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February 28, 2020

From the Office

It's been said that all streaks are meant to be broken. The '71 Lakers won 33 straight games. The UCLA men's team of the early 70's made it to 88. The UConn women's team rolled to 111 consecutive before losing in 2017. Like all of the great teams of the past, the Westfield Staff team was bound to lose sometime. Congratulations to the 8th grade student basketball team for their win over the Westfield staff at last Friday night's Basketball Brawl! With the loss, our in-house historians believe the staff's all time record is now 118 & 1. Thank you to our Student Council for organizing the event, to our Cheer and Poms teams for performing, and to everyone who came out to support Westfield students and staff!


District Exemplars

Congratulations to Ben Aranda (8th grade) and Mr. Steve Miller (Westfield Custodian) for being awarded the District 13 student and staff exemplars for the month of February!


Honor Roll Recognition - March 20th

We are hosting our 2nd Trimester Honor Roll recognition on March 20th from 7:40am - 8:10am in our Athletics Gym, entrance 32. Students who earn a 3.2 or higher GPA for the Second Trimester, will be eligible to attend. Students in each of the Honors, High Honors, and Highest Honors will be recognized in groups. 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 Choir. 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. Attending the Honor Roll recognition is optional. Honor Roll ribbons will be sent home with report cards.


Reminder: No School on Monday, March 2nd for Casimir Pulaski day.

Have a wonderful extended weekend!


Stefan Larsson

Principal


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!


  • Casimir Pulaski Day/NO SCHOOL: March 2nd
  • 8th Grade Grad Gown Measuring: March 3rd, during lunch/flex 11:38-12:22
  • Home Volleyball Matches: March 3rd
  • Spirit Day/Westfield Wear: March 6th
  • Comic Con at Lake Park HS: March 6th
  • School Improvement/Early Dismissal: March 18th at 1:40pm

8th Grade End-of-the-Year Dates

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.

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK:

Westfield Students Take 1st Place in Battle of the Books!

Jill A., Emily K., Suri K. and Emily R., along with supporting student team readers, represented Westfield and placed 1st at Lake Park for 'Battle of the Books' competition. They faced-off against students from Medinah, Itasca, Springwood and Roselle in the Middle School division. Battle of the Books is a knowledge, trivia competition based on the 20 books that are nominated for the Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award.

You Can Still Order Hot Lunch

If you missed ordering hot lunch online, please click this Hot Lunch Form for March 6th - May 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Tina Piemonte at tpiemonte@gmail.com

'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.

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.

Be a Comic-Con Artist

Do you like to draw-sculpt-paint Comics, Super Heros, Zombies, Cartoons, or Movie Characters? If so, consider entering the 2020 Comic Con Art show! You must fill out the artist survey, and bring your artwork to Mrs. Matt--Art Teacher, no later than Thursday, March 5th 2020.

Help the Art Room

Do you have any cardboard toilet paper & paper towels tubes? Please please please considering saving them so that you can bring them in to donate to the Art Students - Thank you!

Interact Club is Helping Animals

Animals waiting to be adopted will be more comfortable because of YOU. Help the 'Almost Home Foundation' by making fleece blankets on March 9th at Interact Club. CLICK HERE for the permission slip and information.

A Famous Author Visitng Westfield Soon

Wesfield Middle School--it’s that time! We will have an author visit on Wednesday, March 11th! We are delighted to announce that New York Times bestselling author, Neal Shusterman, will be visiting our school to discuss his books and talk with us about his life as an author.

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

Be Counted! 2020 US Census

You will be invited by mail to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census in late March. USA Strong!

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!

A Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors Who Attended District 13 Schools

Click Here for the Bloomingdale School District 13 PTO Scholarship due on April 6th to the Westfield Office. Those eligible include former students of DuJardin, Erickson and/or Westfield school who are graduating from high school this year.

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.

Taste the Best--for Your School!

Mark your calendars for the District 13 Education Foundation Beer and Wine Tasting! Proceeds benefit Bloomingdale local schools. The event is on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club 6:30-8:30pm. To purchase tickets, go to: www.sd13foundation.org

2020-21 Online Enrollment for Students New to the District

New Student Online Enrollment is open--only for those students new to District 13. Please check the Bloomingdale School District 13 website for more information: sd13.org

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.

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:

Mom & Son(s) Bowling Event

Bowling, pizza, raffle prizes--on March 6th at Bowlero Bowling Alley in Roselle (formerly Brunzwick Zone).

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:

What Parents Need to Know: Marijuana Use by Teens

Please read the facts about marijuana on the young brain.

Legal Marijuana in Illinois: Legal DOES NOT Mean Safe

Please read the reality of marijuana use.

New Information Regarding Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information for schools and child care centers.

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