November 29, 2018
Hello Westfield families!
It's beginning to look like Christmas! Students are collecting gifts for KidsGive, cranberry sauce for Perry Volunteer Outreach, and Coats for Kids to help those in need in our community. Our halls are decked with Christmas art and trees. Our Lower, Middle, and Upper School choruses are preparing for "Sounds of the Season," the upcoming Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 6th at 6 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Our basketball, wrestling, and swimming teams have begun competition. Several of our Lower School grades are discovering learning outside the classroom this week through field trips, while our Middle and Upper School students are staying focused to prepare for end of quarter tests and semester exams. As we approach the Christmas season, we are reminded of the many blessings we have received. Catch all the news in this week's Westfield Weekly!
Thank You for Supporting the Annual Fund!

Thanks again to all of our generous donors who have supported the Annual Fund! Discount Cards and tax receipts will be mailed out today. Please note if you opted for monthly billing then you will receive a tax receipt in January detailing contributions received in the 2018 calendar year. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Medlin at lmedlin@westfieldschool.org. Be sure to click here to check out our 2017-2018 Annual Report . We are so grateful for our donors who continue to support Westfield year after year! Don't forget...students may begin wearing Westfield spirit wear starting Monday, December 3rd, and mark your calendar for our school holiday on April 22nd! #annualfund #togetherwegive #everygifthasastory
KidsGive Gifts are Due December 3rd!

Thank you all for your overwhelming response to our KidsGive project with Perry Volunteer Outreach!

Just a reminder of the KidsGive gift guidelines:

1) Please purchase the item that is listed on the gift tag per request from PVO
2) Gift(s) must be returned to Westfield by Monday, December 3rd
3) Gift(s) must be unwrapped - please do not wrap your gift
Please note that if the gift item is more than one item (i.e. the item is socks and you purchase more than one pair), you may put all items in a large Ziploc bag with the KidsGive attached to the bag
4) Gift(s) must have the KidsGive tag attached

The entire Westfield student body, faculty, and staff will join together to present these gifts to Perry Volunteer Outreach at a special school-wide KidsGive assembly on Thursday, December 6th. #educationofmindandheart #caringforourcommunity
Give the gift of GOA L this holiday season, and receive a tax credit in return. Sign up online while these gifts are still in stock! Deadline to apply is December 15th. Contact Laura Medlin, Director of Development, at lmedlin@westfieldschool.org to learn more about how you can support Westfield while receiving a dollar for dollar state tax credit.  Click here to learn more about GOAL!
Mark your calendars and come discover the magical books available at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair November 29 th and 30 th from 8 am until 3:30 pm in the Middle School Commons. Can't stop by the book fair? Click here to order online now through December 7th. Books make wonderful Christmas gifts!
Congratulations to Lainey Cummings, fifth grade, who was selected as one of the winners in a county-wide art contest sponsored by Heart of Georgia Hospice. Lainey is the only winner selected at any of the schools in Perry. As a winner, Lainey will design a ceiling tile that will be installed in one of the patient rooms at the hospice inpatient care facility at Perry Hospital. Congratulations, Lainey!
Field trips are a great way for children to experience learning outside the classroom and connect with real history. This week, our second graders learned what it was like to live in Georgia during the 1800’s by spending the day at the  Agrirama
Honors English I students and their teacher, Mrs. Robin Leonard, stepped back in time during the French Revolution as characters in the Charles Dickens’ classic, “A Tale of Two Cities.” What a neat way to study and analyze the characters of this classic tale and historic novel! #handsonlearning   #educationofmindandheart   #readyforcollegereadyforlife
Have you ever been on a Gene Expression Scavenger Hunt? It’s a fun and interactive way for 9th grade students in Mrs. Gena Eubanks’ Biology class to learn about transcribing and translating DNA! #educationofmindandheart   #handsonlearning
Congratulations to our
Lower School Students of the Week!

Charlotte Noble - 1st Grade
Annie Grace Hayes - 2nd Grade
Caroline Collins - 3rd Grade
Law Leonard - 5th Grade
Sophie Walker - 5th Grade
WFO December Meeting

Tuesday, December 4th
8:05 a.m.
Recital Hall - Arts & Sciences Building

Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to Mrs. Susan Franklin's fourth grade class for donating the most box tops in the entire school! They donated a total of 737 box tops and will have a celebration party! Thank you to everyone who brought in box tops. WFO sent in 4,850 box tops, and Westfield will receive $496.60! Keep saving your box tops!
The Spirit Shop has MOVED! It is now located in front of the gymnatorium. Our new hours are Thursday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 pm and Friday mornings from 7:30-8:15 am. Come see all the new winter Westfield gear! All short-sleeve T-shirts (excluding Adidas) are 50% off! Go Hornets!

November 29 & 30: Middle School Scholastic Book Fair

November 30: Team and Individual Pictures by Avery Sports Photo for
Middle School, JV, and Varsity Basketball and Wrestling

December 1: Middle School Dance, 8 - 10 pm, Middle School Commons

December 4: WFO Meeting, 8:05 a.m., Recital Hall

December 6: Christmas Chorus Concert, 6 p.m., Recital Hall

December 7 & 14: Christmas Camp for students in Pre-K through 5th

December 13 - 17: Upper School Exams

December 18: Lower School Breakfast with Santa

December 18: NOON DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS!



#It's Great to Be a Westfield Hornet!