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January 10, 2020

From the Office

Happy New Year!

It was great having all of the students back with us this week! We especially enjoyed hearing about all of the travels and experiences they had with friends and family. It can sometimes take a little time to get back into a structured routine after a long break, but everyone seemed to settle in nicely.


This week, our 7th and 8th grade boys basketball teams kicked off the official start of the season with two victories over SpringWood and Roselle. In addition, the 7th grade boys basketball team won the Lake Park Middle School tournament over the winter break. Congratulations to both teams on a great start to the season! Next week, the teams play at Wood Dale on Tuesday, January 14th and at home versus Roselle on Thursday, January 16th.


8th Grade

Lake Park counselors will meet with all 8th graders on Monday, January 13th from 8:30 - 9:30am to discuss scheduling for next year. Information regarding Course Selection and Registration will be provided by Lake Park on Monday and at Future Freshman Night.


Looking ahead: 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...Tuesday, January 21st begins a new rotation for all Exploratory courses.

Have a wonderful 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!


  • Foodies Club: January 14th
  • 8th Grade AAA Night at Lake Park HS: January 15th 6:30-8:30pm see info below
  • Choir Festival at LPHS: January 16th 8:30-11:30
  • End of Quarter 2: January 17th
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-NO SCHOOL: January 20th
  • Clothing Drive: January 21st - January 24th see flyer below

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK

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

Class of 2024! Mark on your calendar: January 15th 6:30-8:30pm for Academics/Activities/Athletics Night at Lake Park High School-EAST Campus, 600 Medinah Rd., Roselle for all incoming 9th Graders and their parents/guardians.

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

Calling All Artists! Poster Due Date EXTENDED to Jan. 15th

Students, you have extra time to work on your Youth Art Month Poster Contest --Email Mrs. Matt at Dmatt@sd13.org for details and supplies as all posters are now due Wednesday, January 15th!

Clothing Drive in January

Want to clean out your closets? 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!

Know 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

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!

Last Call to Join 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

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.

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 January!

A Hockey Showdown...

Middle Schoolers vs. Bloomingdale Police.

Be there. January 18th 1-3pm. Circle Park hockey rink.

Fitness Class for Kids

Kids ages 9-16 can attend a fitness class on January 16th that educates as well as invigorates.

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