Help is Needed!
Our West Family Carnival is scheduled for Friday, January 27 from 6:30-8:30pm. This event is always a blast but it requires many helpful hands to make it a success. Can you help? We need set up help and clean up help, ticket sales, food/snack servers, cake walk bakers, and bingo and raffle help. We'd love for you to plug in to help make this event a success. Use the Sign-up genius link below to sign up! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4cafaa2eabfb6-west Pizza will be available at the carnival from 6:30 to 7:30. $1.50 per slice and $10 whole pizza
We are also looking for 6th and 7th grade volunteers for face painting at the Carnival. There will be two shifts, one from 6:00-7:15 pm and the other one from 7:15-8:30 pm. All supplies will be provided. Please sign up in the main office.
The next 6/7 orchestra concert is Feb. 22 at 7 pm in the high school auditorium. It will feature the group MOXIE STRINGS, violin/cello group that performs music that fuses Celtic, rock and other styles together. Each orchestra will perform their own piece of music, as well as a piece with the MOXIE group. MOXIE will then play a set of their music pieces. This event will require a purchased ticket which will defray the cost of bringing guest artists to Holland. The ticket site will up and running in approx. 1-2 weeks. A memo with the site address will sent home with each orchestra student.
**Reminder to 5th grade orchestra parents: Please be sure your child has their instrument at school each Wednesday for their one time a week class. Participation in class along with consistent home practice is the key to success.
West Takes Over Baja!
Join us this Tuesday, January 17, 5-8pm for the West Takes Over Baja fundraiser. Enjoy anything on the menu, but it is Taco Tuesday ($2.50 ea) and ALL profits and tips from 5-8pm are being donated to the West PPC (Parent Participation Committee). Eat in or Take out! No need to make dinner. Baja has you covered AND you're supporting West K-7 PPC! Meet your friends at Baja Grill- 777 Washington Ave, Holland, MI 49423 for dinner and remember to mention you are there to support Holland West. We will see you there!
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, there will not be school this Monday, January 16, 2017.
6th and 7th graders- Don't forget to sign up for winter sports!
Girls basketball 7th only; Boys wrestling 6/7; Boys Swim and Dive 6/7
Any questions see Mr. Shears. Go DUTCH!!!!
Popcorn Friday is being moved to next Friday, January 20 instead of Friday, January 27 due to the carnival night.
Total Trek Quest
Look for registration information on the spring season of TTQ to come home the first week in January. The spring season will start the last week of February and will end with the Tulip Time 5K on May 6. Total Trek Quest (TTQ) is a 9 week experiential learning program for boys in 3rd through 5th grades. It combines the physical activity of training for a 5K run with a curriculum that focuses on learning to make goals, building strong social bonds and making healthy choices. The training for the 5k includes strength and stretching exercises along with a program that gradually increases time spent running. The curriculum activities focus primarily on building relationships, setting goals, and making healthy choices. Teams meet after school twice a week for the 9 week season. Teams consist of 5-15 boys with at least 2 adult coaches. We are also looking for coaches! Coaches can be men or women; we are looking for a positive attitude and a passion for helping kids reach their full potential. You do not need to be an experienced runner! Ideally, we want at least 2 coaches per 15 boys on a team. If you are interested in coaching, contact Vicki Kavanaugh at 616-396-2301 ext 149 for more information.
News from the Art Room
Mrs. Sligh gave K-5th grade students a challenge to earn a FREE ART DAY. Mrs. Van Dyke and Mr. Elenbaas' classed were the first to experience a day of choosing which type of art they do for the hour; from drawing, stamping, & spirograph art to collage & painting among others. In order to earn the FREE ART DAY, students need to have 6 classes of good behavior. West is FULL of artistic students!!