Friday, February 8, 2019

News from WES 2/9/19


  • Monday, February 11, WCUD Board Meeting, WUHSMS, 6pm
  • Tuesday, February 12, 1st grade concert in the gym, 6pm (snow date 2/26)
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2nd grade concert in the gym, 6pm (snow date 2/27)
  • Wednesday, February 13, Sargent Richard King's Presentation on Drug Awareness, WUHSMS library 5-6:30pm
  • February 18-22 School Winter Break
  • Monday, February 25, Budget Information Session, WUHSMS, 6pm
  • Thursday, February 28, Tentative PTO meeting date, 3pm
  • Friday, March 1, Final Friday of Winter Workshops
  • Monday, March 4, Inservice Day - No School
  • Tuesday, March 5, Town Meeting Day - No School (voting day!) 
  • Thursday, March 7, Summer Programs Expo, 3-6pm at WES
  • Tuesday, March 12 - Band Showcase WUHSMS 6pm 
  • Tuesday, March 19 - 3rd grade concert in the gym, 6pm (snow day 3/26)
  • Wednesday, March 20 - 4th grade concert in the gym, 6pm (snow day 3/27)
  • Thursday, March 21 - 5th/6th concert in the gym, 6pm (snow day 3/28)

Third and fourth graders get creative during winter recess! This piece is entitled, The Leaning Tower of Pizza


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

In the fall of 2018, the Windsor Central Unified District (WCUD) began offering parents and guardians elementary school choice for their students within the district. The choice of the school venue is guided by the needs of students, parents, and the district, and will adhere to the WCUD process and guidelines. Students from Bridgewater, Killington, Reading, Plymouth, Woodstock, and Pomfret are eligible to apply for school choice.
March 15th: Deadline for Round 1 applicationsMarch 30th: Round 1 Decisions - Parents notified of school choice decisionAugust 1: Deadline for Round 2 applicationsMid-August: Round 2 Decisions - Parents notified of school choice decision
To learn more about intra-district school choice program and to access an online application, please visit   An information packet can be accessed here and paper copies of this packet will be available at your local school as well.
Feel free to reach out to Rayna Bishop ( 802-457-1213 x1080) at the Windsor Central Supervisory Union office with any questions you may have regarding this opportunity.


    The Prosper Valley School and Woodstock Elementary School gathered together in their vertical teams again on Wednesday to continue the Heartfelt Help for the Hungry project. The TPVS and WES teams decorated their team boxes for the food drive and learned about the schedule for collecting items. 

    We are excited that TVPS and WES are partnering to help the Woodstock Community Food Shelf with its mission of maintaining an open, well-stocked food shelf for our neighbors in times of need. Items will be collected Thursday, February 7 - Wednesday, March 13. Over the course of the food drive, student groups from both schools will rotate through all of the themes below, collecting what they can over the course of a week’s time. Families are asked to participate in a way that is both comfortable and meaningful for them. Prior to dropping items off in the lobby collection boxes, please check expiration dates to ensure they have not passed their prime. Many thanks to all for your support in this endeavor!
    Suggested Items
    Collection Dates

    • Cold & hot cereal
    • Pancake mix
    • Syrup
    • Coffee & tea
    • Etc.
    Thursday, February 7 -
    Wednesday, February 13

    Italian Night
    • Red & white pasta sauce
    • Pesto
    • Pasta varieties
    • Etc.
    Thursday, February 7 -
    Wednesday, February 13

    • Peanut butter
    • Jelly
    • Mayo
    • Canned tuna, deviled ham, and salmon
    • Mustard
    • Etc.
    Thursday, February 14 -
    Wednesday, February 27
    Mexican / Southwestern Night
    • Refried beans
    • Black, kidney, and pinto beans
    • Canned chili
    • Etc.
    Thursday, February 14 -
    Wednesday, February 27

    Personal Items
    • Toothpaste
    • Soap
    • Shampoo
    • Deodorant
    • Etc.
    Thursday, February 28 -
    Wednesday, March 6
    • Canned fruit
    • Boxed Jell-O
    • Etc.
    Thursday, February 28 -
    Wednesday, March 6
    Dinner in a Flash
    • Canned soup
    • Canned stew
    • Mac and cheese
    • Etc.
    Thursday, March 7 -
    Wednesday, March 13

    Girls on the Run is Coming to Our School!!!

    Girls on the Run is coming to Woodstock Elementary School this Spring!   
    What is Girls on the Run? Over a period of 10 weeks, girls in 3rd through 5th grades can participate in an after-school program like no other. The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental, and physical development. They develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of the season, the girls participate in our Girls on the Run Vermont 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. 
    Why it Matters:  A recent national independent longitudinal study led by Dr. Maureen Weiss, an expert in positive youth development, found that the combination of Girls on the Run’s intentional life skills curriculum and highly trained coaches is key to our program’s impact. Overall, the study showed that participating in Girls on the Run transformed girls’ lives by helping them increase their self-confidence, develop healthy relationships, and feel good about themselves, inside and out.

    What You Need to Know: GOTR is a spring program that starts the first week of March and runs through May. Sessions meet twice a week for 90 minutes each.   We meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30. We will be attending the fabulous Brattleboro 5K on Saturday, May 18!
    Program registration opened on Monday, February 4. 
    The registration fee is $100.
    Registration will be online.
    Girls on the Run Vermont has limited financial assistance available to those who truly need it. GOTR is committed to being accessible to any girl who wants to participate, and is dedicated to ensuring that the program cost is not a barrier to participation.  We will work with families to offer financial assistance that are not eligible through the Household Income scale.  
    GOTRVT also provides a $25 Sibling Discount when paying the full registration fee of $100 for families registering more than one participant on the same form. (Please use code SIBLING during registration) For questions, please contact Coach Davie at or 802-393-GOTR or Girls on the Run at:802-871-5664 or
    We are truly looking forward to a fantastic season!

    Woodstock Ski Runners Nordic Racers Compete

    We have many students who participate in winter sports in our community. Thank you to Angel Rubino for sharing that sixth graders Jane and Quinn recently took first place in a nordic biathlon competition. 

    News from WES 6-20-19

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