149 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
School Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Answering Machine: 630-529-6211
(In use between 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.)
Westfield Office Staff
Dr. Deborah Kling,
Principal - Website
Mary Ann Fennell,
Located at 149 Fairfield Way in Bloomingdale, Westfield School
opened in 1975, receiving its moniker from the names of two bordering
subdivisions, Westlake and Fairfield. Attended by 435 students,
Westfield School's staff includes Dr. Deborah Kling, principal,
and Mary Ann Fennell, associate principal, and approximately 60
teachers and instructional aides.
Supply List 2012 - 2013
Homework Lab Schedule
Common Core Resources
Westfield Music Department Fund-Raiser
- Please help the Westfield Music Department raise money to help
cover the costs of future trips. Go to 2Clickfundraising.com
before you do your on-line shopping at over 100 sites including
Amazon.com, Shutterfly.com, Peapod, KBtoys, 1-800 Flowers, Gap.com,
iTunes, Barnes & Noble. The Westfield Music Department will
earn a percentage of your final sale. Thank you for your support
of the Music Department. Click here for
Check out the District
13 Virtual Backpack for information from local non-profit
organizations, intergovernmental agencies and business partners.
||POWERSCHOOL PARENT ACCESS
Parent Access is now available to all Westfield parents.
PowerSchool Parent Access provides online access to student
grades and attendance. Click here
to learn how to use PowerSchool Parent Access.
||PTO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Several volunteer positions will be available next year.
Click here to find out
more about these positions
In an effort to improve safety, security and supervision of
the Westfield Campus, D13 has installed video surveillance cameras
throughout the school building. The cameras will be used in
common areas of the school for the primary purpose of promoting
a safe and secure environment for students and staff. Video
recordings will only be viewed by students, parents and/or staff
with an administrator present. Disciplinary action may be taken
with students based on video documentation.
Westfield has a late bus that leaves school at approximately
5:05 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, beginning
the second week of school. This one bus covers most of our district
bus territory, makes fewer stops, and takes an
hour or more to complete its run.
Registration for 2013-14 Returning Students and Fee Payment Options
We are streamlining the registration process. This year, returning student packets will be sent home rather than mailed. The oldest sibling in a family will receive one packet with all the information. Packets will be sent home with your child on Friday, May 17th. All registration documents should be completed and returned no later than June 21st.
Also, all families will be required to prove residency this year. A form will be in the packet with instructions. Please make sure copies of the three residency documents are returned with the other registration materials.
If you wish to pay the Westfield Fees at the time of registration, please make sure you enclose a separate check made out to the
Bloomingdale SD 13 Activity Fund.
In addition to the packets, all documents will also be available online on the District’s website at www.sd13.org.
For your convenience, you may pay fees online. A link to the e-pay system will be listed under the registration tab. Instructions for this process are included in registration packets. We are pleased to offer this service to our families, and hope that you find it easy and convenient.
Finally, for those families eligible to receive free milk or lunch, the letter will be available on the website in early July.
sponsored Gym Shoe Rescue
Westfield Middle School will be participating in their 8th Gym Shoe
rescue beginning April 29th and commencing on May 15, 2013. Each
grade level will be collecting USED gym shoes in a competition to
see whose Homeroom class can collect the most pairs of tied gym
shoes in each grade. The winning Homeroom class in each grade level
will receive a tasty morning treat for their efforts towards reducing
items that were bound for a landfill in conjunction with Nike’s
Annual Gym Shoe Rescue.
To date Nike has collected 28,000,000 gym shoes,
ground the 3 different layers of shoe, and used them to make safe
athletic surfaces for children. Winning classrooms must have brought
in a minimum of 10 pairs of gym shoes. Nike cannot accept SPIKES
or CLEATS, SLIPPERS, SANDALS, and FLIP FLOPS or anything else that
is not a gym shoe. Thank you for your wonderful support, together
we can all help save the world one shoe at a time!
Important Graduation Information
Monday, May 20
- Chicago Celebration Trip - 8:30 am Departure
Tuesday, May 21
- Exploratory Showcase 10:00-11:00 am
- Warrior Excellence Awards 12:30-1:15 pm
- Graduation Practice 1:30-3:30 REQUIRED ATTENDANCE - Gown and
tickets given to students to bring home
- Graduation Dance 7:00-9:00 pm in Old Gym
Wednesday, May 22 (Last school day for 8th graders)
- Graduation Practice at Westfield
- 8:30 am REQUIRED ATTENDANCE
- 11:00 am dismissal for 8th graders only
- Commencement Ceremony
- 6:00 pm at Lake Park High School--East Campus Auditorium
- Graduates be at Lake Park no later than 5:30 pm
- Only students wearing green graduation gown may participate
Lake Park High School Summer
Lake Park High School offers many summer camps for boys and girls
ages second grade through high school. Download
this brochure for more information.
New ISAT Cut Scores/Transition
to PARCC Assessments
The state of Illinois has determined that the current expectations
for our students in grades 3-8 are too low and do not give an accurate
picture of a student’s ability to succeed in college and the
workforce. Therefore, the Illinois State Board of Education is raising
the bar on the ISAT performance expectations in Math and English
Language Arts for elementary and middle school students to bring
them into line with the new Common Core’s more rigorous standards.
More information can be found in this
Frequently Asked Questions document.
Spotlight on Concert Choir
here to view a slideshow about Westfield's Concert Choir.
Kindles, Nooks and iPads
Students have been asking their teachers if they may use these "e-readers"
(electronic readers) for their silent reading during the school
day. The answer is "YES!" Our students are digital learners
and if this makes them want to read even more, of course we would
want to encourage them to use this personal equipment to enhance
their reading abilities.
To that end, it is essential that you, as the parent,
review the technology agreement that was signed at the beginning
of the year. You can access this information in the gold pages in
the front of the student planner or pages 13, 14 and 15 or go to
our Westfield website and open the link to the "Student Planner",
Please remind your student that they must exercise care in using
these privately owned electronic devices. The school is not responsible
for lost, damaged or stolen personal electronic devices. If you
elect to have your student bring these personal electronics to school,
your student is assuming the liability and responsibility for taking
care of their personal belongings. The privately owned electronic
devices are to be used for ONLY the intended purpose within the
educational environment. The responsibility for appropriate use
of the Internet lies solely with the student user.
Does Your Student
NWEA MAP Parent Toolkit
RtI: Response to Intervention at Westfield
Students needing additional help with reading and/or math are
participating in intervention programs called Reading Plus and
Compass Learning in place of their exploratory class. These computerized
learning programs are part of a system of student interventions
called Response to Intervention, or RtI. RtI provides systematic,
research-based interventions to students who have demonstrated
that they could benefit from additional instruction and practice.
Both Reading Plus and Compass Learning are computer-based academic
skills enhancement programs within RtI that focus on improving
students’ reading comprehension and math skills. Students
are identified for this programming based on their MAP, ISAT and
OLSAT test scores, as well as teacher recommendation. Student
progress is being monitored weekly through dynamic progress monitoring
tests and assessments.
We will continue to monitor all students' progress in building
their reading and math skills. Building students' reading and
math skills is a top priority, as a student's reading and math
ability impacts their learning in all of their classes on a daily
For additional information about RtI in District 13, you can
also refer to the District 13 RtI web
District 13 Bullying Policy
On October 25, 2010 the Board of Education updated the Anti-bullying
policy 7:180, entitled "Preventing Bullying, Intimidation,
and Harassment." This policy reflects new state mandated
legislation that gives school greater ability to address bullying
behavior that may occur at school. Please take time to read this
policy as it is aligned with our Code of Conduct in the Student
A Snapshot of
Westfield's School Improvement Process
Westfield students will take part in an Internet Safety program,
as required by law. Students will complete the following anonymous
survey as part of this program: