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Westside teams up for reading to kick off our March Book Madness tournament in February. #WestsideBestside

Westside teams up for reading to kick off our March Book Madness tournament in February.

team up

Westside teams up for reading to kick off our March Book Madness tournament in February!

math

Math Warmup in Mrs. Pryor's 6th grade class

collaboration

Ms. Jewett's Math class working collaboratively

readers

Ms. Johnson's Readers

readers

Ms. Johnson's Readers

Science

Mrs. Burrough's 6th Grade Science students

context clues

Using Context Clues in Mrs. Moore's class

Westside Readers are Leaders!

Mrs. Butler's Readers!

Westside Readers are Leaders!

Westside Readers are Leaders!

Westside Readers are Leaders!

Westside Readers are Leaders!

science

Ms. Chapman's 5th grade Science class

Coding

Coding with Scratch

reading

Reading Conference with Mrs. Jones

self portraits
hulya

6th Grade Hulya

small group

Small Group Time

robots

Coding with Robots!

math

Mrs. Pryor's 6th Grade Math Class

small group

Mrs. McCafferty's Small Group Time

small group

Small Group Time in Mrs. McCafferty's room

Blasiole

Mrs. Blasiole's small group time!

project

Mrs. Hall's 6th Grade History Class

readers

Mrs. Butler's 5th Grade Readers

long winter\'s night

We're ready for a long winter's night! It's Winter Break time!!

Our favorite holiday characters!

Our favorite holiday characters!

Our favorite holiday characters!

Our favorite holiday characters!

Our favorite holiday characters!

Our favorite holiday characters!

Our favorite holiday characters!

Our favorite holiday characters!

Our favorite holiday characters!
Our favorite holiday characters!

Our favorite holiday characters!

ugly sweaters

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!

ugly sweaters

We love our ugly Christmas sweaters!

Winter Spirit

It's Winter Spirit Week!

readers

Ms. Lassiter's readers! 

basketball

Setting up for the perfect shot!

lunch

Enjoying Lunch in the Classroom!

Math
6th Mudita

Small Group Time!

History

Ms. Johnston's 6th Grade History Class

History
Allison

Ms. Allison, WSES Rockstar!

McGowan

Mrs. McGowan's 5th Grade Language Arts class

chill
journal
journal

Journal Writing in Ms. McCafferty's class

Dance

Mr. Johnson and the 4th Grade get their groove on!

PJs

Westside dons our PJs and hats for United Way! 

PJs

Westside dons our PJs and hats for United Way! 

Westside dons our PJs and hats for United Way! #WestsideBestside

Westside dons our PJs and hats for United Way! 

Uno

Large UNO during 6th grade lunch!

readers theater


A very expressive performance of Readers Theater, FRANKENSTEIN . Bravo 👏🏼 

pop art!

4th grade Mudita student produced a strong POPArt-styled artwork today. He invested heavily in the beginning art-making stages and the results are outstanding. Beautiful!

island rescue

Island Rescue!

island rescue

Island Rescue!

Halloween

Halloween Look-a-likes!

Halloween

A little Halloween fun in Mrs. Blasiole's Class!

Blasiole Zabinski
weather instruments

Mrs. Carey's 5th graders reading and learning about weather instruments!

weather instruments

Mrs. Carey's 5th graders reading and learning about weather instruments!

weather instruments

Mrs. Carey's 5th graders reading and learning about weather instruments!

We show our Packer Pride!

We show our Packer Pride!

We show our Packer Pride!

We show our Packer Pride!

We show our Packer Pride!

We show our Packer Pride!

Character Day!

Character Day!

Character Day!

Character Day!

Character Day!

Character Day!

Character Day!

Character Day!

Character Day!

Character Day!

Character Day

Westside Staff show their spirit on Character Day!

It\'s Unity Day!

It's Unity Day!

It\'s Unity Day!

It's Unity Day!

It\'s Unity Day!

It's Unity Day!

sisters

The sisters are twinning, too!

It\'s Twin Day at Westside!

It's Twin Day at Westside!

It\'s Twin Day at Westside!

It's Twin Day at Westside!

It\'s Twin Day at Westside!

It's Twin Day at Westside!

It\'s Twin Day at Westside!

It's Twin Day at Westside!

It\'s Twin Day at Westside!

It's Twin Day at Westside!

Mullet Day

Westside shows their spirit on Mullet Day (business on top, party on the bottom)!

Mullet Day

Westside shows their spirit on Mullet Day (business on top, party on the bottom)!

Pink Out

Pink Out for Breast Cancer!

Westside Goes Pink for Breast Cancer!

Westside Goes Pink for Breast Cancer!

Westside Goes Pink for Breast Cancer!

Westside Goes Pink for Breast Cancer!

Westside Goes Pink for Breast Cancer!

Westside Goes Pink for Breast Cancer!

Oh My Gourd!

Mrs. McCafferty's class - Oh My Gourd! activity in reading!

Oh My Gourd!

Mrs. McCafferty's reading class had a getting to know your gourd activity yesterday and created a sensory traits chart to identify each gourd with colors, patterns, bumps , and distinguishing marks. The kids did such a Gourd job 😂 

geo review
6th graders in Ms. Johnston's class reviewed their geography unit with a tumbling tower game.
geo review

6th graders in Ms. Johnston's class reviewed their geography unit with a tumbling tower game.

geo review

6th graders in Ms. Johnston's class reviewed their geography unit with a tumbling tower game.

The Nest

Kefi 4th Graders Visit the Nest!

The Nest

Kefi 4th Graders Visit the Nest!

The Nest

Kefi 4th Graders Visit the Nest!

The Nest

Kefi 4th Graders Visit the Nest!

crab soccer

Crab Soccer!

crab soccer

Crab Soccer!

family
Mudita 6th grade at lunch! We are a family!
shapes

Mrs. McCafferty’s class worked together in teams to create different shapes/objects out of brain flakes! 

shapes
shapes

Mrs. McCafferty’s class worked together in teams to create different shapes/objects out of brain flakes! 

first day

First Week of School - We LOVE our Eagles!

puzzles

First Week of School Fun in Ms. Markham's Class

chains

Engaging learning during the first week of school!

Team building

Team building activities in Mrs. Ferguson's class - Which team can make the longest paper chain from 1 piece of construction paper, 1 pair of scissors and 1 glue stick?

Team building

Team building activities in Mrs. Ferguson's class - Which team can make the longest paper chain from 1 piece of construction paper, 1 pair of scissors and 1 glue stick?

team building

Team building activities in Mrs. Ferguson's class - Which team can make the longest paper chain from 1 piece of construction paper, 1 pair of scissors and 1 glue stick?

School Registration Process

School Registration Process

Supply Lists

2022-2023 Supply List Available NOW!

House Champions

House Mudita Champions!

teacher of the year

Westside's Teacher of the Year, Mrs. McGowan!

Open House

Epic Open House!

SOAR Awards

SOAR Awards!

SOAR
SOAR Award winner writes adds her name to the wall.
school board

Westside Bestside at the October School Board Meeing

School News

The Family Huddle #20

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. After viewing the podcast, refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QaPs3ynCPL08DuVqt_IMX9lRqt18ZSvU/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

THE FAMILY HUDDLE DOCUMENT

Check this document weekly (after viewing the podcast) to stay up to date with any important news and changes throughout the week.

Join Westside PTA

Please consider joining Westside's PTA to continue to make Westside Bestside and future projects to enhance the experience for all students. Cost to join is $6. Click on the title to submit your payment (recommended). Payments may be also be accepted in the front office.

House Points

Follow your student's House to see who is winning throughout the school year. The House with the most House points at the end of the school year WINS!

2022 - 2023 School Supply List

Attached is our school supply list for next year. Some homeroom teachers (4th, 5th and 6th) may require additional supplies, which will be shared during Open House in August (TBD).

The Family Huddle #19

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. After viewing the podcast, refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes.


PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13E8ft_0THiFLLJGqCx43X72lsF01D3pE/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing


Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

THE FAMILY HUDDLE #18

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. After viewing the podcast, refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes.


PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GL9etHIPp09C4FyzSGeghrlLQSp5o85Z/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing


Respectfully,

Matthew Johnson

Principal, Westside Elementary School

THE FAMILY HUDDLE #17

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. After viewing the podcast, refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i9HtlDb408Dmcxymf3NdhB4r7kOPyTvv/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

The Family Huddle #16

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1whzi-kh-vbJd3Efy_ntGCjBWi-jpDSCZ/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

THE FAMILY HUDDLE #15

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kV4HGQhV0ECZP7x8GHNl6NDiHgbtmXPi/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

THE FAMILY HUDDLE #14

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uVdaBF5EEESfuSoOxNLaplL4q2rKuwgC/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

Respectfully,
Matthew Johnson
Principal, Westside Elementary School

The Family Huddle #13

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v3aagQW0oeoMLAy1dNS70Jfs6FEcLZvU/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

The Family Huddle #12

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EdOPTIkmGyj6ZY-yjItZavbkNA2cEvCC/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

The Family Huddle #11

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle. These can also be found through Remind and on the school website.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dxPj5CL-uSdN1M4BqFQ0oL8y_s4mJ_38/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

Family Huddle #10

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle. These can also be found through Remind.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kk1SSUwpi8CRnUZ0NdNdm4fX7_Qonhsa/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

The Family Huddle #9

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jULe8Zw1lQzXUon4BrnHuMZJa6oO7sqI/view?usp=share_link

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

The Family Huddle #8

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle.

PODCAST: https://drive.google.com/file/d/145t4RK1_ZwZ4IkRhJleJ9b9Zr3f6F6vi/view?usp=sharing

Google Document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Tko2CIp8cCJBsKOMbxrstm1DQjh3HqaFWK17bbu9MVo/edit?usp=sharing

The Family Huddle #7

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle. These can also be found through Remind and in your email.

The Family Huddle #6

Here is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle. These can also be found through Remind and and email.

The Family Huddle #5

Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle.

The Family Huddle #4

Linked is the weekly FAMILY HUDDLE. Please view the podcast prior to the start of the school week and then refer to the Google document for reminders, updates, and potential changes. The podcast is linked at the beginning of each week's huddle. These can also be found through Remind and in your email.

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Upcoming Events

4th and 6th Grade Math Growth Assessments
Date: 2/3/2023
Go Red (for heart health)
Date: 2/9/2023
School Board Meeting: Robert C. Claud, Sr. Board Room, Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex-Route 258
Date: 2/9/2023
Location: Board Room - Board of Supervisors, Isle of Wight County, 17140 Monument Cir, Windsor, VA 23487, USA
School Board Meeting: Westside Elementary School
Date: 2/9/2023
Location: Westside Elementary School, 800 W Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430, USA
Choose Kindness Spirit Week
Date: 2/13/2023 2/17/2023, 11:59 PM
Powered by Kindness (Superhero Day)
Date: 2/13/2023
Crazy for Kindness (crazy hair, wigs, hats or socks)
Date: 2/14/2023
Peace, Love and Kindness (tie-dye)
Date: 2/15/2023
Report Cards Issued
Date: 2/15/2023
BayPort Savings Day
Date: 2/16/2023
Kindness Ties Us Together (ties and bowties)
Date: 2/16/2023
We Don't Hide From Kindness (camouflage)
Date: 2/17/2023
All Schools/Offices Closed (Presidents' Day)
Date: 2/20/2023
Westside Fun Run Fundraiser
Date: 2/21/2023 3/1/2023, 11:59 PM
Westside PTA General Meeting
Date: 2/21/2023, 6 PM 7 PM
Interim Reports Issued
Date: 3/3/2023
School Board Meeting: Robert C. Claud, Sr. Board Room, Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex-Route 258
Date: 3/9/2023
Location: Board Room - Board of Supervisors, Isle of Wight County, 17140 Monument Cir, Windsor, VA 23487, USA
School Board Meeting: Westside Elementary School
Date: 3/9/2023
Location: Westside Elementary School, 800 W Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430, USA
Student Holiday/Staff Professional Learning Day
Date: 3/13/2023
BayPort Savings Day
Date: 3/16/2023
BayPort Savings Day
Date: 3/16/2023
Spring/House Pictures
Date: 3/20/2023
Westside PTA General Meeting
Date: 3/21/2023, 6 PM 7 PM
Volunteer Appreciation Week
Date: 4/5/2023 4/9/2023, 11:59 PM
Volunteer Appreciation Week
Date: 4/5/2023 4/9/2023, 11:59 PM