New Traditions in Twin Rivers
What better way to end a day than with a warm taste of home-made chili? That’s just what community members experienced at the Dec. 2 board meeting. Continue
Dictionaries for Dry Creek students
Third grade students at Dry Creek Elementary School have something special to take today. All of them received new dictionaries, generously donated by the Rio Linda Masonic Lodge. Continue
Promenade Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
A student parade with the Grant Union High School Drumline and the unveiling of a new 24-foot Pacer logo are just a few of the festivities scheduled for a Dec. 6, 2013, ribbon cutting ceremony for the school’s new Pacer Promenade. The promen... Continue
Dear Westside Families,
The days are getting shorter and Fall has officially arrived. The weather is cooling down. The Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 25. I look forward to seeing the Westside families enjoying this wonderful event.
Character Counts Award Recipients: Congratulations to the following students for demonstrating the character trait Respect during the month of September:
Inderkum/McBee: Arsh Gill, Sabina Songorova; Weber: Brooklyn Hall, Alejandro Moreno; Fletcher: Eliza Coronel, Ryan Yang; Jurich: Gabrielle Agosto, Isaias Anguiano; Scherer: Jasmine Vang, Angelo Guadarrama; Moshofsky: Jason Hoffman, Abbigail Norton; Hurchins: Dillon Webb, Lizette Alvarez; Strong: Lawrence Thao, Gissel Rodriguez; Karl: Christopher Lee, Rylan Vue; Van Cleef: Sabrina Lee, Caleb Hicks; Planting: Elian Morales, Reyoni Ocasio; Wood: Lisette Rosas, Andrew Hjorth; Cope: Nuchia Vang, Jose Salcedo; Bradford: Melissa Corrales-Espinoza, Madison Sayasing; Ramirez: Dustin Chau, Sierra Culbert; Nozicka: James Xiong, Yulisa Jimenez
October Character Counts Trait— Responsibility … What is Responsibility?
Being accountable for what you do, for your actions and behavior.
Doing the right thing at the right time, so others can trust and depend on you.
What are ways you can show Responsibility?
1. Complete your homework and chores on time without being reminded.
2. Follow through on your commitments, even when you don't feel like it.
3. Accept responsibility for your mistakes and learn from them. Don't make excuses or blame others.
4. Take care of your things and those of other people. Return items you borrow.
5. Find out what needs to be done and do it.
6. Make wise choices, such as choosing to eat healthy foods and wearing a helmet.
7. Always do your very best. Others are counting on you!
Flag Salute: Thank you parents for stopping and honoring our country by saying the flag salute with us.
Afternoon pick up: Thank you to those parents who are waiting behind the fence during the afternoon pick up time. It is safer and less chaotic for children and staff when parents wait behind the fence for their children.
Westside Park: Safety before and afterschool is very important to us here at Westside. Please be sure that students are supervised if they are at the park. Unsupervised students should not be at the park before school on late start Wednesdays. After school, students should go directly home.
Thanks for all you do,
Project Dream - Shady Creek Outdoor School
We applied for a grant from Project Dream so we could make it possible for all of our 6th graders to have the opportunity to attend Shady Creek Outdoor School. We were able to lower the cost of each student's tuition thanks to Project Dream's generosity. It's very important to us that all of our 6th graders have the opportunity to experience this wonderful science camp so we can enrich their learning and lives. Project Dream helped us to make this dream a reality for more of our students.
Star Awards 2013
STAR awards were given to students who scored Proficient and Advance on last year’s STAR test. Awards were also given to students who moved up a proficiency level. For example, if a student moved from Below Basic to Basic, then that student would receive an award. Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and perseverance on the STAR test. We hope to see more students receiving awards next year.
Grandparent’s Day has been a long running, PTA sponsored tradition at Westside Elementary. This year's event began with a social gathering for grandparents and other guests, complete with pastries ...more
At Westside we believe in doing school activities together. Besides all school PE, we have all school Friday morning sing, and on Friday afternoons we all participate in a Friday activity. The sense of family and community is unmatched. If you take a walk around the campus, one of the things that will stand out the most is how recognizable the relationships are, the relationships between staff and students, staff and families, and staff with each other. For Westside staff and families, our school is their home away from home.
Westside Elementary School
6537 West 2nd Street
Rio Linda, CA 95673
Office Phone: (916) 566-1990
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