Westside School Insider newsletter, January 11, 2016

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January 11, 2016

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  1. Thursday, January 14:Lower School Exhibition of Learning, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.,  Admission Application deadline for 2016 – 2017 academic year, new candidates for admission

Monday, January 18: MLK Day, Jr., NO SCHOOL, no childcare

Thursday, January 21: Metro Bus Parent Meeting, Theater, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, January 22: Westside School SPIRIT Wear & Pizza Day

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We invite everyone to attend the Lower School Exhibition of Learning this Thursday, January 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lower School students are excited to show off projects and presentations, and we encourage you to take the time to visit other classrooms as well. Put on your night vision glasses to view the Nocturnal Animal projects in second grade, or see what all the buzz is about in the fourth grade electricity demonstrations. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Here are a few events your children are involved with in the weeks ahead:
January 15, Geography Bee

January 22 (fifth and sixth grade) and January 29 (seventh and eighth grade), Red Cross Disaster Response and First Aid training

Thursday February 11, Snow Day: the Middle School will be going to Crystal Mountain to either snow shoe or ski for the day. Look for a separate email with full details soon. If you have not yet assigned your child to an activity for that day, please click here!

The week of January 25, first semester report cards are scheduled to be in the mail

Go Seahawks!

Insider Athletics

This week’s Basketball game schedule:

Saturday, January 16

Fifth grade boys vs. St. Vincent, Westside School, 9:00 a.m.
Fifth grade girls vs. St. Vincent, Westside School,
10:15 a.m.

Sunday, January 17

Sixth grade boys at Holy Rosary, 2:30 p.m.
Seventh and eighth grade girls at St. Catherine, 3:30 p.m.
Eighth grade boys at St. Francis, 6:15 p.m.

Up next…Volleyball!

Please sign up your child if they are playing volleyball this year. Practices will start the first week of February with games starting February 20. Director of Athletics, Mike Thomas, will have practice schedules out in a couple weeks – so stay tuned!

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It’s Time to Start the Adventure…It’s Time to Switch on the Engines…It’s Time to Get Things Started for Auction Night!

Get ready for a grand adventure at Westside School’s 26th SPIRIT Auction, happening on Saturday, March 19 at Westside School. This bi-annual event provides vital funds for our program and for our students. Through the generosity of local businesses and supporters like you, auction funds provide support for operating expenses from tuition assistance to field trips to the salaries we pay our amazing faculty. The auction team is busy procuring auction items, planning decorations and getting ready for this special event.

Though we are well underway, we still need help from volunteers like you! If you are interested in being involved with the SPIRIT Auction, there are many ways for you to participate before, during and after the event. Click here to learn more.

Insider community

Westside School Bus Information Night
Thursday, January 21, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The results from our recent survey suggest a strong interest in a dedicated bus service to Westside School for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Julie Burrell from King County Metro will be here next Thursday at 6:00 p.m. to describe the service, answer your questions, and address any concerns. Metro is a long time provider of bus service to Lakeside School, University Prep, Evergreen School and many more. We encourage all interested parents to attend. Complimentary child care (including pizza) will be available.
If you are interested in attending, please sign up here (and be sure to indicate if you need childcare that evening). For questions, please contact Ted Holmes (tedh@westsideschool.org)
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1. Check the Westside School Calendar to stay up to date on what’s going on around school
2. Check out the Athletic Calendar for upcoming games!
3. The deadline for Admission Applications for new candidates in the 2016 – 2017 academic year is Thursday, January 14

4. Lower School Exhibition of Learning, Thursday, January 14, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

*The next edition of the Insider newsletter will be published on Tuesday, January 19*