Westside Insider newsletter, March 31, 2014

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March 31, 2014

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April 2: Middle School Exhibition of Learning, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

April 4: Quiz Night, 6:30 p.m.

April 5: China trip participants depart

April 10: Costa Rica trip participants depart

April 11: Westside School SPIRIT wear/Pizza day

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We are excited about the upcoming Exhibition of Learning taking place the evening of Wednesday, April 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is an important event for our Middle School students and we hope you’ll put the date on your calendar. It is a wonderful opportunity for our parents, your family and friends (all are welcome!) to serve as an authentic audience for all students. Part of this process is giving students the chance to share their work in the Humanities and STEM disciplines in a meaningful way, and provide the space for adult feedback from within the entire community, not just our Westside faculty and staff.

We will start the evening in the MPR, travel to various starting points in the Middle School and then rotate through the exhibits in the different grade levels. We want our entire audience to see all the projects so students will be interacting with the adults beyond friends and family – the authentic audience! Hope to see you then!

We sincerely appreciate the efforts, time and talent of our middle school students and parent volunteers who contributed to the Service Learning Auction projects for this year’s SPIRIT Auction!

Marc Saks, Division Head Middle School

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Thank you, again, to our Online Auction bidders and SPIRIT Auction bidders, the Auction was a huge success! Come get your items! Thank you so much for your purchases, everything is ready to be picked up at school in the Business Office.

It’s not too late! You still have a chance to get the items you may have missed. Head to this link online, where you can still:

* Contribute to Tuition Assistance or the Performing Arts Fund a Wish

* Get a spot at a “buy-in” party (see the Auction Catalog for descriptions)

* Buy Teacher books: get a personalized copy of a book recommended by your student’s teacher

* Give in honor of the Middle School service projects

* Buy a copy of Lord of the Flies audio book narrated by the sixth grade students

Congratulations to our Raffle Winners!

– Natalia Alexander won $4,650 in the 50/50 (ticket sold Westside parents Susan Goodwin and Josh Millard)

Corrine James won the Best of Live Raffle and chose the $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card

Michele Livingston won the $500 Nordstrom Gift Card Instant Board Raffle

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Mark those calendars and get ready for another fantastic Book Fair, April 22 and 23!

Westside School’s Spring Book Fair is headed our way Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23. Come visit the book fair to stock up on books for the fast approaching summer. At the fair you will find an array of fantastic books, the latest and greatest from Scholastic, Usborne, and Kane Miller Books! Also, find an expanded selection of books in our online book fairs. Stay tuned for more details.

To make this Book Fair a success, we are looking for volunteers to assist with set-up, sales and more. If you know you are interested in lending a hand, please sign-up!

The book fair helps to build the library collection and to promote literacy efforts across the school! Thank you so much for your support!

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A summer of adventure begins at Westside School with Westside Adventure Camps 2014! Registration is now open for all sessions, beginning June 9 and continuing through August 22. With the leadership of Summer Program Coordinator Nick Low, camps are run by our experienced staff and outside specialists with experience in the arts – providing fun summer activities shaped by the mission and values of Westside School.

Before and After Camp Child Care will be available from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., and 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., respectively. To select Before and After Camp Child Care registration, click here.

Check out more information about the 2014 Summer Camps here, and continue to watch for new information and updates!

You will also find the Summer Camp Calendar at the bottom of the page. Please direct all questions to summer@westsideschool.org. Be sure to tell your friends!

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Don’t miss Quiz Night next Friday, April 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. MPR! Sign up here!