The Compass

Week of August 23, 2021

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Hello Westside Families! Your children did such a wonderful job at school this week with their expectations and learning. Thank you for your continued partnership for their educational journey.

Last week our students discussed the character trait of ENTHUSIASM during Class Convention. Be sure to ask them about it! This week, we are diving into the meanings of EXTRA EFFORT and PERSEVERANCE. Start your 'how was your day' or dinner conversations with "how did you show extra effort/perseverance/enthusiasm today?"

SAVE THE DATE: Sept 2nd 5:30-7p for our Virtual Open House! More information will be coming soon! Be sure to download the ZOOM app on your devices prior to our event.

Per BPS Guidelines, if your child is not feeling well, please keep them home. Masks are optional but recommended to help prevent the spread of germs. We are continuing our efforts to social distance when possible and deep clean all learning environments.

Finally, if you have not "liked" us on Facebook (Westside Elementary), please sign up to get the latest updates and photo posts of all the great things happening around campus.

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

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Title 1 Status and Benefits

Although all students receive free breakfast and lunch this year under the USDA Meal Flexibility Waiver, we also received grants, special funding, and Title 1 eligibility for having a certain percentage of students that qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch. Even if you do not think you would be eligible, please go to the website and apply to support all these great programs for students. Thank you! Click HERE to apply.

Westside Explorers Are Learning Every Moment of Every Day!

Fifth Graders in Mrs. Schwarz's class faced the "Pringle Challenge" to think critically and build a strong class community!
Mrs. Ladd's class used their 5 senses to explore POP Rocks in science!
Ms. Dawkins' class demonstrated FORCE & MOTION with a Marshmallow Launcher Challenge!
Students had their first opportunity to purchase incentives with their Compass Cash this week!

Please send a reusable water bottle with your child daily!

Upcoming Events

  • August 30th- First SAC Meeting 3p
  • September 2nd: Virtual Open House 5:30-7:00p
  • September 6th-Labor Day-Holiday for ALL