Saturday, September 22, 2018



  • Monday, September 24 - Musical Instrument Rental Pick-up Night, 6:30pm WES Cafe
  • Thursday, September 27 - Picture Day 
  • Friday, September 28 - PreK-4th grade to Pentangle, 10am
  • Wednesday-Thursday October 3 & 4 - PTO Bake sale at Norman Williams Public Library 
  • Monday, October 8 - No School, In-service Day for Teachers
  • Tuesday, October 9 - 2nd grade to Marsh Billings National Park
  • October 9-12 - 6th grade Web of Life at the National Park
  • Thursday, October 18 -  Sculpture Fest 
  • October 22-26 - Health Center Tile Art Project at WES
  • Wednesday, October 31 Halloween Parade starting ~1:45-2:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 31  - end of first quarter 

Please consider attending one of these community engagement sessions about strategic planning for the Windsor Central Supervisory Union. Ms. Mills will attend the October 10th session at the Bridgewater Grange and invites WES families to attend this session or any of the listed sessions. 


If you have had a chance to read our new WCSU Elementary Handbook, you may have noted the following protocol regarding dismissal change of plans: 


  1. Call or notify the school prior to 1:30 PM to change regular dismissal plans.
  2. Please notify the school office of dismissal changes by phone, e-mail or note.
If your child is taking a different bus, include the name of where they are going and a full address of where they are to be dropped off.

After 1:30, it is VERY challenging to get messages regarding end of day plans to students and teachers and bus line monitors. When plans change, we must notify the student and the teacher and update the bus list. We need ample time between 1:30-2:30 to make these changes as we received dozens of calls/messages each day regarding changes. Our buses have been unable to leave on time due to last minute changes of plans called or emailed into the office. When we have to hold the bus because your child does not know his/her plans or the plan changes last minute, it leads to bus drivers working beyond their contracted hours and worried parents at bus stops due to late buses. Please help us keep things running smoothly so all the buses can run on time.

The best thing you can do is spend a few minutes on Sunday evening or Monday morning reviewing the week's dismissal plan with your child and communicate this plan to his/her teacher and the office. Children feel worried and then have a hard time learning when plans for the end of the day are uncertain or change frequently. PLEASE help your child feel safe and secure at school knowing that all the adults have a plan to take care of their whereabouts after school.


The PTO Team is holding its annual fall fundraiser
When: October 3rd & 4th, 9am – 3:30pm
Where: Norman Williams Library Front Lawn
New this year: 5th and 6th graders will be lending a hand and assisting at the bake sale table and cider stand.
We need your help!

Bake, volunteer or come down and enjoy some delicious treats!
Baking Tip: Seasonal flavors are favorites,
along with easy to take treats like cookies and bars.
Last year proceeds from our annual fundraiser supported:
Harvest Hoe Down Dance
Spring Teacher Appreciation Week
WES School Play
Year End School Wide Activity
6th Grade Gift

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To join the bake sale team go to

The 4th grade class had a great three day trip to Hulbert Outdoor Center and our very own Mr. Mumford was recognized for bringing students to HOC for 15 years!


  WUHS Varsity Field Hockey Coach Wendy Wannop and JV/Assistant Varsity Coach Jane Hoisington, with assistance from Middle School coach Leanne Tapley, hosted a FREE field hockey clinic at the high school this past Sunday, to help elementary school players with their skills, and get them excited about the game.  Varsity and JV players ran six skills stations that over a dozen younger players rotated through, including one where they could shoot on varsity goalie Maggie Parker in the net!  Fun relays including players of all ages were run as a grand finale.  Another FREE Field Hockey clinic for grades K-6 will be hosted this Sunday, September 23rd, 4:00-5:00 pm at the WUHS field hockey field behind Union Arena.  Were you there last Sunday? Come again!  All are welcome - sticks will be provided.  For questions contact:  Varsity Coach Wendy Wannop:

 3rd graders Zala Farlow (left) and Addison Tapley (right) learn some stick skills from varsity players Lily Sorrentino (center) and Co-Captain Claire Coates (right).

Players of all ages participated in these fun relays at the end of the field hockey clinic.

Health Insurance Information for Families

The State of Vermont would like all families to have health insurance. Many children qualify for a program called Dr. Dynasaur. Please use the link below to access information on how to obtain health insurance for all members of your family. If you need any assistance with applying for health insurance, please contact me. I am here to help!

Child Car Seat Safety Information

Guidelines for Children's Car Seats have changed. Please read this important information.

Sunday, September 16, 2018



  • Tuesday, September 18 - WES PTO and Principal coffee reception for WES parents, 8-9am at WES
  • Weds-Friday, September 19-21 - 4th grade to HOC 
  • Monday, September 24 - Musical Instrument Rental Pick-up Night, 6:30pm WES Cafe
  • Thursday, September 27 - Picture Day 
  • Friday, September 28 - PreK-4th grade to Pentangle, 10am
  • Wednesday-Thursday October 3 & 4 - PTO Bake sale at Norman Williams Public Library 
  • Monday, October 8 - No School, In-service Day for Teachers

This year, we are switching from Terrific Tuesday mornings twice a month to Wonderful Wednesday afternoons once a month. We had our first Wonderful Wednesday this past week. It is a chance for us to gather as a whole school community, share what's happening across the school, and build relationships across grade levels. 


Did you know that all elementary schools in our supervisory union are now using the same handbook with common protocols and procedures? Links to updated district-wide policies are also included in the handbook. Click here to take you to the handbook. Hard copies were available at Meet Your Teacher Night and can be picked up in the office. The link is also on our school website for reference. Our website is 

First grade students learning about animal senses practice looking  at objects and drawing objects with owl eyes.


 The PTO and Principal Maggie Mills will co-host a coffee reception on Tuesday 9/18 at 8:00 am in the cafĂ©. Come hear about WES PTO and school-wide plans for the year, ask any questions you have about Woodstock Elementary School, and share any suggestions you have to make us even better. An important upcoming event is the annual PTO Fall Foliage Bake Sale which will take place at Norman Williams Public Library on October 3rd and 4th from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. This is our only fundraiser for the year, and the PTO counts on Woodstock Elementary families to help make it a success! The proceeds from this fundraiser help support field trips, school community events, and school enrichment programs. 


We have openings for two positions immediately: Part-time recess supervisor 11-1:30 and a full-time special education para-educator. We will need a special education para-educator long-term sub starting after Thanksgiving break. Please contact Maggie Mills if interested. 

News from WES 6-20-19

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