Wildcat Weekly

News from Westfield Elementary School: May 13, 2022

Thank you to all of the volunteers who have worked to make the Spring Sprint a success and to those who have contributed. We are excited for the event this afternoon and truly grateful for the support!


Matt McDonald

Principal

Westfield Elementary

The Spring Sprint is here!

PTC and Student Council have joined together to host the SPRING SPRINT at Westfield from 4 to 6 p.m. today! Please join us to cheer on all the Wildcat Spring Sprinters! There will be a DJ, dunk tank, face painting, food sales, book fair in the gym, and don’t forget to pick up your Home Run Inn pizza orders!


Our Wildcats have done an outstanding job raising money for updated LMC furniture and new outdoor seating! Thank you, parents, for your help in registering your child and asking your friends and family for donations!


It will be a hot one! Water bottles will be available for free to runners pre- and post-sprint, as well as fruit and applesauce pouches. Lemonade, juice boxes, and baked goods will be available for purchase from the student council. As a reminder, students must attend with a parent or guardian. Let’s go, Wildcats!


Event schedule:

4 p.m. Welcome message and runner warm-up

4:10 - 4:30 p.m. First heat: All students with A-L last names

4:45 - 5:05 p.m. Second heat: All students with M-Z last names


Students will pick up their race bags after running in their heat and will be directed to find their families.


5:15 p.m. Goal Getter Raffle drawing and top earners announced

A big Wildcat thank you!

PTC would like to recognize our generous corporate sponsors who have partnered with us to help make the Spring Sprint successful. Thank you to the following local businesses:

  • GOLD SPONSOR - JIMMY JOHNS

  • GOLD SPONSOR - GARWOOD SECURITIES

  • GOLD SPONSOR - SAYLOR & MURPHY ORTHODONTICS

  • SILVER SPONSOR - HOME RUN INN PIZZA

  • SILVER SPONSOR - INLAND BANK

  • SILVER SPONSOR - ORIGI NAIL SALON & SPA

  • SILVER SPONSOR - MATHNASIUM OF GLEN ELLYN

Lost and found

We have many items in the lost and found. Please remind your student to look for any items they may have lost. After the school year, any remaining items will be donated.

Upcoming events

May 14: Kane County Cougars reading club reward game

May 16: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

May 16: Spring band concerts at Glenbard South

May 17: Spring orchestra concerts at Glenbard South

May 23: Field Day celebration

May 25: Last day of school (Morning attendance, 11:50 a.m. dismissal)

June 13: Referendum informational meeting via Zoom, 7 p.m.

June 15: Referendum informational meeting at Briar Glen, 6 p.m.

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CCSD 89 Bond Referendum Committee

The CCSD 89 Bond Referendum Committee Chair is looking for parents from all five schools to serve on the committee. Please email westfieldptc@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run have chosen two causes for their annual service projects. We are looking for non-perishable food donations for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. We are also looking for fabric donations as the girls will be making blankets and toys for animal shelters. Donations will be accepted until May 20.

Portillo’s Restaurant Night


Visit the Portillo’s in Downers Grove on Wednesday, May 18, from 5 to 8 p.m., and 20 percent of sales will benefit Westfield Elementary. Order online or in-app for pickup using code PORTILLOS7 before checkout in the "Apply Offer" field. Or, show the flyer to the cashier when ordering at the restaurant. Valid on drive-thru, pickup, curbside, and in-restaurant orders.

Field day: May 23

Let’s celebrate the end of the school year! Field Day is Monday, May 23, and we need volunteers to help run all the fun outdoor activities and pass out popsicles. Please sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4fabac2ba1fe3-field


Westfield school supply kits

Westfield school supply kits on sale now through School Tool Box. Take the hassle out of back to school supply shopping. Please note that headphones are required for all grades but are not included in the kits. They are available as an add on. Please order your students' grades for the 2022-23 school year. Kits will be delivered to school and will be in your students classroom for their 1st day.

Click to order https://schooltoolbox.com/school-supplies/school/list-boxes/?schoolId=32847

Stay connected with the Westfield PTC

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Take a photo of results when you use at-home COVID-19 test

  • COVID-19 cases are increasing in DuPage County and at CCSD 89. The current CCSD 89 mitigation status is low. The latest mitigation information is available at: www.ccsd89.org/Page/8994
  • When you use an at-home COVID-19 test, please take a photo of the test strip that shows the results so you can share it with the school nurse.
  • Families should keep students home if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. This chart can be a starting point when determining whether your student needs to stay home: https://bit.ly/3rUY93w
  • COVID-19 notifications are sent weekly. Daily information available at: www.ccsd89.org/notify


Band (May 16), orchestra (May 17) students to perform at Glenbard South

Families are invited to hear band students perform in the main auditorium at Glenbard South High School on Monday, May 16. The fifth-grade band will perform at 6 p.m.; sixth-grade band will perform at 7 p.m. Seventh- and eighth-grade band will perform at 8 p.m.

On Tuesday, May 17, CCSD 89 orchestra students will perform at Glenbard South. The fourth- and fifth-grade orchestras will perform at 6 p.m.; the sixth- seventh-, and eighth-grade orchestras will perform at 7:30 p.m.


Learn more about bond referendum at June 13, June 15 community meetings

The district has added an additional informational meeting where community members can learn more about the June 28 school bond referendum. The 7 p.m. June 13 meeting will be held via Zoom. The link will be posted at www.ccsd89.org/schoolbonds There will also be an in-person meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Briar Glen Elementary.

The bonds would allow the district to complete essential infrastructure projects at all five CCSD 89 schools without increasing taxes. You can learn more about the referendum at www.ccsd89.org/schoolbonds


Keep reading! Park View, Glen Ellyn libraries will have books for CCSD 89 students

From June 6 to June 24, all CCSD 89 students are invited to check out books from the library at Park View Elementary School, 250 S. Park Boulevard Glen Ellyn. The Park View library will be open from 8 to 11 am. Monday through Friday to read or check out any Park View books.

Any student currently enrolled in the CCSD 89 (students who were in preschool through seventh grade during the 2021-22 school year) is invited. Children younger than eight must be with an adult.


The Glen Ellyn Public Library has also opened up its Summer Reading Program to all CCSD 89 students, including those that live in Wheaton or Lombard. You can find out more here: https://gepl.beanstack.org/reader365


Students can also use the Sora App or Tumblebooks this summer.

Reminders

  • Use district’s technology-support site to get assistance with devices https://bit.ly/89techsupport
  • Students can report bullying or threats through ‘SpeakUp’ service. Students can text or call the ‘SpeakUp’ safety line at (630) 348-2033 or email speakup@ccsd89.me