Panther Weekly Update

August 20, 2022

Calendar of Events


23 PL Curriculum Night 5:30 & 6:00

23 PL Community Club Meeting 6:30 pm

30 Elementary Instrumental Curriculum Night

WMS 6:30 - 7:30pm


2 Professional Learning - No School

5 No School

13 Step It Up Fundraiser Kickoff

21 School Picture Day

23-27 PL Book Fair

23 PLCC K-6 Outdoor Movie Night 7:00 pm

27 PL Community Club Meeting 6:30 pm

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SMART Watches and Cell Phones Per District Handbook

Students are discouraged from bringing cellphones to school. [This does not include devices authorized by a staff member for an educational assignment or by an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Section 504 Accommodation Plan when used as set forth in the plan.]

While students are permitted to bring phones with them to school, phones may not be on a student’s person between the school’s start and dismissal times. During school hours, phones must be either checked in with staff for safekeeping or kept in the student’s book bag.

Use or possession of cell phones and other electronic devices, including the recording of any person, on school grounds, at school sponsored events, and in school vehicles is prohibited when the use or possession:

  • disrupts or is reasonably likely to disrupt the educational environment;
  • is an illegal activity under state, federal or local law/ordinance;
  • is prohibited under any Board policy including, but not limited to, the Student Code of Conduct (Board Policy 5300) or District rules for internet use;
  • is contrary to a directive previously given to a student by a staff member;
  • creates a risk to the safety of students or others;
  • infringes on a person’s reasonable expectation of privacy; or
  • constitutes “sexting.”

In addition to discipline under the Student Code of Conduct, cell phones and other electronic devices used in violation of these rules are subject to confiscation, and arrangements will be made to return the item to the student or a parent/guardian after school hours.

Curriculum Night

Please join us

Tuesday, August 23rd from 5:30 - 6:00 or

6:00 - 6:30

Each grade level teacher will hold 2 sessions, 5:30 - 6:00 and 6:00 - 6:30, to review your child’s academic and social expectations along with avenues of communication between home and school.

Prairie Lane Community Club Annual Meeting

August 23rd @ 6:30 pm

Prairie Lane Community Club’s annual meeting will follow Curriculum Night from 6:30 - 7:30 in the cafeteria. All are welcome to attend as we work together to support the education of our children.

Have you ordered your Panther Gear?

Dismissal Changes?

If you have a change in afternoon plans, please be sure you notify your child’s teacher along with Club66 if your child attends the after school program.

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Attention Fifth and Sixth Grade Parents:

Band and Strings Information

The Elementary Band and Strings staff will be visiting all 10 buildings the first few weeks of school. During these visits, students will get a chance to hear and explore the musical instruments available to them as beginning band and string students. We invite you to attend our Elementary Instrumental Music Curriculum night in the Westside Middle School Auditorium on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 pm. Following the meeting, interested students will have a limited opportunity to try out embouchures using single use mouthpiece kits. We hope everyone chooses to BE PART OF THE MUSIC by being a PART OF BAND AND STRINGS!

Back to School Resources

FREE Clothing Giveaway-Infant, children, adult sizes, shoes, accessories and small household items!

Saturday, July 30th FROM 8-1PM.

Where: Emmanuel Fellowship

8345 Crown Point Avenue. 402-572-6763


Heartland Hope Mission ( is hosting their annual Back to School giveaway on Saturday, July 30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at their south Omaha location, 2021 U St. Families in need can come to receive school supplies and basic necessities, including socks and underwear for their children, to help prepare them for going back to school.


FREE Backpack Distribution (7 Can Help/Salvation Army)

-August 10-12 for Omaha at the Kroc Center and North Corps

-August 11 at the Millard Branch Omaha Public Library


Get Up! Get Moving! Back to School Bash-OneWorld


All Westside students, staff, family members and community members are invited to join us August 14, from Noon until 4pm at Westside High School for a Back to School Celebration! This FREE event will include food, games, entertainment and opportunities for all to learn more about District 66. We hope to see you there!