The Westside Wonder

Westside Parent Newsletter

November 16, 2020

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Westside teachers will meet the needs of each individual in a student-centered classroom by:

  • Encouraging a growth mindset

  • Maintaining high expectations through a hands-on, engaging rigorous curriculum for ALL students

  • Providing a safe, positive, and loving environment

  • Creating independent thinkers


Westside Elementary invests in the whole child academically, socially, and emotionally to prepare them for success in their everyday lives.
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Happy Thanksgiving! We feel thankful, grateful, and blessed to be a part of your child's life! Have a safe and healthy holiday!

Instruction at Westside!


  • If you have any transportation changes, please make sure that you let Ms. Donna know by 2:40. This helps ensure that she has enough time to alert teachers of the changes.

  • Students will need to complete 1 literacy, 1 math, & 1 science assignment on our blended day, Monday, November 23rd through Google Classroom! Each child will need to complete assignments before they return from Thanksgiving break to count as attendance for the blended learning day.

  • Remember! The car rider line is a cell phone free zone!

  • When you drop your children off in the morning please make sure you are pulling all the way up to the car in front of you! Since you are screening your children at home you may give us a thumbs up and then your child may exit the car. They do not have to wait for a staff member to open the door for them! Hopefully, this will speed up our drop off. Car rider drop if will begin at 7:25.

  • Instruction begins at 7:40 and the tardy bell rings at 7:50. If you arrive past 7:50, please walk your child to the doors so you can sign them into the office.

  • 3-5 parents, your child is provided with 3 masks by the district! We are noticing that some bus riders are forgetting to bring their masks each day! Please remind your child to bring a mask for bus riders!

  • Parents will be able to come eat lunch with their child at our outdoor picnic area.

  • Please head over to our website to sign up for E-Notes. This will allow you to receive the weekly parent newsletter by email.

Important Dates

November 16th- Progress Reports

November 23rd- Blended Learning ( no students on campus)

November 24-27th- Thanksgiving Break

December 1-4th- ACT Aspire Interim II

December 4th- Virtual Spelling Bee

December 8th- Picture Makeup Day

December 18th- Spirit Day

December 22nd- End of 2nd 9 weeks

COVID Survey

As part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in partnership with the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas has developed this Parent/Guardian Survey for soliciting family input on what is working now and what may be considered for the future.

Important Note from Coach May!

Coach May is our transportation director and wanted to share the following information.

Any student not riding their regular bus must have a note that is signed by the office. We have several students each day that we are having to try and call parents to make sure they are going to the right place.

A Note from Nurse Gina!

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District Point of Contact

If your child is potentially exposed to COVID-19 and you have concerns about what to do, call our district's Point of Contact, Nurse Kristi Williams at (501) 581-1191.
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Sweatshirt Order

We are ordering sweatshirts to help support our PTO. Click the links to order! Forms will be coming home on Monday!

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4th Grade TAG Community Service Project

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Counseling Corner

It is the week before Thanksgiving break and I want you all to know I am thankful for each and everyone of your children. They bring so much joy and laughter to our school! I hope you all have a wonderful and restful holiday!

This week K-2 will be coming to counseling with me! We are talking about how to love ourselves the way we are! Here are some great tips to help your child build their confidence.

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Struggling Reader?

Click the link below to see how to help your child!

Word of the Month

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Subs are Needed!

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