Avoiding Arguments Parent Workshop
Welcome, Dragons, to a positive and academically enriching school year! I am incredibly excited to be joining you as your new principal and look forward to an amazing year of learning and growing. Assistant Principal, Mr. Westberg, and I have been busy dragon keepers this summer working hard with staff to get Westmore Oaks ready for your return in August, and we can't wait to see all of you back again!
Education is so very important. Did you know that the average difference in salary between a person with a high school diploma and a person without is almost $10,000 a year? And that a person with a 2-year degree or vocational training makes an average of another $7,000 a year on top of that? Education is more than grades and report cards; education is the great equalizer in income and professional success. It is the gatekeeper for so many things in life that it is vital that we work as a school and community to ensure that every Dragon has access to a rigorous and relevant learning experience to inspire them to be life-long learners and to pursue any dream they can imagine! Our goal here at Westmore Oaks is that every student discover and strengthen his or her talents, that every student receive a challenging and relevant educational experience, and that every student promotes from our school proficient in the 21st Century skills needed to be successful in today's rapidly-changing job market and global community.
We cannot do it alone, and so I urge you to please join us in making this goal a reality for our kids. Students, speak up and advocate for your needs. Make the most of every learning opportunity. Stretch yourselves by trying new, healthy, and enriching experiences--try a sport, join a club, participate in community service! These years will go by fast, but each one offers an abundance of opportunities to learn about yourself, your passions, and to start laying the foundation for achieving the life you someday want for yourself. Parents and families, volunteer and become active in our school. Join our PTSA, help out in your child's classroom, frequently communicate with your child's teachers, and find ways to supplement the learning your student is receiving at school in relevant ways at home. I truly believe that educating our children requires consistent and dedicated teamwork, communication, and a single-minded focus that together, working in support of each other, we can achieve great success for our kids.
Mr. Westberg and I look forward to working alongside our Westmore Oaks students, staff, parents, families, and community this year to create unimaginably wonderful outcomes for our children. This is going to be an amazing year!
Stacey Falconer, Principal
New Rain Barrels in the WMO Garden!
The Science Club elective classes, led by Mrs. J. Garcia, have painted and installed rain barrels in the Westmore Oaks Garden! This will allow the WMO Garden club to use rain water to water our plants, and help conserve water.
Thanks to Mike Vilhauer for his help and inspiration, and to Nor Cal Beverage of West Sacramento for donating the barrels!
WESTMORE OAKS K-8 ELEMENTARY
1100 Clarendon Street
West Sacramento, CA 95691
PTSA will have its first general association meeting for the 2016/2017 school year on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 6-7 pm in the Westmore Oaks Library. All are welcome!
To find out more about the PTSA or to join our summer planning team please email us at WMOPTA95691@gmail.com or call (916) 798-4663.
STUDENT SUPPLY LISTS
If you are unsure what class color your grade is supposed to wear, here's a list of the class colors for the 2016-2017 school year. Remember: Students wear the same color each year as they move up; so if last year your grade wore orange, your grade still wears orange this upcoming school year!
Kindergarten: Yellow (first generation of the WMO school colors rotation!)
First Grade: Purple
Second Grade: Green
Third Grade: Orange
Fourth Grade: Teal
Fifth Grade: Purple
Sixth Grade: Green
Seventh Grade: Orange
Eighth Grade: Teal