Westside School Insider newsletter, February 29, 2016

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February 29, 2016

Insider calender

Tuesday, March 8 through Thursday, March 10: University of Washington Book Fair

Friday, March 11: In-service day, no school, childcare sign up

Sunday, March 13: Daylight Savings Time, spring forward!

Wednesday, March 16: Middle School Exhibition of Learning, World Language, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 18: Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day

Saturday, March 19: 26th Annual SPIRIT Auction, 5:00 to 9:30 p.m., Westside School, purchase tickets today!

Westside Insider Lower School

We invite you to check out the University of Washington Book Fair this month, click here for details and click here for opportunities to volunteer!

This month in the Lower School, classes will also be focusing on the virtue of Humanity which includes the character strengths of love, kindness, and social intelligence. Students will be reading books and engaging in activities to manifest caring relationships with peers and classmates.

To read more about what’s happening in the Lower School, click here!

Insider middle school

Our Health and Humanity curriculum has begun, which covers sexual health and decision making topics in age appropriate levels. An email from your child’s advisor with more details on this should have been received last week.

We hope you’ll save the date! On Wednesday, March 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. we will have our World Language Exhibition of Learning. All Middle School students will be sharing learning and projects from their world language classes.

Student Portfolio Reviews will be happening at the end of March during the conferencing times. Students will share work from all of their classes with parents and advisors. Teachers and advisors will be helping students to prepare and own their learning through this important presentation format.

There’s lots happening in the Middle School, click here to see! More details to come on some of these events, so stay tuned and have a great week!

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The 2016 SPIRIT Auction is happening Saturday, March 19, 2016! Get your tickets today!

There are many exciting items this year:

Signed and decorated Taylor Swift guitar, Macklemore gift box with signed memorabilia, Trip to Cabo, Suncadia Adventure, 12 nights of dates, Sounders, Mariners, Huskies football, and Seahawks tickets, museum tickets, restaurant gift cards, many great buy-in parties, and so much more!

We are still looking for gift cards ($5+) for the balloon pop. Have some lying around the house? Drop them off in the blue box in the lobby! Have a favorite restaurant? Ask them to donate! All item donations are 100% tax deductible.

Have an item to donate? Fill out the form here.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Shoshannah Hoffman at shoshannahh@westsideschool.org or 206.631.8533.


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!

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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 Athletics

This week’s Volleyball game schedule:

Saturday, March 5:

Fifth grade girls vs. St. Paul, 9:00 a.m.
Fifth grade boys vs. St. Philomena, 10:00 a.m.
Sixth grade girls at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 10:00 a.m.
Seventh grade boys at St. Vincent de Paul, 10:00 a.m.
Eighth grade girls AA vs. Eastside Catholic, 11:00 a.m.
Eighth grade girls AAA vs. St. Anthony, 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 6:

Sixth grade boys vs. St. Anthony, 12:00 p.m.
Fifth grade boys at Holy Family, Kirkland, 1:00 p.m.
Seventh grade boys vs. Assumption-St. Bridget, 1:00 p.m.


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. Sign up for Friday, March 11 childcare here

4. Sign up here for Westside School Summer Adventure Camp

5. Lost & Found collection will be donated Friday, March 4 – check for your items today!