The Westfield Arrow

The Westfield Arrow
Aiming to keep the Westfield Community informed October 10, 2014
Dear Westfield Community,
Yesterday in all P.E. classes students’ participated in the Football for Heart Fundraiser. As a
school we raised over $6000 that will be donated to the American Heart Association! Below are raffle
winners of the Chicago Bear Player Ego Ferguson autographed items. These students were part of the
fundraising efforts and were recognized during morning announcements on Thursday morning. We would
like to thank all of the students who were part of the fundraising efforts, as well as, Mr. Gabriel, Ms.
Giffin, Mr. Buchholz and Mrs. Kasher for helping organize and facilitate this wonderful event.
Warriors of the Week
Each week several students are selected by their teachers to be the Warriors of the Week. A Warrior of the
Week is a student who is going above and beyond in showing strong character, both in and outside the
classroom. In order for a student to be considered, they must display acts that align with the pillars of good
character: Caring, Fairness, Citizenship, Respect, Trustworthiness, and Responsibility.
Congratulations goes to: Gia Capozzoli, Griffin Klapp, Chris DeConcilis, Olivia Turnam & Natalie
1 | P a g e Fall Dance
Our Fall Costume Dance will be on Friday, October 24th! Costumes are encouraged. Please refer to the
costume guidelines in our reminders below.
Have a nice holiday weekend!
Stefan Larsson
Heidi Weeks
Assistant Principal
Upcoming Events
Monday, October 13 – No School - Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 14 – Character Counts Celebration
Wednesday, October 15 – School Improvement Day – 1:40 Dismissal
Friday, October 17 – Talent Show 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22 – PICTURE RE-TAKE
FRIDAY, October 24 – Fall Costume Dance 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
Friday, October 31 – Wacky Hair/Black & Orange Spirit Day
Sunday, November 2 – Erickson 5K Turkey Trot – See attached flier
Join us for the Fall Costume Dance… Black and White Night on Friday, October 24th from 7:00pm
to 9:00 pm
Student Council will be hosting the event. Admission at the door is $5 without a costume and $4 if
you are wearing a costume.
Grab your friends and come out for the music and fun. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by
the PTO.
The Spirit Wear store has officially closed and orders are being processed. Items will be shipped to
Westfield in 3-4 weeks. We will re-open the store in the Spring.
2 | P a g e Reminders
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at Westfield on Monday, November 24th and Tuesday,
November 25th. The times will be 1:00pm-4:00pm & 5:00pm-8:00pm for both days. The sign up window is
scheduled to open on Friday, Oct 24th at 5:00pm. The window will close on Friday, November 21st at
midnight. Please see the attachment for more information.
TEK Pumpkin Carving and Decorating
Our TEK Pumpkin carving and decorating event will take place on Monday, October 20th. Students,
staff and families are welcome to join us as we host our first Westfield Pumpkin Carving Event. Cost of a
Pumpkin is $5. Please click on the link for more details! Let us know by October 15th if you can make it. ;
Halloween Costumes
Students are able to dress up for Halloween on October 31st. We would like to remind the students to dress
appropriately as stated in the Dress Code and to follow the guidelines listed below:
Costume/Hair/Make-up must be completed prior to the arrival at school or entering the bus.
No spray cans are allowed on the bus or at school.
Costume accessories, if applicable, should not depict or display anything hurtful, harmful or
have the opportunity to be utilized as a weapon.
The classroom learning environment should not be compromised due to a student’s costume.
Student’s identity should be visible and easily recognizable. Ex: No masks.
Community Information
Please see the attached information from Bloomingdale Police Chief Giammarese regarding Halloween
School Board Elections
On April 7, 2015 there will be a Consolidated General Election - Four terms on our seven-member Board of
Education will expire in April 2015 – those of Mr. Terry McKeown, Ms. Tamara Peterson, Mrs. Susan
Lancaster, and Mrs. Linda Wojcicki. With the passage of HB 2418, the Board secretary is no longer
responsible for School Board elections. Therefore, nominating petitions must be filed with the Election
Authority (DuPage County Election Commission). Filing materials may be accessed via their
website: The first day that prospective candidates may circulate nominating
petitions for signatures is September 23, 2014.
3 | P a g e Yearbook Ordering
Attached you will find information on how to order a yearbook! This is a new process so if you have any
questions, please contact Mrs. Dulian or Ms. Giffin. Please see the attached COUPON
([email protected] [email protected])
A Helping Hand
We currently have a School District 13 family that recently lost everything to a house fire. If you are
interested in helping this family or would like to donate anything, please contact Mrs. Matt, Westfield's
Art teacher [email protected] for more information.
Safety – To and from school
Please take a moment to talk to your child about safety when they are walking to and from school or out
waiting for the bus. As we fast approach the late fall and winter months, the amount of daylight decreases
and pedestrians are harder to see crossing streets and such. Reflectors and lights on bicycles, brighter
clothing on pedestrians, and traveling in larger groups are encouraged. Please also reinforce with your child
that they should immediately report anything suspicious to you and/or to the school office as soon as they
arrive home or to school. We work closely with the Bloomingdale Police Department to insure that our
students are safe before, during, and after school.
Parent - Teacher Conferences
~Parent – Teacher Conferences will be held at Westfield on Monday, November 24th and Tuesday,
November 25th. The times will be 1:00pm – 4:00pm & 5:00pm – 8:00pm for both days.
~The sign up window is scheduled to open on Friday, October 24th at 5:00pm. The window will
close on Friday, November 21st at midnight.
~Please note: Double booking a teacher is only allowed for classes with the same teacher.
Otherwise only one time slot per teacher is allowed.
~Please follow the directions below in order to sign up for a conference.
Select the PTC Wizard link from the Westfield Website
Follow the prompts through the sign up process
Reference the PTC Wizard Parent User Guide for additional help
*If you are having technical difficulties please call our office at 630-529-6211 once the window has
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