The Compass

Week of March 6, 2023

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Greetings Westside Families! Thank you to all who supported our fun Literacy Week and Family Literacy Night. So many books were gifted to students and congratulations to those families who won our prize giveaways!

This is our last week of school before Spring Break, and our school and office will be closed the week of March 13th-17th. Monday, March 20th is also a student holiday (teacher workday) but our office will be open. All students will return on Tuesday, March 21st.

This is also our LAST week for the ASP program (K-6 before and after school). Thank you to all the families who supported getting their children to these sessions. We will continue to support students during regular school hours in their classrooms.

If you have yet to complete and return the Parent Intent Form for the 23-24 school year, please do as soon as possible. This information is helpful as we begin planning for next year's needs.

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

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HUGE Thank You To...

...The Green Family for donating a refrigerator to our campus!

...Our Amazing Substitutes for keeping learning consistent for students!

...Kohl's Volunteers for your effort on Literacy Night!

...Kona Ice and Holy Smokes BBQ for bringing the goodies to Literacy Night!

A school's success depends largely on its community! Thank you for supporting Westside!

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Spring Portraits are Wed, March 8th

Families can order Spring Portraits for their children by clicking the button link below. Flyers were also sent home in Thursday folders. ONLY students who order photos will be photographed.
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Field Day is Coming!

Our Activity Team is hosting our annual Field Day for ALL students this Tuesday, March 7th!

Be sure your child is dressed in active wear and sneakers. They can also bring hats and sunglasses as well. It is highly recommended that all students bring a water bottle as well.

If you are a registered volunteer and would like to help out, please email our PTO at:

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WE are so lucky to have a great school family! Wear GREEN on Friday as we head into Spring Break!

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Westside Students Explore Their Potential Every Day!

The creativity and fun overflowed last week during our celebration of literacy! Check out some of the highlights below!

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Westside's Club Corner

Monday, 3/6

  • NO Running Club!! Resumes 3/27 for select students
  • Beginning Orchestra 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday, 3/7

  • ASP 2nd-6th (7:00a)
  • Intermediate Orchestra 7:15a-8:00a
  • ASP 1st-6th (2:30-4:00p)
  • Beginning Orchestra @2:30p3:30p
  • Odyssey of the Mind @2:30p-4:30p
  • Modern Artists @2:30p-4:00p

Wednesday, 3/8

  • ASP Kinder (7:00a)
  • Chorus @2:30-3:30p
  • ASP 1st-6th (2:30-4:00p)

Thursday, 3/9

  • ASP 2nd-6th (2:30-4:00p)
  • Intermediate Orchestra @2:30p-3:30p
  • Great Van Goghs @2:30p-4:00p

Friday, 3/10

  • Early Release
  • Jammers @1:30-3:00 p
  • Ceramics Club @1:30-3:00p
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Wireless Communication Device Policy

We are asking parents to review the BPS Wireless Communication Device policy (po5136) and the Cell Phone Contract which are attached to the end of this newsletter. It will also be posted on our school website and social media forums. You can also access po5136 at the BPS link HERE.

If your child has obtained a wireless communication device such as a smartphone since registration in August 2022, you will be asked to complete a Cell Phone Contract for this device. This week, we will be identifying those students who need updated contracts and send them home to you. Please feel free to reach out to our office for a copy as well. As a reminder, Westside Elementary's procedures are that cell phones are to be powered off and in backpacks while on school grounds unless permission has been given by an administrator. Students who violate the WCD policy may receive disciplinary action. Reminder: if a student needs to contact home we will provide access, or if you need to speak to your child, please call the front office and we will connect you.

Friday is Family Lunch Day!

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

  • March 13th-17th- Spring Break
  • March 20th- Student Holiday/Teacher Workday
  • March 21st- School Resumes
  • March 28th-April 5th- Booster Fun Run Week
  • April 5th- Westside Fun Run
  • April 24th- Hurricane Nicole Make Up Day
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