Westside School Insider newsletter, April 27, 2015

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April 27, 2015

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Wednesday, April 29: Middle School spring trip Gear Check

Friday, May 1: Westside School SPIRIT Wear & Pizza Day

Bike to School kick off event, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Westside School campus

Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8: Middle School spring trips

Tuesday, May 12: High School Information Night, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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The Middle School faculty and our trip guides are gearing up for a great week of Middle School spring trips next week! Speaking of gearing up, be sure to be ready for your Gear Check this Wednesday, April 29. If you have any questions about the trips, medication forms, or gear please be sure to contact your trip leader or Sarah Harper-Smith.

We are very excited to welcome our new Middle School faculty member, Jason Ermer, as the seventh and eighth grade STEM teacher for the 2015 – 2016 academic year. We cannot wait for everyone to meet and get to know Jason, in the meantime check out the Insider Online for an introduction!

Be sure to Save the Date! We invite all sixth and seventh grade families to attend the High School Information Night scheduled for Tuesday, May 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join us for this annual event as we welcome Admission Directors from local schools in Seattle who are eager to meet you and answer your questions!

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Westside School Adventure Camp is expanding! You may have noticed our early registration for Westside School Adventure Camp sold out very quickly this year, so we decided to make more spots available and expand our camps. There are newly opened spots available for many weeks of Westside School Adventure Camp, so hurry and register before they sell out again! Click here to register!

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Westside School is excited to offer a summer basketball camp again this year. This will be a co-ed camp for incoming fourth through seventh grade students. The dates for camp are July 13 through July 16, and camp will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at the E.C. Hughes building. The main focus of the summer basketball camp will be building skills and fundamentals. All skill and experience levels are welcome! Sign up for the camp will be available soon, in the meantime contact Director of Athletics, Mike Thomas (miket@westsideschool.org), if you have any questions!

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Join us this Friday, May 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for the Bike to School Month Kick Off!
For more information or to sign up for Bike to School Month, learn more here.
Volunteer are needed to help with this fun event! Sign up today if you can help. Should you have questions please contact Carmel Schimmel,carmelschimmel@gmail.com
Margaret Wilkins, Westside School Learning Support Specialist, has moved on to other professional endeavors. We thank her for her many years of service to Westside School, and wish her well. Currently, Westside School second grade teacher Richard Gawne is supporting students who previously worked with Margaret. If you have any questions, please contact Lower School Head Arionda Feeney (arif@westsideschool.org.)
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1. Middle School students: Your Middle School spring trip Gear Check is THIS Wednesday, April 29!!
2. The annual Westside School High School Information Night: Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
3. Spots are still open in the Westside School Summer Adventure Camp, register today!
4. Bike to School Month Kick Off Event: Friday, May 1, 2015, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sign up today to volunteer!