Westside School Insider newsletter, November 17, 2014

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November 17, 2014

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Tuesday, November 18: Third and fourth grade Musical and Arts Showcase, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 20: Middle School Exhibition of Learning, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
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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Picture retake day is scheduled for THIS Friday, November 21. Please mark your calendars if your child(ren) missed school on Friday, October 17 or if you would like them to have their photo retaken. Pictures will be taken in the morning between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. If your student wishes to retake their photo, please have them bring their packet of pictures your family ordered from LifeTouch so the company can retake their photo and send you a new packet. If your student was absent from school on Picture Day, please be sure they are present for Picture retake day on Friday, November 21 so we can include them in this year’s yearbook! This is a Westside School SPIRIT and Pizza Day. Please have your student dress for Picture Day if they are having their photo taken. If you have any questions please contact Jessica (jessicab@westsideschool.org.)
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The Lower School will celebrate Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Day next Tuesday, November 25, 2014 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. On this day, we welcome your child’s grandparents or adult friend to school for refreshments and a short assembly in the MPR, followed by special activities in the classroom. We realize not all students will have a Grandparent or Adult Grandfriend visiting. Please know fun activities are set up in the classroom to enjoy regardless of whether a student has a visitor. Parents do not need to fill this role. We hope your students’ loved one is able to join us and learn more about our joyful community. If you have any questions or if your child’s guest will need special accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact Arionda Feeney (arif@westsideschool.org.) Next week’s edition of the Insider newsletter will have more details about this special day.
As a reminder, sibling morning care in the MPR from 8:00 to 8:15 a.m. is for Lower School students with a Middle School sibling. This is a complimentary service to accommodate our staggered start times. Morning care is available for all students, beginning at 7:30 a.m., in the gym. Please complete an Extended Day contract if this is a service you would like to use.
The greatest expression of learning is the ability to teach another person. Thank you for providing our students this opportunity by participating in the Exhibition of Learning last week. Students were so excited to play math games, share science projects and escort each of you around the classroom. We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did. Please feel free to share any feedback you may have so we can improve the experience even more.
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The Middle School Exhibition of Learning, scheduled for THIS Thursday, November 20, begins at 6:30 p.m. All students who take Chinese, and their families, will start in the MPR. Students in Spanish, and their families, begin in the gym. Students should arrive having eaten dinner just prior to 6:30 p.m. For students, this is a dress for success event. We look forward to seeing you there! A special invitation has been extended to Westside School fourth grade students and their families. Come enjoy the opportunity learn more about the Westside School Middle School experience!
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Westside School has seven basketball teams this year, and games start this weekend, November 22 and November 23. Schedules have been released, and you can find them here.
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This Friday, November 21 is a Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day! Please have your children wear their Heading Home t-shirts, we are making a video!
If your child is participating in Picture Retake Day, please have them bring their Heading Home t-shirt to change into after their photo is taken.
1. Picture retake day is Friday, November 21. If you have questions please email Jessica (jessicab@westsideschool.org)
2. Middle School Exhibition of Learning (EOL) is Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m.
3. Grandparents’ and Grandfriends’ Day is Tuesday, November 25 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
4. All students should wear their Heading Home t-shirt THIS Friday, November 21!
5. Complimentary morning care in the MPR is for siblings of Middle School students ONLY