Thursday, November 16, 2017

News From WES November 15


  • Weeks of November 13 - 21 - Conferences
  • November 22-24 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Thursday, December 1 - WES Theater Players present Peter Pan (1:15 p.m. whole school attends show, 5:30 p.m. for community) 
  • Tuesday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. - Kindergarten concert
  • Wednesday, December 6, 6:00 p.m. - 1st grade concert
  • Thursday, December 76:00 p.m. - 2nd grade concert
  • December 7-12 - Scholastic Book Fair
  • Monday, December 11, 4:30 p.m. - Board Meeting in WES Library
  • December 23 - January 2 - Holiday Break 


  • A huge thank you to the PTO and Student Council for making the Hoedown a great success. Over 200 attended and enjoyed pizza, dancing, face painting, fortune telling, and visiting the photo booth. 
  • Also, the student council rallied WES to fundraise $474 for hurricane relief for families at Mittelstadt Elementary near Houston, Texas! 
  • The Student Council is working to organize a food drive for the Woodstock Food Shelf. Information will go home soon.


Please remember to pay your child’s meal account on a monthly basis. Please check in with your child to see if s/he is ordering snack milk (which is an extra charge).  If they should not order snack milk, please let the classroom teacher know this.  If you need to know your balance, please email Mr. Miles in the office or call the school at 457-2522. It is imperative that we keep meal accounts in the positive so that we can continue to provide the highest quality of meals for our school community. If you need assistance with payments, please contact Mr. Miles to either obtain a school meal application or to set up a payment plan. Thank you in advance for your attention to this and we appreciate all prompt payments.


On Tuesday, WES students participated in a bullying prevention awareness walk-a-thon organized by our student-run Safe School Committee. Students wore blue to raise awareness around preventing bullying. The walk-a-thon was also the debut of our new wildcat mascot in connection with the PBIS paw print program. See this website for more information around Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention™


Cold and flu season is upon us. Preventative measures can go a long way towards keeping your child healthy this time of year. This includes making sure your child is getting adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, bathing regularly, and washing hands often. It is also not too late to get your child a flu vaccine. Call your child's pediatrician to schedule one. Help your child get a good night's sleep by establishing a bedtime routine. A bath or shower before bed helps kids relax. Shut off any computer or TV screens a few hours before bed. Read to your child or have them read to themselves quietly. Elementary school children should be getting a minimum of 10 hours of sleep a night. The holiday season can be hectic but keeping to routines helps children stay rested, healthy, and ready to learn! 


The WES Theater Players, under the direction of Ms. Willis,  have been hard at work and are excited for the community to join them in song and dance in the production of Peter Pan! December 1st there will be two shows: a 1:15 show for the school and 5:30 for the community.


Superintendent Mary Beth Banios has stated that WCSU has "good programs throughout our schools, but we have not yet made a bold commitment to creating learning environments that clearly reflect the demands of the 21st century. With this as a foundation, Windsor Central is striving to be a leader in reimagining learning in a global, digital, and rapidly changing environment."  In working toward that goal, a team of 14 WCSU educators, including WES STEM coordinator Ms. Gauvin, just returned from a visit to High Tech High and Design 39, two project-based elementary and high schools in San Diego.  The participants of those visits have been posting their thoughts and reflections on a public blog.  To read about their work, please visit:


Nature lovers needed! Four Winds is a nature education program providing our K-4 students with fun and educational activities led by parent volunteers. We need YOU! No experience needed: a professional environmental educator comes and trains our volunteers how to run games and lessons based around concepts of observation and the natural world. We then go into the classroom and do a puppet show, games, and other fun activities all with classroom teachers present. This program is supported by the school budget and eagerly anticipated by students year after year. But none of this can happen without volunteers to run the classes. Interested? Contact Bethany Powers 457-1230 or If you are interested, we'd love to have you as an extra set of hands! Come and join us in one of the classes and see what it is all about! It's a great way to spend time giving back to the school that does so much for our families!

 Folks could visit or help in December with the next unit, "Cones."

Dec 11:  K 12:45-1:45
Dec 13: 4th   9:15 - 10:05
            2nd 10:20 - 11:20
            3rd  11:30 - 12:30
            1st    1:30 - 2:30
Dec 14: 1st    9:35 - 10:35

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