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November 1, 2019

From the Office

We had a wonderful Halloween yesterday at Westfield! It was great to see all of the fun and creative costumes both yesterday and at our Fall Bash last Friday evening. Student Council also hosted several spirit days this week. Please enjoy some of the photos shared below!

1st Trimester ends on 11/8

The first trimester ends on Friday, November 8th. Please check in with your student and encourage them to finish out the first trimester at high level. Report cards will be mailed home the week of November 18th.

2019 Bags for Blood Cancer Tournament

On November 8th, the Wellness Department will sponsor a Bags for Blood Cancer Tournament. All proceeds are donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The cost is $5.00 per person. Students may sign up through their PE/Wellness teacher. Thank you to Mr. Tom Buchholz for leading this fantastic event! Please see the flyer below for more details.

Veterans Day

We will recognize Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th. We are fortunate to have several local veterans planning to visit our classrooms as part of our Veterans Day activities. Please reach out to Mr. Sparks, if you know of a veteran who would like to join us on the 11th.

It's time to Fall Back!

Daylight Saving Time ends on November 3rd at 2:00am. Remember to turn your clocks back one hour.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Stefan Larsson


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!

Daylight Savings: November 3rd; change clocks an hour backwards

Bags Tournament Tickets for Sale: November 4th--November 8th; purchase at lunch/flex

Author Visit: November 6th

Hot Lunch (pre-ordered): November 7th & 8th

Wear Orange for COPD Awareness: November 7th

Girls Basketball Home Game: November 7th 4:00/5:00pm

End of Trimester 1: November 8th

Bags Tournament: November 8th 4:00-5:30pm


Last Day to Order Hot Lunch!

Here is the newest online Order Form for hot lunch offered Nov.14--Feb.21 through Westfield PTO. Orders are due TODAY November 1st! If you have questions, please contact Chairperson Kathy Aranda at kmaranda08@gmail.com

Taste the Best of Bloomingdale on Nov. 2nd 6-8pm!

The Bloomingdale Chamber of Commerce is hosting 'Tastings of Bloomingdale' (formerly '50 Men Who Cook'). It's a community culinary event featuring professional and amateur chefs offering creations from appetizers to desserts and beverages with raffles and children's activities all for $35, Children 4-12 for $10. Buy tickets online or at the BCC office. Proceeds benefit all Bloomingdale area schools.

Another Awesome Author Visit

Author K.A. Holt is coming to Westfield on Wednesday, November 6th to visit 6th & 7th graders! Purchase a copy of the book today to get it signed and register to be a part of a small author workshop! Look in your library google classroom or the library website for more details.

Student/Teacher Bags Tournament for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Students! Get your ticket to compete with friends and teachers in Westfield's Bags Tournament on Friday, November 8th 4:00-5:30pm in the Westfield 'East' Gym. Participation tickets will be available ($5 each or $10 per team) during Lunch/Flex time Monday, Nov. 4th through Friday, Nov. 8th as well as the Sign-Up sheet. Spectators attend free! Questions? Contact Mr. Buchholz at tbuchholz@sd13.org

7th Grade Parent Meeting about Upcoming Springfield Trip

Attention 7th grade parents/guardians: Join us for an informational parent meeting on Wednesday, November 13th 5:30-6:00pm in the Westfield Middle School Commons about our upcoming 7th grade Springfield Field Trip.

Use Your Markers, Crayons, Pencils, Paints! Enter the District 13 Holiday Card Contest

Students! Your holiday drawing could be the one chosen by District 13 for their annual District Holiday Card Contest. Use the space on the attached form, and submit your drawings to Art Teacher, Mrs. Matt before November 15th.

Parent Teacher Conference (PTC Wizard) Sign Up is Open

If you would like to schedule a conference with one, some or all of your student's teachers, the conference sign-up window is open! 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. If you have scheduled before, find your name and add your student. If you are new to the District, please go to the Conference Signup Link and click Create Account.

Order Your Yearbook in November and Save 5%!

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.

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.

Lake Park Lancer Badminton Camp

Badminton Camp Info for middle school badminton team feeder program

Questions: Call Lake Park High School at 630-529-4500

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.

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


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.

A Park District Place Especially for 'Tweens and Teens!

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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