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Aiming to Keep You Informed

May 3, 2019

From the Office

It was finally sunny today! Students and staff were able to take advantage of the nice weather today and participate in the American Heart Association Run/Walk event.


Unfortunately, due to the rain this week, two Track meets were cancelled. We are working to reschedule one of them for next week. Stay tuned. The Conference Meet is scheduled for Monday, May 13th at Lake Park East, beginning at 1:30pm.


7th Grade Parents - Spanish placements for next year

This week, we met with 7th grade students regarding placements for 8th grade Spanish. Due to the high number of interested students, we currently have a waiting list. Students who have currently been selected for Spanish, were informed of the likely period they would be taking Spanish next year and asked to let us know if they have changed their mind regarding taking Spanish in 8th grade. For students on the waiting list, we will reach out to students if and when spots open up. Typically, we have some movement in numbers between May and the start of the next school year. If your child was selected for 8th grade Spanish and they have changed their mind, please notify us as soon as possible. Thank you!


Spring Concerts

We hope you are able to join us next week for the Jazz & Concert Band Performance on Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00pm and the Choir Concert on Wednesday, May 8th at 7:00pm!


5th to 6th Grade Transition

On Friday, May 10th, we will be visiting with 5th graders at both DuJardin and Erickson. Parents and all 5th graders are invited to visit Westfield on Monday, May 13th for Transition Night, starting at 7:00pm in the Westfield Gym.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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!

What's Happening!

Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!


Teacher Appreciation Week: May 5th-May 12th

Band/Choir Assembly: May 6th

Candy Bingo #4: May 6th

Student Council Trip: May 8th 9-1:30

5th to 6th Grade Transition Night: May 13th 7pm at Westfield

SIP Day/Early Dismissal: May 15th at 1:40

Innovation Night: May 16th

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Author Visit! Order Your Books Now to Be Signed ~

8th Grade End-of-Year Events

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Attention Parents of 8th Graders: Just a reminder about 9th grade physicals


The Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health require that all students entering 9th grade show proof of receiving mandated vaccinations, in addition to receiving a physical exam, and a dental exam. Please make certain that your child receives the required immunizations and that they are recorded on his/her immunization record. These completed requirements (vaccinations, physical exam, and dental exam) will ensure that your student will be ready to start high school in the fall of 2019.


The physical examination must be recorded on the Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form and dated within one year of the first day of school attendance for the 2019-2020 school year. (This form may be used in lieu of a sports physical form, but a sports physical form may not be used for the 9th grade mandated physical!) Physicians have the mandated form in their offices.


Please be aware that physicians’ offices are often busy during the summer months; be certain to book your appointment early!

School Safety Newsletter: Teenage Depression and Anxiety

Student Council Fundraiser: Change 4 Change Challenge through May 3rd

Amended School Calendar for April, May & June 2019:

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2019-2020 School Calendar

Click here to see the 2019-2020 District School Calendar

Club Hype / T.E.K. Event

UPCOMING:

Candy Bingo #4: Monday, May 6th

If you like Animals and Art, enter the National Pet Week Poster Contest for a chance to win a $75 Amazon Gift Card and Prize Basket! Entries due Friday, May 3rd 2019!

Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

Please see this letter regarding information for 2019-2020 School Registration. This letter was also sent home in 6th and 7th grade Report Cards.

Join Our 9 Surrounding Communities in Relay for Life

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Lake Park High School Soccer Camps for 3rd through 8th Grades

LPHS Soccer Camps have registration open for boys and girls from 3rd Grade to 8th Grade.

Sign up now!

Hidden in Plain Site - Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization

The “Hidden in Plain Sight Trailer” will be traveling to Westfield Middle School on May 16th as part of a Drug Misuse Prevention program hosted by LTM Foundation for parents. This tool was created to assist parents in the battle against drug use by their children. The trailer is designed to simulate a typical teenager’s bedroom. Parents will be invited into the trailer to “discover” some of the telltale signs of a child using and hiding drugs of all kinds. It demonstrates the need for parents to remain vigilant and aware of the everyday activities of their child. There will also be a resource table including tips for talking to your kids about drugs. Note: No one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the trailer.
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National Police Appreciation Week: May 12-18

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From the Westfield PTO

PTO Newsletter


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

1) Click this link to see our SignUp: http://signup.com/go/FRAEinD

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

PTO Make-up Hot Lunch Dates

  • Wednesday, May 22nd (make-up for Jan. 31)
  • Friday, May 24th (make-up for Feb. 1)