The Compass

Week of October 10, 2022

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Greetings Westside Families! We hope you and your children enjoyed the extended weekend and are ready to jump into the second quarter of school.

This week has many exciting opportunities for students and families. Please browse through the newsletter for more details on each of these:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 11th- PTO Meeting at 5:30pm on campus.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12th- National Walk to School Day (Meet at Fire Station @7:15am)
  • Thursday, Oct. 13th- Science Fair Orientation Night for 4th-6th grade families at 5:00pm
  • Friday, Oct. 14th- Movie Matinee event 1:30pm-3:30pm

As always, thank you for your support! Our office will be open Monday-Friday from 7:30AM-3:30PM. Please come on in if we can assist you in any way.

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

(321) 956-5050 or

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Join the Conversation

BPS is inviting families, especially those who have students in grades 4th-8th, to join the conversation about re-imagining middle schools. Our area will be hosting on Wednesday, October 12th at Central Middle School from 6:00-7:00pm. You can also find more information by clicking HERE.

Westside Explorers Learn Every Moment of Every Day!

In Physical Education class this past week, students were working on improving their cardio strength and endurance through pulling, lifting, running, and chasing activities. Their upper and lower body muscles got lots of work, also. Gardening clean-up was a great workout for some 1st graders.
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Hispanic Heritage Month

Westside has been honoring Hispanic Heritage Month through different ways this past month! Mrs. Cruz-Martinez has prepared a few wonderful video stories for our students and families to enjoy at the links below. She will also be engaging students during lunch this week with an educational presentation.

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First Quarter Awards

Our Awards Ceremonies for the first quarter are listed below. Please arrive 10-15 minutes earlier for parking and seating. If your child is receiving an award, a notice will be sent home in their report card on Oct. 14th.

Tuesday, October 18th

8:15am- Kindergarten

8:50am- 2nd Grade

9:30am- 1st Grade

Wednesday, October 19th

8:15am- 5th Grade

8:50am- 4th Grade

9:30am- 3rd Grade

Thursday, October 20th

8:30a-6th Grade

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Painting Volunteers Needed- 10/22

Thank you to all the families who have already emailed their interest in helping!

Westside is excited to finally begin our playground enhancement projects funded by our FUN RUN event last spring! Our first step will be painting gameboards, hopscotch, sensory paths and more on the recess sidewalks.

We are looking for any parents/guardians and responsible family members to help us paint on Saturday, October 22nd starting at 8:00am. We will be breaking into teams to create 10-15 different gameboards. All supplies will be provided, but if you have a canopy you want to bring, please do.

If you are interested in joining the effort to create these beautiful enhancements for your children, please email Mrs. Woodbury at

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Westside's Club Corner

We are in full swing of our clubs and programs after school! See below for this week's schedule and information. ALL Clubs pick up in SIDE Car Loop at times shown below and if a club is canceled, the teacher sponsor will send out notifications.

Monday, 10/10

  • No School
  • *Running Club starts next Monday for All! 2:30pm-4:00pm

Tuesday, 10/11

  • Intermediate Orchestra 7:15a-8:00a
  • Beginning Orchestra @2:30-3:30p
  • Odyssey of the Mind @2:30p- 3:30p
  • Primary Kindness Club @2:30p-3:30p
  • Modern Artists @2:30p-4:00p

Wednesday, 10/12

  • Chorus @2:30-3:30p

Thursday, 10/13

  • Intermediate Orchestra @2:30p-3:30p
  • Great VanGoghs @2:30p-4:00p

Friday, 10/14

  • Pint-Sized Picassos @1:30p-3:00p
  • Jammers @1:30p-3:00p
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Upcoming Needs for Registered Volunteers:

Parent Lunch Fridays- 10:30am-12:30pm

October 14th- Movie Matinee Fundraiser 1:00-4:00pm

October 22nd- Recess Enhancement Painting Event 8:00am-1:00p

November 3rd- Family Science Exploration Night 5:00-7:00pm

PTO will continue to sell Spirit Shirts at all Westside events OR you can send in the money in an envelope with your child's full name, teacher name, material & color of shirt, and size desired. Cotton shirts (teal or black) are $10 and Dryfit shirts (black only) are $12.

Have questions or need more information? Email us at:

Lunch With Students

We had a good turnout for our Parent/Student Lunch Day last Friday! Thank you to the families who joined us and we look forward to seeing more of you this Friday.

At this time, we must follow the parameters listed below per BPS guidelines:

  • This opportunity will only be available on Fridays.
  • Only adults on the approved pick-up list for a child will be allowed to have lunch with students. You will need to present your photo ID at the front office and receive a visitor's tag. When done, you must sign out before leaving campus.
  • A designated area will be provided for the adult and student.
  • Adults will only be allowed to eat lunch with THEIR child and we request only two adults per child please.
  • Adults who are not registered volunteers will be monitored by school staff at all times.
  • Adults will be permitted to be on campus for lunch for their child's 30-minute lunch block (times listed at end of newsletter for all classes). Once your child's lunch is over, we kindly as you to sign out and exit campus. If you have multiple children and want to have lunch with all of them, you must wait for additional lunch times in the front office, glass booth, or your vehicle.
  • You may bring in food from outside sources for your child only. Any leftover drinks or snacks will not be allowed back in class however.
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Upcoming Events

  • October 10th- Student Holiday-No School
  • October 13th - Science Fair Orientation Night 5-6:30p
  • October 14th- Report Cards Issued
  • October 14th- PTO Movie Matinee Fundraiser
  • October 18th- Awards K-2
  • October 19th- Awards 3-5
  • October 19th- Unity Day (wear orange)
  • October 20th- Awards 6th
  • October 20th- PINK Day for Breast Cancer Awareness
  • October 22nd- Playground Painting Event 8a-1p
  • October 24th-28th- Red Ribbon Week
  • October 29th- Ghostly Gecko 5K at 6p (Support Westside Elites)
  • November 3rd- Family Science Exploration Night 5-7p