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Aiming to Keep You Informed

March 27, 2020

From the Office

Bloomingdale School District 13 schools are currently closed due to the pandemic threat for students and staff. Until further notice, the return date for students is Wednesday, April 8. Please continue to check the District 13 website for the most up-to-date information.


Activities for Spring Break


Westfield Library

Physical Education Activities for K-8



From our Nurse

• What is COVID and how to prevent it (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?

• How to prevent COVID (video) https://www.childrensmn.org/coronavirus-covid-19/

• Video and other materials on COVID http://neatoday.org/2020/01/06/schools-and-coronavirus/

https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/


At Home Learning - Survey

Teachers will be sending home a short Google Survey to both students and parents regarding your experiences with our At Home Learning. Please consider completing it. We appreciate your feedback!

We hope everyone has a relaxing Spring Break. Stay healthy and safe!


Stefan Larsson

Principal


Nicole Gabany

Assistant Principal

Warriors of the Week

Each week the staff recognizes students for demonstrating outstanding character based on attitudes or actions that fall under the Character Counts Pillars. We would like to congratulate the following students on their nominations for the week! Virtual Warriors of the Week

7th Graders: Taking Spanish Next Year?

If the answer is 'Yes', please read, sign and return this letter to the Westfield Office. While the school is closed, you are welcome to take a photo of the signed letter and email it to Mrs. McGinn at luhl@sd13.org She will compile a list of all requests in the meantime.

Be Counted! 2020 US Census

You will be invited by mail to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census in late March.

8th Grade Graduates: Important Info

Please read this letter regarding the 8th Grade end-of year academics and behavior.

Assistant Principal's Office - Substitute

Beginning on Monday, March 9th, Mr. Jeremy Gabriel will serve as our Assistant Principal for the remainder of this school year, while Mrs. Gabany is out on maternity leave. Mr. Chris Shamet will serve as the long-term PE substitute for Mr. Gabriel. Feel free to reach out to either Mr. Gabriel or Mr. Larsson for any assistance you need from Westfield Administration.

Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!


*At this time, events that were cancelled have not been rescheduled. Once school resumes, we will provide updates on past & future events that may have been affected. Thank you for your understanding!

THIS WEEK AT WESTFIELD:

Order Your Student's Yearbook Here

To get delivery in time fo the end of the school year, order now--your student will be able to get their yearbook signed by teachers and friends in May 2020! The Westfield Passcode is: 1014041382501890

Yearbook Order Link

8th Grade End-of-the-Year Dates

8th Grade – End-of-the-year Events

We have a few dates, some of which are still tentative, that we would like to share regarding end of the year events for 8th graders. Due to the potential for weather related school closings, the date for 8th Grade Graduation may not be official until late March/early April, when the Board of Education officially approves the end of the school year calendar.


More information on each event will be shared in the coming weeks and months, but please pencil in the following dates:


  • 8th Grade Dance (Sponsored by the PTO) – Tuesday, May 26th @ 7:00pm at the Bloomingdale Golf Club
  • Warrior Excellence Awards Night (Open to all 8th graders and their families) – Wednesday, May 27th @ 6:30pm at Westfield
  • 8th Grade Graduation – (Tentative) Monday, June 1st @ 6:00pm at Lake Park West Campus


Graduation Ceremony


Location: Lake Park High School - West Campus Auditorium

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

Tickets: 4 per family (Graduates do not require a ticket as they will be seated on stage)

Tentative Date: June 1st, 2020 (Pending Board of Education approval)



Order forms for Graduation tickets will be sent home in April. More detailed information regarding Graduation and end of the year activities for 8th graders will be sent home as soon as it becomes available.

Help the Art Room

Do you have any cardboard toilet paper & paper towels tubes? Please please please considering saving them so that you can bring them in to donate to the Art Students - Thank you!

Nominate Someone Who is an Example of Great Character

Please fill out the Character Counts! Nomination Form before April 3, 2020 if you know of a child or adult who exemplifies one (or all!) of the Character Counts! Pillars. If chosen, they will be recognized at the Annual Awards Breakfast. Click Here for the Nomination Form


It was Bloomingdale School District 13 that brought the Character Counts! Coalition to our town. The CCC reinforces and recognizes examples of character in our community. For more information about Character Counts!, click here!

A Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors Who Attended District 13 Schools

Click Here for the Bloomingdale School District 13 PTO Scholarship due on April 13th to the Westfield Office. Those eligible include former students of DuJardin, Erickson and/or Westfield school who are graduating from high school this year.

Walk, Run & Roll! Marklund Children's Home Fundraiser in Bloomingdale

Fill out this registration form to participate in the 5K/1 mile fundraiser for the Marklund special needs children on April 26th.

Taste the Best for Your School!

Mark your calendars for the District 13 Education Foundation Beer and Wine Tasting! Proceeds benefit Bloomingdale local schools. The event is on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club 6:30-8:30pm. To purchase tickets, go to: www.sd13foundation.org

2020-21 Online Enrollment for Students New to the District

New Student Online Enrollment is open--only for those students new to District 13. Please check the Bloomingdale School District 13 website for more information: sd13.org

2020-2021 Proposed School Calendar

Click Here for the proposed Bloomingdale School District 13 2020-2021 calendar dates.

WESTFIELD'S PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO):

PTO Newsletter


We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Westfield Hot Lunch Volunteers.

1) Click this link to see our SignUp: https://signup.com/go/xZeejVZ

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

Big thanks to Bloomingdale Rosati's Pizza for partnering with PTO for hot lunch! Mention Westfield for discounts on catering (630-894-6200).

FROM THE WESTFIELD NURSE'S OFFICE:

New Information Regarding Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information for schools and child care centers.

Protect Your Child from the Flu

Teenage Depression and Anxiety