Westside School Insider newsletter, Monday, March 23, 2015

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March 23, 2015

Insider calender

Friday, March 27: Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day!

Wednesday, April 1: Fifth grade musical, MPR, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 2 & Friday, April 3: Parent/Teacher Conferences, NO CLASSES, Childcare available, click here to register.

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Student Portfolio Review

The upcoming Middle School conferences, Student Portfolio Reviews, are led by students and facilitated by advisors. It is an important opportunity for students to take ownership of their learning. This is especially evident over the course of the their careers, from fifth through eighth grade, as middle school students. By eighth grade, students further develop the ability to speak to their progress by citing their own work as evidence – a skill that will help them throughout life. Middle School families should have received a Signup Genius link to schedule Student Portfolio Reviews. If you have not received this link, please contact Jessica (jessicab@westsideschool.org).

On Friday afternoon of conferences, April 3, teachers are available for individual appointments between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Please contact teachers directly via email to set up any additional meetings, there is not a Signup Genius for these appointments.
World Language/International Trips 2016

The Westside School world language trips for the 2015 – 2016 academic year will be offered during spring break as an optional trip to China and a Spanish speaking country with an emphasis on service learning. The trips will be open to seventh and eighth grade students. The details for the trips have not been set and will be announced as they are finalized.
Happy spring!
Marc Saks, Middle School Head
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Westside School Summer Adventure Camp Expanding for 2015

We are happy to announce all ten weeks of Westside School Summer Adventure Camp are expanding for the summer of 2015. Due to very fast registration and long wait lists, we decided to open additional spots to accommodate more Adventure Campers. Limited spots are still available for all ten weeks of Adventure Camp. Take a look at our weekly themes here, and register for all ten weeks here.

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April 2 and 3 conference childcare sign up!
If you are interested in childcare during your child’s Parent/Teacher conference on Thursday, April 2 or Friday, April 3 please click here to register!
Westside School Insider Reminders
Please encourage your students to check the Lost & Found collection each week! It is located just down the stairs right outside the MPR. All items not claimed by Friday, April 10 – the last day of school before spring break – will be collected and donated to charity.
1. Childcare sign up for Parent/Teacher conferences is available. Click here to register.
2. Westside School Summer Adventure Camp expanded for 2015! Register today!
3. The next round of Lost & Found donations will be in mid-April. Be sure to check the collection regularly!