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Photo of McKinley principal Dr. Marc Biunno with group of students and lots of bags of non-perishable items collected during annual

A Culture of Kindness

Whether observing Kindness Month or taking The Great Kindness Challenge or encouraging Random Acts of Kindness, there is a common theme taking place in February across the Westfield Public School District.
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Focusing on Self-Awareness

As part of the district’s continuing commitment to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), McKinley school counselor Mary Beth Herits teamed up with media specialist/librarian Stacey Director to focus on the self-awareness and self-management SEL competencies with students.
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A Celebration of Differences

Join Dr. Mykee Fowlin on March 10 as he presents "You Don't Know Me Until You Know Me: A Celebration and Acceptance of our Differences," the fourth and final offering in the Edison Speaker Series.
McKinley 4th grader Alyssa Katz created a domino chain reaction at STEM Night on Jan. 30.

Sparking Scientific Curiosity at STEM Night

What began seven years ago as Family Science Night, has become STEM Night at McKinley with every presentation and experiment conducted by a McKinley parent, educator or alumni. “STEM Night was a resounding success. It truly was a ‘family’ night and their efforts brought hands-on science to so many students,” says PTO STEM Committee Chair Heather Hoey Finn. Read more about STEM Night and other district STEM initiatives.
This is Mrs. Minski's 4th grade class who organizes the brown bags and encourages students to add a nice note or coloring page to include in each lunch.

Fighting Hunger

The McKinley School collected more than 80 extra lunches on January 14 to help in the fight against hunger in our communities.
Pictured here in September with principal Mary Asfendis are (from left) Julia Tompkins, Connie Liu, Aidan Kilbourn, and Ian Gurland.

National Merit Finalists

Congratulations to Ian Gurland, Aidan Kilbourn, Connie Liu, and Julia Tompkins, who have advanced as finalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
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Arts a la Carte

Arts a la Carte provides a detailed peek into what's happening in our art, music, and drama classes across the district. In the February-March issue, you'll find information on sculpture units, Abstract Expressionism and multicultural song and dance, the considerable musical accomplishments of our intermediate and high school students, and so much more.

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Feb 25

More Cooking

Time: 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Location: Gym Lobby

Our Mission

The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.