Westside School Insider newsletter, October 19, 2015

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October 19, 2015

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Tuesday, October 20: Sibling Application Early Decision Information Session for Westside School families, 9:00 to 9:45 a.m., Board Room, RSVP TODAY!

Saturday, October 24: Lower School Halloweenfest, gym and lunchroom, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27: WPO Parent Education Night, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., childcare and a pizza dinner provided

Friday, October 30: Middle School Halloween Dance, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., volunteer today!

Tuesday, November 3: Middle School Open House, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m, RSVP Today!

Wednesday, November 4 through Friday, November 6: Middle School & Lower School fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 5 and 6: No School (Conferences)

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Please save the date! Fall Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6, and classes will not be in session on those two days. You will be able to sign up for a conference time via a Signup Genius link, which will be sent out today, Monday, October 19. All-day childcare is available, please click here to sign up today. Complimentary drop-in care will be provided during scheduled conferences. Drop-in care sign-in will be located at the Reception Desk.

A significant amount of clothing, outerwear, lunch boxes and water bottles have found their way into the Lost & Found here at school. Please remember to label your child’s belongings – particularly outerwear, lunch boxes and water bottles. We’ve partnered with Emily Press Labels to help identify belongings so they return home. These personalized name labels are super durable, dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe. Available in lots of cool designs and colors too!

If you are on campus, please check the Lost & Found collection located in the lunchroom. Lost & Found items that have not been collected by students or their families will be on display for the first time this academic year during conferences on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6.

On Monday, November 9 all items not collected will be donated or discarded.

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Please save the date! Fall Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up, beginning Wednesday, November 4 after school. Conferences will continue on Thursday and Friday of that week, and classes will not be in session on those two days. You will be able to sign up for a conference time via a Signup Genius link, which will be sent out today Monday, October 19. The conferences are centered around a student goals sheet they will be filling out in conjunction with their teachers and advisors. You and your child will meet with each of your child’s teachers during the conferences. Complimentary childcare for siblings of Middle School students is available during your conference time(s). To sign up for all day childcare, please click here!

The Middle School Student Council is hosting a Halloween Dance! It will take place at Westside School from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday October 30. There will be pizza for dinner, Halloween themed games and then a rockin’ dance party! All Westside School Middle School students are invited!

Costumes are highly encouraged. Permission slips went home on Tuesday, October 13 and are due back to advisors by Tuesday, October 28. Use this link to sign up for donations of food and drink for the event.

Have a great week,
Marc Saks, Middle School Head

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It’s October (or as we like to call it – Spooktober) and that means the Westside School Lower School Halloweenfest is right around the corner! Halloweenfest is a fantastic and fun event focused on activities for the pre-kindergarten and Lower School students.Tickets are sold at the event (50¢ per) and can be used for most activities, as well as at ‘Spookcessions’ (concessions stand.) Activities will be in the gym while concessions will be downstairs in the lunchroom.

We will have a Bouncy Slide – unlimited rides with a $5 wristband. Prize points will be awarded at most games. These can be saved and cashed-in at the prize booth (downstairs) where the kids can choose from a variety of different items. A couple of the games will focus on our younger students and have appropriate prizes handed out at those games. Join us for a fun-filled Saturday complete with treats and carnival games!

October 24, 2015
12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Volunteers needed – ghosts and witches welcome!


1. Check the Westside School Calendar to stay up to date on what’s going on around school!

2. All Westside School families with prospective siblings are encouraged to attend the Early Decision Information Session tomorrow, October 20 from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. RSVP TODAY!

3. The WPO Halloweenfest chairs are looking for volunteers to help this coming Saturday, October 24! Click here to volunteer!

4. Middle School Halloween Dance permission slips due October 28; click here to help make the dance a success!