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Wishing Everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July Weekend

July 2, 2015

I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. Following is a speech I gave when I was first elected to the Westfield Town Council: It is a real honor and privilege for me to ...

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Today's Events

Police Blotter

In Westfield, Car Damaged, Bikes Reported Stolen

July 1, 2015

July 1, 2015 1:31 a.m. Officers McCarthy and Martinez arrested Zenasia Bowers, age 20, of Elizabeth subsequent to a motor vehicle stop in the area of Mountain Avenue and Kimball Avenue on an ...

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Columns

In the Schools

Westfield Grad Earns Gold Medal in National Latin Exam

Westfield High School recent graduate Jameson Maher earned a gold medal on the National Latin Exam for four consecutive years, it was announced by the University of Mary Washington, which administers ...

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Lost in Suburbia®

Getting Under My Skin

“What do you think this is?” my husband asked me, pointing to his elbow. “That is your elbow,” I stated matter-of-factly. “No, these red spots,” he ...

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JCC NEWS

Camp Yachad is in Full Swing

Summer 2015 is here, and Camp Yachad is in full swing. We had an exciting first day.  Our brand new zero-entry pool is open and our youngest campers had a great time splashing around in ...

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The Floor Plan

Indoor Comfort, Outdoor Living

It's that time of year. The time when we get to expand our living spaces and spend more time outdoors. When you're looking to decorate an outdoor space, you want to have all the comforts of ...

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ViaNutrition

What is the Difference Between Infrared and Traditional Saunas?

I love, love, love the infrared sauna. It is so peaceful and makes you feel shut off for a half an hour. The benefits of that alone are brilliant. The benefits are far-reaching for your well-being ...

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Experts of H.O.M.E.

Tips for Backyard Entertaining

Summer is in full swing. Is your home ready for entertaining? It’s time to enjoy your home, inside and out. Here are some of our favorite hacks for backyard fun this summer. To chill ...

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Monday with Millicent

Westfield Art Association (WAA) Members Exhibit Artwork at Mulberry House in Westfield

Come View the Exhibit and Stay for Lunch or Dinner Westfield, New Jersey, is buzzing about the first in a series of exhibitions that will be presented by Members of the Westfield Art Association ...

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Personal Fitness: In the Studio

What is Personal Training? First in a 4-Part Series

After the brutal winter we had this year - which was almost immediately followed by mid-summer-esque temperatures - we weren't left with much spring time to gradually shed off our heavy winter ...

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Lindabury Legal Corner

Shareholder and COO of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper Named Chairman of LEGUS Law Advisory Board

Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper is proud to announce that shareholder William R. Watkins has been named Chairman of the Advisory Board of LEGUS. To read about it, click here.   ...

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Westfield Area Y

Westfield Area Y's Summer Enrichment Class Makes Camouflage Hats for Wild Animal Day

The Westfield Area Y’s Summer Enrichment Class at the Robert & Virginia Bauer Branch located at 422 East Broad Street in Westfield recently made a special project for Wild Animal Day. The ...

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Point View WealthPoints

Take Advantage of the Greek Tragedy

Concerns of a Greece banking failure and an exit from the European Union have dominated the news headlines once again, and have helped take the global financial markets on a roller coaster ride.

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The Academic Coach

The Summer Plan

The 2014-2015 Academic year is done! Now families can take a deep breath, celebrate successes, and enjoy some free time. But there is one last thing to do and we can help. Chyten Millburn ...

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Westfield Schools Announce Kindergarten and First Grade Registration Dates

By THE ALTERNATIVE PRESS STAFF

December 30, 2013 at 4:50 PM

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public School District has announced registration dates for incoming kindergarten students as well as students who will attend Westfield schools for the first time as first graders in the 2014-2015 school year.

 “It is very helpful for the district to have this information so that we may effectively plan for every new child,” said Superintendent of Schools Margaret Dolan.

According to the district, parents should call to make an appointment to register children at the following schools on the dates indicated below:

Kindergarten Registration for all children who are residents of Westfield reaching the age of five on or before Oct.1, 2014, will be held at Lincoln School, 728 Westfield Avenue. Call 908-789-4455 for an appointment.

Daytime appointments are available on:

Wednesday, Jan, 8, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, Jan.  9, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 10, from 9  a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 13, from 1p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Evening appointments are available on:

Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m

Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

First Grade Registration locations and phone numbers to make an appointment for children who are residents of Westfield reaching the age of six on or before Oct. 1, 2014, and have not yet attended Westfield Public Schools are:

Franklin School: 908- 789-4591 Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Franklin School : 908-789-4591 Friday, Jan. 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jefferson School: 908-789-4490 Thursday, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

McKinley School: 908-789-4555 Friday, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tamaques School: 908-789-4580 Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Washington School: 908-789-4600 Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Wilson School 908-789-4605 Thursday, Jan. 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

First Grade Evening Registration for all schools will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Administration Building, 302 Elm Street, Room 106 on the first floor. To schedule an evening appointment, call 908-789-4420.

In the event of a delayed opening or school closing due to inclement weather, registrations for that day will be rescheduled.

Required information and forms including registration, personal health history and medical record forms are available on the district’s website at www.westfieldnjk12.org/register and at the schools.

Requirements for registration include a birth certificate with raised seal from the Bureau of Vital Statistics, proof of residence (utility bill, tax bill, lease, closing statement, voter’s registration) and proof of immunization (most recent record) for:

Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus vaccine (DPT Series) – Four doses with one dose given on or after the fourth birthday, or any total of five doses.

Poliomyelitis vaccine – Three doses of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) or enhanced inactivated polio vaccine (IPV), with one dose given on or after the fourth birthday, or any four doses spaced by a minimum of one month.

 Rubeola (Measles) vaccine – Two doses given on or after the first birthday separated by at least a month, or laboratory documentation of immunity.

Rubella (German Measles) vaccine –One dose given on or after the first birthday, or laboratory documentation of immunity.

Mumps vaccine – One dose given on or after the first birthday or laboratory documentation of immunity.

Hepatitis B vaccine – Three doses or laboratory documentation of immunity. 

Varicella vaccine – One dose of varicella vaccine on or after the first birthday or proof of disease or immunity is required for children 19 months of age or older who attend a child care center or are entering Kindergarten or grade one.

The school district is reminding parents that state law will not permit any child to be admitted to a public school unless immunizations have been completed and documented by an M.D., D.O. or nurse practitioner, specifically indicating a day, month and year administered.

An entry physical examination is also required, the district said. Only one entry examination is necessary on admission to Kindergarten or first grade. (A pre-K physical may be the entry physical). A five year physical exam is recommended.

For pre-Kindergarten students age three or older, guardians must present a physical exam, personal health history and the above immunizations (age appropriate) record including:

Pneumococcal vaccine: Age 2-11 months, two doses; age 12-59 months, one dose.

Influenza Vaccine: Age 6-59 months, one dose to be given between Sept. 1 and Dec.31 of each year in pre-school.

Haemophilis B - Age 2-11 months, two doses; age 12-59 months, one dose.

Parents with questions about the registration process are asked to call one of the schools.

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