News from Westfield Elementary School: May 12, 2023
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run has a few important events coming up as our season winds down.
Our 5K is on Wednesday, May 17, after school! If you're interested, please stop by to cheer on the girls. We'll be meeting on the blacktop behind the school around 3:45 p.m. We will be running the Mileage Club course. We could use a couple of adults to help monitor the route. Let us know if you'd be able to help out! Here is the SignUpGenius link if you are interested in helping us out. We’d love to see you there!
Also, our Community Impact Project this year is a book drive! We will be collecting books through next week. These can be any kind of book (even for adults). We will be donating the books to an organization called Open Books. Open Books creates libraries in classrooms, supports community literacy events, and provides free books to students who lack access. Grants are available to educators and nonprofit workers serving low-income families and communities throughout Chicago. There will be boxes in each pod to collect the books. Thank you so much for your support!
Erin Quaid, Ashley Soukup, and Isabel Rubinas
Cougars Reading Club
Did your Westfield student meet their reading goal? If so, each participating Westfield student is eligible for one free game admission ticket to the Cougars game on May 20. The order form is linked below.
Additional family member tickets can be ordered online.
Westfield families will sit in a section together. Parents can select their seats and print their tickets at home. To ensure that Westfield families sit together in our section, it is important you follow the order form instructions and select the section listed on your ticket order forms. Families who order online will need to pick up their concession vouchers at the ballpark. No order forms should be sent to the school.
May 15: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.
May 25: Last day of school year (morning attendance for students)
May 26: Summer construction begins
June 5: Summer school begins at Briar Glen
Kindergarten Music Performance
Costumes request and volunteers needed!
Drama Club is requesting 1-2 parent volunteers to help with applying make-up in the morning of their performances on Thursday, May 18.
They are also looking to borrow some costumes:
- Mama Bear
- Papa Bear
- Baby Bear
- Prince Charming
- Snow White
- Beast from Beauty and the Beast
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
Field Day: May 23
Clear your calendar to help our kids celebrate the end of the school year with a field day! Students will enjoy lots of relay games and a giant inflatable obstacle course, then cool down with a popsicle. We are in need of volunteers to run the different stations. You can sign up with the following link:
The PTC is looking for two volunteers who are interested in organizing the incoming Kindergarten Park Meet Up over the summer. Any parent who has an incoming kindergarten student and is interested, please reach out to the PTC.
Use the link below to order your school supplies for next school year. This is a super convenient way to make sure your Wildcat has all the right stuff for the new school year!
Stay connected with the Westfield PTC
Please feel free to connect with the PTC via:
Our private group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Westfield-Elementary-Parent-Teacher-Council-100644981375276
Our website: https://www.westfieldptc.org
Our email: email@example.com
Enjoy student performances at spring band, chorus, orchestra concerts
Families can enjoy the many musical talents of CCSD 89 students at spring concerts. On May 12, orchestra students will perform at Glenbard South High School: fourth- and fifth-grade students at 6 p.m.; middle school at 7 p.m. On May 16, band students will perform at Glenbard South: fifth grade at 6 p.m., sixth grade at 7 p.m., seventh and eighth grades at 8 p.m. At 7 p.m. on May 19, chorus will perform at Glen Crest Middle School. More info: https://bit.ly/42oMnOD
Please complete 2023-24 registration as soon as possible
Registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open. Families should use the individualized “SnapCode” they received in the U.S. mail to complete registration as soon as possible. Your child will not be placed on any class rosters until registration is complete. Anyone who has lost their SnapCode will need to prove residency again. More info: https://bit.ly/3Mj2mZN
Use through May 18
Unused lunch money will roll over to 2023-24
When the 2022-23 school year ends, any unused money in your student’s MySchoolBucks lunch account will automatically roll over to the next school year. Families of current eighth-grade students will need to contact CCSD 89 Accounting Coordinator Lauren Parker at (630) 469-8900, extension 3507, or firstname.lastname@example.org to request that funds be transferred to a sibling or request a refund check for the remaining funds.
Parent Series: “Dopamine Nation” author discusses balance in age of indulgence (May 18)
At noon on Thursday, May 18, Dr. Anna Lembke, author of “Dopamine Nation”, will talk about how to find balance in an age of indulgence. Lembke will discuss how keeping dopamine in check can help achieve contentment and connectedness. This free online presentation is part of the Glenbard Parent Series. More info: www.glenbardgps.org
You can see the 2023-24 school year calendar at: www.ccsd89.org/2324calendar
Reminder: Phones, smartwatches should be off and out of sight at school
Most recent fliers:
See all the CCSD 89 community fliers at www.ccsd89.org/backpack