Building Renovation Update
We are excited to report to you that we have received all required building permits and our renovation of the space at 1903 Drew Drive will begin on Friday, May 17! We have been told to expect a 60-day build-out, after which time furniture, books, computers, and other items will begin to inhabit the space that your children will call home for this next stage of their educational journeys! As a reminder, school is scheduled to start August 5th, 2013.
When I taught, we would end our week by “giving sunshine” on Friday. It was the opportunity for our classroom community to thank each other for actions and experiences throughout the week.
Since we are beginning a new school community with some new traditions, I would like to revive giving sunshine, but instead of just the walls of the classroom, we can spread some sunshine to the Westside Atlanta Charter School community.
I would like to give sunshine to our Atlanta City Council Representative, Felicia Moore, whom has been very supportive in assisting us with maneuvering through the Atlanta permitting process for our renovations. If you have an opportunity, help us give Council Woman Moore a “Westside Thank You” by dropping her an email of appreciation, email@example.com.
Kate Nails, along with the fantastic Westside staff are working on developing a summer reading list for each grade level. Use the list to let your child pick out a couple of books to read over the summer, or find a couple of books that you can read as a family. Don’t make reading a task, make it fun!
Foreign Language Education
We are currently looking at alternate ways to introduce Foreign Language in the first couple of years at Westside and are investigating the Rosetta Stone K-12 program. This language curriculum follows speaking, reading and writing in its instruction and would be utilized during the school day, as well as, being available at home. Stay Tuned for more details.