Last week, a modern day mountain man, Scott "Grizzly" Sorensen, came to visit the fourth graders at Westside. His visit helped to bring to life everything that they have been talking about in their study of Utah. He told them about adventures that he has had, showed them animal furs, told them tall tales, and also told them about the adventures of mountain men who helped to settle Utah.
School Community Council Meeting Minutes
- Members present: Spencer Sainsbury, Heather Balli, Shea Wimmer, Ginger Whitney, Jenny Fowler, Melissa Franklin, Hannah Watabe, and Brandy Duvall
- Excused member: Kari Kieffer
December 7th to 11th the Westside Student Council helped with the annual Penny Wars. This year Westside students earned a total of $3,819.37 for the Community Action and Food Bank. Grace Thomas, a representative from the Food Bank, came to accept the check from the student council on December 18th. Thank you students and parents for all your generous donations!
Westside Elementary is excited to invite you to sign up online for SEPs using SignUp Genius! Please go to westside.nebo.edu for the links to sign up. You will need an access code to be admitted into our sign-ups. The access code for this SEP is westside. To sign up you will not be required to create a SignUp Genius account. However if you choose to do so, SignUp Genius will send you text/e-mail reminders about your upcoming appointments and will make signing up for next SEPs even easier.
On November 13 the students at Westside had a fantastic time participating in our school's Fun Run. For the week leading up to it, we had a special visitor, Hurricane Hayden. He came to Westside to work with the kids, get them excited about the run, and teach character traits. Among these, the students learned about commitment, elevating others, and having positive attitudes. On the day of the run, classes took turns running laps around the courses on the field, with kids running at least 25 laps, and some many more!
Recently, some of the fifth grade classes were treated to a visit from the fire department. The kids were reminded to practice fire drills both at school and at home, to be careful with fire, and to make sure smoke detectors are always functioning. They were excited to find out more about the job of firemen and loved having him at our shcool!
This week's Staff Spotlight is our awesome art teacher, Miss Dibble! Miss Dibble is from Salt Lake City. She has four sisters and a dog named Minnie. In her spare time Miss Dibble likes to read, play the piano, travel, visit art museums, and pretty much do anything outdoors. She's a huge University of Utah fan, and she hopes some day to visit every continent on earth. Thanks Miss Dibble, for all that you do!
The Westside Student Council enjoyed going to the BYU leadership conference on Monday, November 9th. Each speaker was inspiring and motivating. One common theme was to think about the students you are serving, not about yourself. A good leader knows, "It's not about me, it's about them". Students participated in some team building games where they learned about leading by example and thinking outside the box. Our student council is eager to make a difference at Westside by stopping bullies and helping others. Way to go student council!