November 29, 2018
Hello Westfield families!
The Christmas season is here! Our students are reaching out into the community by decorating doors and donating gifts, coats, and cans of cranberry sauce, reminding us daily of the many blessings of the Christmas season. Our choruses are spreading Christmas cheer both in the community and on our campus, and our athletic teams are in full swing for the winter sports season. Amidst the busyness and excitement of Christmas, excellent teaching and learning continue everyday in our classrooms. Be sure to read all of this week's Westfield Weekly!
Don't miss tonight's performance of "Sounds of the Season," presented by our Lower, Middle, and Upper School choruses. We will have coffee, hot cocoa, and cookies as a special treat! 
Thank you all for your overwhelming response to our KidsGive project with Perry Volunteer Outreach! Over 180 gifts were packaged by our Upper School Student Council and presented this afternoon to PVO. These gifts will help make Christmas brighter for sixty children in our community. Please keep these children and their families in your prayers during this holiday season and into the new year ahead.
#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!
Congratulations to our very own fifth grader, Lainey Cummings! Lainey was selected in a county-wide contest to paint a ceiling tile for the Heart of Georgia Hospice inpatient care facility at Perry Hospital. She was the only artist selected from any of the schools in Perry. After submitting her ceiling tile, Lainey was selected as the overall winner in the ceiling tile art contest. Congratulations, Lainey! Special thanks to Heart of Georgia Hospice for providing local students the opportunity to create artwork for your patients!
Westfield Christmas shirts are now available in the Spirit Shop for $20. Adult and Youth sizes available. Spirit Shop hours for the next two weeks are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 2:30-3:30 and Friday mornings 7:45-8:15. Remember students can wear Westfield shirts the entire month of December. Merry Christmas, Hornets!
Fourth grade took a day trip to explore the nature, wildlife, and beauty of Cumberland Island! #educationofmindandheart   #handsonlearning #interactivelearningoutsidetheclassroom
Our kindergarten classes enjoyed discovering the outdoors on a chilly day at  The Rock Ranch #kindergartenfieldtrip   #educationofmindandheart #handsonlearning
A dictionary is a wonderful learning tool! Members of the  Warner Robins Rotary Club   presented each of our third graders with his or her own dictionary. Thank you to past Westfield parent Lee Minor and his fellow Rotarians for their generous gift to our students and our school!
Integrating science, language, and team building skills helped third graders in Mrs. Lisa New and Mrs. Christy Grantham's classes complete a bird classification scavenger hunt!  #interactivelearning   #handsonlearning
Our Upper School choral ensemble, directed by Mrs. Lauren Mann, performed and entertained guests with Christmas carols at the Perry Festival of Trees. #westfieldchorus
Aren’t these amazing?! Check out these relief sculptures created by Upper School students in Mrs. Alisia Benavides’ visual arts I class! 
Congratulations to our
Lower School Students of the Week!

Shawn Pumphrey - 1st Grade
Mills Jones - 2nd Grade
Macy Morrone - 3rd Grade
Jacob Morris - 4th Grade
Ryan O'Connell - 4th Grade
Kate Hardy - 5th Grade
Lainey Cummings - 5th Grade
It's Christmas time in the Hornets' Nest! Come out and cheer on our middle school, JV, and varsity cheerleaders, basketball teams, wrestlers, and swimmers! Congratulations to our varsity girls' basketball team on a huge win over the Deerfield-Windsor Lady Knights this week. The Lady Hornets' 63-52 win was the highest scoring game for Westfield in the past three years! Way to go, Coach Nelson, Coach Fowler, and the Lady Hornets!
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 (note Dec 12 is a Study Day)

December 17 & 18: Middle School Exams

December 18: Lower School Breakfast with Santa

December 18: NOON DISMISSAL FOR ALL STUDENTS!



#It's Great to Be a Westfield Hornet!