Happy Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8!
Teachers give us so much. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives.
Westbrook Elementary School
The students, staff and parents of Westbrook Elementary School aspire to work collaboratively to help our students achieve personal and academic success. Our community is committed to demonstrating respect, responsibility, caring, trust and a sense of family. These words are inscribed on the entrance to the school.
What makes Westbrook special? The people…We learn to treat others how we would want to be treated and to value the world around us. Here are a few of Westbrook’s Best Practices
- Character Education
- Environmental Awareness
- Academic Enrichment
- Parent Volunteers
Montgomery Gazette article helps mark the program’s anniversary.
Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services will be mailed the Survey during the week of April 13.
New “Do Not Enter” signs at the corner of Allan Terrace and Baltimore Avenue.
To still order a Yearbook for your child at the Early Bird price of $18 (good through 3/27), please follow the instructions below. After Friday, the cost will go up to $22.
Attached is a copy of the PowerPoint that Mrs. Vogel (Mrs. Pickle) and Ms. Lane used at the Principal Parent Coffee.
“Westbrook had its first Learning Lunch last school year and Friday’s lunch was the second for the 2014-15 year. The scientists, mostly from Westbrook’s surrounding neighborhoods, spoke to the students in two 15-minute sessions.”
PARCC testing is mandated by the State of Maryland and replaces our former MSA tests in grades 3-5.
Spirit days will take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
Read the guide written by Westbrook parents.
This service allows parents/guardians, students, teachers, and staff the option to pay for school activities and events, such as field trips, yearbooks, fundraisers, and other items using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Debit card).
Homework: How Parents Can Help
Homework is a great opportunity for students to practice what they have learned in class and begin to master the subject matter. It is also an opportunity for parents to get involved in their child’s education. Helping children with homework isn’t always easy and making it meaningful to the student requires cooperation and communication among the teachers, students and parents. This parent checklist provides some useful tips on how to help your child develop good study habits and complete their homework successfully:
- Show that you believe education and homework are important.
- Provide guidance.
- Encourage your child to utilize the free homework resources that MCPS provides for all students.
- Work with your child’s teachers to resolve problems and overcome obstacles.
MCPS Parent Guides
The MCPS Parent Guides will give you an overview of the grade level program and explain what your child will be learning in reading and language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The information in these guides will assist you in providing support for your child throughout the school year.