GATOR GAZETTE

Westgate Elementary Monthly Newsletter

October 2, 2020

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October

1 & 2 - School

3 - 402 BBQ Day for Westgate Families S 84th St - 402 BBQ will donate 10% of your order to

the Westgate Community Club.

5 - Virtual Gator Assembly-Recorded Video of Assembly will be shared with families after school

7 - Scooter's Day for Westgate Families at 84th & F location -30% of profits returned to Westgate

13-Westgate Community Club Meeting @ 6:00 and Title I Parent Meeting

14, 15, and 16 - NO SCHOOL due to Parent -Teacher Communication

22 - Picture Retakes - 9 am

November


25-27 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Symptoms Tracker

Children’s COVID-19 Help Line

402-955-3200

Visit ChildrensOmaha.org/Symptoms to access Children’s COVID-19 Symptom Checker, an online assessment tool developed by Children’s to help parents and supplement our 24/7 COVID-19 Help Line.

Annual Title One Parent Meeting-October 13th @ 6:00

Interested in learning a bit more about Westgate Elementary and what it means to be a Title 1 School? During this meeting we will talk about Title One Requirements, building goals, and gather feedback from stakeholders. The Web-Ex link will be sent to all families prior to the meeting for you to join virtually. This meeting will take place in conjunction with our monthly Community Club Meeting!

Unified Fishing - October 20th


Below is a link for our first Unified Activity of the year, scheduled for Oct 20th, 5:30 at Towl Park. This will be an outdoor socially distanced event and participants required to wear a mask
https://www.smore.com/4bsud
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Social Skills for October

Asking Permission

Accepting Feedback

Staying on Task

Working with Others





Expectations for October

Assemblies

Technology

Classroom

Special Events/Guests/Parties

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START TIME: 8:30 A.M.


Our instructional school day will start at 8:30 a.m. Doors will be 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.!

Reminder - Free and Reduced Lunch Forms

Free/Reduced Applications - Applications for free/reduced meals must be completed every year regardless of whether you qualified in the past. Forms are available on-line now and anytime at wcsapplyforfreelunch.heartlandapps.com .

Free After School Club @ Do Space!

This is a brand new, virtual After School Club we've recently launched at Do Space for elementary and middle school kids. Each session explores STEAM activities with kids -- including coding tutorials, engineering and making, design, and digital art. This program is totally free and hosted on Zoom every weekday afternoon except Fridays. Do Space is located in Omaha, but it's our hope this program benefits kids across Nebraska. You can find more information here: https://dospace.org/afterschool/.

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Holiday Assistance

If you are in need of upcoming Holiday Assistance,

please contact our School Social Worker, April Anderson,

to find out about local programs at 402-408-8914 or

anderson.april@westside66.net

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WESTSIDE COMMUNITY COUNCIL CLOTHING DRIVE

The Westside Community Council is in need of gently used clothing and winter gear items to help stock The Westside Clothing Closet. Contactless drop off will take place at The Westside Resource Center; Pipal Park Community Center (north side of Westgate Elementary) October 9th (9:00am - 11:00am & 4:00pm -6:00pm) and 10th (10:00am-12:00pm).


We are looking for these gently used items, sizes K-12th grade (kids and young adult)
* Gloves, Hats, Scarves
* Fleece jackets
* Windbreakers/Jackets
* Hoodies
* Winter Clothes
* Sneakers
* Socks
* NEW in package undergarments
* Snow Pants
* Winter Coats

Donated items will be made available through the Westside Community Council to families in our district who are in need of such clothing.

We appreciate your generosity!

The Westside Community Council

Questions; contact Jessica at cogswell2@gmail.com

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Returning Student Registration Video Tutorial 20-21

Please click on this and watch the video on how to complete the Returning Student Registration. Keeping your child(ren)'s information updated is critically important.