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School Events
9/4/2014 to 10/31/2014
•  Yearbook Information 2014-2015
Recurrence: Daily from 9/4/2014 to 10/31/2014
10/31/2014
•  The 1st Graders will be going to the Hargis Retreat Pumpkin Patch
Updated Uniforms   
Predominately black or predominately white athletic shoes (high-priced, brand named shoes are not recommended and should not be worn)

Westhills Elementary School Uniform (updated shirts) Updated- Boys and Girls- Plain team purple oxford shirts or polo style shirts with two or three buttons   
Updated- Boys and Girls- Plain team purple oxford shirts or polo style shirts with two or three buttons

Alabama Virtual Library   
In English and Spanish

Información y Actualizaciones Publicado en españo   
Information and Updates Posted in Spanish

Student Parent Handbook for 2014-2015   
Click here to go to the link under Library Files: Student  Parent Handbook for 2014-2015 http://www.westhillselementaryschool.com/?PageName=Library&Page=%27DocumentsCategory%27&CategoryID=148002&iSection=Library&CorrespondingID=

Addition to Westhills Handbook Concerning Back Packs   
Students need clear or mesh back packs (as of Jan. 1, 2013).

Link to Bessemer City Schools' Gifted Program   
Click here to go to the link: https://sites.google.com/site/remekalittle/

Welcome to Westhills   
Helpful Information

Khan Academy   
Learn almost anything for free. With over 3,400 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

INOW Access   
Parents can access their child's grades and attendance records.

Photo Albums   
Click here to see photo albums: http://www.westhillselementaryschool.com/?PageName=Library&Page='DocumentsCategory'&CategoryID=22524&iSection=Library&CorrespondingID=

Vision/Mission Statement   
It is our mission at Westhills Elementary School to produce responsible, self-motivated students with  the skills and attitudes...

Parenting Assistance Phoneline- Child Development Resources   
Call 1-866-962-3030 or visit the website

Students on grade level as well as high achieving students benefit from increased reading practice.   
How Can You Help Your Child Accelerate Growth in Reading Ability?

Is Your Child Reading On Grade Level?   
What Can You Do To Help Your Child?

Setting Goals for Accelerated Reading   
# of points expected from 60 minutes per day of reading practice (In school and at home)

Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)   
Criteria for Determing Grade Levels

Latest News Items   
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Belief Statements of Westhills Elementary School   
•1.       The education of a child is the responsibility of, and a combination of the efforts...

McWane Science Center   
IMAX Dome Theater

Check with the Youth Department at the Bessemer Public Library for upcoming events   
Join the Public Library!

Homework Help   
Boys and Girls Club

Kids Help Line (call 328-5437)   
Let's Talk

Ways To Help Youth Of All Ages Maintain Reading Skills During The Summer   
1. Model reading for your children. You have the most impact on your children's habits. Let them see you reading for information...

Birmingham Parent Magazine   
Premier Parenting Magazine for Central Alabama
Birmingham Parent Magazine and Website

When To Keep Your Child At Home   
Is Your Child Too Sick For School?

Cleanliness/Wellness   
Don't Give Bacteria A Free Ride!

A Message from the Center for Disease Control ( CDC)   
www.cdc.gov/mrsa

Family Skills Center   
The Exchange Club

Urban Family Network   
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Your Library Card: The Smartest Card! Get it! Use it @ your library!   
Jefferson County Library Cooperative: Public Libraries of Birmingham/Jefferson County Telephone Renewals: 226-3790 Website...
Get Your Own Library Card

Reading and Young People   
Begin reading to your child the day they are born!

Reading Resources, Websites and Tips, Reading Program, Accelerated Reading, SRI, etc.   
For teachers, students, and parents

Parental Tips and Ways You Can Help Your Child   
You Can Help Your Child Make Improvements in Behavior, Grades, Attendance

Web sites, links, tips, workshops, etc. for all subject areas   
History, Science, Health, Safety, Geography, Civics, Government, etc.
History, Science, Math, English

Health and Wellness Tips, Newsletters, Studies, Information   
Children and Adults