Winter Break Early Departure
Please call the school at 835-7801 to report any absences. If your family is leaving early on a winter break holiday, we need to know that your child is safe and with you. Our protocol for non-notification of an absence includes calling Glencoe Public Safety to do a well-being check for any unaccounted for children.
Skate at Watts: Friday
HELMET IS REQUIRED Friday, December 21 is West School Skate Day. Each class will spend about an hour on the ice at Watts. Teachers and room parents have asked for assistance with tying and untying skates. Please check with your teacher or room parent for your child’s Skate Day schedule. All students are required to wear snow pants, jackets, HELMETS, and gloves to go on the ice. This outerwear will help to... More
Chorus Club Winter Concert 2018
Winter Concert: On Thursday evening, December 13, the West School Chorus Club entertained family and friends at our annual West School Winter Concert in Misner Auditorium. Ms. Sarah Porretta (Chorus Club Director and West School Music teacher), led the chorus club in several memorable songs including: We are West, I’d Do Anything, Put on a Happy Face, Shenandoah, and High Hopes. Winter Concert 2018
Martin Luther King to visit 3rd Grade
An actor portraying Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will visit our third graders on Friday, January 11. This 45-minute program will follow the young Martin as he matures into an adult, challenges segregation through peaceful conflict resolution, leading a revolutionary change in America that paves the way for equal rights for everyone. His inspiring story will help our students better understand and practice the use of empathy, respectfulness, and effective... More
This week in CLC, third and fourth grade students will learn what it means to be a digital citizen. A digital citizen is a member of a worldwide community linked by the Internet. Students will learn that a good digital citizen is someone who:
Communicates responsible and kindly with others.
Protects their own and others’ private information.
Stands up to cyberbullying.
Respect each other’s ideas and opinions.
Gives proper credit when using others work.
Talks to a parent or... More
On the Horizon at West
Mark Your Calendar:
The following are important dates pertaining to West School activities and events:
December 19: Chorus Club Field Trip
December 21: Skate at Watts
January 11: Third Grade Martin Luther King
January 23: Third Grade Cradles to Crayons
January 25: Fourth Grade Cradles to Crayons
February 14: Third Grade Skate and Fourth Grade Ben Franklin
Morning Routine at West
Routines are important: Every morning our library is open at 08:00 for students to do quiet work. This is a good time to catch up on reading or maybe some school-work that may not have gotten the attention that it should have before coming to school. No pre-registration is required for the “library before school.” The front-lawn of the school is supervised every morning beginning at 08:20. Students usually make good use of the... More
Keeping the Car Line Safe
Welcome to West School: On the first day of school all third-graders and new fourth-graders, will be instructed on the safe way to enter and exit cars in our car line. Students will be 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... More