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Key Annual Events

September – Back to School Night (September – 2 weeks after term begins)
All parents gather in the auditorium for a general introduction, and then adjourn to the individual classrooms to be briefed on their child’s grade. Parent Council dues ($20) are requested at this time and school calendars are available for purchase.

October – Halloween Program
Masquerade Extraordinaire! At 9:00 a.m. on Halloween, the entire school assembles to guess one another by class. Parents are cordially invited to attend – be sure to bring your camera. At Quaker Friday, all children receive a pumpkin to carve and take home to their family.

October – Harvest Festival
This school wide event happens on the Saturday nearest to the end of October. All families are invited to take part in Harvest crafts, fun, games and refreshments
October – Sunday Funday
This event gives the students in the 4th-8th grade hockey and rugby teams a chance to compete against parents, while younger students have fun activities to take part in.

November – Westfield Friends School Book Fair at Barnes & Noble
This event gives you an opportunity to stock up on gifts for the holidays, and benefit the school. Many schools do a book fair, but WFS has musical performances from different grades, readings by teachers, visiting authors and displays of our students art. This is one of our largest fundraising activities of the year.

Thanksgiving Program
All classes sing or present offerings for Thanksgiving. This begins at 10:00 a.m. on the day we break for Thanksgiving. Everyone is invited. Please come – bring your cameras. Thanksgiving vacation commences at its conclusion.

Thanksgiving Food Collection
The day of our Thanksgiving recess, we collect food to be distributed to local families and agencies servicing needy local people.

November – SCRIPS Cards Fundraiser
Buy your Christmas gift cards for any brands available and a % of sales goes directly to the school.

December – Holiday Flower Sale
This is your chance to purchase beautiful Poinsettias to decorate your home or office for the holiday season.

Christmas Program
An all-school effort starts off the holidays with a delightful morning of pageantry on our last day of school. The children have already attended the program the morning before to ensure more room to seat the parents. Plan to come early – seating is still at a premium! Enjoy the Cookie Walk downstairs in the cafeteria before the event.

February/March TBD – Family Games Night!

This is an annual event held on a Friday evening when everyone is invited to come along and enjoy some family fun –play Dodgeball, take part in the Wii Dance championship, or enjoy a board game with your friends!

March – SCRIPS Cards Fundraiser
Buy your Easter gift cards for any brands available and a % of sales goes directly to the school.

Easter Egg Hunt
This annual event involves all the school on the day before our Easter recess. Colored paper eggs are hidden over the entire school property and are redeemed for jelly beans at the conclusion of the hunt. It is a festive, active occasion to which parents are cordially invited.

Spring Flower Sale
Stock up on your spring plants – flat trays of multiple varieties available for collection from the school.

May – Pancake Breakfast
This annual event involves all the school and is one of our most loved community activities, as well as being a great fundraising opportunity. Breakfast is served in the Auditorium for all parents and kids who wish to take part, and members of staff play a great role in helping to serve our students.

May Westfield Friends Book Fair at Barnes & Noble
This event gives you an opportunity to stock up on summer reading list of required books, and benefit the school.

Field Day
Each class participates in the all-school garnet and blue competition, which will be held the third Friday in May at 1pm.

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Dances
Four dances are sponsored by the Parent Council in November, February, April, and May. The dances begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m.