Westside School Insider newsletter Monday, November 23, 2015

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November 23, 2015

Insider calender

Tuesday, November 24: Grandparent or Family Friend Day, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29: Westside School Closed, Thanksgiving vacation

Wednesday, December 2: Middle School Exhibition of Learning, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., beginning in the theater

Saturday, December 5: Westside School Lower School Open House, grades pre-kindergarten through fourth, program begins at 10:00 a.m.

SPIRITwear Sale

Westside School is pleased to announce there will be a blowout SPIRIT Wear Sale on campus tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24, and online from Wednesday, November 18 through Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. To make room for new inventory, all SPIRIT Wear will be 50% off! Purchases can be made in person on campus Tuesday, November 24 or online anytime (sale ends Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26.)

Use discount code THANKSGIVING at time of purchase.

Contact Shoshannah Hoffman (shoshannahh@westsideschool.org) if you have any questions.

Insider lower school

As a part of an ongoing discussion of our impact on communities, third grade is seeking donations for Westside Baby. Third grade teachers will be collecting gently used items until tomorrow, Tuesday, November 24. The focus is on clothing items to keep children in need warm this winter. However, we will gladly take any items off of the Westside Baby approved donation list. To learn what Westside Baby accepts for distribution, click here! Thank you in advance on behalf of third grade students for your donations.

Students in the Lower School are excited to welcome Grandparents or Family Friends (ADULT FRIENDS ONLY) to school tomorrow Tuesday, November 24 from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. This special event will give Grandparents or Family Friends the opportunity to see our beautiful new campus, enjoy light snacks, see a short performance in the theater, and visit the classroom of his or her grandchild or family friend! All Grandparents and Family Friends are welcome (and encouraged) to take children home at the conclusion of this event to begin enjoying Thanksgiving vacation with their family and friends. Parking is available on campus until the event concludes. Any questions about the event may be directed to members of the Advancement Team at 206.932.2511.

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The Middle School Exhibition of Learning (EOL) is on Wednesday, December 2 at 6:30 p.m., starting in the theater. The EOL is an event where students share a project from their work this year in their core classes. We invite families and friends to hear from students about what they have been learning and what the work they are sharing is all about. We hope you will give feedback, ask questions, and interact with multiple students and grade levels. In this way, you become an authentic audience that helps our students learn how to communicate their ideas and understanding to stake holders outside of their day to day experience.


There is still time to give to the Westside School Fund! Please join 100% of Westside School’s faculty and staff, 100% of the Board of Trustees and 75% of fellow families in supporting the Westside School Fund!

To date we have raised over $163,000 for curriculum initiatives, books and supplies, faculty professional development and much more. Help us get to $240,000 by donating online or by dropping off or mailing your pledge form today!

Thank you all who have already made your commitment to this important fund!


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

2. Lower School Grandparent or Family Friend Day (adults only), Tuesday, November 24, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m., beginning in the gallery

3. Thanksgiving Vacation, Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29, SCHOOL CLOSED

4. Middle School Exhibition of Learning, Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m., beginning in the theater