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.

December Holiday Break

    The holidays are rapidly approaching, and we are all excited to celebrate with our loved ones. To help plan around the excitement (and, quite frankly, chaos), check out our holiday schedule:

    • Friday, December 16 - Early Dismissal at 1:10 p.m.
    • Monday, December 19 - Early Dismissal at 1:10 p.m. (No Late Start)
    • Tuesday, December 20 - Early Dismissal at 11:10 a.m. (No Lunch)
    • Wednesday, December  21–January 4 - Winter Break (No School)
    • Thursday, January 5 - School Resumes at 8:10 a.m.


    Cold Weather Clothing

    Winter weather is here! Please ensure that your child is coming to school dressed for the weather. We will be going outside each day for recess if the windchill temperature is 15 degrees or above. There may be some days that classroom teachers take the students outside for a few minutes for a quick break even if the temperature is lower. The students should have a winter coat, hat, and gloves. Students who do not have appropriate clothing will remain inside.

    PTO News

    Please be on the lookout for information regarding Texas Roadhouse gift cards on sale next week! This is a great idea for holiday gifts and a great way to support your school!

    Community Choir Concert

    The Westmont Wildcat choir will perform in the PHS auditorium on Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. Students should wear their community choir shirts (arriving soon), black pants/skirts, and black shoes.

    The choir will go on tour around the Omaha metro the following day. Please be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

    The Christmas Ornament Contest is Back

    Springfield Artworks is having their Christmas ornament contest this year!

    Glenn Trembley is the glass artist at Springfield artworks and has put together this contest. The contest is open to all age groups. Create a one of a kind ornament design and your entry may become the featured ornament for 2022 at Springfield Artworks. Glenn will create the winning ornament designs in glass. There are three age groups which are ten to thirteen years old, seven to ten years old, and six years old and under.

    If you are interested, please print off the entry form located in the Westmont Wire and return to the office by December 12.

    Best of luck! We can't wait to see what you create!

    SYAA

    SYAA is beginning the 8U basketball season through the Sarpy County YMCA. We are accepting first and second-grade boys wanting to develop skills and play in a fun, encouraging environment. Games begin on January 21. We will announce practices soon. Register through the SYAA homepage. If you have any questions, please call (402) 880-4352 or email Collin Mellott.

    Holiday Support

    Springfield Platteview Community Schools has resources to support families who are in need of holiday assistance. Each year we are pleased to share Thanksgiving meals with families who do not otherwise have the means to put a holiday meal on the table. We also work with several school and community organizations to gather holiday gifts for families who need a little help providing those. We keep all inquiries and support for families confidential. Please reach out to Katie Susman, your Westmont school counselor, via email or phone at (402) 895-9602 to make arrangements. Every family deserves a happy holiday!

    Safety Patrol News

    Now that construction is complete for the spring, Mr. Hisek will move his Safety Patrol position back to its original location, which is at the back parking lot entrance/exit. Students that normally cross at the corner of Glenn Street and Richland Drive will now exit through the back of the school and proceed along the sidewalk to the crosswalk at Grissom Street and Richland Drive. All students who live on the west side of Richland Drive must cross at this crosswalk. Parents may also drop off and pick up their child along Richland Drive.

    Please be aware that the bottom parking lot will be closed to all traffic before and after school. Hopefully, having some students exit out the back of the school to be picked up along Richland Drive will help to eliminate the congestion in the front of the school. Students will cross only when Safety Patrol is present. Thank you for your cooperation!

    Dismissal times will now begin at 3:00 p.m.