Spring Break 2018
Spring Break starts at 3:15 on Friday, March 18. Please call the school if your child will be missing any days this week. Glencoe Public Safety is contacted to do a “wellness check” for those students who are not accounted for during school hours. To report an absence please call : 847 835 7801.
Digital Citizenship Spring 2018
This week during CLC class, West School students will take part in a digital citizenship lesson on how to identify and cope with cyberbullying. Students will learn that cyberbullying is using the Internet or other electronic tools to harass, threaten, embarrass, or spread rumors about another person.
Students are taught to stop, block and tell if they are the target of a cyberbully.
Stop! Do not engage a cyberbully.
Block! If... More
Third Grade Cultural Arts 2018
A Child’s Voice poet Bill Buczinsky will kick-off a four day poetry residence program to begin Wednesday, April 4th. Mr. Buczinsky will lead workshops to help third graders create original works of poetry. As a culmination of this project, all third grade parents are invited to an open mic poetry performance on Wednesday, April 11th in the West School Library. Check with your child’s teacher for the presentation time. If you would like more info on... More
Yoga Instruction during gym
Yoga Instruction will return March 19 and 20 to bring focus and relaxation to students during the final week before spring break. Yoga Bash specializes in yoga for students through instruction that is fun, engaging, and both physically and mentally rewarding. This instruction will be provided during the students’ regularly scheduled gym periods. We thank the Glencoe PTO for providing us with the funding for this West School Cultural Arts Program.
Erin’s Law 2018
Erin’s Law: The State of Illinois mandates that children in grades pre-kindergarten through high school be educated on the topics of child sexual abuse, awareness, and prevention. The week of March 19th, third and fourth grade classes will be participating in a social-worker-led awareness program on this topic. Our social worker, Mrs. Nathan, will be visiting each classroom to address the topic in an age-appropriate manner for our 3rd and 4th grade... More
Author Sarah Weeks
Exciting News for West School students! Bluestem nominated author, Sarah Weeks, will be visiting West on Tuesday, April 3rd. She is the author of numerous award-winning novels, including Save Me a Seat with Gita Varadarajan, Honey, Pie, and Glamourpuss, among others. Learn more at http://www.sarahweeks.com. If you would like signed, personalized copies of her work, please print out the attached order form and submit payment to the school library by Friday, March... More
Kids View Winter Edition 2018
This on-line publication is written, edited, and formatted by the students in the Kids View morning club…with a little help from Mrs. Juozaitis and Mrs. Salzman. Kids View Winter 2018
On the Horizon at West
Mark Your Calendar:
The following are important dates pertaining to West School activities and events:
March 19 and 21: Erin’s Law
March 19 - 20: Yoga during gym
March 26 - 30: Spring Break
April 3: Author Visit…Sarah Weeks
April 4 -6 and 11: Third Grade Cultural Arts…Bill Bruzinski
April 16 - 30: Fourth Grade Field Trip to Wagner Farm
April 24: Fourth Grade Music Instrument Demonstration
April 26: Readers are Leaders
April 30: Fourth Grade Music Tryout at Central
May 1: 2nd - 3rd... More
Keeping the Car Line Safe
Welcome to West School: On the first day of school all third graders were instructed on the safe way to enter and exit cars in our car line. Students were taught to enter and exit cars on the curbside. For the West School Car Line, this means that students will enter and exit cars on the driver’s side of the car, which will be the curbside. Please be mindful of our... More