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December 20, 2019

From the Office

Happy Holidays! We had a fun filled week of festive activities mixed in with academics. From holiday baking and candy cane competitions to awesome decorations, holiday sweaters & headgear, the spirit was definitely in the air! There is no better place to be than a school during the week leading up to a holiday. We hope you enjoy the time with family and friends over the break. We look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, January 6th and hearing all about the great experiences and adventures!


Looking ahead for when we return: Friday, January 10th, is a Noon dismissal....Wednesday, January 15th, is a normal attendance day with dismissal at 3:30pm...Wednesday, January 15th, is also Future Freshman Night at Lake Park from 6:00-8:30pm for 8th graders....Friday, January 17th, is the last day of the 2nd quarter for 6th & 7th grade Exploratory courses.


Reminder ~ 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. Thank you in advance for your time!

Have a wonderful break and a Happy New Year!


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!


  • Winter Break: December 23rd--January 3rd
  • School Resumes: January 6th
  • Home Basketball Game: January 7th 4pm/5pm
  • TEK Glow Painting: January 8th
  • Half Day In-service/Noon Dismissal: January 10th at 12:00pm; buses depart at 12 noon

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK

AAA Night for Westfield 8th Graders/Next Year Lake Park Freshmen

Class of 2024! Mark on your calendar: January 15th 6-8:30pm for Academics/Activities/Athletics Night at Lake Park High School-EAST Campus for all incoming 9th Graders and their parents/guardians.

Calling All Artists!

Consider working on your Youth Art Month Poster Contest entries over winter break. Email Mrs. Matt at Dmatt@sd13.org for details and supplies as all posters are due Monday January 6th!

Clothing Drive in January

Student Council will be holding a clothing drive from Tuesday, January 21st through Friday, January 24th 2020! Please see our flyer (linked here) for more information!

Did You Know...?

...that Bloomingdale School District 13 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!

Announcing! A New Theatre Group

Theatre has always been a place of inclusion; a safe place that welcomes anyone who wants to perform, play, build, design, direct, to hang out and make friends. "The MacKenzie Project" is an invitation to students Grades 3-12 with special needs and without who are interested in working together to put on a show at the end of the school year. The performance will feature students with special needs in starring roles and as crew leaders while being supported by student peer mentors. Interested? Click Here for Theatre Group Information

Make Your Painting Glow in Club Create

Join us to create a Glow Painting, on Wednesday, January 8th 2019 from 3:30pm-4:50pm with Artist & Teacher Susan Weres

{Check out these awesome photos from last week's visiting artist session! View each student’s painting on this Artsonia Gallery of the Holiday Tree Canvas Paintings }

Westfield's Talent Showcase 'Cafe'

There is a new format for our talented Westfield students and staff! We will be hosting an evening in the Commons where you will enjoy some hot beverages, baked goods and the Talent Show!


All interested talent must be show-ready at the auditions, January 14, 2020. If selected, you will be added to the Talent Showcase program on February 11, 2020. (There will be a mandatory rehearsal before the show TBD.)


So, get your 'act' together and practice, practice, practice! All acts will be limited to three (3) minutes. If you are interested in sharing your talents, please sign up outside the Drama Room and pick up a permission slip in order to audition. Questions? Ask Mrs. Bringer cbringer@sd13.org

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the District 13 Education Foundation Beer and Wine Tasting! Proceeds benefit D13 teacher grants. The event is on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club 6:30-8:30pm.

Show Off Your Spelling Skills

Join the District 13 Spelling Club! Practice is held at DuJardin Room 116 on Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm with competition on February 11, 2020.

Spelling Club Information

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!

Yearbook Order Link

The Activity 'Late' Bus Takes Students Home Monday through Friday

The Westfield 'Late' Bus will take Westfield students home after 4:50pm for 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

FROM WESTFIELD'S PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO):

The Un-Fundraiser Shirts are In--Thank You for Your Donation!

Westfield PTO would like to thank all who participated in the ”Un-Fundraiser." The donations have already supported the Student Council Sharing Tree, PE Department and Back to School Bash. Thank you for your support!

Note - This voluntary fundraiser is in addition to PTO Dues. The PTO will not be doing any other fundraising. If you would like to participate, please CLICK HERE.

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).

BLOOMINGDALE PARK DISTRICT PROGRAMS:

FREE Park District Programs

Try out a program for FREE in December and January!

Open Gym--"To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat."

Youth Open Gym for Bloomingdale middle and high schoolers! There are special dates when school is out.

The Lounge for Grades 6, 7, and 8; a Place to Hang Out and Have Fun

  • Ping Pong
  • Video Games
  • Food (bring $)
  • Free WiFi

FROM THE HEALTH/NURSE OFFICE:

Protect Your Child from the Flu

E-Cigarette Smoking Dangerous for Children, Teens and Adults

Teenage Depression and Anxiety

Measles Message from the DuPage County Health Department