With less than two weeks left in the school year, student’s are working hard on their final projects and presentations for EOL, Spring Flings or Showcases, and also getting out to enjoy the sunshine! Here are a few snapshots from around our community this week.
To see more of what the students have been working on, come check out these events:
Tuesday, May 30
5:30-6:15 p.m. Seventh and Eighth Grade Exhibition of Learning (EOL)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Middle School Showcase
Wednesday, May 31
8:15-9:00a.m. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Coffee in the Gallery
9:00-9:30a.m. Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Spring Fling Performance
Thursday, June 1.
6:30-7:30pm. Lower School Spring Fling Performance
This year’s spring musical was Seussical Jr. All of the students involved worked very hard to put on multiple incredible performances and they truly shined on stage and behind the scenes. Here is what some of the teachers who worked with them on this production had to say.
“As with Dr. Seuss books, Seussical is a fantastical and sometimes chaotic musical. The students needed an enormous amount of concentration and energy to keep all of those moving parts in order and to tell the story of Horton and the Whos. In both performances, never was a line dropped or an entrance missed. To a member, the cast was performing in unison to deliver a message of belonging. I am so proud of what they accomplished.” –Bryan, Performing Arts Teacher
“The students in Tech Theater worked tirelessly on Seussical to create a student-led production. Students in Technical Theater sewed costumes, touched up backdrops, and built props up until the curtain rose. Students created whimsical hair and makeup looks for each character and lights and sound added to the atmosphere and drama. Stage managers organized their peers backstage and ensured that every scene went off without a hitch. Each student should be extremely proud of their ability to stage a full musical production!”
–Anna, Interim Visual Arts Instructor
Westside School’s 1st Annual Westside Day at the Ballgame is happening Saturday, June 11! Due to some cancellations there are a few spots available. Don’t miss your chance to attend this fun community event as we all watch the Mariners take on the Texas Rangers. You must RSVP today, May 26 to get tickets. https://westsideschool.ejoinme.org/ballgame. $35 includes admission and a special Westside Day at the Ballgame t-shirt.
The past couple of weeks have seen Westside School take some big steps toward the goal of becoming certified as a National School of Character. Two weeks ago, Middle School teacher Glyn Jenkins, traveled to Atlanta, GA, to receive a Promising Practices Award for the fifth and sixth grade character education curriculum being piloted at here Westside School. Glyn spent three days at the National Forum on Character Education, sharing the character strengths work we are creating and developing from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
The Westside Fund Week of Giving starts next week!
Fun for everyone:
Monday, October 12
8:00 to 9:30 a.m. – Westside School Fund Kickoff Coffee Cart in the lunchroom. Espresso drinks and snacks on us!
Friday, October 16
8:00 to 9:30 a.m. – Westside School Fund Thank You Coffee Cart in the lunchroom.
Superhero mask giveaway
Students dress like their favorite superhero!
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Westside School Fund Party
Please make Westside School a priority in your giving and turn in or mail your commitment during this important time. You can also donate online.
All commitments made by Friday, October 16 will be entered to win one of three great prizes:
$500 Nordstrom gift card
Trip to Roche Harbor
Dinner for two
Annual Giving plays a vital role in the health and growth of Westside School and our students. Dollars raised during the Westside School Fund go toward the current year’s operating budget – including professional development of our teachers, curriculum initiatives, tuition assistance and much more. Find out more here.
We hope to see you next week!
HalloweenFest is almost here!
Westside Students embrace Bike to School Day during National Bike to School Month!
More than 30 students (and their parents) celebrated the official Bike to School Day last week, arriving for a mini-celebration before school. This gathering is just a small part of Bike to School Month! Students will be riding all month and tracking the minutes ridden on their bikes. Awards will be distributed during Westside School’s Field Day. If you would like to join the Westside bike team, contact Astrid@littleengineinc.com.