SPIRIT Auction

A look at 35 Years: A Community Celebration & Auction!

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On Saturday evening, close to 300 members of the Westside School community came together to celebrate 35 Years of Teaching and Learning.

Enjoy the photographs!

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Without Tuition Assistance ‘Who Will We Be Missing Out On?’

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As part of the program during 35 Years: A Community Celebration & Auction, our community raised their paddle for Tuition Assistance.

Westside School’s Tuition Assistance program provides need-based scholarships to one in four Westside students each year.  The strength of our student body, and who we get to learn beside, affects every student at Westside School. Please take a few minutes to enjoy the video below. The lights on the 2017 Auction have been dimmed, but you too can make a difference!


Picture it: Head of School for a day!

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Starting at 7:15 a.m., the lucky winner (one of your children) will start their day with a breakfast and a pick-up service in one of the new Westside School buses! Once at school, they will get to do a variety of cool Head of School activities, which may include greeting students during morning drop-off, participating in meetings, observing classrooms, reading to younger students, teaching lessons to students, enjoying a working lunch with friends, and much more!

 Your child’s package includes:

  1. Your child’s choice of breakfast delivered by Head of School, Ted Kalmus
  2. Chauffeur service for you child to school in Westside School’s new bus
  3. A variety of Head of School activities
  4. Picture with the Head of School displayed on the monitors all day
  5. Extra recess for your child’s class
  6. A special lunch of their choosing
  7. And more!

Second grade celebrates Salmon and Kindergarten creates Hands of Love!

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Second Grade Art Project

Salmon Celebration

Each year, second grade spends time learning about salmon in the Pacific Northwest. In line with their studies, each student wrote a poem about salmon as well as used their artistic skills to create decorative paper fish. Each fish, along with samples of the poems, were placed together to create a beautiful painting celebrating togetherness and the focus of their studies, salmon.

Thank you, Jen Howe and Margery Lamden!

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Kindergarten Art Project

Hands of Love

Kindergarten artists used their drawing skills to contribute unique tiles composed of their favorite colors and mediums. The tiles were then mounted in the shape of “hands of love”, resulting in a beautiful piece about collaboration, peace, and love.

Thank you, Leslie Buckley, Jen Howe and Margery Lamden!

An intimate look: Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands – don’t miss your chance to bid!

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Immerse yourself in the Komodo National Park and Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands from an intimate perspective, cruising through a panorama of islands and encountering new wonders daily.

This adventurous, eight-day inclusive voyage of discovery aboard the 24-passenger ‘Ombak Putih’ or the 12-passenger ‘Katharina’ offers a cross-section of remote beaches, quiet coastal villages, jungle-clad mountain ranges, towering volcanoes, rivers, waterfalls, tribal rituals, a mysterious lake, and the legendary Komodo Dragons. There will be many opportunities to snorkel and view the kaleidoscopic beauty of the underwater world.

Your adventure includes:

  1. One cabin for two persons (double or twin)
  2. Unlimited use of the stand-up paddleboards and sea kayaks onboard
  3. All food and non-alcoholic beverages
  4. All boat and land activities

**To be taken between April 2017 and September 2018. International airfare and internal airfares to and from Flores not included but Expedition Trips is happy to assist!

Popular class art projects return for Auction!

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Lower School students, grades pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, have worked hard on this year’s Auction Art Projects. Get ready to bid!

The third grade has been studying Pacific Northwest Coast designs, looking at the totem poles, and Pacific Northwest Coast art. They have read folktales and legends exploring the relationship First Peoples had with animals. Their auction project is a collection of animal totems drawn by the students. These are paired with words that express the character attributes associated with the animals that students feel are character strengths we observe and admire in our animal friends.

Prompting kids to dream about what they want to be when they grow up helps them think about more than just the present. For the first grade art project, each student was professionally photographed while expressing their own unique personality. They were then asked to think about what they want to be when they grow up. The resulting piece is a framed picture celebrating each student and their collective aspirations.

Westside School Reunion kicks off 35 Years Celebration week!

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Westside School continued its 35th Anniversary Celebrations on Sunday, March 12 with our first annual Alumni Reunion. Over 150 students, parents, and teachers came to see our permanent home, look at old photos and yearbooks, and reconnect with each other. Thank you to everyone who came by.

Be sure to connect with your fellow alumni on Facebook and let us help you stay connected to Westside School! Click here if you are an alum, and click here if you are a parent of an alum!