The Westside Wonder

Westside Parent Newsletter

November 30, 2020

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Westside teachers will meet the needs of each individual in a student-centered classroom by:

  • Encouraging a growth mindset

  • Maintaining high expectations through a hands-on, engaging rigorous curriculum for ALL students

  • Providing a safe, positive, and loving environment

  • Creating independent thinkers


Westside Elementary invests in the whole child academically, socially, and emotionally to prepare them for success in their everyday lives.


  • If you have any transportation changes, please make sure that you let Ms. Donna know by 2:40. This helps ensure that she has enough time to alert teachers of the changes

  • Remember! The car rider line is a cell phone free zone!

  • When you drop your children off in the morning please make sure you are pulling all the way up to the car in front of you! Since you are screening your children at home you may give us a thumbs up and then your child may exit the car. They do not have to wait for a staff member to open the door for them! Hopefully, this will speed up our drop off. Car rider drop if will begin at 7:25.

  • Instruction begins at 7:40 and the tardy bell rings at 7:50. If you arrive past 7:50, please walk your child to the doors so you can sign them into the office.

  • 3-5 parents, your child is provided with 3 masks by the district! We are noticing that some bus riders are forgetting to bring their masks each day! Please remind your child to bring a mask for bus riders!

  • Parents will be able to come eat lunch with their child at our outdoor picnic area.

  • Please head over to our website to sign up for E-Notes. This will allow you to receive the weekly parent newsletter by email.

Important Dates

  • December 1-4th- ACT Aspire Interim II
  • December 4th- Virtual Spelling Bee
  • December 8th- Picture Makeup Day
  • December 18th- Virtual Spirit Day
  • December 21st- Virtual Awards Assembly
  • December 21st- Christmas Parties (students only)
  • December 22nd- Polar Express Day
  • December 22nd- End of 2nd 9 weeks
  • December 23rd-January 5th- Christmas Break
  • February 15th- Blended Learning Day

Digital Angel Tree

Here is the information for our Digital Angel Tree!!

You must submit a form for every tag you select. You will receive an email with your selection. Tag Key: A - Shirt and Pants, B - Shoes, C - Coat or Hoodie, D - Wish Gift Each item will have the tag number, the child's gender and age, and then the child's request or sizes. All items need to be wrapped, labeled with the tag number, and returned to WES no later than Friday, December 11, 2020. Thank you for helping our students in need!

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Important Note from Coach May

Coach May is our transportation director and wanted to share the following information.

Any student not riding their regular bus must have a note that is signed by the office. We have several students each day that we are having to try and call parents to make sure they are going to the right place.

A Note from Nurse Gina

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District Point of Contact

If your child is potentially exposed to COVID-19 and you have concerns about what to do, call our district's Point of Contact, Nurse Kristi Williams at (501) 581-1191.
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Sweatshirt Order

We are ordering sweatshirts to help support our PTO. Click the links to order! Forms will be coming home on Monday!

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Yearbook Order Website

We have our online websites to order yearbooks from! YAY! Please email if you have any questions!

Greenbrier Westside – Soft Cover

Greenbrier Westside – Hard Cover

4th Grade TAG Community Service Project

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Counseling Corner

We hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday. We sure missed your babies. Mrs Page will see grades 3-5 this week. We will continue our unit on careers. We will get to research different careers your child may be interested in. It is going to be lots of fun!

As November comes to an end, let’s remind our kids about the importance of empathy!

--Mrs. Page

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Struggling Reader?

Click the link below to see how to help your child!

Word of the Month

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Subs are Needed!

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