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Phone:  815-899-8199
Fax:       815-899-8195

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  • West Elementary School Vision Statement:  

    At West School, we are a community where students, staff, and families work collaboratively and creatively to nurture lifelong learners. We implement best practices and hold all individuals to high expectations of character and achievement.

    FAMILY READING NIGHT – Thursday, April 23rd

    Thursday, April 23rd 6:00 – 7:30 PM., is our Math and Reading night at West. Please mark your calendar for this event! The staff has worked really hard to make sure that we have a fun night filled with math and reading skills practice for the kids.  Come in to see the interactive poetry presented by “Bill the Poet”. Play math games with your friends, and experience several ocean themed reading activities.  You can also win free books at our picture and word bingo center or by participating in our book walk activity! The buy one, get one free book fair will be open throughout the night as well.  For each activity that they participate in, the students will get a punch on a punch card (two punches for visiting the poet). Once the kids have collected five punches on their card, they can turn it in for a chance to win some autographed sports memorabilia or gift certificates for our book fair!  Children need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Hope to see you there!


    Book Fair all week!

    ·        Thursday, April 23 – FAMILY READING NIGHT – 6:00 – 7:30 PM at West School

    ·        Monday, April 27 – Wednesday, May 6 – PARRC Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades – ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT!

    ·        Thursday, April 30 – DISCOVERY CENTER – KDGN

    ·        Monday, May 4 – Market Day Pickup 3:30 – 4:30 PM

    ·        Monday, May 11 – WSO Meeting – 7:00 PM


     BOOK FAIR hours thru Friday, 4-24 @ noon.


    8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Wednesday, April 22nd

    8:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. &  5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 23rd

    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (NOON) – Friday, April 24th


    PARRC Testing

    Monday, April 27 – Wednesday, May 6 – PARRC Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades – ATTENDANCE IS IMPORTANT! Please check with your child’s teacher regarding their schedules.



    Field Day will be on Monday, June 1 with Rain date as Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 will be the last day of student attendance.  This was extended due to the snow days accumulated this past winter. 


    The first day of school next year 2015-16 is Thursday, August 20th.

    Registration packets should be coming home around May 15th or in your child’s Wednesday folder, shortly after.  Please send them back to school as soon as possible after getting them so that a place is held for your child.  Payment is not due at that time, but you will be able to pay FY16 school fees on line anytime after May 15th thru August 2015.  Fees for grades K-5 are $90.00.  If your child will be going to another school, just indicate that on the registration form and we will forward the information.



    We will be placing a large box in the hall to collect and distribute gently used athletic shoes for DeKalb County school students. They will be collected from now through the month of May.  Thank you in advance!



    Sycamore School District will be recommending the adoption of  a new instructional resource to be used for handwriting (both print and cursive) at the May 12th Board of Education meeting.  These materials will be on public display in the Curriculum Office through May 8th.  If you would like to view these materials please contact the Curriculum Office at (815)899-8244.  



    We have two crock pots in our staff lounge.  One was left from the soup supper last November.  We appreciate all who have donated great soups over the past year, and we would love to find the owners so we can return them. Please call Vickie or Rachel to claim 815.899.8199.



    Rebecca Dahn
    (815) 899-8199 ext.  4490
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