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April 12, 2019

From the Office

This week students participated in the Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR). We are so proud of their efforts! They did a great job this week and we also had a great turn out for our Wake the Brain sessions hosted by our PE department! Thank you to Mr. Buchholz, Mr. Gabriel and Mrs. Hilden for opening the gym to our students at 7:15 this week!


Today, we were also lucky to have a student presenter come speak with us about her company. Lauren Robinson is the CEO of Foodvie, an app that supports those who have food allergies allowing them to see what items they are able to eat without having to repeatedly check labels! Lauren has been part of every step in developing this company and working with other groups and developers along the way. It was inspiring for our students to hear an 8th grader speak to them who saw a need, created a vision and has executed that. She encouraged our students as they continue their final work on their Innovation Projects! Thank you Lauren for coming! Check out her app and website here: https://www.foodvie.com/


Looking ahead, please make sure you are making note of some specific dates:

4/19/19 - No School

4/22/19 - Institute Day, no student attendance.

5/16/19 - Innovation Night (student presentations) 6:30pm

Have a great 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!

Lots of Learning This Week

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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Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!


Yearbook Order Deadline: April 18th (see flyer below)

No School: April 19

No School: April 22

Spring Musical: April 25th and 26th 7pm (Shrek Jr.)

Spanish Course Parent Letter for 2019-2020

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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.

PLEASE NOTE: CALENDAR CHANGES

  • Monday, April 22nd will be an Institute day (no student attendance)
  • Friday, May 24th will be a student attendance day. (previously listed as a teacher work day)

8th Grade End-of-Year Events

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Club Hype / T.E.K. Event

UPCOMING:

Needle Felt Creature: Wednesday, April 17th

Candy Bingo #4: Monday, April 29th

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!

Order Your Yearbook Online before April 18th

Order by April 18th to ensure delivery to Westfield before the last days of school for signature/signing!
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National Police Appreciation Week: May 12-18

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Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Please click here to see the link for the Honor Roll!

Trimester 2 Honor Roll

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)

Marklund Children's Home Fundraiser

Sign up for the Marklund Run/Walk on April 28, 2019!
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