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Westgate Elementary Monthly Newsletter

November 2, 2018

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Calendar Reminders


Nov.9 Veteran's Day Breakfast 8:40am in the Library

Nov. 12 4th/6th Vocal Music Concert @WMS 7pm

Nov. 13 CC Mtg. & Parent Advisory 6pm

Nov.16 Godfather's Slice of the Pie 5-9pm

Nov.16 Family Bingo Night 5:30-7pm

Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Nov. 27 Planet Sub Night 3-8pm


Dec. 11 CC Mtg. & Parent Advisory 6pm

Dec. 14 5/6 grade Band & Strings Concert

Dec. 18 6th grade Strings Concert @ WHS 7pm

Dec. 20 5th grade Strings Concert @ WHS 7pm

Dec. 21 Godfather's Slice of the Pie 5-9pm

Dec. 24 Winter Break begins - NO SCHOOL

Monthly Reminders

2nd Tuesday of every month - Community Club Mtg. 6:00pm

3rd Friday of every month - Godfather's Slice of the Pie 5-9pm

4th Tuesday of every month - Planet Sub Night 3-8pm

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Elementary Unified Activities - Unified Carnival

What Are Unified Activities?

The Special Olympics Unified Schools Program is a fast­ growing initiative that brings students with and without

intellectual disabilities together. This year we are excited to bring a Unified Carnival opportunity to our


Westside Community Schools is excited to offer our third Unified Activity this year.

Where: Westbrook’s gym located at 1312 Robertson Dr Omaha, NE 68114

When: Thursday, November 29th from 5:30pm-6:30pm

What: A carnival will be set up in the school gym. Enjoy ring toss, fishing over curtains, can toss, bean bag toss, sucker pyramid and much more!! We will also have rock painting, and dancing in separate rooms. Come and experience the Westbrook Unified Carnival!

RSVP Needed for Participation

If you and your child(ren) are interested in participating, please download the following linked informational flyer to learn more and to let us know if you are planning to attend.

Please click on the information below to view

Visiting Procedures

School safety is very important to us at Westgate. All visitors must ring the bell outside the

main entrance in order to enter the building. Parents and visitors may be asked to show ID

if we do not recognize you or if we are unsure of your identification. Visitors must report

directly to the main office to sign in and receive a visitor’s pass. These procedures allow for a

safe learning environment for our students. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

When Is My Child Too Sick for School?

Send me to school if...

  • I have a runny nose or just a little cough but no other symptoms.
  • I haven't taken any fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours and I haven't had a fever during that time.
  • I haven't thrown up or had any diarrhea for 24 hours

Keep me at home if...

  • I have a temperature higher than 100 degrees even after taking medicine.
  • I'm throwing up or have diarrhea.
  • My eyes are pink and crusty.

Call the doctor if...

  • I have a temperature higher than 100 degrees for more than two days.
  • I have been throwing up or have diarrhea for more than two days
  • I have the sniffles for more than a week and they aren't getting better.
  • I still have asthma symptoms after using my asthma medicine (and call 911 if I'm having trouble breathing after using my inhaler.)

Medication at School

For you child’s safety and for the safety of others, all medication, even cough’s drops, must be kept locked in the health office, it must be in the original package and brought in by parent or guardian. All medication, including cough drops, needs to be accompanied by a medication form signed by the parent or guardian, all prescription medication forms must be signed by the doctor. Whenever possible, medication should be administered at home.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

District approved Snack list

Please click on the information below to view

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Band and String Performances

Attention Fifth and Sixth Grade Band and String Parents - Mark your calendars because our concerts are coming! Concerts are a musicians reward for hard work and effort on their instrument. Please help reward your child by making their first concert a priority for your entire family! We can't wait to see you at these events to celebrate your child's accomplishments! The Instrumental Music Staff

6th grade String students: Tuesday, December 18

6:00 practice, 7:00 performance at the Westside High School Auditorium

5th grade String students: Thursday, December 20

6:00 practice, 7:00 performance at the Westside High School Auditorium

5th and 6th grade Band students: Tuesday, January 10

6:00 practice, 7:00 performance at the Westside Middle School Auditorium

*Please note date change due to Mr. Freeman's absence.