Paddock Road Monthly Newsletter
April 5, 2019
April 8 - 14th - B & G Week! 25% goes to Paddock Road Community Club!
April 9 - 6:30pm - PR Community Club Meeting.
April 16 - Unified Basketball Event 5:30-7:00pm
April 19 - GOOD FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Comp Day
April 22 - New Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6:00pm
April 23 - 4-9pm Don & Millies Night
April 23 - 7pm - K-2nd Grade Music Concert @ WMS
April 25 - 5:30 - 7pm Art Show & Learning Celebration
May 3rd - 9am - 11:15am Kindergarten Roundup - No School for current kindergarteners!
Returning Student Registration
Be on the lookout in April for our Returning Student Registration process for current Westside students. Starting in mid-April, parents will be asked to login to their parent PowerSchool account and update information and permission forms for the 2019-2020 school year.
Completing these forms now will reduce—at least a little bit—the information overload parents face when school starts in August. Once you're finished, your child will be registered for the 2019-2020 school year. and we will have up-to-date contact information for back-to-school communication this summer.
7th Grade Requirements
7th Grade Requirements:
Physicals and Immunizations
From our Middle School Nurse:
Nebraska law requires all students entering 7th grade to have a complete physical (also fulfills the requirements for a sports physical).
• For those playing sports, physicals must be performed after May 1st; for all others, examinations must be performed after March 1st.
• A Tdap booster given after 10 years of age prior to entering 7th grade is also required.
Please call your health care provider to schedule your child's physical and immunizations (call now—appointments fill up fast). Once completed, we ask that you turn in your completed physical, along with immunizations,
to the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) before August 1st.
Please email questions to email@example.com.
Melissa Smith, RN, BSN, BS
Westside Middle School
Family Engagement Survey
About this time last year, the leadership team at Paddock invited families to fill out an online survey asking for input about family engagement and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports). The survey was available as a link and computers/iPads were set up during spring conferences. Thank you again to all the families who were able to participate in the survey! The leadership team has used this data in multiple ways - information was shared with the Community Club, the core PBIS team (which includes two parent representatives), and the WebMaster (the staff member who manages our website and social media platforms). Our PBIS team has implemented new incentives for thumbs up and a consistent check-in time for positive office referrals. The Community Club continues to provide information to families in the monthly newsletter, and is always looking for new members and volunteers. Please continue to provide us with your feedback and/or any questions, comments, or concerns. Thank you for your dedication to our school, kids, and community!
Paddock Road Community Club Announcement
In classroom group guidance, students will be studying ways for children to stay safe. Along with the teachers, I will be teaching 1-2 lessons in the classrooms from HealthTeacher.com, curriculum provided to us by Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Kindergarten and 1st grade- Our objectives are to help students differentiate between a stranger and trusted adults, understand the importance of trusting their feelings when a situation isn’t right, and identify ways to communicate to protect personal safety.
2nd -4th grade- Our objectives are to help students identify strangers and trusted adults, describe feelings that may signal a danger situation, and identify ways to keep themselves safe.
5th and 6th grade- Students will review a fact sheet about child abuse and identify abusive situations and refusal techniques to help protect themselves.
I will begin teaching the lessons in April. Please call or email if you have any questions.
Sarah Lieske, NCC, LMHP
5th & 6th Grade Band Members!!!
CONGRATULATIONS 5th and 6th grade Band students on a great job at Band-o-rama! Paddock Road students did an amazing job during the rehearsal and represented our school with awesome attitudes and positive choices all day. A special thank you as well to all the families who attended our musical extravaganza! Way to go PADDOCK ROAD!!!!!!!!
Thanks to all who participated and your amazing talents!
Box Top Contest Winners!
Battle of the Books Results and Pictures
Speech Contest Winners
The Kiwanis Elementary Speech Contest was held Friday, March 8th at the Westside Middle School Performing Arts Center. Sixth graders from across the district prepared speeches on the topic, "Tragedy and Triumph" and each school selected one student to attend the district contest. The first, second, and third place winners will attend a luncheon hosted by the Kiwanis on March 13th along with their classroom teacher and families. Congratulations to all students!
1st Place: Elaina K., Prairie Lane
2nd Place: Marina D., Oakdale
3rd Place: Joe Simon, Paddock Road
Bella G., Hillside
Violet C., Loveland
Cora S., Rockbrook
Alex I., Sunset Hills
Travis A., Swanson
Lisa F., Westbrook
Josie C., Westgate
Futuristic Friday First Grade
Singer, Veterinarian, Dancer, Businessman, Nurses and Doctors, Oh My!
And Best Buddies!
More Futuristic Friday
A chef and an engineer who inspects pipelines.
Digital Dozen Award
The Excellence In Youth Team is proud to announce Roe Battershell and Alex Christiansen as the most recent recipients of the Digital Dozen award! This award is presented to students who earn 12 of the digital badges on the EY Blog (ey.westside66.org), which is available to students district-wide. It takes self-motivation, grit, and determination to earn these badges and we are proud of their accomplishment!
Congratulations Roe and Alex!
~The EY Team
Athlete Waiver - Little Warrior
~I acknowledge that participation of my son or daughter in a track event can be a dangerous activity. I understand that risks include injury/death from such hazards as weather conditions, falls, contact with other participants, and other potential hazards.
~I acknowledge that the Little Warrior Track Meet involves strenuous physical activity and that my son or daughter is in the physical condition necessary to participate in each event.
~In consideration of allowing my son or daughter to participate in this event, I hereby release, on
my own behalf and on behalf of my son or daughter, and forever discharge Westside Community Schools, along with its employees, agents and board members, from any and all liability (except liability for injuries which arising out of gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct) resulting from, or in any way connected with my son or daughters participation in this event.