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Paddock Road Monthly Newsletter

May 3, 2019

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Calendar Reminders

May 3rd - Kindergarten Roundup 9:00-11:15am

May 7th - 9:00am 5th,6th Grade Band/Strings Concert

May 7th - 6:30pm PRCC Meeting

May 14th - Planet Sub Night

May 23rd - Field Day/All School Picnic/ Lunches:K-2-12:12:30, 3-6-12:30-1:00

May 24th - Last Day of School 1:00pm Dismissal.

Returning Student Registration

Returning Student Registration

Starting this year, May is the time to get current students registered for the 2019-2020 school year!

To get started, login to your parent PowerSchool account at Then click on the Returning Student Registration button. Remember that the registration must be completed for each returning Westside student in your home.

Once you're finished, your child will be registered for the 2019-2020 school year, and we will have up-to-date contact information for back-to-school communication this summer.

What if I forgot my PowerSchool account login information?

You can reset your password using the “Forgot Username or Password?” link on the login page ( Please be aware that the recovery email will be sent to the email address you used to create the account, which may not be your current email address.

If you need further assistance with your account, please email or call 402-390-2100.

End of the Year

Paddock Road Families,

As we come to the end of this academic year, it is with great pride that I can look back at the many achievements of all of our students. They have worked extremely hard and it has shown by the growth they have made both academically and socially.

I would like to thank the Paddock Road staff for their hard work this year. Every school year comes with its own set of challenges and demands, and they have embraced the year with tremendous positivity and passion to continue to provide the best education and environment for our students.

I would also like to thank our families for their support this year. A great deal of what we do in school cannot be achieved without you. Additionally, I would like to thank our Paddock Road Community Club and the many volunteers who worked so hard to provide countless opportunities for our students and staff. From individuals who volunteer their time and talents in our classrooms, to the parents who lead our committees and plan our events, everyone's contribution benefits our children and our school.

Last, I would like to acknowledge some of our staff members who will be moving on to new opportunities next year. Please help me thank them for all of their efforts serving the Paddock Road community. They will be greatly missed! Please have a safe and happy summer and we will see you all back next year on August 14th!

Mr. Becker

Staffing Updates:

Mrs. Dowse (Library) - Mrs. Dowse will be serving the students of Loveland/Westgate next school year.

Mrs. Wrighton (Art) - Mrs. Wrighton will be serving the students of Loveland/Westgate next school year.

Mrs. Friesen (EY) - Mrs. Friesen will be moving to Westbrook as their new reading coordinator.

Mr. Ninemire (PE) - Mr. Ninemire has accepted a position with DC West Schools, teaching PE and serving as High School Girls Basketball Coach.

Mrs. Brooks (Instructional Coach) - Mrs. Brooks will be moving to the high school, teaching biology.

Mrs. Muessel (Educational Assistant) - Mrs. Muessel will be moving on to new career opportunities.

Mrs. Miskimins (Educational Assistant) - Mrs. Miskimins will be Student Teaching for Westside Community Schools.

Ms. Marino (Educational Assistant) - Ms. Marino Student Teaching for Westside Community Schools.

Ms. Pratt (Educational Assistant) - Ms. Pratt will be finishing her graduate studies work in Occupational Therapy.

End Of Year Checklist…

As we approach the end of the school year, here are some reminders for parents:

• Keep lunch accounts at a positive balance. Negative balances MUST be paid IMMEDIATELY.

All lunch accounts need to be at a zero or positive balance. Lunch balances, including 6th grade, will carry over to next school year

  • We have moved the lost and found to a table near the front doors for these last few weeks of school. Please check the lost and found to see if anything belongs to you. All items left will be donated.

  • Pick-up medications/inhalers (prescription & non-prescription) from the health office. Items not claimed by May 24th will be disposed of. A parent must pick up items.

  • School items at home - please check around the house for any school property that may have been borrowed during the school year.

• Update student records (address, phone numbers, etc.) If your child will not attend Paddock Road next year, please contact the main office so that we may plan accordingly.

Paddock Road Community Club

Please join your fellow Paddock Road Parents at the LAST Community Club meeting of the year!

We will be wrapping up the 2018/2019 school year next Tuesday, May 7th, in the Media Center @ 6:30pm (childcare provided)

Please come and share your thoughts and vote with us on items we will present at the end of the year school assembly.

We will be voting on:

  • Teacher of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Good Neighbor Award

If you have not been added to the *NEW* Paddock Road Community Club Facebook page and would like an invite, please email us

A HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful parents for helping throughout the school year! We couldn’t do it without YOU! Cheers to 2019/2020!

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2019 Westside Middle School Show Choir Camp

Sign up for the Show Choir Camp Below

Are You on Facebook?

Are you on Facebook? Do you wish you were better informed about our school and how things get done? Please join the Paddock Road Community Club Facebook group! PRCC is the school’s PTA/ PTO. Get involved in Paddock’s Success!

Free Comic Book Day

See the flyer below!
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EY Announcement

The Excellence In Youth Team is proud to announce Mia D as the most recent recipient of the Digital Dozen award! This award is presented to students who earn 12 of the digital badges on the EY Blog (, which is available to students district-wide. It takes self-motivation, grit, and determination to earn these badges and we are proud of your accomplishment!

Congratulations, Mia!

~The EY Team

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By law, all incoming 7th graders must present evidence of having a complete physical examination, updated immunizations (Tdap is required by state law), and a dental exam prior to entering school. For missing immunizations, state law allows us to accept only valid medical exemption forms, signed by a physician or notarized religious exemption forms. A signed waiver form from parents/guardian refusing to provide physical exam documentation is also required. All forms are available from the District’s ABC Welcome Center.

Physicians may print out results of the physical exam and immunizations on their forms, or parents may print the 7th grade health physical exam form from the WMS website found in the “Health Information” area. Exams must be completed anytime after March 1, 2019, and before school starts in the Fall. Students planning to participate in sports must have a physical dated after May 1, 2019.

If your child has a chronic condition such as asthma, diabetes, or epilepsy, a health action plan is required. Asthma action plans must be completed and signed by a doctor and may be found on the WMS website in the “Health Information” area or picked up from the WMS main office. I will be checking my email periodically during the summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Melissa Smith, or contact the main office at WMS for general information.

Unified Basketball Event

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Westgate/Hillside Unified Field Games

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Sign Up For Unified Field Games Below!

Planet Sub TAGG it Tuesday!

TAGG it Tuesday!
Planet Sub and TAGG​ are working together to make ​Every

Tuesday​ night a fundraising night! Planet Sub will donate 15% of your purchase to Paddock Road when you TAGG your receipt.

8990 West Center Road

New to TAGG? Go to and start TAGGing for Paddock Road!