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March 22, 2019

From the Office

This morning, students had another Innovation Project workday session; they continue to be engaged and passionate about their topics. Please ask your student what their topic is if you haven't and what work they have done so far! Their presentations will be the evening of May 16th!


We have another parent opportunity on May 16th in addition to Innovation Night, so please mark your calendars. We have partnered with the LTM Foundation to provide a drug awareness presentation for parents on the evening of May 16th. Members of the LTM Foundation will be available to speak to parents and provide them with resources and examples of what to look for and be aware of in relation to teen drug use. In addition to the parent presentation, LTM will visit Westfield in April to speak to our students.

We also were able to recognize our Honor Roll students on Thursday morning with the support of our PTO and Student Recognition Committee! Congratulations to all of our 2nd Trimester Honor Roll students! See the link below for the Honor Roll list.


Spanish for next year's 8th graders

Today, letters are going home with 7th graders regarding the option for taking Spanish as an elective in 8th grade. The letter is due back by Thursday, April 18th. A digital copy of the letter is also attached below.


Looking ahead...


School resumes on Monday, April 1st.....Coming back from Spring Break we will have one more week of the 3rd Quarter Explore rotation, which will end on April 5th.

Have a great Spring Break!


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!

Lots of Learning This Week

Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Please click here to see the link for the Honor Roll!

Trimester 2 Honor Roll

Spanish Course parent letter for 2019-2020

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Upcoming Dates

Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!


Spring Break: March 25th--March 29th

Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) Testing: April 9th-April 12th

Graduation Portrait Retakes: April 3rd at 11:30-12:30

Track & Field Practice Begins: April 3rd 3:40-4:50

Graduation Ticket Order Form Sent Home with 8th Grade Students: April 5th

Deadline for D13 PTO Scholarship Application: April 8th

A Letter about 2019-2020 School Registration

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

Upcoming Student Testing

After Spring Break, students will complete the new Illinois Assessment of Readiness (IAR) testing. IAR is state mandated and replaces the PARCC test. Please read this IAR Parent Letter or visit https://www.isbe.net/iar for more information regarding the Illinois Assessment of Readiness. At Westfield, students will complete testing the week of April 8 - 12th, with make-up testing the following week.


The Illinois Assessment of Readiness will be used to measure the growth of each student as compared to students around the state. We believe that our students should approach this type of testing with confidence and view it as an opportunity to demonstrate how much they have grown this year and how prepared they are to move to the next level.

A Message to Parents from Your Student's PE/Health Teacher

Dear Parents/Guardians-


Your child/children will be involved in an outside of school project for their PE class. The project is called “Healthy Food TV Show” where they will make a video that shows how to prepare and make a healthy food dish (ex: fruit smoothie, chicken kabobs, cauliflower pizza, etc). They can do this project individually or with a group of up to 5 students. We told the students that it is highly recommended to have adult supervision when they are preparing/making their food for their safety and the safety of the home. Please have a conversation with your child/children: when they plan on doing this, what they are making and who will be supervising (if needed). This project is due on Friday, April 12th, so they have plenty of time to prepare for this. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s PE teacher.



Sincerely,

Westfield PE Department

PLEASE NOTE: CALENDAR CHANGES

  • Monday, April 22nd will be an Institute day (no student attendance)
  • Friday, May 24th will be a student attendance day. (previously listed as a teacher work day)

8th Grade End-of-Year Events

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Club Hype / T.E.K. Event

UPCOMING:

Needle Felt Creature: Wednesday, April 17th

Candy Bingo #4: Monday, April 29th

Order Your Yearbook Online before April 18th

Order by April 18th to ensure delivery to Westfield before the last days of school for signature/signing!
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From the Health Office: Information about Opioids

Information from the DuPage County Health Dept

Please see some helpful information from the DuPage County Health Department with helpful information and resource discussing Marijuana and Vape use among teens.


Vaping Fact Sheet: What is Vaping?

Marijuana Use and Teens: What Parents Need to Know

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)

Marklund Children's Home Fundraiser

Sign up for the Marklund Run/Walk on April 28, 2019!
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