Westside Elementary

September 2018 Newsletter

Important Dates


  • 3rd - Labor Day - No School
  • 5th - Panther Pride Assembly
  • 7th - Spirit Day
  • 7th - Grandparent's Day 2:15 pm
  • 11th - Culver's Share Night 5:00 - 8:00
  • 17th - Picture Day
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Box Tops

Each class is trying to collect 1,500 box tops this school year to earn a pizza party! There are several prizes awarded along the way, as well. Please collect your box tops and send them to school. Our FAST members will be counting them and sending them in for money they are able to spend on items for school. The bulletin board below will be tracking their progress. They will earn pizza slices throughout the year. Thank you!
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Westside FAST is now on Facebook!

Welcome to the Westside Elementary FAST Facebook page. This is a great way for us to communicate with all of you on what is going on! A few ways this page will be used and not used:

  1. It will be used to communicate about upcoming events.
  2. It will be used to get positive input on different things you think might help us.
  3. It will never be used for drama or in a negative way. You may send a private message to us that is in good taste and be respectful.
  4. Please invite other parents that have a child or children at Westside Elementary.
  5. It will be used for FAST events, not necessarily for school events that aren't FAST related.

Fundraiser 2018-2019

This year, F.A.S.T. is changing up our Westside fundraiser. We will not be selling any items, but rather holding a Fun Run on October 18. The Fun Run will be held during school, so all students can participate. You can look at how it works here. More details will be coming! If you would like to help with the event, please contact Kristina Richter, F.A.S.T. president, at krichter08@hotmail.com.

Morning Drop Off Reminder

Students line up on the blacktop each morning. Students can be dropped off at 7:50 am for morning line up on the black top. That is the time that supervision is outside. If your child is eating breakfast at school, they can be dropped off and enter the west doors at 7:45 am. Some students have been arriving before 7:30. This is unsafe, as no supervision is outside prior to 7:50. If you need to drop off your child before 7:50, please access the YMCA for their Y Kids Club daycare. Please note: Cars are not to park on the north side of the building or on the south side of the building, in the drop off lanes. These are moving lanes and the traffic flow needs to continue to move in order for everyone to safely drop off their children. If you would like to walk your child to the blacktop, please park on either side of the street on the east side of the building.

Thank you for your cooperation!

After School Dismissal

Thank you for your patience after school! The traffic is hectic and I appreciate you waiting for the lines to move. Please have patience and be safe and alert when driving near the school during dismissal times. Do not ask your student to run across the street to get in your vehicle. They are expected to use the crosswalk to get to the other side of the street. The 4th graders have started Safety Patrol. Please keep a careful eye out for them in their yellow vests, carrying their stop signs.

The Westside Daycare is located in the building to the southeast of our school. This is a private daycare and their parking lot is also private. Please do not park or use their lot for any reason. Thank you!

September Lunch and Breakfast Menus

Here are the lunch and breakfast menus at Westside. They are also posted on the district website at www.norfolkpublicschools.org.

Lunch Menu

Breakfast Menu

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Westside Music Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 7pm

801 Riverside Boulevard

Norfolk, NE

Mark your calendars! The Westside concert will be held at the Johnny Carson Theater. More details will be coming!

Westside Calendar

The Westside calendar is posted on the Norfolk Public Schools website:


7:45 am - Breakfast served in gym, enter through playground doors

8:00 am - First bell rings

8:05 am - Tardy bell rings

3:15 pm - Dismissal bell rings (M, T, Th, F)

2:00 pm - Dismissal bell rings (W)

Classroom Rules

Below are the classroom rules that are expected throughout the building. Teachers will be talking to their students about expectations in the building. Please help reinforce the importance of following these. Thank you!
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Westside Elementary School Webpage

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