Westridge 5th graders

went to Salt Lake to visit the

JA (Junior Achievement) Biz Town.

 

January 18th - Geography Bee 

January 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. No School

January 22nd - Professional Development Day No School

January 28th - NAEP Testing 4th Grade

January 30th - Boys Maturation 1:00 5th Grade / 2:00 6th Grade

January 31st - Girls Maturation 1:00 5th Grade / 2:00 6th Grade

 

Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for the winter weather.They will be outside unless the temperature is 18 degrees or colder.  They will be allowed in if it is raining or snowing to the point they will be wet and miserable.

PCSD Snow Procedures

As we move into the winter season, we wanted to remind everyone of the snow procedures for when weather may affect the school day.  As in previous years, there are multiple options for adjusting the school day due to weather: below bench bus pickup, 2 hour late start and school cancellation.

As a reminder, the following are the steps that will be followed each morning to determine any action that may need to be taken:

  • Beginning the night before, district officials will monitor forecasted weather conditions and begin the process of notifying district personnel of their assignment for the following morning.
  • Snow removal crews will be dispatched in the early morning hours to clear parking lots. Please be aware that while crews work overnight on school parking lots throughout the district, if the snow accumulation is non-stop, it is difficult to stay on top of.  Our plow drivers work hard to make it to each of our 18 school sites to prepare the parking lots for school.
  • Beginning in the early morning hours, district officials will begin discussing road conditions with Provo City.  This is valuable information that the district receives from plow drivers across the city.
  • A crew of drivers will circulate throughout the city between 4 and 5 a.m. to get a more thorough picture of driving conditions. While we will never be able to see all of the side streets and cul-de-sacs, we should be able to get a bigger view than just the streets traveled by district transportation vehicles.
  • The decision will be made to be open or to delay school by 5:30 a.m. Then, by 5:45 a.m., this information will be posted on the district website and on district social media sites. Please be advised that if weather conditions change, a different decision may follow. Should cancellation, late start or below bench pickup be needed, parents will receive a phone call around 6 a.m. to notify them of the change in schedule.  We strive to be proactive in our communication: if there seems to be the possibility that people are wondering whether or not school will be in session, we will issue a statement one way or another.

As always, when there is inclement weather, parents are encouraged to do what they feel is in the best interest of their children.  Student absences and tardies due to inclement weather will be excused, but we ask that parents still communicate with the school that their child will be absent.

 Crystal Apple Award Winner - Miss Bonnett

 

5th Grade 

 

 
 
 

 

Attention Parents:  Please go in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account and update your child(ren)'s information, which will give them permission to use technology (computers, chromebooks, ipads, etc.) during the school year.

 

Information on How to Register a New Student 

If you need to register a student who has not attended a school in Provo School District this year, please follow the instructions below: 

Start the registration process at grades.provo.edu.

Choose the "New Student Registration" tab and fill out the information requested.  The pre-registration information will be sent to the school.  You will then receive an email from the school with information on how to complete the registration process.

If you don't have access to a computer and/or internet, please come to the school and use one of our computers.   

If your child has attended a school in Provo School District, please follow the instructions below:

 To complete registration for a new student or a student who previously attended a school in Provo School districtyou will need to bring in the following:

-  Proof of Address  (i.e.:  Provo City Utilities, Mortgage or Rental Agreement)

 - Birth Certificate 

-  Immunization

We will not accept your child's registration unless we have all of the above turned in. 

Miss Giles Class of Olympians

Our Wonderful Secretary & Office Assistants

 

100th Day of School 

 

 

Kindergarten Reptile Show

Geography Bee Winners

1st Place - Clark Nielsen

2nd Place - Jonah Wihongi

3rd Place - Alyssa Sorensen, Jason Carter, and Jason Stocking

 

 

Westridge Expectations

Holiday Fun

 


 

 

 

 

Mini Grant Winners

Congratulations to our 4th grade team for winning a Foundation Mini Grant! They will be purchasing items for their weather unit. They will use the weather tools to measure and record data about air pressure, temperature, cloud-cover, precipitation, wind speed, etc., and use this data to predict weather changes.

 

Food Drive

Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Rigby and Mr. Nance  are great sports to take a pie in their faces!! The students earned this  reward by bringing in 2,738 cans of food for the Utah Food Bank.

Congratulations Westridge!

Costume Parade  -  Oct. 31st @ 1:30 p.m.

Parents are invited to school to view the Westridge Costume Parade. Parents should gather outside, behind the school on the edges of the blacktop to view the parade. Teachers and staff will gather the children from their classrooms, and go outside for the parents to see the parade.

Class parties will be held after the parade. 

Parents, please note school rules about costumes:

No masks
No gore
No weapons

*If you have questions, please call the front office. (801) 374-4870

Internet Safety Week

 

 

Carnival Fun

 

 

Back To School Night - August 14th from 6-6:30 for All Students

Come and meet your teacher!

First Day of School is August 15th for 1st - 6th Grades

Tuesday - Thursday, August 15th - 17th will be 1:30 early out. Friday, August 18th will be a usual Friday early out.  Also, 1st grade only will be early out August 21st - 25th. 

Kindergarten Students First Day August 22nd

Important Dates for the 2017-18 School Year

 

 

Christmas Break                                                     Dec 18th - January 2nd

Civil Rights Day No School                                      January 15th

Teacher Training No School                                       January 16th

SEP Conferences                                                   February 7th - 9th

Presidents Day No School                                        February 19th

Spring Break                                                             April 2nd - 6th

Teacher training No School                                       April 9th

Field Day & Last Day Of Kindergarten                       May 24th

Last Day Of School                                                   May 25th

 

District Response to 13 Reasons Why Netflix Series

Dear Parents,

There has been a lot of concern around the message and potential impact of 13 Reasons Why, a series on Netflix based on a 2007 book by Jay Asher. The series revolves around 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says in some way were part of why she killed herself. Each tape recounts painful events in which one or more of the 13 individuals played a role and glamorizes suicide. The content is rated TV-MA, which designates “unsuitable for children under the age of 17.” The series includes graphic scenes involving drugs, bullying, rape and suicide. See link for more information about content IMDB Parent Guide. Netflix has announced that a second season is in production.

Greg Hudnall, Executive Director of Hope4Utah and a well-known suicide expert in the state of Utah said, “the series is harmful for impressionable teens. In the long run, it can cause more trauma and more pain for a child.” His concern is based on the following things:
The Netflix Series:

  • Offers no solutions to problems and challenges
  • Does not educate people about suicide
  • Could lead to more trauma and death

We strive to take a very proactive approach when it comes to suicide prevention in our schools and community and we’d like to share some resources that are available to help.

The message we want to share is that help is available. If you have further questions or concerns please contact your school’s Counselor or Social Worker.

Teacher Spotlight

My name is Shanna Bonnett and I have taught here at Westridge for 14 years, 7 years in 2nd grade and 7 years in 3rd grade.  I grew up on Grandview Hill here in Provo and attended Westridge from K-6th with Mr. Jackman as my 6th grade teacher.  I went to SUU for college down in Cedar City but my favorite team to cheer for will always be BYU.  I love spending with my nieces and nephew, shopping, hiking the Y, the 4th of July and camping at Flaming Gorge.  My favorites are pork salad from Cafe, a Pixie from Sodalicious, and flower sugar cookie from Smart Cookie...YUM, YUM. Westridge is a great place and I'm so happy to have such great friends and many awesome kids over the years. Go Wildcats!!


Teacher Spotlight

Hello! My name is Katrina Shultz and I teach 1st grade here at Westridge! I love being a Wildcat! Before teaching at Westridge, I taught in West Jordan and in Guangzhou, China. While working in Guangzhou, I was able to travel to Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, and Macau. I hope to go to South Korea and Japan next summer! My favorite subject is math but I love to read. The Harry Potter series is my favorite group of books and I try to reread them every year. I’ve enjoyed my time here at Westridge and I’m looking forward to a great rest of the year!

DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that you are *already* a member of the Westridge PTO?      All parents and caregivers of Westridge students are automatically members of the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization), no dues required! The PTO supports parents, teachers, and students at Westridge, and the Co-presidents this year are Shelley Graham and Wendy Jessop.


There are so many small ways you can help out your school! To find out more information, you can:
1. Follow our Facebook page, Westridge Elementary PTO
2. Send us an email at ptowestridge@gmail.com
3. Attend one of the short, monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. (The dates in the green squares on your official Westridge Elementary Calendar)


With your help, this will be a GREAT year!