Westgate Elementary Monthly Newsletter
April 9, 2021
3- 402 BBQ Day 11am- 4pm
7 - Scooter's Day for Westgate @84th and F
23 - Host District Music - NO SCHOOL
27- Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6pm-7pm
18 - Band Concert (5th grade) 6pm, Westside High School Gym
18 - Band Concert (6th grade) 7:30pm, Westside High School Gym
20 - Strings Concert (5th grade) 6pm, Westside High School Gym
20 - Strings Concert (6th grade) 7:30pm, Westside High School Gym
6th Grade Parent Information Night!
Come learn all about Westside Middle School. Parents will walk away learning about general expectations, schedules, grading and different activities that are offered to students.
Tuesday, April 13th 6:00 pm or 7:15 pm
Thursday, April 15th 6:00 pm or 7:15 pm
We will practice social distancing protocols by only allowing two people (Students will be getting this information at the Walkabout). Please sign up using this link 6th Grade Parent Information Night. You only need to sign up for one of the sessions.
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
We will be having a virtual concert this year for each of our music classes! The students are very excited to share with you what we have been doing this year. Each class has picked their favorite songs, games and activities to share with you! You will be receiving an email with a concert link in the near future, where you will be able to view, share and congratulate your students on the GREAT job they have been doing in music this year. We are looking forward to sharing our favorite activities with you soon!
Vocal Music Teacher
Children’s COVID-19 Help Line
Visit ChildrensOmaha.org/Symptoms to access Children’s COVID-19 Symptom Checker, an online assessment tool developed by Children’s to help parents and supplement our 24/7 COVID-19 Help Line.
START TIME: 8:30 A.M.
Our instructional school day will start at 8:30 a.m. Doors will be opened at 8:20 a.m. allowing students plenty of time to walk to classrooms, hang up backpacks, check in with teachers and peers, and be ready for those first important words of the day at 8:30 a.m. Give your students every advantage of a successful day by having them here at 8:20 a.m.!
Breakfast and Lunch Information
Due to a grant, school breakfast and lunch are FREE. If you would like your child(ren) to eat a grab and go breakfast, they may arrive at 8:20
•Please note: If your child orders extra of the entree or anything a la carte there WILL be a charge for those items.
Online lunch menu may be viewed here:
Free/Reduced Application available here: http://wcsapplyforfreelunch.heartlandapps.com
Applications must be completed every year regardless of whether you have qualified in the past.
Advantages of using MySchoolBucks:
- View your student's meal purchases
- See current account balance at a glance
- Automatic reminders when student or staff balance gets low
- Schedule recurring payments and never worry about lunch money again
Click on the link to access: www.myschoolbucks.com
Getting started is a simple three-step process!
1. Download the app or visit the MySchoolBucks homepage and click on “Sign Up Free”.
2.Create a user profile with your email address, establish a password, and set up your security questions.
3.Add a Student to your account using the student’s name, date of birth, and/or student ID number. (Some schools and districts may require either the student’s date of birth or student ID number. If you need assistance with your student's ID, please contact their school.)
Now you’re ready to make payments!
MySchoolBucks Parent Support
1st - Wednesday of each month 6am-7pm
2nd - Tuesday of each month Community Club Mtg. 6pm
virtual webex link will be shared
3rd - Saturday of each month 11am-9pm
Please tell the cashier your from Westgate Elementary.
84th & "Q" Streets
Free After School Club @ Do Space!
This is a brand new, virtual After School Club we've recently launched at Do Space for elementary and middle school kids. Each session explores STEAM activities with kids -- including coding tutorials, engineering and making, design, and digital art. This program is totally free and hosted on Zoom every weekday afternoon except Fridays. Do Space is located in Omaha, but it's our hope this program benefits kids across Nebraska. You can find more information here: https://dospace.org/afterschool/.
Requirements for Early Admission to Kindergarten
In accordance with Nebraska Statute 79-214, the Westside Community Schools allows for the admission of children residing in the District as early entrance kindergarteners through a locally designed testing program. Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance must turn five between August 1 and October 15, 2021. For further information regarding early entrance to kindergarten, please call 402-390-3303.