February 2016

Thank you Nestle!

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We want to thank Nestle for their generous $600 donation to Westside! Nestle and Westside have partnered together for many years. We are grateful for all that Nestle does to support Westside students. THANKS Nestle!

Trapnell Orthodontics Visits Second Grade

Attributions: 
Laura Berry

On Tuesday, Trapnell Orthodontics visited the second grade to teach them about dental health.  They played a jeopardy game about brushing, flossing, teeth facts, and braces.  Students also got a lesson on how to properly brush and floss teeth.  Thank you Trapnell Orthodontics for coming to visit Westside!

Teacher Feature

Attributions: 
Lindsey Smith

Congratulations to Karen Thomas, who was this weeks KSL and Zion's Bank teacher feature!! Ms. Thomas, one of our fantastic 3rd grade teachers, was nominated by Ms. Lowe, our school psychologist. She is kind and caring, and dedicated to helping her students succeed. We are so grateful to have Ms. Thomas here at Westside!

Fifth Grade Goes on a Field Trip to the Capitol

Attributions: 
Lindsey Smith

On Friday February 12th, the fifth grade students went on a field trip to the Capitol building in Salt Lake City. The students spent time watching from the galleries in the Senate and the House of Representatives. After floor time was over, Representative Thurston invited several of our students down to the floor of the House and showed them around. Towards the end of the day, Representative Thurston and Senator Hinkins both met with all of the fifth grade classes to talk about their jobs and answer questions that the kids had. 

6th Grade Goes to STEM Fest

Attributions: 
AnnaMarie Franks

Our Westside 6th graders got to attend STEM fest on Friday. They learned about infrared light, how to fly a plane, how to operate a robot and so much more! STEM fest helped students see how science, technology, engineering and math are used in many jobs today. Students came back excited to explore a new career in the STEM field. We are grateful for the chance they got to experience this amazing event!