JULY 2022

From Our New Principal Mr. Stevens

I hope your summer is going well! My name is Brian Stevens and I am the new Principal at Westbrook Elementary starting the 22-23 school year. This will be my 13th year in Westside Community Schools, but my first as a Westbrook Wildcat. I am excited and eager to get the school year started. As I have begun working with staff and parents at Westbrook, I am quickly realizing the strong sense of pride that exists here. This community is committed to student success. There has already been a lot of work put in by staff and parents this summer to make sure your students are continuing to get a great education at Westbrook. I am looking forward to supporting that work and helping every student succeed.

I am also thrilled to share that Kira Mclean has joined our staff as the Assistant Principal. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Westbrook. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Kira or myself if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We are here to help and support you and your student(s).

Go Wildcats!

Brian Stevens

Important Upcoming Dates

August 2 - Community Club Meeting at Westbrook at 6:30pm

August 11 - Westbrook Sneak a Peek Night 6:00-7:00pm

August 14 - Back to School Fair at WHS 12:00-4:00pm

August 16 - First day of School for Grades 1-6

August 16/17 - Kindergarten Round Up Group A

August 18/19 - Kindergarten Round Up Group B

August 30 - Elementary Band/Strings Parent Meeting at WMS at 6:30pm

September 2 - No School

September 5 - No School

You can link to the Westbrook Calendar Here: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=d2VzdHNpZGU2Ni5uZXRfY2FicjVyaWhsMzB2OWQ0aXVmamwzN2Y3bnNAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

Classroom Assignments

Be sure to keep an eye on your inbox as we near the end of July or early August. Class assignments will again be sent to each family via email. If for any reason you have not received your child's placement notice prior to Sneak-A-Peek Night on the 11th, please feel free to call the office at 402-390-6490.

Quick Links

Westbrook's Student Supplies lists!

Click here for our school supplies list.

District Student Calendar

Click here for Westside's student calendar.

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Free and Reduced Lunch Application

If applicable, families in each household should apply for free and reduced meal benefits (which carry over to other opportunities including technology, camps, band, etc.)

Click here to apply for School Meals benefits

Breakfast and Lunch at Westbrook will continue to be free for all students since Westbrook qualifies for federal community eligibility provisions. However, we request that you still complete the above application if it applies to your household. Having an accurate count of students who qualify will continue to provide us federal grant opportunities to support our students.

Meet Our Family Facilitator...

Greetings Wildcat families!

I am so excited to be a part of the Westbrook community as your new family facilitator! Prior to this position, I worked here as a fifth grade teacher for two years and am so grateful to be staying at our amazing school in my new role. I will be available for any questions at my email ibarra.genoveva@westside66.net or you can join me for a lunch meetup! I will be hosting a lunch where you can bring your students for pizza and also any questions you may have for me or about the upcoming school year. You are more than welcome to join on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at Westbrook Elementary School from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. I can't wait to see you there!

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Attention Fifth Grade Students and Parents:

You are invited to BE A PART OF THE MUSIC! This fall, you will have the opportunity to do what so many successful students have done before you by being a part of Band and Strings! In the first three weeks of school we will be visiting all the buildings, demonstrating the instruments, and giving students the opportunity to select an instrument of their choice. We will have a parent meeting about our program on Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Westside Middle School. All are welcome to attend to learn about elementary instrumental music and meet the teachers. We are excited to introduce your child to the world of instrumental music!

The Elementary Instrumental Music Staff

Gail Carpenter-Johnson, Michael Freeman, Viktoria Matheson and Jennifer Johansen

Support The Westside Foundation:

Did you know that the Westside Foundation's mission is to raise private funding for all District 66 Schools? The Foundation does this primarily through private fundraising for special projects, an annual fundraiser- VI VI, and through the annual campaign, W-CLUB. Your support of the Foundation ensures our faculty, staff and students have what they need to excel every day.

Save the Date: VI VI LAS VEGAS, September 24, 2022

Funds raised at this event benefit Westbrook teachers and students. In year's past, VI VI funds have directly supported our students through X, Y, and Z projects. We hope you will consider attending this event or making a donation so we can continue our good work! SUPPORT VI VI TODAY!


Make a gift that is meaningful to you to show you are proud to be part of Westside Community Schools. Funds raised through the W-CLUB get redistributed back into all Westside Community Schools. Every teacher has the opportunity to apply for W-Club grants annually.

Donating to Westbrook

To make a tax-deductible donation please donate through the Westside Foundation. You can specifically note that funds should be designated to Westbrook community club, fun run, etc. Your gift is not tax deductible if it comes directly to our school. If you have questions, please contact Westside Foundation at foundation@westside66.net.

Returning Student Registration

All families of returning students must complete Returning Student Registration prior to the start of the 2022/23 school year. If you have not done so already, please CLICK HERE to complete this important process.

  • Enter your PowerSchool parent portal information to log in

  • Click Returning Student Registration

If you have problems logging in, please email powerschool.support@westside66.net.

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Omaha Children's Museum - $5 Annual Membership Opportunity

Beginning August 1st, Omaha Children's Museum will be offering $5 annual memberships to families who would qualify for free/reduced meals. For more information about how to apply for this membership, please visit their website: https://ocm.org/welcome-fund-membership.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Westside Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual

orientation, gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age,

marital/parental status, military/veteran status or any other category protected by

law in its programs and activities or in admission or access to, or treatment in, hiring

and employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated

youth groups.

The following District personnel have been designated to coordinate compliance and

can address inquiries about the District’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures:

For questions or concerns by students, parents or others:

* Coordinator of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator – ABC Bldg. 909 So. 76th St. Omaha (402) 390-2100

E-mail: titleixcoordinator@westside66.net

*Director of Special Services/ADA & 504 Coordinator (disability/accommodation) ABC Bldg. 909 So. 76th St.

Omaha (402) 390-2100

E-mail: ADAcoordinator@westside66.net

For questions by District employees or applicants:

* Asst Supt. for Human Resources/Lead Title IX

Coordinator - 909 So. 76th St. Omaha, NE (402)


E-mail: titleixcoordinatorHR@westside66.net

For further information about anti-discrimination laws or to file a complaint of discrimination you may also contact the Office for Civil

Rights (OCR), U.S. Dept. of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106,

Tele. (816) 268-0550, Fax (816) 268-0599, (TDD) (800) 877-8339, or ocr.kansascity@ed.gov.