Posted - September 26th
Westridge Elementary students and families said goodbye to the summer heat by holding the annual carnival on Thursday night! There was great fun for everyone. There were games and physical activities for kids including face painting, archeological digs, and even a booth from the Bean Museum. The food was fantastic. We were even entertained musically by performances from the Westridge Idol finalists as well as some impromptu karaoke singers. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this amazing school!
Posted - September 9th
At our latest assembly, Willie the Wildcat shared his life story through a Draw My Life video. The students and teachers loved getting to know Willie more. We are excited to learn about all of our teachers and our students this year. Everyone has a story to share and Westridge has a story as well. Stay tuned for more stories as the year goes on.
Posted - August 17th, 2014
Hello all! Our back to school night will be this Monday, August 18th, from 5:00 - 5:45. This is an opportunity for students to see where their classroom is located, meet their teacher, and sign up for SEP conferences.
I also wanted to post a link to the file with our traffic procedures. Please keep in mind that the traffic procedures are meant specifically for the school day and the hour before and after school starts and ends. Special events that bring hundreds of patrons to the school will cause us to amend those rules allowing public to park in the faculty parking area. You can download a parking lot map with instructions here!
Posted-July 29th, 2014
Welcome back! Can you believe that school will begin in three weeks! We are so excited. I've posted a new message with a lot of important information. Please click this link to read it!
Posted-August 15, 2014
There will be a Bond Presentation at Westridge Elementary, Tuesday, September 4, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Please click here for more presentation dates in the district.
Posted-May 13th, 2014
Westridge Elementary held its annual Engineering Night for the third grade students and their families in anticipation for starting the STEM focus program in 4th grade. The auditorium was filled with families working with each other to build hot chocolate machines. Mrs. Ballard led the activity, but the students took over quickly as they planned, created, tested, and revised their engineering ideas. Families had a good time working together.
Several 5th grade students, who have been STEM focus students for two years, were on hand to help families work through the engineering design process. The night was a success! There were many different designs developed, built, and successfully tested.
Posted-April 28th, 2014
Westridge Elementary Ballroom has competed in three events this year. In every event they have received top awards. In the final competition of the year at Brigham Young University, the Westridge Ballroom team as a whole took first place. (See pictures from the competition) The team will be showing off their talent on May 2nd for the 3rd - 6th grade students.
You can also be a part of the Ballroom team next year. If you will be an interested 4th - 6th grade student next year you can sign up now to be a part of the team. Space is limited and so it is important for you to jump on the opportunity. Sign up forms will be available in the office! We love our Westridge Wildcats.
Posted-April 28th, 2014
The elementary websites are being redesigned and Westridge gets to be the first school to be updated. There are some really nice changes and it's always good to have a new look.
Here are some of the new features:
Check back often to see what is going on at our school!
Westridge Mission Statement
At Westridge we want every student to enjoy school, engage in learning, and achieve high levels of success!
September 1 - Labor Day - No School
September 3 - Picture Day
September 8-12 - Bike to School Week
September 10 - Vision Screening
September 11 - United Way of Caring
September 15 - Hearing Screening
September 23 - Community Council Meeting, 12:00 p.m.
September 25 - PTO Carnival, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - Carnival Begins
5:00 p.m. - Pop Bottle Parade
5:30 p.m. - Westridge Idol
6:00 p.m. - Westridge Karaoke
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.
Notes From The Office: Cold Weather and Sickness
Please make sure your child comes to school PREPARED to be out in the cold. Also, please do not send a child to school if they have a fever or are vomiting. Thank you!
Westrige 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!
Westridge 5th grade students have access to an online writing program called Utah Write. Utah Write has over 20 topics for students to write papers on in the Practice section of the site. It scores your student's paper immediately according to the Six Traits writing program on a scale of 1 to 5 and gives feedback on how your student can improve their paper. Students can revise their papers and resubmit them up to 10 times to improve their scores.
Utah Write also provides lessons to help your student improve their writing. The program will automatically recommend certain lessons based on your student's writing, but there are also other lessons your student can use under the Learn section of the site.
Westridge has just acquired 3 student computers for each classroom. During center time we will have 20 minute rotations for students to work on Utah Write. Every 2 weeks students will receive a writing assignment to enter into Utah Write.
Students can also work on Utah Write at home since it can be used anywhere with an internet connection. They can work on their papers, writing and revising, and on the lessons Utah Write provides. Parents can go online with the student and see their papers and scores. We encourage you to have your students practice their writing using Utah Write and monitor their scores and progress. We hope you will be able to utilize this program to the fullest extent possible!
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!
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