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Third Grade Program

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:53pm
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On Thursday our third graders put on a fantastic program about countries and cultures around the world. They shared information and sang songs to teach about language, dress, food, and other ways that cultures show their individuality.

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Veteran's Day Assembly

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:20pm

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On Friday Westside honored our nation's veterans in an assembly. The student council spoke about each branch of the military and asked members of those branches present to stand and be appreciated. Mrs. Krabbe's husband, Staff Sargent Moxey of the National Guard, then spoke to the students about the importance of respecting those who serve. The assembly ended as the student body sang "God Bless the USA."

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Honoring Veterans

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:48am
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In honor of Veteran's Day, the students in Mrs. Boyer's class wrote thank you letters to a local hero, the father of one of our students.  S.Sgt. Gehret  is currently serving our country across seas as part of the Army National Guard.  We are grateful for his service as well as the service of all the other brave men and women serving our country!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Discovering Science Through STEM Activities

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 1:32pm
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This week sixth graders learned about the relationship between the transfer of heat through convection and the density of different temperatures of water. Students poured (red) hot water and (blue) cold water in two sides of a density box. When the partition between the two of them was removed, the denser cold water moved to the bottom, while the less-dense hot water moved to the top. 

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Happy Halloween From Westside!

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:25pm
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Ririe Woodbury Dance

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 3:39pm
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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. 

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Faculty vs. 6th grade Kickball

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 2:41pm
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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. 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Parent Pickup/Drop Off Lanes

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:50pm
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All students should be picked up and dropped off curbside and should NEVER walk through lanes. Be patient, follow the rules and the line will move quickly and students can stay safe!

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We Love Our Principal

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:37pm
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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!!

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Teachers Get Pies in the Face

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:00pm
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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!

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Congratulations Heather Robinson!

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:41pm
Attributions: 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!

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Springville Museum Art Show

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 2:54pm

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

 With the Holiday season swiftly approaching, we are excited to announce this year's Annual Spiritual & Religious Youth Art Competition. This exhibition, formerly known as the Annual Christmas Lamb Art Show exhibition, sponsored by Ingrid F. Nemelka and the Nemelka family, is open to K-10 students living in Utah Valley. This year, in efforts to make this an interfaith celebration, we are encouraging students to create artwork focused on symbols of the season. 

This competition is open to K-10 students living within Utah Valley. Works for the show should be of a spiritual theme and reflect meaningful symbols of the holiday season. We encourage students to consider the following questions when thinking of subject matter:

  • How do you celebrate?
  • What symbols are meaningful to you during this time of year?
  • What are you favorite family traditions during the season?

Important Dates:

 November 1, 2017 - November 3, 2018   from 10 am to 4pm

Artwork may be dropped off at the Museum

November 17, 2017

List of accepted works will be posted at smofa.org

December 2, 2017  from 12 - 1pm

Public Opening Reception

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Upstart Program

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 8:34am
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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.

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STEM Fest Field Trip

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:46am
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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!

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ROAR Board Party

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:34am
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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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School Fundraiser

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 4:14pm
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First grade is going awesome! They have almost reached their goal!  Come on 5th and 6th grade. You can do it! Don't miss the chance to get pie in your teachers' faces.

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Westside Fun Run!

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 12:23pm
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Hey Party People, join us for the Fun Run Night!!! This is an awesome community event with great food, fun, family and friends! 

The Fun Run with your grade(s) is totally free and each runner gets a special treat! We only take tickets for the food and other activities. 

Check out ticket details below to help you plan!  To buy tickets before the event, come to chalk fest today to buy tickets or use the online link until 9:30on Saturday. https://squareup.com/store/westside-pta/ The deadline to use your envelop to buy tickets has past. Of course, you'll be able to buy tickets during the whole fun run event. There will be a will-call line for those who bought tickets before the event.  
Have any questions about tickets or the Fun Run event? Post them below! 

 

 

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Chalk Fest TOMORROW!!

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 1:34pm
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CHALK FEST! One of our very favorite things is Chalk Fest! Registration is $15 dollars and you get your own box of sidewalk chalk and a portion of sidewalk to show off your artistic skills!

The PTA will be there with candy, music and a camera to take a picture of you with your artwork for a special display! 

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Fifth Grade Field Trip to the Power Plant

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 8:20am

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Yesterday the fifth graders went to the power plant and had a "shockingly" good time! They were able to tour various parts of the power plant, watch demonstrations, and explore the tools and systems that are used there. 

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Exploring the Seasons

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 8:21pm
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This week the 6th grade students learned how and why we have seasons. Using an ohm meter, they measured the amount of heat reaching different parts of the earth at different points in its' revolution around the sun. They were able to see that the northern and southern hemispheres receive different amounts of heat, and therefore have opposite seasons. 

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