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Aiming to Keep You Informed

March 13, 2020

From the Office

Bloomingdale School District 13 will be closing all schools due to the pandemic threat for students and staff beginning Monday, March 16 - Sunday, April 5. Students will return to school Monday, April 6. Please continue to check the District website and Facebook for the most up-to-date information.


Online resources for students at home

Please see the letter attached below, for academic resources while students are at home.


COVID-19 (Corona virus)

Please read this letter from Dr. Bartelt regarding student safety and wellness.


Attention 7th Grade Parents - Re: 8th Grade Spanish for 2020-2021

7th Graders who are interested in taking Spanish next year as an 8th grader, should read the letter attached below. Please return the letter by April 17, 2020.


Attention 8th Grade Parents

In less than 3 months, 8th grade students will complete their middle school experience. We ask that you review the letter attached below with your child to insure that each 8th grader finishes on a high note!

Stay healthy and safe!


Stefan Larsson

Principal


Nicole Gabany

Assistant Principal

7th Graders: Taking Spanish Next Year?

If the answer is 'Yes', please read, sign and return this letter to the Westfield Office.

8th Grade Graduates: Important Info

Please read this letter regarding the 8th Grade end-of year academics and behavior.

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!

Assistant Principal's Office - Substitute

Beginning on Monday, March 9th, Mr. Jeremy Gabriel will serve as our Assistant Principal for the remainder of this school year, while Mrs. Gabany is out on maternity leave. Mr. Chris Shamet will serve as the long-term PE substitute for Mr. Gabriel. Feel free to reach out to either Mr. Gabriel or Mr. Larsson for any assistance you need from Westfield Administration.

Online Resources for Students at Home:

There are lots of learning activity opportunities online. Please take advantage of online educational resources.

Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!


  • {CANCELED: Student Art Show Reception}
  • {CANCELED: Honor Roll Assembly}
  • {CANCELED/POSTPONED: Spring Bash}
  • {CANCELED/POSTONED: Chain Maille Assessories}
  • {CANCELED/POSTPONED: Candy Bingo 2}
  • {CANCELED/Will Be Rescheduled: Graduation Picture Retakes}

THIS WEEK AT WESTFIELD:

Got Art?

Congratulations to the talented Westfield students for making it into the 37th Annual Student Art Show which takes various works of Art from each of the local participating schools to be put on display at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum. The Student Art Show can be seen by visitors Saturday, March 7th through Saturday, April 4th 2020 at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum.
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Student Art Show Reception Canceled

As a precautionary measure, the Annual Student Art Show reception on Sunday, March 15th at the Bloomingdale Park District Museum is cancelled. The Student Art Show will remain open for viewing the following days & times until April 4th: Wed. 4-8pm, Thurs. 12-4pm & Sat. 9am-12pm.

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 High School - West Campus Auditorium

Time: 6:00-7:00pm

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.

You Can Still Order Hot Lunch

If you missed ordering hot lunch online, please click this Hot Lunch Form . If you have any questions, please contact Tina Piemonte at tpiemonte@gmail.com

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!

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:

The Bloomingdale Park District is Listening to You

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

Mom & Son Bowling

Raffles, pizza, games, photo, dessert, drinks...AND bowling! All on March 20th for mom(s) and son(s) ages 3-12.

LaCrosse is Coming to Bloomingdale

Tryout the Bloomingdale Lacrosse Club for Grades 1st - 8th through the Bloomingdale 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