The Compass

Week of April 4, 2022

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Happy April Westside Families! WOW, what a memorable time we had at our Explorer Fun Run event on Friday! If you haven't visited our Facebook page to see all the photos, I encourage you to do so. Thank you to our amazing PTO, volunteers and families for making the entire fundraising experience amazing! We have currently raised $22,000 and anticipate even more as pledges and payments process this week. Some favorite photos at the bottom of this newsletter :)

This week, our 3rd-6th graders will begin their annual state assessments. Third grade will take their FSA ELA and 4th-6th will take their FSA Writing. Please be sure they get a good night's sleep, eat breakfast, and are HERE and ON TIME each morning. Although it is not the sole determiner, the FSA is one of the important data points we use as evidence that students have mastered grade level standards for promotion to the next grade level. Please encourage your child to take their time and do their very best!

SAVE THE DATE! Title 1 is hosting their final family engagement night on April 14th from 5:30-7:00p. Families will be "Exploring the Great Outdoors" through literacy AND have the opportunity to shop our Book Fair in person! See below for more exciting details.

Kindergarten Registration continues this week! If you have a future Explorer, stop by our office for your registration packet and information. We are so excited to add new Explorers to our Westside family!

Last, Staff Appreciation Week is May 2nd-6th. If you own a business and would like to sponsor something to treat our staff, please email Mrs. Woodbury. I am also collecting $10 gift cards to give each staff member that week. Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart, Dunkin, and Chick-fil-A are popular! If you would like to donate, simply drop them off at our front office (ATTN: Mrs. Woodbury). Let's show these hard-working individuals how much we care!

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

(321) 956-5050 or

Explorer Fun Run

Every student joined our celebration on Friday for a job well-done on the fundraiser! Although Mother Nature had us shifting to indoors, the excitement and joy the students had was all the sunshine we needed! Here are just a handful of the photos from the event. The entire set is on our Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

  • April 5th & 6th- FSA ELA (3rd)
  • April 7th- FSA Writing (4th-6th)
  • April 11-21st- Book Fair
  • April 12th- Kindergarten Orientation 9a & 5:30p
  • April 14th- Literacy Night
  • April 15th- Good Friday (Holiday for All)
  • May 2nd- ELO Window Opens for applicants
  • May 23rd- K-2 Awards Ceremony
  • May 24th- 3-5 Awards Ceremony
  • May 25th- 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • May 26th- Last Day of School for Students/Report Cards Issued
  • June 6th- Title 1 Summer STEAM Sessions Week 1
  • June 13th- Title 1 Summer STEAM Sessions Week 2
  • June 20th- Title 1 Science Fair Workshop