May 3 - 4th Grade Field Trip
Posted-November 11, 2014
If you have any questions about the recess guidelines and the "School Flag Program", please click here for information from www.airnow.gov/schoolflag.
We check the air quality every morning and post a flag on the flag pole according to the air quality found at http://www.airquality.utah.gov.
Comcast Cares Day
Comcast Cares Day is an opportunity for a double win for Westridge--service provided by you to spruce up the building AND a cash donation from Comcast for every volunteer that participates! (Great opportunity for scouts and youth groups!) You can pre-register by returning the form sent home last week or by going online to www.comcastinthecommunity.com.
Registration can be done in-person the day of the event, but if you pre-register by April 15th, you'll get a T-shirt when you check in on April 30.
We will be using any money generated toward replacing the 101 outdated and un-securable computers that will be removed from the building by the end of the school year. These are the computers you currently see in the library, as well as our three mobile computer labs and some computers in teachers' classrooms (although no teachers are losing their laptop computers). Thanks for your service and for helping us find ways to replace these computers!
CHADD OF UTAH
Utah County AD/HD Support Group
For parents or educators of children with AD/HD and/or adults with AD/HD.
Thursday, APRIL 14, 2016
7:00pm - 8:30pm
at Provo City Library, 550 North University Ave., Provo
Young-Card Room #308
Eileen Jacobson, M.S.
Neurofeedback: An Alternative Treatment for Attention Issues
Hope and Kindness Week--April 11-15
Monday: "Be a lifesaver. Who's been a lifesaver for you?" We'll kick of the week with an assembly, distribute lifesaver candies, and hand out HOPE bracelets for students to wear all week.
Tuesday: "Crazy about Kindness!" (Crazy Hair Day)
Wednesday: "Pull your friends away from hard times." (Play tug of war at lunch recess.)
Thursday: "Turn your back on being unkind!" (Wear clothes backward.
Friday: "Be cool, be calm, be kind" (Wear blue.)
5th Grade Field Trip To The Zoo
BYU sTEm After School Programafter-school sTEm club at BYU, beginning Monday, March 7th. This will be an opportunity for 30 kids to gather 1x/week for 12 weeks and learn computing and engineering. The cost for attending the club is to commit to coming regularly. Parents can sign up their child(ren) at https://goo.gl/bD41rw.______________________________________________________________
Students may go online anytime and take advantage of the Training Tests available to help prepare them for the upcoming SAGE testing. We encourage all students grades 3rd - 6th to go on and take advantage of this opportunity. The Training Tests are designed to help students become familiar with the SAGE testing format and tools. Go to the SAGE testing website and click the "Training Tests" (http://sageportal.org) Below are instructions on how to get onto the Training Tests:
1st Place- Cameron Gordon
2nd Place - Spencer Gardner
3rd Place - Justin Illanes & Katelyn Pilling
4th Grade Engineering
1st - Sky Teeples
2nd - Chloie Kempton
3rd - Brayden Seamons & Tavis Seamons
4th Grade Consumer Products
1st - Kymani Mika-Togiola & Teagan Andersen
2nd - Hailey Porter & Kenna Fisk
3rd - Salma Cruz & Amy Medrano
4th Grade Science Experiment
1st - Jeremy Hall
2nd - Elise Fale
3rd - Ashleigh Gardner
5/6 Grade Engineering
1st - McKinley Jorgensen
2nd - Lindsey Epling
3rd - Drew Nielsen & Melvin
5/6th Grade Consumer Products
1st - Campbell Gordon & Katie Chambers
2nd - Boston Miles & Cooper Christensen
3rd - Allison Vera
5/6th Grade Science Experiment
1st -Tomas Isaak
2nd - Tom Swindler
3rd - Spencer Gardner
1st Place - Nicole Krantz
2nd Place - Mila Penick
3rd Place - Victor Liechty
1st Place - Grace Ridge
2nd Place - Aaron Sorensen
3rd Place - Kristin Epling
Did you know that Westridge Elementary has an official Facebook Page?
Be sure and "Like" the page and follow us. It is updated almost daily with announcements and fun things that are happening at Westridge.
Follow us on Twitter @WestridgeSM
So, if you haven't already, "Like" us on Facebook and
"Follow" us on Twitter!
Please join us for another day of reading! All volunteers will meet in the gym at 12:45 for a short presentation and then move to their children’s classrooms. For safety reasons, we ask that all students stay in their classrooms. Parents may visit more than one classroom.
We look forward to reading with you!
We loved having Mayor John Curtis get tricky (and a little tongue-tied!) reading Fox in Socks to us on Friday. Thanks, Mayor Curtis!
Every 4th Friday from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Parents and invited guests are encouraged to come to the school and read with their child(ren). If you would like to volunteer to participate with us, please call the school at (801) 374-4870.
Wear your school shirts from this year or previous years. If you don't have a school shirt, you can wear the school colors of blue and yellow.
Students will receive a ticket for showing school spirit which will be put in a drawing for a large candy bar.
Along with the video you can click this link to see a powerpoint slideshow of the data of Westridge from the last available State assessment.
Safety Information From District:
The district has released the following letter concerning school safety in our district.
We have a new system called Parent Link. This system will call home when a student has been marked absent and it is unexcused. If you receive an attendance message, please take the initiative to call the school and excuse the absence. State law requires us to maintain attendance records and intervene when there is inconsistent attendance. The Parent Link system should also be calling to remind parents to deposit money in lunch accounts, and will have the capacity to send other important messages home as well. Look for more instructions on the Parent Link system in the coming days. You will be able to log onto the system and adjust settings so the calls will come to different numbers or through text messaging as needed.
Westridge Reads Blog
Check out the new Westridge Library Blog, a place where Westridge Wildcats can share and discuss the great books they are reading. Students also post stories and poems they have written.
Westridge Enters The World of Social Media
With social media becoming such a powerful way to share info., Westridge is starting to move ahead. Follow us on Facebook. Like us to find out current school information.
Important School Safety Reminders:
• ALL visitors need to check in at the office and get a visitor's badge
before going anywhere in the school.
• Please do not park in the drop off zone in the mornings. If you need to walk your children in, please park in a designated parking stall. The same is true during afternoon pickup. Park only in designated stalls.
• When dropping off children, enter on the east side only and exit in two lines only on the west side.
• Roller blades, skateboards, scooters and bikes are not to be ridden or used on school grounds and in the building. Before entering onto school property, students need to remove roller blades, carry skateboards and walk their scooters and bikes. All bikes brought to the school should be properly stored in one of the bikes racks provided by the school. It is strongly recommended that all students lock their bikes.
Thank you for your help and cooperation!
An important reminder that all passengers in vehicles must be buckled up it's the law. Please drive cautiously as you enter and exit school grounds.
Westridge Elementary, located on Grandview Hill in Provo, is a school where children are treasured. They come to learn, succeed, grow and become the best they can be!
Westridge opened its doors in 1980 as the first year-round school in Utah. Although no longer year-round, the school has continued a tradition of innovation and academic excellence in a nurturing and caring environment.
We have a superb staff who work diligently to make Westridge an ideal environment for learning and growth! We welcome all students, parents, visitors and volunteers!
2013-14 SAGE Summative average proficiencies shown below reflect a new baseline for Utah's end of level testing. The new SAGE test is different than the previous Criteria Referenced Tests (CRT), and more challenging, and therefore cannot be compared to CRT results from previous years. SAGE tests are adaptive, with questions based on new Utah Core standards, and contain technology-based questions versus all multiple choice.
The Provo City School District supports equal opportunity for students, staff, parents and guests and complies with state and federal law regulation including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendments. The District does not discriminate in programs services, activities or employment on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, or disability.
Inquiries regarding students, programs, services or activity compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Student Services at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4814.
For program, service or activity accommodations under the ADA, please contact Student Services at 801-374-4838 or email@example.com.
Inquiries regarding employment compliance may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT 84604 801-374-4938.
For applicant or employee accommodations under the ADA, please contact the Benefit Coordinator 801-374-4847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.