Loveland Leader

September 2022


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

Loveland Parent Teacher Communication Meetings Fall 2022

Dear Loveland Parents,

The Loveland staff is excited to announce we will be using Sign-Up Genius to schedule all parent teacher communication meetings. We will be offering 20 minute in-person or WebEx parent teacher communication meetings. We hope this new process will be convenient for you, and our teachers, for scheduling the meetings online. Communication meetings will be held on:

  • Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 from 3:10PM to 7:30PM

  • Thursday, October 13th, 2022 from 8:10AM to 3:30PM

The Sign-up Genius portal will be open for scheduling at 3:30 P.M. on Friday, September 9, 2022. The portal will be discontinued on Oct. 1st at 3:30PM. Please click on the teacher’s links below to schedule your parent teacher communication meeting.

Getting Started Directions:

To sign-up for a date and time, please click on the teacher’s link and follow the steps below:

  • Please sign-up for ONE time slot per student

  • Determine a day and time.

  • Click the box in “Sign-up”

  • Submit your selection at the bottom of the page (Blue Box).

  • This will take you to the next page where you will fill in Parent Name and your information, including “How would you like to communicate?” via In-Person conference or Virtual/WebEx conference

    • If you choose WebEx, teachers will send you a WebEx invitation prior to conferences.

  • Last step is to click on “Sign Up Now”.

  • You will receive a confirmation email from Sign-Up Genius.

Please note: If you have more than one child, you will need to use each teacher’s link to determine a day and time. We cannot guarantee back-to-back teacher conferences, so please do not delay in signing-up for conferences.

Loveland Calendar


12 Community Club Meeting 6:30 pm

19-30 Loveland Launch

27 Picture Day


3 Community Club Meeting 6:30 pm

7 Early dismissal 12:30 pm

7 Homecoming Parade 1:30 pm

10 Book Fair/Library 3:30-8 pm

11 Book Fair/Library 3:30-6 pm

12 Book Fair/Library 3-8 pm

12 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-8 pm

13 Parent-Teacher Conferences 8 am-4 pm


17 NO SCHOOL for students

31 Halloween Parade & Parties 2 pm

School Picture Day

School picture day is Tuesday, September 27th. Order your school pictures today! You now have the convenience to place an online order for school pictures. Please use this link to place your order. Order forms will be sent closer to picture day. Only one method (online or paper) of order placement is needed. All students will be photographed but only orders placed will be charged. Thank you!

Community Club Update

The Loveland Community Club meeting will be next Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held on zoom and the link is provided below. Hope to see you all next Monday night at 6:30PM.

Topic: Loveland Community Club
Time: Sep 12, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 974 4283 0174
Passcode: loveland

Lunches 2022-23 School Year

Lunch Costs

For the last two school years, Westside Community Schools received waivers and reimbursement provided by the USDA to provide breakfast and lunch to the students of the district at no charge. As we move into the current school year for 2022/2023, these waivers will not be extended. Therefore the district has returned to a traditional pre-pandemic model where students either pay full price for all meals or will have to qualify, directly or via application, for free or reduced-price meals. Costs per meal for the 2022/2023 school year are as follows:

Elementary School Meal Pricing:

Student Breakfast=$1.70

Student Lunch=$2.60

If you think you may qualify or are interested in applying for Free or Reduced Price meal benefits, you can fill out an Application for Free/Reduced Meal Benefits. Please remember this status is always kept private and there is no way for other students to have access to this information. Also keep in mind extra servings that are not part of the original meal (fruit/vegetables, main entrée, etc.) are not included with free or reduced lunch accounts.

My School Bucks

To deposit money into your child’s account you may bring a check or cash to the office, or you may go to (You will need your student's ID number. Please call or email Mrs. Matt if you need that information.) We send an email or a note in your child's backpack to any student whose account has become overdrawn. Please check your email, spam folder, MySchoolBucks account, or your child's backpack for your child's lunch balance. We need to have negative balances at zero or positive balances. This balance carries over to the next year. Start 2022-2023 year off right for your child's lunch account.

Pizza Hut Pizza

PIZZA HUT PIZZA day is on Tuesdays this year! Students may purchase extra slices from their lunch accounts if they have a positive balance in his/her account. Parents, make sure you let your child know whether you want them to have an extra slice. Extra slices are $1.20.

School Starts at 8:30 a.m.

Our instructional school day starts at 8:30 a.m. Doors are opened at 8:20 a.m. allowing students plenty of time to walk to classrooms, hang up backpacks, check in with teachers and peers, and be ready for those first important words of the day at 8:30 a.m. Give your students every advantage of a successful day by having them here at 8:20 a.m.!

First Friday Spirit Day!

Each first Friday of the month is Loveland Spirit Day. On this day we all wear our Loveland logo wear or school colors, blue and white, to show our spirit.

Halloween Update

Halloween is approaching so I know you all are thinking about your costumes! For our school parade and party, please wear only fun and friendly costumes.

Thank You

Thank you Loveland families for attending the 2022-23 Curriculum Night. Curriculum night is one of the most important nights of the school year. Your participation and active role in your child’s education is critical to his/her development in school. If you were not able to attend Curriculum Night please review grade level material on our Loveland website.

Ms. Hornung

WE-Side Unified September Newsletter

Unified Fishing-September 24th @ Towl Park


Elementary schools will dismiss at 12:30 (lunch will be served before dismissal)

Westside MIDDLE School will dismiss at 1:00 (lunch will be served)

Westside High School will dismiss at 1:10 (lunch will be served)

The Homecoming Parade will begin at 1:30 using our traditional route throughout the neighborhood by Westside High School.

  • Exit East/Main Parking Lot (turning right) and proceeding south on 85th Avenue to Hickory Street; turn right (west) on Hickory Street and head West to 88th Street; turn right on to 88th Street and head North to William Street. Parade Ends at 88th and William Street (entry to South Student Parking Lot).
  • The Pep Rally will take place at the football field at approximately 2:30 after the parade ends back on campus.
  • Club66 will be open from this early dismissal time through normal operational hours at all sites.

** We hope we will have a large crowd that is able to join us for the Parade and Pep Rally. We look forward to returning to our normal Wednesday evening events during next year’s Homecoming when we anticipate having more scheduling flexibility.

WHS Football Games

We want to ensure families and students know the rules, to ensure the safety of all involved. While we welcome all students at our Westside High Football Games,

  • All elementary students attending the game will need to attend the game with a parent and sit with a parent.

  • No footballs or other balls are allowed in the stadium.

Students who do not follow these rules will be asked to leave. Thank you for your help to make sure our game atmosphere is positive for all who attend!

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Keep Us From Getting LOST!

Please make sure to mark all jackets, lunch pails, backpacks and other student items with their NAME in case they are left around the building or out at recess. This helps us get them back to the right owner.

The school has a Lost and Found that parents are welcome to look through if something is missing. Our Lost and Found is located outside the gym in the hallway.

Clothes Needed

The health office is in need of smaller size pants/underwear for boys and girls (size 5-7). If you or anyone you know would be willing to donate anything that your child has outgrown to Loveland's health office, we would really appreciate it!

Changing Weather

Please make sure your child is wearing appropriate clothing in the morning. Sweatshirts, fleeces, and lightweight jackets are easy to keep in a backpack in case of cooler temperatures at recess time.


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, tiered framework for supporting students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. When implemented with fidelity, PBIS improves social emotional competence, academic success, and school climate. It also improves teacher health and wellbeing. It is a way to create positive, predictable, equitable and safe learning environments where everyone thrives.

Schools implementing PBIS:

  • Use a continuum of evidence-based practices to support student needs

  • Engage students, families, and community members to co-create culturally responsive practices

  • Regularly check the effectiveness of their practices

  • Rely on teams to guide implementation

  • Use data to identify strengths, uncover needs, and monitor student progress

  • Implement universal screening

  • Develop content expertise through on-going professional development

PBIS is not a curriculum you purchase or something you learn during a one-day professional development training. It is an ongoing commitment to supporting students, educators, and families through systems change. When you implement PBIS well, students experience improved behavioral, social, emotional, and academic outcomes; schools and programs reduce their use of exclusionary discipline practices and improve their overall climate.

Battle of the Books

Mark your calendars to join us for Battle of the Books on March 25, 2023 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 2022-2023 Golden Sower nominees.

Visit our FAQ or rules page for more information about the event. Team registration begins October 7!

Keep in Touch

Throughout the year, use these ideas to stay in touch:

• Attend parent/teacher conferences, parents organization meetings, workshops, and special presentations.

• Tell the teacher about any special situations that may affect your child’s success at school - health problems or changes in the family.

• Remember how great you feel when you get a note of thanks? Teachers feel the same way. Send a note to the teacher to express your appreciation. Example: “Thanks for sparking Russ’s interest in reptiles. He’s so excited!”

Loveland Spirit Wear

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).

Birthday Treats

Birthday Treats are a special way to celebrate your child with his/her classroom. Birthday treats are not required, but appreciated. They can be consumable or non-consumable. If you choose to bring in food, it must be an approved treat or snack from our District's Healthy Snack List.

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.

Safety Update

WCS uses a safety protocol at the K-12 level called the Standard Response Protocol (SRP). Area schools and local law enforcement agencies have adopted this language across the metro.

Key Terms:


During a secure situation, there isn’t an immediate threat inside the building, rather there may be a reasonable threat in the area. During a secure situation, school will remain in typical operating procedures (inside) but no one will be allowed to enter or exit the building.


During a lockdown situation, there is an immediate threat inside the building. Students and staff are instructed to lock the classroom doors, shut off the lights, and move to a secure area of a classroom that cannot be seen from the hallway.

Reunification location

In the unfortunate event of a crisis resulting in an evacuation of our school, the reunification location is at Westside Community Center (near 108 & Grover). School buses will take our students to the reunification site.

We will practice and teach the procedures throughout the school year. If you have any questions please call Ms. Hornung at 402.390.6455.

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