Insider newsletter, Monday, December 7, 2015

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December 7, 2015

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

Tuesday, December 15: Middle School Winter Showcase, 6:30 p.m., theater

Wednesday, December 16: Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten holiday coffee and Winterfest performance, 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 17: Lower School Winterfest (first through fourth grade), 6:30 p.m., theater

Friday, December 18: Half day, Winter vacation begins at 12:15 p.m., dismissal schedule below:

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. Younger siblings may remain on campus until their older sibling’s dismissal time. Westside School will close at 12:30 p.m. to allow staff and faculty to celebrate the holidays together.

December 19, 2015 through January 3, 2016: Westside School CLOSED, Winter Vacation

Monday, January 4, 2016: Teacher in-service day, NO SCHOOL, no childcare

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As a courtesy to our neighbors, please remember there is no school parking on the west side of 34th Avenue at anytime. This includes drop off, pick up, and special events such as Winterfest and other theater performances, athletic events and all other events at Westside School. Thank you.

Insider Athletics

This week’s Basketball game schedule

Saturday, December 12: Fifth grade boys at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School, 11:30 a.m.
Fifth grade girls at St. Anthony School, 12:45 p.m.

Sunday, December 13: Sixth grade girls vs. St. Anne, Westside School, 12:00 p.m.
Sixth grade boys vs. St. Anne, Westside School, 1:15 p.m.
Seventh grade boys at St. George, 2:30 p.m.
Eighth grade boys vs. St. Edward, Westside School, 2:30 p.m.
Seventh and eighth grade girls vs. St. Luke, Westside School, 3:45 p.m.

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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 two weeks. Encourage your children to check for their belongings every so often as well. Thank you!


The kindergarten Toys for Tots drive continues through this Thursday, December 10! Please bring new, unwrapped toys and contribute to the efforts to make this holiday a brighter one for children in need.


Enrichment Session II is coming with the New Year! Ten great classes are being offered including many returning favorites like Chess Wizards and Astronaut Training along with new classes Piano Club, Kids’ Carpentry and Creative Coding 4 Kids. Find additional information and registration for classes here.

If you have any questions please contact Andrew DeLappe (


1. Check the Westside School Calendar to stay up to date on what’s going on around school. Please make note of our special dismissal schedule on Friday, December 18!

2. You are invited to the Middle School performance of Annie, Jr. Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m.

3. Check out the Athletic Calendar for upcoming games!

4. Lost & Found will be donated on Monday, January 4. Be sure to check the collection in the lunchroom prior to the Winter Vacation!