WESTFIELD BULLETIN
Thursday, December 5, 2013
 
Staff:
 ·         Fa-la-la-la-la!  Anyone interested in spreading some musical cheer with a staff song at the elementary holiday sing on Fri. 12/20 from 1:30 – 2:15?  Let’s meet in the elementary music room for our first practice TODAY  (12/5) at 2:45. See you there!

 ·         The 6A and 6B teams will be on a field trip on 12/6.  The teams will leave the building at 9:00 and will return to the building by 12:30.  Students will be attending Period 6, Period 7 (lunch), Period 8 and Period 9. 
  
Elementary School:
·         H.A.N.D.S.  Club will be meeting after school today (12/5) in room 214 from 2:30 – 3:30pm
 
·         Capture your favorite memories of your teacher, classmates and friends by purchasing an elementary yearbook.  Orders can be made online or with a check made out to Inter-State Studios for $17 by Friday
Dec. 20th.   www.inter-state.com/yearbook code 436865

·         'Tis the season for giving, HANDS Club is teaming up with the Hearts for Gold to collect nonperishable food and hygiene items for needy families in our school community.  Donations can be dropped off in the boxes outside the elem. office by Mon. Dec. 9th. Please no glass items. (VB 11/26) 

·         Please, please, please check the lost and found - - there is a TON of stuff there.  Everything will there will be donated before winter break.
 
·         If your Veteran’s Wall of Fame Star has a photo on it and you want it back, please feel free to remove just your star/photo from the wall.
 
Middle School:
·         The Seventh Grade Dance is tomorrow!   Tickets will be handed out tomorrow morning during your first hour class.  
 
·         Please, please, please check the lost and found - - there is a TON of stuff there.  Everything will there will be donated before winter break.
 
·         7th grade girls interested in trying out for the basketball team there will be an informational meeting on Friday, December 6 in room 232 from 3:35-4:00.  Tryouts start the week of December 16th and all forms and physicals  must be turned in prior to tryouts.  Any questions please see Mrs. Kopetsky.
 
·         There will be an informational meeting for all 8thgrade girls interested in trying out for the basketball team on Friday, December 6 in room 232 from 3:35-4:00.  Tryouts start the week of December 16th and all
forms and physicals must be turned prior to tryouts.  Any questions please see Mr. Skidmore.  
 
·         MS School Wrestling season begins Jan. 6th.  The team is open to all 6th/7thand 8th grade students.  If you are interested in joining the team please stop by the MS office and pick up an athletic packet.  The athletic
packet has to be filled out and returned before you are allowed to practice.  You are required to have
a physical in order to practice or wrestle.  We offer an‘intramural’ program for all 6th grade students. 
Informational meeting will be during your ELT time in the elementary gym for all interested boys.
 o    7th grade boys: meeting Monday Dec. 16th at 1:20pm
 o    8th grade boys: meeting Monday Dec. 16th at 2:07pm
 o    6th grade boys: meeting Monday Dec. 16th at 2:45pm
 
·         If your Veteran’s Wall of Fame Star has a photo on it and you want it back, please feel free to remove just your star/photo from the wall.
 
·         Capture the school year in pictures.  Order your middle school yearbook now.  Middles School Yearbooks are an 80 page full color book.  The yearbooks will include an autograph insert sheet for friends to sign at the end of the school year.  Yearbooks will be delivered over the summer so we can be sure to capture recognition night and spring sporting events in the book. Order your Middle School yearbook online. Use flyer code: 446323 or complete an order form and return it to school to pay by check.  The full color yearbook is only $23 if ordered by Thursday, February 28, 2014.  After this date, the cost will increase to $25.  All orders must be received by April 30, 2014. Visit https://www.inter-state.com/store/preorder and order today.
 
D300:
 ·         D300 Piano Festival is scheduled for March 18th.  Register online at www.d300.org after Jan 7th.  Fee is $5.

Parents:
 ·         Attention WCS 8th Grade Parents! It is now time for your student to log into the Infinite Campus Student Portal and complete the Freshman Elective Request Form. Students are to complete this task from home before December 13, 2013. Please see the attached list of freshman elective course offerings or log onto d300.org/freshman for more information. Contact 8th Grade School Counselor Kelly Baker, with questions.
 
·         The Westfield Community School Rummage Sale and Craft Fair is coming! Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 25. If you are interested in buying a space to sell your stuff at the Rummage Sale, please see the Westfield website or contact us at 847-532-7600.  
 
·         Please, please, please encourage your students to check the lost and found - - there is a TON of stuff there. Everything will there will be donated before winter break.
 
·         Attn. Parents of Kindergartners:  All kindergarten students are required by Illinois law to have proof of an eye exam by an optometrist or eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on file with the school by October 15th.  If you
have not submitted your paperwork to the school nurse, please do so asap.  Required forms can be found on the D300 website under Health Services.   Any questions, call Julie Yelton at 847-532-7608.
 
·         Phone Messages:  Please inform your child of changes in transportation or after school plans BEFORE they leave for school as messages interrupt the instructional program. (Parent/Student Handbook)

·         Students are expected to be dressed to go outside every day.  Students will only stay indoors if the temperature is less than ten degrees or is raining. If your student is not wearing boots and snowpants, he/she must remain on the shoveled black top area. (Parent/Student Handbook)
 
·         Kindergarten & Preschool Registration will be held on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Please call the elementary office 847-532-7800 if you have an incoming kindergartener, who will be 5 as of September 1, 2014 and Preschoolers must be 3 years of age to being preschool at Westfield.
 
Local:
·         Breakfast with Santa at WCS is December 7th 8am to 10:30, Algonquin Rotary Club is suggesting a $5 donation per family. (VB 11/26)
 
·         Cub Scout Pack 153 is sponsoring Parent’s Night out on December 13throm 6pm to 9pm at WCS.  Cost is $10 per child.  Contact Bob Knuerr with questions 847-226-5480 (VB 12/3)

·        The Westfield Community School Rummage Sale and Craft Fair is coming! Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 25. If you are interested in buying a space to sell your stuff at the Rummage Sale, please see the Westfield website or contact us at 847-532-7600.  

·         Toys for Tots with US Marines Corp Reserve collection has started at WCS.  Boxes are in both offices to drop off
your unwrapped gifts.  Collection
will continue thru Dec. 13th.

 



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