Aiming to Keep You Informed
January 31, 2020
From the Office
Thank you to all of the parents who completed the 5 Essentials survey! If you have not had the opportunity to do so, the window is open until February 14th. This week, our students also completed the 5 Essentials Student survey. We value the input from our students and will use the feedback from all of our stakeholders to help shape the learning environment at Westfield.
We would like to give a shout out to our Cheer and Poms teams! They have practiced hard and do a fabulous job of energizing the crowd & supporting their peers during our games! Mark your calendar: The Westfield Cheerleaders will complete at Medinah Middle School on February 8 starting at 11am against other area middle school cheer squads! Good luck to the girls and coaches.
8th Grade - Business Education
Next week, eighteen Lake Park students, led by former alumni of Westfield Nicole Cozzi and Abhi Patel, will be coming to teach a series of courses on business education to our 8th graders. These Lake Park students have created an engaging and interactive one week lesson plan to teach your students about finance, marketing, hospitality/retail, and DECA. DECA is a competitive business club offered at Lake Park that prepares students for the real-world of business. We are very excited to partner with Lake Park to provide this opportunity for our 8th graders!
REMINDER for TOMORROW: February 1st, Dr. Bartelt will host a Community Coffee here at Westfield in the library from 8am-9:30am! You can enter through the main doors. See flyer below for more information.
This Sunday, February 2, 2020 is Groundhog Day. Let's hope that the "prognosticator of prognosticator's" Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring!
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!
Please visit our Google Calendar for all activities and schedules!
- Coffee with Dr. Bartelt: February 1st (see flyer below)
- Westfield Spirit Week: February 3rd--February 7th (see flyer below)
- Mackenzie Project: February 3rd 3:30-5pm
- Home Basketball Game: February 4th
- 'Wizard of Oz' Rehearsal: February 4th & 5th
- Club Create & STEM Club: February 5th
- LTC Club: February 7th
WESTFIELD THIS WEEK:
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!
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. As you sit with your family and friends, you will get to see the many 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
It's Almost BRAWL Time!
The Basketball Brawl is happening Friday, February 21st--doors open at 6:00pm. It's an exciting basketball game between Westfield Teachers and Westfield 8th grade basketball teams plus half-time entertainment. Buy your tickets during lunch/flex from Student Council members February 14-21: $5.00 per game ticket and $1.00 per raffle ticket. Funds will aid the Australian animal fire victims.
8th Graders! Bring in Your Baby Picture to School for the Yearbook
To be included in the 8th grade 'baby pages', submit one picture from age newborn to toddler by the following options before MARCH 6th:
Option 1: Put the picture in an envelop with the student's name on the front. Bring it to your 1st period class or give it to Mr. Wojcicki.
Option 2: Email the picture to Mr. Wojcicki at firstname.lastname@example.org with student's first and last name in the subject line.
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! The Westfield Passcode is:
Walk, Run & Roll! Marklund Children's Home Fundraiser in Bloomingdale
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!
Save the Date!
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.