Musical Performance

A Person’s a Person, No Matter How Small

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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 Insider newsletter, March 22, 2016

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March 22, 2016

Westside Insider Calendar

Tuesday, March 22: Online Auction closes tonight at 10:30 p.m. PST, click here to put your final bids in!

Thursday, March 24: First and second grade Musical Performance, E-I-E-I Oops!, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 25: Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day; First and second grade Musical Performance, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1: Lower School Parent/Teacher Conferences and Middle School Student Portfolio Conferences; no classes; childcare during conference time is complimentary; all-day childcare sign up here

Monday, April 4: Digital Safety presentation for Middle School parents with guest speaker Jo Langford, 6:00 p.m., theater, for childcare sign up here

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The lights have gone down and the show is over, but there’s still two ways to help make this record-setting Spirit Auction a brilliant success. Donate today to support Tuition Assistance! And don’t miss the final hours of the Online Auction. Click here to Bid for Good. The Online Auction closes at 10:30 p.m. PST tonight!

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Teachers are looking forward to the the upcoming Parent/Teacher conferences and conversations with you on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1. If you have not yet signed up for a time, please contact your child’s teacher directly. During conferences, childcare is complimentary. If you need childcare for longer than the duration of your conference, please sign up here.

Students in first and second grade will take the stage on Thursday, March 24 and Friday March 25 in E-I-E-I Oops! Be sure to catch one of their performances!

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Middle School students are hard at work preparing for their Student Portfolio Conferences to be held on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1. If you have not yet signed up for a time to meet with your child and their Advisor, please email your child’s Advisor as soon as possible. During conferences, childcare is complimentary. If you need childcare for longer than the duration of your conference, please sign up here.

We encourage you to save the date of Monday, April 4 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. for a Digital Safety presentation by Jo Langford designed to provide parents with tips and tools on how to navigate having difficult conversations as well as how to help promote healthy, positive and safe sexual behavior for your child. Please contact Michael Le (michaell@westsideschool.org) or Susannah Muench (susannahm@westsideschool.org) for more information.

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We are excited to announce an addition to the line up for Westside School Summer Adventure Camp! Three camps, led by Jeremy Luscher (fifth grade STEM) and Lauren Sherwonit (sixth grade STEM), and Mike Thomas and Danielle DeLappe, are exclusively for Middle School students! Click here to learn more and sign up.

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Speaking of Going Places, it’s time to get our riders in place for the King County Metro Bus 991 for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. To successfully launch the morning bus service for Westside School students this coming fall, a minimum of 30 riders (students in kindergarten through eighth grade) will need to commit by April 8, 2016. Your deposit of $200 will be refunded in full should we not receive enough interest. To sign up and to learn more, please find the Westside School Custom Bus Service Agreement and FAQ’s here!

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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 games!

3. If you have not yet signed up for your child’s Lower School Parent/Teacher conference or your Middle School child’s Student Portfolio Conference please contact their teacher or advisor today!

4. Today is the final day to participate in the Westside School Online Auction! Bidding closes tonight at 10:30 p.m. PST time. Click here to Bid for Good!

Westside School Insider newsletter, March 14, 2016

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March 14, 2016

Westside Insider Calendar

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!

Thursday, March 24: First and second grade Musical Performance, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 25: Westside School SPIRIT Wear and Pizza Day; First and second grade Musical Performance, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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Let the countdown begin! This is the last week before the 2016 Spirit Auction!

****There are a limited number of tickets still available. Get yours here today! **** 

Really want to come but can’t make it? Download the proxy bid form and return it by Friday, March 18.

The Online Auction is open for business!

Let the Bidding Begin! Whether it’s your first time participating in an Online Auction or you’re a seasoned pro, the Westside School Online Auction is sure to knock your socks off! Visit www.biddingforgood.com/westsideschool to check out the more than 70 items in a variety of categories.

You’ll find items including:
Signed Seattle Seahawk memorabilia
Stay-cations at your favorite Seattle hotels
Sports tickets
Restaurant gift cards
Theater tickets, massages, salon and spa services…
And more!

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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.

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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 games!

3. There’s just a handful of tickets left for this weekend’s Spirit Auction! Get yours today!

“Tweet” and Kindergarten charm

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Congratulations to the third and fourth grade students for their wonderful performances at last week’s musical “Tweet!”

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Kindergarten T shirt lesson

Students in Kindergarten finished their culminating activity for a fabric science unit. As you can see, the
shirts came out so cool! The kids went and paraded around the building, and learned about weave, absorption, and color mixing.