The Compass

Week of April 25, 2022

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Hello Westside Families! We had such an exciting last week! Can you believe we are down to only 24 more days of school? In the next month, we will focus on end-of-year assessments of student knowledge including i-Ready diagnostics and FSA. We have seen so much growth in our students and can't wait for them to prove it on these data points!

This week has a few exciting things happening! First, we are celebrating the staff of our Brevard After School (Mrs. Knowles, Ms. Bricker, and Mrs. Aguair). If your child participates, be sure to let them know how much you appreciate their efforts.

Next, we are finally having the anticipated "Duct Tape the Principals to the Wall" event on Friday for reaching our fundraising goal! It is sure to be an exciting time and we could use some registered volunteers to help (email Mrs. Knowles @

Last, Talent Show filming begins this week. If your child was selected, they received a notice on Friday about their filming date. If you have questions please reach to your teacher. Be sure your child is ready to perform!

Fourth nine week's interims will be coming home on Friday. There will also be information for all current 2nd-4th grade students about a Summer STEAM Workshop. Please review both and return them to school on Monday.

Thank you to the handful of families that have donated $10 gift cards for Staff Appreciation Week! We still need quite a few more, so if you are able, please reach out to me OR you can simply drop them off in the front office. Popular choices are: Amazon, Target, Dunkin, Walmart, and Chick-fil-A. We hope to gift each staff member one during the week of May 9-13.

Thank you for your continued support. Have a wonderful week!

~Mrs. Stephanie Woodbury, Principal

(321) 956-5050 or

Learning S'more Each Day!

Mrs. Cruz-Martinez brought the experience of making S'mores to her students who had never done it before! They were thrilled and now have a new vocabulary to build upon!

Purple Up for Military Kids!

This week we honored students whose parents/guardians are active duty. We recognize them because they have to be brave, flexible and supportive while their guardian helps to protect our nation. Mr. Parrish presented each child with a special certificate. Here are just a few of the photos...check out our Facebook page for the entire set!

Earth Day at Westside

Explorers had a fantastic time on Earth Day learning about how to protect our Earth and engage in some fun earth-friendly activities! Mrs. McKinney and Mrs. Ceasar had students planting, carrying, harvesting, smelling, making seed pockets, drawing, coloring, and picking up trash around our campus. Check out these smiles!

Dr. Mullins and Mrs. Campbell Visit Westside

Our school was honored to host a visit from our District Superintendent, Dr. Mullins, and School Board Member, Katye Campbell. We were able to showcase how engaged our students are in learning and our one-of-a-kind steel drum band, the Jammers!

FSA Begins Next Week!

We are just a week away from FSA testing for grades 3rd-6th. Help support your child's success by ensuring they are here and on time each of the days listed. Students with IEPs or 504s may test on alternate days.

3rd Grade

  • Math May 5th and 6th

4th Grade

  • ELA May 3rd and May 4th
  • Math May 5th and 6th

5th Grade

  • ELA May 3rd and May 4th
  • Math May 5th and 6th
  • Science May 16th & 17th

6th Grade
  • ELA May 3rd and May 4th
  • Math May 5th and 6th

Upcoming Events

  • April 29th- 4th Quarter Interims Posted
  • May 2nd- ELO Window Opens for applicants
  • May 2nd-6th- FSA Testing for 3rd-6th
  • May 9-13th- Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 23rd- K-2 Awards Ceremony
  • May 24th- 3-5 Awards Ceremony
  • May 25th- 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • May 26th- Last Day of School for Students/Report Cards Issued
  • June 6th- Title 1 Summer STEAM Sessions Week 1
  • June 13th- Title 1 Summer STEAM Sessions Week 2
  • June 20th- Title 1 Science Fair Workshop