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February 7, 2020

From the Office

Congratulations to both the 7th and 8th Grade Boys basketball teams for an outstanding season! A special shout-out to our 8th Grade team who finished 1st in Conference with an undefeated record. Thank you to Coach Buchholz and Coach Ryan for all of their time and support in building an excellent program for our student-athletes!


Tomorrow, the Westfield Cheerleaders will complete at Medinah Middle School starting at 11:00AM against other area middle school cheer squads! Good luck to the girls and coaches.


Talent Show - Tuesday, 2/11 @ 7:00pm

We hope to see a packed house for our Talent Show Cafe! For more information and to reserve a seat, please scroll down.


8th Grade - Business Education

Thank you to all of the Lake Park students who joined us this week to provide mini-lessons for our 8th graders in Business related fields. A special thank you to Nicole Cozzi and Abhi Patel, both Westfield alumni, for leading and organizing this program! We also appreciated all of the Lake Park staff and District 13 Board of Education members who visited with us!


8th Grade – End-of-the-year events

We have a few dates, some of which are still tentative, that we would like to share regarding end of the year events for 8th graders. Due to the potential for weather related school closings, the date for 8th Grade Graduation may not be official until late March/early April, when the Board of Education officially approves the end of the school year calendar.


More information on each event will be shared in the coming weeks and months, but please pencil in the following dates:


  • 8th Grade Dance (Sponsored by the PTO) – Tuesday, May 26th @ 7:00pm at the Bloomingdale Golf Club
  • Warrior Excellence Awards Night (Open to all 8th graders and their families) – Wednesday, May 27th @ 6:30pm at Westfield
  • 8th Grade Graduation – (Tentative) Monday, June 1st @ 6:00pm at Lake Park West Campus


Graduation Ceremony


Location: Lake Park West High School Auditorium

Time: 6:00pm

Tickets: 4 per family (Graduates do not require a ticket as they will be seated on stage)

Tentative Date: June 1st, 2020 (Pending Board of Education approval)


Order forms for Graduation tickets will be sent home in April. More detailed information regarding Graduation and end of the year activities for 8th graders will be sent home as soon as it becomes available.

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!


  • Hot Lunch Online Order Due: Today! February 7th (online link below)
  • LTC Club: February 7th 3:45-5:45pm
  • GIRLS and BOYS Volleyball Team Tryouts: February 10th, 11th & 12th (see info below)
  • Vision/Hearing Screen: February 11th
  • Westfield's Talent Showcase Café: February 11th (see info below)
  • NO SCHOOL/Presidents Day: February 17th
  • Early Dismissal/SIP Day: February 19th at 1:40pm

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK:

A 'Thank You' Note to the Westfield Student Council

Thank you to all the Student Council members who brought in food and participated in our our Annual Teacher Breakfast! It was nice to sit and chat with these students who do so much for our school! -The Westfield Teachers & Staff

Order Hot Lunch Online Here!

Fill out this hot lunch form online to order before TONIGHT, February 7th. If you have any questions, please email the PTO hot lunch coordinators, Kathy Aranda kmaranda08@gmail.com or Tina Piemonte tpiemonte@gmail.com

Westfield Volleyball Team Tryout Information

Tryouts for girls and boys volleyball teams will be conducted next week on February 10th, 11th and 12th. All students trying out MUST have a CURRENT physical on file.

Talent Show 'Cafe'

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 PM in the Commons.

Families, D13 Staff, community members! Join us for a fun evening -- seated at tables, refreshments will be available -- to see the many students who will share their talents on stage. To make sure that we can accommodate everyone, we are asking that you go to the following link to reserve your seats ASAP. https://forms.gle/cG6XQtqpn9gUg6AT6

Congratualtions to Westfield Boys Basketball Teams!

8th Grade Team: 1st Place in Conference

6th/7th Grade Team: 2nd Place in Conference

It's Almost BRAWL Time!

The Basketball Brawl is happening Friday, February 21st--doors open at 6:00pm. It's an exciting basketball game between Westfield Teachers and Westfield 8th grade basketball teams plus half-time entertainment. Buy your tickets during lunch/flex from Student Council members February 14-21: $5.00 per game ticket and $1.00 per raffle ticket. Funds will aid the Australian animal fire victims.

8th Graders! Bring in Your Baby Picture to School for the Yearbook

To be included in the 8th grade 'baby pages', submit one picture from age newborn to toddler BEFORE MARCH 6th by the following options:

Option 1: Put the picture in an envelop with the student's name on the front. Bring it to your 1st period class or give it to Mr. Wojcicki.

Option 2: Email the picture to Mr. Wojcicki at twojcicki@sd13.org with student's first and last name in the subject line.

NEW! Club Create/TEK Event: Watercolor Painting

Please fill out the Watercolor Painting Form to participate in learning how to paint in watercolors on February 26th. Visiting artist, Susan Weres, will help you create something beautiful!

Interact Club/TEK Candy Bingo #2!

Join in on the fun at our next Candy Bingo event on March 23rd! Click Here for the permission slip and information.

Should Students Take the Lead?

Take this ONE QUESTION survey---should District 13 shift to student led Parent/Teacher Conferences? Let us know what YOU think!

Survey Link

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! The Westfield Passcode is: 1014041382501890

Yearbook Order Link

Learn Social Media Precautions at 'Parent University'

On February 19th, attend the presentation at Lake Park High School teaching the dangers of posting personal information, sharing tips and strategies for conversations and monitoring a child's social media. Click Here for Parent University Info

'Lancer Select' Basketball Program

Click Here for boys and girls 2020 spring basketball tryouts information. Tryouts will be conducted on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Lake Park High School - West Campus.

Nominate 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


It was Bloomingdale School District 13 that 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!

Walk, Run & Roll! Marklund Children's Home Fundraiser in Bloomingdale

Fill out this registration form to participate in the 5K/1 mile fundraiser for the Marklund special needs children on April 26th.

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. More information to come ~

Did You Know...?

Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) releases the annual School Report Card, available to view on the ISBE website: www.illinoisreportcard.com. The Report Card shows district and individual school progress on a wide range of educational goals. One component of the School Report Card is the summative designation – a descriptor of how well our schools are meeting the needs of all students. This designation is based on eight indicators of academic success and school quality. We are proud to share that all Bloomingdale District 13 Schools have earned high designations for overall data for all accountability indicators as well as data for individual student groups. DuJardin Elementary School received the Exemplary designation, which indicates overall performance in the top 10% of all schools. Erickson Elementary School and Westfield Middle School both received the Commendable designation, with overall data indicating no underperforming student groups.


For the first time ever, these designations and academic indicators appear on the School Report Card alongside site-based expenditures – how much money the district spends per student. With these two data points, the District has the opportunity to take a closer look at the relationship between financial investments and student outcomes.

District 13 welcomes this opportunity to dive into our data and talk about additional improvements and investments that can be made to support every student in reaching their goals. Bloomingdale School District 13 is strongest when we all work together as a greater community to achieve these goals.

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.

Planning Ahead: 2020-2021 Proposed School Calendar

Click Here for the proposed Bloomingdale School District 13 2020-2021 calendar dates.

2020-21 Online Enrollment for Students New to the District

New student online enrollment opens February 10th. Check www.sd13.org for upcoming information.

FROM WESTFIELD'S PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO):

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).

FROM THE BLOOMINGDALE PARK DISTRICT:

The Bloomingdale Park District is Listening to You

Bring your thoughts and ideas to the meeting on March 14th to improve your park district!

FROM THE WESTFIELD NURSE'S OFFICE:

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