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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 #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 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 #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.

THE FAMILY HUDDLE #1

View prior to the start of each school week to ensure you and your child has the information they need to be successful (this is the podcast, the document is located in news).

Open House Checklist

Here is access to the Open House checklist just in case you missed Open House, lost your checklist or just want another one.

Bus Routes

Once Bus Routes are complete, they will be posted on the county website. Click on this link to direct you to the county website and select your child's school - https://www.iwcs.k12.va.us/apps/pages/backtoschool.

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Upcoming Events

winter spirit week - Family Photo Day
Date: 12/12/2022
4th Grade Spelling Bee
Date: 12/12/2022, 9:15 AM 9:45 AM
winter spirit week - Candy Cane or Christmas tree
Date: 12/13/2022
5th Grade Spelling Bee
Date: 12/13/2022, 9:15 AM 9:45 AM
Westside Winter Chorus Concert @ Smithfield High School Auditorium
Date: 12/13/2022, 7 PM 8 PM
winter spirit week - Ugly Christmas sweater
Date: 12/14/2022
BayPort Savings Day
Date: 12/15/2022
Interim Reports Issued
Date: 12/15/2022
Make-Up Pictures
Date: 12/15/2022
winter spirit week - What the Elf?
Date: 12/15/2022
Westside Spelling Bee
Date: 12/15/2022, 5 PM 6 PM
winter spirit week - Long winters Night
Date: 12/16/2022
Winter Break--All Schools/Offices Closed
Date: 12/19/2022 12/23/2022, 11:59 PM
Westside PTA General Meeting
Date: 12/20/2022, 6 PM 7 PM
Winter Break--All Schools/Offices Closed
Date: 12/26/2022 12/30/2022, 11:59 PM
No School
Date: 1/2/2023
Students Return from Winter Break
Date: 1/3/2023
School Board Meeting: Robert C. Claud, Sr. Board Room, Isle of Wight County Courthouse Complex-Route 258
Date: 1/12/2023
Location: Board Room - Board of Supervisors, Isle of Wight County, 17140 Monument Cir, Windsor, VA 23487, USA
School Board Meeting: Westside Elementary School
Date: 1/12/2023
Location: Westside Elementary School, 800 W Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430, USA
4th Grade Skate Night
Date: 1/12/2023, 6 PM 8 PM
All Schools/Offices Closed (MLK Holiday)
Date: 1/16/2023
Westside PTA General Meeting
Date: 1/17/2023, 6 PM 7 PM
BayPort Savings Day
Date: 1/19/2023
5th Grade Skate Night
Date: 1/19/2023, 6 PM 8 PM
6th Grade Skate Night
Date: 1/26/2023, 6 PM 8 PM