Tiger Times

Sunset Hills Elementary Monthly Newsletter

Friday, May 7, 2021



10 & 11-Outdoor Education, 6th Grade Only

11-Community Club Meeting, 6:30 pm in library

14-Warrior Walkabout, 11:30-1:00 at WMS, 6th Grade Only

18-Don & Millie's Night, 4-9 pm



Morning Arrival

We would like to remind families that drop off time for breakfast is 8:10 am. All other students will be able to enter the building at 8:20 am. As long as the temperature is not below a "feels like" temperature of 10 degrees, your student will be asked to wait outside. Please make sure they are dressed accordingly.


In addition to the classroom teacher, please also contact the main office at (402) 390-6480 or drelicharz.cristina@westside66.net with any information related to your child's attendance.

•Late Arrival-include lunch preference

•Absence-include reason for absence

•Early pick up

•Change of pick up arrangements

•If Covid-19 related: please state if student is symptomatic or has been exposed to a confirmed positive case. Someone will get back to you within 24 hours. You must keep your child at home until you have been contacted.

Face Masks

Face masks are required in our building. Please double check that your child has a face mask that fits properly before coming to school and is wearing it before exiting the vehicle.

A Window into the Music Classroom!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been unable to hold our normally scheduled music programs. In order to allow your student their time to shine and let you see what we have been doing in the music classroom this year, we will be providing a “Window Into the Music Classroom!”

This week, we started recording some of our favorite singing games, drumming, xylophone pieces, and movement activities that we’ve done throughout the school year. As you can imagine, this will be more informal than previous years since we have been unable to gather and perform in large groups. However, we are so excited to have this opportunity to showcase our learning in the midst of a pandemic!

During the last week of April, you will receive an email with a link to view the completed video, providing you with a glimpse into our music room! Click on this link for a preview of what's to come!

Dr. Valerie Fuller

Elementary Instrumental Music Celebration Concerts!

Band and String Families, we are excited to announce our district wide end of the year celebration concerts! Each performer may have 4 guests in attendance with them at these events! Info about safety requirements and practices will be sent home as the dates approach. Please add the appropriate date and time for your student to your family calendars and reserve the night for this event! We can not wait to gather together for a live performance to celebrate all that these students have accomplished as musicians throughout this unprecedented year!

Mrs. CJ, Mr. Freeman, Mrs. Matheson and Dr. Meints

Fifth Grade Band Students

Tuesday, May 18, 6:00 pm, Westside High School Gym

Sixth Grade Band Students

Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 pm, Westside High School Gym

Fifth Grade String Students

Thursday, May 20, 6:00 pm, Westside High School Gym

Sixth Grade String Students

Thursday, May 20, 7:30 pm, Westside High School Gym

Westside Show Choir Summer Camp

Have you always wanted to be a part of Westside Show Choir? Maybe you want to improve your voice or learn how to shake those bad dancing habits? Sorry parents, this ad is just for the kids. Westside Middle School is hosting their annual summer show choir camp June 7-11 at Westside Middle School for any student entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the Fall of 2021. Students will learn to sing and dance a full show as well as gain insights into the audition process for Westside Middle School Show Choir. The registration link and more information can be found here:

Westside Edge Show Choir Camp Webpage

Middle School Health Physical/Immunization Requirements

By law, all incoming 7th graders must present evidence of having a complete physical examination, updated immunizations (Tdap is required by state law), and a dental exam prior to entering school. For missing immunizations, state law allows us to accept only valid medical exemption forms, signed by a physician or notarized religious exemption forms. A signed waiver form from parents/guardian refusing to provide physical exam documentation is also required. All forms are available from the District’s ABC Welcome Center on the westside66.net website under the Departments tab > Student Services > Health Forms section.

Physicians may print out results of the physical exam and immunizations on their forms (must have a MD signature) or you may print off a form on the Westside Middle School Website under Health Forms, a visit summary is not a physical form. Exams must be completed anytime after March 1, 2021, and before school starts in the Fall. Students planning to participate in sports must have a physical dated after May 1, 2021.

If your child has a chronic condition such as asthma, allergy, diabetes, or epilepsy, a health action plan is required. All action plans must be completed and signed by a doctor and may be found on the westside66.net website under the Departments Tab > Student Services> Health Forms section or can be picked up from the WMS main office. I will be checking my email periodically during the summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me or contact the main office at WMS for general information.

Robin R. Newcomer, RN

Westside Middle School Nurse

phone 402-408-8652

fax 402-390-6454


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Online lunch menu may be viewed here: https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/SunsetHillsElementarySchool

Free/Reduced Application available here: http://wcsapplyforfreelunch.heartlandapps.com

Applications must be completed every year regardless of whether you have qualified in the past.

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Tuesday, May 18th, 4-9pm

10727 West Center Road

Omaha, NE

Bring your family and friends. Dine in or drive through. 20% of every purchase made between 4-9 pm, is donated back to Sunset Hills!

•Please mention Sunset Hills when ordering.

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Summer Learning Opportunities

Throughout the school year, as part of Westside’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process, students are assessed in reading and provided with strong instruction to support their needs. To engage families and extend the learning for students, we are sharing ways in which you can support your child with their reading. As we enter into summer, it is important to encourage practice in the area of reading so that students maintain the skills they learned this year.

This link: https://tinyurl.com/ue2tbc6v outlines opportunities to continue learning with and without technology. Included are links to various activities you can do with your child, as well as reading programs available in the community and some website/app recommendations. The top priority this summer is simply having your child read every day. This can include times when someone reads to or with them.

Westside Community Council

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Need Additional Support?

Westside has a team of School Social Workers who function as a link between the home, school and community. They can assist families who are experiencing social, familial and/or economic challenges that impact the learning process. This includes helping to pay utility bills and access to our Westside Family Resource Center.
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