Aiming to Keep You Informed
March 6, 2020
From the Office
This week, report cards went home in the mail. Honor Roll ribbons and invitations for the 2nd Trimester Honor Roll recognition on March 20th were included in the report card envelope for each student who earned either Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors for the 2nd Trimester. Congratulations to all of the students who made the Honor Roll! If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's report card, please reach out to your child's teacher or the main office at anytime. We are happy to assist you!
COVID-19 (Corona virus)
Please read this letter from Dr. Bartelt regarding student safety and wellness.
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.
Remember to Spring forward one hour this weekend! Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8th.
Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!
- Comic Con at Lake Park HS: March 6th 3:30-5:30pm
- Daylight Saving Time: March 8th - turn clocks forward 1 hour
- Foodies Club: March 10th
- Home Volleyball Matches: March 10th
- Student Council Meeting: March 11th at 8am
- Author Visit, Neal Schusterman: March 11th
- Home Volleyball Matches: March 12th
- School Improvement/Early Dismissal: March 18th at 1:40pm
THIS WEEK AT WESTFIELD:
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
Location: Lake Park West High School Auditorium
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.
Interact Club is Bringing Comfort to Animals
A Famous Author Visitng Westfield Soon
Interact Club/TEK Candy Bingo #2!
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
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
Walk, Run & Roll! Marklund Children's Home Fundraiser in Bloomingdale
Taste the Best for Your School!
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.