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.
Next week students in grades 3-5 will be taking the PARCC tests. Please check with your child’s teacher or office regarding the class schedule. For the next 3 weeks we will be limiting classroom disruptions. Please avoid early dismissals during your child’s testing times. We appreciate your cooperation, attendance is important.
WEST SCHOOL MARDI GRAS/FUN FAIR
MARDI GRAS was a great time! Thank you to our WSO and ALL of our volunteers and the staff who joined us and let us use their classrooms. Thank you Mr. Young for helping clean up after the fact.
YEARBOOK ORDERS – DUE FRIDAY!!! (Feb 27) We still need 30 orders to keep our pricing @$7.00.
Yearbooks are on sale via the internet. $7.00 To Order Visit: www.inter-state.com/yearbook and enter this code: 857691
PARENTS, if you have any photos that were taken during any of our school activities, fieldtrips, etc. we would love to have you email them to Dawn Jamrog email@example.com or Mrs. Vickie firstname.lastname@example.org . We are trying to finish up our yearbook, thanks in advance!
FOOD DRIVE INFO
Monday, March 9th – Friday, March 13th A group of 4th grade girls are working on a food drive project. There will be a bin between the office and health room.
Boxed goods and canned goods would be appreciated. All donated food will benefit the Sycamore Food Pantry.
2015-16 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION REGISTER NOW!!!
You may now can call your HOME SCHOOL to make your appointments for the Tuesday, March 17th Kindergarten Registration. Please remind your friends and neighbors that if their child is 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015 they should register them for kindergarten. Register EARLY, as time slots fill up quickly.
PARCC Assessment for students in grades 3-5
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Illinois is among a group of states participating in the Partnership for Assessment Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). PARCC is the state mandated assessment for 2015 that will replace the ISAT for grades three through eight and the PSAE for 11th grade students.
The PARCC assessment is an online assessment with two components. The first component will be assessed in March and is the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) component of PARCC. The second component will be assessed in late April through the first part of May. This component is the End of Year Assessment (EOY) component of PARCC. Students will be assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math in both the March and May PARCC assessment. The links below will provide more specific information regarding this assessment.
As the testing window approaches you will be receiving more specific information from your school’s principal. If you have further questions regarding the PARCC assessment please contact your child’s school or the Curriculum Office.
Dr. Kristine Webster
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey
Teachers, parents, and students across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the third annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be conducted January 12 through March 13, 2015. To take the survey please visithttps://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin.
LOST & FOUND!!! VISIT OURS PLEASE! Transportation has asked you check with them as well.
Parents, our lost and found is “overflowing”! Please stop by and check it out! The transportation department (815.899.8122) has mentioned that they have a lot of gloves, hats, etc in their office. Please check with them if your child is missing something.
LET’S LOOK AHEAD………… MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
· Friday, February 27 – YEARBOOK ORDERS DUE – LAST DAY
· Friday, February 27 – SPRING PICTURES
· Monday, March 2 – Market Day Pick Up - 4:00-5:00
· Tuesday, March 17th – KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION is being held in the Gym 2:00 -7:00 PM
· Friday, March 20 – EARLY DISMISSAL – 1:00 P.M. – School Improvement
· Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27 – SPRING BREAK
· Monday, March 30 – SCHOOL RESUMES
· Monday, March 30 – 4th GRADE “GIRL’S” TALK @ H.S. student and adult are welcome to attend.