The Compass

Week of October 17, 2022

Dedicated to all of the Breast Cancer Warriors & Survivors in our School Community!

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Hello Westside Families! Can you believe our first quarter of the year is over? The students and teachers are jumping into the second quarter with determination and a positive attitude! Be sure you have reviewed your child's report card, sign the envelope and return it to school on Monday. If you want a conference, please be sure to check the box on that envelope as well.

This week we are hosting our first Award Ceremony on Tuesday-Thursday. See below for more details. If your child is receiving an award, they had a teal notice in their report card envelope with the specific date and time. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for parking and obtaining a visitor's badge with your ID.

On Monday, we will have our first FULL session of Running Club for those students who have turned in permission forms. Please ensure they wear comfortable clothing and sneakers, bring a water bottle, and you pick them up at 4:00p in the SIDE car loop.

This Thursday, we will honor the members of our school community who have or are still battling breast cancer. We are encouraging everyone to wear PINK for these brave warriors!

On Saturday, we are hosting our Painted Playground Event and will take any adult and responsible student volunteers between 8:00am-1:00pm. High school students who need service hours are also able to attend and I am happy to sign their form. Email Mrs. Woodbury at if you are interested.

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

First Quarter Awards

Our Awards Ceremonies for the first quarter are listed below. Please arrive 15-20 minutes earlier for parking, signing in and seating. Please bring your IDs and check in at our front office! If your child is receiving an award, a notice was sent home in their report card.

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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Painted Playground Event is THIS Saturday Oct 22nd!

It's almost time for our Painted Playground Event on Saturday, Oct. 22! We are still open for any parents/guardians and responsible family members to help us paint on Saturday, October 22nd starting at 8:00am.

PTO is collecting any paint supplies hiding in your garages such as outdoor/concrete paint, paint rollers, paint pans, buckets, painters tape, drop cloths and brushes. Please drop off the supplies in our front office for PTO any time before Friday afternoon!

If you are planning on attending, feel free to bring canopies, coolers, and knee pads/towels/tarps to kneel on.

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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Super Shout Out to 321 Austin Services, LLC Pressure Washing and Painting!

Mr. Mike Austin and team showed up early Sunday morning to donate their time and efforts to pressure wash all of our playground sidewalks in preparation for the upcoming painted playground boards! Our school is truly grateful for your dedication and generosity to support our initiatives! If you are in need of this type of service, feel free to reach out to Mr. Austin at (321) 210-6320 or find more information on their website:

Check out these amazing Before/After photos below!

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Upcoming Needs for Registered Volunteers:

**IF you are able to support any of these, please email our PTO at address below**

Explorer Exchange (PBIS Store)

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

October 22nd- Painted Playground 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:

Westside Explorers are Creative Writers and Thinkers!

Our students have been busy from Kindergarten to Sixth learning how to improve their writing and writing for a purpose. Look at some of the fantastic samples below from our first and fourth graders! Also, our students have used their creative minds to create some beautiful artwork in our halls. Way to Go Explorers!
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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, 10/17

  • *Running Club @ 2:30pm-4:00pm-must have turned in a permission form!

Tuesday, 10/18

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

Wednesday, 10/19

  • Chorus @2:30-3:30p

Thursday, 10/20

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

Friday, 10/21

  • Pint-Sized Picassos @1:30p-3:00p
  • Jammers @1:30p-3:00p

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 18th- Awards K-2
  • October 19th- Awards 3-5
  • 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