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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.

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!

Upcoming Dates

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:

Got Art?

A special congratulation goes out 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. There will be a complimentary reception for all artists, family, friends, staff, etc., on this Sunday, March 15th 2020 from 1:00p.m. till 4:00p.m.
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Letter from Dr. Bartelt, Superintendent of District 13 regarding Covid-19 virus

Please read this letter regarding student safety and wellness during flu/virus season.

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.

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

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 Bringing Comfort to 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

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:

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