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!


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!

Eighth grade student Kai reflects on the ways Westside has prepared him for the next chapter…

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In anticipation of our 35th Celebration, we’ve asked some of our eighth grade students to share their Westside Story. Westside School is what it is today because of 35 years of stories. We’d love to hear yours.


When I first started at Westside School, I was a young pre-school student. I can’t remember much of that time, but I do remember loving my teacher, Nancy. My parents also loved Nancy, and we grew to become friends with Nancy’s daughter, Andrea. She was a nanny to both my sister and me for two years. I feel like every teacher I have had, I have had the chance to get to know them personally, and view them as someone I can always count on. As I have grown up I have realized how well Westside School has treated me. I am growing up with a great understanding of who I want to be morally and how I want others to view me. I feel like I am ready for the next chapter in my life, and wherever I go I will have these skills and understandings that will help me.

Shared by Kai M., Class of 2017

Share your story with us. It just might be featured here!

Join us for Procurement Day!

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As February approaches we are gearing up for a busy month of auction procurement. Many of you have already donated or procured donations for a number of amazing items. Thank you! Check out some of the great items we have received so far below.

If you have a few hours to spare on Wednesday, February 10 we will be hosting aProcurement Day where we gather for coffee and treats, and then spend a few hours walking/driving around to local businesses. We will provide you with all the necessary materials to make it as easy as possible to secure a donation. Many businesses are eager to partner with Westside School by donating anything from gift certificates to services to classes, and more!

If you are free on Wednesday, February 10, please join us at 8:30 a.m. in the Gallery for a day of procurement fun!

Some great items we have received so far:

· Woodinville Wine Tour for 10
· $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card – Thank you Tim and Christine Smith!
· Three nights stay in Methow Valley – Thank you Sara Betts and David Vautier!
· IPL Photofacial and a SkinType Solutions Package – Thank you Kate Dee and Glow MediSpa!
· 60, 70 or 90 Minute Massages – Thank you Esther Cohen and Alice Ding!
· Museum Tickets – Thank you Astrid Klopsch and Preston Poythress!
· Restaurant Gift Cards – Thank you Christine and Mark Leahy and Deborah Read!
· And much more!

With gratitude,
The 2016 Auction Procurement Team