Friday, March 1, 2019

News from WES 3/1/19


  • Monday, March 4 - Inservice Day - No School
  • Tuesday, March 5- Town Meeting Day - No School (voting day!) 
  • Wednesday, March 6 - Girls On The Run Starts! Spaces still open!
  • Thursday, March 7 - Summer Programs Expo, 3-6pm at WES
  • Friday, March 8 - Final Friday of Winter Workshops
  • 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)
  • March 18-22 Student-led Learning Celebrations (information to come from classroom teachers)
  • Wednesday, March 27- PreK-2nd Pentangle trip
  • Wednesday, March 27 - Rising 7th Grader Parent Info Night, WUMHS 6:30-8pm
  • Thursday, April 4 - Show Your Stuff Try-outs (3-6pm)
  • Week of April 8th - report cards mailed home
  • Monday, April 8th - Show Your Stuff Dress Rehearsal
  • Friday, April 12 - Show Your Stuff ~afternoon timing TBA
  • Week of April 15-19 No School, April Vacation 

        Sharing our PBIS Celebration with Prosper Valley

        On Valentine's Day, WES and TPVS celebrated WES students earning 50,000 PBIS Paw Prints for safe, respectful, and ready to learn behavior. We invited our Prosper Valley friends to join us on the WES front lawn and at Vail Field in our cross-school vertical teams for snow sculpting and hot chocolate. The theme of the sculptures was love and happiness.


        Ready to re-enroll or register for a WCSU Prekindergarten program? The WCSU Priority Registration window will open March 1st through April 26th.

        • Currently enrolled prekindergarten students who qualify to return to prekindergarten the following year. This includes in-district or out-of-district students who are currently enrolled in one of our public programs located at BA, KES, RES, or WES. 
        • New students who currently reside in the town of Barnard can enroll in the BA Pre-K.
        • New students who currently reside in the towns of Bridgewater, Killington, Plymouth, Pomfret, Reading, and Woodstock are eligible to enroll in Pre-K programs at KES, RES, and WES. Priority will be given to those currently enrolled or their siblings provided registration is completed by April 26th.
          Any other application submitted during this time will be held until the General Registration window opens.
        • Website to register:


        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 applications. March 30th: Round 1 Decisions - Parents notified of school choice decision. August 1: Deadline for Round 2 applications. Mid-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 Vermont Standard interviewed student council members from Prosper Valley and WES today about the food drive. Look for a story in next week's Standard! The food drive ends March 13th and our winning team and student council organizers will bring food to the Food Shelf on the 14th. The teams will load a Chippers truck to pick up the food and transport it to the Food Shelf. Thank you for your support of this community service initiative!


        • Summer SOAK sessions are now up on the website so that you can begin to plan which activities your child would like to participate in this summer.
        • Health and registration forms are also on the website.  Please complete those prior to registration so that the process of registration goes easier for you.  You can even send those in now.
        • Credit cards will be accepted this year for payment for Summer SOAK.  Parents have asked for this for years and we are finally able to do this.  You will see this option on the registration page of the website.
        • Summer SOAK Fundraiser is being planned for the first Saturday in June.  We would like to offer the community a water park similar to the one we have for our Summer SOAkers with even bigger water slides.  If you are interested in helping with the planning and day of the event, please email us at
        • Summer SOAK 2019 registration begins at 6:00 am on March 13th.

        • Remember, registration is not complete until we have your health forms, registration form and payment.

        • 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 beginning March 6th. 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!

          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...