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October 18, 2019

From the Office

Tonight is your last opportunity to catch the Drama Department's presentation of Treasure Island, starting at 7:00pm. Admission is free and concessions will be sold. We hope you can join us!


Next Friday, October 25th, Student Council will host the Fall Bash. To attend, students must be in good standing, have been in attendance at least half of the day. If students wear costumes the same expectations apply for costumes worn on Halloween to school (see below).


2019 Illinois Assessment of Readiness - Student reports

The Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) scores for your child were mailed home today. These are the results from the IAR test taken last school year in April of 2019.


Parent-Teacher Conference sign-up - opens at 8:00am on Monday, 10/21

The Parent-Teacher Conference sign-up will be live at 8:00am on Monday, October 21st. The link at the end of the paragraph can also be found on the Westfield website. Conferences will be held on Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th, from 1:00pm - 8:00pm on both days. To accommodate a large number of appointments, each conference slot is 10 minutes in length. The 10 minute slot is divided into an 8-9 minute conference and a 1-2 minute passing time. As a reminder, conferences can be set up at any time throughout the year, by contacting your child's teacher or grade-level Team Leader. PTCWizard - Conference Sign-up link


Exploratory rotation - 6th & 7th Grade

October 25th marks the end of the 1st quarter for 6th & 7th grade Exploratory courses. Monday, October 28th begins a new rotation for 6th & 7th Exploratory courses, which consist of Art, Drama, Music, and STEM. Please remind your child to check their schedule for their 2nd quarter course. The official grade for 1st quarter 6th & 7th grade exploratory classes will appear on the 1st Trimester Report Card.


*8th Grade Exploratory courses change by semester. All other courses for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders operate on a trimester schedule. Grades in all classes are updated periodically and can be checked using PowerSchool at anytime.



8th Grade Reminder - PSAT testing at Lake Park for all 8th Grade students is scheduled for Saturday, October 26th. The letter from Lake Park is still attached below if you need details.


Halloween Costumes

Students are able to dress up for Halloween on Thursday, October 31st. We would like to remind the students to dress appropriately as stated in the Dress Code and to follow the guidelines listed below:

· Costume/Hair/Make-up must be completed prior to the arrival at school or entering the bus. Ex: No spray cans are allowed on the bus or at school.

· Costume accessories, if applicable, should not depict or display anything hurtful, harmful or have the opportunity to be utilized as a weapon.

· The classroom learning environment should not be compromised due to a student’s costume.

· Student’s identity must be visible and easily recognizable. Ex: No full masks.

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!

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK

Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!


Fall Play 'Treasure Island': October 18th at 7pm

Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up Starts: Monday, October 21st at 8:00 AM

Worldwide Character Counts Week: October 20th--26th

TEK Ronald McDonald House: October 21st

Mix-it-up at Lunch: October 22nd

Hot Lunch (pre-ordered): October 24th & 25th

End of Quarter 1: October 25th

All-School Fall Costume Dance: October 25th 6-8pm

8th Grade PSAT Exam: October 26th (see info below)

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

There's Still Time to Get your PTO Un-Fundraiser T-Shirt!

Make your donation, mark your student's t-shirt size, and drop it off in the office. Thank you, for supporting your Westfield PTO! Students were sent home with a flyer today and a 'Remind' will be sent out from the PTO regarding a deadline.

To Order Hot Lunch, or Not to Order Hot Lunch: That is the Question:

Here is the new online Order Form for hot lunch offered Nov.14--Feb.21 through Westfield PTO. Orders are due on November 1st!

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Opens Monday, Oct. 21st at 8:00 AM

If you would like to schedule a conference with one or all of your student's teachers, the conference sign-up window will open on Monday, Oct. 21st at 8:00am. Conferences are happening on Monday, November 25th 1-8pm and Tuesday, November 26th 1-8pm. Please go to the Westfield Webpage at sd13.org or click this Conference Signup Link after 8:00am on Monday to sign up.

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.

Order Your Yearbook in October and Save 10%!

Yes, Art Can Be Scary~

Do you want to enter Westfield’s October Themed Art Contest?

If so, check out the flyer for details!

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!

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.

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

Lions Club: Peace Poster Art Contest

Student School Supplies for 2019-2020

FROM THE WESTFIELD 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 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

A Park District Place Especially for 'Tweens!

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