Wildcat Weekly

News from Westfield Elementary School: May 5, 2023

It was great to have so many parents in the school today with students enjoying the book fair and Mileage Club! I hope that you have a great weekend!

- Matt McDonald

Summer construction will affect Westfield

Construction projects at all five CCSD 89 buildings are scheduled to begin on Friday, May 26, the day after the school year ends. It’s critical that students clean out their lockers, check the lost-and-found, and bring home medication at the end of this school year. Families will not be able to retrieve items over the summer.

Families are encouraged to stay off the school’s playground equipment when construction crews are actively working at the school. A summary of the 2023 construction is available here: https://bit.ly/41siBbG More information: https://bit.ly/41AOsqE

Cougars Reading Club

Did your Westfield student meet their reading goal? If so, each participating Westfield student is eligible for one free game admission ticket to the Cougars game on May 20. The order form is linked below.

Additional family member tickets can be ordered online.

Westfield families will sit in a section together. Parents can select their seats and print their tickets at home. To ensure that Westfield families sit together in our section, it is important you follow the order form instructions and select the section listed on your ticket order forms. Families who order online will need to pick up their concession vouchers at the ballpark. No order forms should be sent to the school.

Newspaper - April/May edition

Here is our final newspaper of the year. You can access the full document through the link below. We are so proud of our student journalists and grateful to Mr. Mennecke and Mrs. Coran for initiating this new club!

Art updates

Throughout the month of May, most grade levels will be creating digital art. We will also be wrapping up and bringing home various projects, including printmaking, masks, clay projects, fiber projects, and 2D painting/drawing/collage projects.

Kindergarten brought home their tooth fairy pinch pots.
Second grade will be bringing home their pinch pot monsters.
Third grade will be bringing home their "pairs" clay projects.
Fourth grade will be bringing home their bobble heads and/or masks.
Fifth grade will be bringing home their 3D projects.

First grade is making koinoborri kites to celebrate the Japanese holiday, Children's Day, on May 5. They will hang in the art room to celebrate, then be sent home.

Several students had their art selected to be in State Representative Terra Costa Howard's office. Congratulations to Francesca, Reese, Shrushti, Lana, Sofia, Jane, Vivian, Charlotte, Nicholas, and Lydia!

It's a pleasure to see kids excited about creating!

Upcoming events

May 12: Spring orchestra concert, Glenbard South High School, 6 p.m., 7 p.m.

May 15: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m.

May 16: Band concerts, Glenbard South High School, 6 p.m, 7 p.m., 8 p.m.

May 18: Parent Series: Finding balance in the age of indulgence, noon

May 19: Spring chorus concert, Glen Crest, 7 p.m.

May 20: Parent Series: Mental health documentary “My Sister Liv”, 2 p.m.

May 25: Last day of school year (morning attendance for students)

May 26: Summer construction begins

June 5: Summer school begins at Briar Glen

End-of-year dates:

May 8: Kindergarten music performance, 6:30 p.m.

May 18: Drama club performance, two sessions (11-11:30 a.m.) and (2:45-3:15 p.m.)

May 19: Too Good For Drugs graduation (fifth grade), 2 p.m.

May 22: Fifth Grade Fling

May 23: Field day

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Thank you - book fair and ice cream social

The PTC would like to say a big thank you to Monica Lagunas and Amber Liset for all of their hard work planning and running the book fair. We would also like to say thank you to Megan and Kyle Allred for organizing the ice cream social. Thank you also to all of the volunteers who helped to support these events!

Thank you - school store

Thank you to Isabel Rubinas and Sara Fort for doing such a great job with our school store. The kids always love shopping for these items! If anyone would like to volunteer to take Isabel’s place as a chair for school store next year, please reach out to the PTC.

Thank you - Home Run Inn fundraiser

Thank you to Nikki Rivera and Britteny Ray for organizing the Home Run Inn fundraiser.

Field day - May 23

Clear your calendar to help our kids celebrate the end of the school year with a field day! Students will enjoy lots of relay games and a giant inflatable obstacle course, then cool down with a popsicle. There will be a SignUpGenius link available soon!

Volunteer request

The PTC is looking for two volunteers who are interested in organizing the incoming Kindergarten Park Meet Up over the summer. Any parent who has an incoming kindergarten student and is interested, please reach out to the PTC.

School supplies

Use the link below to order your school supplies for the next school year. This is a convenient way to make sure your Wildcat has all the right stuff for the new school year!


Stay connected with the Westfield PTC

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Enjoy student performances at spring band, chorus, orchestra concerts

Families can enjoy the many musical talents of CCSD 89 students at spring concerts. On May 12, orchestra students will perform at Glenbard South High School: fourth- and fifth-grade students at 6 p.m.; middle school at 7 p.m. On May 16, band students will perform at Glenbard South: fifth grade at 6 p.m., sixth grade at 7 p.m., seventh and eighth grades at 8 p.m. At 7 p.m. on May 19, chorus will perform at Glen Crest Middle School. More info: https://bit.ly/42oMnOD

Wear green on Friday to support mental health

Friday, May 12, will be Mental Health Awareness Day in CCSD 89, and it’s time to go green! Join us on “Wear It Green Day 2023” to remind others that mental health is important, and it’s important to check in on ourselves and our friends.

Donate blood at Glen Crest May 10 for chance to win $1,000 at waterpark

Community members can support the urgent need for blood by donating between 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at Glen Crest Middle School. Anyone who donates will be entered for an opportunity to win $1,000 worth of gift cards to a waterpark resort. Sign up to donate at: https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5602292

More info: https://bit.ly/3oAlFne

You can learn more about donating at www.ccsd89.org/blood

Unused lunch money will roll over to 2023-24

When the 2022-23 school year ends, any unused money in your student’s MySchoolBucks lunch account will automatically roll over to the next school year. Families of current eighth-grade students will need to contact CCSD 89 Accounting Coordinator Lauren Parker at (630) 469-8900, extension 3507, or lparker@ccsd89.org to request that funds be transferred to a sibling or request a refund check for the remaining funds.

Please complete 2023-24 registration as soon as possible

Registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open. Families should use the individualized “SnapCode” they received in the U.S. mail to complete registration as soon as possible. Your child will not be placed on any class rosters until registration is complete. Anyone who has lost their SnapCode will need to prove residency again. More info: https://bit.ly/3Mj2mZN

Use through May 18

Parent Series: “Dopamine Nation” author discusses balance in age of indulgence (May 18)

At noon on Thursday, May 18, Dr. Anna Lembke, author of “Dopamine Nation”, will talk about how to find balance in an age of indulgence. Lembke will discuss how keeping dopamine in check can help achieve contentment and connectedness. This free online presentation is part of the Glenbard Parent Series. More info: www.glenbardgps.org

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