On Friday, grade 4-6 Westpark students had the privilege of learning about Black History with DJ Malik of the Youth Stars Foundation. Thank you for sharing this important message with us. Thanks, also, to Mrs. Jennifer Borenstein for organizing!
How appropriate that on this day of love we donated 1418 pairs of socks to https://www.helpfeedthehomeless.org. Thank you to everyone in the upper grades who contributed to this great initiative!
Westpark welcomed Dare to Care for grades 5-6 this week to talk about bullying. Students came away with great insights and reflection:
“No one’s life is perfect. We should give the gift of listening whether we think a problem seems major or minor”
“Everybody has feelings – just because someone doesn’t look hurt, doesn’t mean you didn’t hurt them.”
“We all have a part in this story called life and a part to play. Some people aren’t playing their part and are breaking their story”
“You might never know what someone else is thinking or feeling, so try to put yourself in their shoes before you speak”.
Thank you for all your openness, honesty and hard work, students!
Westpark leaders are once again fundraising to help the Kenyan “Mamas” or artisans, by selling handmade Rafiki bracelets. Check out the video made by our grade 5 & 6 leaders!
Stay tuned for more information….
Ms. Donald’s grade fives class, and the students participated in an invention’s unit. The students researched an inventor, participated in a show and tell where they had to bring in an invention that was at least five years old from home and then created their own invention. Once the students finished their invention, we organized a gallery walk where they showed their inventions to grade 3 and 4 students. The students showed great effort while participating in this unit and seemed to enjoy it very much.
This week we had a mime visit grade 1-6 as part of our drama program. The kids really enjoyed it… and were impressive mimes!