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Week of November 7, 2022

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Greetings Westside Families! I hope you enjoyed the extra hour this weekend. We are so grateful for all the families who participated in our Family Science Exploration Night last week! Below are the winners of our prize giveaways:

Orlando Science Center 4-Pack Winner

Boris Jr. Rudinski!

Science Experiment Activity Book Winners

Abie Ouimette~Ava Desulme~Pierce Shields~Aria Underwood~Kaylen Michaelson~Armondo Perez~Sebastian Boza~Giovany & Gevarly Hippolite~Hayden & Harper Auger~Cheyenne Nan

Due to the overwhelming response to our ASP program, we are having to restructure to support all of those who are interested. Therefore, we have bumped the launch of our ASP program until next week. If your child was offered a seat, you will be receiving a letter home this week with more details.

Election Day is Tuesday! Be sure to cast your votes that will affect our community for the upcoming years. Also, BPS has placed a referendum on the ballot to support our educational professionals and the services we can offer students. See below for more information.

Fall Portrait Make-Ups and Retakes are this Wednesday. Please see below for details.

This Friday, November 11th, we honor our Military Veterans! Thank you to all of our school community members who have served, or currently serving, in our armed forces to give us the freedoms we possess today. We are grateful for you all year round! Friday is a nationally recognized holiday, so there will be NO SCHOOL. We will see our Explorers on Monday, Nov. 14th.

Because we do not have school this Friday, we will not have our Parent Lunch Day this week. We will resume with this awesome day the week of November 14th.

As always, thank you for your support! Our office will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30AM-3:30PM. Please come on in if we can assist you in any way.

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

(321) 956-5050 or

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Brevard Millage Referendum

Brevard County residents will see an Ad Valorem Millage on the November ballot this year to support our schools, staff and students. We invite you to learn about this topic by visiting the informative website located at the button link below.
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Fall Portrait Make-Ups & Retakes- November 9th

If your child was absent on our previous Picture Day OR is new to our school, please be sure to have them ready to photograph for our yearbook. If you would like to order photo packages, please go to:

If you have photos and would like retakes, be sure to return the uncut photo package to the school that day.

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Stone Magnet School STEAM Event

On Wednesday, Nov. 9th, Stone Middle School is hosting a STEAM night for rising 6th graders! Be sure to RSVP at the information above.
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Food Drive- Nov. 7th-14th

Westside's Student Leadership Council is hosting our annual Food Drive to support the pantry at Bayside High School and meals for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are collecting non-perishable items starting Nov. 7th through Nov. 14th.

We will also be having a "stack it up" challenge to see how big of a tower we can build with the cans/boxes donated! Donation Boxes will be located in our front office area and Commons.

If you, or a family you know, is in need of meals for the Thanksgiving break or holiday, please reach out to me at

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Mobile Eye Care Unit

Florida Heiken will be providing free eye exams or vouchers to all families that apply on any internet enabled device. Eligible families may qualify for free glasses. This service is for students in grades Pre-K through 12. Exams will be scheduled during the month of January and February.

Applications are due by December 1, 2022.. A flyer has been attached to the bottom of this newsletter and the portal for parents is

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We are excited about all of our new members in PTO!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 15th at 5:30pm in our Media Center.

You do not have to be a registered volunteer to attend these meetings.

Upcoming Needs for Registered Volunteers:

**IF you are able to support any of these, please email our PTO at address below**

Parent Lunch Fridays- 10:30am-12:30pm

November 3rd- Family Science Exploration Night 5:00-7:00pm

Week of December 12th- Holiday Shop

PTO will continue to sell Spirit Shirts at all Westside events OR you can send in the money in an envelope with your child's full name, teacher name, material & color of shirt, and size desired. Cotton shirts (teal or black) are $10 and Dryfit shirts (black only) are $12.

Have questions or need more information? Email us at:

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Westside's Club Corner

We are in full swing of our clubs and programs after school! See below for this week's schedule and information. ALL Clubs pick up in SIDE Car Loop at times shown below and if a club is canceled, the teacher sponsor will send out notifications.

Monday, 11/7

  • *Running Club @ 2:30pm-3:30pm-must have turned in a permission form!

Tuesday, 11/8

  • Intermediate Orchestra 7:15a-8:00a
  • Beginning Orchestra @2:30-3:30p
  • Odyssey of the Mind @2:30p- 3:30p
  • Modern Artists @2:30p-4:00p

Wednesday, 11/9

  • Chorus @2:30-3:30p

Thursday, 11/10

  • Intermediate Orchestra @2:30p-3:30p
  • Great VanGoghs @2:30p-4:00p

Friday, 11/11


Upcoming Events

  • November 8th- Election Day
  • November 9th- Fall Portrait MakeUps & Retakes
  • November 11th- Veteran's Day (Holiday for All)
  • November 15th-16th- Lagoon Trip (4th)
  • November 15th- PTO Meeting @ 5:30pm
  • November 16th- KSC Trip (6th)
  • November 17th- PBIS Event #2 (Bubble/Glow Run)
  • November 18th- Interims #2 issued
  • November 18th- (FULL Day- No Early Dismissal)
  • November 21-25- Thanksgiving Break for all
  • December 2nd- (FULL Day- No Early Dismissal)
  • December 3rd- Palm Bay Light Parade Featuring JAMMERS
  • December 8th- Family Math Exploration Night