The Westside Wonder

Westside Parent Newsletter

February 1, 2021

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Westside teachers will meet the needs of each individual in a student-centered classroom by:

  • Encouraging a growth mindset

  • Maintaining high expectations through a hands-on, engaging rigorous curriculum for ALL students

  • Providing a safe, positive, and loving environment

  • Creating independent thinkers


Westside Elementary invests in the whole child academically, socially, and emotionally to prepare them for success in their everyday lives.


  • It's very important that your child is on time to school each day! In the morning students are placed into groups based on areas for growth or enrichment. This is a valuable 40 minutes of instruction. Instruction begins at 7:40 and the tardy bell rings at 7:50. If you arrive past 7:50 please walk your child to the doors so you can sign them into the office.

  • If you have any transportation changes, please make sure that you let Ms. Donna know by 2:40. This helps ensure that she has enough time to alert teachers of the change.

  • Remember! The car rider line is a cell phone free zone!

  • 3-5 parents, your child is provided with 3 masks by the district! We are noticing that some bus riders are forgetting to bring their masks each day! Please remind your child to bring a mask for bus riders!

  • Parents will be able to come eat lunch with their child at our outdoor picnic area.

  • Please head over to our website to sign up for E-Notes. This will allow you to receive the weekly parent newsletter by email.

  • Your child may bring a water bottle to school and refill it our touch less water fountains.

Kindness Week

Westside is Getting a Saferoom!

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Blended Learning Day Information--February 15th

  • No students or teachers will be on campus this day.
  • Assignments will be posted Friday afternoon, February 12th for our Monday Blended Learning day.
  • K-2nd grade will have 1 Literacy assignment and 1 Math assignment, along with a block assignment, which will depend on what block they go to on Monday.
  • 3rd-5th grade will have 1 Literacy assignment, 1 Math assignment, and 1 Science assignment, along with a block assignment, which will depend on what block they go to on Monday.
  • Assignments must be completed before returning to school on Tuesday, February 16th.
  • Completion of assignments will determine attendance for Monday, February 15th.

Parent Teacher Conferences

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Valentine's Day Parties

Valentines Day Parties will start at 2PM.

  • Grades K-4 will be able to bring Valentines Boxes and pass out Valentines to their classmates.
  • Students will sanitize before handing out their valentines and then will sanitize afterwards.
  • 5th grade will make a Valentine Sack to use at school
  • Prepackaged food will be brought by the students and will be handed out by the teacher.

Parent Survey

We are collecting responses in our Spring 2021 parent survey. Please click the link to help us improve at Westside!

Schedules and Lunch Times

Important Dates

  • February 8th-Progress reports go home

  • February 9th-Virtual parent-teacher conferences 1:30-3:30/1:30 EARLY RELEASE
  • February 11th-Virtual parent-teacher conferences 1:30-7:30/1:30 EARLY RELEASE

  • February 15th- President's Day- Blended Learning Day
  • March 1st-5th- ACT Aspire Interim III
  • March 8th-12th- ACT Aspire Interim III Makeup
  • March 22- 26- Spring Break

Panther Cuisine Meal Program

The Panther Cuisine Meal program is a breakfast and lunch meal pick up program for Greenbrier students who are taking online classes through Greenbrier Academy or who have been quarantined through COVID-19. This curbside meal pick up service will be provided once per week at the Junior High Cafeteria on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon) in a drive-through format, with each student receiving five breakfasts and five lunches. Parents/Guardians may pick up meals without their children present. Panther Cuisine meals meet and follow guidelines per USDA regulations. Menus are subject to change based on availability. This program is free to Greenbrier students.

The following form must be completed by MONDAY at 12:00 pm (Noon) each week to request the total number of meals needed.

If you have any questions or concerns about any Child Nutrition Services, please don't hesitate to reach out to Sara Long, Child Nutrition Director at 501-679-8214 or

Go Panthers!

Attention 5th Grade Parents

If your child is interested in band when they go to middle school, please check out the links and information provided.

GMS Band Informational Video

GMS Band Informational Packet

Topic: 5th grade parents (band information meeting)
Time: Feb 2, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 913 3270 2661
Passcode: REUq0W

A Note from Nurse Gina

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District Point of Contact

If your child is potentially exposed to COVID-19 and you have concerns about what to do, call our district's Point of Contact, Nurse Kristi Williams at (501) 581-1191.
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Yearbook Order Website

We have our online websites to order yearbooks from! YAY! Please email if you have any questions!

Greenbrier Westside – Soft Cover

Greenbrier Westside – Hard Cover

Counselor Corner

WOW!! What an amazing week we had for Kindness Week. Our students at Westside are the best! The acts of Kindness shown were so evident in our building this week. Mrs. Page is so proud of these kiddos and their big hearts!

As always, if you need anything please do not hesitate to reach out!

--Mrs. Page

Parent Resources

Click the links to access parent resources to help your child at home and to inform you about trending social media topics for kids.
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6 Things Parents Need to Know About Fortnite
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