Westmont News

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout-outs. Please check back often, and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

Red Ribbon Week

Westmont Elementary will celebrate Red Ribbon Week on October 26 through October 30. We want our students to learn about drug-abuse prevention and making healthy choices to support happy and successful futures. Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug-abuse prevention campaign in the nation. Please join us by discussing this important topic at home. We also encourage all of our students to join in the following dress-up days:

  • Monday, October 26 - Be Happy! Wear your pajamas today so you can feel cozy and happy all day!
  • Tuesday, October 27 - Be Brave! Dress as your favorite brave superhero, character from one of your favorite books, or as a doctor or nurse.
  • Wednesday, October 28 - Be Happy! Wear your brightest, happiest clothes.
  • Thursday, October 29 - Be Brave! Wear your crazy socks, crazy hairdos and/or mixed up outfits!
  • Friday, October 30 - Dress in as much red as you can.

Coats

If you need help getting your child a warm coat for the winter season, please contact Katie Susman via email.

National Bullying Prevention Month

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. We are so fortunate to have Boys Town right here in Omaha, Nebraska! The Boys Town social skills we teach at Westmont have their origins in Boys Town, and these skills help your children succeed in school, in the family, in the community, and in their futures! Many of these skills are skills your children can use to express themselves confidently and to resolve conflict, both of which are important when you think about bullying prevention.

We strongly encourage you to spend some time on the Boys Town website, and particularly at this time, on the pages dedicated to bullying prevention. We continue to work with your children at Westmont to promote inclusion, assertiveness, and skills to support the goal of bullying prevention, not just in October, but all year long. Thank you for being part of the team and spending some time learning about your role at home, and how we together can best educate and protect your children.

Virtual Fall Book Fair

Due to all the changes this year and to keep everyone safe and healthy, we’ve opted to have a virtual fall book fair. We invite you to shop our Scholastic Book Fair online from October 19 through November 1! Our school benefits from all purchases. The book fair is a great way to connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more. Please find additional information about the virtual book fair in our Westmont Wire newsletter.

Signs of Illness

If your child is exhibiting any signs of illness in the morning, please do not send them to school. Please remember your child must be symptom-free for 24 hours, without the aid of medication. Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Fall Festival Classroom Parties

Westmont will have its annual fall parties this year on October 30. Parents and visitors will not be allowed on school grounds this year. If you plan to help with parties in any way, you can send supplies and individually pre-packaged treat with your child prior to the party.

Cooler Weather

As the weather continues to get cooler, please dress your child accordingly. Mr. Hisek will take the students out for PE class as often as possible. Some mornings are quite chilly and a jacket, sweatshirt, or pants are necessary. Your cooperation is appreciated.

School Pictures

Get ready! We're taking school pictures on Thursday, October 1. Picture packets will come home with students the week before, or you can visit the Inter-State Studio website to place your order. Order forms, with payment, are due the day of pictures. Retake day will be on Thursday, November 5.