Dear Families and Friends,
On behalf of the faculty and staff at Westside Elementary, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! I am looking forward to an exciting and productive year. Our theme for the 2017-18 school year is "HERO--Helping Each Other Reach Our Dreams". 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, and eventually, their dreams!
This will be the 4th year at Westside Elementary where all students receive a free breakfast and a free lunch. 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. Our SAC Team will meet four times this year: September 5th, November 7th, February 6th, and May 1st. We meet at 8 AM in the media center. We would LOVE to see you there!
I would like to invite all of our students and families to our Open House on Tuesday, August 8, from 11 AM-1 PM. Please let us "Roll out the red carpet" to our Super Families! We had 85% of our families attend for the 2016-17 school year, and we know this year will be another great opportunity for our teachers to 'meet and greet' their new students. This is a wonderful way to begin our school year, as it shows the support and commitment our families have for Westside Elementary.
It is a privilege to be a part of this Super School family. Thank you for your support and I am looking forward to the new school year!
Kelly A. Horne
Helping Each Other Reach Our Dreams