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  • West School Parents,

     

    As a reminder, Spring Sing is coming up soon!  It will feature all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in addition to the 4th and 5th grade choir at West Spring sing will take place on Thursday, April 24 at 7 PM in the High School Auditorium.  All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students need to arrive to the auditorium at 6:40 PM and sit down in their designated area.  Choir students need to arrive by 6:20 PM so we can run through our pieces with the accompanist.

    Dress for spring sing will be “nice” clothes.  Try to avoid blue jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes.  Girls playing large drums will need to be sure NOT to wear a skirt, but nice pants instead (they will have to be able to sit with their legs around a drum).

    Every student in the Spring Sing has an important role, and it is important that they make it.  We can’t wait to present to you what we have been working on!

     

    DAY PRACTICE:  there is now a 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms on Thursday.  We are moving the practices at the high school to the afternoon and we are bussing kids over.  One bus will pick up the students and bring them back. 

     

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Anderson

     

    PARENTS:  Mark your calendars…… Many things are happening and changes have been made…….

     

    ·       April 21st – April 25th - SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR  - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23RD WE WILL HAVE A TREAT DURING THE 6:00 - 7:00 PM TIMES!!!!! BRING YOUR PARENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or GRANDPARENTS, AUNTS, UNCLES – Books make great gifts!

    ·       Thursday, April 24 – 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade – “Spring Sing” – High School Auditorium – 7:00 p.m.

    ·       Friday, April 25  - Pulled Pork/Italian Beef - DRIVE THRU DINNER - 4:30 – 6:30 PM –Friday, May 2 – 1st Grade to Brookfield Zoo

    ·       Monday, May 5 – LAST MARKET DAY PICKUP

    ·       Monday, May 12 – WSO meeting – 7:00 pm

    ·       Thursday, May 15 – grades 4-12 Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 pm – Main Gym @ High School

     

    Thursday, May 15th, - 4th – 12th Grades Orchestra Concert – High School Main Gym @ 7:00 pm. Sycamore Orchestra Program celebrates their 100th Anniversary! Grades 4-12 and alumni will perform on this special concert!

     

    OTHER INFORMATION:

     

    ART NEWS!

     

        The Art Department is pleased to announce that many student pieces are being showcased this month!

        The Spring Art Show is happening now through April 25, at the High School. The exhibit includes work from all of the elementary schools in Sycamore. The gallery is open during school hours, and will be especially available for families during Spring Sing performances. The West Spring Sing will happen the evening of April 24.

        Additionally, we have a collection of art work on display at the Public Library in downtown Sycamore. These pieces will be available for public view in the Children's Department of the Library from now through May 16.

        Certificates are going home this week to artists who have been selected to have work displayed. Congratulations!

     

     

    SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR:

    The week of April 21st – April 25th we will have our SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR and Friday, April 25th is our DRIVE THRU DINNER!

     
     

    DRIVE THRU DINNER:   Friday, April 25th  DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP J  THANKS IN ADVANCE!

     
    SHOE SHARE – “Gently Worn GYM Shoes”

    The DeKalb County Health Department is initiating a “Shoe Share” collection for “gently worn gym shoes” from April 7thto June 7th at locations throughout DeKalb County.  The program will provide gym shoes to children and young adults for next school year that may not have them.  This program has already received support from our Superintendent, Mrs. Countryman and we are hoping that you will participate in the exciting initiative.

    West school is participating.  We have provided a container to collect shoes (large box), in front hall. Please feel free to begin bringing “gently worn gym shoes” in anytime.

     

    TOOLBOX ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE:

    Prepackaged orders are available for the next school year! Beginning Thursday, April 10th you can go online to schooltoolbox.com  or call 800.952.1119.

    For each School Tool Box sold, one meal will be provided to a starving child through Feed My Starving Children. All orders ship to your home within 21 days. A flyer is coming home in the WOW folder with the prices and directions for ordering.  If you are not familiar with Tool Box Orders, it is just a convenient way to have your student’s supplies on hand before school starts, and one less thing to worry about in the rush of school year following summer break.

     

    THE END OF THE 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR IS COMING FAST!!!

    ADDRESSES, EMERGENCY NUMBERS AND HOME PHONE/CELL INFORMATION:

    As the end of the year approaches we need to be updating our parent information so that when we mail important information regarding next year’s registration and events you receive it promptly. If you have moved, are moving, or have changed your phone numbers, please contact Mrs. Vickie in the school office as soon as possible.  We may ask for proof of residency throughout the school year, so please understand the importance of the updated information. West Office number is 815.899.8199.

    IMMUNIZATION LETTER 

    The letter from the District for the SPRING OF 2014 is attached.  Please refer to it if you have not had updated physicals or immunizations for your children.

     

    Rebecca Dahn

    Principal

    rdahn@syc427.org

    (815) 899-8199 ext.  4490

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