Westside Insider newsletter, May 19, 2014

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May 19, 2014

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May 20: Independent High School Fair, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., MPR

May 21: New Campus Conversation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., MPR

May 22: Middle School Spring Fling Musical Performance, 6:30 p.m., MPR

May 23: Westside School SPIRIT and pizza day

May 26: Memorial Day, Westside School closed

May 28: Lower School Spring Fling Musical Performance, 6:30 p.m., Grace Church

May 29: Middle School Student Led Conferences

May 30: Westside School Field Day

June 2: Middle School Athletic Banquet, 6:00 p.m., MPR

June 5: Westside Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony, 5:00 p.m., Fauntleroy Hall

June 6: Last Day of School: Early Dismissal, NO AFTER CARE



The Westside School Board of Trustees is hosting a dialogue-style event this Wednesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. at the current campus. Parents will see updated floor-plans and renderings, and break into small groups to discuss plans, financing details, project highlights, and more. We want to hear from every Westside School parent, so please click here to RSVP or by emailing Kathy at kathyw@westsideschool.org. We are thrilled to be welcoming so many members of the Westside School community – more than 120 RSVP’s thus far! Complimentary childcare will be provided, please register here.


To make Field Day a success for our kids we need at least 40 more volunteers; please sign up here for Lower School Field Day on Friday, May 30! This is an outdoor day full of old-fashioned, playground fun organized by our own P.E. dynamos, Donna Jornlin and Mike Thomas. Westside School’s Field Day starts with a pizza lunch followed by a round of games in the afternoon from walking in gooey ooblek to obstacle courses. After the games, everyone enjoys a well-earned Popsicle, graciously donated by Umpqua Bank.


The 2013 – 2014 academic journey is coming to a close, and we are excited to provide each Westside School student with a yearbook on final day of school, Friday June 6. We hope your entire family enjoys the memories from this school year!


Westside School will be hosting an Independent High School fair for sixth and seventh grade families on Tuesday, May 20 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We will welcome approximately 15 Admission Directors from Independent Schools in the Seattle area, along with two boarding schools.


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. Before and After 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 click here. Please direct all questions to summer@westsideschool.org.


It’s getting to be that time of year! Summer break is fast approaching and library inventory will begin soon. This week, May 19 – 23, is the FINAL WEEK for library book checkouts. This will allow enough time for those delinquent library books to make it back to the library and for any library charges to be settled. All items will be due back to the library on Tuesday, May 27. Thank you!

Westside Insider WPO

With the 2013-2014 academic year coming to a close in just a few weeks, it’s time to elect the new WPO Board and Event Chair positions for the 2014 – 2015 school year! If you’re interested in joining the team click here. Even if you work during the day or have limited time there’s an opportunity for everyone! The WPO has every kind of position to fit your skills, interest, and available time. To learn more about the positions, click here. Join us and be part of the wonderful Westside School volunteers. We need you! In the meantime, should you have any questions please contact the current WPO Board (WPO@westsideschool.org.)

Westside Insider Athletics

Westside School will be offering a co-ed basketball camp for incoming fourth, fifth and sixth grade students June 16 – 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mike Thomas and Corey James will be the camp directors. The camp will focus on skills and fundamentals Monday through Wednesday, with Thursday as a competition day. All skill and experience levels welcome! To learn more, click here.

Register today!

The next edition of the Insider will be published on Tuesday, May 27.