October 2017

Ririe Woodbury Dance

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This week Westside was visited by the dance company Ririe Woodbury, who performed during an exicting assembly. Students learned about the elements of dance and watched them exemplified by company members, then several students were invited up on the stage to dance too. As a culmination of their learning, all of the students were given the opportunity to follow movemnets of dance from their seats on the floor. 

Faculty vs. 6th grade Kickball

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Last week Westside held our first faculty vs. 6th grade game of the year. This one was a kickball game, and the teachers even had a surprise guest player - Mr. Fox came to play! Everyone put forth a lot of effort and had a great time. 

We Love Our Principal

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This week has been principal's week, and we want to say how grateful we are for Mrs. Pruitt, our wonderful principal! She works hard every day helping students, teachers, and parents. She is kind and caring and does an incredible job for our school. Thank you Mrs. Pruitt!!

Teachers Get Pies in the Face

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On Friday the whole school gathered in an assembly to celebrate Westside's tremendous success in our fundraiser this year. Grades K - 4 met their goal, so one student from each of those classes was called up to put a pie in their teacher's face. Great job Westside kids, families and friends, and thank you so much for supporting our school!

Congratulations Heather Robinson!

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Shannon Arroyo

Heather Robinson and the company GeoShelters were honored at the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce First Friday Forum on Friday, October 6th. The event recognizes business partners serving Utah Valley schools. Thank you Heather and GeoShelters for supporting Westside Elementary!

Springville Museum Art Show

The Springville Museum of Art is planning their annual December art show and would like to invite students to participate. Please see the information below and consider entering!

Annual Spiritual and Religious Youth Art Competition

December 2, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Upstart Program

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There is a new program being offered to pre-Kindergarten kids!

UPSTART is a free, technology-delivered kindergarten readiness program that will give your child a fun start in reading, math, and science (with a focus on reading) in just 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

STEM Fest Field Trip

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This week the sixth grade kids went on a field trip to STEM Fest, an annual event held to encourage kids to be interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The sixth graders walked around the exhibit halls at the South Towne Expo Center and explored booths where they were able to participate in STEM activities. They played with robots, learned about CPR, felt electrical current travel, demo-ed computer programs, and tried virtual reality. With STEM careers being so prevalent today and in the future, it was great for kids to see applications of what they learn in school!

ROAR Board Party

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This year we have a chart in our school where kids can write their names if they are caught doing something particularly great. When all 100 are filled, a group of them is chosen at random, and those kids are invited to an ice-cream party. We recently had our first party and want to congratulate all of the kids who were chosen!

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