Weekly Family Email 5-20-22

Westgate Elementary School

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Dear Westgate Families,

Gator Nation enjoyed so many fun experiences this week! Please ask your child about their Enrichment Cluster topic these past few days! Students had the opportunity to enjoy arts and crafts, martial arts, paper airplanes, spheros, animals, dance, and much more! We have two more days of Enrichment Clusters next week and many other fun events!


May 27th-Last Day of School-12:00 Dismissal-Report Cards will be sent home in student backpacks-Wear your GATOR GREEN!!!! GATOR NATION,BE PROUD OF ANOTHER YEAR OF GROWTH!!!


Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to a great last few days with your children!

Amanda Moon


Principal-Westgate Elementary


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#wecanwewill


Amanda Moon

Principal

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 21 - Don and Millie's 11am-9pm

May 24 - Smoothie King - All Day

May 24 - Third Grade Field Trip to Schramm Park

May 24 - Fourth Grade Field Trip to Capital

May 25 - 6th Grade Party @ The Mark

May 25 - Band/Strings Concert @ Westgate 2:15pm

MAY 27 - 9:15 End of Year Assembly

May 27 - 10:30 6th Grade Ceremony-6th Grade Families are welcome to attend!

May 27 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - 12PM DISMISSAL


AUGUST 16 - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - 8:30 AM

End of Year Reminders

HEALTH OFFICE: All medication must be picked up and signed for by a parent or guardian by the last day of school. We CANNOT send medications, inhalers, etc home with your child. Any medication left in the health office on May 27th will be disposed of.


LUNCH ACCOUNT BALANCES: Please check your student's lunch account, all lunch accounts must be at or above zero at the end of the year. You may send cash or a check with your student and have him/her turn it into the office to have funds deposited into their account. Or, log onto www.myschoolbucks.com to manage your deposits. Any money left in lunch accounts will carry over for the next school year. Sixth grade accounts will transfer to the middle school.


LIBRARY BOOKS: Please return all library books to the media center before May 27th.


INFORMATION NEEDED: If your child will not be returning to Westgate next year, please contact our office at (402) 390-6495 or send an email to Mrs. Mininni at mininni.patricia@westside66.net. This information helps us prepare for enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year.

22-23 Classroom Teachers and New Staff

K-Mrs. Hoffman, Ms. Schnauber

1-Mrs. Bandy, Mrs. Molinaro

2-Ms. Beerman, Ms. Kavan

3-Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. Morris

4-Ms. Polman, Ms. Hakinson

5-Mrs. Mawawa, Mr. Pesek

6-Mrs. Gentile, Mr. Gillespie


We wish Mrs. Ahmady, Mrs. Horn, Mrs. Bauers, and Ms. Shearer best of luck in their new adventures! We will miss them and appreciate all of their years of dedication to Westgate.


Please help us in welcoming the following new staff members to Gator Nation for the 2022-2023 school year!


Leah Thompson-Special Education Teacher

Samantha Mawawa-5th Grade Teacher

Clara Pohlman-4th Grade Teacher

Raydell Cordell III-Art Teacher

2022-2023 Westgate Community Club Officers

Jessica Taggett-President
Jamie Jank-Vice President
Tim Carter-Secretary
Ken Kirkpatrick-Treasurer
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Social Skills for May




Listening

Working with Others

Appropriate Voice Tone

Appropriate Voice Tone

Expectations for May



School Assemblies

Technology

Basic Behavior

Basic Behavior

Food Fundraisers for May

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TO REPORT ABSENCES...

CALL:

Office - 402-390-6495

mininni.patricia@westside66.net

(Available 24 hours a day)

You are welcome to leave a message with your child’s name and reason for the absence

Upcoming Westside Events

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Summer Learning Opportunities for K-3 Students

Throughout the school year, as part of Westside’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) process, students are assessed in reading and provided with strong instruction to support their needs. To engage families and extend the learning for students, we are sharing ways in which you can support your child with their reading. As we enter into summer, it is important to encourage practice in the area of reading so that students maintain the skills they learned this year.

This link:https://tinyurl.com/ue2tbc6v

outlines opportunities to continue learning with and without technology. Included are links to various activities you can do with your child, as well as reading programs available in the community and some website/app recommendations. The top priority this summer is simply having your child read every day. This can include times
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DOES YOUR FAMILY NEED ASSISTANCE?


Westside Community Schools provides clothing and food assistance through the Family Resource Center to students and their families who may need extra support. Families can contact the School Social Worker, April Anderson, by email or at 402-408-8914 to arrange a time to meet there. Additional resources can be located in the Social Work Newsletter.

CHECK OUT THE WESTGATE WEBSITE!!!!

Be sure to bookmark this site for upcoming events and other school-related information.


https://www.westside66.org/westgate

KEEP US FROM GETTING LOST!

Please make sure to mark all jackets, coats, hats, gloves, lunch pails, backpacks and other student items with their NAME in case they are left around the building or out at recess. This helps us get them back to the right owner.