THE WEST MAIN BUZZ
BUZZWORTHY NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Our staff is keeping our scholars engaged as we "Race to the NEXT LEVEL"
WEST MAIN CELEBRATES
West Main 4th graders celebrate with Executive Team and Campus Principals
October 1st - Dance Academy Parent Meeting
October 2nd - Art, Music, and Theater Academy Parent MeetingOctober 4th - Life Skills Field Trip
October 5th - STEP Camp Begins
October 7th - Uniform Picture Day
October 8th - PTA Meeting and Hispanic Heritage Performance
October 8th - Dollars For College Night
October 8th - Piano Academy Parent Meeting
October 10th - STEP Tryouts
October 11th - Student Holiday/Parent Conferences and Report Pickup
October 14th - Campus Closed/Fair Day
October 16th - Homecoming Parade
October 18th - Fire Prevention Assembly
October 23rd - Red Ribbon Week Begins (see flyer for activities)
October 28th - Student Holiday/Staff Development
October 29th - Kindergarten Country Critters Field Trip
October 30th - Pre-K Green Meadows Field Trip
October 31st - Pre-K and Kinder Fall Celebration
November 1st - Fall Festival (1st - 5th grades)
COLLEGE STARTS WITH KINDERGARTEN
FALL FESTIVAL IS HERE!!!!!
Vision, Hearing, and Spinal screenings are coming up
The spinal screening is simple. Screeners will look at your child's back while she stands and bends. Students who fail the screening will be sent a letter so that you can follow up with a medical doctor. In preparation for the spinal screenings, 5th grade girls should follow these recommendations:
- Bring shorts on the day of the exam
- wear sports bra or two-piece swim top underneath their shirt on exam day
- If the girl is wearing a sports bra or two-piece swim top, it is recommended that their shirts be removed for the exam
If you have any questions regarding the screenings, please feel free to reach out to Nurse Mitchell at 972-218-1551.
RED RIBBON WEEK
Facts About Red Ribbon Week
- Red Ribbon Week is the nation's oldest and largest Drug Prevention Awareness campaign. Today, millions of people celebrate each year throughout the United States.
How did Red Ribbon Week start?
- Red Ribbon Week started after the death of Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who in 1985, was brutally murdered by drug traffickers he was investigating in Mexico. After his death, people wanted to hone his sacrifice. In 1985 local celebrations began in California, where Camarena grew up. In 1988 the National Family Partnership started the first National Red Ribbon Week.
When is Red Ribbon Week celebrated?
- Red Ribbon Week is celebrated October 23rd - 31st of every year.
ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL REMINDERS
- School starts at 8:00 AM and students are tardy at 8:05 AM. Students can arrive as early as 7:30 AM.
- Students will not be released after 3:00 PM from the front office. Dismissal will begin at 3:30 PM.
- Parent drop-off and pick-up is at the FRONT of the school. Parents should not drop students off not pick up at the REAR of the building.
- Students enrolled in Life-Skills or attend Piano and/or Right at School should arrive and dismiss form the REAR of the school.
- Students who walk home will be escorted away from the campus at 3:40 PM. This allows time for students to arrive and staff to take attendance.
- Pick-up lanes, in the front, are divided by grade level. Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade parents should enter the parking lot and remain in the RIGHT LANE. 3rd through 5th grade parents should enter the parking lot and remain in the LEFT LANE.
- Please have your "ORANGE TAG" in the window of your car when picking up students. If you do not have an "ORANGE TAG" , you will to present your ID to pick up your child.
- All parents should remain in cars during dismissal.