The Compass

Week of November 14, 2022

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Welcome Back Westside Families! We sure did miss everyone this past week, and hope you and your family are safe after the storm. The district will discuss making up these days at an upcoming School Board meeting, but they will not be until after we return in January. Our Thanksgiving Break starting next Monday, 11/21, will stay intact. School will resume on the following Monday, 11/28.

This Monday, 11/14, is “Bring Your Parent to Running Club” day. Please see email and notices from Mr. T about details.

This Friday, 11/18, is one of the Make-Up days from Hurricane Ian. Students will have a FULL day and be dismissed at 2:30pm.

Academic Support Program (ASP) will begin this week for students who were invited. If you your child was given a seat in the program, they would have brought home a letter stating what days & times they need to attend. Students will only attend 1-2 sessions a week, so be sure your child has the correct day and time. If you did not receive a letter on Tuesday, please reach out to your teacher. Some late responses had to be waitlisted as well. Please see details below to ensure a successful experience!

This week we will celebrate students for being SAFE, RESPECTFUL and RESPONSIBLE with our second PBIS quarterly event! Students have the option to purchase a ticket for 50 Compass Cash. See below for more details and tips for attending.

PTO is hosting their next meeting this Tuesday, Nov. 15th at 5:30p in our Media Center. You do not need to be a registered volunteer to join us!

Fall Portrait Make-Ups and Retakes have been rescheduled in December. More information will be coming out soon.

As always, thank you for your support! Our office will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30AM-3:30PM. Please come on in if we can assist you in any way.

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

(321) 956-5050 or

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Food Drive- Nov. 7th-17th

Westside's Student Leadership Council is hosting our annual Food Drive to support the pantry at Bayside High School and meals for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are collecting non-perishable items starting Nov. 7th through Nov. 17th.

We will also be having a "stack it up" challenge to see how big of a tower we can build with the cans/boxes donated! Donation Boxes will be located in our front office area and Commons.

If you, or a family you know, is in need of meals for the Thanksgiving break or holiday, please reach out to me at

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Westside's Club Corner

We are in full swing of our clubs and programs after school! See below for this week's schedule and information. ALL Clubs pick up in SIDE Car Loop at times shown below and if a club is canceled, the teacher sponsor will send out notifications.

Monday, 11/14

  • ASP 7:00-7:45a (K-1)
  • Running Club 2:30-3:30p
  • Beginning Orchestra @2:30-3:30p

Tuesday, 11/15

  • ASP 7:00-7:45a (2-6)
  • Intermediate Orchestra 7:15a-8:00a
  • Beginning Orchestra @2:30p3:30p
  • Odyssey of the Mind @2:30p-3:30p
  • Modern Artists @2:30p-4:00p
  • ASP 2:30-4:00p (2-6)

Wednesday, 11/16

  • ASP 7:00-7:45a (K-6)
  • Chorus @2:30-3:30p
  • ASP 2:30-4:00p (2-6)

Thursday, 11/17

  • ASP 7:00-7:45a (K-6)
  • Intermediate Orchestra @2:30p-3:30p
  • Great Van Goghs @2:30p-4:00p
  • ASP 2:30-4:00p (2-6)

Friday, 11/18

  • ASP 7:00-7:45a (2-6)
  • Jammers @2:30-3:30
  • Pintsized Picassos @2:30-4:00p
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Mobile Eye Care Unit

Florida Heiken will be providing free eye exams or vouchers to all families that apply on any internet enabled device. Eligible families may qualify for free glasses. This service is for students in grades Pre-K through 12. Exams will be scheduled during the month of January and February.

Applications are due by December 1, 2022.. A flyer has been attached to the bottom of this newsletter and the portal for parents is

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We are excited about all of our new members in PTO!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 15th at 5:30pm in our Media Center.

You do not have to be a registered volunteer to attend these meetings.

Upcoming Needs for Registered Volunteers:

**IF you are able to support any of these, please email our PTO at address below**

Parent Lunch Fridays- 10:30am-12:30pm

Week of December 12th- Holiday Shop

PTO will continue to sell Spirit Shirts at all Westside events OR you can send in the money in an envelope with your child's full name, teacher name, material & color of shirt, and size desired. Cotton shirts (teal or black) are $10 and Dryfit shirts (black only) are $12.

Have questions or need more information? Email us at:

Friday is Family Lunch Day!

We had a good turnout for our Parent/Student Lunch Day last Friday! Thank you to the families who joined us and we look forward to seeing more of you this Friday.

At this time, we must follow the parameters listed below per BPS guidelines:

  • This opportunity will only be available on Fridays.
  • Only adults on the approved pick-up list for a child will be allowed to have lunch with students. You will need to present your photo ID at the front office and receive a visitor's tag. When done, you must sign out before leaving campus.
  • A designated area will be provided for the adult and student.
  • Adults will only be allowed to eat lunch with THEIR child and we request only two adults per child please.
  • Adults who are not registered volunteers will be monitored by school staff at all times.
  • Adults will be permitted to be on campus for lunch for their child's 30-minute lunch block (times listed at end of newsletter for all classes). Once your child's lunch is over, we kindly as you to sign out and exit campus. If you have multiple children and want to have lunch with all of them, you must wait for additional lunch times in the front office, glass booth, or your vehicle.
  • You may bring in food from outside sources for your child only. Any leftover drinks or snacks will not be allowed back in class however.
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Upcoming Events

  • November 15th-16th- Lagoon Trip (4th)
  • November 15th- PTO Meeting @ 5:30pm
  • November 16th- KSC Trip (6th)
  • November 17th- PBIS Event #2 (Bubble Run for PK-2)
  • November 18th- PBIS Event #2 (Color Run for 3-6)
  • November 18th- Interims #2 issued
  • November 18th- (FULL Day- No Early Dismissal)
  • November 21-25- Thanksgiving Break for all
  • December 2nd- (FULL Day- No Early Dismissal)
  • December 3rd- Palm Bay Light Parade Featuring JAMMERS