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October 11, 2019

From the Office

On Thursday, October 17th & Friday, October 18th, our Drama Department will be presenting Treasure Island, starting at 7:00pm on both evenings. Admission is free and concessions will be sold. We hope you can join us!


2019 Illinois Assessment of Readiness - Student reports

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) scores for your child will be mailed home next Friday, October 18th. These are the results from the IAR test taken last school year in April of 2019.


Parent-Teacher Conference sign-up

Next week, a link will be sent home and provided on the Westfield website for Parent-Teacher Conference sign-up. 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. 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.


Exploratory rotation - 6th & 7th Grade

October 25th marks the end of the 1st quarter for 6th & 7th grade Exploratory courses. 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 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.



Looking Ahead....Monday, October 14th - No School - Columbus Day.....Wednesday, October 16th - 1:40 Dismissal for Students.

Have a wonderful 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!

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK

Character Counts! Celebration in Bloomingdale

Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!


No School/Columbus Day: October 14th

Circle Park Clean-Up: October 15th during lunch/flex 11:38-12:22

SIP Early Dismissal Day: October 16th at 1:40pm Lunch: 11:50 and 12:13

Hot Lunch Pre-ordered: October 17th & 18th

Fall Play 'Treasure Island': October 17th & 18th at 7pm

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

Interact Club/TEK--They Have Heart!

Join in to cook Meals from the Heart on Monday, October 21st 2019 after school at the Ronald McDonald House! Permission slips and fees are due Thursday, October 17th 2019 to the main office.

8th Grade **PSAT Testing at Lake Park High School

All 8th graders will take the PSAT placement exam at Lake Park EAST Campus on Saturday, Oct. 26th from 7:45am-11:15am. Questions? Call Lake Park HS at 630-529-4500

**Please read the PSAT Test Information.

Fall Play, Treasure Island, is Happening!

Westfield Drama’s production of TREASURE ISLAND will be performed Thursday and Friday, October 17 & 18 at 7:00 PM. Admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase.


Another Fun Club Create/TEK Activity:

Come creating a Needle Felted Dia De Los Muertos Skull on Wednesday, October 23rd 2019 after school in the Art Room! Permission slips and fees are due Friday, October 18th 2019 to the main office.

Yes, Art Can Be Scary~

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

If so, check out the flyer for details!

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.

Order Your Yearbook in October and Save 10%!

Halloween Info from the Bloomingdale Police:

October is 'Socktober' Month!

Socktober Homeroom sock donation collections have begun! 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! 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.

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.

2019-2020 School Calendar

For legal holidays, early dismissal days, spring break etc. click this link:

2019-2020 District School Calendar

Student School Supplies for 2019-2020

FROM THE WESTFIELD 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 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

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Lions Club: Peace Poster Art Contest