The Compass

Week of December 6, 2021

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Happy December! Our students and staff have been busy decorating our halls with festive cheer and we are excited about the upcoming fun activities this month! Don't forget our theme days this week:

Tuesday-Mistletoe Madness (wear RED and GREEN)

Wednesday-Pajama Day (no slippers please)

Thursday- Jingle all the Way (wear jingle bells).

We are SO proud of the growth our students have shown on their mid-year, ELA diagnostic in i-Ready this past week! Keep an eye out for some celebratory posts and events!

Westside Elementary is looking for one more parent to represent our school in providing valuable educational and community focused information, As a representative, you will participate in three meetings as listed below. *All meetings are held in the Boardroom from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. February 18, 2022, March 25, 2022, and April 22, 2022.* Please email Mrs. Woodbury if you are interested at the contact info below.

Still looking for a great holiday gift for your child? Our Winter Wonderland Book Fair site will remain open until December 12th if your child was unable to purchase during our fair last week. Thank you to all who supported our book fair and inspiring reading for their child!

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

(321) 956-5050 or

Notification to Parents of Out of Field Teachers

In compliance with The Elementary and Secondary Education Act Sec. 1112(e)(1)(B)(ii) and Florida law 1012.42, Westside Elementary is required to notify families when a teacher is classified as out of field for the subject matter and grade level they have been assigned to. Brevard Public Schools is committed to providing the highest quality education to its students by hiring effective and skilled teachers. The teachers listed below are licensed to teach in the State of Florida and are currently working to meet full certification and licensure requirements.

Out of field: ESOL- English Speakers of Other Languages

Isabella Becking: 3rd Grade

Miranda Rogulski: 2nd Grade

Notificación a los padres de maestros clasificados fuera de campo

En cumplimiento de la Ley de Educación Primaria y Secundaria Sec. 1112 (e) (1) (B) (ii) y la Ley de Florida 1012.42, Primaria Westside se requiere que se les notifique a las familias cuando un maestro está clasificado fuera del campo para la materia y el nivel de grado al que han sido asignados. Las Escuelas Públicas de Brevard se comprometen a brindar educación de la más alta calidad a sus estudiantes mediante la contratación de maestros eficaces y capacitados. Los maestros que se enumeran a continuación tienen licencia para enseñar en el estado de Florida y actualmente están trabajando para cumplir con todos los requisitos de certificación y licencia.

Fuera del campo: ESOL - Hablantes de inglés de otros idiomas

Isabella Becking: tercera calificación

Miranda Rogulski: Segundo calificación

Parent & Family Engagement Plan Update

Westside’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP) is available to view on our school website. Families can also request a copy and/or can view the copy that is readily available upon request in the front office. Please direct any questions regarding the Parent and Family Engagement Plan to Ms. Johnston at 956-5050 ext. 52822. This plan is developed after seeking input from families during school events, SAC meetings, and the Title One Annual Meeting. If you would like to provide input for future PFEPs, please attend these meetings. For translation assistance, please contact our ESOL coordinator, Mrs. Cruz-Martinez at 956-5050 ext. 52858.

Westside Explorers are Learning Every Moment of Every Day!

Students worked collaboratively to explore what factors were similar and different about growth in plants and humans. They brainstormed ideas on what is needed to survive and thrive. Then, students literally got their hands dirty working with our school garden while continuing the comparison conversation about growth.

Upcoming Events

  • December 13th- SAC Meeting @3p
  • December 15th- Winter Music Concert
  • December 17, 20, 21- Early Release Days
  • December 22nd-January 5th- Winter Break-No School
  • January 6th- School Resumes