October 2015

Mr. Sainsbury Reads To Students

Attributions: 
Lindsey Smith and Lindsay Leman

Our fantastic principal, Mr. Sainsbury comes to read the book Me and Caleb to the fifth grade classes at his school every year. This great book was read to him by his fifth grade teacher, and he is now carrying on the tradition by sharing it with our students here at Westside. We are lucky to have such a great principal who interacts with and cares so much about our students! 

Staff Spotlight - Mrs. Hansen

Attributions: 
Lindsey Smith

Our Staff Spotlight this week is one of our great Kindergarten teachers, Mrs. Hansen. Mrs. Hansen is from Castle Dale, UT. Having 4 brothers, she was the princess of the family growing up. You may not know this, but Mrs. Hansen loved to perform. She was in plays, drama competitions, sang in concert choir, was on the drill team, the gymnastics team, and the business competition team. Not only that, but this talented lady played the flute in two bands and the piano for a third. Now, she and her husband have three daughters and two sons. In her spare time Mrs.

Thank You Nestle!

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On Wednesday, October 7, Westside was given an incredible gift by Nestle. For the last few years, our school offered after-school 4-H programs that the students love. Unfortunately, funding was not available this year, and it looked as though the programs would not be able to continue. Thankfully, Nestle made a generous donation of more than $2,000 which allows our students to stay for over an hour after school to enjoy a snack and participate in arts, crafts, sports, and receive extra help with homework. 

Service to Westside

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On September 2, 38 volunteers came from United Way, The Little Hen, Microfocus (formerly Novell), and Culinary Crafts to our great school to give a day of service. Their kindness and generosity made a huge difference for the students and teachers, as they brought materials and built scooter racks for every classroom (30 in total), re-painted the blacktop of the playground, and worked hard to improve our library – cleaning, stamping, weeding out, moving, and taping more than 1,000 books. Thank you so much to those volunteers!

Staff Spotlight - Miss Bigelow

Attributions: 
Lindsey Smith

This week's Staff Spotlight is Miss Bigelow, one of our great third grade teachers here at Westside! Miss Bigelow is from Seattle, Washington. She comes from a family of four girls; two of her sisters are here in Utah, and one is still at home with her dad and mom (who also works as a substitute teacher!) In her spare time, Miss Bigelow enjoys reading, baking, spending time with outdoors and with her family. Something cool and interesting about Miss Bigelow is that she once held a baby sloth, and someday she would love to travel to Italy.