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THE FUNDAMENTAL PURPOSE OF THE WESTMARK PARENT ASSOCIATION (WPA)

  • Support the operation and general activities of Westmark School.
  • Act as liaison between parents and the school faculty and administration.
  • Enhance the quality of learning through WPA activities, committees and fund raising programs.

The Westmark Parent Association (WPA) provides activities and support services to the school that are vital in making Westmark the amazing school that it is. All parents are invited and encouraged to become an active part of the WPA. With your involvement and support, the WPA can reach its goal, building good will within the parent community and enhancing the feeling of school community between students, parents, teachers, staff and administration.

FALL ASE

10-week session begins Mon., Sept. 9-Nov. 11, 2019. Classes run from 3:15–4:15 pm. Online enrollment is now open. Students are enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

BTSN

BTSN will be held from 6-8 pm.

LS: 
SEPT. 17
MS: SEPT. 18
US:  SEPT. 19

Optional PowerSchool Learning Parent Workshop at 5:00 pm.

HOT LUNCH

 

Orders should be placed every Wed. by midnight for the following week.

Parent Volunteers are needed daily and throughout the year.

MS MIXER

Friday, September 20 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the MS Courtyard. 

Come enjoy pizza, snacks, and a DJ! RSVPs are required. 

RSVP TO MS. PORTER

2019-2020 GRADE LEVEL AMBASSADORS & COMMITTEE CHAIRS

GRADE LEVEL AMBASSADORS

GRADE 2 & 3:  Alyssa Tucker Richardson & Nicole Cefali
GRADE 4:        TBD
GRADE 5:        Paula Russell, Suzanne Watson & Maggie Young
GRADE 6:        Brooke Smith & Jewele Miller
GRADE 7:        Veronica Penn Turner
GRADE 8:        Elyssa Furst
GRADE 9:        Renata Abraham
GRADE 10:       Rebecca Sokol & Melissa Wallace
GRADE 11:        Paul Ablon & Debra Bogdanoff
GRADE 12:       Maggie Owen & Sanna Fabery de Jonge

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR:  Veronica Penn Turner
VOLUNTEER CO-COORDINATOR:  TBD
LOST & FOUND AND GENTLY USED UNIFORMS:  Heather O'Connell
HOMECOMING:  TBD
HOT LUNCH:  Heather O'Connell 
TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION:  Robin Feldman/Meredith Weiner
PARTY BOOK:  Sonia Kirkman/Kristen Mahoney
HOLIDAY GIFT FUND:  Katie Raddon
INCLUSION & DIVERSITY (IDC):  Veronica Penn-Turner/Brooke Smith/Alicia Burnett

2019-2020 GENERAL MONTHLY MEETING DATES

2019-2020 GENERAL MONTHLY MEETING DATES
WPA General Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:00 am in the Lund Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.
*We also hope to add a date for an evening meeting to accommodate working parents.

2019-2020 MEETING SCHEDULE

***Meeting date changed from September 10 to September 13

• September 13***          • February 11
• October 8                     • March 10
• November 12               • April 14
• December 10               • May 12
• January 21

Our hospitality committee provides light refreshments.
*Additional meetings may be added as needed in preparation for school events.


RSVP BELOW FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

PARTY BOOK

PARTY BOOK
A PARTY BOOK is a collection of parties, each hosted by a parent(s) or staff member(s). Members of our school community can then buy tickets to attend the party / parties of their choice!

With Westmark families coming from all over the LA area, these parties offer an opportunity to have a great time with other members of our community – all while benefiting the WPA! More information to follow.

DOWNLOAD PARTY BOOK

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
PARTY BOOK:  Sonia Kirkman & Kristen Mahoney
 

UNIFORM & DRESS CODE

UNIFORM & DRESS CODE
Please note that, in an effort to provide more purchasing flexibility for Westmark families, we have made some changes to our uniform policy for the 2019-2020 school year. Please make sure to review the updated policy.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

GENERAL GUIDELINES
  • All clothing must fit modestly and be neither too tight nor too baggy.
  • Underclothing must not be visible.
    • Jewelry, body art, piercings, or hairstyles deemed to be a distraction to the learning environment are not acceptable.
  • Leggings, jeggings, and denim are not permitted.
  • Consequences for uniform infractions are detailed below and are outlined in the student handbook.
  • No logos on clothing items are permitted (except the Westmark logo/Westmark Wear items).

CONSEQUENCES FOR UNIFORM INFRACTIONS

CONSEQUENCES FOR UNIFORM INFRACTIONS
UPON 1ST INFRACTION OF UNIFORM DRESS CODE
  • The student will be required to change into acceptable Westmark uniform items as available in the school office.
  • There will be a conference between student and advisor / teacher
  • Advisor / teacher emails parents to notify them of the specific infraction

UPON 2ND INFRACTION OF UNIFORM DRESS CODE
  • The student will be required to change into acceptable Westmark uniform items as available in the school office.
  • Student will be required (with teacher support and / or template) to email parent.
  • Division Director will follow-up directly with parent.

UPON 3RD INFRACTION OF UNIFORM DRESS CODE
  • The student will be required to change into acceptable Westmark uniform items as available in the school office.
  • Student will meet with Division Director.
  • Parents will be contacted and will have a phone or in-person conference with Division Director.
  • Other consequences at the discretion of the Division Director.

TOPS, BOTTOMS & OUTERWEAR

TOPS
  • Polo shirts in navy, white, burgundy.
  • White button down collared shirts.

    THE WESTMARK LOGO IS NOT REQUIRED ON THE UNIFORM POLO. However, if you wish to add the logo, Lands' End will provide that service for an additional fee.
BOTTOMS
  • Pants: Navy or khaki twill (boys and girls). NO DENIM.
  • Shorts: Knee-length navy or khaki twill (boys and girls)
  • Skirts: Solid navy, solid khaki, or burgundy “Westmark” plaid
    • The only burgundy plaid skirt allowed is the one from Lands’ End.
    • All skirts MUST be an appropriate length for a school environment; skirts should be no shorter than fingertip length, when standing.
  • Girls may only wear black leggings UNDER their fingertip length skirt.
  • Students may not wear leggings, sweatpants, denim or athletic wear as their uniform bottom.
  • Belts (optional) should be brown or black with no studs or designs.
OUTERWEAR
  • Westmark Wear sweatshirts are permitted; any other sweaters and sweatshirts must be solid colored. navy, burgundy, white or heather grey only, with no logos of any kind.
    • Students must wear a polo shirt underneath all outerwear.
  • In colder weather, students may wear winter/heavy coats of any solid color while outside, but must remove them when inside school buildings and during class.
  • Scarves of any color are permitted, but must be removed when inside school buildings and during class.
  • Hats in solid navy or white may be worn, but must be removed when inside school buildings and during class.

FIRST FRIDAY FREE DRESS

FIRST FRIDAY FREE DRESS
  • 1st Friday of every month.
  • In general, clothing should be appropriate for the school environment.
  • Skirts and shorts must be worn to uniform length, per the above.
  • Shirts and tops must be school appropriate; no strapless, spaghetti straps, or bare middrift shirts.
  • Undergarments may not show.
  • Clothing should not be ripped, overly baggy, or tight.
  • No logos or accessories that promote illegal or gang related activities are permitted.
  • No open-toed shoes are permitted.
  • Westmark Spirit Wear is permitted.

GENTLY USED UNIFORMS / LOST & FOUND

GENTLY USED UNIFORMS / LOST & FOUNDS
The WPA will be selling washed, gently used uniforms throughout the year during designated events for parents who are looking for shirts, shorts, pants, skirts, jackets, sweaters, etc. for a fraction of the price. Every item is $5 and all the money raised goes back into the WPA. It's a win/win! So come check out our inventory and score some great items!

As of now the sales will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 8am to 4pm (during orientations)
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 8am to 9am (during our first WPA meeting)
  • Friday, October 4, 2019 from 12pm to 3pm (during Homecoming)

    **Future dates to TBD.

If you have any gently used uniform items that you would like to donate please contact Bria Verdugo-Uy at bverdugo-uy@westmarkschool.org or leave at the front desk with Viviana. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Kindly check off all areas that interest you and return this form to the front office. There are 2 pages.

Note: If you attended the May 22 Volunteer Appreciation and New Parent Meet & Greet – and already signed up to volunteer -­‐ you do not need to fill out this form.

HOMECOMINNG

General Information

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019  |  12:30 AM - 2:30PM
THIS IS AN ALL SCHOOL DAY OF FUN!  All Families Are Invited!
 
  • CARNIVAL STYLE BOOTHS
  • GAMES
  • PHOTOBOOTH
  • BAKE SALE
  • LIONS GRILL BBQ 

There is no cost to Westmark students or to Parent Volunteers for the Fall Festival BBQ lunch and festivities.

Bake Sale Items and Westmark Wear can be purchased with cash or credit.

Wristbands for lunch and festival booths for parents, siblings, etc. are available for purchase and will be sold that day for $5.00. (Cash or credit accepted). 

Spirit Week

SPIRIT WEEK: SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 4 

(Daily Theme attire must adhere to the Dress Code for Free Dress days)          

  • Monday:  SCHOOL CLOSED FOR ROSH HASHANAH
  • Tuesday: Theme TBD
  • Wednesday: Theme TBD
  • Thursday: Theme TBD
  • Friday: Spirit Wear Day

Volunteers Needed!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We still need parent volunteers to help with bake sale, supervising the inflatables, WPO uniform booth, field games, BBQ/Lion's Grill and more!  Come show your grill skills!


VOLUNTEER FOR THE FALL FESTIVAL

Lion's Grill BBQ Lunch

LION'S GRILL BBQ LUNCH
There will be an abbreviated class schedule on Friday, October 12 due to Fall Festival activities. FRESH LUNCHES will  NOT be served on this day. Every Westmark student will be given a Fall Festival meal of their choice that includes either a hamburger, cheeseburger, veggie burger, or all beef hot dog, chips and a drink. There is no cost to Westmark students (or Parent volunteers) for the  BBQ lunch and festivities. Students should bring a snack to eat during nutrition.

If you have dietary restrictions or you do not want to participate in the grill lunch, then you must bring your own lunch from home. No other lunch will be served on this day.

LION'S GRILL BBQ NEEDS HELP

A special call out to Westmark Grilling aficionados! We need YOUR help staffing the Fall Festival Lion's Grill BBQ. The grilling starts at 10:30 am to prepare grilled hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers for over 500 students, parents, teachers, and staff. For questions, contact Bria Verdugo-Uy, bverdugo-uy@westmarkschool.org.

SIGN UP FOR A LION'S GRILL SHIFT (OR TWO!)

Halloween Costume Exchange

HALLOWEEN COSTUME EXCHANGE 
We are collecting clean, gently used Halloween Costumes at morning drop off through Friday, October 12. Costumes can also be dropped off in the designated bins in the front office. During the Fall Festival, children will be allowed to pick one costume to take home. For questions or more information contact 7th Grade parent Isabelle Fox,imfox@me.com.

Bake Sale

FALL FESTIVAL BAKE SALE NEEDS YOU
We are encouraging "grab & go" packaging for your delicious cookies, brownies, muffins and other delicious treats. 
Please NO: nuts, whipped cream or gooey messy toppings. 
Bring in your treats Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12. Treats can be sent in with kids on the bus, dropped off in the morning or brought to the school office on either day. Questions? Contactwpa@westmarkschool.org or Christine Crombie, chcrombie@gmail.com.

Parking

PARKING
We are delighted to inform you that the city has granted us a ONE DAY SPECIAL PARKING PERMIT to park on Killion Street for this day only. This means parents, families and guests may park on the south side (campus side) of Killion Street WHILE ATTENDING THE FALL FESTIVAL.

Please do not park on the north side of Killion Street as it is a No Stopping Anytime zone and you may be ticketed.  Please adhere to all posted public parking restrictions and notices.
 

Games and Activities Schedule

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE
Last Call for all festival games, booths, and activities will be at 2:15 pm; all festival games, booths and activities will close promptly at 2:30 pm.  Students will be required to return to their homeroom or Advisory classrooms at 2:30 pm to pick up their belongings. Once dismissed at the end of school, they will proceed to bus transportation/carpool pickup/designated pickup area.

End of Day Dismissal

END OF DAY DISMISSAL
The Fall Festival will end promptly at 2:30 pm.  All students must return to their homeroom/Advisory classroom at the end of the Festival.  Students may NOT leave with their parents directly from the Festival. Teachers will dismiss students as usual for regular afternoon pickup.  DETAILS REGARDING FALL FESTIVAL AFTERNOON PICKUP WILL BE SENT NEXT WEEK.

Morning Dropoff

MORNING DROPOFF 
Morning dropoff will take place as usual on Friday, October 12. 

Afternoon Pickup

AFTERNOON PICKUP

Once students are dismissed from their classrooms atregular pickup time, parents, families or guardians may pick up their child up in carpool line (See adjusted carpool pickup layout below)OR they may meet their child at the designated dismissal pickup area and walk with their child to exit campus through the courtyard and the double doors of Building C (see campus layout below) out onto Killion Street.  All pedestrians must exit through the double doors in Building C for safety reasons. Faculty and staff will be available to direct as necessary. For safety reasons, students and parents will NOT BE allowed to walk off campus via the front main gate carpool entrance/exit.

Bus Transportation

BUS TRANSPORTATION
All regular morning, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm late bus routes will run as scheduled. Afternoon bus pickups will take place on Killion Street. All students riding the bus must exit campus through the double doors in Building C (See campus layout above). Faculty and staff will be available to guide students, monitor safety, and check kids on to the bus.

After School Supervision

AFTER SCHOOL SUPERVISION
Regular After School Supervision will be provided as usual on Friday, October 12. 

2018-2019 Slideshow

GALA


Oh What a Night...Westmark Rocks! WE ROCKED IT!

Thank you...to all who attended. to all who bid online. to our ROCK STAR donors. to our parent volunteers. to our sponsors.

FOR MAKING GALA 2019 A SMASHING SUCCESS!

 

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR GALA 2020: SATURDAY, MARCH 14

WPA DUES

WPA DUES
The WPA’s ability to provide programs and activities throughout the school year depends on the generous support of our parent community. We thank you in advance for your contribution of $125 / family and look forward to working with you this year!

WPA GALA & AUCTION






 


 

FALL FESTIVAL

FACULTY & STAFF APPRECIATION