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May 10, 2019

From the Office

We had an exciting week filled with extra-curricular activities. On Monday, the Band and Choir programs treated our students and staff to a morning performance. On Tuesday, our Track team was finally able to get some competition, by joining the track meet between Peacock, Medinah and Wood Dale. On Wednesday, Student Council members visited Feed My Starving Children to assist with packing meals for needy families around the world. On Thursday and Friday, our 8th graders met with the Lake Park Librarian as part of their transition to High school.

Teacher Appreciation week

We would like to thank the PTO for the fabulous treats provided to our staff this week! It was a wonderful demonstration of how much support we have in the community!!

5th to 6th Grade Transition

Today, we visited with 5th graders at both DuJardin and Erickson. We enjoyed meeting our future Warriors and hope to see all of the 5th grade students again with their parents on Monday, May 13th for Transition Night, starting at 7:00pm in the Westfield Gym.

Innovation Night - Thursday, 5/16 at 6:30pm

Innovation Night is almost here! On Thursday, May 16th from 6:30 - 7:15pm at Westfield all parents and relatives are invited to join us for our 1st Innovation Night. Students will be presenting their projects in a fair-like setting, which will allow parents to visit as many student tables as possible. Students should plan to be here at 6:15 to check on final set-ups. Parents and other visitors will be able to wait in the Gym and Commons as they arrive prior to 6:30. The Book Fair and the Hidden in Plain Sight drug awareness trailer will both be on site and available to parents on Innovation Night. We hope to see you Thursday night!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Stefan Larsson


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!

What's Happening!

Making Music During Assembly!

Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 5th-May 12th

Track & Field Conference Meet: 1:30-5:30 at LPHS-East

5th to 6th Grade Transition Night: May 13th 7pm at Westfield

SIP Day/Early Dismissal: May 15th at 1:40pm

WF Beginner Band Parent Night: May 15th 4:30pm

Innovation Night: May 16th

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Author Visit! Order Your Books Now to Be Signed ~

Hidden in Plain Site - Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization

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The “Hidden in Plain Sight Trailer” will be traveling to Westfield Middle School on May 16th as part of a Drug Misuse Prevention program hosted by LTM Foundation for parents. This tool was created to assist parents in the battle against drug use by their children. The trailer is designed to simulate a typical teenager’s bedroom. Parents will be invited into the trailer to “discover” some of the telltale signs of a child using and hiding drugs of all kinds. It demonstrates the need for parents to remain vigilant and aware of the everyday activities of their child. There will also be a resource table including tips for talking to your kids about drugs. Note: No one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the trailer.

8th Grade End-of-Year Events

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Attention Parents of 8th Graders: Just a reminder about 9th grade physicals

The Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health require that all students entering 9th grade show proof of receiving mandated vaccinations, in addition to receiving a physical exam, and a dental exam. Please make certain that your child receives the required immunizations and that they are recorded on his/her immunization record. These completed requirements (vaccinations, physical exam, and dental exam) will ensure that your student will be ready to start high school in the fall of 2019.

The physical examination must be recorded on the Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination form and dated within one year of the first day of school attendance for the 2019-2020 school year. (This form may be used in lieu of a sports physical form, but a sports physical form may not be used for the 9th grade mandated physical!) Physicians have the mandated form in their offices.

Please be aware that physicians’ offices are often busy during the summer months; be certain to book your appointment early!

School Safety Newsletter: Teenage Depression and Anxiety

Amended School Calendar for April, May & June 2019:

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2019-2020 School Calendar

Click here to see the 2019-2020 District School Calendar

Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year

Please see this letter regarding information for 2019-2020 School Registration. This letter was also sent home in 6th and 7th grade Report Cards.

Join Our 9 Surrounding Communities in Relay for Life

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Lake Park High School Soccer Camps for 3rd through 8th Grades

LPHS Soccer Camps have registration open for boys and girls from 3rd Grade to 8th Grade.

Sign up now!

Travel Soccer Tryouts at Bloomingdale Park District

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National Police Appreciation Week: May 12-18

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From the Westfield PTO

PTO Newsletter

We're using SignUp.com to organize our upcoming Westfield Hot Lunch Volunteers.

1) Click this link to see our SignUp: http://signup.com/go/FRAEinD

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

PTO Make-up Hot Lunch Dates

  • Wednesday, May 22nd (make-up for Jan. 31)
  • Friday, May 24th (make-up for Feb. 1)