WESTFIELD BULLETIN
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
 
Elementary School:
 ·         Pledge to Play60 and you could win a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII.  All you have to do is answer three questions about staying fit.  What do you think your favorite player does to stay fit?  Go to  NFLRush.com/Superkid to register to win by Nov. 25th.  (VB 10/29)
 
·         Did you know Jeff Kinney has a new book coming out in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? It’s called Hard Luck! Preorder your book today. Order forms are available in the library. They will be accepted through Wednesday of next week (10/30). If you don’t order your copy today, you may be out of luck.
 
·         We have collected 72 packs of baby wipes – the goal is 300.  We have two more weeks left in the collection.  Please help support our troops by dropping off baby wipes in the office.
 
·         Veteran’s Wall of Honor:  If you know of anyone who is or has been in the armed forces, consider honoring them by decorating a star with their name and/or picture on it.  If you don’t know anyone, you can decorate the star with a thank you note on it.  Starts need to be turned in by Nov 4th.
 
Middle School:
 ·         PINK OUT – everyone wears pink!  Evening will be dedicated to the family of Heidi Braglia (Mia’s mother) who recently passed from Breast Cancer Wednesday, October 30th – First home boys
basketball game. Game starts at 4:15 pm - donations will be accepted and given to the Susan B. Komen foundation.  Have some fun with Pink Leis, Clappers, Pink Hair and Beach Balls. 
 
·         Thank you to everyone for participating in Red Ribbon Week last week!  The following classes had the highest percentage of students wearing their Red Ribbons throughout the week and will win a doughnut breakfast party: Mrs. Legge’s class, Mrs. Goldberg and Mrs. Gnutek’s classes, and Mrs. Adames classes.  Thank you again for a terrific Red Ribbon week!

 ·         Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student that won the Red Ribbon Week raffle last week during lunch should pick up his/her prize in Mrs. Hager’s room (room 259) by the end of the week.

·         Any 6th 7th or 8th grader interested in trying out for our 10th annual winter musical Oklahoma! Needs to sign up for an audition time either on our website http://www.wcsmusical.org or in the media center. Anyone who signs up needs to attend our first meeting on Wednesday, November 6 from 3:30 to 4:30 in chorus room. For more information see Mr. Fodor, Mr. Romack or Miss Martinez.

 ·         Through November 8th, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11th, our school will be participating in a district wide collection for our service men and women.  We are asking each student to bring in boxes of individual packets of hot chocolate.  Items will be then sent overseas in time for the holidays for our servicemen.  There are boxes in the office to place your items.  Please take the time show you care about the men and women serving our country.  Your support is very important to our veterans.

 PTO:
 ·         Elementary School:  Don’t forget your boxtops everyone!  Special collection date next Wednesday (10/30) (instead of Thursday) and it’s TRIPLE TREAT next week!! 
  
·         Middle School:  Last day for collection of October box tops will be next Wednesday. Make sure you turn them in to the school office by 2pm on October 30th.

 ·         School directories are available to purchase by sending $3.00 to the office in an envelope marked "Directory." Please include your student's name and teacher or team. Make checks payable to WCS PTO
 
Local Activities:
 ·         DMS is presenting “The Legends of Sleepy Hollow” on 10/31 & 11/1, 7pm at DCHS Auditorium.  Cost is $5 for students and $8 for adults.  For additional information contact Jenny Olson at Jennifer.olson@d300.org
or view the following link http://dmslegendofsleepyhollow.webs.com/

 
 
Westfield Middle School Parents:

If you have been experiencing issues logging into the PTC Wizard, please try the following steps:
  1. enter the email address that you use to log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
  2. enter your temporary password, which is parent.
  • Click on the Sign In button. 
If you continue to have issues after trying this method, please contact Cindy Rakowski via email at Cindy.Rakowski@d300.org or telephone at 847.532.7804 so that we can address the issues.

We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused, and thank you for your patience.

We are looking forward to seeing you at parent teacher conferences.

 
 
http://wcs.d300.org/sites/wcs.d300.org/files/documents/vb102913.pdf

This weeks virtual backpack includes:
Elementary Halloween Parade Route 10/31
MS PBIS Celebration 10/31
Veteran's day collection
8th Gr Explore Night 12/2
Play 60 - Pledge to play 60 every day
PTO Spiritwear
PTO Event 11/5
PTO Event 11/13
PTO Box Tops
Young Rembrandts
 
 
WESTFIELD BULLETIN
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
 
Elementary School:
 ·         The HANDS Club would like to thank everyone who supported our Smencil fundraiser.  We were able to raise $480 toward purchasing bednets.  With this, we should be able to protect about 150 children from getting malaria.
 
·         Pledge to Play60 and you could win a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII.  All you have to do is answer three questions about staying fit.  What do you think your favorite player does to stay fit? Go to NFLRush.com/Superkid to register to win by Nov. 25th.  (VB 10/29)

 ·         Didyou know Jeff Kinney has a new book coming out in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? It’s called Hard Luck! Preorder your book today. Order forms are available in the library. They will be accepted through Wednesday of next week (10/30). If you don’t order your copy today, you may be out of luck.

 ·         We have collected 72 packs of baby wipes – the goal is 300.  We have two more weeks left in the collection.  Please help support our troops by dropping off baby wipes in the office.

 ·         Veteran’s Wall of Honor:  If you know of anyone who is or has been in the armed forces, consider honoring them by decorating a star with their name and/or picture on it.  If you don’t know anyone, you can decorate the star with a thank you note on it.  Starts need to be turned in by Nov 4th.
 
Middle School:
 ·         PINK OUT – everyone wears pink!  Evening will be dedicated to the family of Heidi Braglia (Mia’s mother) who recently passed from Breast Cancer Wednesday, October 30th – First home boys
basketball game. Game starts at 4:15 pm - donations will be accepted and given to the Susan B. Komen foundation.  Have some fun with Pink Leis, Clappers, Pink Hair and Beach Balls. 
 
·         Any 6th 7th or 8th grader interested in trying out for our 10th annual winter musical Oklahoma! Needs to sign up for an audition time either on our website http://www.wcsmusical.org or in the media center. Anyone who signs up needs to attend our first meeting on Wednesday, November 6 from 3:30 to 4:30 in chorus room. For more information see Mr. Fodor, Mr. Romack or Miss Martinez.
 
·         Through November 8th, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11th, our school will be participating in a district wide collection for our service men and women.  We are asking each student to bring in boxes of individual packets of hot chocolate.  Items will be then sent overseas in time for the holidays for our servicemen.  There are boxes in the office to place your items.  Please take the time show you care about the men and women serving our country.  Your support is very important to our veterans.
 
PTO:
 ·         Elementary School:  Don’t forget your boxtops everyone!  Special collection date next Wednesday (10/30) (instead of Thursday) and it’s TRIPLE TREAT next week!! 
  
·         Middle School:  Last day for collection of October box tops will be next Wednesday. Make sure you turn them in to the school office by 2pm on October 30th.
 
·         School directories are available to purchase by sending $3.00 to the office in an envelope marked "Directory." Please include your student's name and teacher or team. Make checks payable to WCS PTO
 
Local Activities:
 ·         DMS is presenting “The Legends of Sleepy Hollow” on 10/31 & 11/1, 7pm at DCHS Auditorium.  Cost is $5 for
students and $8 for adults.  For
additional information contact Jenny Olson at Jennifer.olson@d300.org
or view the following link http://dmslegendofsleepyhollow.webs.com/


 
 
 
8th Grade Parents:

Attached to this message is a flyer containing information about the 2013 High School EXPLORE Night which will occur on December 2, 2013, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Please plan on attending this event at the high school that your child will be attending next year.

At this event, parents/students will learn about electives, clubs, sports and other activities as well as meet high school staff. Students will also receive results from the recent EXPLORE test.

Please view the flyer when you have the opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact the individuals identified on the flyer.
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WESTFIELD BULLETIN
Monday, October 28, 2013
 
Elementary School:
 ·         October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The WCS Staff would like to invite all students to join in Together in Pink. Help show your support for this cause by wearing pink on Tuesday. 
  
·         Smencils will be on sale for $1.00 during lunch until Monday (10/28).  HANDS club will be using the profits to help prevent malaria.  
 
·         Did you know Jeff Kinney has a new book coming out in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? It’s called Hard Luck! Preorder your book today. Order forms are available in the library. They will be accepted through Wednesday of next week (10/30). If you don’t order your copy today, you may be out of luck.

 ·         Through November 8th, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11th, our school will be participating in a district wide collection for our service men and women.  We are asking each student to bring in boxes of baby wipes for soldiers to wash with.  Items will be then sent overseas in time for the holidays for our
servicemen.  There are boxes in the office to place your items.  Please take the time show you care about the men and women serving our country.  Your support is very important to our veterans.
 
·         Veteran’s Wall of Honor:  If you know of anyone who is or has been in the armed forces, consider honoring them by decorating a star with their name and/or picture on it.  If you don’t know anyone, you can decorate the star with a thank you note on it.  Starts need to be turned in by Nov 4th.

Middle School:
 ·         October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The WCS Staff would like to invite all students to join in Together in Pink. Help show your support for this cause by wearing pink on Tuesday.  

·         Any 6th 7th or 8th grader interested in trying out for our 10th annual winter musical Oklahoma! Needs to sign up for an audition time either on our website http://www.wcsmusical.org or in the media center. Anyone who signs up needs to attend our first meeting on Wednesday, November 6 from 3:30 to 4:30 in chorus room. For more information see Mr. Fodor, Mr. Romack or Miss Martinez.

 ·         Through November 8th, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11th, our school will be participating in a district wide collection for our service men and women.  We are asking each student to bring in boxes of individual packets of hot chocolate.  Items will be then sent overseas in time for the holidays for our servicemen.  There are boxes in the office to place your items.  Please take the time show you care
about the men and women serving our country.  Your support is very important to our veterans.

PTO:
 ·         Elementary School:  Don’t forget your boxtops everyone!  Special collection date next Wednesday (10/30) (instead of Thursday) and it’s TRIPLE TREAT next week!! 
 
·         Middle School:  Last day for collection of October box tops will be next Wednesday. Make sure you turn them in to the school office by 2pm on October 30th.

 ·         School directories are available to purchase by sending $3.00 to the office in an envelope marked "Directory." Please include your student's name and teacher or team. Make checks payable to WCS PTO
 
Local Activities:
 ·         DMS is presenting “The Legends of Sleepy Hollow” on 10/31 & 11/1, 7pm at DCHS Auditorium.  Cost is $5 for students and $8 for adults.  For additional information contact Jenny Olson at Jennifer.olson@d300.org
or view the following link http://dmslegendofsleepyhollow.webs.com/

 
 
WESTFIELD BULLETIN
Friday, October 25, 2013

Elementary School:
 ·         Smencils will be on sale for $1.00 during lunch until Monday (10/28).  HANDS club will be using the profits to help prevent malaria.  
  
·         Did you know Jeff Kinney has a new book coming out in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? It’s called Hard Luck! Preorder your book today. Order forms are available in the library. They will be accepted through Wednesday of next week (10/30). If you don’t order your copy today, you may be out of luck.
 
·         Through November 8th, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11th,  our school will be participating in a district wide collection for our service men and women.  We are asking each student to bring in boxes of baby wipesfor soldiers to wash with.  Items will be then sent overseas in time for the holidays for our
servicemen.  There are boxes in the office to place your items.  Please take the time show you care about the men and women serving our country.  Your support is very important to our veterans.

 ·         Veteran’s Wall of Honor:  If you know of anyone who is or has been in the armed forces, consider honoring them by decorating a star with their name and/or picture on it.  If you don’t know anyone, you can decorate the star with a thank you note on it.  Starts need to be turned in by Nov 4th.
 
·         Picture Retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 25th.  Students that were not here on picture day can turn in a picture order form to the photographer (available in the office) or pre-pay online and give the printed receipt to the photographer.  Students wanting retakes must return original photo packets to the photographer at the time of the sitting.  Order online at www.inter-state.com using code 407293 (Elementary School) or 407291 (Middle School.)
 
Middle School:
 ·         A special thank you goes out to all students who attended last night's Family Fun Math Night.  Your Westfield Math Department hopes you had a great time and found that "Math Isn't So Scary" after all!  You can look forward to hearing all raffle winners being announced on Monday morning.  Also, a big thank you to administration and all of our staff volunteers for making such an amazing event happen.
 
·         Through November 8th, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11th, our school will be participating in a district wide collection for our service men and women.  We are asking each student to bring in boxes of individual packets of hot chocolate.  Items will be then sent overseas in time for the holidays for our servicemen.  There are boxes in the office to place your items.  Please take the time show you care about the men and women serving our country.  Your support is very important to our veterans.
 
·         Sixth grade students: Don’t forget to turn in your Halloween Dance permission slips and money to the middle school office.  If you need a new form please pick one up in the office.  Remember that you are allowed to wear a costume to the dance but that it must follow school dress code.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Hager.

 ·         Picture Retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 25th.  Students that were not here on picture day can turn in a picture order form to the photographer (available in the office) or pre-pay online and give the printed receipt to the photographer.  Students wanting retakes must return original photo packets to the photographer at the time of the sitting.  Order online at www.inter-state.com using code 407293 (Elementary School) or 407291 (Middle School.)

 PTO:
 ·         Thank you everyone for coming out to Culver’s Family Fun Night.  Hope to see you at Red Robin next
month.
 o     Elementary school winners were Jake Pellicane, Maggie Sullivan, Dylan O’Boyle, Chloe Kotlarz, Catie Rios & Connor Maloney
 o     Middle School winners were Jake Noble & Rumyr Sobrepena
 
·         Elementary School:  Don’t forget your boxtops everyone!  Special collection date next Wednesday (10/30) (instead of Thursday) and it’s TRIPLE TREAT next week!! 
  
·         Middle School:  Last day for collection of October box tops will be next Wednesday. Make sure you turn them in to the school office by 2pm on October 30th.
 
·         School directories are available to purchase by sending $3.00 to the office in an envelope marked "Directory." Please include your student's name and teacher or team. Make checks payable to WCS PTO

 
Local Activities:


·        
DMS
  is presenting “The Legends of Sleepy Hollow” on 10/31 & 11/1, 7pm at DCHS
  Auditorium.  Cost is $5 for
students and $8 for adults.  For
additional information contact Jenny Olson at Jennifer.olson@d300.org
or view the following link http://dmslegendofsleepyhollow.webs.com/

 
 
WESTFIELD BULLETIN
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Elementary School:
 ·         Smencils will be on sale for $1.00 during lunch until Monday (10/28).  HANDS club will be using the profits to help prevent malaria.  
 
·         Did you know Jeff Kinney has a new book coming out in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series? It’s called Hard Luck! Preorder your book today. Order forms are available in the library. They will be accepted through Wednesday of next week (10/30). If you don’t order your copy today, you may be out of luck.
 
·         Through November 8th, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11th, our school will be participating in a district wide collection for our service men and women.  We are asking each student to bring in boxes of baby wipesfor soldiers to wash with.  Items will be then sent overseas in time for the holidays for our
servicemen.  There are boxes in the office to place your items.  Please take the time show you care about the men and women serving our country.  Your support is very important to our veterans.

 ·         Veteran’s Wall of Honor:  If you know of anyone who is or has been in the armed forces, consider honoring them by decorating a star with their name and/or picture on it.  If you don’t know anyone, you can decorate the star with a thank you note on it.  Starts need to be turned in by Nov 4th.

 ·         Picture Retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 25th.  Students that were not here on picture day can turn in a picture order form to the photographer (available in the office) or pre-pay online and give the printed receipt to the photographer.  Students wanting retakes must return original photo packets to the photographer at the time of the sitting.  Order online at www.inter-state.com using code 407293 (Elementary School) or 407291 (Middle School.)
 
Middle School:
 ·         Through November 8th, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11th, our school will be participating in a district wide collection for our service men and women.  We are asking each student to bring in boxes of individual packets of hot chocolate.  Items will be then sent overseas in time for the holidays for our servicemen.  There are boxes in the office to place your items.  Please take the time show you care about the men and women serving our country.  Your support is very important to our veterans.
 
·         Come out and join us TODAY (10/24) for our Annual F2MN.  It’s a chance for you to find out that math isn’t so scary!  10 extra credit points are awarded to each student who participates.  Please make sure to
  enter and sign in at the appropriate door: 6th graders use Door 1, 7th graders use Door 2, and 8th graders use Door 5.

 ·         Sixth grade students: Don’t forget to turn in your Halloween Dance permission slips and money to the middle school office.  If you need a new form please pick one up in the office.  Remember that you are allowed to wear a costume to the dance but that it must follow school dress code.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Hager.

 ·         Picture Retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 25th.  Students that were not here on picture day can turn in a picture order form to the photographer (available in the office) or pre-pay online and give the printed receipt to the photographer.  Students wanting retakes must return original photo packets to the photographer at the time of the sitting.  Order online at www.inter-state.com using code 407293 (Elementary School) or 407291 (Middle School.)
 
PTO:
 ·         Elementary School:  Don’t forget your boxtops everyone!  Special collection date next Wednesday (instead of Thursday) and it’s TRIPLE TREAT next week!! 
 
·         Middle School:  Last day for collection of October box tops will be next Wednesday. Make sure you turn them in to the school office by 2pm on October 29th.
 
·         School directories are available to purchase by sending $3.00 to the office in an envelope marked "Directory." Please include your student's name and teacher or team. Make checks payable to WCS PTO
 
Parents:
 ·         Would you like to help at the Sixth Grade Halloween Dance?  Please contact Mrs. Hager at or 847-532-7776 if you would be interested in helping serve pizza and drinks at this year’s dance.  The dance is on Friday, October 25th from 6:30-8:30.  Thank you!
  
Local Activities:
 ·         DMS is presenting “The Legends of Sleepy Hollow” on 10/31 & 11/1, 7pm at DCHS Auditorium.  Cost is $5 for students and $8 for adults.  For additional information contact Jenny Olson at Jennifer.olson@d300.org
or view the following link http://dmslegendofsleepyhollow.webs.com/

 
 
WESTFIELD BULLETIN
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 
Staff:
 ·         All elementary classes are invited to the 3rd grade music program“Mighty Minds” on TODAY (10/23) at 8:30am.
 
Elementary School:
 ·         Can you smell them?  They’re back, your favorite smencils like watermelon, cotton candy and root beer.  Smencils will be on sale for $1.00 during lunch time.  HANDS club will be using the profits to help prevent malaria.  Did you know a child dies every minute from malaria?

 ·         Through November 8th, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11th, our school will be participating in a district wide collection for our service men and women.  We are asking each student to bring in boxes of baby wipesfor soldiers to wash with.  Items will be then sent overseas in time for the holidays for our
servicemen.  There are boxes in the office to place your items.  Please take the time show you care about the men and women serving our country.  Your support is very important to our veterans.

 ·         Veteran’s Wall of Honor:  If you know of anyone who is or has been in the armed forces, consider honoring them by decorating a star with their name and/or picture on it.  If you don’t know anyone, you can decorate the star with a thank you note on it.  Starts need to be turned in by Nov 4th.
 
·         Picture Retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 25th.  Students that were not here on picture day can turn in a picture order form to the photographer (available in the office) or pre-pay online and give the printed receipt to the photographer.  Students wanting retakes must return original photo packets to the photographer at the time of the sitting.  Order online at www.inter-state.com using code 407293 (Elementary School) or 407291 (Middle School.)
 
Middle School:
 ·         Through November 8th, in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 11th, our school will be participating in a district wide collection for our service men and women.  We are asking each student to bring in boxes of individual packets of hot chocolate.  Items will be then sent overseas in time for the holidays for our servicemen.  There are boxes in the office to place your items.  Please take the time show you care about the men and women serving our country.  Your support is very important to our veterans.
 
·         Remember that this week is Red Ribbon Week.  Tomorrow's theme is Drugs are Bad, so Wear Plaid!  Show that you are anti-drug by wearing your favorite plaid shirt, pants or socks and don't forget to keep wearing your Red Ribbon each day this week.
 
·         Come out and join us on Thursday, October 24th for our Annual F2MN.  It’s a chance for you to find out that math isn’t so scary!  10 extra credit points are awarded to each student who participates.  Please make sure to enter and sign in at the appropriate door: 6th graders use Door 1, 7th graders use Door 2, and 8th graders use Door 5.
 
·         Sixth grade students: Don’t forget to turn in your Halloween Dance permission slips and money to the middle school office.  If you need a new form please pick one up in the office.  Remember that you are allowed to wear a costume to the dance but that it must follow school dress code.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Hager.
 
·        Picture Retakes are scheduled for Friday, October 25th.  Students that were not here on picture day can turn in a picture order form to the photographer (available in the office) or pre-pay online and give the printed
  receipt to the photographer.  Students wanting retakes must return original photo packets to the photographer at the time of the sitting.   Order online at www.inter-state.com using code 407293 (Elementary School) or 407291 (Middle School.)

 PTO:
 ·         Family Fun Night is TODAY (10/23) from 5pm – 8pm at Culvers in Carpentersville.  Please come and enjoy dinner or some dessert after the 3rd grade program. No flyer required.  Hope to see you there.
 
·         School directories are available to purchase by sending $3.00 to the office in an envelope marked "Directory." Please include your student's name and teacher or team. Though not necessary, order forms are available in the 9/24 VB. Checks may be made payable to "Westfield PTO."
 
Parents:
 ·         Would you like to help at the Sixth Grade Halloween Dance?  Please contact Mrs. Hager at or 847-532-7776 if you would be interested in helping serve pizza and drinks at this year’s dance.  The dance is on Friday, October
25thfrom 6:30-8:30.  Thank
you!

 
 
http://wcs.d300.org/sites/wcs.d300.org/files/documents/vb102213.pdf

This weeks virtual backpack includes:
Picture Retakes Oct 25th
Elementary Halloween Route Oct 31st
Veteran's Day Collection
Elementary Lunch menu
Elementary Breakfast menu
PTO Newsletter
PTO Family Fun Night Oct 23rd
Young Rem