Happy New Year!
Welcome to the New Year...2020! It is exciting to be back with our students as we begin the
second semester. All students can benefit from setting a goal for continuous improvement as
the New Year begins. In addition, a good goal to set for the New Year is to help your child
achieve to their highest potential. Some great ways to do this are to check for homework every
day, ask them about school, and read each evening.
Jan. 10 Report cards go home in backpacks
Jan. 20 MLK Jr. Day - No School
Jan. 23 5th & 6th Gr. Field Trip/Holland Center 9-11:15 am
Feb. 3 CC Mtg. 7 pm
Feb. 4 4th Gr. Debate/Gym 9-10:15 am
Feb. 4 2nd & 3rd Gr. Vocal Music Concert/WMS 7 pm
Feb. 14 Valentine's Day Parties 2:15 pm
Feb. 17 Presidents' Day - No School
Feb. 18 6th Gr. Solo Group Night/WMS 6:30 pm
Report Cards Went Home Today
Your child brought home his/her report card today. We hope you will take the time to sit down
with your child and talk about what growth and learning has occurred since the beginning of
this school year. We have much to celebrate when it comes to good work and effort. We will
continue to have high expectations for all of our students. Just this week we discussed the
importance of continuing to hold our students to high standards in all areas. Likewise, we are all
committed to holding ourselves to high standards and expectations as we support our students’
learning in every way. If you have questions about your child’s progress and achievement,
please feel free to contact us. Remember that we are your partners when it comes to your
Valentine's Day Parties
The holiday parties were a terrific event to end the first semester. Each room parent went
overboard creating an afternoon full of fun! Thank you to all the parents who volunteered and
joined the parties.
2020 Loveland Variety Show
A Note From the Nurse
It’s cold and flu season. Please remember to practice healthy habits at home.
- Get plenty of rest
- Eat healthy foods
- Sneeze into elbow
- Wash hands often
When children are ill, we expect that they be kept home until they are fever-free and symptom-free without medicine for 24 hours.
Community Club Update
The Loveland Community Club would like to invite the parents and guardians of 1st grade students to a special social gathering and parent mixer. It’s our chance to welcome you to our community and give you the opportunity to meet other 1st grade families. Join us for a very casual evening of conversation, food, and fun on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 7-9 pm at 8707 Woolworth Ave. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Our next regularly scheduled Community Club meeting will be held on Monday, February 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Loveland Library.
Happy 100th Day of School
On Thursday, January 23rd, many classes will begin special learning activities centered on the number 100 in celebration of our 100th day of school. 100 is a very large number so many activities will continue during the week. Our kindergartners and 1st graders are looking forward to Friday, January 24th, when they will celebrate their 100th day with a busy, fun-filled day of “100” work. Let’s celebrate all the learning that has occurred in our first 100 days and look forward to the new learning that is coming.
Parenting the Love and Logic Way
Love and Logic provides simple and practical techniques to help parents and caregivers have less stress and more fun while raising responsible kids. During the course, you will learn about the two rules of Love and Logic, the Anticipatory Consequence, ways to neutralize arguing and much more. You will walk out with information and ideas that you can use right away!
- Monday, January 20 NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Monday, February 17th NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
- Monday, March 9th (4-8 pm) and Wednesday, March 11th (4-8 pm) Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Friday, March 13th NO SCHOOL - Intersession
- April 6th-10th NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Student In-District Transfer Requests for the 2020-2021 School Year
If you are a District resident who would like your K-6 child(ren) to attend an elementary school other than the school that serves your attendance area for next school year, you must submit a completed In-District Transfer (IDT) Request form to the Office of Student Services for review.
The District gives priority to families living within the District prior to placing Option Enrollment applicants who reside outside the District. We must receive a Student In-District Transfer Request form no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2020, for your request to be considered prior to our placement of Option Enrollment students.
IDT forms are available at the ABC Building and our District website. An IDT request form must be completed for any child starting kindergarten next year who has one or more siblings currently attending a school outside their home attendance area. Transfers are approved or denied based on available space and other resources. If you have questions about the in- district transfer process, please call the Welcome Center at 402-390-2100.
Kindergarten Enrollment for District Residents: January 20th - February 28th
Do you live in the District and have a child who will be ready for Kindergarten this fall? Do you know of other Westside residents with children who will be ready to start school in August?
Kindergarten enrollment for 2020-2021 begins January 20, 2020. Parents of eligible students should go to westside66.org to begin the enrollment process as early as possible on or after January 20th. Students entering kindergarten for 2020-2021 must be five years old by July 31, 2020. Parents may opt to hold their children out of kindergarten for an additional year. However, Nebraska state law mandates that a child who reaches six years of age prior to January 1 of the then-current school year must be enrolled in school.
If you have questions, you may call the Westside Welcome Center at 402-390-2100.
Requirements for Early Admission to Kindergarten
In accordance with Nebraska Statute 79-214, the Westside Community Schools allows for admission of children residing in the District as early entrance kindergarteners through a locally designed testing program. Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance must turn five between August 1 and October 15, 2020. For further information regarding early entrance to kindergarten, please call 402-390-3303.
Kindergarten Enrollment for Non-District Residents
If you live outside the District and have a child eligible for kindergarten who has a sibling currently attending a Westside elementary school through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an Option Enrollment Application. Westside’s Office of Student Services must receive Option Enrollment Applications no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2020. The application form is available at the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) and our district website.
Under Option Enrollment statutes, first priority for admission is given to siblings who seek to attend in the District where an older sibling is already enrolled, provided an Option Enrollment form is submitted by March 15 and provided that there is space available in a requested building and grade level. In you have questions, you may call Julie Fumagalli at 402-390-2107.
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Kindergarten Enrollment for Non-District Residents
If you live outside the District and have a child eligible for kindergarten who has a sibling currently attending a Westside elementary school through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an Option Enrollment Application. Westside’s Office of Student Services must receive Option Enrollment Applications no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2020. The application form is available at the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) and our district website. Click here to complete the form electronically.
Under Option Enrollment statutes, first priority for admission is given to siblings who seek to attend in the District where an older sibling is already enrolled, provided an Option Enrollment form is submitted by March 15 and provided that there is space available in a requested building and grade level. If you have questions, you may call Julie Fumagalli at 402-390-2107.
Help Us Collect Box Tops
We appreciate all of the donations toward our Box Top Program. Please continue to clip and save box tops. Simply trim unexpired Box Tops and send to school in a baggie or on the collection sheet. Include your name and your teacher's name.