Westside School Insider newsletter, November 3, 2014

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November 3, 2014

To reduce the amount of emails you receive, the Insider newsletter replaces topic-specific communication. Please read this every week to stay apprised of important information at Westside School.

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Tuesday, November 4: Enrichment Session II begins

Friday, November 7: Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day; WPO Quiz Night, 6:30 p.m.; Fifth grade Shakespeare presentations, 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., MPR

Saturday, November 8: ISEE Test Date

Tuesday, November 11: School Closed, Veteran’s Day

Wednesday, November 12: African Drummers Assembly, 9:30 a.m., pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students

Thursday, November 13: Lower School Exhibition of Learning, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 18: Third and fourth grade Musical & Arts Showcase, MPR, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 20: Middle School Exhibition of Learning, 6:00 p.m. (fourth grade families are encouraged to attend)

Friday, November 21: Picture retake day; Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day

Tuesday, November 25: Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Day, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday November 30: Thanksgiving Vacation, no school

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Thank you so much for attending parent-teacher conferences last week. I hope you found the time with your child’s teacher meaningful and informative. If you were unable to meet with your child’s teacher, please feel free to email them to coordinate a time. If you have any feedback you would like to share, I welcome your thoughts! Have a great week.

Arionda Feeney
Lower School Head


To date we have participation from 74% of Westside School parents! Thank you for your generous support.
If you missed the October 31 deadline, there is still time to get in on the participation match. Please help your class get to 100% participation — Westside School will receive $1,000 for every class that hits 100%.
You can give online by completing a pledge form or give by credit card by contacting Sara Billings (sarab@westsideschool.org.)

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The Seattle Kids Marathon is coming! Register here! The Kids Marathon is an autumn Westside School tradition that encourages kids to be active and get moving. The cost is $20, and the final mile is Saturday, November 29, 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center.

Over the next several weeks leading up to November 29, students will run or walk 25 miles, keeping track on a chart provided after you register. Mileage Club miles run at school count toward the total, or walk in your neighborhood as a family activity. Then join hundreds of students from around King County as they finish their marathon around the Seattle Center and earn their t-shirt. Older students or those wanting more of a challenge can participate in the Santa versus Super Heroes 5k at 8:30 a.m. on November 29.


1. No School, Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran’s Day)

2. It’s not too late to make your pledge to the Westside School Fund!

3. Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day this Friday, November 7

4. SAVE THE DATE! Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Day Tuesday, November 25