Westside School Insider newsletter, Monday, November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Westside Insider Calendar

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

Friday, December 4: Westside School SPIRIT Wear & Pizza Day

Saturday, December 5: Lower School Admission Open House, program begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 10: Middle School Musical Theater Performance, Annie Jr., 6:30 p.m. (encore performance Friday, December 11 at 9:30 a.m.)

In preparation for the holiday season, please plan your calendars accordingly:

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten dismissal* – 11:30 a.m.
First through fourth grade dismissal* – 12:00 p.m.
Middle School dismissal – 12:15 p.m.

Westside School will not be offering After Care on Friday, December 18. *All siblings of older students may remain on campus until the final dismissal time of 12:15 p.m. Westside School will close at 12:30 p.m. to allow staff and faculty to celebrate the holidays together.

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The Advancement Team would like to remind all families with siblings interested in applying for admission for the 2016 – 2017 academic year that applications are still welcome! If you would like to apply please contact Director of Advancement, Ted Holmes, as soon as possible at 206.631.8504.

Westside School will be hosting a Lower School Admission Open House this Saturday, December 5. The program begins promptly at 10:00 a.m., with sessions designed to highlight the programs in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and grades first through fourth. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your friends and family interested in learning more about Westside School. For questions, please contact us at 206.932.2511

Insider Athletics

This week’s Basketball game schedule

Saturday, December 5: Fifth grade girls at St. George (11:15 a.m.)
Seventh grade boys at Our Lady of the Lake (11:30 a.m.)
Fifth grade boys at St. Anthony (2:00 p.m.)
Sixth grade girls at Guadalupe (2:00 p.m.)
Eighth grade boys at St. Luke (3:15 p.m.)

Sunday, December 6: Sixth grade boys at St. Anthony (5:00 p.m.)

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Last Tuesday we were thrilled to welcome more than 250 Grandparents and Family Friends of Lower School students to our campus and into the classrooms before the Thanksgiving holiday. Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebration of the season!

We are exceptionally grateful to our community for the outpouring of support for the Westside Baby donation drive. Thank you to third grade teachers Jana DeShazo, Hayley Sayre, Signe Grunau Hill and Kate Kandarian for coordinating this effort!

In order to keep our collection of Lost & Found manageable, we will be donating all items to a local charity on Monday, January 4. Please be sure to drop by the Lost & Found collection – located in the lunchroom – during the next three weeks. Encourage your children to check for their belongings every so often as well. Thank you!

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I hope you all had a good, restful Thanksgiving holiday. As we enter December, there is a lot going on at school. This Wednesday, December 2 is the Middle School Exhibition of Learning beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the theater. I look forward to seeing you there.

The students will also be receiving their second semester catalogs for Exploratory and Flex Friday choices at the end of this week. The signup sheets are due next Monday, December 7. We have our performing arts shows the following two weeks and then we will close for the Winter Break! Happy Holidays!

Marc Saks, Middle School Head


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

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

3. Check out the Athletic Calendar for upcoming games!

4. Saturday, December 5: Lower School Admission Open House, program begins at 10:00 a.m., please share with your friends and family!