Westside Weekly Newsletter
December – Week 2
WINTER CONCERT AND ART SHOW
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17TH
- 9:00 A.M. – Art Show Opens
- 10:00 A.M. – Concert Begins
- 11:30 A.M. – Early Dismissal for all Students
Westside’s annual Winter Concert and Art Show are back! We are so excited to welcome our young performers back on the stage on Friday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m. All Elementary (K-4) classes will perform, along with some special performances by: the Westside band, pianists, Encore dance class, and the Joking Joksters of Westside.
- Student Attire:
- Kindergarten: Winter Gear
- 1st Grade: Winter Gear
- 2nd Grade: Light blue or white uniform shirt and dark pants
- 3rd Grade: Winter Gear
- 4th Grade: Winter Gear
Families are invited and encouraged to attend. The concert will be held on the football field. Please bring your own chair or blanket to watch the show! No tickets or reservations required.
The art show will be held in the gym at the back of the building across from the field. Please stop in to view your child’s artwork from first semester.
Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 17th to begin their Winter Break. Encore will be closed on Friday, December 17th.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND BACKPACKS TO SCHOOL WITH STUDENTS.
AVAILABLE JANUARY 2022
First semester report cards and comments will be available on Infinite Campus in January once we return from break. If you need assistance with your Infinite Campus account, please reach out to our deans:
2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR LOTTERY
OPENS JANUARY 3, 2022
The lottery for the 2022 – 2023 school year opens on Monday, January 3, 2022. Tell your friends and neighbors who are interested in their child attending Westside! All lottery and school tour information can be found on our website: www.wacs.us
Current Westside students DO NOT need to enter the lottery. Current families will fill out re-enrollment paperwork in January after we return from the break. If you have a child entering Kindergarten in 2022-2023 you can indicate that on your re-enrollment paperwork.
SAVE THE DATE – WESTSIDE INFORMATION SESSION
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH 10:00 A.M
Westside will host an Information Session for all families interested in learning more about our school. Invite your friends and neighbors! While this event is for prospective families, current families are also welcome to attend since last year’s session was virtual. More information to come in the new year.
BREAKTHROUGH ATLANTA APPLICATIONS
Breakthrough Atlanta (BTA) is a tuition free six-year, year-round program that provides a pathway to college for middle and high school students. Their goals are to ensure our students are on track for high school and college while developing critical thinking skills and maturity to make wise choices about school and life. They do this through a 6-week, academic based program and Saturday programming throughout the school year (happening right now!).
Breakthrough’s summer program is June 13th-July 22nd for rising 7th and 8th grade students.
- To qualify students must:
- Be a current 6th or 7th grader
- Aspire to become a first-generation college student (neither parents have received a degree from a 4-year university)
- Receive great recommendations from teachers
Students may apply using this LINK
CAREER DAY SURVEY
On March 16th, Westside will host a Career Day for our students. As we prepare for Career Day, we would like to identify Westside community members who would be interested in sharing details of their career and career journey with students.
Please fill out this form if you would like to participate.
JANUARY MENU LINK
Please reach out to Gwen Johnson ([email protected]) with questions about the menu or our food services.
UPCOMING DATES – MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Monday, December 13th – Wednesday, December 15th
6th – 8th Grade Exams
Friday, December 17th
10:00 a.m. – Winter Concert
11:30 a.m. – Early Dismissal
Monday, December 20th – Monday, January 3rd
Winter Break – NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 3rd
Professional Learning Day for Staff – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Tuesday, January 4th
Students Return to School