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December 13, 2019

From the Office

We kicked off the week on Monday morning with a student assembly showcasing the hard work and talent of our band and choir students! The Cadet & Concert Bands then held their Holiday Concert on Wednesday evening and Choir held their Holiday Concert on Thursday evening. Great job to all on their performances and thank you to Mrs. Metzger, Mr. Perry, Mrs. Krzysiak and Mrs. Greene for all their direction and support of the music programs!


On Tuesday our Student Council members participated in a Sharing Tree field trip, shopping for gifts for members of the Bloomingdale community and wrapping them. It has been a very festive week here at Westfield!


On Thursday some of the 6th graders walked over to DuJardin to read their animal adaptation books with the 1st graders they worked on the project with! Our students had a great experience. Thank you to Mr. Volkman, Mrs. Gilbert and Mrs. Greene, as well as DuJardin students and teachers for orchestrating this opportunity! (pictured)


Reminder ~ 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!


Looking ahead...Wednesday, December 18th is a 1:40pm dismissal....Monday, December 23rd - January 3rd is Winter Break and schools will be closed....Monday, January 6th school resumes.

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!


  • Interact Club Holiday Baking: December 16th
  • Westfield PTO Meeting: December 17th 6pm
  • SIP Day/Early Dismissal: December 18th at 1:40pm; LUNCH 11:50 & 12:11
  • Winter Break: December 23rd--January 3rd
  • School Resumes: January 6th

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK

Student Council Working with the Bloomingdale Township Sharing Tree for Children in Need:

Announcing! A New Theatre Group

Theatre has always been a place of inclusion; a safe place that welcomes anyone who wants to perform, play, build, design, direct, to hang out and make friends. "The MacKenzie Project" is an invitation to students Grades 3-12 with special needs and without who are interested in working together to put on a show at the end of the school year. The performance will feature students with special needs in starring roles and as crew leaders while being supported by student peer mentors. Interested? Click Here for Theatre Group Information

Make Your Painting Glow in Club Create

Join us to create a Glow Painting, on Wednesday, January 8th 2019 from 3:30pm-4:50pm with Artist & Teacher Susan Weres

{Check out these awesome photos from this week's visiting artist session! View each student’s painting on this Artsonia Gallery of the Holiday Tree Canvas Paintings }

Westfield's Talent Showcase 'Cafe'

There is a new format for our talented Westfield students and staff! We will be hosting an evening in the Commons where you will enjoy some hot beverages, baked goods and the Talent Show!


All interested talent must be show-ready at the auditions, January 14, 2020. If selected, you will be added to the Talent Showcase program on February 11, 2020. (There will be a mandatory rehearsal before the show TBD.)


So, get your 'act' together and practice, practice, practice! All acts will be limited to three (3) minutes. If you are interested in sharing your talents, please sign up outside the Drama Room and pick up a permission slip in order to audition. Questions? Ask Mrs. Bringer cbringer@sd13.org

Show Off Your Spelling Skills

Join the District 13 Spelling Club! Practice is held at DuJardin Room 116 on Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm with competition on February 11, 2020.

Spelling Club Information

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

The Activity 'Late' Bus Takes Students Home Monday through Friday

The Westfield 'Late' Bus will take Westfield students home after 4:50pm for clubs, sports and activities. It will leave about 5:00pm from the front parking lot.

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.

Student School Supplies for 2019-2020

2019-2020 School Calendar

For legal holidays, early dismissal days, spring break etc. click this link:

2019-2020 District School Calendar

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:

Holiday Activities in December

The Park District has it going on this December! Register online at www.bloomingdaleparks.org or in person at the Johnston Rec Center (JRC), 172 S. Circle Ave, Bloomingdale 630-529-3650.

Open Gym--"To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat."

Youth Open Gym for Bloomingdale middle and high schoolers! There are special dates when school is out.

The Lounge for Grades 6, 7, and 8; a Place to Hang Out and Have Fun

  • Ping Pong
  • Video Games
  • Food (bring $)
  • Free WiFi

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