Westside Elementary

November 2018 Newsletter

Important Dates


1 - 2:00 Panther Pride Assembly

2 - Spirit Day - wear Westisde/Panther/Maroon Clothing

12 - 9:30 Veteran's Day Assembly

20 - Staff Holiday Lunch

21 - 23 No School

22 - Happy Thanksgiving!

Westside Fun Run

Fundraiser 2018-2019

Thank you to everyone that helped make our Fun Run a success! Here is some information about our fundraiser:

  • Total raised for Westside: $6,310
  • 59% of our students registered online
  • 45% of our students received pledges
  • We received pledges from parents, grandparents, relatives, family friends, co-workers, and businesses
  • Pledges came in from 18 states and two countries
  • Top 5 sellers in the building:
  1. Scarlett - Mrs. Truex
  2. Kiley - Mrs. Brommer
  3. Max - Mrs. Young
  4. Kennedy - Mrs. Rowse
  5. Tatum - Mrs. Obermiller

Thank you to those that came out and cheered on students at the Fun Run! Thank you for your support!

Focus On Students

The Westside Panther Pride Leaders presented at the Norfolk Public Schools School Board Meeting on October 8, 2018. These fourth grade students are Westside leaders that presented our Panther Pride Assemblies. The assemblies are held monthly to recognize students with good character. Awards are presented and classes present the new character trait of the month. The Panther Pride Leaders wrap up each assembly with a dance, which they shared at the meeting on Monday.

Family Reading Night

Fall Family Reading night was a huge success and lots of fun. Families got to hear about our School Wide Title program and after that we listened to a book on Youtube. The book was about a dog who turned into a super hero! So for our activity we turned all the students into super heroes. Each child was given a cape and mask and they could decorate with their family. It's always fun to be able to send home their project when it's something they can use again! Remember everyone has a little super hero inside of them!

Box Tops

Each class is trying to collect 1,500 box tops this school year to earn a pizza party! There are several prizes awarded along the way, as well. Please collect your box tops and send them to school. Students will earn pizza slices throughout the year. Thank you!
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Green Fiber

Thank you for bringing your recycling items to the Green Fiber bin in our parking lot. Please see the document below, outlining what items can be placed in the bin. Westside Elementary does receive money back for the amount of recycling that is in the bin. Thanks for supporting!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thank you for attending Parent Teacher Conferences. As a building, we had 99.5% of our parents attend. So close to 100%.

Veteran's Day

November 12 is Veteran’s Day and a day to honor those who have served and are currently serving in the military. I would like to create a Veterans Wall of Honor to recognize the veterans that are relatives of Westside staff and students. If your child has a relative that has served, or is currently serving in the military, you are invited to share information and a picture of this individual. I ask for one picture of each veteran be brought to school or emailed to the email address below. Pictures need to be turned into the office by Thursday, November 8. If you wish for a photocopy to be made and hung, please request that with your classroom teacher. I also ask that you complete the attached information sheet for each relative being honored. These forms will be sent home with students by the end of the week. If you need additional forms, you may print at home or request additional copies from your classroom teachers.

Thank you for helping the Westside students and staff to honor those Veterans we know best! Please email pictures to: angiebaumann@npsne.org or send to school with the completed form.

November Lunch and Breakfast Menus

Here are the lunch and breakfast menus at Westside. They are also posted on the district website at www.norfolkpublicschools.org.

Lunch Menu

Breakfast Menu

Westside Music Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 7pm

801 Riverside Boulevard

Norfolk, NE

Mark your calendars! The Westside concert will be held at the Johnny Carson Theater. More details will be coming!

Westside Calendar

The Westside calendar is posted on the Norfolk Public Schools website:


Classroom Rules

Below are the classroom rules that are expected throughout the building. Teachers will be talking to their students about expectations in the building. Please help reinforce the importance of following these. Thank you!
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