Friday, March 16, 2018

News from WES 3/16/18


  • ONGOING ~ Summer Soak Registration
  • Tuesday, March 20 - Sixth Grade Parent Middle School Information Night, 6pm WUMS Gym (parents/guardians only)
  • Tuesday, March 20 - WCUD board meeting, 6pm Windsor Central Office
  • Wednesday, March 21 - Community presentation on drug awareness by Detective Sergeant Richard King of the Ludlow Police Department at WUMHS library, 5-7pm
  • March 19-23 - Student-led learning celebrations and ART SHOW for Grades K - 4
  • Wednesday, March 28 - Third Quarter Ends 
  • Wednesday, March 28 - Show Your Stuff Try-outs 3-6pm Town Hall Theatre
  • Monday, April 3 - Show Your Stuff Dress Rehearsal 3-6pm Town Hall Theatre
  • Wednesday, April 4 - Understanding Anxiety in Children, WES 5:30-7pm
  • Friday, April 6 Show Your Stuff (afternoon TBD)

2018 Woodstock Elementary School
Family Wellness Series

Three evenings of wellness workshops for the family!
Dinner will be provided following each workshop.

Wednesday April 4th 5:30-7:00 PM

Dalene Washburn, LICSW
Understanding Anxiety in Children
Dalene Washburn has a private counseling practice in Woodstock, and has worked with many families in the Woodstock area.  Dalene will present a workshop to parents about anxiety in children through the different stages of development.  She will offer ideas and strategies for helping children when anxiety becomes a challenge.  Children will work with WES’ school counselor, Erin Klocek, on anxiety-reducing tools and techniques that they can use at home.
Dinner: Spaghetti with plain or meat sauce, salad, dessert
Wednesday, April 11th 5:30-7 :00 PM

Clare Drebitko, MD
Healthy Eating as a Family
Dr. Drebitko is a pediatrician in Woodstock.  She will present a helpful workshop about how we eat.  Families will learn together how to shop for healthy foods and create healthy meals that are delicious and not costly.  Dr. Drebitko will also speak about whole foods vs. processed foods, additives and preservatives, and how our behaviors can be impacted by what we eat.
Dinner: The Drebitko Family’s favorite Vegan Lentil Chili, salad, dessert
Thursday April 12th, 5:30-7:00 PM

Susan Mordecai
Recognizing Rituals
Recognizing rituals, making meaningful moments that cultivate happiness.  As our daily lives have become busier, we miss opportunities to pause and celebrate some of life’s most precious moments.  Some days, we move along on autopilot.  Join with others as we take time to understand how rituals can help with overcoming those hijacked moments.  Susan is a certified mindfulness educator who works with students in a number of schools in our area.  Caitlin Eastman, a local teacher and artist, will work with children to craft ritual objects.
Dinner: Vegetarian Cheese Lasagna, salad and dessert


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
6:00 PM
Woodstock Union
Middle School

Come meet the teachers and staff who will be working with your child.  Find out about the programs and curriculum for the seventh grade in 2018-2019. (Questions?  Call 457-1330 WUMS office)
 The evening is designed specifically for parents/guardians.
 Directions: The evening will begin in the middle school gym.  Follow the middle school walkway to the middle school lobby, turn left and go upstairs.  At the top of the stairs go left again.  After you pass the library, take another left. The gym will be on your right. 

Community Presentation on Drug Awareness 

On March 21 from 5-7pm in the WUMSHS library, there will be a community presentation on drug awareness by Detective Sergeant Richard King of the Ludlow Police Department.

This presentation will discuss drug trends in society and Vermont. We will cover the seven drug categories to include the indicators of use and paraphernalia commonly associated with each category. We have included sections on synthetic drugs, bath salts, cannabinoids, THC concentrates and edibles.

Presenter(s) are nationally certified Drug Recognition Experts with extensive experience in impaired driving enforcement and drug investigations.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

News From WES, March 12, 2018


  • Monday, March 12 - Summer Soak Registration opens!
  • Monday, March 12 - 4:30pm WES Board meeting, WES library
  • Tuesday, March 13 - 2:45 to 7:00 - Full WCSU Band Showcase at WUMSHS (Snow date Wednesday 3/14)
  • Thursday, March 15 - WCSU School Choice applications due 
  • March 19-23 - Student-led learning celebrations and ART SHOW for Grades K - 4

The WCSU summer program, Summer SOAK, is a wonderful opportunity for students entering grades 1st-high school. The session list is now available and can be found at this link: 

Summer Soak registration opens on March 12th

Please remember that child care subsidy is available for SOAK. We would love to have as many WES families as possible take advantage of this superb program! 

All the registration forms can be found on the SOAK website.  It requires creating a log in. (The website is currently being updated, be patient!) 


Winter at WES! 

Friday was the final day of Winter Workshops, but the snow lives on! Boots, snowpants, hats, and gloves make for recess fun!

WCUD Intra-District School Choice

If you want to stay at your current school, no action is needed - your child will automatically stay enrolled at your local school.

Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, the Windsor Central Unified District (WCUD) will be offering parents and guardians elementary school choice for their students within the district. The choice of the school venue will be guided by the needs of students, parents, and the district and will adhere to the WCUD process and guidelines. Choice may also be limited by transportation feasibility and classroom space availability.

News from WES 6-20-19

Dear WES Families,  Happy Summer! I hope this email finds you well. Please see updates below about the playground, report cards, and mor...