Wednesday, February 19, 2014
 ·         MS group pictures will be taken on April 2nd.  Throughout the day students will be called out of class to come to the multi-purpose room for pictures with their groups.  These pictures will be for all groups (clubs, music groups, etc.) other than sports teams.  Please consider avoiding scheduling tests for this day.
·         The 6th, 7th, and 8th grade AVID classes will be attending an in-house field trip on February 25 during 7th and 8th periods. If you have any questions, please see an AVID teacher.
Elementary School:
 ·         Our Westfield Middle School Beta Club is running the Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser through February 27th. This is a fundraiser that benefits children who suffer from blood cancers like Leukemia and Lymphoma. Last year we raised $3,000 and were ranked 80th out of the 700 schools in Illinois that participated.  That was great, but we want to do even better this year! If you have any change to donate, please put it in the bin in the elementary office.    
Middle School:
 ·         Eighth graders Cole Patrician and Dylan DeMuth and seventh grader Aidan Sproule made it to Nationals for Pop Warner Little Scholar All-American Team in Boston last May.  They are being recognized at the Mid-America Little Scholar banquet March 8th for their academic& community accomplishments.
·         Order your middle school yearbook now.   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.  Visit https://www.inter-state.com/store/preorder and order today.

PTO Activities:
 ·         BOXTOPS second submission deadline is fast approaching to receive credit for this school year.  Please turn in your clipped, nonexpired boxtops by Thursday, February 27th!   Also, register on BTFE.com and enter this month’s BOXTOPS Daily Bonus Sweepstakes to help our school have a shot at 1,000 eboxtops!

 ·         PUMP IT UP is TODAY (2/19) from 5:30-7:00pm.
·         Don't feel like cooking tonight?   Eat at Chili's! Bring in the voucher and they will give back 10%. Event ends March 31, 2014! 
·         The PTO meeting will be held TODAY (2/19) at 4pm in the library.
·         Fun Fair Volunteers needed for Saturday, February 22, 2014. There are two shifts available: 11:30am- 2:00pm or 2:00pm - 4:30pm. Please consider volunteering for a shift. Sign up by emailing Carolyn Potosnak at carotarr@aol.com or use the volunteer form found in the Virtual Backpack 1/29/14. 
·         See you at the Fun Fair Saturday Feb. 22nd.  Westfield’s Got Talent is scheduled to start at 12:30pm.  You won’t want to miss it!

 ·         Do you have gently used books that your kids have outgrown?  If so, why not donate them to the WCS PTO Used Book Drive?  We are collecting gently used preK thru 12th appropriate books to distribute to D300 teachers.  The books are given to the teachers to use in their classrooms and to give kids in their classrooms who may not have books at home!  You can drop off your gently used books at Westfield Middle school &
Elementary offices.
 ·         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 Opportunities:
 ·         Jr. Eagles Girls Basketball:  Tryouts for the Jr. Eagles girls basketball spring teams will be held February 28th at Dundee Middle School. This program is open to all girls in grades 5-8th planning
to attend Jacobs. Please pick up a flyer in the main office. GO EAGLES!

 ·         Excellence,
  perfection, teamwork, success; that’s what makes Eagles the best! 
Registration for the 2014 Jr Eagles Cheerleading (K- 8th)
season will be March 1st and April 5th from 12pm to 4pm at
LITH Village Hall.  Please see our
website for additional information jreaglescheer.com or feel free to contact us
at jreaglescheer@yahoo.com


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