FROM THE PRINCIPAL Mr. Fleming's Message Submit student input by Tuesday

April 27, 2015
Monday, April 27:
NO SCHOOL (staff work
6:00 pm: Board of
Education meeting
(Lee Burneson Middle
Tuesday, April 28:
"Hats Off to Our Staff"
envelopes due
2:20-3:20: Garden Club
Wednesday, April 29:
3rd grade testing:
Reading OAA
Mr. Fleming's Message
Submit student input by Tuesday
Click here to view my message from last week about submitting input
regarding your child's class placement for next year. If you wish to
submit input, please send me an email at [email protected] by
Tuesday, April 28. Please do not submit requests for specific
Enrollment Intention Form
An Enrollment Intention form was sent home last week with all
students. This form only needs to be submitted if your child is NOT
returning to Bassett or going to Dover Intermediate in the fall. If you
need to download this form, page 1 is here and page 2 is here.
3rd & 4th grade Testing
3rd graders will take the Reading OAA on Wednesday, April 29. 4th
graders will take the AIR Social Studies End of Year Assessment on
Tuesday, May 5. Thank you for your patience with testing.
MAP (Measures of Academic Progress)
April 30-May 22:
MAP assessments
Students in all grades will be taking spring benchmark MAP
assessments between April 30 and May 22. Results will be sent home
with fourth quarter report cards in June. If you have any questions or
concerns about these tests, please feel free to contact your child's
Thursday, April 30:
2:20-3:20: Math Club
4th Grade Transition Activities
Friday, May 1:
Kindergarten Inquiry Day
(Morning for Full Day
classes; afternoon for PM
May 1-15:
Mitchell's Gift Card
Last week a mailing was sent to 4th grade families from Dover
Intermediate School (DIS) about the transition to 5th grade. Please
make sure to read through this information. We are keeping all items
from this mailing and the list of meeting/activity dates posted in the
blast each week in Quick Links, under the heading, "Transitioning to
5th Grade".
Totally Awesome Tuesday is May 5
Our next Totally Awesome Tuesday is May 5. We will recognize
students for being KNOWLEDGEABLE, being THINKERS, and
May 4-8:
Staff Appreciation Week
showing CONFIDENCE. More information is in the April IB
Tuesday, May 5:
Election Day
Mr. Fleming
Totally Awesome
4th grade testing: AIR
Social Studies
2:20-3:20 pm: Garden
[email protected]
Diane Jordanger's Message
Board of Education Meeting is TODAY
Wednesday, May 6:
6:00-7:30 pm: Art Show &
Ice Cream Social
The Westlake Board of Education will meet on Monday, April 27 at
6:00 pm at Lee Burneson Middle School. The agenda is
available here. All are welcome to attend.
Thursday, May 7:
2:20-3:20 pm: Math Club
"Hats Off" activity due Tuesday
7:00 pm: Bassett PTA
Friday, May 8:
8:30 am: 1st grade
Rainforest Revue
4th grade Inquiry Day
Last week your child brought home a brown envelope containing
a "Hats Off to Our Staff" insert. Please remind your child to color or
decorate the hat and write a short note to his/her teacher in the space
under the hat. Please send the completed insert back to school in the
envelope on Tuesday, April 28. If you need another copy of the insert,
you can download it here.
This "Hats Off" activity is in preparation for Staff Appreciation Week,
which is May 4-8. During Staff Appreciation Week we will recognize
our awesome Bassett staff in a variety of fun and creative ways. More
information about Staff Appreciation Week will be coming home at the
end of this week.
Diane Jordanger
[email protected]
Bassett Field Day
Friday, June 5
More information
is coming soon!
Permanent Improvement Levy
How will Permanent
Improvement Funds be
A Permanent Improvement (PI) levy can only
be used for capital items with an anticipated
lifespan of at least five years. PI monies
cannot be spent on salaries or benefits.
PI monies CAN be spent on categories such as:
Procedures & Map
Attendance Reminders
Bassett Elementary
French Summer Camp
-Entering grades 1-3
-Entering grades 4-6
Hats Off to Our Staff
Important Dates Calendar
Baccalaureate Primary
Years Programme
- Website
- Newsletter
Inquiry Day (4th grade)
Kindergarten Registration
for 2015-16
Buildings & Furnishings - Fixed Equipment: roofs, windows,
masonry, plumbing, electrical, furniture, interior finishes,
security cameras, security & access systems, etc.
Site Development: asphalt, concrete, landscaping, drainage,
field repairs and upkeep, security fencing, lighting, etc.
Technology Improvements: computers, wireless access,
switches, printers, projectors, servers, etc.
The excellent education provided by Westlake City Schools plays a
vital role in maintaining property values and making our community a
desirable place to live. Please support Issue 5 on May 5. Visit for more information.
High Five Fundraiser
Please show your support for Issue 5 by participating in our "HIGH
FIVE" fundraising campaign. It is our hope that each family will
consider supporting our efforts by making a contribution (even just $5
a person will help!) in advance of our May 5 voting date! So simple
and easy for our busy community!
Donations payable by cash, check payable to "Citizens for Westlake
Schools" or by credit card online. More information is available here.
Lunch Menus & EZ Pay
Market Day
SchoolMessenger Parent
Notification System
-3rd Grade
-4th Grade
Transitioning to 5th
-Letter from Principal
-Guide to DIS
-School Supply Kits
-School Supply List
-Meeting/Activity List
-Sign up for DIS Blast
"We are Bassett" Video
May 6, 6:00-7:30 pm
Bassett's annual Art Show and Ice Cream Social is coming up soon!
Enjoy a complimentary sundae while exploring art students have
created throughout the year. There will be hands-on art projects to
make and take home, items for purchase created by the art club, and
a slide show featuring students in action.
Volunteers needed!
We are looking for volunteers to help hang art in the halls on May 4
and to make ice cream sundaes on the night of the art show, May
6. Click here to sign up.
Volunteers/Materials Needed
Kindergarten Inquiry Day
Friday, May 1
We are in need of parent volunteers to assist the kindergarten
students as they explore all about weather. Come in and learn how to
Westlake City Schools
Westlake City Schools'
Permanent Improvement
Westlake City Schools'
Calendar for 2014-15
Westlake City Schools'
Calendar for 2015-16
Westlake City Schools'
Flyer Connection
Westlake City Schools'
Health Website
Westlake City Schools'
Parent Page
do a variety of fun activities that you can also do at home with your
child. More volunteers are needed! Volunteer sign up information
is here.
4th Grade Inquiry Day
Friday, May 8
The 4th graders will be building fascinating Rube Goldberg machines!
Come in and be a part of this exciting day! More volunteers are
needed! Volunteer sign up information is here.
MATERIALS NEEDED: We are also asking that you look for
materials at home that might be useful in creating Rube Goldberg
machines, such as :
tracks, dominoes, blocks, boxes, funnels, balls, marbles, rulers, CD case,
cups, Legos, hangers, string, shoes, beads, plates, batteries, clips, puzzle
pieces, pail/bucket, clipboard, fan, stuffed animal, books, tape-masking &
duct, sticky notes, paper, magnets, slinky, cardboard, folders, rubber bands,
flashlight, buttons, chopsticks, wrapping paper rolls, marble run, bubble wrap,
Styrofoam, empty tissue box, Jenga, tubes, yarn, gears, things to make a
pulley, cars, planes
You can download this list here.
If you have any questions about kindergarten or 4th grade Inquiry
Day, please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Backus at
216.965.3361/[email protected] or Jessica Kim at
216.548.0948/[email protected]
Follow Bassett PTA
Follow Westlake City
School District
Westlake City Schools and Project Link present:
French Summer Camp: Les Petits
Enquêteurs (The Little Investigators)
Bassett PTA
August 3-7, 8am-noon
Location: Parkside School,
More information is here.
Westlake City Schools
Westlake Council of PTAs
July 20-24, 8am-noon
Location: Parkside School
More information is here.
If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Fouts at
[email protected]
If you know someone at
Bassett who is not
receiving Bassett Blasts,
please forward them your
blast and tell them to sign
up by clicking on the icon
above or by sending an
email to
[email protected]
Deadline is extended to
May 1
You now have until May 1 to shop Westlake
Council of PTAs' "A Bloomin' Affair" plant and
flower sale. In partnership with Dean's
Greenhouse & Nursery, this sale has so much
to offer for your yard and garden!
Click here to see the selection and place your order.
Westlake Porter
Public Library
Order Pick-up
Order pick-up will be at Parkside School.
Library homepage
Youth Services
Calendar for April
Youth Services
Calendar for May
Friday, May 8, 4:30-6:00 pm: All hanging baskets, container
gardens (including the herb garden) and gift certificates (in
time for Mother's Day gifting).
Monday, May 18, 4:30-6:00 pm: Flats, specialty annuals,
greenery, herbs and vegetables
Proceeds will benefit the Westlake Council of PTAs and the many
parent, student and community activities it provides throughout the
Music a la Mode
Music a la Mode is May 9
The 60th annual Music a la Mode is Saturday, May 9
at the Westlake High School Performing Arts Center.
Music a la Mode is a day of concerts showcasing all
Westlake City Schools music ensembles from
grades 5-12. The schedule is here.
Tickets are $8 for adults 19 and over. Those under
19 are admitted free. Admission includes the concerts, cake and ice
cream, and live music in the rotunda. Music a la Mode is the largest
fundraiser for the Westlake Music Boosters and every penny raised
during the day goes directly into the school music programs of Pre-K
through grade 12 in the Westlake City Schools.
Volunteers are needed for Music a la Mode. Click here to sign up to
volunteer. If you have a child who is performing, be sure to check your
child's performance time on the schedule before picking a volunteer
May 4 and June 1
Westlake Schools Superintendent Geoff Palmer invites community
members for coffee and an informal opportunity to discuss important
school issues during a series of Coffee with the
Superintendent sessions.
Coffee with the Superintendent sessions are May 4 and June 1, from
9:00 to 10:30 am at Panera Bread in Westlake. The format will be
very informal. Those attending are welcome to come and go at any
time during the specified time frame.
Project Link Summer Enrichment Programs at Parkside
School (language camps, Progress with Chess, Creative
Artistans, Great Lakes Science Center)
Tri-C Summer Camps at its Westshore Campus and Lake
Erie Nature & Science Center
West Shore Family YMCA Summer Sports Camp
Winterhurst Hockey Association Warriors will have 2015-16
tryouts for Squirts, Peewees & Bantams in May
BAYarts summer camps
Connecting for Kids featured topics for May include: Moms of
Special Kids, Potty Training the Challenging Child, and Ask
the Mental Health Experts
Register for Daisy Girl Scouts
Olmsted Performing Arts presents Mary Poppins on May 8-10
& May 15-17 and a Princess Storytime Tea on May 1-3
Olmsted Performing Arts presents a ballet double feature of
Sleeping Beauty & Swan Lake on July 17-19 and Alice in
Wonderland Jr. on June 12-14
Register by May 29 for Westlake Volleyball camp for grades
1-6. The camp runs August 29, September 5, 19, 26.
Please visit the Flyer Connection website to find even more flyers for
community and district events.
A Community of 21st Century Learners
Caring ♦ Open-minded ♦ Principled
Communicator ♦ Risk-taker ♦ Inquirer ♦ Thinker
Reflective ♦ Balanced ♦ Knowledgeable