Saturday, March 31, 2018

News From Wes, 3/31/18


  • Monday, April 2 - Show Your Stuff Dress Rehearsal 3-6pm, Town Hall Theatre
  • Wednesday, April 4 - WES Family Wellness Series-Understanding Anxiety in Children, Dalene Washburn, WES 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday, April 5 - Scott McCloud talk, 6:30pm Woodstock Inn
  • Friday, April 6 Show Your Stuff (afternoon TBD)
  • Monday, April 9, WES Board Meeting, 4:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 10, Kindergarten info night, 6pm at WES (for NEXT year's Kindergartners)
  • Wednesday, April 11, WES Family Wellness Series-Healthy Eating as Family with Dr. Drebitko, 5:30-7pm at WES
  • Thursday, April 12, WES Family Wellness Series, Recognizing Rituals, 5:30-7pm at WES
  • April Vacation Week: 4/16-4/20


The WES cafe collaborated with the WES Spanish program once again, to explore the flavors of the South American country of Colombia this week. Students and staff gathered for a Spanish themed celebration at Terrific Tuesday and then enjoyed Colombian cuisine in the cafe on Thursday. We were fortunate to have to Dana Castor, a Colombian student attending Woodstock High School come and speak about her country and the traditional foods she enjoys at both the assembly and at lunch. Fifth and sixth graders learned about sustainable environmental practices used in growing South American crops like coffee, bananas, tea and chocolate and how they as consumers can use their knowledge to make informed purchasing choices that help support farmers abroad. The third graders were able to make the Arepas, a traditional Colombian cornbread, to accompany the Ajiaco, a chicken and potato soup. Students also enjoyed homemade Equal Exchange coffee ice cream for dessert.  

Senorita V, Dana Castor, and the WES Wildcat!


2018 Mount Ascutney Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment--we need your voice!
We want to know what you believe are the most pressing community health needs. Hearing from you will help us pick the most important needs and work to address those needs in the upcoming several years. We only do this survey once every three years, so make your voice count on behalf of the health of your community.
Please take a couple of minutes to click on this link and share your insights. Thank you for your help in making a difference for all your friends and neighbors in our community!

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

Woodstock Elementary School
Information Night
For Incoming Kindergarten Parents

Tuesday, April 10th

Kids, Children, People ...

Woodstock parents with children entering kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year are encouraged to attend. (Age 5 on or before September 1st.) Parents can hear a presentation about curriculum and programming for WES kindergartners, see the school, and meet Mrs. Stockwell. Please spread the word! Kindergarten registration will be May 16, 12-3pm.

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