Dear Families and Friends,
On behalf of the faculty and staff at Westside Elementary, I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year. Our faculty and staff believe that we must all work together to help our students reach their full potential. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by making it a priority that they arrive on time and attend school daily. This will help to ensure students are not missing valuable instruction time that will help them reach their goals.
This will be our 3rd year at Westside Elementary where all students receive a free breakfast and a free lunch. We qualified last year through a USDA formula that converted our free and reduced lunch status to 100%. Last year, on average, we served breakfast to 350 students. Research has shown that beginning the day with a well-balanced breakfast increases concentration and success in school.
I would like to invite you to join our School Advisory Committee (SAC), volunteer in classrooms, and/or participate in school events and activities throughout the school year. Our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to our school’s programs.
I would like to thank all of our families that attended our Open House. We had 85% of our families attend for the 2015-2016 school year. This is a wonderful way to begin our school year. This shows the support and commitment our families have for Westside Elementary.
It is a privilege to be a part of this school family. Thank you for your support and I am looking forward to the new school year!
Kelly A. Horne
“Coming together, sharing together, working together, succeeding together!”