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Westgate Elementary Monthly Newsletter

March 1, 2019

Calendar Reminders


1 - Dr. Seuss Breakfast 8-9pm

5 - Kdg./1st Vocal Music Concert @ WMS 6pm

7 - Spring Pictures 9am

7-12 - Scholastic Book Fair

8 - Book Fair and Make and Take Art Night(snacks provided) 5:30-7pm

7 & 12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thurs & Tues. 4-8pm

15 - Godfather's Slice of the Pie 5-9pm

18-22 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

26 - CC Meeting & Parent Advisory 6:00pm

26 - Planet Sub Night 3-8pm

28 - Band - o - rama WHS Main Gym 7pm


2 - Vocal Music Festival WHS 7pm

9 - CC Mtg/Board Elections & Parent Advisory 6pm

16 - CC Meeting/Board Elections & Parent Advisory 6:00pm

19 - Teacher Comp Day - NO SCHOOL

19 - Godfather's Slice of the Pie 5-9pm

23 - Planet Sub Night 3-8pm

26 - School Carnival 6-8pm

Monthy Reminders

Safety Patrol

Kindness Grams

The 5th grade Circle of Friends group would like to thank all

parents, teachers, and students who sent kindness grams.

Almost 933 kindness grams were sent and every student

and staff member at Westgate received at least one.

Thank you for spreading kindness! #YouRock

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Parent Teacher Conference

Thursday, March 7th, 4-8pm

Westgate Elementary School - 7802 Hascall Street

Parent Teacher Conference

Tuesday, March 12th, 4-8pm

Westgate Elementary School - 7802 Hascall Street

2019 Kindergarten Round Up!

We have a list of children who will be eligible for kindergarten next year. If you have a child who will be turning five years old on or before July 31, 2014 but haven’t received a call, or if you know of someone new to the neighborhood, please let Mrs. Mininni know. Soon she will be sending out important information about our parent meeting as well as Round Up Day for the children.

Requirements for Early Admission to Kindergarten

In accordance with Nebraska Statute 79-214, the Westside Community Schools allows for

admission of children residing in the District as early entrance kindergarteners through a locally

designed testing program. Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance

must turn five between August 1 and October 15, 2019. For further information regarding early

entrance to kindergarten, please call 402-390-3303.

Kindergarten Enrollment for Non-District Residents

If you live outside the District and have a child eligible for kindergarten who has a sibling currently attending a Westside elementary school through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an Option Enrollment Application. Option Enrollment Applications must be received by Westside’s Office of Student Services no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15, 2019. The application form is available at the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) and at westside66.org.

Under Option Enrollment statutes, first priority for admission is given to siblings who seek to

attend in the District where an older sibling is already enrolled, provided an Option Enrollment

form is submitted by March 15 and provided that there is space available in a requested building

and grade level.

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Fifth and Sixth Grade Band students will present a district wide musical extravaganza on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 pm! Please mark your calendars and help reward your child for their hard work by making this event a priority for your entire family. Students will attend a rehearsal during the school day and will need to report to Westside High School no later than 6:30. A detailed letter about the days events will be e-mailed to band parents, and a hard copy will be sent home with band students prior to the event. Questions about this event or anything else band related, feel free to connect with Mr. Freeman at freeman.michael@westside66.net

Battle of the Books Update

We are looking forward to seeing all of the teams on the morning of Saturday, March 30th at the Westside Middle School!

We have sent out a couple communications in the last few weeks. If you are a team parent and did not receive them, please be sure to check your spam folder and mark us as a "safe sender."

Wondering what the battle will be like? There is a lot of information on our website. We will be updating this information as the event gets closer. If you have a question that is not answered, please send us an email.

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/westsidebotb

Email: westsidebattleofthebooks@gmail.com

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