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October 25, 2019

From the Office

Today marks the end of the 1st quarter! See below for more information about Explore rotations for 6th and 7th graders for Monday. 8th graders will remain in their Explore rotation for a Semester long course. If you have an 8th grader in STEM, ask them about their sheep brain dissection (pictured) this week.

Girls basketball kicked off their season hosting Spring Wood on Tuesday, and then played away at Roselle on Thursday; good luck this season! Follow @d13athletics on instagram and Twitter for athletic updates and information and check out the google calendar for game dates!

Remember, tonight, Student Council will host the Fall Bash from 6-8pm. To attend, students must be in good standing and have been in attendance at least half of the day. If students wear costumes the same expectations apply for costumes worn on Halloween to school (see below). Please plan to pick up your student promptly at 8pm.

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-up

The Parent-Teacher Conference sign-up opened at 8am this past Monday; the link at the end of the paragraph can also be found on the Westfield website. Conferences will be held on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th, from 1:00pm - 8:00pm on both days. To accommodate a large number of appointments, each conference slot is 10 minutes in length. The 10 minute slot is divided into an 8-9 minute conference and a 1-2 minute passing time. As a reminder, conferences can be set up at any time throughout the year, by contacting your child's teacher or grade-level Team Leader. PTCWizard - Conference Sign-up link

Exploratory Rotation - 6th & 7th Grade

Monday, October 28th begins a new rotation for 6th & 7th Exploratory courses, which consist of Art, Drama, Music, and STEM. Please remind your child to check their schedule for their 2nd quarter course. The official grade for 1st quarter 6th & 7th grade exploratory classes will appear on the 1st Trimester Report Card.

*8th Grade Exploratory courses change by semester. All other courses for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders operate on a trimester schedule. Grades in all classes are updated periodically and can be checked using PowerSchool at anytime.

8th Grade Reminder - PSAT testing at Lake Park for all 8th Grade students is scheduled for TOMORROW, Saturday, October 26th. The letter from Lake Park is still attached below if you need details.

Halloween Costumes

Students are able to dress up for Halloween on Thursday, October 31st. We would like to remind the students to dress appropriately as stated in the Dress Code and to follow the guidelines listed below:

· Costume/Hair/Make-up must be completed prior to the arrival at school or entering the bus. Ex: No spray cans are allowed on the bus or at school.

· Costume accessories, if applicable, should not depict or display anything hurtful, harmful or have the opportunity to be utilized as a weapon.

· The classroom learning environment should not be compromised due to a student’s costume.

· Student’s identity must be visible and easily recognizable. Ex: No full masks.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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!


Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!

End of Quarter 1: October 25th

All-School Fall Costume Dance: October 25th 6-8pm $5.00 or $4.00 with costume

8th Grade PSAT High School Placement Exam: Saturday, October 26th (see info below)

Westfield Spirit Week: October 28th--November 1st; check Westfield calendar for daily spirit theme

'Sock'tober Community Sock Drive: October 1st--31st; bring to first period classroom

Hot Lunch (pre-ordered): October 31st & November 1st

8th Grade **PSAT Testing at Lake Park EAST

All 8th graders will take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) placement exam at Lake Park EAST Campus, 600 Medinah Rd, Roselle, tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 26th from 7:45am-11:15am. Bring two pencils and a calculator. Questions? Call Lake Park HS at 630-529-4500

**Please read the PSAT Test Information.

Order Hot Lunch Before November 1st!

Here is the new online Order Form for hot lunch offered Nov.14--Feb.21 through Westfield PTO. Orders are due by November 1st!

If you have questions, please contact Chairperson Kathy Aranda at kmaranda08@gmail.com

Parent Teacher Conference (PTC Wizard) Sign Up is Open

If you would like to schedule a conference with one, some or all of your student's teachers, the conference sign-up window is open! Conferences are happening on Monday, November 25th 1-8pm and Tuesday, November 26th 1-8pm. Please go to the Westfield Webpage at sd13.org or click this Conference Signup Link. If you have scheduled before, find your name and add your student. If you are new to the District, please go to the Conference Signup Link and click Create Account.

Taste the Best of Bloomingdale on Nov. 2nd 6-8pm!

The Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce is hosting 'Tastings of Bloomingdale' (formerly '50 Men Who Cook'). It's a community culinary event featuring professional and amateur chefs offering creations from appetizers to desserts and beverages with raffles and children's activities all for $35, Children 4-12 for $10. Buy tickets online or at the BCC office. Proceeds benefit all Bloomingdale area schools.

Trick-or-Treat Info from the Bloomingdale Police:

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There's Still Time to Get your PTO Un-Fundraiser T-Shirt!

Make your donation, mark your student's t-shirt size, and drop it off in the office. Thank you, for supporting your Westfield PTO! Students were sent home with a flyer today and a 'Remind' will be sent out from the PTO regarding a deadline.

Order Your Yearbook in October and Save 10%!

Yes, Art Can Be Scary~

Do you want to enter Westfield’s October Themed Art Contest?

If so, check out the flyer for details!

October is 'Sock'tober Month!

Socktober Homeroom sock donation collections continue! Even the smallest act of caring like donating a pair of new socks can help make a huge difference in the lives of our community members who are homeless. Please bring new socks to 1st period class through October 31st. Thank you!

Good News! The Activity Bus Will Run Monday through Friday

The Westfield 'Late' Bus will take students home after 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.

Lions Club: Peace Poster Art Contest

Westfield students can express their vision of peace and inspire the world through art.

Peace Poster Contest Info

Lake Park Lancer Badminton Camp

Badminton Camp Info for middle school badminton team feeder program

Questions: Call Lake Park High School at 630-529-4500

READ THIS...If You're Going to a Lake Park High School Game

  • Any non-high school age student attending contests at the high school must be accompanied by a supervising adult. Students arriving without an adult chaperone will not be admitted to the game.
  • Backpacks and opened outside beverage containers are not allowed in our stadium so please plan accordingly and bring what you need to be prepared for all weather.

  • Admission of $3 is charged to non-high school age students over the age of five (5) years old.

  • If you are not being driven home by your adult chaperone, please arrange for your ride to pick you up immediately following the contest in the circle drive in front of West Campus and not in the stadium parking lot. This helps to reduce traffic near the stadium.

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


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.

Warning! Dangers of E-Cigarette Smoking for children and adults

School Safety Newsletter: Teenage Depression and Anxiety

Message about Measles from the DuPage County Health Department

A Park District Place Especially for 'Tweens and Teens!

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