The Compass

Week of April 26, 2021

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Hello Westside Parents and Families! Can you believe we are less than a week away from our final month of school? Even though summer is right around the corner, we still have lots to do in the next 6 weeks. FSA testing begins the first week of May (see schedule below) and numerous end-of-the-year events are upcoming.

Westside's Staff has tirelessly dedicated themselves to the success of our school during one of the most unprecedented years. NEXT WEEK, May 3rd-7th, is Staff Appreciation Week to show them they mean the world to us! We are thankful for the many business partners from our community who have donated various meals, treats, and gift cards to spoil them that week.

If your family would like to share the love and let them know how much you appreciate them, you can either follow the guide below OR create your own way to make them feel special. Don't forget the Activity Team, ESE/Speech/Language, Counselors, Child Care, and any other staff who positively interacts with your child.

Monday, 5/3:
  • Family Note of Appreciation- Handwrite a note of thanks to your favorite staff member and/or child's teacher.
Tuesday, 5/4:
  • Sweet Treat- Send in a sweet treat to child's teacher and/or staff member.
Wednesday, 5/5:
  • Student Art- Have your child create a portrait or creative piece of art to show how much their teacher and/or staff member means to them.
Thursday, 5/6:
  • Salty Snack- Surprise your teacher and/or staff member with a salty snack today!
Friday, 5/7:
  • Special Gift- family choice of a special gift or treat for your favorite staff member and/or child's teacher.

As always, thank you for your continued support for the school and your children! Just a reminder there is NO SCHOOL Monday, 4/26! Our office will also be closed. Both will resume Tuesday, 4/27. Have a wonderful week!

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal
(321) 956-5050 or

FSA Testing Schedule for May

For your planning purposes, here are the upcoming FSA dates for all assessments 3rd-6th. Please note that eLearners are testing on different days than brick and mortar students and MUST take all assessments on campus. Also, some ESE students may test on additional dates if needed; however, those families will be notified.

Brick & Mortar Students:

May 4th- 4th-6th FSA Reading Session 1

May 5th- 4th-6th FSA Reading Session 2

May 11th-3rd-6th FSA Math Session 1

May 12th-3rd-6th FSA Math Session 2 (&3 for 6th)

May 18th- 5th FSA Science Session 1

May 19th-5th FSA Science Session 2

ELearning Students: *Must take assessments ON CAMPUS*

May 6th- 4th-6th FSA Reading Session 1

May 7th- 4th-6th FSA Reading Session 2

May 13th-3rd-6th FSA Math Session 1

May 14th-3rd-6th FSA Math Session 2 (&3 for 6th)

May 20th- 5th FSA Science Session 1

May 21th-5th FSA Science Session 2

Advertise Your Business in our 2021-2022 Student Planner

Attention Business Owners! Next year, every child in grades 2nd-6th will be using a daily planner and we are looking to support our community in them. If you would like to put a color advertisement in these planners, prices are listed below:

  • Quarter page: $25
  • Half page: $50
  • Full page: $100

There are limited spots, so please reach out to Mrs. Woodbury via email listed below. Use subject line: "Planner Ad". Thank you! Email:

Brevard Summer Camp Registration

Registration for Brevard's Summer Camps is now OPEN!

June 7th-July 30th (closed July 5th)


Weekly Tuition $103 (10% sibling discount)

Daily Drop In Rate $40

Registration fee $10 per child

Field Trips are additional cost

Elementary Schools Hosting:

Andersen, Columbia, Enterprise, Longleaf, Meadowlane Primary, Stevenson, Surfside and Viera

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Westside Students Learn Every Moment of Every Day

Physical Education classes are working on leg strength and endurance, cardio strength and endurance while improving coordination during our Jumping unit. Students are learning to jump short ropes, long ropes and jump bands. They’ve “got the rhythm of the rope, OH YEAH!”

Kindergarten started their alphabet countdown this week! This was fun from Bb is for bubbles day!

iReady Rockstars!!

Congratulations to the following classes who had the highest pass rate on iReady this week!

K- Pelletier

1st- Dickson

2nd- Bonnett

3rd- None

4th- Hohn

5th- Camburn

6th- Knutson

ESE- Butler

iReady is an online learning program that builds ELA and Math skills to help students master grade level standards. Students are encouraged to complete lessons with a 90% pass rate.

Upcoming Events

  • May 4th- FSA ELA (4-6) and Math (3-6) Window Opens
  • May 7th-Interims issued and published on FOCUS
  • May 18th- FSA Science (5th) Window Opens
  • May 21st- 5th & 6th Grade Dance 1:30-3:15p
  • May 31st- Holiday for ALL (Memorial Day)
  • June 1st- Early Release
  • June 2nd- 6th Grade Graduation/Early Release
  • June 3rd-Last Day of School/Report Cards Issued/Early Release

Reminder: Send clean mask and water bottle with your child daily