West Elementary School

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

West Updates

  • 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.

    FUNDS FOR FAIRDALE

    Next week we will collecting money to send to the families of the Fairdale community. A flyer with more detailed information is coming home today in the WOW folder.  No amount of donation is too small or too large. The classroom fundraiser will go from Monday, May 11 thru Friday, May 15.

     

    Learning Center End of the Year  

    May 11-15th will be our last week to check out books.  All students and staff books are due Wednesday, May 20th.

    This year for all of the students who have their books turned in by May 20th will be in a drawing. 

    One student per grade will receive a prize.  I will let the students know on the 21st who the 6  winnersare!

    Please help me by encouraging your students to return their books, especially those who have lost books. 

    West Elementary has a wonderful collection of books, they will serve hundreds of students for years to come.

    Thank you and have a great day,

    Jan Patterson


    FIELD DAY 2015 – VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A form came home last week and is attached again to this email for field day sign up.  Volunteers are needed all day.  Please sign up if you are available and turn the form into the office. Thanks in advance.

    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. 

     

    2015-2016 REGISTRATION INFORMATION – IMPORTANT!!!

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

     

    ***Registration packets will be coming home May 15th.  We are requiring 100% of the packets be turned in to West School by June 12th (otherwise your child is not guaranteed to attend their home school). Even if you know your child is going to be going to another school, please turn in your packet to West School with the corrections made, just indicate that on the registration form in the upper right corner and we will forward the information. Your child’s ID number is also on this form.

    Walk in Payment Day”  is Tuesday, August 4th from 3-7 p.m. at West School, cash or check only.  Credit Card payments can be made online at www.syc427.org. There is a $25 late charge for fees not paid.  FY16 school fees can be paid online (print a copy) or send to your school with the registration form anytime after May 15th .  Fees for grades K-5 are $90.00.  Any questions please call Vickie at 815.899.8199. 

     

    *Lunch applications and fee waivers can be filled out online only after August 1st.  Please be sure and print a copy of all receipts and bring them into the school office.

    If  you have not paid last years fees and have received a notification please do so at this time.  Thanks!

     

    LET’S LOOK AHEAD……MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

    ·        Monday – May 11 – WSO Meeting (Last one for school year) – 7:00 pm

    ·        Monday - May 11 thru Friday, May 15 – Funds for Fairdale ** See WOW folder for flyer

    ·        Thursday – May 14 – K-2 Music Performances – Cafeteria  - Check with your child’s teacher for the schedules.

    ·        Thursday - May 14 – Elementary Orchestra – High School – 7:00 p.m.

    ·        Friday - May 15 - K-2 Music Performances – Cafeteria – Check with your child’s teacher for the schedules.

    ·        Tuesday – May 19 – 4th Grade to Ellwood House – 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

    ·        Tuesday – May 19 – 5th & 6th Grade Band – High School – 7:00 p.m.

    ·        Wednesday – May 20 – 3rd Grade Discovery Center – 8:45 – 2:00 p.m.

    ·        Monday – May 25 – NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day – LSH

    ·        Thursday – May 28 – Elementary Band/Orchestra Pizza Party – 5:00 p.m. – Middle School

    ·        Monday – June 1 – Field Day (rain date – Tuesday, June 2)

    ·        Wednesday – June 3 – Awards Day – Last day of student attendance!  Full Day of School – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

     

    *Mark your calendars for Monday, June 1 for Field Day with Tuesday, June 2 as the rain date.  Wednesday, June 3 will be Awards Day.

     

    MAP  & PARRC Testing

    MAP testing for grades 1-5 will be from Thursday, May 7 – Friday, May 15.  Check with your child’s teacher for the schedule. 

     

    DEKALB COUNTY SHOE SHARE

    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!

     

    NEW INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE PARENT INFO

    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.  

     

    ARE YOU MISSING A CROCKPOT?????

    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.

     

    GLASSES FOUND

    A pair of student’s glasses (darker blue frames) was found this week on the playground.  Please check to see if you have a child that has lost theirs and contact the office.  Thank you.

     

    BIG THANK YOU TO OUR W.S.O AND  ALL THE PARENTS/VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE PUT ON A GREAT SPREAD ALL WEEK IN OUR STAFF LOUNGE FOR TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK. Thank you for everything you do for our students and our staff all year long!!!!!

     
     

     

    Rebecca Dahn
    Principal
    rdahn@syc427.org
    (815) 899-8199 ext.  4490
     
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