*Weekly Family Email 2-3-23
Westgate Elementary School
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Dear Westgate Families,
Our monthly Community Club meeting will be this Tuesday, February 7th, @ 6:00 at Westgate. Please feel free to join us for this meeting and our annual Title One Parent Meeting. We look forward to seeing you there if it works out!
This Wednesday at our Gator Assembly, we recognized our students who had perfect attendance in January! These students enjoyed a recess and treat today to celebrate! Thank you for ensuring your child is at school each day of the month! When students are at school, they stay connected and achieve maximum academic growth.
Our grade level with the highest attendance percentage for the month of January was KINDERGARTEN! CONGRATS!
Here are two more ways to get involved! More volunteers are needed to make these events a success for our students!
Spring Party Volunteer Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040444aeaf23a1fc1-westgate#/
Spring Carnival Volunteers Sign-Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b48a4a72fa3f94-2223
Enjoy the warmer temps!
7 - CC Meeting & and Title One Parent Information Meeting 6pm
10 - Teacher Work Day - NO SCHOOL
14 - Spring Parties and Valentine Box Decorating Contest 2:30pm
18 - Don and Millies Westgate Day
20 - President's Day - Professional Learning-NO SCHOOL
23-Unified Bowling Event with Westbrook 6:00-7:00
23 - 6th Grade Solo/Ensemble Night 6:30 pm WMS
6 - Music Concert Kindergarten 1st grade @6pm WMS
7 - Godfather's Slice of Pie Night
8 - Scooters' Westgate Day-84th and F Location-20% back to WG
14 - CC Meeting & Parent Advisory 6pm
15 - Parent-Teacher Communication 4-8pm
16 - Parent -Teacher Communication 8am-4pm NO SCHOOL
17 - Friday - NO SCHOOL
20 - Outdoor Ed Parent Mtg. 6pm WHS Rm 27
21 - District 5th/6th Band-o-rama Concert WHS @ 7pm Main Gym
23 - Spring Picture Day 9am
30 - 6th gr. Vocal Music Festival 7pm WHS
Spring Valentine Party Info
Westgate's Class Valentine's Parties will be Tuesday, February 14th from 2:30-3:15. Similar to Halloween, to make sure we have enough room for the fun activities planned in classrooms we ask that families only join the classroom parties if they are one of the signed up volunteer families. Students are welcome to bring a Valentines box or bag to collect their valentines. Students who choose to bring valentines to pass out are asked to bring one for every student in the class. As we are unable to send out class lists, we suggest students leave the to: line blank and sign the from line to ensure nobody is forgotten.
Please remember to follow the District Approved Snack List. Linked is the list of recommended treats for parties or birthdays. Thanks for helping to make Westgate a caring community for all of our students. While students will enjoy some treats in the room, most will be sent home for parent review.
Check this out!
A Helpful Parent Resource regarding ADHD & ADD in Children
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) estimates that 5% of American children have ADHD. The average age to diagnose ADHD is 7 years old, but symptoms of the condition typically appear when a child is 3–6 years old. APA research also found that boys are three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls. Children’s Hospital has made available this “Just Kids Health” episode on ADHD and ADD in Children to help parents understand what normal behaviors are and when parents may consider getting their children assessed for ADHD. Westside is proud to partner with Children’s Behavioral Health in serving students in our community.
KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2023-24
Kindergarten enrollment for District residents for the 2023-24 school year begins approximately Feb 1, 2023. Please check our website at westside66.org as soon as possible after Feb 1st to start your enrollment online.
Children entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2023. Parents may wait to enroll their child(ren) in kindergarten for an additional year. However, Nebraska law requires that child(ren) who reach the age of six prior to Jan 1st of the then current school year must be enrolled in school.
For questions about enrollment, please contact the Westside Welcome Center at 402-390-2100 or
KINDERGARTEN OPTION ENROLLMENT
If you live outside of the Westside district and have a child eligible for kindergarten in 2023-24 who has a sibling attending our schools through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an option application for your kindergartener. The deadline to apply for Option Enrollment is 4:00 pm on
In addition to kindergarten, you can apply for any other grade level by the same deadline, 4:00 pm on March 15th.
Option Enrollment forms can be completed using this link: