Westside School Insider newsletter, December 8, 2014

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December 8, 2014

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

Friday, December 12: Middle School Musical, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., MPR; Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day

Tuesday, December 16: Middle School Winter Showcase, Hall at Fauntleroy, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 18: Lower School Winter Showcase, Grace Church, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 19: Early Dismissal – 11:45 a.m., pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students; 12:00 p.m., first through fourth grade students12:15 p.m., fifth through eighth grade students

NO EXTENDED DAY WILL BE OFFERED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19

Monday, December 22 through Friday, January 2: Winter Vacation, NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 5: Teacher in-service day, No School, NO CHILDCARE

Tuesday, January 6: Classes resume, Happy New Year!

**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**

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Please remember to mark your calendars! On the final day of school before Winter Break begins, Friday, December 19, it is a half-day of school. Early Dismissal will occur at the following times:

 11:45 a.m. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students

12:00 p.m. First grade through fourth grade students

12:15 p.m. Fifth grade through eighth grade students

All students must be picked up no later than 12:15 p.m. There is no extended day care, and Westside School will close at 12:15 p.m. so all faculty and staff may attend the annual Holiday Party. Please remember to email any changes to pick up, including on Friday, December 19, to attendance@westsideschool.org.

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The Middle School Exploratories and Flex Catalog for classes beginning January 6 will be available at the end of next week. Choices are due to your student’s advisor no later than Friday, December 19.

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Donations for Toys for Tots, led by the Westside School kindergarten classes, may be dropped off in the donation boxes located in the main hallway of Westside School through Wednesday, December 10. Let’s make this a brighter holiday for children!

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1. Mark your calendars for the Middle School Musical, and Winter Showcases!

2. Early Dismissal on Friday, December 19! NO EXTENDED DAY.

3. Middle School Exploratory and Flex Friday choices are due Friday, December 19.