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November 22, 2019

From the Office

Congratulations to both the 7th and 8th grade Girls Basketball teams on a very fun and successful season! We were very proud of the effort and character displayed by all players on a nightly basis. Thank you to our coaches, Mr. Buchholz and Mr. Ryan for their guidance and support!

Tryouts and clinics for Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, and Poms begin the week after Thanksgiving break. Detailed information is included further down.

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!

Reminder ~ 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...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 and a Happy Thanksgiving!

Stefan Larsson


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!

Coming to Conferences?

Please check out the Lost and Found for any belongings of your student(s) before they are donated! The Lost and Found is located in the Commons.

Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!

  • Parent Teacher Conferences: November 25th & 26th 1-8pm
  • Anderson's Book Fair: November 25th & 26th; Library Reading Room
  • No Student Attendance: November 25th-29th Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Boys Basketball Tryouts Begin: December 2nd; see info below
  • Cheerleading/Poms Clinics & Tryouts Begin: December 2nd; see info below
  • Student Council Sharing Tree Collection: December 2nd-6th; bring to the office
  • 6th Grade Trip to Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago: December 3rd
  • Band/Choir Holiday Tour: December 5th; 9am at DJ, 10:30 at EE
  • Honor Assembly: December 6th 7:40-8:20am; light breakfast following in Commons


Fashion Through the Decades in Drama Class:

Children in Need this Holiday Season

Sharing Tree Collection donations to help buy gifts for needy children will be accepted during Parent Teacher Conferences at our Praise Cards table as well as in the Main office the week of December 2nd. If you would like to donate funds, please drop it off at the office by December 6th.Thank you for sharing with a child this season!

Boys Basketball Tryout Information:**

**All students MUST have a current physical on file to participate.

Helath/Physical Info: Nurse Beth Jones bjones@sd13.org

Questions? Please contact Coach Tom Buchholz tbuchholz@sd13.org

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 Coach Stacy Kougias at akougias@sd13.org

Health/Physical Info: Nurse Beth Jones bjones@sd13.org

Westfield Book Drive

Please drop off new and gently used children's books!

Book Drive Information

Holiday Shopping TONIGHT at DuJardin School

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

Paint a Holiday Canvas!

Join TEK/Club Create to make your own Colorful Holiday Trees Canvas Painting on Wednesday, December 11th 2019 with visiting Artist & Teacher, Abby Adams, who owns Make You Brush. Forms are also in the Office; payment of $15 for art materials.

Order Your Yearbook in November and Save 5%!

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


The Un-Fundraiser Shirts are In!

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.

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 Lightening Soccer Travel Team Mid-Season Tryouts

For information and to register Click Here

Questions? Contact Tony Clifford at bnd2sxcd@gmail.com

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 Open Gym 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

Parents, Need an Evening Out?

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


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