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Welcome to West Hills Primary School!    The vision of WHP is to nurture a respectful environment where teachers, along with the community utilize best practices to meet the needs of ALL students, academically, socially, and behaviorally.

Title I

Welcome to Title 1!  
Hi Parents/Guardians!
We are excited for the 21-22 school year!
Click below and to the right for other "Parent Resources". We have provided reading ideas and free programs/resources.  These are all easy activities you have access to all school year!
Look below for a list of our Parent Training Workshops - "Raising Readers" we provide throughout the year!  These workshops will give you lots of information and helpful tips/activities to use at home.
Please know we are available via email or message us on our Remind 101 app if you would like any help with reading ideas or book suggestions. Go to "WHP Title 1 Staff" to find your Title 1 Teacher's personal web-page and email.
~We wish you all a happy, healthy school year,
Mrs. Tommasini, Mrs. Transue, Ms. Balsone
April is Families and Reading Month
KSLA "Keystone State Literacy Association" has declared April as "Families and Reading" month. (Click here for more information: https://ksla.wildapricot.org/Families-and-Reading )
All WHP students are encouraged to participate in reading activities for the month of April. A "yellow" calendar will be coming home March 31st.  Please keep it and hang it on the fridge and try to complete at least 20 days of reading or the activities listed.  When April is over, the students can turn in their completed calendar with parent/guardian signatures, to win a prize!
The April calendar is pictured below.  Thank you and Happy Reading! 
Remind 101
Click here to join WHPtitle  or Text: 81010  Message: @whptitle
EPIC Reading 
Our online reading library where you can read, listen to, and take quizzes on books you read. Keep reading your favorite books all year long!
EPIC log-in: (Click the picture)
Sign in as "student" with the code from your teacher below:
Mrs. Tommasini’s class code: qtr7774

Mrs. Transue’s class code: iyt4402

Mrs. Balsone’s class code: nph3225


EPIC can be used for FREE during school hours 8am-3pm.

What is Title 1?
The Title I Reading Improvement Program is a federally funded project that provides supplemental reading instruction to eligible students beyond what is provided in the classroom.  Title I offers support to eligible children in the primary grades K-3rd. Specific and direct supplemental reading instruction in the skill areas of phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension is offered to students in small group settings. Reading specialists work directly with students to strengthen their reading skills and support children as they become proficient independent readers.  Reading progress is sent home to parents/guardians weekly!  Parents/guardians are encouraged to become involved in the design of the building level Title I Parent Engagement & Involvement Policy/Plan, School-Home compact, and working together with reading specialists to plan parent involvement opportunities including parent trainings throughout the year.  The goal in Title I is to promote positive communication between the home and school and offer plenty of training opportunities.
Parent Resource Center
Title I also offers free resources to all families involved.  Check out our WHP Parent Resource Center in the video below!  Contact your child's Title 1 teacher for a sign out slip if you would like your child to bring home any of these games/activities!!  Our resource center brochure and form are below.
"Raising Readers" - End-of-year Celebration
Come celebrate everyone's hard work this year!
Food, prizes, and books will be available!
Wednesday, May 18th
5:30-7:30pm @ Pavilion behind WHP
*Rain Location: WHP gym*
**If you are unable to attend this event, a bag of books and games will come home with you child at the end of the year!**
Family Fun Night
Thanks for coming!
Check out the pictures and videos below of our Butterfly project!
WHP Parent Training Events 21-22
*Fall Annual Title 1 Parent Meeting*
Meet the Title 1 teachers and receive information
Thursday, September 23rd
12:00-1:00pm Google Meet
(see link on Invitation sent home, also sent in REMIND 101)
5:30-6:30pm @ WHP Cafeteria (masks required)
After viewing the meeting/recording please click here for the parent survey: https://forms.gle/VraVSvLtMYNpP6bPA
"Raising Readers" Parent Training Session #1
"Wonder of Words" - Word building/Sight Words
Thursday, October 21st
5:30-6:30pm @WHP Cafeteria (masks required)
"Raising Readers" Parent Training Session #2
"There's an App for that?" - Technology/Homework Strategies
Thursday, January 27th
5:00-6:00pm @ Google meet link (virtual)
"Raising Readers" Parent Training Session #3
End - of - year celebration and activities to share for Summer Reading!
Wednesday, May 18th
5:30-7:30pm @ the Pavilion behind WHP
*Rain location: WHP gym*
Title 1 Parent Documents
Additional Parent Resources
Parent Newsletters
Get TIPS and IDEAS for fun games and activities to help your child with their reading skills at home!
WHP Reads Across America!
We celebrated this year the week of February 28-March 4, 2022.
Check out the pictures below of WHP students reading in many fun places!
There were 2 students from each grade who won our prize raffle.  They are pictured below!