WHPS Newsletter


Important Announcement  |  Special Edition  |  Preschool News  |  Elementary News  |  Barnyard News


Registration Due Soon!
After the deadline, we will be opening up registration to outside families.  Register soon to save your space!
DUE Registration For:
March 5  2018-2019 School Year
 Preschool and 1st-5th Grade
March 5  2018 Summer Preschool
March 12  Elementary Spring Camp
April 16  2018 Camp Woodland Hills
TK-6th Grade

Tuesdays @ 10am
As registration is in full swing, we will continue have group tours available for prospective preschool and elementary families.  If you know someone who is interested, please have them contact the school to RSVP for a school tour.
Collins Campus
Toddler • Preschool
Oxnard Campus
Preschool • Elementary
Parking Reminders for Special Events
For Oxnard Campus
Please be courteous to other parents and park on Oxnard Street.
This allows parents that are only dropping off to utilize the parking spaces on campus, especially those with younger children.  Parents can also use the main parking lot for drop off, and then proceed to move the car to Oxnard Street after completing drop off and before the special event has begun.
March Events - 2018
Both Campuses  |  Collins  | Oxnard
2 Elementary Spirit Day (Dress up as a famous person or celebrity)
3 PAWS Gala & Babysitting Night @ 5:30-10:30pm
5 DUE: Registration for Fall & Summer
6 PAWS Event - The Nature of Wildworks
8 PAG Event - Mad Science
9 WHPS Science & Nature Center ("Our Barnyard") Visit - Room 8
Elementary Awards Assembly @ 8am
Farmer's Market hosted by Rooms 8 & 10
11 Camp Open House @ 1-3pm (located at Oxnard Campus)
Daylight Savings
14 Farmer's Market hosted by Room 7
PAWS Meeting @ 6:30-7:30pm
15 Preschool Mini-March for Cystic Fibrosis
16 PAWS Event - Bagpipes
19 Winter Extracurricular Classes end this week
20 PAWS Restaurant Night - The Stand
21 Dance Demonstration w/Ms. Stephanie's Dancetime @ 10am
22 WHPS hosting the Director's RAP workshop for local SFV schools @ 8:30am (located at Oxnard Campus)
23 Elementary Spring Talent Show @ 10am
Preschool CLOSES @ 4pm - Preschool Professional Development
26-30 Elementary Spring Recess (Spring Camp available)
27-28 Picture Day
30 Egg Hunt @ 11am
SCHOOL CLOSES @ 12:30pm - Spring Half Day
  • Bounce House
  • Camp Activities & Games
  • Campus Tours
  • Meet the Animals in "Our Barnyard"
  • Meet & Greet with Our Counselors
Donations & Birthday Books
Your donations are appreciated. Thank you for thinking of WHPS and helping to make a difference!

Ho Family - Little Tikes vehicle and dump truck
Krause Family - Large Legos

Important Announcement

Dear WHPS families:
The recent tragic event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has caused anxiety and concern regarding safety on school campuses around the country. WHPS is committed to ensuring the safety of our entire community, and  we hope you will find the following information helpful in understanding the steps we have taken and are taking to ensure the continued safety of our community:
  • PARTNERSHIP: We are part of a School Safety Task Force with LAPD Topanga Division. As part of this task force, we have a direct line of communication with the Senior Lead Officers in the area, which enables us to work together quickly and efficiently on threat assessments, investigations, and any other safety concerns that may arise. 
  • PLANS AND PRACTICE: Our school has an approved School Safety Plan. School safety encompasses multiple domains within the school environment that must be reviewed altogether when assessing the level of safety for students and staff.  All students and staff participate in safety drills to test their preparedness and understand their roles and responsibilities in the event of a crisis. 
  • TRAINING: In January, our administration team met with our LAPD Senior Lead Officers to discuss the latest information about school safety and to craft a comprehensive plan for training to our entire staff on these new measures. This month, all staff will be participating in training sessions for the enhanced safety measures. In addition, we are hosting a workshop provide the training to other school directors in the San Fernando Valley.
  • COMMUNICATION AND MONITORING: We take every piece of information and every concern seriously. Parents, we ask you to continue to report anything you see, hear or sense that could affect student, staff or school safety. In addition, we closely monitor the school grounds through our closed circuit camera system. 
These are some of the measures we have in place to promote the safety and security of our school community as our top priority. We also rely on our students, parents and guardians as partners to maximize safety.

Here are some things parents and guardians can do to help:
  • Memorize your gate code and do not give it to anyone.
  • Be sure the gate closes behind you when you enter/exit campus (the person behind you should enter with their own code).
  • Please take a moment to discuss the above procedures with your child(ren).
  • Report any suspicious activity to our administration right away.

Special Edition | Seth Pozzi - Asst. Head of School

Save the Date - for “A Taste of What’s to Come!”

Whether you have been in our Elementary Division for many years or are just joining us this fall, we want to provide your child and your family a smooth transition into the 2018-2019 school year and help make the most of our precious time together. Be sure to mark your calendar now so you DON’T MISS “A Taste of What’s to Come” for the grade your child is entering in the fall!

Find out more about what to expect in the year ahead:
  • How will your child change socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically next year?
  • How is the next grade’s program and curriculum different from what your child experienced this year?
  • What kinds or responsibilities and privileges are age appropriate for your child?
  • Learn about executive functioning and how to help your child develop it?
  • What field trips and school events can you look forward to?
Lower Elementary Upper Elementary
April  16
3:15-4:15 pm
Kindergarten & 1st
April 17
3:15-4:15 pm
2nd & 3rd
April 18
3:15-4:15 pm
4th & 5th
April 23
3:15-4:15 pm
• Common characteristics of 4-5 year olds

• Getting to most out of your child’s TK experience

• Balancing love and independence

• Field trips
• Common characteristics of 5-7 year olds

• Balancing love and independence

• Changes to expect throughout the year

• The importance of Morning Meeting
• Common characteristics of 7-9 year olds

• Increased independence

• Reading to learn (as opposed to learning to read)

• Leadership opportunities 1.0
• Common characteristics of 9-11 year olds

• Letter Grades

• The importance of learning through failure

• Overnight trip

• Leadership opportunities 2.0
Preschool News
Collins Campus
Robin & Ms. Ailin
Oxnard Campus
Ms. Tracy & Ms. Christine
Though the weather lately has been feeling like winter, we will soon be moving to the spring season. Over the past month, the children have been explored many topics, including: monster fun, cars & trucks, dinosaurs, construction, community helpers and historic places. We have also been working on important habits like: healthy hygiene, cooperation, compromise/problem solving and kindness. Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year also brought a lot of fun to the classrooms in the month of February.
Do you like Green Eggs and Ham? We sure do! March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday, and both campuses will be celebrating in their own special way. Some of the special celebrations include “Wacky Wednesday,” “Silly Sock Day,” and even “Pajama Day.” The children will also be searching for that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow on St. Patrick’s Day and will try to catch a glimpse of those mischievous Leprechauns. What about hatching caterpillars into butterflies? Yes! It is time. Children love this experience.

Fall and summer enrollment paperwork is due back no later than Monday, March 5.  Please be sure to turn in your forms by the deadline to secure your child’s spot for both the summer and the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. 
Keep an eye on the school calendar for all of the special events coming up in the months ahead.
Elementary News | Jacey Dexter - Elementary Principal
Although February is the shortest month of the year, it has been one of the most event-filled to date!  We had Lion Dancers come and share with us Chinese New Year traditions. The children had a blast feeding the lion lettuce for good luck. We had our Jump for Heart fundraiser in which students learned about getting healthy and taking care of their bodies (The Leader In Me - Habit # 7: Sharpening the Saw). While celebrating Valentine’s Day, the classes were abuzz with love, laughter and a moderate amount of chocolate and sweet treats. And, the WHPS Bears Basketball team is having a great season so far. Join us here on campus for their next home game on Wednesday, March 7. Go Bears!
It is hard to believe 2/3 of the school year is already over. We finished the second trimester on February 16 and our second round of SLCs took place on February 22-23. Students were able to share about their progress and discuss their SMART goals with parents. Parents, you should be very proud! 
Looking forward to March, the excitement continues; we will be holding our 2nd Awards Assembly on Friday, March 9 (rescheduled from March 2 due to weather).  I also look forward to seeing everyone at our PAWS annual gala and fundraiser, Escape the Night, on Saturday, March 3. We will also have our Spring Talent Show on Friday, March 23 at 10:00am. Please join us as the students showcase their leadership, public speaking skills, and talent, both onstage and backstage! Spring Break will be from March 26-30. RSVP for Spring Camp by March 19.

Finally, a friendly reminder that in order for our school to hire and retain our talented and experienced teaching staff for 2018-2019, all Registration Forms for next fall should be returned no later than Monday, March 5.
"Our Barnyard" News | The WHPS Science and Nature Center
Hello Barnyard Friends! We finally got to experience winter this past month! The animals with thick fur growing are happy to be feeling comfortable again. Everyone else is happy for the heat lamps provided to help them stay warm!

This month in elementary we will be covering a variety of topics. Our 2nd and 5th (Evolution/Genetics 1.0 and 2.0) graders we will be discovering how special traits such as vision and flight evolved, and even studying human evolution! In 1st and 4th grade (Ecology 1.0 and 2.0), we will be learning how animals learn group behaviors, leading us to individual groups of animals such as Ruminants and Reptiles. In Kindergarten and 3rd grade (Husbandry 1.0 and 2.0), we will be comparing and contrasting human vs. animal nutrition. Finally, weather permitting; all grades will start gardening in the barnyard.

Fun fact: Did you know that a baby horse is called a foal? Or that a baby rabbit is a kitten (often shortened to "kit"), not a bunny? Can you guess what a poult is?  Within March, the season will change from winter to spring and the animals are preparing for it. Preschool will be too! We will be discovering all the different baby names we have for our animals once we’ve completed our lessons on how animals deal with the cold. We will even get to see how moms and dads care for their young!
Don’t forget to come by and check out our updated Reptile House!

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