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Westgate Elementary Monthly Newsletter

April 5, 2019


2 - Vocal Music Festival WHS 7pm

9 - CC Mtg/Board Elections & Parent Advisory 6pm

16 - CC Meeting/Board Elections & Parent Advisory 6:00pm

19 - Teacher Comp Day - NO SCHOOL

19 - Godfather's Slice of the Pie 5-9pm

23 - Planet Sub Night 3-8pm

23 - Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6pm @ Westgate Library

26 - School Carnival 6-8pm


2 - 6th Grade Band students volunteer to perform a solo/ensemble @ WMS PAC Auditorium

3 - 5th/6th gr. Band & Strings Concert @ Westgate 2:35pm

10 - Kindergarten Round-up 9:30-11:00 am

14 - 5th/6th gr. Strings West /Fest @ WHS 7pm

14 - CC Mtg. & Parent Advisory 6pm

17 - Godfather's Slice of the Pie 5-9pm

24 - Last Day of School - 1:00pm Dismissal

Monthy Reminders

Westgate School Carnival

Carnival Volunteer Sign up: https://tinyurl.com/y23x64dl

Cake Raffle sign up: http://tinyurl.com/y24ux7v7

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Kids Heart Challenge

Dear Westgate Family's. Westgate student are currently participating in the Kids Heart Challenge as a way to help fundraise for the American Heart Association. The week before spring break your son/daughter should have received a packet with information on how to sign up and participate if you choose to. We will have a Heart Challenge event in class during the week of April 1st-5th during their scheduled PE time. At that point all funds will be due. If you have any questions please email me at weber.reed@westside66.net. Thanks for all you do.

7th Grade Requirements for Westside Middle School Students

7th Grade Requirements:

Physicals and Immunizations

From our Middle School Nurse:

Nebraska law requires all students entering 7th grade to have a complete physical (also fulfills the requirements for a sports physical).

• For those playing sports, physicals must be performed after May 1st; for all others, examinations must be performed after March 1st.

• A Tdap booster given after 10 years of age prior to entering 7th grade is also required.

Please call your health care provider to schedule your child's physical and immunizations (call now—appointments fill up fast). Once completed, we ask that you turn in your completed physical, along with immunizations,

to the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) before August 1st.

Please email questions to smith.melissaa@westside66.net.

Melissa Smith, RN, BSN, BS

Westside Middle School

Phone: 402-408-8652

Fax: 402-390-6454

Returning Student Registration

Be on the lookout in April for our Returning Student Registration process for current Westside students. Starting in mid-April, parents will be asked to login to their parent PowerSchool account and update information and permission forms for the 2019-2020 school year.

Completing these forms now will reduce—at least a little bit—the information overload parents face when school starts in August. Once you're finished, your child will be registered for the 2019-2020 school year. and we will have up-to-date contact information for back-to-school communication this summer.

Elementary Unified Activities - Unified Basketball

What Are Unified Activities?

The Special Olympics Unified Schools Program is a fast­ growing initiative that brings students with and without

intellectual disabilities together. This year we are excited to bring a Unified Basketball opportunity to our


Westside Community Schools is excited to offer our sixth Unified Activity this year, Unified Basketball.

Where: Paddock Road Elementary, 3535 Paddock Rd, Omaha, NE 68124

When: April 16, 2019 - 5:30-7:00pm

What: An hour of fun and friendship aimed at partnering peers while developing basketball skills.

RSVP Needed for Participation

If you and your child(ren) are interested in participating, please download the following linked informational flyer to learn more and to let us know if you are planning to attend.

Safety Patrol

NESA Testing

2019 Kindergarten Round Up!

We have a list of children who will be eligible for kindergarten next year. If you have a child who will be turning five years old on or before July 31, 2014 but haven’t received a call, or if you know of someone new to the neighborhood, please let Mrs. Mininni know. Soon she will be sending out important information about our parent meeting as well as Round Up Day for the children.

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