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Upcoming Events
 
Winter MAPs Reports
Teachers will begin sending out student Winter Measures of Academic Progress score reports on Tuesday, February 9 to your email in our school records.  Please expect to receive scores by the end of Friday, February 12.  If you need to update your email address, please let your child’s homeroom teacher know. 
How to Pay for College
Please join us for a complimentary seminar covering the fundamentals of funding college.  We'll distill the complicated world of scholarships, grants, work-study and student loans into the basics that every family needs to know.  Topics that will be covered include:-Is it worthwhile to save for college?
-Pros and Cons of different savings vehicles
-What is the FAFSA? What are the 2016 FAFSA changes?
-How they calculate the Expected Family Contribution
-Merit scholarships vs Need Based scholarships
-How to use Net Price Calculators when choosing colleges
-How to evaluate award letters
-The Colorado 529 College Invest $2,000 scholarship
-How to optimize state and federal opportunities
DATE: Monday February 15, 2016
TIME: 7:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: 1333 W 120th Ave, 1st Floor Conference Room Westminster, CO 80234
QUESTIONS? call Elizabeth Micallef, Investment Advisor 303 880-6147 or Meghan Fatti meghan.fatti@westgateschool.org
Girl Scout Cookies to be Sold to Support Westgate!
The Daisy Girl Scouts of Westgate (Troop 65794) have chosen the Westgate Playground as one recipient of their Cookie Sale proceeds.  In order to raise as much money for the school as possible, the Girls will be selling cookies after school over the coming weeks.  All of our girls are First-Year scouts in kindergarten & 1st grade and are looking forward to their first-ever cookie sale. 
 
The Girls will be at Westgate during the pick-up window (3-4pm) on the following dates:
  • Thursday 2/11 (pre-Valentine's Day Sale)
  • Tuesday 3/8, Thursday 3/10, and Friday 3/11 (last week of Cookie Season - last chance to get cookies!)
All cookies are $4/box (except the gluten-free Toffee-Tastic which are available in limited quantities for $5.50/box.)  Cash (& exact change) is appreciated at our booth sales.
 
Meet the Cookies:
  • Trefoils - Traditional Shortbread Cookies
  • Do-Si-Dos - Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
  • Tagalongs - Peanut Butter Patties (covered in Chocolate)
  • Samoas - Chewy & rich (Chocolate & Coconut)
  • Thin Mints - Thin & Minty (& Chocolately!
  • Savannah Smiles - Crisp, zesty lemon cookies
  • Toffee-Tastic - Gluten-Free w/ buttery toffee bits
Can't eat the cookies?  Buy a box for one of our Hometown Heroes. Donated boxes will be delivered to the Thornton Fire Department and the Thornton Police Department.
 
Thanks for supporting Girl Scouts and Westgate!
New Chicken Tenders!
Come get trained to be a Chicken Tender during conferences - it's only half an hour to get the access code to the sign-up to help care for our chicken friends! Tasks include: feeding and watering the chickens, collecting eggs, and being mindful of our flock and their feathery needs. Would you like to join us in this venture? We would love to have you in our team of dedicated Tenders! Email any questions or interest to: josie.siegel@westgateschool.org
Parent Portal Information
Hello Westgate Families,
 
You can now log in to the parent portal from the www.adams12.org website.  
 
https://ic.adams12.org/campus/portal/adams12.jsp
 

When you get to the main screen, click on the orange help arrow and request an activation key.  I believe the email you receive will walk you through the process.  You can also click on the orange arrow towards the bottom of the page and you will see a link to a quick guide.  
 
WCS Awarded $114,000 from GOCO School Play Yard Initiative - News Article

Click on the picture to be taken to an article in the Adams County Hub about the 2014-15 GOCO School Play Yard Initiative Winners!  We are so excited that our Playground dreams are becoming a reality!




 
Westgate on the Evening News! No Homework
Click on the icon to be taken to the story.

Westgate was the focus of a Fox News Story that aired at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 8.  The story was about Westgate being a "No Homework" School.  We are excited the media is helping to spread the word about all of the amazing things happening at WCS!
 

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