Friday, May 18, 2018

News from WES 5/19/18


Monday, May 21, Camerata Strings demonstration for strings parents, 10:30am
Wednesday, May 23 Student Council Picnic at Vail, 10:30-11:45
Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day, no school
Wednesday, May 30 - May Day Sports Celebration, WES playground 10am
Thursday, May 31 - 6th grade play, Town Hall Theater, 6:30pm (daytime showing will occur for WES students/staff) 
June 4-6 - 6th grade field end-of-year field trip to Sargent Center
Tuesday, June 5 - 5th grade to Shelburne Farms
Tuesday, June 5 Family Wellness Night, Mindfulness 5:30-7pm 
Friday, June 8 - Kindergarten Graduation Celebration, time TBD
Tuesday, June 12 - 6th grade promotion ceremony 
Wednesday, June 13 - Last Day of School (half day, no after school program)


Please help your child return all WES library books by the 1st of June. There will be no more check outs after that date.


Dear Community Members,

Over the past four months a group of educators, parents, community members, business leaders, and current and former high school students participated in a working group to help create our district's "Profile of a Graduate." We are pleased to share the draft document with you, and to announce that it will be open for public comment until June 3, 2018.
To read the Profile of a Graduate or to provide public comment please visit our website: Thank you!


Thank you to the student council for their Spring clean up on the playground!


We want your feedback! How can Woodstock Elementary School better serve our students and families? We are looking for WES parent thoughts and suggestions. Please participate in this anonymous 10 question survey by May 31st. Participants may enter a drawing for a Woodstock Farmer's Market gift card. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY


Dear Windsor Central Supervisory Union Parents and Friends:

We are currently in the process of having entities bid on running the food service program in the Windsor Central Supervisory Union.  We are having outside vendors compete through the RFP system and our best external option will be identified through this process.  At the same time we will be clarifying what an internal option looks like.  In order to be sure that we have the most cohesive internal proposal possible, Superintendent Mary Beth Banios has formally charged Gretchen Czaja with the task of creating the internal proposal. 

The food services review committee that is being formed will both identify the best external option and then compare the external option to our internal proposal and make a recommendation to the Board how to best proceed with food service delivery for next year.

This Food Service Review Committee is headed by Principal John Hansen (Prosper Valley) and Board Member Jessica Stout (Woodstock).  The committee is seeking representation from all WCSU towns as follows:
3 from Woodstock; 1 each from Bridgewater, Barnard, Pomfret, Reading, and Killington.  The final member of the committee will be the Director of Finance and Operations.

We have scheduled three meetings for discussion and review of the proposals. Members of the committee should be able to attend all three meetings.  The meetings will be on Tuesday, May 29Thursday, May 31; and Friday, June 1.  All meetings will run from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and be held at the WCSU conference room.  The committee will create its recommendation to the full Board by Friday, June 8.

Please send an email to both John Hansen ( and Jessica Stout ( by Wednesday, May 23 indicating your interest in participating on this committee on the three dates and times indicated.  If more people apply than spots exist, we will randomly draw names for each town.  Make sure your email includes a phone number where we can leave a message if necessary.  We will contact all applicants sometime on May 24 with the final committee makeup.

John Hansen and Jessica Stout


Summer is quickly approaching! This is a great time of year to schedule your child's annual well child visit with his or her pediatrician. Many children will need physical forms completed for summer camps and proof of immunizations to attend these camps. Even if your child is not attending camp, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that every child receive a yearly well child exam at his or her medical home. This visit is the perfect time to discuss immunizations with your child's medical provider. 

The HPV vaccine is now recommended for boys and girls age 11-12. There has been a lot of discussion regarding this vaccine that prevents a variety of cancers. Pediatricians follow current, research based information on vaccines. I encourage all parents with questions regarding the HPV vaccine to have a conversation with your child's pediatrician. More information can be found at the links below:

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy summer!
Jamie Sudol MEd, RN - School Nurse


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...