Westside School Insider newsletter, May 4, 2015

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May 4, 2015

Insider calender

Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8: Middle School spring trips (All siblings of Middle School students should be picked up at the normal Lower School dismissal time this week)

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

Thursday, May 14: Parent Education Night, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., childcare available

Friday, May 15: Middle School students Bike to School Day; Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day; Middle School Hoedown Social, 6:00 p.m.


Field Day!

Westside School Field Day is coming up on Friday, May 29! This is a great outdoor day full of old-fashioned, playground fun organized by our own P.E. dynamos, Donna Jornlin and Mike Thomas.  Westside School Field Day starts with a pizza lunch followed by a round of games in the afternoon from walking in gooey ooblek to obstacle courses. Don’t forget the time honored, fourth grade doughnut eating event!


To accommodate our diverse age groups, Westside School Field Day is split into three groups (early school, lower school and middle school) and is held at two nearby parks. After the games, everyone enjoys a well-earned Popsicle, donated graciously by Umpqua Bank.

An important calendar note about the day for kindergarten students: As a reminder and heads up, each year the kindergarten classes have a later dismissal on Field Day. Students will be dismissed at 3:15 p.m. instead of 2:45 p.m

To make this event a success, we will need plenty of volunteers. Please sign up here for Lower School Field Day. The Middle School volunteer sign up is coming soon.

Westside Insider WPO

Please mark your calendars for the next Westside School Parent Education Night event:

How Children Succeed
Thursday, May 146:00 -7:30 p.m.
Based on the books How Children Succeed and Smart Strengths
Look for these books on the parents’ book shelf in the front entrance area of the school. After you finish your book, please return it to the shelf so someone else can read it. Complimentary childcare is available from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. Please sign up here!

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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. This event is open to all sixth and seventh grade families in the West Seattle area as well! 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!

The Westside School Middle School Hoedown is happening on Friday, May 15! The event is a social, not a dance, and there will be delicious food, games and activities for all Middle School students. Please remember to sign up to bring food or supplies for the Hoedown! If you have any questions please let Mary or Susannah know at susannahm@westsideschool.org or mark@westsideschool.org.


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

2. Westside School Parent Education Night, Thursday, May 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Please sign up today!

3. Middle School Hoedown Social, Friday, May 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Please volunteer to bring food today!

4. Westside School Field Day, Friday, May 29, Please volunteer for Lower School Field Day today!