The Compass

Week of February 6, 2023

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Greetings Westside Families! Our Explorers continue to exceed our expectations in numerous ways. Be sure to see some of the "bright spots" from last week below in our newsletter!

We want to SHOUT OUT our amazing substitutes who have been supporting our campus recently! Thank you Ms. Francis, Mrs. Kiszkiel, Mrs. Lies, Mr. Stenson, Mrs. Martin, Ms. Craigo and Ms. Andrews! These amazing individuals have helped maintain consistent instruction and support for students while their teachers were absent.

Reminder of our updated Check-out Policy: the latest a student can be checked out by a legal guardian will be 1:45pm (M-Th) and 12:30pm (Fridays). Please plan accordingly. Parents arriving after 1:45pm will be asked to join our normal car loop line for dismissal. Additionally, if you are checking out your child during Activity, lunch or recess, they may not have access to their backpacks and other materials. Please check with your child's teacher and avoid these times.

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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Literacy Night Sponsors Needed

Westside is looking for one or more businesses to sponsor our upcoming Literacy Night on March 2nd. If you are interested in supporting this event and earn FREE ADVERTISING from our school, please email Brianne Tison at

We would like to offer a "grab and go" meal for families that night and need monetary donations or Wal-Mart Gift Cards to purchase the food and paper products. Any amount will help!

Businesses who sponsors will receive FREE advertising on our social media, newsletters and electronic marquee!

Westside Students Explore Their Potential Every Day!

Westside is proud of our art students who were showcased in the Melbourne Square Mall art show. Here are some examples of their creativity!
Primary Students celebrated 100 days in school last week! They decorated shirts for a 100th Day Fashion Show, created posters of 100 items and much more!
Last week, students in grades 4-6 competed in our school-based Science Fair in multiple categories. Thank you to Bayside's BETA Team who served as our judges along with other community members! Congratulations to all of our Science Fair Winners who were honored at our Award Ceremony on Thursday night. Westside is proud to have 13 students who are advancing to the District Science Fair soon!
Students in grades VPK-6 took their second of three Progress Monitoring assessments recently and we are celebrating their growth! This week, students who "LEVELED UP" in their proficiency for ELA and MATH were invited to sign their names on our honor board. Way to GROW, Explorers!
Staff honored our Teacher-of-the-Year, Lindsey Artman, and Employee-of-the-Year, Tracey Parrish, at a celebration with friends and families. Westside is proud for these two outstanding individuals to represent us!
Westside also celebrated our amazing Crossing Guards on Friday for National School Crossing Guard Day! We are so thankful for these ladies who help keep our students safe traveling to and from campus each day.
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Westside's Club Corner

Monday, 2/6

  • Running Club @2:30-3:30p
  • Beginning Orchestra 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday, 2/7

  • 5th Grade BSO Trip
  • ASP 2nd-6th (7:00a)
  • Intermediate Orchestra 7:15a-8:00a
  • ASP 1st-6th (2:30-4:00p)
  • Beginning Orchestra @2:30p3:30p
  • Odyssey of the Mind @2:30p-4:30p
  • Modern Artists @2:30p-4:00p

Wednesday, 2/8

  • ASP Kinder (7:00a)
  • Chorus @2:30-3:30p
  • ASP 1st-6th (2:30-4:00p)

Thursday, 2/9

  • ASP 2nd-6th (2:30-4:00p)
  • Intermediate Orchestra @2:30p-3:30p
  • Great Van Goghs @2:30p-4:00p

Friday, 2/10

  • Super Bowl Fun Friday
  • Early Release
  • Jammers @1:30-3:00 p
  • Ceramics Club @1:30-3:00p
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Are you a small business owner or have business connections to help with recess improvements, staff appreciation and other events? If so, we'd love to connect! Email us at:

Our next meeting is February 22nd at 3:00pm in our Media Center.

You do NOT have to be a registered volunteer to attend!

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

  • February 6th-10th- Student Services Week
  • February 10th- Super Bowl Celebration Day
  • February 14th- Interims #3 Issued
  • February 15th- School Security Specialist Appreciation Day
  • February 16th- PBIS Event #3
  • February 20th- Hurricane Nicole Make Up Day
  • February 22nd- School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
  • February 27th-March 3rd- Book Fair/Literacy Week
  • March 2nd- Literacy Night Event
  • March 13th-17th- Spring Break
  • March 28th-April 5th- Booster Fun Run Week
  • April 5th- Westside Fun Run
  • April 24th- Hurricane Nicole Make Up Day