PTO School Club Registration
Club registration is coming soon! Club registration will occur online for the fall session. You must select club options and provide registration information for each child. Club registration goes LIVE on Thursday, September 30th at 9:00 am and closes on Monday, October 4th at 4:00 pm
You can view the REGISTRATION SITE HERE.
Westies at Work in Music!
Westies at Work! Join us as we highlight our Westies at Work during their Activity classes. Find out what’s been happening in music this week with Ms. Porretta.
We are making lots of beautiful music here at West School! The 3rd graders are all very excited about learning the West School song “We Are West!” They sound amazing and have learned the song so quickly! We also have been exploring the instruments as well as learning some fun dances. Click HERE to see Mrs. Burgos’ 3rd grade class performing the dance to “Chimes of Dunkirk”. Our 4th graders have also been very busy down in the music room. We are reviewing how to read notes on the music staff as well as playing the instruments and doing some dancing. Click HERE to see Ms. Baad’s 4th grade class performing the dance to “Alabama Gal!” We have been having so much fun and look forward to learning more songs, playing more instruments and doing more dances. West School is alive with the sound of music!
West Student Council
Student Council is back at West School! Please watch this video for more inforamtion. We are looking for two representatives from each classroom to join Student Council. If your Westie is interested, please have them complete the application and turn it in to their teacher by Thursday, September 30th.
Parent Reading Workshop
We are excited to announce the West School Parent Reading Workshop Series: Take an Active Role in Building Your Child’s Lifelong Love for Reading. Parents and caregivers of third and fourth-grade students are invited to participate in a series of three self-paced online parent workshops. Each workshop will build on the previous one and guide parents with ideas and strategies to build their child’s love for reading with an emphasis on reading aloud and encouraging independent reading. Please CLICK HERE to RSVP for the events.
Andrea Chusin- West School Literacy Specialist
Michele Byrne- District Literacy Specialist
Workshop 1- Sep 27, 2021: Nurturing your Child’s Reading Identity: A Parent’s Role
The online Scholastic Book Fair will begin this week. Participants will be provided book recommendations based on workshop activities and learning.
Workshop 2 - Oct 4, 2021: Reading Aloud: Building a Parent-Child Partnership
Workshop 3 - Oct 12, 2021: Supporting Your Child’s Independent Reading: Building your Child’s Reading Stamina
We are grateful to the Glencoe PTO for sponsoring our upcoming book fair in conjunction with the West School Parent Reading Workshop Series.
Our morning supervision officially begins at 8:30 AM. Please do not arrive before 8:30. If you are in the carline, we kindly ask you to wait until 8:30 to let students out of the car.
Please refrain from walking dogs on school property during school hours. Please be mindful that we have students who suffer from allergies and students who are scared of dogs.
Please label the front of lunch bags with your child’s name and their teacher’s name.
Bike & Car Safety
We are so excited to see all the bike riders. Please note, we have ordered another set of bike racks for the front of the building – coming soon! Thank you for reminding bike riders to wear properly fitted helmets, obey traffic laws, and stay alert/yield to traffic. Children under 12 are expected to ride on the sidewalk. Click here to see the Safe Routes to School Information. Be extra slow and cautious during drop-off and pick-up.
Got LEGOs? West School is looking for LEGO bricks. If you have LEGOs you are ready to donate, please drop them at the front office. We will also take Magna-Tiles, complete puzzles, and wooden blocks. Thank you for your support.
Instruction During COVID-19 Quarantine
We want to ensure continuous learning opportunities for our students if they are in COVID-19 quarantine. When students are placed in quarantine due to COVID-19, West school teachers will provide access to instruction using multiple learning opportunities. Students will have access to their school-issued iPad and use Schoology as the platform for engaging in instruction. Teachers will provide a quick daily zoom check-in to keep students on track. Math, literacy, and other daily work can be picked up in the front office. Additional work may include pre-recorded videos and lessons, choice boards, or novel studies.
Welcome to West
It is my pleasure to officially welcome you and your family to West School! I am honored to work with our staff, students, and families to support our growing learners. I look forward to partnering with you in the education of your child.
Mrs. Erica Zuhr