Westside School Insider newsletter, March 7, 2016

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March 7, 2016

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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!

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We are so very excited to have you join us for the 26th Annual Spirit Auction next Saturday, March 19. The evening promises to be an exceptional event for our community to celebrate our students, families, faculty and staff. With the brilliant talents of our emcee David Koch and world-renowed Auctioneer Fred Northup the evening is sure to be exciting and special! Our dedicated parent volunteers have created some exceptional packages. Click here to see the amazing gift packages, trips, and other special items you can bid on during the Spirit Auction this year!

From artwork to acting, snails to Stalin, student diversity to skiing – the Insider Online is covering it all! It is the most comprehensive, fun way of staying up to date with what’s happening at Westside School. Whether it’s out on the play structure, in the Library, or a field trip in the great outdoors our students are exploring, growing, playing, experimenting, leading, and learning. Don’t miss the great stories, photographs, and up-to-date information. Subscribe and be on the Inside today!

Thank you to everyone who has completed the Westside School survey by Ian Symmonds and Associates. If you have not had the opportunity to complete the survey, which will assist the school in conducting a collaborative strategic marketing study for Westside School, we ask you to take a few moments to help us learn more. A high rate of participation is necessary in order for the results to be truly representative of our parent body. If you did not receive the survey, please contact Jessica (jessicab@westsideschool.org). Thank you!

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We invite you to check out the University of Washington Book Fair starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8. Click here for details and click here for opportunities to volunteer!

This Friday, our faculty and staff will be collaborating during an in-service day. We hope our students enjoy a much deserved three day weekend! If you need childcare on Friday, March 11 please click here to reserve your spot.

Our students are doing magnificent things, click here to read more!

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We invite you to check out the University of Washington Book Fair starting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8. Click here for details and click here for opportunities to volunteer!

This Friday, our faculty and staff will be collaborating during an in-service day. We hope our students enjoy a much deserved three day weekend! If you need childcare on Friday, March 11 please click here to reserve your spot.
The World Language Exhibition of Learning is next Wednesday, March 16, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for our rising fifth grade students (current fourth grade students) to contemplate their language choice for next year as well as current Middle School families to see into the world of language classes at Westside School.
Student portfolio conferences are coming up at the end of the month on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1. There will be a Signup Genius link going out where you can sign up to meet with your child and his or her advisor. Students will lead the conversation as they share work and reflections from each class. The portfolio review is an important way students grow in their ownership of learning. There will also be time Friday afternoon, April 1, for parents to make appointments with teachers they wish to check in with, beyond the portfolio review process.
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Click here to get your tickets for the 2016 Spirit Auction today!
Deadline is this Friday, March 11.

It takes a whole community to put together the Westside School Spirit Auction! With so many moving parts and fun things planned for the evening, we need many hands to make it work. Please click here to sign up as a volunteer – the options are many! Thank you in advance.

Have you seen the exciting items offered in the Live Auction? Click here to see the amazing gift packages, trips, and other special items you can bid on during the Spirit Auction this year!

Insider after school enrichment

The final session of After School Enrichment programs for the academic year begins in a few weeks. Click here to learn more!

We’re offering a few new classes including Comics! Yes! Please! and Westside Dance along with returning favorites like Chess Wizards and Creative Coding 4 Kids.

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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 Volleyball games!

3. Grab your Spirit Auction tickets today!

4. Subscribe to the Insider Online blog today!