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.

Choir News

The fourth through sixth-grade choir students will be performing in the Jr. High music contest at Platteview High School on Friday, March 24. The choir will perform at 10:15 a.m. in the band room of the high school. This event is free to attend, and we would love to see you there! Please have your choir member wear his/her choir shirt and black pants to school on Friday, March 24, so they are ready to go when we load the bus. (If your student is also in band, they should wear their performance clothes and bring their choir shirt to change into.)

Student Council Food Drive

A huge thank you to our Westmont Families! The Westmont Student Council’s goal was 3,000 food items, and nearly 4,200 items were donated to the Springfield Food Bank. An all-school celebration is heading our way! Everyone will be celebrating this very successful community project. The first and third-grade classrooms tied for first place, with fourth grade in second place.

March Madness Math Challenge

Are you ready to sharpen up those math skills for our March madness challenge? Packets went home yesterday! Complete the five activities each week, have your parents sign it, and return the sheet back to school on Friday. Shoot it into the hoop at the front entrance for your chance to win some awesome prizes! You’ll have four weeks, which means four chances to win! Drawings held on: March 3, 10, 24, and 31! Let's go Wildcats! 

Grandfriends Day

Grandfriends day is back so mark your calendars for the Thursday before our long weekend around the Easter holiday, April 6. We invite grandparents or special "grandfriends" to join their grandchildren or special students for fun at Westmont from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. More information will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for it in upcoming newsletters and in your child's folders. 

Please note: We will dismiss students from school that day as they are always dismissed. We will not allow grandparents and grandfriends to take or transport students from school without a signed permission slip, which we will send home prior to the event. We will not make phone calls, and there will be no exceptions to this policy. Please be sure to sign and return your dismissal form prior to the event date. Again, keep an eye out for this form that will be coming home just before Spring break.

Your Westmont Parent and Community Involvement Committee, Dawn Johnson, Hannon Hisek, Megan Moore, Michelle Parr, and Katie Susman organize these events. We would love to hear from you with any questions, comments, or ideas about involving our parents and community in our school. Please reach out to any of us via email or phone. You matter! 

Yearbooks

Yearbook sales for the 2022–2023 school year have begun. The cost is $17, and all orders are due by Friday, March 24. Please note that we will not accept any late orders.

Popcorn Friday - Heroes Wanted!

We are looking for parents/guardians who would like to help with our Popcorn Fridays. One Friday morning each month (for about two hours) we need help popping and bagging the popcorn to distribute to classes. You can do it once, every month, or a couple of times over the year. We will train you! Check your child's backpack for a form with more information, and please return it as soon as possible if this opportunity will work for you! Thank you for being our heroes!

Kindergarten Roundup

Is your child a Wildcat in the making? If your little one is going into kindergarten, be sure to come to our parent meeting on Thursday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. Then bring your child to Kindergarten Roundup on Friday, April 14.

Kindergarten Roundup consists of two sessions. The morning session runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and the afternoon session runs from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  We will send a letter several weeks in advance that will indicate which session your child is invited to attend.

Golf Lessons

For golf lesson opportunities or to attend golf clinics, reach out to the golf coach, Mr. Jim Jennings.