Loveland Weekly Update
Dear Loveland Families~
Happy Friday the 13th! I continue to be amazed at how quickly the school year flies by! We will be entering the third week of the third quarter next week! I thank you for your continued support of our staff, our students, and our amazing school community. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the upcoming warm weather.
January 16th MLK Jr. Day No School for Students
Westside Community Schools will not hold classes on Monday, January 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 17.
16 MLK Jr. Day No School for Students
17 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
19 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
20 3rd & 6th Grade Field Trip/The Rose 9 am-12 pm
23 5th & 6th Grade Band Concert/WMS 7 pm
23 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-7 pm
24 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-7 pm
26 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-7 pm
27 4th Grade Kindness Retreat/Swanson 9 am-12 pm
30 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-7 pm
31 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-7 pm
2 2nd & 3rd Vocal Music Concert/WMS 7 pm
2 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
6 Community Club Meeting 6:30
6 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
7 4th Gr. Debate/Gym 8:45-9:45 am
7 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
9 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
10 Teacher Work Day No School For Students
13 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
14 Valentine Parties 2:15 pm
14 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
15 3rd Gr. Field Trip/The Rose 9 am-12 pm
16 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
20 Presidents' Day No School
21 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
23 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
27 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
28 Annie Rehearsal/Library 3:30-6 pm
3-6 Grade MAP Testing
The Loveland 3rd-6th grade students will take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test next week. The MAP test is an un-timed test, generally takes about 40-45 minutes to complete, and has two subtests (Math and Reading). Students will take one subtest per day.
KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2023-24
Kindergarten enrollment for District residents for the 2023-24 school year begins approximately Feb 1, 2023. Please check our website at westside66.org as soon as possible after Feb 1st to start your enrollment online.
Children entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2023. Parents may wait to enroll their child(ren) in kindergarten for an additional year. However, Nebraska law requires that child(ren) who reach the age of six prior to Jan 1st of the then current school year must be enrolled in school.
For questions about enrollment, please contact the Westside Welcome Center at 402-390-2100 or email@example.com
KINDERGARTEN OPTION ENROLLMENT
If you live outside of the Westside district and have a child eligible for kindergarten in 2023-24 who has a sibling attending our schools through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an option application for your kindergartener. The deadline to apply for Option Enrollment is 4:00 pm on March 15th.
In addition to kindergarten, you can apply for any other grade level by the same deadline, 4:00 pm on March 15th.
Option Enrollment forms can be completed using this link:
Questions about Option Enrollment, please contact Student Services at 402-390-2107.
IN-DISTRICT TRANSFERS FOR 2023-24
Are you a District resident and would like your K-6 grade child(ren) to attend an elementary school in Westside other than the area where you live? The deadline to submit an In-District Transfer request for the upcoming school year is 4:00 pm on March 15th.
An In-District Transfer request form must also be completed for any child starting kindergarten next year who has a sibling attending an elementary school outside of their home attendance area.. The deadline to submit this request is also 4:00 pm on March 15th.
In district transfer forms can be completed using this link: https://forms.gle/EHgruZWb9MH1UBtH8
Questions about In-District Transfers, please contact Student Services at 402-390-2107.
EARLY ADMISSION FOR KINDERGARTEN
Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance to kindergarten must turn 5 years old between August 1 and October 15, 2023.
For further information regarding early entrance testing, please contact Early Admissions at
January Students of the Month
Snow Play Expectations
We're excited to see that snow has arrived. Our classrooms will be taking time to review the school snow play expectations and appreciate your help in doing so at home. During the cold winter months we ask that students wear warm pants and coats. To play in the snow students should bring boots to keep feet warm and dry, snow pants to roll about in the snow, and gloves if wanting to build and dig. We want all students to be able to enjoy the fun-filled time of the year.
6th and Kindergarten Buddies
School Starts at 8:30 a.m.
Our instructional school day starts at 8:30 a.m. Doors are 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.!
First Friday Spirit Day!
Each first Friday of the month is Loveland Spirit Day. On this day we all wear our Loveland logo wear or school colors, blue and white, to show our spirit.
A Helpful Parent Resource regarding Bullying & Cyberbullying
The National Institutes of Health recognizes bullying as a significant public health problem. In the social media era, harassment and intimidation take place both offline and on, which amplifies the severity of aggression and stress in children and their parents. Children’s Hospital has made available this 15 minute “Just Kids Health” episode on Bullying & Cyberbullying to help parents understand bullying behaviors and how to address signs of bullying and prevent it. To best support our students, Westside is pleased to provide system-wide, bullying prevention programming to tackle bullying behavior.
Every Wednesday we will end the school day at 3:00 pm instead of 3:30 pm. This gives our teachers throughout the District collaboration time by attending weekly professional learning communities. Please plan accordingly to pick your child up at 3PM.