: Work as a family to craft a family mission statements

In history, students gained experience with a tool called THE BIG SPEARS. It is a framework they can apply to any historical era or event to support help them conceptualize it further. It basically acts background knowledge and gives the class common language from which to discuss history. Ask your student to show you their flash cards and discuss the various components.

Here is you weekly update:

19-20 Advisory Communication Spreadsheet

Field Lessons and School Supplies:

Click Here to make your donation today!

Great News! 6th grade has already reached 24% of our School Supplies goal and 14% of our field lessons goal!

Note: All our school supplies have been purchased and our field lessons have been booked! Thank you families for the support!

Keep up the great work 6th grade families!

Click HERE for the Westlake Weekly Newsletter:

The Sunday, August 18th Westlake Weekly Newsletter includes important information such as standards based grading, new report cards, picture day details, call for coaches, ASLive Enrichment sign ups, and news from our WAVE team.

Back to School Night Details:

We are looking forward to seeing all of our families at Back to School Night is this Wednesday, August 21st!

  • Distraction Free: This is a parent-only event to allow for teachers and families to connect in a distraction free environment. Our BASE program will be open for FREE for all WCS students during back to school night. Click HERE to RSVP for BASE at Back to School Night.
  • Food Trucks: Chandos Taco, Kona Ice and Good Dog food trucks will be in our parking lot from 4:45-7:10 pm so families have a food option for this busy evening.
  • Kinder through 5th grade families: We have two identical sessions, you only need to attend one. Session one is 6:00-6:30 pm, session two is 6:40-7:10 pm. Specialty teachers will be in their classrooms from 6:00-7:10pm - please stop by!
  • 6th-8th grade families: We have two identical sessions, you only need to attend one. Session one is 5:00-5:40 pm, session two is 6:00-6:40 pm. During these sessions, you will meet with your student’s core teachers and specialty teachers.

Welcome to Middle School!

I am excited to be your guide on this journey. Your students are in good hands at Westlake as we pride ourselves on our ability to meet the academic and social emotional needs of students. Please read the Westlake updates below and I will see you at back to school night for an overview of our curriculum!

Academic Overview:

Each week as your advisory teacher, I will be sending out an academic overview of the week ahead for all the 6th grade classes. The resources linked in this overview are not required homework you may use them at home if you would like to. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or directly to your student's teacher.

19-20 Advisory Communication Spreadsheet

Back to School Night Details:

We are looking forward to seeing all of our families at Back to School Night is this Wednesday, August 21st!

  • Distraction Free: This is a parent-only event to allow for teachers and families to connect in a distraction free environment. Our BASE program will be open for FREE for all WCS students during back to school night. Click HERE to RSVP for BASE at Back to School Night.
  • Food Trucks: Chandos Taco, Kona Ice and Good Dog food trucks will be in our parking lot from 4:45-7:10 pm so families have a food option for this busy evening.
  • Kinder through 5th grade families: We have two identical sessions, you only need to attend one. Session one is 6:00-6:30 pm, session two is 6:40-7:10 pm. Specialty teachers will be in their classrooms from 6:00-7:10pm - please stop by!
  • 6th-8th grade families: We have two identical sessions, you only need to attend one. Session one is 5:00-5:40 pm, session two is 6:00-6:40 pm. During these sessions, you will meet with your student’s core teachers and specialty teachers.

Free and Reduced Meal Application:

Each year, we ask families to complete a Free and Reduced Price School Meals (FRPSM) application. Students received the application, as well as a cover letter in their backpacks on Friday. We need every student to return the letter with a parent signature and the appropriate check-box selected by Wednesday, August 21st. Even if you choose not to complete the FRPSM application, we still need a letter back for each student so that we can ensure every family had the opportunity to complete the application.

WCS Spirit Store is Open:

The Westlake Charter Spirit Store is open! We have a wide variety of items available. Click HERE to browse our selection of WCS gear and place your order today. The deadline to submit an order is August 25th at noon and items are scheduled to arrive in September. NOTE: The Westlake Charter Sweatpants on the Spirit Store may not be worn as a part of your student’s school uniform.

Field Lessons and School Supplies:

  • Click HERE to donate toward our school supply and field lesson campaigns.
  • School Supplies: Families, this year each grade level has purchased all the school supplies that your students will need for the entire year. We get a great discount as a school, so we like to purchase everything in advance. We ask that if you would like to help out with school supplies, simply make a $25 donation to our School Supplies Campaign and we will take care of the rest.
  • Field Lessons: Speaking of donations, each grade level is planning some incredible explorations this year! You can see a list of Field Lessons for each grade level. The school has already paid for these trips, and everyone is going whether we meet our donations goal or not, however, we have set our grade level Field Lessons Donation Goal and placed it on the website to help support these trips. You can help by donating to our Field Lessons Campaign on our donations website - the new website will even break up your donation into smaller monthly donations for you with just the click of a button. Click HERE to donate today!