Happy Groundhog Day

Mrs. Karlsven's Class 

100 Day 



Teacher Spotlight

My name is Natalie Jacobus.  You might know me better as Miss Bruening, but I got married in June and changed my last name! I was born in Israel, lived there for four years, lived in Texas for a year, and lived in Michigan until I was 18. I then attended BYU. Now I get to teach! I love teaching at Westridge.  I taught 6th grade for three years and now I am teaching 5th grade. I absolutely love it! 5th graders are always entertaining and make each day exciting.  When I'm not teaching, I'm usually playing tennis with my husband, reading a book, or watching MSU beat other teams. Thanks, Westridge, for making me excited to come to work every day! 

Mrs. Sessions' class went skiing at Sundance!


The 5th grade would like to share the winners of the STEM activity we recently did, racing self-made Maglev cars.  

 1st place:  Zander Armstrong & Kymani Mika

 2nd place: Trey Johnson & Luke Murdock

 3rd place: Kade Jessop

 4th place: Jeremy Hall 

We need a new Crossing Guard!

Click here if you are interested in more information. To apply for the job online, go to www.provocity.jobs. You can apply in person at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, UT 84601.


Kindness Poster Winners

McKinley Jorgensen

Smith Jeffery

Annie Grover

Zach Wakefield

Pie in the Face

Our goal was to donate 2,000 "cans" of food. Students brought their donations and exceeded the goal. Three lucky students were able to throw pies in the face of Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Reader, and Mr. Barker.   It was a lot of fun for the students to watch! 

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


My name is Nicole Johnson. This is my second year teaching third grade at Westridge Elementary School and I love being in such a warm and welcoming place! I grew up in Portland, Oregon where the trees are green and the rain is plenty! I graduated from BYU and I love cheering on the Cougs. I also enjoy skiing, soccer, and sight seeing. My ideal day would include a trip to the Oregon coast for some famous clam chowder, followed by a few hours skiing Utah's slopes, and ending in front of a warm fire with good food and family.  I'm so excited for the year ahead! GO WILDCATS! 




Teacher Spotlight


Hi my name is Lisa Hatch. I have been teaching sixth grade at Westridge for 5 years. I love teaching and I love my students, past and present! Currently, I am working on my Master's degree in education and administrative license and will graduate in April. If you see me looking a little frazzled, that is why! Originally I am from Las Vegas so I much prefer the summer heat to the winter. I went to school at BYU and even did a semester abroad in Spain. I am married and have two children. My family is my whole world. I really like to bake, play with my kids, and eat at Cafe Rio. :) My favorite author is Mary Higgins Clark, my favorite treat is chocolate chip cookies, and my favorite subject is math. Westridge is a wonderful place and I am happy to call it my home away from home!

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!

Kindness Week

 Fake an Injury Day!

 Fake an Injury day was awesome!  What a great way to represent the inward hurts that inappropriate internet use can cause!



4th Grade Field Trip 

State Capital and This Is The Place





Westridge  Teacher Spotlight

Hi! My name is Lizzy Soffe, 5th grade teacher at Westridge! I've taught 5th grade my whole career, and I love everything about it! My favorite subjects to teach are Social Studies and Math, and I love seeing students get excited about learning. I'm married to a wonderful man, and we love all things Justice League and adventure. I play violin, love reading and taking naps, and have a pretty amazing whistle. I'm loving the staff and students at Westridge and all the hard work and collaboration that I see. Go Wildcats!





Westridge Carnival Fun 



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!