Principal's Message

  • Dear Parents,

    Thank you to Pelinti’s Pizza owners and Westside parents, Kelsie and Gabriel McKinney, for donating $600.00 to Westside Elementary after holding a Pizza With A Purpose Night on October 24th and generously donating a portion of their sales to our school. Their generous donation was directed to our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) to support the many programs and activities at Westside.

    Now that we’re two months into the school year, we’d like to see everyone into the routine of having their child(ren) in the school doors when the first bell rings (7:35 a.m. Tuesday through Friday’s and 8:35 a.m. on Mondays). This allows enough time for students to unpack their belongings and settle in before the tardy bell rings at 7:40 a.m. Having students attending school on a consistent basis makes a tremendous difference, for it means students are in school learning and teachers are able to focus on the students, instead of catching them up with instruction they missed.

    Around the first of November you will receive a conference schedule for November 8th or 14th, designating a time your child’s teacher would like to meet with you. Report cards will be given to students on November 8th at the end of the day to take home. I encourage all of our parents to attend conferences. These meetings are opportunities for the teachers to share progress being made and for parents to ask questions, developing that important parent/teacher relationship that is vital for student success.  

    Thank you for your continued support!


    Bill Newton, Principal

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