Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement

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Solar Panels At West

Fourth Grade Cultural Arts

Sones de Mexico: 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 25, 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, the ensemble has developed and... More

Third Grade: History Museum

Third Grade Social Studies: As part of their study of Chicago, third graders will visit 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.   Exhibits on the early settlers of the area, the World’s Columbian Exposition, El train, and a timeline of Chicago’s history are just some of what is... More

Music Week at West

Music in the Air: Music Week at West starts on Monday, December 9.  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. Please check with your child’s teacher to confirm the music schedule. Music Week Schedule

Winter Recess

Winter Recess: Cold weather is upon us. Students will remain outside at the start of the day, during classroom recess, and during lunch-time recess until the air temperature or wind chill is below zero degrees Fahrenheit. We monitor the temperature through Accuweather.  In order to play in the snow, students will need boots, snow pants, coat, gloves, and a hat. These items should be marked with the student’s name for easy identification. If you have any... More

West School PTO Club 2nd Semester

Session Two Sign-Up Begins Soon: West School has two different sessions of clubs this school year. Each session has its own unique sign-up period that will be advertised here on our web page. Session Two The on-line preview will be posted here on our page December 2nd. Sign-up will begin on Wednesday, December 11, at 7:00 am for all clubs starting after winter break.

On the Horizon at West

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

November 25: Sonnes de Mexico Ensemble visits 4th Grade
November 27-29: Thanksgiving Break
December 2: Second Semester Club Preview
December 3, 4, 5: Third Grade to Chicago History Museum
December 9: Music Week at West
December 11: PTO Club Registration goes live
December 12: Chorus Club Concert, 6:30 pm at Misner
December 13: Club registration closes at 4pm
December 18: Chorus Club Field Trip
December 20: Skate at Watts Day
December 23... More

Morning Routine at West

Routines are important: Every morning our library is open at 08:00 for students to do quiet work or read. This is a good time to catch-up on reading or maybe some school-work that may not have gotten the attention that it should have before coming to school. No pre-registration is required for the “library before school.” The front-lawn of the school is supervised every morning beginning at 08:20. Students usually make good use of the 08:20 - 08:35... More

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Keeping the Car Line Safe

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