Weekly Update

9/25/2020

Together....even when we aren't...

Families,


Parent-Teacher Conferences are a very energizing time for teachers. This year was markedly different-as most things have been in the 20-21 school year. Yet, the discussions that I heard and conversations I had still displayed a level of positivity and energy focused on students and learning.


Last Tuesday, at 2:55, each teacher at West Dodge Station was sitting in front of a computer, ready to meet and talk with all of you. The halls were quiet, and we didn't have the usual in and out of doors like a typical P-T conference evening. But, the purpose and power of the conversations were still the same. Teachers shared with me that they loved "meeting" families and building stronger connections.


We have been separated a lot this year, not just during conferences. But, I hope you all know that I value the community at West Dodge Station. Some day, we will be able to open up the doors for things like Open House and Parent Teacher Conferences. When that time comes, we will cherish the loud, crowded hallways and filled tiny chairs outside classroom pods. Until then, know that we value you and want to work together. Together we can...even when we aren't.


Together we can. Together we will.



Mrs. Brittany Sidders

West Dodge Station Principal

Book Fair

This year the WDS book fair is going to be from September 16th - 29th and all online. It will be important at this fall book fair to create an account so that the West Dodge media center can benefit from sales.

Please watch the videos below and let Jake McAllister know if you have any questions. Happy Reading!


Links for the Fair

WDS 2020 Fall Book Fair Website - Site opens September 16th.


WDS Fall 2020 Book Fair Parent Commercial


Fall 2020 Student Commercial for Book Fair

Pick-Up, Drop-Off, and Traffic Tips

***Please DO NOT stop and get out of your car. WDS staff will help students get in cars.


*Please do not turn left off of 184th Ave.


**The video and directions below are helpful to share with anyone that is new to the pick-up and drop-off procedures.

WDS Dropoff Pickup Directions

Important Dates

October 2nd - Boosterthon Fun Run Kick-Off

Remote Learner Supply Pick-Up (9:00-11:00)


October 6th - Caught With Character Signs due back at school


October 13th - Boosterthon Fun Run


October 14th - School Picture Day


October 16th - Remote Learner Supply Pick-Up (9:00-11:00)


October 22nd - End of 1st Quarter


October 23rd - NO SCHOOL Teacher Inservice


October 30th - Report Cards come home

Remote Learner Supply Pick-Up (9:00-11:00)

Fall Festival Parties in classrooms

LifeTouch Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 12:30-2:30pm

18480 California Street

Omaha, NE

Watch for more information coming home regarding LifeTouch Picture Day

Counselor Corner

In guidance, several classes have been working on focus and following directions. Here is a list of 100 directions I found for free on Teacher Pay Teacher by Easy Speechie. Try these out at home with your children of any age! Start with one step directions, then add one or two more for a bigger challenge. You can mix up the order plus add in some of your own ideas. Also let your kids challenge you to see how well you do! Have fun and remember to focus!!


Mrs. Jean Herold

jherold@epsne.org


402.289.2773

District Information

September Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Click on this button to view

District Technology Update

Having Issues Getting to EPS Online Resources? Follow the EPS Technology Department on Twitter.


The EPS Technology Department recently created a new Twitter account to help keep parents and students informed of any technology platform outages. Get updates by following @ElkhornPS_Tech on Twitter.

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PTO News

Purchase your 2020-2021 West Dodge Station Elementary School Yearbook.
Yearbook Prices:

$20- early bird pricing through November 1st, 2020

$25- Purchases made November 2nd, 2020 - February 26th, 2021

PURCHASE YOUR YEARBOOK HERE:
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01122087.

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Next time you're on Facebook, make sure to like the WDS PTO page to stay up to date on upcoming events, news and volunteer opportunities.

PTO FUN RUN INFORMATION

West Dodge Station families! We’re only 1 week away from the kickoff of our West Dodge Station Fun Run fundraiser and our students, staff, and PTO are so excited!

The program begins on October 2 with the students participating in a Virtual Pep Rally at the school. Each classroom will be tuning in to a special video message about the program, learning about what they can do to help our school. But you can get started today to support our school - here’s how:

  • REGISTER your student(s) on funrun.com today. The site is now live and it takes 30 seconds! Search for West Dodge Station Elementary or use our school code 263-636.

  • SHARE with family/friends using the SHARE tools on funrun.com (Facebook, Text Messages or Emails). Students will earn sweepstakes entry rewards just for sharing, if you do it from funrun.com.

Every share and donation makes a difference!

All students get to participate in the Fun Run Event on October 13, including our remote learners, regardless of financial participation. While we can not invite families and friends to the school that day to cheer them on, we know students will be motivated to do their best to help their school.

Did you know that our program comes with an incredible character development program? Our students will be learning about Teamwork, Care, Courage, Grit, and Celebration from REAL kid-athletes like them through the theme Sports City Now! Check out the trailer. https://vimeo.com/423816184/33e3223495

Contact Information



Please feel free to contact me any time if you have questions, concerns, feedback, or want to share your great news. ~Mrs. Sidders