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January 24, 2020

From the Office

This week our 8th grade Boys and Girls Basketball teams visited both Erickson and DuJardin elementary schools and read with the Kindergarten classes. This is the second year of this event and it is always a special time for our students and we hope for the Kindergarteners as well! Thank you to the Erickson and DuJardin Kindergarten classes for hosting us and to Mr. Buchholz and Mrs. Siegert for organizing this Community building opportunity for students!


We would also like to highlight our upcoming Talent Cafe! This year our Talent Show will take on a new format in a cafe style environment held in the Commons on February 11th at 7pm! We hope you can make it out to see our showcase of talent here at Westfield!


MARK YOUR CALENDARS: February 1st, Dr. Bartelt will host a Community Coffee here at Westfield in the library from 8am-9:30am! You can enter through the main doors. See flyer below for more information.

Reading with the DuJardin Jaguars

Reading with the Erickson Eagles

Have a wonderful extended weekend!


Stefan Larsson

Principal


Nicole Gabany

Assistant Principal

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!

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!


  • Interact Club: January 27th
  • Foodies Club: January 28th
  • 'Wizard of Oz' Spring Play Auditions: January 28th & January 29th
  • Student Council Meeting: January 29th 8am

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK

You Have the Power...

...to change the future! Take this quick, one-question survey to choose which day of the week District 13 will schedule SIP Early Release dates in the 2020-2021 school year. Students, staff and community members--you decide!

Survey Link

'Wizard of Oz' Spring Play Auditions!

Please see this flyer for information regarding auditions for the Wizard of Oz! January 28th and January 29th!

Volleyball Team Information Meeting

Volleyball season is approaching. Students, please attend this important meeting if you want to try out for the team.

Coffee with Our Superintendent!

We'll supply the coffee---you have your questions/comments/accolades ready for Dr. Jon Bartelt, Superintendent of Bloomingdale District 13 on February 1st 8:00am at Westfield.

Talent Show 'Cafe'

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 PM in the Commons.

This year the format for our annual talent show has changed! Think of attending an open mic night. We will be in the Commons, seated at tables, refreshments will be available. As you sit with your family and friends, you will get to see the many students who have graciously agreed to share their talents. To make sure that we can accommodate everyone, we are asking that you go to the following link to reserve your seats ASAP. https://forms.gle/cG6XQtqpn9gUg6AT6

It's Almost BRAWL Time!

The Basketball Brawl is happening Friday, February 21st--doors open at 6:00pm. It's an exciting basketball game between Westfield Teachers and Westfield 8th grade basketball teams. Buy your tickets during lunch/flex from Student Council members February 14-21: $5.00 per game ticket and $1.00 per raffle ticket. Funds will aid the Australian animal fire victims.

8th Graders: Bring in Your Baby Picture to School for the Yearbook

To be included in the 8th grade 'baby pages', submit a picture from newborn to toddler by the following options before MARCH 6th.

Option 1: Put the picture in an envelop with the student's name on the front. Bring it to your 1st period class or give it to Mr. Wojcicki

Option 2: Email the picture to Mr. Wojcicki at twojcicki@sd13.org with student's first and last name in the subject line.

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

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!

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. More information to come ~

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.

Planning Ahead: 2020-2021 Proposed School Calendar

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

2020-21 Online Enrollment for Students New to the District

New student online enrollment opens February 10th. Check www.sd13.org for upcoming information.

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:

LaCrosse is Coming to Bloomingdale

Interested? Please attend an information session on January 31st 6-8pm.

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