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November 15, 2019

From the Office

We were truly honored to have several local veterans visit with us on Veterans Day. Students had the opportunity to learn from the experiences of the veterans and ask them questions during classroom visits. We appreciate the veterans spending their time with us and for their service to our country!


5 Essentials Survey

Parents, we would appreciate you sharing your feedback by taking a few minutes to complete the 5Essentials survey. To complete the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ and select Westfield Middle School.


The 5 Essentials Survey identifies five indicators: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environments, & Ambitious Instruction. The Survey window closes February 14th. Thank you in advance for your time!


Honor Roll Recognition - December 6th

We are hosting our 1st Trimester Honor Roll recognition on December 6th from 7:40am - 8:10am in our Athletics Gym, entrance 32. Students who earn a 3.2 or higher GPA for the First Trimester, will be eligible to attend. Parents and relatives of Honor Roll students are also invited to join us! Our PTO will be providing drinks and treats & the morning will include a performance by our Westfield Jazz Band. Families and students will be able to choose their seating and may sit together. As part of the program, students will be invited to stand and be recognized for their achievement. At 8:15, students will be dismissed from the gym to go to their lockers and all parents and guests will be required to exit the building. Honor Roll ribbons will be sent home with report cards. Attending the Honor Roll recognition is optional.


Looking ahead....Wednesday, November 20th is a 1:40pm dismissal for students....Monday, November 25th & Tuesday, November 26th are Parent-Teacher Conference days and therefore No School for Students.....Wednesday, November 27th - Friday, November 29th all District 13 schools are closed.

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!

Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!


  • Anderson's Book Fair: November 18th-22nd, Library Reading Room
  • Westfield PTO Meeting: November 19th at 6pm
  • Student Council Meeting: November 20th at 8am, Commons
  • SIP Day/Early Dismissal: November 20th at 1:40pm LUNCH: 11:50 & 12:13
  • Parent Teacher Conferences: November 25th & 26th 1-8pm
  • No School: November 25th-29th Happy Thanksgiving!

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK

One More Week to Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences

If you would like to schedule a conference with one, some or all of your student's teachers, the conference sign-up window is open for one more week. Conferences take place Monday, November 25th 1-8pm and Tuesday, November 26th 1-8pm (no student attendance on those days). Please go to the Westfield Webpage at sd13.org or click this Conference Signup Link. If you have scheduled before, find your name and add your student. If you are new to the District, please go to the Conference Signup Link and click Create Account. Please call the Westfield Main Office with any questions.

Boys Basketball Tryout Information:

All participating students MUST have a current physical on file with the Nurse, Beth Jones bjones@sd13.org

Questions? Contact Coach Tom Buchholz tbuchholz@sd13.org

Get Ready for Cheerleading and PomPon Clinics & Tryouts!**

**ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE TO PARTICIPATE

Co-ed Cheerleading Team:

  • Clinics will be held on December 2nd and 3rd 3:40-5:30pm in the Commons
  • Tryouts will be held on December 4th 3:40-6:30pm in the Commons

Co-ed Pom Pons Dance Team:

  • Clinics will be held December 5th 3:40-5:30pm in the Commons
  • Tryouts will be held December 6th 3:40-6:30pm in the Commons

Questions? Please contact Stacy Kougias at akougias@sd13.org

Health Physical information: Nurse Beth Jones bjones@sd13.org

Order Your Yearbook in November and Save 5%!

The Activity 'Late' Bus Will Take Students Home Monday through Friday

The Westfield 'Late' Bus will take students home after clubs, sports and activities. It will leave about 5:00pm from the front parking lot.

Forgot Something at School?

If you find that you left an item at school after dismissal, the Main office is open until 4:00pm and the custodians will check the Front Door once again at 4:50pm if you need to enter the building briefly to retrieve an item.

Student School Supplies for 2019-2020

2019-2020 School Calendar

For legal holidays, early dismissal days, spring break etc. click this link:

2019-2020 District School Calendar

Holiday Shopping at DuJardin School

Shop 'til you drop on Friday, November 22nd 6-9pm!

FROM 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 for partnering with PTO for hot lunch! Mention Westfield for discounts on catering (630-894-6200).

BLOOMINGDALE PARK DISTRICT PROGRAMS:

Bloomingdale Lightening Soccer Travel Team Mid-Season Tryouts

For information and to register Click Here

Questions? Contact Tony Clifford at bnd2sxcd@gmail.com

A Place for 'Tweens and Teens

Youth Open Gym and...The Lounge for middle schoolers! Check out the special dates when school is out for Open Gym.

Learn to Think Like Computer

Park District class for ages 5-7 (siblings of Westfield Warriors)

Parents: Need a Night Out?

Park District child care for those ages 4-10 on December 13th 5:30-8:30pm!

FROM THE HEALTH/NURSE OFFICE:

Warning! Dangers of E-Cigarette Smoking for Children and Adults

School Safety Newsletter: Teenage Depression and Anxiety

Message about Measles from the DuPage County Health Department