Westridge Family Notes
Westridge Elementary School | August 19, 2022
Back to School Night: Monday, August 22
August 22: Back to School Night
Meet your classroom teacher
Drop-off school supplies
3:30 - 4:00 pm: New Family Welcome & Tours (1st - 6th grade). Please meet in the Community Room.
4:00 - 5:30pm: Meet the teacher and drop-off school supplies
First Day of School Arrival
On the first day of school - classroom teachers will meet students on the playground. (locations identified on the map).
All Westridge staff will be outside to welcome students! Staff members will guide students to their classroom teachers as they arrive by car, bus, Kids West, etc. Classroom teachers will then walk students into the building.
To keep everyone safe, we ask that families drop off their student. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Feel free to stop by WR on Monday and Tuesday to take back-to-school photos!
Arrival & Dismissal Procedures
Let's come together and welcome a new year with our Westridge Community! We hope you can join us!
Don't forget...every Wednesday is an early dismissal at 3:10 pm. This includes the first day of school. Please make necessary arrangements.
1st & 3rd Wednesday
The third Wednesday of the month, we encourage staff and students to wear Westridge attire or school colors.
Message from the PTA
At Westridge, our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has a long-standing, strong tradition of volunteering and supporting academic, school, and community activities. We invite you to come to the PTA meetings, talk to other parents, and ask questions.
* Coffee Welcome : Friday, August 26th at 9:15 in the Community Room
Friday, Sept. 9, 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:15 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 11, 9:15 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:15 p.m.
Friday, April 14, 9:15 a.m.
Friday, May 12, 9:15 a.m
We will also be signing up new members — a voting membership for the year is just $5.
Information from Departments:
Transportation: The WDMCS Transportation Department strives to serve the needs of our students and to provide safe, efficient transportation to school and school-related activities.
Mark your calendars for these back-to-school events!
Classroom Teacher Assignments Shared with Families: Friday, August 12
New Families: Welcome & Tours: (1st - 6th grade) Monday, August 22 at 3:30-4:00 pm
Back to School Night: Monday, August 22, 4:00-5:30 pm
First Day of School: Wednesday, August 24 (3:10 dismissal for Grades 1-6)
Early Dismissal for Kindergarten: 12:30 pm on August 24, 25, and 26
First Day of School for Preschool: Tuesday, September 6
* Tiger Cubs Preschool Enrollment Link
September 9: Westridge Tailgate: (see flyer above)
September 13: Grade-Level Information Night:
September 13, times vary -- Grade Level Information Night (for all certified staff except Kindergarten teachers)
5:00-5:30 pm: GT Presentation in Media Center
5:30-6:00 pm: Grades 1, 3, 5 Presentations in Classrooms
5:50-6:20 pm: Related Arts in Media Center & Specialists in Learning Labs (Open House Style)
6:15-6:45 pm: Grades 2, 4, 6 Presentations in Classrooms
September 20: Fall Pictures
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