The Compass

Week of February 13, 2023

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Happy Valentines Week Westside Families! We sure do LOVE our students and can't wait to see what they accomplish this week.

This week we have our PBIS Celebration for the 3rd quarter. Students who purchased a ticket with Compass Cash will enjoy an afternoon of BINGO on Wednesday. Also this week, 3rd quarter interims will come home Friday, and those who purchased a Movie Matinee ticket will enjoy their event on Friday as well.

Reminder of our updated Check-out Policy: the latest a student can be checked out by a legal guardian will be 1:45pm (M-Th) and 12:30pm (Fridays). Please plan accordingly. Parents arriving after 1:45pm will be asked to join our normal car loop line for dismissal. Additionally, if you are checking out your child during Activity, lunch or recess, they may not have access to their backpacks and other materials. Please check with your child's teacher and avoid these times.

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

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Let The Competition Begin!

1-2-3-4, PTO declares a PENNY WAR!

Which grade level will be victorious and win a FREE Pizza Party? Students can bring in their loose change to gain points for their grade or penalize other grades. Here how it works:

  • Pennies give 1 point for their grade level and dollars add 100 points!
  • Silver coins (nickels, dimes and quarters) are placed in other grade level jars to subtract points from them. Nickels subtract 5 points, Dimes 10, etc...
  • At the end of the week, the grade level with the highest points wins!

Coins can be turned in at the Commons each morning from 7:30a-8:00a. Let the competition begin!

Westside Students Explore Their Potential Every Day!

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Westside's Club Corner

Monday, 2/13

  • Running Club @2:30-3:30p
  • Beginning Orchestra 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday, 2/14

  • 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, 2/15

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

Thursday, 2/16

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

Friday, 2/17

  • Early Release
  • Jammers @1:30-3:00 p
  • Ceramics Club @1:30-3:00p
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Are you a small business owner or have business connections to help with recess improvements, staff appreciation and other events? If so, we'd love to connect! Email us at:

Our next meeting is February 22nd at 3:00pm in our Media Center.

You do NOT have to be a registered volunteer to attend!

Upcoming Needs for Registered Volunteers:

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

Kindergarten Lunch Support (Daily) 11:00-11:45a

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

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:

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

  • February 15th- School Security Specialist Appreciation Day
  • February 15th- PBIS Event #3
  • February 17th- Interims #3 Issued
  • February 20th- Hurricane Nicole Make Up Day
  • February 22nd- School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • February 27th-March 3rd- Book Fair/Literacy Week
  • March 2nd- Literacy Night Event
  • March 13th-17th- Spring Break
  • March 28th-April 5th- Booster Fun Run Week
  • April 5th- Westside Fun Run
  • April 24th- Hurricane Nicole Make Up Day