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January 17, 2020

From the Office

A new rotation of Exploratory courses begins on Tuesday, January 21st. Today, marks the end of the 2nd quarter (6th and 7th grade) and 1st Semester (8th grade) Exploratory courses. Please have your child review their schedule this weekend for their new course and location.


Clothing Drive

Please consider supporting the Westfield Clothing Drive being held this coming week, January 21st - 24th. For more information please see the flyer below.


No School on Monday, January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Have a wonderful extended weekend!


Stefan Larsson

Principal


Nicole Gabany

Assistant Principal

5 Essentials Survey


Parents, we would appreciate you sharing your feedback by taking a few minutes to complete the 5Essentials Survey. To complete the parent survey, please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/ and select Westfield Middle School. Thank you in advance for your time!

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!


  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-NO SCHOOL: January 20th
  • Begin 3rd Quarter and 2nd Semester Classes: January 21st
  • Westfield PTO Meeting: January 21st at 6pm
  • Home Basketball Game: January 23rd
  • Clothing Drive: January 21st - January 24th see flyer below

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK

Clothing Drive in January

Want to clean out your closets? Student Council will be holding a clothing drive from Tuesday, January 21st through Friday, January 24th 2020! Please see our flyer (linked here) for more information!

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!

You Have the Power...

...to change the future! Take this quick, one-question survey to choose which day of the week District 13 will schedule SIP Early Release dates in the 2020-2021 school year. Students, staff and community members--you decide!

Survey Link

A New Club Create Activity!

The following FREE activity, Creative Angels of HeART, will be taking place on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 (Clay) AND Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (Glaze) from 3:30pm until 4:50pm at Westfield Middle School in the Art Room.

Wizard of Oz Auditions!

Please see this flyer for information regarding auditions for the Wizard of Oz! January 28th and January 29th!

Talent Show Cafe

Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 PM in the Commons.

This year the format for our annual talent show has changed. Think of attending an open mic night. We will be in the commons, seated at tables, refreshments will be available, and as you sit with your family and friends, you will get to see the many talented students who have graciously agreed to share their talents. To make sure that we can accommodate everyone, we are asking that you go to the following link to reserve your seats asap. https://forms.gle/cG6XQtqpn9gUg6AT6

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!

Yearbook Order Link

8th Graders: Bring in Your Baby Picture to School for the Yearbook

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the District 13 Education Foundation Beer and Wine Tasting! Proceeds benefit D13 teacher grants. The event is on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club 6:30-8:30pm. More information to come ~

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):

The Un-Fundraiser Shirts are In--Thank You for Your Donation!

Westfield PTO would like to thank all who participated in the ”Un-Fundraiser." The donations have already supported the Student Council Sharing Tree, PE Department and Back to School Bash. Thank you for your support!

Note - This voluntary fundraiser is in addition to PTO Dues. The PTO will not be doing any other fundraising. If you would like to participate, please CLICK HERE.

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).

BLOOMINGDALE PARK DISTRICT PROGRAMS:

A Hockey Showdown...

Middle Schoolers vs. Bloomingdale Police.

January 18th 1-3pm. Circle Park hockey rink. Be there.

FROM THE HEALTH/NURSE OFFICE:

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