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District Announcements
Elementary Master Schedule
Figuring out which “special” an elementary school student is participating in during a school week is now just a matter of following the calendar and a short set of numbers.

Beginning this school year, Westside Community Schools has created a common master elementary schedule, which should make things simpler for parents/guardians and their children.  “Specials” (physical education, music, art, and foreign language) are on a four-day rotation.  Below is a pdf that lists numbers, which represent the four different “specials” that take place during the academic year for all elementary school.  Your child’s teacher will communicate which number (one through four) corresponds to the special activity for the day.

Also, for the parents/guardians of fifth and sixth grade band/strings students, the pdf also includes information on band/string cycle days.

ATTENTION: The attached pdf has been corrected to reflect the Jan. 7 inclement weather school cancellation day.   

Specials Calendar through the end of the 2014-15 school year
Mark Your Calendars
Mark your calendars for March 10!  Come see string students perform solo and group performances.  Click here for the video trailer.
Keep on Reading!
Keep on reading at home!  We are well on our way to reaching our goal of 100,000 minutes!  Remember that guest readers, John Oakey and Rosie Zweiback, count toward your minutes in addition to any after school reading activvities.  Click here for fun photos from this week.
The 2015 Read-A-Thon starts NOW!  Collect pledges, track your reading, and help meet our school goal of 100,000 minutes.  For every 1,000 minutes that Pandas read, one case of food will be donated to the Foodbank for the Heartland.  Feed your imagination and feed your community.  Start reading today!   Donate online at ​http://www.gofundme.com/2015readathon 

Feed Your Imagination and Your Community...READ!

The Read-A-Thon is approaching (January 2015) and this year thereʼs a NEW TWIST! For the 2015 Read-A-Thon the Paddock Road Community Club has created a partnership with the Food Bank for the Heartland. This year the students will READ to raise funds for Paddock Road Elementary, as well as their community. The goal of this partnership is to foster service, compassion, and character in our students. It is an opportunity for students to see beyond our school walls and into our community to help others. What better way to do that, than through READING! For every 1,000 minutes the student body reads, a case of food will be donated to the Food Bank. In addition, 10% of the Read-A-Thon profits will be donated to the Food Bank of the Heartland!

Help make a difference in our school AND our community; encourage your child to participate!


Thanksgiving Celebrations
Classrooms celebrated Thanksgiving in a variety of ways this week!  Kindergarten hosted a traditional Thanksgiving meal, first graders performed the history of Thanksgiving to their fourth grade friends, and fifth grade met up with the four year olds for some song and dance.  Have a safe and happy holiday! 
Click here for a newsletter, The Paddock School Herald, written by a group of sixth graders: Lindsay Tierra, Nolan Spisak, Alex Kirby, & Kate Beckman.  Stay tuned for future editions!  
2nd Grade Research
Second graders are hard at work researching for their informational writing piece.  They were allowed to choose their own animal; then had the task to research their animal using books, websites, and iPads.  Students will compile their research in an informational piece next.  
Sharing Talents
The show and tell theme for Kindergarten this month is teaching, or showing, the class something you know how to do.  Gavin impressed Mrs. Kalal's kindergarteners by standing on his head! 
Geography Bee
Paddock Road students will compete in the Geography Bee next month.  Congratulations to the following qualifiers: Nolan Spisak, Roy Ford, SImon Gurney, Kate Beckman, Virginia Jansen, Casey Brattain, Lindsay Tierra, Cole Stanek, Isaiah Ben-Zion, William Gaden, Macy Riser, J.D. DiPrima, & Lily Buckendahl.
State of Schools Report
State of the Schools Report
The Nebraska Department of Education released the State of the Schools Report on October 24, 2014.  The report includes testing results from the spring of 2014 in the areas of Reading, Math, Science, and Writing.  We are proud of our growth and excited to continue our efforts aimed at increasing student achievement to even higher levels.  Thank you for partnering with us  in the education of your children.  
Michelle Patterson

Click on the links below for additional information and forms. 
2014 Paddock Road AYP Letter
Title 1 Transfer Form
Pizza Bingo
Pizza Bingo is this Friday, November 14 from 6-8pm at Westside Middle School!  Order forms came home last Friday; please return this week!  Bring your family for fun, food and prizes.  Hope to see you there.  
Spelling Bee
On Thursday, October 23rd, the Paddock Road School Spelling Bee was held at the Community Conference Center.   There were 14 qualifying students from grades four, five and six.  All students in grades 4-6 took a written test in October to determine who would compete.   Congratulations to our school winner, Julia Cunha, and to Gwen Holly, who placed second in the competition.  Julia and Gwen will move on to the Westside School District Bee, which will be held on Friday, November 21st at the Community Conference Center.  We wish them much luck!!  Nolan Spisak and Roy Ford tied for third place.  They will also be invited to attend the competition to cheer for our school.  Congratulations to all!!
Here is a list of the finalists who qualified for the Paddock Road Spelling Bee:
4th – Andrews:  Lily Buckendahl, Noelle Muller
4th – Goecke:  Gwen Holly
5th – O’Brien:  Dani Acers, Adian Upton
5th – Mitchell:  Adriana DiPrima
6th – Kock:  Virginia Jansen, Nolan Spisak, Roy Ford, Kate Beckman
6th – Wurh:  Alaina Peterson, Julia Cunha, Lindsay Tierra, J.D. DiPrima
Best Day
8th Grade Paddock graduate, Sydney, created a video for an English project to the song Best Day of my Life by American Authors.  Her message is to enjoy everyday and love everyone!  Paddock teachers and students are enjoying it at school.  You can enjoy it here: ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwbrviGX-hU&feature=em-share_video_user
5th Grade Enrichment
Fifth grade students in Mrs. Mitchell's room explore google maps on their iPads during enrichment time.
The Perfect Cupcake
In sixth grade, Lindsay T answered the question:  What is the perfect cupcake?  After researching cookbooks, asking fellow students a set number of questions and compiling her data she discovered that the perfect cupcake is a chocolate with vanilla frosting and caramel drizzle!  She presented her findings/creation to the class today!
Second Grade Readers
Mrs. Sorrell's second graders spend time reading to self each day!  Read for 15 minutes at home each night to help your child grow!
Don't forget to follow Paddock Road @PaddockRoad66 on Twitter for updates on happenings in the classroom and events in the community.  Check with your classroom teacher to see if they have a classroom account to follow as well! 
Panda Pride Assembly
Students gathered together today to hear the Westside High School football players talk about the importance of being safe, being respectful, and being responsible both at school and everywhere they go.  Two students from each classroom will be recognized each quarter with the Panda Pride Award.  To receive the Panda Pride recognition, students have to demonstrate skills on a consistent basis and/or have shown improvement in practicing these school rules.
Summer Panda Press
We hope you are enjoying your summer!  Click here for the Summer 2014 Panda Press.  We look forward to seeing you on August 7th 5:00-5:45 for Meet and Greet! 
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