PTA Excellence in Service Award to Mr. B

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Fri, 11/19/2021 - 12:08

Mr. B (Bingham), our school counselor, was awarded the "PTA Service in Action Award" for the outstanding service he gives at Westside Elementary. Mr. B is kind and caring. He knows each of the students at Westside and goes out of his way to make them feel comfortable and welcome. As a matter of fact, he can be found each morning greeting the students as they arrive at school and saying goodbye as the students board the bus each night. Mr. B goes into classes and teaches lessons about Respect, Responsibility, Honesty and all the ways to be a good citizen.

Lori Nielsen

Kindness Squad

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Fri, 11/19/2021 - 09:14

Many of you were greeted by our Kindness Squad again today!  Thank you Mr. Hall, Mrs. Lane, and Ms. Price!

Arlene Haymond

Veterans Day

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Sat, 11/13/2021 - 20:40

From our incredible Librarian:

"I loved having my amazing Dad come in and talk for a few minutes to my students on Veterans day! I'm so thankful for my supportive family and a job that I adore!"

Jessica Cox

Honoring Veterans

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 07:36

Thank you Veterans for all your courage, dedication, and hard work. Thank you to the military families for their support, resilience, and sacrifice. We don't know you all, but we owe you all. Thank you for your service.

Stop by and look at our Veterans Wall. Students brought photos and descriptions about Veterans from their families.

Arlene Haymond

Classroom Spelling Bee Winners, 2021

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Tue, 11/09/2021 - 10:37

First Grade:

  • Rowan Werner, Adriene Wray, Felix Shafer, Henry Ainge, and Mason Johnson.


Second Grade:

  • Ms. Harrison: Fallon Solen, Sydney Rasmussen
  • Mrs. Dollarhide:  Elias Gutierrez, Dustin Wright
  • Ms. Jensen/Sra. Yacola:  Sam Youngberg, Paityn Larsen and Quade Shorter, Findlay Caims


Third Grade:

PBS KIDS Reading Marathon!

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Wed, 11/03/2021 - 15:13

The PBS KIDS Reading Marathon is taking place during the month of November. Children (ages preschool - 6th grade) are encouraged to read 20 minutes per day or 600 minutes total throughout the month. From December 1-15 parents will then go on to our PBS website and log their minutes for AMAZING prizes around town during 2022!  

Each Reading Marathon participant will receive a personalized Adventure Pass which will give them the following: 

Lana Hiskey

Day of the Dead, 2021

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Wed, 11/03/2021 - 12:07

The Spanish Dual Language Immersion classes at Westside Elementary celebrated the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) Tuesday, November 2. They colored calaveras (skulls) and esqueletos (skeletons). Some students chose to make an ofrenda (altar) to honor a loved one who has passed away. They also enjoyed a traditional Mexican sweet bread called Pan de Muerto.


Shannon Arroyo & Alexandra Diaz

November Events

Submitted by arlene.haymond on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 06:00

November 3, PTA Meeting - 9:30 

November 1-5, Class Spelling Bees 

November 4, Picture Retakes 

November 11, Veterans Day Assembly - 9:45 

November 24 - 26, Thanksgiving Break -NO SCHOOL 

November 30, Spelling Bee, 9:30