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October 4, 2019

From the Office

This week was busy at Westfield! Monday kicked off with a 6th grade field trip to the Morton Arboretum and their investigation of tree species continued throughout this week around our building. We were lucky to have great weather for the Cross Country meet on Tuesday where Westfield runners performed exceptionally well! 6th grade girls, 7/8th grade girls and 6/7th grade boys all took home 1st place at Conference and our 8th grade boys earned 2nd place! Congratulations to all runners and a special thank you to our coaches: Mr. Buchholz, Mr. Stamatakos, Mr. Volkman and Mr. Wojcicki!

On Wednesday we completed our annual bus evacuation drill with the First Student bus company and on Thursday we were so lucky to have an author visit by Chris Colfer! A big thank you to the Reading Motivation Committee and all their work to make that possible!

PTO Fundraiser

If you have not had a chance to participate in the PTO Fall "UnFundraiser", please consider doing so. We appreciate the amazing support we receive from our PTO parents!

Looking Ahead.....Friday, October 11th - Teacher Institute Day.....Monday, October 14th - No School - Columbus Day.....Wednesday, October 16th - 1:40 Dismissal for Students.

Corn Maze Trip tonight - Have fun!

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!

This Week at Westfield

Author Visit with Chris Colfer

Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!

TEK Corn Maze Event: October 4th 4:15-10:30pm Bring food for dinner!

Wear BLUE for World Day of Bullying Prevention: October 7th

Girls Basketball Team Tryouts: October 7th & 8th

Picture Re-Takes: October 8th during lunch/flex in Band Room

Character Counts! Celebration: October 8th at 5:45pm at Old Town

Hot Lunch: October 10th

No Student Attendance/Teacher Institute: October 11th

No School/Columbus Day: October 14th

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


Join Interact Club to Create a Party for Needy Children

Westfield is partnering with the Humanitarian Service Project to create a Party in a Bag on Monday, October 7th 2019 after school at the Dollar Store & Subway which helps local impoverished children celebrate their birthdays! Permission slips and fees are due Friday, October 4th 2019 to the main office.

Westfield Girls Basketball Team Tryouts* on October 7th & 8th

Girls Basketball Tryout Information

*Students MUST have a current physical on file to participate in tryouts.

Character Counts! Celebration Night

Celebrate with students, staff and community at our Annual Character Counts Night in Bloomingdale Old Town on October 8th at 5:45pm.

Interact Club/TEK--They Have a 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.

"...the lives of all the honest men aboard depended on me alone."-Treasure Island

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

Will Jim Hawkins help Long John find Captain Flint’s long lost treasure? Find answers and the treasure of entertainment at the show!

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


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