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Chicago History Museum

Third Grade Social Studies: As part of their study of Chicago, third graders will the Chicago History Museum to learn more about the “Windy City.”  Students will be able to view large glass dioramas to learn facts about the White City, the Great Chicago Fire, bridges in Chicago, early forms of family entertainment, and more.  There will be exhibits on the early settlers of the area, the World’s Columbian Exposition, El train, and a timeline of... More

Music Week at West

Music in the Air: December 11th and 12th is Music Week at West School!  Parents are invited to come to their child’s music class to see and hear all the things we do in music.  This is a review of all the musical concepts we’ve been learning since the beginning of the year.  Attached is the class schedule for Music Week: Schedule

Kids View Fall Edition

Kids View: This on-line publication is written, edited, and formatted by the students in the Kids View morning club…with a little help from Mrs. Juozaitis and Mrs. Salzman. Fall Edition

Mix It Up Day: Monday

“Mix it Up at Lunch” Monday, November 20
West School students will “Mix it Up” on Monday. Mix It Up Day is a simple call to action. Students are asked to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new during lunch. The event encourages students to identify with, question, and to cross social boundaries. Rather than sitting with their classmates as is the regular lunch seating assignment, students will be randomly... More

Sones de Mexico

Fourth Grade Cultural Arts: The West School fourth grade Music and Spanish programs have joined together to present Sones De Mexico for the PTO sponsored Fourth Grade Cultural Arts Program. On November 17th, the 4th grade classes will attend a cultural arts presentation performed by Chicago’s Sones de Mexico.  The group formed in 1994 to keep the tradition of Mexican music alive in its many regional forms. As performers and recording artists,... More

Internet Safety

This week in CLC, third and fourth grade students will learn what it means to be a digital citizen. A digital citizen is a member of a worldwide community linked by the Internet. Students will learn that a good digital citizen is someone who acts safely, responsible, and respectfully online. All West students will sign a digital citizenship pledge, pledging to:
Communicate responsibly and kindly with one anther.
Protect our own and other’s... More

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On the Horizon at West

Mark Your Calendar:
The following are important dates pertaining to West School activities and events:

November 17: Fourth Grade Cultural Arts… Sones de Mexico
November 22 - 24: Thanksgiving Break
November 27: PTO Club Preview
December 1: PTO Club Sign-up
December 5, 6, and 7: Third Grade visits Chicago History Museum
December 11: Music Week at West
December 14: Chorus Club Concert, 6:30 Misner
December 20: Chorus Club field trip to Gidwitz

Read more about these West School events by regularly... More

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Keeping the Car Line Safe

Welcome to West School: On the first day of school all third graders were instructed on the safe way to enter and exit cars in our car line. Students were taught to enter and exit cars on the curbside. For the West School Car Line, this means that students will enter and exit cars on the driver’s side of the car, which will be the curbside. Please be mindful of our... More