Westside School Insider newsletter, November 24, 2014

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November 24, 2014


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

Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, November 30: Thanksgiving Vacation, NO SCHOOL

Friday, December 5: Middle School Dance, Dakota Place

Saturday, December 6: Westside School Admission Open House, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 11: Middle School Musical, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., MPR

Friday, December 12: Middle School Musical, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day

**Calendar Update: The Town Meeting, originally scheduled for December 4 has been moved to Thursday, February 5 to coincide with the Heading Home kickoff celebration**


Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. is Grandparents and Grandfriends Day! Parking is available in both the North and South parking lot for this event. Please ask Grandparents and adult Grandfriends to park there upon their arrival. There is no parking in the front of the building or (as always) on the west side of 34th Ave. Visitors who require assistance should park in the South Parking Lot or be dropped off in front of the building. The event starts in the MPR, with refreshments and opening remarks. Guests will then be escorted to classrooms for activities. Students are welcome to leave at 2:30 p.m. with their visitor or stay until regular dismissal. If their adult visitor is not on the approved pickup list, please send an email to attendance@westsideschool.org) to give your permission.


Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Middle School Exhibition of Learning last Thursday evening. We appreciate you taking the time to see what our Middle  School students have been learning and creating. Congratulations to everyone for such a great event!

The Westside School Middle School Student Council is excited to announce the winter dance from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5 at Dakota Place. Any student wishing to attend will need to turn in a signed permission form by TOMORROW Tuesday, November 25 to Susannah. Students are expected to stay the entire dance and will need to be picked up promptly at 8:00 p.m. Each student is allowed to bring one Middle School-aged guest, who must be added to their permission form. The theme of the dance is Formal Black and White so tell your students to dress up! We are looking for parent volunteers to provide snacks or help with security at the dance. If you have any questions or can help out please contact Susannah (susannahm@westsideschool.org) or Mary (maryk@westsideschool.org.)


To date we have participation from 80.2% of Westside School parents! Thank you for generous support. If you missed the October 31 deadline, there is still time to get in on the participation match. Please help your class to get 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.)

Insider Athletics

Westside School has seven basketball teams this year, and games began this past weekend. Schedules have been released, and you can find them here.


1. Grandparents and Grandfriends Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Special parking instructions are above.

2. Middle School dance permission forms TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 25

happy thanksgiving

3. From our Westside School family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! We will see you on Monday, December 1! (No school Wednesday, November 26 through Friday, November 28)

4. Due to the holiday week, the next edition of the Insider newsletter will be published on Tuesday, December 2