UPCOMING WES EVENTS
SHOW YOUR STUFF 2018 INFO
Every year WES holds a celebratory, community-building talent show called Show Your Stuff in which students are given the opportunity to demonstrate a talent or skill on stage. This performance is just about two months away. Students interested in participating in this action-packed, fun-filled, mind-bending spectacle should have a parent complete Show Your Stuff Sign-Up & Contract by Friday, February 2. Please keep in mind that the contract is a commitment by parents and participants that the act will be practiced regularly and performed as it has been described.
Presenting a talent on stage before the entire school community is a major commitment! Parents, be sure that if your child is interested, s/he, along with other participating members of the group, is willing to put in the necessary time to make the performance a successful one. The mandatory try-out on Thursday, March 29, is where students obtain final approval to perform their act at Show Your Stuff. Students unprepared at this time will be invited to wait until next year to participate in the show.
Mark the following dates on your calendar:
- Try-Out at Town Hall Theater—Thursday, March 29, from 3:00 - 6:00ish
- Dress Rehearsal at Town Hall Theater—Monday, April 2, from 3:00 - 6:00ish
- Show Your Stuff at Town Hall Theater— Friday, April 6, TBD (mid-day)
Thank you to the Vermont Farmstead Cheese company for supplying WES with three different cheeses to try during this month's taste test. Students and staff were delighted to learn about how the cheese is made and about the different breeds of cows. Students were also given a cow trading card to take home. We are so fortunate to be connected to this is amazing local food producer.
WES Explores Robotics and Programming
Fifth and sixth grade STEM students are learning about programming and robotics using Hummingbird microprocessors. Students are working on Chromebooks to create computer codes that create a response to a sensor. For example, students programmed an LED light to flash a given number of times when the sensor recognizes sounds at a particular volume. Students were able to relate these codes to technology found in safety features of cars such as blind spot detectors and center line crossing indicators.
As many of you have heard, this year's flu season is off to a running start. At the moment, our state still has some of the lower rates of flu being seen around the country. The CDC would like to remind people that 3 basic precautions can greatly reduce your chance of getting the flu. These are:
1) Keep your hands out of your T-Zone (eyes, ears, nose and mouth).
2) Wash hands often with soap and water, scrub for 20 seconds.
3) Get the Flu Vaccine. It's not too late. The vaccine is about 30% effective this year but can decrease the severity of the illness even if you get the flu.
Have your children wash their hands when they come home from school. Adequate sleep, exercise and good nutrition also help boost immune systems and help keep kids healthy! Seek medical attention from your child's pediatrician (please avoid emergency rooms whenever possible) if they have a fever over 102 degrees Fahrenheit, persistent cough, extreme fatigue or exhaustion, body aches or severe headache. If in doubt, call your child's pediatrician office. They will help determine if your child should be seen. Stay well! Jamie Sudol MEd, RN - School Nurse
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