Friday Focus

West Elementary School

Friday, December 4th

Our Mission

Our mission as a school community is to ensure high levels of learning and character development for all students by providing a safe, nurturing, student centered environment.

A Pat on the Back for You!

Thank you to our wonderful cafeteria staff! You are so good to us with the extra goodies and salad bar each day! What a wonderful turkey dinner!

Thank you to Sharla and the 3rd grade team for helping ready all of the iPads for testing next week.

Upcoming Dates


Monday, December 7th-5th Grade Diagnostic Testing begins. Building Technology Committee Meeting, 3:50 p.m.

Wednesday, December 9th- Brandi at Admin meeting from 9-11 a.m.

Thursday, December 10th- 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Holiday Concert at the Miller Performing Arts Center, 1:15 p.m. School-wide Fieldtrip to Miller Center. 7:00 p.m.- Concert for Parents.

Tuesday, December 15th- SWECC fieldtrip- Meinhardt and Maloney, RTI Book Discussion- 3:50 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16th- Staff Meeting CANCELLED! Brandi at ICLE Training all day.

Tuesday, December 22nd- 9:00- Schoolwide Sing-a-long! Holiday Parties in the morning, End of Second Quarter. 3-hour early release. See Schedule Below!

Wednesday, December 23rd – Monday, January 4th- No School for students- Winter Break.

Monday, January 4th- Staff Professional Development Day.

SRI Testing Window

Please make sure that you are preparing to give your SRI again during the first 3 weeks back from break.

Interim Testing Schedule

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Meeting Reminders

12/8- Kindergarten and 1st Grade Team Meeting- 7:45 a.m.

12/8- A.L.- Staffing- Brooks, Fatherley, Chamberlain, Frank- 9:25 a.m.

12/8- H.D.- Staffing- Karr, Fatherley, Chamberlain, Frank- 10:15 a.m.

12/8-E.F.- Staffing- Riegel, Fatherley, Chamberlain, Frank- 1:00 p.m.

12/8- H.B.- Staffing- Karr, Fatherley, Chamberlain, Frank- 3:45 p.m.

12/10- 2nd Grade Team Meeting with Brandi-7:45 a.m.

Early Release Schedule for December 22nd!

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Please make sure you are marking your calendar for morning and afternoon duties! We have had several people miss duties and your help is needed! Please be there when you are assigned.
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Happy December Birthdays!

12/2- Mike Watson

12/3- Julie Horn

12/30- Debbie Mummert

12/30- Susan Rother

Four Essential Questions

  1. What do we want Students to learn?

  2. How will we know they have learned?

  3. How will we respond when they don’t learn?

  4. How will we respond when they already know?


Please make sure you are updating grades weekly so our parents have the most up-to-date picture of their student's learning. Thanks.

December Character Trait: Compassion and Kindness

Using Logical Consequences - Conscious Discipline Skills