Panther Press

February 2022

Upcoming Events

February

14 Valentine’s Class Parties 2:40-3:15pm (Sp Ev)

18 No School - Teacher Work Day

21 Professional Learning - No School

22 PL Community Club Meeting 6:30 pm

22 6th Grade Solo/Group Night WMS 6:30 pm

25 Lancer’s Night



You can link to the on-line calendar at: https://calendar.google.com/calendar/r/month?tab=mc

Student Council News

*CANDY SUCKER SALES WILL BE FEBRUARY 8TH - 11TH, AND THEY WILL BE PASSED OUT ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH. THEY ARE $0.50 A PIECE AND YOU CAN ORDER AS MANY AS YOU WANT. ORDER FORMS WERE SENT HOME THIS WEEK.


*THE STUDENT COUNCIL STORE WILL BE OPEN ON FRIDAY’S, STARTING THIS FRIDAY THE 28TH AT 8:15 FACILITATED BY OUR NEW STUDENT COUNCIL REPS. PLEASE STOP BY!

Valentine Parties

On February 14th, each classroom will have a Valentines Party. The party will be planned and facilitated by the community club room parent and one volunteer. Look for information from the room parent for volunteering donations and items needed This year the room parent and one volunteer will assist in the classroom for the party. We thank you for helping our kiddos have a fun party!

No school Feb 18 and Feb 21

Meal Account Reminder

Please keep in mind that any extra meal items students choose to take, which are not included in a regular full meal, are deducted from their accounts. The following items are common charges that may be accruing:


Extra Milk or Milk Only - $.50

Water - $.50

Extra Fruit - $.50

Extra Main - $1.20


Many students have a negative balance. Daily emails are sent to those families.

Regular full school lunches are still free to all students throughout the 2021-22 school year.

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Enrollment Information For 2022 - 2023 School Year

Student In-District Transfer Requests for the 2022-23 School Year

If you are a District resident who would like your K-6 child(ren) to attend an elementary school other than the school that serves your attendance area for next school year, you must submit a completed In-District Transfer (IDT) Request form to the Office of Student Services for review.

The District gives priority to families living within the District prior to placing Option Enrollment applicants who reside outside the District. We must receive a Student In-District Transfer Request form no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15 for your request to be considered prior to our placement of Option Enrollment students.

IDT forms are available at the ABC Building and our District website. Click here to complete the form electronically. An IDT request form must be completed for any child starting kindergarten next year who has one or more siblings currently attending a school outside their home attendance area. Transfers are approved or denied based on available space and other resources. If you have questions about the in- district transfer process, please call 402-390-2107.

Kindergarten Enrollment for District Residents

Do you live in the District and have a child who will be ready for Kindergarten this fall? Do you know of other Westside residents with children who will be ready to start school in August?

Kindergarten enrollment for 2022-23 school year begins January 24. Parents of eligible students should go to westside66.org to begin the enrollment process as early as possible on or after January 24.

Students entering kindergarten for 2022-23 must be five years old by July 31, 2022. Parents may opt to hold their children out of kindergarten for an additional year. However, Nebraska state law mandates that a child who reaches six years of age prior to January 1 of the then-current school year must be enrolled in school.

If you have questions, you may call the Westside Welcome Center at 402-390-2100.

Requirements for Early Admission to Kindergarten

In accordance with Nebraska Statute 79-214, the Westside Community Schools allows for admission of children residing in the District as early entrance kindergarteners through a locally designed testing program. Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance must turn five between August 1 and October 15, 2022. For further information regarding early entrance to kindergarten, please call 402-390-3303.

Kindergarten Enrollment for Non-District Residents

If you live outside the District and have a child eligible for kindergarten who has a sibling currently attending a Westside elementary school through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an Option Enrollment Application. Westside’s Office of Student Services must receive Option Enrollment Applications no later than 4:00 p.m. on March 15. The application form is available at the ABC Building (909 S. 76th Street) and our district website or Click here to complete the form electronically.

Under Option Enrollment statutes, first priority for admission is given to siblings who seek to attend in the District where an older sibling is already enrolled, provided an Option Enrollment form is submitted by March 15 and provided that there is space available in a requested building and grade level. In you have questions, please call 402-390-2107.

Preschool Peer Models Wanted  2022-23 school year
Prairie Lane Night at the Lancers!

Follow this link to join us on February 25!

Spread the Word: Inclusion

The first Wednesday of March marks a day to celebrate the Spread the Word: Inclusion campaign.

More information can be found at www.spreadtheword.global

Cold Weather Is Here!

Winter is here. Please make sure your child brings appropriate clothing every day. Students must wear coats, sweatshirts or long sleeves outdoors if the temperature is below 5o degrees.

Recess will be outside if the “feels like” temperature is 10 or above. Doctor’s notes are required for students to stay inside due to illness.

PLEASE NOTE: When there is snow on the ground, students can play in the snow if they have boots AND snow pants. Otherwise they will play on the blacktop.

Artsonia


PARENTS! Connect to Prairie Lane Elementary School using Artsonia to receive important updates on your child's art classroom activity.

You can browse to www.artsonia.com/parents and enter this Parent Code: RNS942T9


Mrs. Melisa Brezina

Art Teacher

Prairie Lane and Rockbrook Elementary

Prairie Lane: 402.390.6470

EY News


Here is your January Recap. Enjoy!



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LOST and FOUND

Please ask your children if they are missing their winter coat, hat, gloves, sweatshirt, sweater or water bottle, because we probably have them. Feel free to also call to schedule a time if you would like to check the lost and found. Thank you.

New lending library in school lobby. Borrow or Keep any book you like!
We're Hiring for the 2022-23 school year!
Family Resource Center available to all who need help. Food Panty and Clothing Closet. Call April Anderson 402-408-8914
Omaha Food Bank Backpack program provides food for children when school is not in session.  Contact Miss Morrissey at 402-390'6470.
Attendance Matters!


PAWSitive Rules:

Be Responsible, Respectful and Safe