Backpack Rescue is a specific time dedicated for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students can organize their backpack, folders, homework, check missing assignments, and plan to stay on top of assignments or long projects. Students are directed by their teachers to work with Mrs. Aldama during their WIN time once a week in these areas. Together, students and teachers decide if the student would benefit from attending on a weekly basis or drop in as needed.
6th Grade Backpack Rescue: Mondays 10:40a- 11:10a
5th Grade Backpack Rescue: Tuesdays 1:20p- 2:00p
4th Grade Backpack Rescue: TBD- Please check back soon!
Organization is a life skill that takes patience, time, and practice. Those who can master this skill at a young age are better suited to plan out lengthy assignments, develop study schedules, complete homework in a timely manner, and reduce stress related to forgetfulness. Parents can also help their child build their organization skills by identifying "wants" versus "needs", developing a consistent "cleaning out schedule", and having a calendar or weekly schedule posted somewhere everyone can see. As your child becomes organized, either with their time or prized possessions, you may also notice that you do not have to remind (or nag) as often as you used to! If you feel your child would benefit from this service, please feel free to discuss it with your child's classroom teacher or contact Katie Aldama directly at (949) 936- 6421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westpark's Engaging Accountability & Guiding Learner Excellence (E.A.G.L.E) Club is a place where students in 3rd- 5th grade can go during their lunch to work on homework with sixth grade student mentors. E.A.G.L.E. Club is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch and is always optional for students to attend. Students are given the option to either work while they eat or eat their lunch first and then begin working on homework.
3rd- 4th Grade: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00p- 12:40p
5th Grade: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:20p- 1:00p
Often times difficulties or busy schedules arise and homework or class work might not get completed on time, which may impact how easily they can retain new information. E.A.G.L.E. Club gives students the opportunity to ask questions from a peer mentor, hold themselves accountable for their academics, and feel successful as completing homework and classwork gets easier and quicker. While homework can be a struggle between parent and child, students at Westpark have the opportunity to finish a small part (approximately 20 minutes worth) of their homework. This can help reduce stress and pressure for students and parents trying to complete everything in a short period of time at home. Please talk with your child's teacher or contact Katie Aldama directly at (949) 936- 6421 or email@example.com if you would like more information.