Wescott School NEWS BRIEFS: Wescott PTO's Holiday Fundraiser Promises to Bring Smiles

Wescott School NEWS BRIEFS: Wescott PTO's Holiday Fundraiser Promises to Bring Smiles

Holiday Sing/Parties Take Place on December 21

The District 30 Winter Sing, which includes all students and staff members, will be held for the last time in the west gym from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Friday, December 21. Next year, everyone will be singing at the new Maple School!

Wescott School's sing-a-long will be at 1:30 p.m. and class parties will take place at 2:30 p.m. on the same day.

Willowbrook School's room parties will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. The Winter Sing from 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Leon Logothetis from "The Kindness Diaries" (Netflix) is Coming to Wescott on January 31, 2019

During the December 13 Board of Education meeting, Principal Chris Brown presented an update on building activities. He invited the Board to attend the next PTO Speaker Series on January 31, when Leon Logothetis will join Wescott for a special day with students and an evening with parents.

His Netflix series, "The Kindness Diaries," resonates with Wescott’s theme, which is "Choose Kindness." Dr. Brown also showed a short video of the series and said that everyone is excited to learn more about Mr. Logothetis and his adventures. http://www.leonlogothetis.com/netflix/

"The Board and I shared our appreciation for Dr. Brown’s continuous pride in and commitment to Wescott School and District 30," said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Wegley.

Wescott's PTO is Taking Class Party Reservations for Spring Madness Fundraiser!

The PTO annually hosts a Wescott Madness Fundraiser, which is a community event where party/entertainment options are offered for kids and adults to attend throughout the spring. All profits go to Wescott School. This year's goal is to purchase new playground equipment.

Community members who are interested in hosting a grade-level party between March-May, email Liz Kim with details at lizyoo2009@yahoo.com

Read more about March Madness in the December 7 Wescott Word.

Wescott PTO's Holiday Fundraiser Promises to Bring Smiles

Wescott School's PTO has made it easy to shop while giving back during the holiday season!

Community members can donate to the Wescott PTO at "AmazonSmile, Amazon Gives."

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases when individuals select Wescott Parent Teacher Organization

Just go to smile.amazon.com

All registered Amazon settings such as Prime will transfer over.

PROJECT LEAD THE WAY Writing Contest Underway/
Submission Date is February 1, 2019

The National Academy of Science is holding a writing contest open to elementary through high school

The EngineerGirl writing contest is asking students to submit works of creative fiction in which the main character is a female who uses engineering skills to solve a problem.

The deadline to submit a story is Feb. 1, 2019, at 11:59 PM. Submit stories via the online submission form at the website below.

The contest is open to individual girls and boys in the following three competition categories:
1. Elementary school students (grades 3-5)
2. Middle school students (grades 6-8)
3. High school students (grades 9-12)

Visit the 2019 EngineerGirl Writing Contest
website at https://www.engineergirl.org/108311/2019-contest…

Please contact Maple School Applied Technology teacher Michelle King-Mulvihill at
with any questions.

Save the Date! The 19th Annual Lew Blond 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019

The 19th Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run will be held at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Maple School. It is an esteemed CARA Circuit Race and is USATF certified. The event is among the top running events in the north suburban area.  For 18 years, this fundraiser has been helping to support research for Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), in memory of Lew Blond, a Maple School teacher who passed away from this disease in February 2000. Proceeds benefit ALS research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and support scholarships for prospective teachers at the Glenbrook High Schools and special District 30 projects. The 2018 race drew over 1,000 participants and volunteers. Total funds raised over 18 years exceeds $450,000. For more information, go to lewblondrun.org