Principal Points

February 2015

What services are provided at Westridge?

We are proud to say that we have many services that provide students with the supports they may need to be successful. This is one way we are working to REACH THEM ALL!

Here are some to name a few:
1. English as a Second Language
2. Special Education
3. Extended School Services
4. Family Resource support w/ Mrs. Spellman
5. Gifted and Talented Program w/ Ms. Rash
6. Title 1 intervention w/ Mrs. Ligon
7. Read to Achieve grant w/ Mrs. Wade
8. Math Intervention w/ Mrs. Brown
9. High Apprentice to proficient support w/ Mr. Jones
10. Lunch Bunch
11. Attendance Mentors
12. Occupational Therapy
13. Physical Therapy
14. Focus Friday
15. Thinking Strategy coach

Coffee with Kim

Come join Mrs. Young this Friday from 7:15-7:45am for Coffee with Kim. This is an informal time to chat with the principal about what is going on at school


Feb. 13 and Feb. 16 WE ARE IN SCHOOL!
They are the make-up days for last weeks missed days.



Awards Day : 20

Focus Friday: 20, 27

Attendance Rewards: 27


Club Day: 6

Book Swap – 26

Class Pics & Pre/5 Cap & Gown-18th

District Governor’s Cup – 28

Jump Rope 4 Heart assembly 24th

Jump Rope 4 Heart event 25-27th


Awards Day- 27

Club Day - 13

Focus Friday- 6,27

Book Fair/Literacy Night - TBA

Born Learning - 10

Cabbage contest launch (3rd Grade only- late March)

Book Swap – 26

PTO Tumblers Fundraiser - 19

Spring Book Fair -2-10

Spring Pics-4

Regional Governor’s Cup - 21


Peter Pan Performance – 23

Peter Pan Performances – 24-26

Awards Day - 30

Battle of the Books- 28 and 29

Focus Friday – 3,17

Career Day - TBA

Pro-Active 5K – 17

March attendance reward: 3

Derby Festivities – 30

KPREP Pep rally - 30

Born Learning Graduation event (evening) - 14

Book Swap – 23

Volunteer Appreciation - TBA

Bike Rodeo - 2

Health Night - 30


Field Day/Good Faith Effort party - 20

Awards Day - 21

Club Day- 15

Focus Friday- 8

Spring Fling - 15

preschool Graduation - TBA

5th Grade Transition trip to Bondurant - TBA

Extracurricular Banquet (evening) - TBA

5th Grade Living timeline- TBA

PSPL summer reading Program Kick-Off presentations - TBA

Rising Star Banquet (Community- evening; honoring two 5th grade students) - TBA

Kindergarten Registration- TBA

MAP testing - TBA

KPREP Testing - the testing window opens the last two weeks of school.

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Westridge Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month is the annual celebration of achievements by black Americas and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. History.

As a school, we are completing a school wide writing prompt modeled after Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech. Please take time as a family to discuss what dreams and hopes your child may have for their school, family, community or world. Turn in your I Have a Dream cloud anytime this month for display in the foyer.

The library will also feature books by and about great African Americans.

The glass displays in the hallway will display work done in the classroom regarding Black History Month.

If you would like to be a guest speaker or know of someone who would be interested in talking to classes about Black History month, please notify the office or your child's teacher.

Emergency Procedures - PARENT GUIDE

In the event of an emergency at our school in which we have to evacuate and can't reenter the building here are some things you need to know:

1. Students will be guided by teachers and staff to Hill Crest Baptist Church.

2. Students can be checked out by parents in the front office of the church.

3. Staff will take student medicine and appropriate supplies to ensure student safety.

4. All staff and students conduct drills throughout the year to practice emergency situations.