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February 14, 2020

From the Office

Congratulations to the Westfield Cheerleading team on their win at the cheerleading competition held at Medinah last Saturday! Thank you to all of the members of the team for an outstanding season and thanks to Coach Kougias and Coach Czerwionka for all of their time and support in building an excellent program for our student-athletes!


Basketball Brawl - 2/21

Tickets are currently on sale for our annual staff vs. student basketball game. We hope to see a large crowd on Friday, February 21st for some friendly competition. Proceeds will benefit animals affected by the Australian wildfires. Please see the section below for more details.


Looking ahead......President's Day - No School on Monday, 2/17....Early Release Day on Wednesday, 2/19....End of 2nd Trimester - Friday, 2/21....Teacher Institute Day - No School for students on Friday, 2/28.

Have a wonderful extended 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!


  • NO SCHOOL/Presidents Day: February 17th
  • Basketball Brawl Tickets for Sale: February 18th-21st during lunch/flex
  • Westfield PTO Meeting: February 18th 6pm
  • Early Dismissal/SIP Day: February 19th at 1:40pm
  • Team & Club Pictures: February 20th at 7:30 AM (see info below)
  • End of Trimester 2: February 21st
  • LTC Club: February 21st
  • Basketball Brawl Fundraiser: February 21st 6:30-8:00pm

End of the Year Dates

8th Grade – End-of-the-year events

We have a few dates, some of which are still tentative, that we would like to share regarding end of the year events for 8th graders. Due to the potential for weather related school closings, the date for 8th Grade Graduation may not be official until late March/early April, when the Board of Education officially approves the end of the school year calendar.


More information on each event will be shared in the coming weeks and months, but please pencil in the following dates:



  • 8th Grade Dance (Sponsored by the PTO) – Tuesday, May 26th @ 7:00pm at the Bloomingdale Golf Club
  • Warrior Excellence Awards Night (Open to all 8th graders and their families) – Wednesday, May 27th @ 6:30pm at Westfield
  • 8th Grade Graduation – (Tentative) Monday, June 1st @ 6:00pm at Lake Park West Campus


Graduation Ceremony


Location: Lake Park West High School Auditorium

Time: 6:00pm

Tickets: 4 per family (Graduates do not require a ticket as they will be seated on stage)

Tentative Date: June 1st, 2020 (Pending Board of Education approval)



Order forms for Graduation tickets will be sent home in April. More detailed information regarding Graduation and end of the year activities for 8th graders will be sent home as soon as it becomes available.

WESTFIELD THIS WEEK:

Westfield Team & Club Group Picture Day

Please check the list of teams and clubs being photographed for the 2019-20 Yearbook on Thursday, February 20th at 7:30 AM in the Commons:

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 18-21: $5.00 per game ticket and $1.00 per raffle ticket. Funds will aid the Australian animal fire victims.

Graduation Portraits for 8th Graders

Graduation portraits will be taken by Color Portraits on Feb. 26 & 27 from 5:30-7:30pm in the Westfield Commons. The schedule by last name initial is: (If the day/time does not work for your schedule, please come either day, any time slot.)

WEDNESDAY: 2/26 (Commons)

A - B: 5:30-6pm

C - E: 6-6:30pm

F - J: 6:30-7pm

K - L: 7-7:30pm

THURSDAY: 2/27 (*Mrs. Vreeland's Room #103)

M - N: 5:30-6pm

O - R: 6-6:30pm

S - T: 6:30-7pm

U - Z: 7-7:30pm

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 BEFORE MARCH 6th by the following options:

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 twojcicki@sd13.org with student's first and last name in the subject line.

NEW! Club Create/TEK Event: Watercolor Painting

Please fill out the Watercolor Painting Form to participate in learning how to paint in watercolors on February 26th. Visiting artist, Susan Weres, will help you create something beautiful!

Interact Club/TEK Candy Bingo #2!

Join in on the fun at our next Candy Bingo event on March 23rd! Click Here for the permission slip and information.

Should Students Take the Lead?

Take this ONE QUESTION survey---should District 13 shift to student led Parent/Teacher Conferences? Let us know what YOU think!

Survey Link

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: 1014041382501890

Yearbook Order Link

Learn Social Media Precautions at 'Parent University'

On February 19th, attend the presentation at Lake Park High School teaching the dangers of posting personal information, sharing tips and strategies for conversations and monitoring a child's social media. Click Here for Parent University Info

'Lancer Select' Basketball Program

Click Here for boys and girls 2020 spring basketball tryouts information. Tryouts will be conducted on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Lake Park High School - West Campus.

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!

A Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors Who Attended District 13 Schools

Click Here for the Bloomingdale School District 13 PTO Scholarship due on April 6th. Those eligible include former students of DuJardin, Erickson and/or Westfield school who are graduating from high school this year.

Walk, Run & Roll! Marklund Children's Home Fundraiser in Bloomingdale

Fill out this registration form to participate in the 5K/1 mile fundraiser for the Marklund special needs children on April 26th.

Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the District 13 Education Foundation Beer and Wine Tasting! Proceeds benefit D13 teacher grants. The event is on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the Bloomingdale Golf Club 6:30-8:30pm. More information to come ~

Did You Know...?

Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) releases the annual School Report Card, available to view on the ISBE website: www.illinoisreportcard.com. The Report Card shows district and individual school progress on a wide range of educational goals. One component of the School Report Card is the summative designation – a descriptor of how well our schools are meeting the needs of all students. This designation is based on eight indicators of academic success and school quality. We are proud to share that all Bloomingdale District 13 Schools have earned high designations for overall data for all accountability indicators as well as data for individual student groups. DuJardin Elementary School received the Exemplary designation, which indicates overall performance in the top 10% of all schools. Erickson Elementary School and Westfield Middle School both received the Commendable designation, with overall data indicating no underperforming student groups.


For the first time ever, these designations and academic indicators appear on the School Report Card alongside site-based expenditures – how much money the district spends per student. With these two data points, the District has the opportunity to take a closer look at the relationship between financial investments and student outcomes.

District 13 welcomes this opportunity to dive into our data and talk about additional improvements and investments that can be made to support every student in reaching their goals. Bloomingdale School District 13 is strongest when we all work together as a greater community to achieve these goals.

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.

Planning Ahead: 2020-2021 Proposed School Calendar

Click Here for the proposed Bloomingdale School District 13 2020-2021 calendar dates.

2020-21 Online Enrollment for Students New to the District

New student online enrollment opens February 10th. Check www.sd13.org for upcoming information.

FROM WESTFIELD'S PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO):

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).

FROM THE BLOOMINGDALE PARK DISTRICT:

Is There a Princess in Your Life?

Click Here for information about a Princess Gala evening with your princess(es) at the Medinah Shriners Banquets.

The Bloomingdale Park District is Listening to You

Bring your thoughts and ideas to the meeting on March 14th to improve your park district!

FROM THE WESTFIELD NURSE'S OFFICE:

What Parents Need to Know: Marijuana Use by Teens

Please read the facts about marijuana on the teenage brain.

Legal Marijuana in Illinois: Legal DOES NOT Mean Safe

Please read the reality of marijuana use.

New Information Regarding Coronavirus

Coronavirus Information for schools and child care centers.

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