The Compass

Week of January 5, 2023 - January 13, 2023

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Happy New Year Explorers! We hope everyone had a safe holiday break filled with new memories together. Our staff can't wait to see the students again on Thursday, January 5th! They are invited to wear any NYE hats, tiaras, or other gear as we celebrate the beginning of the "new year" and our pursuit to help every child reach their potential in 2023!

Since we only have 2 days this week, the newsletter will cover this week AND next week for your planning purposes.

This Friday, 1/6 will be a FULL FRIDAY so students will be released at 2:30p. This is our last full Friday make-up day from Hurricane Ian; however, we will make up 2 days from Hurricane Nicole on Feb. 20th and April 24th. These were originally student holidays.

Academic Support Program (ASP) for this semester will resume in about 2 weeks on January 17th.

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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Westside's Club Corner

We are restarting our clubs for the next semester. See below for this week's schedule and information. ALL Clubs pick up in SIDE Car Loop at times shown below and if a club is canceled, the teacher sponsor will send out notifications.

Thursday, 1/5

  • Intermediate Orchestra @2:30p-3:30p
  • Great Van Goghs @2:30p-4:00p

Friday, 1/6

  • Jammers @2:30-3:30pm
  • Pintsized Picassos @2:30-4:00pm ***Last Session***


Monday, 1/9

  • Beginning Orchestra @2:30-3:30p

Tuesday, 1/10

  • Intermediate Orchestra 7:15a-8:00a
  • Beginning Orchestra @2:30p3:30p
  • Odyssey of the Mind @2:30p-3:30p
  • Modern Artists @2:30p-4:00p

Wednesday, 1/11

  • Chorus @2:30-3:30p

Thursday, 1/12

  • Intermediate Orchestra @2:30p-3:30p
  • Great Van Goghs @2:30p-4:00p

Friday, 1/13

  • Jammers @1:30-3:00pm
  • Ceramics Club @1:30-3:00pm
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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

  • January 5th- Students and Staff Return
  • January 11th- End of 2nd Quarter
  • January 11th- Science Fair Workshop #1 (4th-6th graders)
  • January 18th- Awards K-2
  • January 18th- Science Fair Workshop #2 (4th-6th graders)
  • January 19th- Report Cards Issued
  • January 19th- Awards 3-5
  • January 20th- Awards 6th
  • January 25th- Club/Class/Group Photos
  • January 26th- Conference Night
  • February 14th- Interims #3 Issued
  • February 16th- PBIS Event #3
  • February 20th- Hurricane Nicole Make Up Day
  • April 24th- Hurricane Nicole Make Up Day