News from Principal Martelli!

  • Hello Westgate Families!

     

    This page on our new site will serve as the housing place for the weekly communications. The weekly communications are handled by Principal Chris Martelli. They will be emailed out every Friday, and then posted here every Monday so that Westgate families and community members can always have a reference to what has been communicated by their school.

     

    Please make sure your school registration includes a current email address so that you receive these weekly communications from Westgate each week.

     

  • Wolverine Weekly 6/10/19

    Posted by Lynn Szabo on 6/10/2019

    Last Wolverine Weekly of 2018-19 School Year 

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE OFFICE 

    Good Luck with New Endeavors - We wish Debbie Wood, John Lamich, Maribeth Seisser, and Fran O’Malley  a wonderful retirement. The many years they have given to our school and community is a treasure we will keep with us for a lifetime. Good luck to Diane Diamond, Samantha Jasinowski, Mary Kallal, Jennifer Kaufman, Liz Michalowicz, Steve Rickerson, and Petia Tosheva as they embark on new adventures. Once a wolverine, always a wolverine!

     

    Grade Level Assignments 2019-2020 - Due to various grade levels ladding and losing sections, there was some movement with classroom teachers for the upcoming school year. Here is the list of grade level teams for next year:

    • K- Jones, Gabianelli, Abruscato/Coghlan
    • 1st - Ka. Wenzel, Walsh, Arce, Cory/Malley
    • 1st/2nd MA - Tassi, Kr. Wenzel
    • 2nd - Carney, Hynek, Havansek/L. Smith
    • 3rd - Harris, Danley, Proffitt, T. Smith/Redmon
    • 4th - Nelms, Duffy, Solarz, Richards, Sullivan/Zapatka
    • 5th - Darby, Heidrick, Lambert, Gillespie, Kuehl/Carey

    Habits to Home Challenge Survey - Thanks to all of the families who participated in our monthly Habits to Home Challenges this year. Whether your family was able to participate or not, we would appreciate you taking 2 minutes to give us feedback on this new project at Westgate. Please click on the following link to give us your input: https://forms.gle/QkYwXQY4oRUqmZwGA

     

    Lost and Found - The Lost and Found is overflowing with items galore! Please stop by the main hallway to claim any lost merchandise :)

     

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE PTA

    On behalf of the PTA and the Executive Committee, we want to wish everyone a fun and safe summer!

    Thank you for a fantastic year!

    -Lisa Kusumpa, Trish Kalweit, Lauren Cruz, Julie Carlson, & Lauren Rogers

     

    School Supply Kits: Save yourself some time and order your kiddo a kit!!! The school year is winding down, but save yourself time and money by ordering the 2019-2020 School Supply Kit. Don't waste your summer break running around looking for all the items on the list! Purchase through Westgate's trusted vendor. Your child's school supply kit will arrive in their classroom before the first day of school. Orders must be placed by June 16th. Any questions, please contact heathb21@hotmail.com or jaime.parkhouse@yahoo.com.

    Order online now, by clicking the link: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ Use school code: WES344

     

    PTA Open Positions: We Need People to Chair Yearbook, the Cultural Arts, & Author Visit Committees Next Year!  Interested in getting involved with the PTA? Check out the open Chair Positions and Shadowing Opportunities for the 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Year! We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers! Westgate PTA Open Positions 2019-2020  Questions: Please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

    PTA Officers: Congratulations to our 2019-2020 PTA Exec Committee! It is as Follows:

    President: Michelle Harris

    Exec VP: Open

    1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service: Melissa Lenski

    2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment: Dan Henry

    Treasurer: Jay Nelson

    Secretary: Fred Nickl

     

    They will start their term July 1, 2019!!! The current Exec Committee looks forward to assisting them with a smooth transition this summer!

    PTA Membership: Remember to Join the PTA when you register your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 school year! If you have a child at another school, you will need to join that PTA as well. Each School has a separate PTA that supports programming at each school!

    What does your membership get you? Each PTA Membership provides you with 2 Directory Spot Logins, provides you with one vote, & helps support our robust programming such as Author Visits, Cultural Arts Assemblies, After School Clubs, Movie Nights, Ice Cream Social, Back To School Block Party, Kindergarten Welcoming, 5th Grade Celebration, Family Activity Night, and many more….

     

    Marker Recycling: LAST CHANCE TO RECYCLE MARKERS!!!!  Westgate PTA is partnering with Crayola to recycle markers!!!  We will be collecting used markers for recycling. Boxes will be placed around the building with the ColorCycle logo. As students and staff are cleaning out rooms this spring please place all used markers, ANY BRAND, in the boxes.  Markers ONLY Please. For more info contact: Stacy Stapleton: stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net or check out their website:

    https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx We will be collecting markers till school is out!!!

     

    DirectorySpot: (Westgate's online student directory) is updated for the 2018-2019 school year! To access the directory, go to https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php or download the DirectorySpot app. You are able to use your current login or create one by using the email you provided during school registration last spring as your username and clicking "reset password".***Remember - you must be a PTA member for access.***Feel free to contact Katie Campbell at campbellfamily441@gmail.com with any questions.

    Westgate PTA Twitter: Westgate PTA is now on twitter @PTAWestgate! Check us out!

    Westgate PTA Facebook Page: Like us on Facebook! westgatewolverinespta. Go to your settings in Facebook and select “receive notifications” so you don’t miss out on new, exciting information! Don’t forget to bookmark our WestgatePTA.com webpage, too!

    Westgate PTA Instagram: Westgate PTA is now on Instagram!

    PTA Amazon Smile Account: Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673396 and Amazon donates to Westgate PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa lkusumpa@gmail.com

     

     

    Important Upcoming Events

    • 6/10 Last Day of School (regular school hours)

     

    Have a wonderful and safe summer!

     

    Brad Carter Ed.D., Principal

    Scott Walton, Asst. Principal

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  • Wolverine Weekly 6/2/19

    Posted by Dr. Brad Carter on 6/2/2019

    Wolverine Weekly 6-2-19

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE OFFICE 

    5th Grade Celebration - What a wonderful night celebrating our 5th graders! They’ve worked extremely hard since day one to be great students and leaders, and now it will be there time to “soar” in middle school. Thank you to the 5th grade committee for creating such lasting memories, and thank you to our teachers showing them the way! Westgate will leave a lasting impression on students and it takes a strong community to make it happen! Good luck fifth grade students and parents that are “graduating” from Westgate. Come back any time!

     

    Field Day on MONDAY! - Kids will be active and outside on Monday, June 3rd.  It is recommended to wear active clothes and shoes. Please no crocs and sandals as they are unsafe. PTA passed out water bottles for all kids last week. Please place student’s names on them and fill prior to coming to school. Students in the AM Field Day should come to school with sunscreen already applied. If students need to reapply, they can use their own sunscreen (we cannot share or have teachers apply). The PM Field Day participants can also bring sunscreen to apply at school. Same applies with not sharing and putting it on by themselves. Lastly, students can wear sunglasses and hats to protect themselves from the sun!

     

    Jessica Horndasch is a Mommy- Welcome to the Westgate family, Owen James! Owen was born on 5/23 at 9:44am. Mommy, daddy and baby are all doing great!

     

    Summer Typing Challenge - AHSD 25e will be having our 5th Annual Summer Typing Challenge. The school with the most minutes wins the Golden Keyboard. The Top Typer in each school will be invited to a Board Meeting, recognized and given a certificate. This student will also receive a Tech Lunch with the Tech Facilitator. Below is a link to an Adobe Page with more information!

    https://spark.adobe.com/page/OfldJmudWFwrl/

    Summer Gardening Volunteers - Calling all volunteers! Would you love to enjoy the benefits of tending a garden without the maintenance at home? Then sign up to care for Westgate's school garden one time over the summer. Enjoy the pride of tending a garden and harvesting delicious foods without the responsibility! Anything you harvest is yours to consume. No experience needed. Please visit this link for more information or contact aarce@sd25.org. Thanks and enjoy!

    District E-Flyer Page - Parents are encouraged to check the AHSD 25’s E-Flyer page to check on various flyers being submitted to families across the district. These flyers typically will not come home in students’ backpacks and will only be found on this site. Here is the link:  http://www.sd25.org/Page/504

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE PTA

    Thank you to the Westgate Community. It has been an honor to serve as the PTA President the past 2 years. Michelle Harris will be an amazing President and the new Exec Committee is going to continue to lead the Westgate PTA forward, carrying on traditions and starting new ones! Have a wonderful summer!  

    -Lisa Kusumpa

    PTA Officers: Congratulations to our 2019-2020 PTA Exec Committee! It is as Follows:

    President: Michelle Harris

    Exec VP: Open

    1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service: Melissa Lenski

    2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment: Dan Henry

    Treasurer: Jay Nelson

    Secretary: Fred Nickl

     

    They will start their term July 1, 2019!!! The current Exec Committee looks forward to assisting them with a smooth transition this summer!

    PTA Membership: Remember to Join the PTA when you register your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 school year! If you have a child at another school, you will need to join that PTA as well. Each School has a separate PTA that supports programming at each school!

    What does your membership get you? Each PTA Membership provides you with 2 Directory Spot Logins, provides you with one vote, & helps support our robust programming such as Author Visits, Cultural Arts Assemblies, After School Clubs, Movie Nights, Ice Cream Social, Back To School Block Party, Kindergarten Welcoming, 5th Grade Celebration, Family Activity Night, and many more….

     

    Marker Recycling: Just in time for classroom cleanup!  Westgate PTA is partnering with Crayola to recycle markers!!!  We will be collecting used markers for recycling. Boxes will be placed around the building with the ColorCycle logo. As students and staff are cleaning out rooms this spring please place all used markers, ANY BRAND, in the boxes.  Markers ONLY Please. For more info contact: Stacy Stapleton: stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net or check out their website:

    https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx We will be collecting markers till school is out!!!

     

    School Supply Kits: it's that time of year again! The school year is winding down, but save yourself time and money by ordering the 2019-2020 School Supply Kit. Don't waste your summer break running around looking for all the items on the list! Purchase through Westgate's trusted vendor. Your child's school supply kit will arrive in their classroom before the first day of school. Orders must be placed by June 16th. Any questions, please contact heathb21@hotmail.com or jaime.parkhouse@yahoo.com.

    Order online now, by clicking the link: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ Use school code: WES344

     

    DirectorySpot: (Westgate's online student directory) is updated for the 2018-2019 school year! To access the directory, go to https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php or download the DirectorySpot app. You are able to use your current login or create one by using the email you provided during school registration last spring as your username and clicking "reset password".***Remember - you must be a PTA member for access.***Feel free to contact Katie Campbell at campbellfamily441@gmail.com with any questions.

    PTA Open Positions: We Need People to Chair Yearbook, Family Activity Night, & the Cultural Arts, & Author Visit Committees Next Year!  Interested in getting involved with the PTA? Check out the open Chair Positions and Shadowing Opportunities for the 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Year! We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers! Westgate PTA Open Positions 2019-2020  Questions: Please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Westgate PTA Twitter: Westgate PTA is now on twitter @PTAWestgate! Check us out!

    Westgate PTA Facebook Page: Like us on Facebook! westgatewolverinespta. Go to your settings in Facebook and select “receive notifications” so you don’t miss out on new, exciting information! Don’t forget to bookmark our WestgatePTA.com webpage, too!

    Westgate PTA Instagram: Westgate PTA is now on Instagram!

    PTA Amazon Smile Account: Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673396 and Amazon donates to Westgate PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa lkusumpa@gmail.com

     

     

    Important Upcoming Events

    6/3 Field Day

    6/3 SMS 8th Grade Graduation

    6/7 Field Day Rain Day

    6/10 Last Day of School!!

     

     

     

    Our very best,

     

    Brad Carter Ed.D., Principal

    Scott Walton, Asst. Principal 

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  • Wolverine Weekly 5/24/19

    Posted by Dr. Brad Carter on 5/24/2019

    Wolverine Weekly 5-24-19

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE OFFICE

    Leader in Me® Featured Class Mission Statement of the Week - Second Grade: Mrs. Richards

     

    We are the Responsible Richards' Class

    At school, we will make friends, learn, grow, and lead.

    In our classroom, we will work together and be organized.

    We will be kind and respectful to others.

    We will have fun at school and always try our best.

    Congrats Class of 2012 (SENIOR WALK) - On Thursday, Westgate welcomed back our graduating seniors from Westgate's Class of 2012. We had dozens of former Wolverines celebrate with current students as they paraded through their old stopping grounds. Westgate students cheered them on with high fives and congratulatory messages as our future college students saw many of their favorite teachers lining the hallways. A small reception was held in the LMC with graduates, families, and teachers to give a more intimate setting for our teachers and Class of 2012 to share memories and hugs of joy. Thank you to Mrs. Nelson and Mrs. Nelms for organizing this special day. We're sure it will be a favorite Westgate tradition for years to come! 

     

    Field Day Volunteers - Parent volunteers are needed for the Westgate 2019 Field Day on Monday, June 3rd. You will be asked to run one station with a partner for the time slot that you sign up. The morning will be AM Kindergarten, first-grade, second-grade, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Proffitt. The afternoon will be PM Kindergarten, Ms. Smith, Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. Danley/Ms. Redmon, fourth-grade and fifth-grade. The stations will be selected on Field Day. Click on the link to sign up!

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094aacae23aaf49-newtowestgate

    Summer Typing Challenge - AHSD25 will be having our 5th Annual Summer Typing Challenge. The school with the most minutes wins the Golden Keyboard. The Top Typer in each school will be invited to a Board Meeting, recognized and given a certificate. This student will also receive a Tech Lunch with the Tech Facilitator. Below is a link to an Adobe Page with more information! https://spark.adobe.com/page/OfldJmudWFwrl/

     

    Habits to Home - Don't forget to complete the last Habits to Home challenge for the school year. Please turn in your slips by Wednesday the 29th to receive an orange wristband. We can't wait to see who has completed all 7 challenges. Here is the link for this month's challenge: (Insert attachment)

    In addition, we would love it if you could take 2 minutes to fill out the following survey to provide feedback on this year's challenges. We would love to hear from people who participated as well as those who did not participate! Please click on the following link: https://forms.gle/YP3ALt7SzaFx7QPR6

    Thanks for making the first year of our Habits to Home Challenge so successful!

    Summer Gardening Volunteers - Calling all volunteers! Would you love to enjoy the benefits of tending a garden without the maintenance at home? Then sign up to care for Westgate's school garden one time over the summer. Enjoy the pride of tending a garden and harvesting delicious foods without the responsibility! Anything you harvest is yours to consume. No experience needed. Please visit this link for more information or contact aarce@sd25.org. Thanks and enjoy!

     

    District E-Flyer Page - Parents are encouraged to check the AHSD 25’s E-Flyer page to check on various flyers being submitted to families across the district. These flyers typically will not come home in students’ backpacks and will only be found on this site. Here is the link:  http://www.sd25.org/Page/504

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE PTA

    Thank you to the Westgate Community. It has been an honor to serve as the PTA President the past 2 years. Michelle Harris will be an amazing President and the new Exec Committee is going to continue to lead the Westgate PTA forward, carrying on traditions and starting new ones! Have a wonderful summer!  

    -Lisa Kusumpa

    PTA Officers: Congratulations to our 2019-2020 PTA Exec Committee! It is as Follows:

    President: Michelle Harris

    Exec VP: Open

    1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service: Melissa Lenski

    2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment: Dan Henry

    Treasurer: Jay Nelson

    Secretary: Fred Nickl

     

    They will start their term July 1, 2019!!! The current Exec Committee looks forward to assisting them with a smooth transition this summer!

    PTA Membership: Remember to Join the PTA when you register your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 school year! If you have a child at another school, you will need to join that PTA as well. Each School has a separate PTA that supports programming at each school!

    What does your membership get you? Each PTA Membership provides you with 2 Directory Spot Logins, provides you with one vote, & helps support our robust programming such as Author Visits, Cultural Arts Assemblies, After School Clubs, Movie Nights, Ice Cream Social, Back To School Block Party, Kindergarten Welcoming, 5th Grade Celebration, Family Activity Night, and many more….

     

    Marker Recycling: Just in time for classroom cleanup!  Westgate PTA is partnering with Crayola to recycle markers!!!  We will be collecting used markers for recycling. Boxes will be placed around the building with the ColorCycle logo. As students and staff are cleaning out rooms this spring please place all used markers, ANY BRAND, in the boxes.  Markers ONLY Please. For more info contact: Stacy Stapleton: stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net or check out their website:

    https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx We will be collecting markers till school is out!!!

     

    School Supply Kits: it's that time of year again! The school year is winding down, but save yourself time and money by ordering the 2019-2020 School Supply Kit. Don't waste your summer break running around looking for all the items on the list! Purchase through Westgate's trusted vendor. Your child's school supply kit will arrive in their classroom before the first day of school. Orders must be placed by June 16th. Any questions, please contact heathb21@hotmail.com or jaime.parkhouse@yahoo.com.

    Order online now, by clicking the link: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ Use school code: WES344

     

    DirectorySpot: (Westgate's online student directory) is updated for the 2018-2019 school year! To access the directory, go to https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php or download the DirectorySpot app. You are able to use your current login or create one by using the email you provided during school registration last spring as your username and clicking "reset password".***Remember - you must be a PTA member for access.***Feel free to contact Katie Campbell at campbellfamily441@gmail.com with any questions.

    PTA Open Positions: We Need People to Chair Yearbook, Family Activity Night, & the Cultural Arts, & Author Visit Committees Next Year!  Interested in getting involved with the PTA? Check out the open Chair Positions and Shadowing Opportunities for the 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Year! We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers! Westgate PTA Open Positions 2019-2020  Questions: Please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Westgate PTA Twitter: Westgate PTA is now on twitter @PTAWestgate! Check us out!

    Westgate PTA Facebook Page: Like us on Facebook! westgatewolverinespta. Go to your settings in Facebook and select “receive notifications” so you don’t miss out on new, exciting information! Don’t forget to bookmark our WestgatePTA.com webpage, too!

    Westgate PTA Instagram: Westgate PTA is now on Instagram!

    PTA Amazon Smile Account: Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673396 and Amazon donates to Westgate PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa lkusumpa@gmail.com

     

    Important Upcoming Events

    5/27 No School Memorial Day

    5/28 4th Grade Band Open House

    5/30 5th Grade Celebration

    5/31 SMS  & Thomas 8th Grade Dance

    6/3 Field Day

    6/3 SMS 8th Grade Graduation

    6/7 Field Day Rain Day

    6/10 Last Day of School!!

     

    Enjoy your Memorial Day to the fullest!

     

    Best,

     

    Brad Carter Ed.D., Principal

    Scott Walton, Asst. Principal

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  • Wolverine Weekly 5/17/19

    Posted by Dr. Brad Carter on 5/17/2019

    Wolverine Weekly 5-17-19

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE OFFICE

    Leader in Me® Featured Class Mission Statement of the Week - Second Grade-Mrs. Hynek

    Lead by showing the 7 Habits everyday

    Energy is needed to follow the Habits

    Always be a leader at school and home

    Do nice things throughout the day

    Extra hard trying to lead

    Ready to learn and reach our goals

    Sharpen the saw by taking care of ourselves

    Welcome Leah Bouchek - Filling in the role of administrative assistant next year will be Leah Bouchek. Leah is a former Westgate parent of two daughters who currently attend Rolling Meadows High School.  She grew up in the area and attended Hersey High School. Prior to joining District 25, she worked at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. In my spare time I like to play tennis, read, and spend time with my family. We are looking forward to Leah joining the Westgate staff and making a positive contribution to our school community!

    Westgate Art Appreciation Art Show - Thank you to Christine N. and all parent volunteers supporting Westgate's most involved club! You continue to build a love of art while instilling the appreciation for art history. The Art Show was a wonderful accumulation of all the amazing projects and memories you created for our kids. THANK YOU!


    Field Day Volunteers - Parent volunteers are needed for the Westgate 2019 Field Day on Monday, June 3rd. You will be asked to run one station with a partner for the time slot that you sign up. The morning will be AM Kindergarten, first-grade, second-grade, Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Proffitt. The afternoon will be PM Kindergarten, Ms. Smith, Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. Danley/Ms. Redmon, fourth-grade and fifth-grade. The stations will be selected on Field Day. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094aacae23aaf49-newtowestgate

    Garden Club Summer Volunteers - Calling all volunteers! Would you love to enjoy the benefits of tending a garden without the maintenance at home? Then sign up to care for Westgate's school garden one time over the summer. Enjoy the pride of tending a garden and harvesting delicious foods without the responsibility! Anything you harvest is yours to consume. No experience needed. Please visit this link for more information or contact aarce@sd25.org. Thanks and enjoy!

    Family Habits Challenge - Our focus this month is on Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw, which is the habit that is all about you taking care of yourself inside and out. It is the habit that encourages you to eat right, exercise, and get plenty of sleep. It also empowers you to find a way to help others. You may also Sharpen the Saw by spending time with family and friends. Others may choose to keep learning even when you are not at school. Habit 7 is all about finding balance between your body, heart, mind, and soul.

    For this month’s Habit 7 Family Challenge, complete one or more of the following Leader in Me Family Activities to practice thinking about Sharpening the Saw. To earn an orange Habit wristband, send a copy of the form below back to school. If you have multiple kids please send a slip to each teacher to make sure we deliver a wristband to each child.

    Families that complete all 7 Habits Family challenges will be recognized as a Westgate 7 Habits Family. At the end of this month, we will know who those lucky families are! Please return the sheet to your child’s teacher by WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th.

    LMC Book Fair - Anderson’s Book Fair is coming to the Westgate LMC May 20th-22nd!

    Proceeds from the Book Fair will be used to buy new books and new bookshelves for our Westgate LMC!  Partnering with Anderson’s Books also provides FREE author visits for our students! Be on the look-out for a bookmark with information about which day your child’s classroom will be visiting. Thank you very much for your support of the Westgate LMC!

     

    District E-Flyer Page - Parents are encouraged to check the AHSD 25’s E-Flyer page to check on various flyers being submitted to families across the district. These flyers typically will not come home in students’ backpacks and will only be found on this site. Here is the link:  http://www.sd25.org/Page/504

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE PTA

    PTA Officers: Congratulations to our 2019-2020 PTA Exec Committee! It is as Follows:

    President: Michelle Harris

    Exec VP: Open

    1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service: Melissa Lenski

    2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment: Dan Henry

    Treasurer: Jay Nelson

    Secretary: Fred Nickl

     

    They will start their term July 1, 2019!!! The current Exec Committee looks forward to assisting them with a smooth transition this summer!

    PTA Membership: Remember to Join the PTA when you register your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 school year! If you have a child at another school, you will need to join that PTA as well. Each School has a separate PTA that supports programming at each school!

    What does your membership get you? Each PTA Membership provides you with 2 Directory Spot Logins, provides you with one vote, & helps support our robust programming such as Author Visits, Cultural Arts Assemblies, After School Clubs, Movie Nights, Ice Cream Social, Back To School Block Party, Kindergarten Welcoming, 5th Grade Celebration, Family Activity Night, and many more….

     

    Marker Recycling: Just in time for classroom cleanup!  Westgate PTA is partnering with Crayola to recycle markers!!!  We will be collecting used markers for recycling. Boxes will be placed around the building with the ColorCycle logo. As students and staff are cleaning out rooms this spring please place all used markers, ANY BRAND, in the boxes.  Markers ONLY Please. For more info contact: Stacy Stapleton: stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net or check out their website:

    https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx We will be collecting markers till school is out!!!

     

    Westgate Ice Cream Social: Save the date!

    Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Westgate Commons

    All Westgate families are invited to the annual Westgate Ice Cream Social.

    We are still in need of Volunteers to help us make this event a cool one! Please see the link below!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5P_r4rrtkOgZXFvOXF5OU44Y21ScDJDX3NmS3VqVnZqN2J3/view?usp=sharing

    Everyone will receive a free ice cream novelty treat. Questions? Contact Melanie Heiber melaniejv@yahoo.com or Stacy Stapleton stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net

     

    School Supply Kits: it's that time of year again! The school year is winding down, but save yourself time and money by ordering the 2019-2020 School Supply Kit. Don't waste your summer break running around looking for all the items on the list! Purchase through Westgate's trusted vendor. Your child's school supply kit will arrive in their classroom before the first day of school. Orders must be placed by June 16th. Any questions, please contact heathb21@hotmail.com or jaime.parkhouse@yahoo.com.

    Order online now, by clicking the link: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ Use school code: WES344

     

    Volunteers Needed for Music Concerts: Is party planning not your thing, but your want to help? The Music Teachers need volunteers! The Next Concert will be for Kindergarteners! For more information, please review Music Concert Volunteer Needs & Proposed Music Concert Dates! Please Contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions!  

    DirectorySpot: (Westgate's online student directory) is updated for the 2018-2019 school year! To access the directory, go to https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php or download the DirectorySpot app. You are able to use your current login or create one by using the email you provided during school registration last spring as your username and clicking "reset password".***Remember - you must be a PTA member for access.***Feel free to contact Katie Campbell at campbellfamily441@gmail.com with any questions.

    PTA Open Positions: We Need People to Chair Yearbook, Family Activity Night, & the Cultural Arts, & Author Visit Committees Next Year!  Interested in getting involved with the PTA? Check out the open Chair Positions and Shadowing Opportunities for the 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Year! We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers! Westgate PTA Open Positions 2019-2020  Questions: Please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Westgate PTA Twitter: Westgate PTA is now on twitter @PTAWestgate! Check us out!

    Westgate PTA Facebook Page: Like us on Facebook! westgatewolverinespta. Go to your settings in Facebook and select “receive notifications” so you don’t miss out on new, exciting information! Don’t forget to bookmark our WestgatePTA.com webpage, too!

    Westgate PTA Instagram: Westgate PTA is now on Instagram!

    PTA Amazon Smile Account: Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673396 and Amazon donates to Westgate PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa lkusumpa@gmail.com

     

    If you are a PTA Committee Chair and  have announcements you would like to have in the Wolverine Weekly, please contact Lisa Kusumpa, Westgate PTA President, by Thursday Mornings at 9am. Thank you!

     

    Important Upcoming Events

    5/22 Ice Cream Social

    5/22 SMS PTA Meeting

    5/23 School Board Meeting

    ​​​​​​​5/23 Senior Walk

    5/24 SIP Day - No School

    5/26 RMHS Graduation

    5/27 No School Memorial Day

    5/28 4th Grade Band Open House

    5/30 5th Grade Celebration

    5/31 SMS  & Thomas 8th Grade Dance

     

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sincerely,


    Brad Carter Ed.D, Principal

    Scott Walton, Asst. Principal

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  • Wolverine Weekly 5/10/19

    Posted by Dr. Brad Carter on 5/10/2019

    Wolverine Weekly 5-10-19

    Dear Westgate Families and Friends,

     

    Our hearts are overflowing with love and affection! Thank you so much to all our families and students that have showered the Westgate staff with a week's worth of food and gifts. It's an honor to serve this proud community and it means so much to us that you took the time to show your appreciation. A special shout out to Michelle Harris and her committee for putting in the time and effort making everyone feel special. 

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE OFFICE

    Leader in Me® Featured Class Mission Statement of the Week - Third Grade: Ms. Smith

    In the Smith class, everyone is welcome. We will learn in a safe and friendly classroom. We will be leaders by following the 7 Habits. We will have FUN and make the world a better place.

     

    Family Habits Challenge - Our focus this month is on Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw, which is the habit that is all about you taking care of yourself inside and out. It is the habit that encourages you to eat right, exercise, and get plenty of sleep. It also empowers you to find a way to help others. You may also Sharpen the Saw by spending time with family and friends. Others may choose to keep learning even when you are not at school. Habit 7 is all about finding balance between your body, heart, mind, and soul.

    For this month’s Habit 7 Family Challenge, complete one or more of the following Leader in Me Family Activities to practice thinking about Sharpening the Saw. To earn an orange Habit wristband, send a copy of the form below back to school. If you have multiple kids please send a slip to each teacher to make sure we deliver a wristband to each child.

    Families that complete all 7 Habits Family challenges will be recognized as a Westgate 7 Habits Family. At the end of this month, we will know who those lucky families are! Please return the sheet to your child’s teacher by WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th. A copy will be coming home with your child early next week! Family Habit Challenge 

    LMC Book Fair - Anderson’s Book Fair is coming to the Westgate LMC May 20th-22nd! Proceeds from the Book Fair will be used to buy new books and new bookshelves for our Westgate LMC!  Partnering with Anderson’s Books also provides FREE author visits for our students! Be on the look-out for a bookmark with information about which day your child’s classroom will be visiting. Thank you very much for your support of the Westgate LMC! ​​​​​​​

    District E-Flyer Page - Parents are encouraged to check the AHSD 25’s E-Flyer page to check on various flyers being submitted to families across the district. These flyers typically will not come home in students’ backpacks and will only be found on this site. Here is the link:  http://www.sd25.org/Page/504

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE PTA

    Thank you to Michelle Harris and our Teacher Staff Appreciation Committee for all of their hard work Honoring our amazing Westgate Staff!  

    PTA Membership: Remember to Join the PTA when you register your child(ren) for the 2019-2020 school year! If you have a child at another school, you will need to join that PTA as well. Each School has a separate PTA that supports programming at each school!

    What does your membership get you? Each PTA Membership provides you with 2 Directory Spot Logins, provides you with one vote, & helps support our robust programming such as Author Visits, Cultural Arts Assemblies, After School Clubs, Movie Nights, Ice Cream Social, Back To School Block Party, Kindergarten Welcoming, 5th Grade Celebration, Family Activity Night, and many more….

     

    Spring Pictures DUE: Remember those Spring Pictures your kiddo came home with a few weeks ago? If you decided to keep all of them, GREAT! If you decided that you only wanted some of the sizes or that you didn’t need any new pics, you need to return the unwanted pictures to school by Tuesday, May 14! Questions? Please contact Lauren Rogers at rxlauren@hotmail.com.

     

    Marker Recycling: Just in time for classroom cleanup!  Westgate PTA is partnering with Crayola to recycle markers!!!  We will be collecting used markers for recycling. Boxes will be placed around the building with the ColorCycle logo. As students and staff are cleaning out rooms this spring please place all used markers, ANY BRAND, in the boxes.  Markers ONLY Please. For more info contact: Stacy Stapleton: stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net or check out their website:

    https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx We will be collecting markers till school is out!!!

     

    2019-2020 PTA Room Rep Interest Form: Are you interested in being a Room Rep for one of your Kiddos next school year? Click on the to Westgate PTA Room Rep SignUp Genius 2019-2020 express your interest!

    If you are interested in Volunteering at Westgate, but being a Room Rep is not your cup of tea, the LMC and the Music Teachers will need Volunteers next year to help in the Library and to prep for Music Concerts throughout the year! Click on the SignUp Genius for more Info! Questions? Please contact Lisa Kusumpa, Room Rep Chair at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    PTA Officers: Did YOU and YOUR Family enjoy the movie nights, Fun Fair, Book Fair, Westgate Cares, Art Club, Chess Club, Family Activity Night and many other programs throughout the year? We are in need of officers to Advise these committees for the upcoming school year in order to continue all of our programming! Our current officers are graduating out and/or our term limit has been reached! PTA Officers are needed for the 2019-2020 School Year! We are in need of a President, Executive VP, 1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service and a 2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment. A brief description of each position is provided here. Please contact Lisa Kusumpa or a member of the Nominating Committee for more information. We have one of the most robust PTA’s in the district. Without these positions filled for next year, we will be unable to provide the same level of programming everyone has come to expect and appreciate!

     

    Our 2019-2020 PTA Exec Committee Slate is as Follows:

    President: Open

    Exec VP: Open

    1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service: Open

    2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment: Open

    Treasurer: Jay Nelson

    Secretary: Fred Nickl

     

    Voting will Occur at our Next PTA Meeting on May 15, 2019 at Rep’s Place. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!! Light Appetizers will be served! Please RSVP here: http://evite.me/Xpj3MEccTz

     

    Westgate Ice Cream Social: Save the date!

    Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Westgate Commons

    All Westgate families are invited to the annual Westgate Ice Cream Social. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5P_r4rrtkOgZXFvOXF5OU44Y21ScDJDX3NmS3VqVnZqN2J3/view?usp=sharing

    Everyone will receive a free ice cream novelty treat. Questions? Contact Melanie Heiber melaniejv@yahoo.com or Stacy Stapleton stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net

     

    School Supply Kits: It's that time of year again! The school year is winding down, but save yourself time and money by ordering the 2019-2020 School Supply Kit. Don't waste your summer break running around looking for all the items on the list! Purchase through Westgate's trusted vendor. Your child's school supply kit will arrive in their classroom before the first day of school. Orders must be placed by June 16th. Any questions, please contact heathb21@hotmail.com or jaime.parkhouse@yahoo.com. Order on-line now, by clicking the link: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ Use school code: WES344

    Update from the 2019-2020 Westgate PTA Bylaws Committee: The bylaws committee has completed their review and proposed updates to the Westgate PTA Bylaws for the 2019-2021 School Years. Please click here to see the updated bylaws which will be voted on at the May 15th general PTA meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Trish Kalweit at trish.kalweit@gmail.com.

     

    Update from the 2019-2020 Arlington Heights Council PTA Bylaws Committee: The bylaws committee has completed their review and proposed updates to the AHC PTA Bylaws for the 2019-2021 School Years. Please click here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5P_r4rrtkOgSWgwbkZPV29LOFhpVEVBa0c3bWIxeE9ZNXdF/view?usp=sharing to see the updated bylaws which will be voted on at the May 16th AHC PTA Council Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    PTA Open Positions: We Need People to Chair Yearbook, Family Activity Night, & the Cultural Arts, & Author Visit Committees Next Year!  Interested in getting involved with the PTA? Check out the open Chair Positions and Shadowing Opportunities for the 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Year! We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers! Westgate PTA Open Positions 2019-2020  Questions: Please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Westgate PTA Twitter: Westgate PTA is now on twitter @PTAWestgate! Check us out!

    Westgate PTA Facebook Page: Like us on Facebook! westgatewolverinespta. Go to your settings in Facebook and select “receive notifications” so you don’t miss out on new, exciting information! Don’t forget to bookmark our WestgatePTA.com webpage, too!

    Westgate PTA Instagram: Westgate PTA is now on Instagram!

    PTA Amazon Smile Account: Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673396 and Amazon donates to Westgate PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa lkusumpa@gmail.com

     

    If you are a PTA Committee Chair and  have announcements you would like to have in the Wolverine Weekly, please contact Lisa Kusumpa, Westgate PTA President, by Thursday Mornings at 9am. Thank you!

     

    Important Upcoming Events

    5/15 PTA General Meeting & Volunteer Celebration at Rep’s Place

    5/16 Art Club Gallery Night

    5/16 Incoming Kinder Storytime

    5/22 Ice Cream Social

    5/22 SMS PTA Meeting

    5/23 School Board Meeting

    5/23 Westgate Senior Walk

    5/24 SIP Day - No School

    5/26 RMHS Graduation

    5/27 No School Memorial Day

    5/28 4th Grade Band Open House

    5/30 5th Grade Celebration

    5/31 SMS & Thomas 8th Grade Dance

     

     

    Have and make it a great weekend!

     


    Brad Carter Ed.D., Principal

    Scott Walton, Asst. Principal

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  • Wolverine Weekly 5-5-19

    Posted by Dr. Brad Carter on 5/5/2019

    Wolverine Weekly 5-5-19

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE MAIN OFFICE 

    Leader in Me® Featured Class Mission Statement of the Week - Fifth Grade: Ms. Lambert

    • We, the 5th graders of Ms. Lambert’s class, will be respectful, responsible role models for the whole school. We will be leaders by demonstrating maturity and following the 7 Habits​​​​​​​.

    Students Not Returning (Extension) - In order to assist us in the planning process, we would like to know if there are any families who will NOT be returning to Westgate next year (due to circumstances other than graduation). This will help us to plan appropriately with enrollment projections, staffing, etc. for next school year. Please fill this form out by Monday, May 6th.   Students Not Returning Form

     

    Indoor Recess Update - Over the past month we have been trying something different with indoor recess. Students are spending their recess times playing games, coloring, reading, etc. in the hallway instead of inside their classrooms. This ensures we have more eyes on our students as they stay entertained during the lunch recess. Kids might come home and say certain things, so please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. I ask that you please bear with us as we monitor how things are going and make changes in the near future with indoor recess. Our ultimate goal is ensuring our students safety during this time.

     

    MAP Reports Sent Home Friday (2nd to 5th) - Please be sure to ask your child (grades 2-5) to give you their MAP report. If you have any questions, please reach out to your classroom teacher.

     

    4th Grade Band Info -

    • Thursday May 16th. 1:45 - 2:15pm

      • Demonstration and Band Info Assembly

    • Tuesday May 28th and Wednesday May 29th. 1:15 - 3:15pm

      • Instrument testing by class

      • Each class will have 40(ish) minutes

    • Wednesday June 5th. 4 - 7PM - Band Sign up and Open House at SMS

    District E-Flyer Page - Parents are encouraged to check the AHSD 25’s E-Flyer page to check on various flyers being submitted to families across the district. These flyers typically will not come home in students’ backpacks and will only be found on this site. Here is the link:  http://www.sd25.org/Page/504

     

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE PTA

    PTA Officers: Did YOU and YOUR Family enjoy the movie nights, Fun Fair, Book Fair, Westgate Cares, Art Club, Chess Club, Family Activity Night and many other programs throughout the year? We are in need of officers to Advise these committees for the upcoming school year in order to continue all of our programming! Our current officers are graduating out and/or our term limit has been reached! PTA Officers are needed for the 2019-2020 School Year! We are in need of a President, Executive VP, 1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service and a 2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment. A brief description of each position is provided here. Please contact Lisa Kusumpa or a member of the Nominating Committee for more information. We have one of the most robust PTA’s in the district. Without these positions filled for next year, we will be unable to provide the same level of programming everyone has come to expect and appreciate!

     

    Our 2019-2020 PTA Exec Committee Slate is as Follows:

    President: Open

    Exec VP: Open

    1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service: Open

    2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment: Open

    Treasurer: Jay Nelson

    Secretary: Fred Nickl

     

    Voting will Occur at our Next PTA Meeting on May 15, 2019 at Rep’s Place. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!! Light Appetizers will be served! Please RSVP here: http://evite.me/Xpj3MEccTz

     

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is the week of May 6th.  The PTA says “THANK YOU” by organizing a treat for the teachers and staff each day. Our theme this year is Celebrate.Grow.Lead - the school motto.  We need your help to make the week extra special for our amazing teachers and staff.

    Check out the plans for the week and sign-up to DONATE FOOD AND SUPPLIES here:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CCa5ziL3q3wOln9-WC_2pqUSRxLi8QAGo5lmP7a8vnE/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Westgate Ice Cream Social: Save the date!

    Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Westgate Commons

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5P_r4rrtkOgZXFvOXF5OU44Y21ScDJDX3NmS3VqVnZqN2J3/view?usp=sharing

    All Westgate families are invited to the annual Westgate Ice Cream Social. Everyone will receive a free ice cream novelty treat. Questions? Contact Melanie Heiber melaniejv@yahoo.com or Stacy Stapleton stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net ​​​​​​​

     

    School Supply Kits: It's that time of year again! The school year is winding down, but save yourself time and money by ordering the 2019-2020 School Supply Kit. Don't waste your summer break running around looking for all the items on the list! Purchase through Westgate's trusted vendor. Your child's school supply kit will arrive in their classroom before the first day of school. Orders must be placed by June 16th. Any questions, please contact heathb21@hotmail.com or jaime.parkhouse@yahoo.com. Order on-line now, by clicking the link: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ Use school code: WES344

     

    Update from the 2019-2020 Westgate PTA Bylaws Committee: The bylaws committee has completed their review and proposed updates to the Westgate PTA Bylaws for the 2019-2021 School Years. Please click here to see the updated bylaws which will be voted on at the May 15th general PTA meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Trish Kalweit at trish.kalweit@gmail.com.

     

    Update from the 2019-2020 Arlington Heights Council PTA Bylaws Committee: The bylaws committee has completed their review and proposed updates to the AHC PTA Bylaws for the 2019-2021 School Years. Please click here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5P_r4rrtkOgSWgwbkZPV29LOFhpVEVBa0c3bWIxeE9ZNXdF/view?usp=sharing to see the updated bylaws which will be voted on at the May 16th AHC PTA Council Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Volunteers Needed for Music Concerts: Is party planning not your thing, but your want to help? The Music Teachers need volunteers! The Next Concert will be for Kindergarteners! For more information, please review Music Concert Volunteer Needs & Proposed Music Concert Dates! Please Contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions!  

    DirectorySpot: (Westgate's online student directory) is updated for the 2018-2019 school year! To access the directory, go to https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php or download the DirectorySpot app. You are able to use your current login or create one by using the email you provided during school registration last spring as your username and clicking "reset password".***Remember - you must be a PTA member for access.***Feel free to contact Katie Campbell at campbellfamily441@gmail.com with any questions.

    PTA Open Positions: We Need People to Chair Yearbook, Family Activity Night, & the Cultural Arts, & Author Visit Committees Next Year!  Interested in getting involved with the PTA? Check out the open Chair Positions and Shadowing Opportunities for the 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Year! We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers! Westgate PTA Open Positions 2019-2020  Questions: Please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Westgate PTA Twitter: Westgate PTA is now on twitter @PTAWestgate! Check us out!

    Westgate PTA Facebook Page: Like us on Facebook! westgatewolverinespta. Go to your settings in Facebook and select “receive notifications” so you don’t miss out on new, exciting information! Don’t forget to bookmark our WestgatePTA.com webpage, too!

    Westgate PTA Instagram: Westgate PTA is now on Instagram!

    PTA Amazon Smile Account: Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673396 and Amazon donates to Westgate PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa lkusumpa@gmail.com

     

    If you are a PTA Committee Chair and  have announcements you would like to have in the Wolverine Weekly, please contact Lisa Kusumpa, Westgate PTA President, by Thursday Mornings at 9am. Thank you!

     

    Important Upcoming Events

    5/6 Teacher Staff Appreciation Week Begins

    5/6 Chess Club Grades 3-5

    5/8  Author Visit

    5/8 SMS 6th Grade Orientation

    5/9 Incoming Kinders Storytime

    5/9 5th Grade Home Alone Safety Class

    5/15 PTA General Meeting & Volunteer Celebration at Rep’s Place

    5/16 Art Club Gallery Night

    5/16 Incoming Kinder Storytime

    5/22 Ice Cream Social

    5/22 SMS PTA Meeting

    5/23 School Board Meeting

    5/24 SIP Day - No School

    5/26 RMHS Graduation

    5/27 No School Memorial Day

    5/28 4th Grade Band Open House

    5/30 5th Grade Celebration

    5/31 SMS  & Thomas 8th Grade Dance

     

     

    Make some memories this beautiful day!

     

    Best,


    Brad Carter Ed.D., Principal

    Scott Walton, Asst. Principal 

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  • Wolverine Weekly 4/28/19

    Posted by Dr. Brad Carter on 4/28/2019

    Wolverine Weekly 4/28/19

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE OFFICE 

    Leader in Me® Featured Class Mission Statement of the Week: First Grade: Walsh/Brand Leaders

    In our classroom we put first things first.

    We begin each day with the end in mind.

    We are proactive so that we can learn and have fun!

    Students Not Returning - In order to assist us in the planning process, we would like to know if there are any families who will NOT be returning to Westgate next year (due to circumstances other than graduation). This will help us to plan appropriately with enrollment projections, staffing, etc. for next school year. Please fill this form out by Friday, May 3rd.   Students Not Returning Form

    Thank You Variety Show Committee and Students - Thank you to our teachers on the Variety Show Committee that put on a GREAT show! Without your support, we could not have such a wonderful celebration of our students' talents! Also, thank you to the many students having the bravery and courage to come up and perform to a crowd of nearly 500 people. We are blessed a talented group of students and supportive parents and teachers. We hope everyone had a sensational time! 

    Lockdown Drill Practice - This week our students and staff will practice another Lockdown Drill with the help of the AHPD. Last week, we sent out an email with Dr. Bein's letter explaining the purpose of the drill. Please email or call if you have any questions. 

    Agenda Planner Cover Contest for Current Grades 2-4 - We need your help with some exciting news— we're switching vendors for the student planners next school year and we get to design our own cover!  We thought it would be fun for the current 2nd-4th grade students who'll be using the planners to come up with a design. Students have until May 3rd to submit. Once the art comes back in (please send all artwork to main office), we would have the Student Lighthouse Team narrow down the submissions and we can vote on the winner by May 10th.  

    Here’s what we need from the students:

    • Submit picture on an 8.5x11 paper.  It can be in FULL COLOR!

    • Include "Westgate School" and "2019-2020" somewhere in the art  

    • They are welcome to include their name on the bottom if they choose    

    We’ve included the set-up instructions which get specific about margins, but as long as they center the artwork, it will work just fine. Agenda Guidelines 

     

    District E-Flyer Page - Parents are encouraged to check the AHSD 25’s E-Flyer page to check on various flyers being submitted to families across the district. These flyers typically will not come home in students’ backpacks and will only be found on this site. Here is the link:  http://www.sd25.org/Page/504

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE PTA

    A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge on Saturday April 13th! Whether you ran, walked, volunteered or cheered, you made a difference for all District 25 students. See you next year!

    Congratulations to Greenbrier, Westgate, Windsor, South & Thomas who met their participation goals and will receive the reward selected by their school!

    You can view race results here and you can view all the race day photos here. Thank you to Jennifer M. Photography for capturing these moments

    PTA Officers: Did YOU and YOUR Family enjoy the movie nights, Fun Fair, Book Fair, Westgate Cares, Art Club, Chess Club, Family Activity Night and many other programs throughout the year? We are in need of officers to Advise these committees for the upcoming school year in order to continue all of our programming! Our current officers are graduating out and/or our term limit has been reached! PTA Officers are needed for the 2019-2020 School Year! We are in need of a President, Executive VP, 1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service and a 2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment. A brief description of each position is provided here. Please contact Lisa Kusumpa or a member of the Nominating Committee for more information. We have one of the most robust PTA’s in the district. Without these positions filled for next year, we will be unable to provide the same level of programming everyone has come to expect and appreciate!

     

    Our 2019-2020 PTA Exec Committee Slate is as Follows:

    President: Open

    Exec VP: Open

    1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service: Open

    2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment: Open

    Treasurer: Jay Nelson

    Secretary: Fred Nickl

     

    Voting will Occur at our Next PTA Meeting on May 15, 2019 at Rep’s Place

     

    AUTHOR VISIT: The PTA is excited to welcome author Suzanne Slade to Westgate on May 8, 2019! Ms. Slade is an award winning author of more than 100 children’s books. She loves to write about science and will be sharing about the Apollo missions and other space info! New this year, ORDER BOOKS ONLINE ONLY (includes a minimal online processing fee). Books will be signed and delivered on the day of the visit. Deadline for ordering is APRIL 29, 2019. Order Now! https://westgate.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/14288

    Questions? Please contact Jackie Fowler at jackiefowler@gmail.com.

     

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is the week of May 6th.  The PTA says “THANK YOU” by organizing a treat for the teachers and staff each day. Our theme this year is Celebrate.Grow.Lead - the school motto.  We need your help to make the week extra special for our amazing teachers and staff.

    Check out the plans for the week and sign-up to DONATE FOOD AND SUPPLIES here:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CCa5ziL3q3wOln9-WC_2pqUSRxLi8QAGo5lmP7a8vnE/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Westgate Ice Cream Social: Save the date!

    Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Westgate Commons

    All Westgate families are invited to the annual Westgate Ice Cream Social. Everyone will receive a free ice cream novelty treat. Questions? Contact Melanie Heiber melaniejv@yahoo.com or Stacy Stapleton stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net

     

    School Supply Kits: It's that time of year again! The school year is winding down, but save yourself time and money by ordering the 2019-2020 School Supply Kit. Don't waste your summer break running around looking for all the items on the list! Purchase through Westgate's trusted vendor. Your child's school supply kit will arrive in their classroom before the first day of school. Orders must be placed by June 16th. Any questions, please contact heathb21@hotmail.com or jaime.parkhouse@yahoo.com. Order on-line now, by clicking the link: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ Use school code: WES344

     

    Update from the 2019-2020 Westgate PTA Bylaws Committee: The bylaws committee has completed their review and proposed updates to the Westgate PTA Bylaws for the 2019-2021 School Years. Please click here to see the updated bylaws which will be voted on at the May 15th general PTA meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Trish Kalweit at trish.kalweit@gmail.com.

     

    Update from the 2019-2020 Arlington Heights Council PTA Bylaws Committee: The bylaws committee has completed their review and proposed updates to the AHC PTA Bylaws for the 2019-2021 School Years. Please click here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5P_r4rrtkOgSWgwbkZPV29LOFhpVEVBa0c3bWIxeE9ZNXdF/view?usp=sharing to see the updated bylaws which will be voted on at the May 16th AHC PTA Council Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Volunteers Needed for Music Concerts: Is party planning not your thing, but your want to help? The Music Teachers need volunteers! The Next Concert will be for Kindergarteners! For more information, please review Music Concert Volunteer Needs & Proposed Music Concert Dates! Please Contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions!  

    DirectorySpot: (Westgate's online student directory) is updated for the 2018-2019 school year! To access the directory, go to https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php or download the DirectorySpot app. You are able to use your current login or create one by using the email you provided during school registration last spring as your username and clicking "reset password".***Remember - you must be a PTA member for access.***Feel free to contact Katie Campbell at campbellfamily441@gmail.com with any questions.

    PTA Open Positions: We Need People to Chair School Pictures, Yearbook, Family Activity Night, & the Cultural Arts, & Author Visit Committees Next Year!  Interested in getting involved with the PTA? Check out the open Chair Positions 2019-2020 School Year! We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers! Westgate PTA Open Positions 2019-2020  Questions: Please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Westgate PTA Twitter: Westgate PTA is now on twitter @PTAWestgate! Check us out!

    Westgate PTA Facebook Page: Like us on Facebook! westgatewolverinespta. Go to your settings in Facebook and select “receive notifications” so you don’t miss out on new, exciting information! Don’t forget to bookmark our WestgatePTA.com webpage, too!

    Westgate PTA Instagram: Westgate PTA is now on Instagram!

    PTA Amazon Smile Account: Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673396 and Amazon donates to Westgate PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa lkusumpa@gmail.com

     

    If you are a PTA Committee Chair and  have announcements you would like to have in the Wolverine Weekly, please contact Lisa Kusumpa, Westgate PTA President, by Thursday Mornings at 9am. Thank you!

     

    Important Upcoming Events

    4/29 Author Visit Book Orders Due

    5/1 Westgate Cares Grades 1/2/3/4/5

    5/2 Art Club Grade 1

    5/6 Teacher Staff Appreciation Week Begins

    5/6 Chess Club Grades 3-5

    5/8  Author Visit

    5/8 SMS 6th Grade Orientation

    5/9 Incoming Kinders Storytime

    5/9 5th Grade Home Alone Safety Class

    5/15 PTA General Meeting & Volunteer Celebration at Rep’s Place

    5/16 Art Club Gallery Night

    5/16 Incoming Kinder Storytime

    5/22 Ice Cream Social

    5/22 SMS PTA Meeting

    5/23 School Board Meeting

    5/24 SIP Day - No School

    5/26 RMHS Graduation

    5/27 No School Memorial Day

    5/28 4th Grade Band Open House

    5/30 5th Grade Celebration

    5/31 SMS  & Thomas 8th Grade Dance

     
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  • Wolverine Weekly 4/21/19

    Posted by Dr. Brad Carter on 4/22/2019
     

    Wolverine Weekly 4/21/19

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE OFFICE

    Leader in Me® Featured Class Mission Statement of the Week - Fifth Grade: Mrs. Heidrick

     

    In Mrs. Heidrick’s Class we are a team.  Everyday we will have fun and be ready to learn.  We will try to follow the 7 Habits whenever we can.  We are respectful and responsible leaders. We will set a good example for the younger students and act like 5th graders.  We will always be safe and patient with each other.

     

    Reporting Student Absences - Please continue to use our on-line attendance link as an option for reporting your child’s absence from school. The procedure is the same in that parents need to complete this form (absence form). In addition, parents can always report an absence by phone and call the Voicemail Absence Hotline at 1-847-506-6999, ext. 7400

     

    Habit 6 Family Challenge - Our focus this month is on Habit 6: Synergize, which means when two or more people work together to create a better solution than either would have thought of alone. It’s not your way or my way, but a better way that we developed together. Synergy is taking good individual ideas and making them better by working together with others.

     

    For this month’s Habit 6 Family Challenge, complete one or more of the following Leader in Me Family Activities to practice the idea of synergizing with others. To earn a black Habit wristband, please print a copy of the form below and send it back to school. If you have multiple kids please send a slip to each teacher to make sure we deliver a wristband to each child.  Family Challenge Habit 6 

     

    Student Lighthouse Team Applications - It is that time of year again! Applications for the Student Lighthouse Team for 2019-2020 were made available to students on Friday. Applications are available outside Ms. Welch's office in the LMC or you can print one out here. Applications are due by May 3rd by 3:45 pm. No exceptions will be made to this deadline for any reason. Student Lighthouse Team Application 

    SLT Service Project - The Student Lighthouse Team is conducting a service project where we are donating to a school/orphanage in Uganda, Africa. Items that are needed by the orphanage are:

    • New or lightly used children’s dress shoes
    • Crayons
    • Pencils
    • Colored Pencils
    • Pencil Sharpeners
    • Glue Sticks
    • Manila Folders
    • Manipulatives for class use (i.e., Legos, etc.)
    • Alphabet Charts
    • Board Games
    • Jigsaw Puzzles
    • Wall Maps

    The supplies are due by April 26th. Have your child bring it in to the collection boxes around the school before then. We hope you donate!

    Playground Usage During School Hours - As the weather gets nicer, so do the trips to the park for many families. We would kindly like to remind parents that the Westgate playground is in use most of the day and parents should refrain from using it during school hours. Feel free to use the park after school and on the weekends with your kiddos!

    Dogs on Westgate Property - Parents and guardians should refrain from bringing dogs on school property both before and after school. We have many students that are highly afraid of dogs and would appreciate if you would find a designated spot off of school property if you are picking up children after school with your dog.

    District E-Flyer Page - Parents are encouraged to check the AHSD 25’s E-Flyer page to check on various flyers being submitted to families across the district. These flyers typically will not come home in students’ backpacks and will only be found on this site. Here is the link:  http://www.sd25.org/Page/504

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE PTA

    PTA Officers: Did YOU and YOUR Family enjoy the movie nights, Fun Fair, Book Fair, Westgate Cares, Art Club, Chess Club, Family Activity Night and many other programs throughout the year? We are in need of officers to Advise these committees for the upcoming school year in order to continue all of our programming! Our current officers are graduating out and/or our term limit has been reached! PTA Officers are needed for the 2019-2020 School Year! We are in need of a President, Executive VP, 1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service and a 2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment. A brief description of each position is provided here. Please contact Lisa Kusumpa or a member of the Nominating Committee for more information. We have one of the most robust PTA’s in the district. Without these positions filled for next year, we will be unable to provide the same level of programming everyone has come to expect and appreciate!

     

    Our 2019-2020 PTA Exec Committee Slate is as Follows:

    President: Open

    Exec VP: Open

    1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service: Open

    2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment: Open

    Treasurer: Jay Nelson

    Secretary: Fred Nickl

     

    Voting will Occur at our Next PTA Meeting on May 15, 2019 at Rep’s Place

     

     

    AUTHOR VISIT: The PTA is excited to welcome author Suzanne Slade to Westgate on May 8, 2019! Ms. Slade is an award winning author of more than 100 children’s books. She loves to write about science and will be sharing about the Apollo missions and other space info! New this year, ORDER BOOKS ONLINE ONLY (includes a minimal online processing fee). Books will be signed and delivered on the day of the visit. Deadline for ordering is APRIL 29, 2019. Order Now! https://westgate.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/14288

    Questions? Please contact Jackie Fowler at jackiefowler@gmail.com.

     

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: Staff Appreciation Week is the week of May 6th.  The PTA says “THANK YOU” by organizing a treat for the teachers and staff each day. Our theme this year is Celebrate.Grow.Lead - the school motto.  We need your help to make the week extra special for our amazing teachers and staff.

    Check out the plans for the week and sign-up to DONATE FOOD AND SUPPLIES here:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CCa5ziL3q3wOln9-WC_2pqUSRxLi8QAGo5lmP7a8vnE/edit?usp=sharing

    The teacher/staff appreciation committee needs help to help plan and decorate!

    Please click here to learn more:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4caeaa2e5-staff

     

    Westgate Ice Cream Social: Save the date!

    Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Westgate Commons

    All Westgate families are invited to the annual Westgate Ice Cream Social. Everyone will receive a free ice cream novelty treat. Questions? Contact Melanie Heiber melaniejv@yahoo.com or Stacy Stapleton stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net

     

     

    School Supply Kits: It's that time of year again! The school year is winding down, but save yourself time and money by ordering the 2019-2020 School Supply Kit. Don't waste your summer break running around looking for all the items on the list! Purchase through Westgate's trusted vendor. Your child's school supply kit will arrive in their classroom before the first day of school. Orders must be placed by June 16th. Any questions, please contact heathb21@hotmail.com or jaime.parkhouse@yahoo.com. Order on-line now, by clicking the link: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ Use school code: WES344

     

    Graduating 5th Graders: South Spring line of Spiritwear is now Available.  Convenient online ordering. Special Class of 2022 T-Shirts for incoming 6th Graders!  Order Now through April 24th and Pick-up at Orientation Night on May 8th! http://cardinalshoppe.com/ Join South Middle School Class of 2022 Group on Facebook, too!

     

    Update from the 2019-2020 Westgate PTA Bylaws Committee: The bylaws committee has completed their review and proposed updates to the Westgate PTA Bylaws for the 2019-2021 School Years. Please click here to see the updated bylaws which will be voted on at the May 15th general PTA meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Trish Kalweit at trish.kalweit@gmail.com.

     

    Update from the 2019-2020 Arlington Heights Council PTA Bylaws Committee: The bylaws committee has completed their review and proposed updates to the AHC PTA Bylaws for the 2019-2021 School Years. Please click here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5P_r4rrtkOgSWgwbkZPV29LOFhpVEVBa0c3bWIxeE9ZNXdF/view?usp=sharing to see the updated bylaws which will be voted on at the May 16th AHC PTA Council Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

     

    Volunteers Needed for Music Concerts: Is party planning not your thing, but your want to help? The Music Teachers need volunteers! The Next Concert will be for Kindergarteners! For more information, please review Music Concert Volunteer Needs & Proposed Music Concert Dates! Please Contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions!  

     

    DirectorySpot: (Westgate's online student directory) is updated for the 2018-2019 school year! To access the directory, go to https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php or download the DirectorySpot app. You are able to use your current login or create one by using the email you provided during school registration last spring as your username and clicking "reset password".***Remember - you must be a PTA member for access.***Feel free to contact Katie Campbell at campbellfamily441@gmail.com with any questions.

    PTA Open Positions: We Need People to Chair School Pictures, Yearbook, Family Activity Night, & the Cultural Arts, & Author Visit Committees Next Year!  Interested in getting involved with the PTA? Check out the open Chair Positions and Shadowing Opportunities for the 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Year! We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers! Westgate PTA Open Positions & Shadowing Opportunities for 2018-2019  Questions: Please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Westgate PTA Twitter: Westgate PTA is now on twitter @PTAWestgate! Check us out!

    Westgate PTA Facebook Page: Like us on Facebook! westgatewolverinespta. Go to your settings in Facebook and select “receive notifications” so you don’t miss out on new, exciting information! Don’t forget to bookmark our WestgatePTA.com webpage, too!

    Westgate PTA Instagram: Westgate PTA is now on Instagram!

    PTA Amazon Smile Account: Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673396 and Amazon donates to Westgate PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa lkusumpa@gmail.com

     

    If you are a PTA Committee Chair and  have announcements you would like to have in the Wolverine Weekly, please contact Lisa Kusumpa, Westgate PTA President, by Thursday Mornings at 9am. Thank you!

     

    Important Upcoming Events

    4/22 No School

    4/24 Variety Show Dress Rehearsal

    4/26 Variety Show at SMS

    4/29 Author Visit Book Orders Due

    5/1 Westgate Cares Grades 1/2/3/4/5

    5/2 Art Club Grade 1

    5/6 Teacher Staff Appreciation Week Begins

    5/6 Chess Club Grades 3-5

    5/8  Author Visit

    5/8 SMS 6th Grade Orientation

    5/9 Incoming Kinders Storytime

    5/9 5th Grade Home Alone Safety Class


    Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!


    Brad Carter Ed.D., Principal

    Scott Walton, Asst. Principal

     
     
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  • Wolverine Weekly 4-13-19

    Posted by Dr. Brad Carter on 4/13/2019

    Wolverine Weekly 4-13-19

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE OFFICE

    Leader in Me® Featured Class Mission Statement of the Week - Second Grade- Ms. Havansek and Mrs. Smith

    The Smavansek class will be LEADERS! We will work hard to be kind and have fun learning while spreading happiness with our smiles!

     

    Get Burbed Challenge - Thank you to all the Westgate families that came out Saturday morning for the Get Burbed 5K and Family Walk. Additionally, congratulations to our 4th and 5th graders in the Leader in Me running club that ran in this year's event. Your coaches - Mrs. Malley, Ms. Smith, and Mrs. Cory - are all very proud of their runners!

    Habit 6 Family Challenge - Our focus this month is on Habit 6: Synergize, which means when two or more people work together to create a better solution than either would have thought of alone. It’s not your way or my way, but a better way that we developed together. Synergy is taking good individual ideas and making them better by working together with others.

    For this month’s Habit 6 Family Challenge, complete one or more of the following Leader in Me Family Activities to practice the idea of synergizing with others. To earn a black Habit wristband, please print a copy of the form below and send it back to school. If you have multiple kids please send a slip to each teacher to make sure we deliver a wristband to each child.  Habit 6 Family Challenge 

     

    Student Lighthouse Team Applications - It is that time of year again! Applications for the Student Lighthouse Team for 2019-2020 were made available to students on Friday. Applications are available outside Ms. Welch's office in the LMC or you can print one out here. Applications are due by May 3rd by 3:45 pm. No exceptions will be made to this deadline for any reason. Student Lighthouse Team Application 

     

    SLT Service Project - The Student Lighthouse Team is conducting a service project where we are donating to a school/orphanage in Uganda, Africa. Items that are needed by the orphanage are:

    • New or lightly used children's dress shoes
    • Crayons
    • Pencils
    • Colored Pencils
    • Pencil Sharpeners
    • Glue Sticks
    • Manila Folders
    • Manipulatives for class use (i.e., Legos, etc.)
    • Alphabet Charts
    • Board Games
    • Jigsaw Puzzles
    • Wall Maps

    The supplies are due by April 26th. Have your child bring it in to the collection boxes around the school before then. We hope you donate!

    Placement Feedback Form - It is that time we start thinking about next year! Attached to this email you will find a form you can fill out should you like to provide the school with any information you feel would be important as we consider placement for your child. Please know that the placement process for all of the Westgate students is extensive and well thought out. To that end, it is important to understand that requests for a specific teacher will not be considered, as allowing parents to request teachers puts a significant strain on an already extensive process. This placement form is one piece of information we will take into consideration, and the ultimate decision will be made by your child's instructional team. Please understand all staff members are committed to providing the best education for your child(ren)! This form is to be completed by Friday, April 19th, 2019 by 4:00pm.

    Parent Feedback Survey

     

    Playground Usage During School Hours - As the weather gets nicer, so do the trips to the park for many families. We would kindly like to remind parents that the Westgate playground is in use most of the day and parents should refrain from using it during school hours. Feel free to use the park after school and on the weekends with your kiddos!

     

    Dogs on Westgate Property - Parents and guardians should refrain from bringing dogs on school property both before and after school. We have many students that are highly afraid of dogs and would appreciate if you would find a designated spot off of school property if you are picking up children after school with your dog.

     

    District E-Flyer Page - Parents are encouraged to check the AHSD 25’s E-Flyer page to check on various flyers being submitted to families across the district. These flyers typically will not come home in students’ backpacks and will only be found on this site. Here is the link:  http://www.sd25.org/Page/504

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE PTA

     

    PTA GENERAL MEETING: Our next General PTA Meeting is on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7pm in the South Middle School Library (2nd Floor). Please join us to hear about upcoming PTA Events, Listen to Dr. Carter’s Report, and get a chance to visit South Middle School!

     

    Spring Pictures: Your child should have brought home a packet of pictures this week from spring pictures on March 12. You have 3 options:

    1. Keep all the pictures & pay for all of them.

    2. Keep only the pictures you want, pay for only the pictures you want, & send the rest back to school,

    3. Keep none of the pictures, send them all back to school, & pay for nothing!

    Please don’t throw away the picture packet! Questions?Contact Lauren Rogers at rxlauren@hotmail.com.

    PTA Officers: Did YOU and YOUR Family enjoy the movie nights, Fun Fair, Book Fair, Westgate Cares, Art Club, Chess Club, Family Activity Night and many other programs throughout the year? We are in need of officers to Advise these committees for the upcoming school year in order to continue all of our programming! Our current officers are graduating out and/or our term limit has been reached! PTA Officers are needed for the 2019-2020 School Year! We are in need of a President, Executive VP, 1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service and a 2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment. A brief description of each position is provided here. Please contact Lisa Kusumpa or a member of the Nominating Committee for more information. We have one of the most robust PTA’s in the district. Without these positions filled for next year, we will be unable to provide the same level of programming everyone has come to expect and appreciate!

    Spring Spirit Wear: Check out the Spring Spirit Wear!  Lots of new items! Order by April 19th!

    Questions? Contact Alexa Marchinski: amarchins@gmail.com

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4j7C1fRyvUVQTVMVF81Z25sdEpzeW9Zb05RVDFEaHU0Y0Zr/view

    Plant Sale: Monday, May 6, 2019 from 9-4pm! New this year, ORDER ONLINE! Please share this with family and friends. Orders due: Friday, April 19th! https://westgate.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/12622 In addition to orders, we will have a limited supply of flowers and vegetables/herbs for sale on the day of!  We need volunteers to make the day run smoothly: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0a4bafad29a64-plant1 Any questions or if you want your order left at CAP, please email: Tracy Marchetti (tracymarchetti811@gmail.com)

     

    AUTHOR VISIT: The PTA is excited to welcome author Suzanne Slade to Westgate on May 8, 2019! Ms. Slade is an award winning author of more than 100 children’s books. She loves to write about science and will be sharing about the Apollo missions and other space info! New this year, ORDER BOOKS ONLINE ONLY (includes a minimal online processing fee). Books will be signed and delivered on the day of the visit. Deadline for ordering is APRIL 29, 2019. Order Now! https://westgate.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/14288

    Questions? Please contact Jackie Fowler at jackiefowler@gmail.com.

     

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week: Staff Appreciation Week is the week of May 6th.  The PTA says “THANK YOU” by organizing a treat for the teachers and staff each day. Our theme this year is Celebrate.Grow.Lead - the school motto.  We need your help to make the week extra special for our amazing teachers and staff.

    Check out the plans for the week and sign-up to DONATE FOOD AND SUPPLIES here:

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CCa5ziL3q3wOln9-WC_2pqUSRxLi8QAGo5lmP7a8vnE/edit?usp=sharing

    The teacher/staff appreciation committee needs help to help plan and decorate!

    Please click here to learn more:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0f4caeaa2e5-staff

    Westgate Ice Cream Social: Save the date!

    Wednesday, May 22 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Westgate Commons

    All Westgate families are invited to the annual Westgate Ice Cream Social. Everyone will receive a free ice cream novelty treat. Questions? Contact Melanie Heiber melaniejv@yahoo.com or Stacy Stapleton stacysheinstapleton@comcast.net

     

    School Supply Kits: It's that time of year again! The school year is winding down, but save yourself time and money by ordering the 2019-2020 School Supply Kit. Don't waste your summer break running around looking for all the items on the list! Purchase through Westgate's trusted vendor. Your child's school supply kit will arrive in their classroom before the first day of school. Orders must be placed by June 16th. Any questions, please contact heathb21@hotmail.com or jaime.parkhouse@yahoo.com. Order on-line now, by clicking the link: https://www.educationalproducts.com/ShopPacks/ Use school code: WES344

    Update from the 2019-2020 Westgate PTA Bylaws Committee: The bylaws committee has completed their review and proposed updates to the Westgate PTA Bylaws for the 2019-2021 School Years. Please click here to see the updated bylaws which will be voted on at the May 15th general PTA meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Trish Kalweit at trish.kalweit@gmail.com.

    Update from the 2019-2020 Arlington Heights Council PTA Bylaws Committee: The bylaws committee has completed their review and proposed updates to the AHC PTA Bylaws for the 2019-2021 School Years. Please click here https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5P_r4rrtkOgSWgwbkZPV29LOFhpVEVBa0c3bWIxeE9ZNXdF/view?usp=sharing to see the updated bylaws which will be voted on at the May 16th AHC PTA Council Meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

    Volunteers Needed for Music Concerts: Is party planning not your thing, but your want to help? The Music Teachers need volunteers! The Next Concert will be for Kindergarteners! For more information, please review Music Concert Volunteer Needs & Proposed Music Concert Dates! Please Contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions!  

    DirectorySpot: (Westgate's online student directory) is updated for the 2018-2019 school year! To access the directory, go to https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php or download the DirectorySpot app. You are able to use your current login or create one by using the email you provided during school registration last spring as your username and clicking "reset password".***Remember - you must be a PTA member for access.***Feel free to contact Katie Campbell at campbellfamily441@gmail.com with any questions.

    PTA Open Positions: We Need People to Chair School Pictures, Yearbook, Family Activity Night, & the Cultural Arts, & Author Visit Committees Next Year!  Interested in getting involved with the PTA? Check out the open Chair Positions and Shadowing Opportunities for the 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Year! We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers! Westgate PTA Open Positions & Shadowing Opportunities for 2018-2019  Questions: Please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Westgate PTA Twitter: Westgate PTA is now on twitter @PTAWestgate! Check us out!

    Westgate PTA Facebook Page: Like us on Facebook! westgatewolverinespta. Go to your settings in Facebook and select “receive notifications” so you don’t miss out on new, exciting information! Don’t forget to bookmark our WestgatePTA.com webpage, too!

    Westgate PTA Instagram: Westgate PTA is now on Instagram!

    PTA Amazon Smile Account: Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673396 and Amazon donates to Westgate PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa lkusumpa@gmail.com

     

    If you are a PTA Committee Chair and  have announcements you would like to have in the Wolverine Weekly, please contact Lisa Kusumpa, Westgate PTA President, by Thursday Mornings at 9am. Thank you!

     

    Important Upcoming Events

    4/16 Monarch Reading Night

    4/17 Westgate General PTA Meeting

    4/18 Art Club Grade 3

    4/19 Spirit Wear Orders Due

    4/19 Plant Sale Orders Due

    4/19 No School

    4/22 No School

    4/24 Variety Show Dress Rehearsal

    4/26 Variety Show at SMS

    4/29 Author Visit Book Orders Due

    5/1 Westgate Cares Grades 1/2/3/4/5

    5/2 Art Club Grade 1

     

     

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

     

    Brad Carter, Ed.D. - Principal

    Scott Walton - Asst. Principal

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  • Wolverine Weekly 4-5-19

    Posted by Dr. Brad Carter on 4/5/2019

    Wolverine Weekly 4-5-19

    Westgate Families and Friends,

     

    The excitement is out of control with the Fun Fair tonight! We cannot wait to "party" and have fun as a Westgate community this evening. Thank you to our PTA and parents' fundraising efforts that made this a FREE event for ALL students! 

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE OFFICE

     

    Leader in Me® Featured Class Mission Statement of the Week - Mrs. Sullivan's Class

    We, the Sullivan Snakes will follow the 7 habits, grow as leaders, be role models, and always be kind. We will work our hardest as we shed into better snakes throughout the year. By helping each other, making mistakes, and having fun we can make Westgate a better place. Together, we can do anything. Keep calm and slither on!

    Debbie Wood’s Retirement - At the end of the school year, Mrs. Debbie Wood will be retiring from her role as administrative assistant at Westgate School. Debbie is the heart and soul of the building and makes everyone feel at home. Debbie continues to add multiple grandchildren to her resume and will be spending her time (and money) on them. Not only is Debbie retiring, her husband is too. They will spend lots of time traveling, hanging out with family, and cheering on the Cubbies!!!  Congrats, Mrs. Wood - the next person has really big shoes to fill and I'm hoping they are a Sox fan :)

    Placement Feedback Form - It is that time we start thinking about next year! Attached, you will find a form you can fill out should you like to provide the school with any information you feel would be important as we consider placement for your child. Please know that the placement process for all of the Westgate students is extensive and well thought out. To that end, it is important to understand that requests for a specific teacher will not be considered, as allowing parents to request teachers puts a significant strain on an already extensive process. This placement form is one piece of information we will take into consideration, and the ultimate decision will be made by your child's instructional team. Please understand all staff members are committed to providing the best education for your child(ren)! This form is to be completed by Friday, April 19th, 2019 by 4:00pm. Parent Feedback Survey

     

    Monarch Book Family Night - Save the date for an exciting family night of fun and reading! The Westgate LMC is hosting our 3rd Annual Monarch Night with fun activities for the whole family.  It will be Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30-8:00. Clink on the link to learn about the activities and sign-up your family. It’s a night that you won’t want to miss! http://bit.ly/Monarch19

     

    IAR - The Illinois Assessment of Readiness continues on next week for a few days. Please make sure your children continue to have working headphones at school for this exam. Please direct any questions about the exam to Mr. Walton. Below is the remaining test schedule: 

     

    Test Schedule:

    3rd Grade: 4/8, 4/9

    4th Grade: 4/8, 4/9

    5th Grade: 4/8

     

    District E-Flyer Page - Parents are encouraged to check the AHSD 25’s E-Flyer page to check on various flyers being submitted to families across the district. These flyers typically will not come home in students’ backpacks and will only be found on this site. Here is the link:  http://www.sd25.org/Page/504

     

    BIG ROCKS FROM THE PTA

     

    The PTA Movie Night Committee would like to extend a huge thank you to our friends at CMX Theater in Arlington Heights for donating all of the popcorn for both nights, the Westgate Web Wizards team who used their web wizardry to assist all of the grades to vote on their movie choice and to all of our Primary grade and Intermediate grade volunteers who rocked the crowd control and those concession refills! A very special thank you to Dr. Carter, Jen Carney, Lynn Szabo, Greg Probst, Mike Kula and Coach "dance party" K who truly went above and beyond to facilitate the fun!

     

    Yearbook: Deadline Extended to April 12, 2019! Order your 2018-2019 Westgate Yearbook!

    Online Ordering Instructions (pay with credit card):

    Step 1: Visit https://www.memorybook.com/online-pay/.

    Step 2: Click on “Online Parent Payment.”

    Step 3: Enter school code 152289 and press “Go to your School Store Login.”

    Step 4: Click on the link to verify Westgate Elementary School: https://www.shop.memorybook.com/school/152289westgateelementary/

    Step 5: Click “Register” at the bottom of the page. Sign up and follow the instructions. See the link below if you have questions.

    Online Payment Instructions

    PTA Officers: PTA Officers are needed for the 2019-2020 School Year! We are in need of a President, Executive VP, 1st VP Advisor of Ways and Means and Service and a 2nd VP Advisor of Social and Enrichment. A brief description of each position is provided here. Please contact Lisa Kusumpa or a member of the Nominating Committee for more information. We have one of the most robust PTA’s in the district. Without these positions filled for next year, we will be unable to provide the same level of programming everyone has come to expect and appreciate!

    PTA GENERAL MEETING: Our next General PTA Meeting is on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7pm in the South Middle School Library (2nd Floor). Please join us to hear about upcoming PTA Events, Listen to Dr. Carter’s Report, and get a chance to visit South Middle School!

     

    ABC/25 GET BURBED CHALLENGED: Registration for the ABC/25 Get Burbed Challenge is in full swing!

    This year, each school has the opportunity to win a participation prize! We need 142 Westgate Wolverines to register in order to meet our goal.Our current registration is at 6.  REGISTER TODAY so we can reach that goal!

    Early registrants (by 3/22/19) get $5 off the registration price and can have their race packets delivered to their SD25 school!Stay up-to-date with event updates on our Facebook page where we will also be announcing the t-shirt design winner this week!If you have any questions or would like to inquire about sponsorship, please contact Kate Niemiec kbniemiec@gmail.com

    Plant Sale: Monday, May 6, 2019 from 9-4pm! New this year, ORDER ONLINE! Please share this with family and friends. Orders due: Friday, April 19th! https://westgate.memberhub.store/shopping/categories/12622 In addition to orders, we will have a limited supply of flowers and vegetables/herbs for sale on the day of!  We need volunteers to make the day run smoothly: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0a4bafad29a64-plant1 Any questions or if you want your order left at CAP, please email: Tracy Marchetti (tracymarchetti811@gmail.com)

    South PTA Presents: Parenting the Anxious Teen/Preteen: All parents of D25 5th-8th Grades are welcome to attend South PTAs Parenting the Anxious Teen/Preteen with guest speaker Jennifer Zielinski from FAIR Counseling. She will be sharing signs of anxiety, at-home tips, and treatment options. Thursday, April 11th- 7:00pm in South's MultiPurpose Room. RSVP encouraged but not required. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdb414m7NGMnv9z_EZZJuqaAbwPv69dJKzC0faqYL_qRBt-pA/viewform

     

    Volunteers Needed for Music Concerts: Is party planning not your thing, but your want to help? The Music Teachers need volunteers! The Next Concert will be for 1st Graders on April 9, 2019! For more information, please review Music Concert Volunteer Needs & Proposed Music Concert Dates! Please Contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com if you are interested or have questions!  

    DirectorySpot: (Westgate's online student directory) is updated for the 2018-2019 school year! To access the directory, go to https://www.directoryspot.net/general/login.php or download the DirectorySpot app. You are able to use your current login or create one by using the email you provided during school registration last spring as your username and clicking "reset password".***Remember - you must be a PTA member for access.***Feel free to contact Katie Campbell at campbellfamily441@gmail.com with any questions.

    PTA Open Positions: We Need People to Chair School Pictures, Yearbook, Family Activity Night, & the Cultural Arts, & Author Visit Committees Next Year!  Interested in getting involved with the PTA? Check out the open Chair Positions and Shadowing Opportunities for the 2018-2019 & 2019-2020 School Year! We would love to have you join our team of amazing volunteers! Westgate PTA Open Positions & Shadowing Opportunities for 2018-2019  Questions: Please contact Lisa Kusumpa at lkusumpa@gmail.com.

     

    Westgate PTA Twitter: Westgate PTA is now on twitter @PTAWestgate! Check us out!

    Westgate PTA Facebook Page: Like us on Facebook! westgatewolverinespta. Go to your settings in Facebook and select “receive notifications” so you don’t miss out on new, exciting information! Don’t forget to bookmark our WestgatePTA.com webpage, too!

    Westgate PTA Instagram: Westgate PTA is now on Instagram!

    PTA Amazon Smile Account: Your shopping makes a difference. Do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3673396 and Amazon donates to Westgate PTA. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Kusumpa lkusumpa@gmail.com

     

    If you are a PTA Committee Chair and  have announcements you would like to have in the Wolverine Weekly, please contact Lisa Kusumpa, Westgate PTA President, by Thursday Mornings at 9am. Thank you!

     

    Important Upcoming Events

    4/8 Chess Club Grades 3-5

    4/9 First Grade Music Concert @7pm

    4/11 Art Club Grade 4

    4/11 School Board Meeting

    4/12 Thomas Middle School Spring Activity Night

    4/13 ABC 25 Get Burbed Challenge

    4/16 Monarch Book Night @630pm

    4/17 Westgate General PTA Meeting

    4/18 Art Club Grade 3

    4/19 No School

    4/22 No School

    4/24 Variety Show Dress Rehearsal

    4/26 Variety Show at SMS

    5/1 Westgate Cares Grades 1/2/3/4/5

    5/2 Art Club Grade 1

     

    See you later tonight!!!

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    Brad Carter Ed.D., Principal

    Scott Walton, Asst. Principal 

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