Weekly Update

November 12, 2021


The mission of Loveland elementary school, in partnership with our actively involved community, is to promote excellence and instill a desire for learning by challenging each individual within a safe, supportive environment.

Loveland's Expectations

Be Safe

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Fall Clean-Up at Loveland

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Upcoming Events


16 5th & 6th Band Concert/WMS 6-8 pm

24-26 No School Thanksgiving Break


6 Community Club Mtg. 7 pm

7 District Strings Concert/WHS 6-8 pm

16 4th, 5th & 6th Vocal Music Concert/WMS 7 pm

17 District Spelling Bee/WMS 9 am

21 Winter Parties

22-Jan. 4 No School Winter Break

Thanksgiving Break, November 24-26 - No School

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Band Parents Please Mark your calendars!

Prairie Lane, Rockbrook & Loveland 5/6 band students will have their Fall Band Informance Concert on Nov.16 at the WMS PAC Auditorium. Rehearse at 6:00 p.m., concert at 7:00 p.m.

Vocal Music News

IN PERSON vocal music concerts are back! Our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade concert will take place on Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 pm at Westside Middle School. Due to the uncertainties of everything going on right now and out of an abundance of caution, each grade level will be performing songs individually so students can be more spread out on the risers. Per district policy, all students and guests are required to wear masks to this event. Your students have been working hard and are looking forward to sharing their songs with you soon!

Veterans Day

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COVID Vaccination Clinics

The Douglas County Health Department has asked us Westside and other area school districts to share the following link regarding upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children ages 5-12 who may now be eligible to receive it.


Westside Community Schools is also hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Saturday November 20 at Westside Middle School, 8601 Arbor Street. Our site will be open from 10:00am until 2:00pm; this is a walk-in clinic and appointments are not needed. This site is open to children ages 5 through 11, as well as those 12 years and older interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. A second dose vaccine clinic is scheduled for December 11 from 10:00am until 2pm, also at Westside Middle School

We understand this a personal choice for your family and encourage you to discuss at home and with your family doctor. For additional information about Westside’s response and protocols related to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit this link on our website: https://www.westside66.org/domain/408

If you have additional questions about anything related to COVID-19 and Westside Community Schools guidelines, please email feedback@westside66.net.

Holiday Assistance

It’s hard to believe but the holiday season is right around the corner. As part of the Westside Community Schools family, we are fortunate to have some groups and organizations that are generous in many ways, especially when it comes to helping children.

Each year, several churches in the community, community service clubs and individual donors offer to help students whose families may be experiencing some temporary financial setbacks due to the tough economic times. These groups often donate a food basket, clothing and/or gifts. These items are meant to assist you in what you are already providing for your family.

If your family is not receiving assistance from other organizations, we are here to provide support. If you need assistance during the holiday season, please contact Mrs. Gnader @ 402-408-8868.

Wednesday Dismissal

Every Wednesday we will end the school day at 3:00 pm instead of 3:30 pm. This gives our teachers throughout the District collaboration time by attending weekly professional learning communities. Please plan accordingly to pick your child up at 3PM.

2022 Battle of the Books

Mark your calendars to join us for the 2022 Battle of the Books on March 19, 2022 at Westside Middle School! This annual Westside district tradition provides an opportunity for teams of 3-5 students in 4th-6th grade to participate in a quiz bowl-style competition where they answer questions based on content from the 2021-2022 Golden Sower nominees.

Please visit our FAQ or Rules pages for more information about the event. Registration will be in October. Happy reading!

Here is a link for more information


Westside families,

We have two important items we hope you consider as we approach the holidays, both supporting the well-being of our Westside students and families.


Our records of students who are registered for free & reduced meals has plummeted for the 2021/22 school year. We fear this is not because of a lack of need, but because meals are free for all students, funded by the US Department of Agriculture. If you would traditionally qualify for free or reduced-price meals, it is important you file an application. Through that application, your student becomes eligible for additional benefits including fee waivers for scholarships, ACT/SAT testing, computers, transportation, summer school, activity cards, prom band instruments, etc. In addition, our district receives state and local funding based on the number of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. That funding is vital for Westside Community Schools.

CLICK HERE to complete the Free & Reduced Meal application online: https://www.myschoolapps.com/. If you would like to complete a traditional paper application, please send an email to Michele Divoky, divoky.michele@westside66.net or call 402.390.3382.


Once again this year, Westside Community Schools will be working together with our high school homerooms and a network of amazing community volunteers to support our district families in need this upcoming holiday season. Through the confidential and compassionate work of our district Social Workers, Counselors and Psychologists, we are able to assist those in our school community who may need extra help.

There are a number of ways you can help:

If your classroom, your department, your family or your place of business is interested in supporting a Westside student or family this holiday season, please email Molly Hurley at hurley.molly@westside66.net by November 19, 2021.

Thank you for your generosity and support, and for affirming the “WE” in Westside.

Westside Community Schools

Loveland Spirit Wear-New Yard Signs and Tees

Do you want to show your Loveland School spirit? Check out the link below for all of our amazing spirit wear. Place your order online today (items will be delivered to school)!

We have new yard signs and super soft Land of Love tees with the paw logo and a pop of color on the back. Maeve is 6 and is wearing a youth Small in the new design. Both can be purchased on our Spirit Wear site.

Loveland Pack 366 - Flag Raising in Observance of Veterans Day

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