Westside School Insider newsletter, February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Insider calender

Wednesday, February 10: Westside School SPIRIT Auction Procurement Day, begins at 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 11: Middle School Snow Day

Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19 – Mid-winter break, no classes

Tuesday, February 16 through Friday, February 19: Mid-winter break camp, sign up here

Tuesday, February 23: WPO Parent Education Night, Mindful Moments, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, February 26: Re-enrollment contracts and deposit due; Westside School SPIRIT Wear & Pizza Day; Westside School Family Dance, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Westside Insider Head of School

Congratulations to the first grade families! They have met our Annual Fund Challenge of 95% participation in the Westside School Fund. This means the parents of the first grade class have won a Parent Night Out on Friday, March 4 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. We will take care of your children (including Westside School siblings) with Westside School staff at school. Please click here to sign your child up to join us that evening!

For the children, this means dinner, a movie and an evening special snack with their Westside School friends in an evening structured just for them.

Thank you again for your support of Westside School and your contributions to the Westside School Fund. We appreciate you. Congratulations on reaching this amazing goal!

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The sun is making us think of summer! Ten exciting weeks of Westside School Summer Adventure camp are coming up in just a few short months. Space is limited and will fill quickly. Register today!

Insider lower school

We are celebrating the Chinese New Year this week with an all-school assembly featuring Lion Dancers and student performances. Students across all grade levels will be performing for each other with songs and skits.
Xīnnián kuàilè!

Mid-winter break is next week, February 15 through 19. Enjoy a relaxing week off!

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Have some spare time this Wednesday, February 10? Join us at 8:30 a.m. in the Gallery for a day of procurement fun! You will be provided with everything you need to get great donations from local businesses.

Procurement Day Schedule:
8:30 a.m. Gather for coffee and treats in the gallery
8:45 a.m. Get business assignments and materials
9:15 a.m. Drive/walk around town with your friends and get donations from local businesses

              February 10 through February 22: Let Shoshannah know what you procured                     March 1: Make sure the item has been picked up or delivered to Westside School

Interested in volunteering? Sign up here


Everyone loves dessert! Help create a delicious Dessert Dash for the SPIRIT Auction this year! Please consider making, buying, or procuring a dessert from a bakery and contributing to the 34 desserts needed for this year’s auction (including four gluten free desserts.) On Friday, March 18 members of the Auction team will be at drop-off and pick-up to collect your donations. You can also drop by the school on Saturday morning, March 19, anytime from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Each table will have the opportunity to donate to the Dessert Dash and select something delicious!

Click here to sign up today!!!

For any questions, please feel free to reach out to Jen Howe at jennysueb@yahoo.com or Debi Cushman-Kaplan at snapszaps@yahoo.com.

Thanks for being so sweet in advance!

Insider Athletics

Our eighth grade boys’ basketball team and coaches made Westside School history this weekend! Check out the hardware they brought back to campus this morning!

Westside Insider Extended Day

Westside School will be hosting two camps during mid-winter break, February 16 through 19. Camps will be open to children in kindergarten and up. Camp hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with before and after camp childcare available.

Before and after camp childcare is available as either a fixed rate, four day package for $100, or by daily drop-in for $25 per day. Childcare hours will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m. Click here to register today!


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

2. Procurement Day, Wednesday, February 10, 8:30 a.m., volunteer today!

3. Mid-winter break, February 15 through February 19, no classes, camp registration here

4. WPO Parent Education Night, Mindful Moments, Tuesday, February 23, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

5. The next edition of the Insider newsletter will be published on Monday, February 22