November 2019 Newsletter

KC Wolf
KC Wolf will visit Westwood Elementary on Tuesday, November 5th at 11:15 a.m. with a powerful message focused on: Don’t be a Bully Be a Buddy: treating everyone with respect and kindness despite our differences.
Families – please join us! This assembly is provided to our school family with Title I funding.

Body Venture
Body Venture is a traveling health education exhibit for K-5 students. It is a great opportunity for students to learn about the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active. We are looking forward to our students touring each learning station here at Westwood onWednesday, November 6th.
Students are required to wear socks.

Book Fair
Westwood’s Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair: November 18-20. The flyers will be provided before then, but you are welcome to go to the following website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.domethod=homepage&url=westwoodelementaryschool4
The website includes information about eWallets as an option for payment.

Nurse Notes
It’s that time of year again — flu season: While the timing of flu season is unpredictable, seasonal flu activity often begins to increase in October, most commonly peaks between December and February, but can last as late as May. CDC recommends that everyone ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccine by the end of October. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body to protect against flu virus infection.

You have the power to fight flu. Get yourself and your loved ones a flu vaccine today, as it can reduce your risk of flu illness, visits to the doctor, and missed work and school due to flu. Even if you are vaccinated and still get sick, flu vaccine can reduce the severity of your illness. Flu vaccine also has been shown to save children’s lives, prevent serious events associated with chronic lung disease, diabetes and heart disease, and prevent flu-related hospitalization among working age adults and older adults. Getting vaccinated isn’t just about keeping you healthy; it’s also about helping to protect others around you who may be vulnerable to becoming very sick,
such as babies, older adults, and pregnant women.

Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Try to avoid close contact with sick people, and if you become sick, limit your contact with others. Be sure to cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and remember to wash your hands often!

Absences
Be sure to call in your child’s absence by 8:30 a.m. If a parent doesn’t call, the absence is unexcused.

Phone Numbers
If you change your phone number, please notify the office. It is very important that we are able to reach parents in case of an emergency.

Emergency Contacts
Are your Emergency Contacts current in Family Skyward? We can only release your child to individuals listed. They must be older than age 18.

Daylight Savings Time
Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 3rd.
Please turn your clocks BACK one hour before going to bed on Saturday.

Picture Make-up
Picture make-up will be on Friday, November 15 from 10:30 – 11:00 (only).

Thanksgiving Break
School will not be session November 25-29. Classes resume on December 2nd.

Westwood Elementary School | Home of the Wildcats!
1600 N. Eisenhower Dr | Junction City, Kansas 66441
Phone: (785) 717-4150 | Principal: Mrs. Kimberly Dressman

Westwood Elementary November 2019 Newsletter