Sunday, March 24, 2019

News from WES 3/22/19


  • Wednesday, March 27- PreK-2nd Pentangle trip
  • Wednesday, March 27 -Spirit Month Wednesday - Crazy Hair Day 
  • Tuesday, April 2 - John Halligan, Ryan's Story Cyberbullying Parent Presentation, 6:30-8pm, WES Gym
  • Thursday, April 4 - Show Your Stuff Try-outs (3-6pm)
  • Week of April 8 - report cards mailed home
  • Monday, April 8 - Show Your Stuff Dress Rehearsal (after school)
  • Tuesday April 9 - Dr.Nancy Doda, Making the “Wonder Years” Wonderful: Understanding Our Changing Young Adolescents Woodstock Union High School and Middle School Library, 6pm
  • Tuesday, April 9 - Rising 7th Grader Parent Info Night, WUMHS 7:30-8pm
  • Thursday, April 11 - Rising Kindergartener Parent Info Night, 6-7pm WES 
  • Friday, April 12 - Show Your Stuff ~early afternoon timing TBA
  • Week of April 15-19 No School, April Vacation 
  • Weeks of April 29-May 10, SBAC testing grades 3-6  
  • Wednesday, May 15 - New Kindergartener Registration 12-3pm WES
  • Wednesday, May 29 - May Day Celebration, 10am
  • Friday, June 7 - kindergarten promotion ceremony, 1:30pm WES gym
  • Monday, June 10 - 6th Grade promotion ceremony (subject to change if additional snow days occur) 
  • Tuesday, June 11 - Last Day of School - half day (subject to change if additional snow days occur)

Star Reports Coming Home Grades 3-6

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This school year all 3rd - 12th graders in WCSU schools have taken two new assessments called STAR Reading and STAR Math. WES grades 3-6 students' winter STAR reports were scheduled to go home in sealed envelopes with the students at the end of the week.

The purpose of STAR Reading and STAR Math assessments is to provide your child’s teachers with information about how your child is doing in reading and math compared to other students across the country, and to identify what topics your child is ready to learn next.

The STAR Parent reports include a space for parent signature, but you do not have to return this report to the school.

While the STAR Reading and STAR Math assessments are helpful, they are only one measure of how your child is doing in school. Your child’s report card and schoolwork can also provide valuable information about how they are doing in school.

If you have any general questions about the STAR reports you are receiving, please contact Ms. Mills. If you have questions about your individual student's progress, please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

          Woodstock Rec Center Spring Sports Registration

Boys and Girls Lacrosse and Coed Baseball, grades K-6
Registration deadline is April 8th
Don’t wait to register! Once you have registered you will begin receiving information about the programs and some start sooner than might be advertised.
More information and to register got to  



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The WES PTO is organizing the annual teacher appreciation luncheon scheduled for Thursday, May 16th, 2019. 

To help cover classrooms so teachers can enjoy the luncheon together, please sign up here. We are in need of at least 14 volunteers and as many as 28 people just to cover the classrooms. Please consider assisting with this special event to recognize the efforts of our staff. 

A Note From The Norman Williams Public Library 

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Ms. Mills had a nice conversation this week with Norman Williams Public Library Children's Librarian Clare McFarland. NWPL is a wonderful resource for our community outside of school hours. The library kindly reminds parents that although children may go to the library after school, structured supervision is not offered as stated in the following parts of their children's policy: Responsibility for the behavior and well-being of children using the library rests with the parent, guardian or caregiver assigned by the parent, and not with the library staff. The staff is not responsible for the whereabouts of children at any given time, whether inside the library or outside. Children eight years and under need to be accompanied and adequately supervised by an adult or responsible adolescent (at least 12 years old) at all times.  A child is considered unattended when out of sight of a parent or caregiver.



Do you have extra cloth or canvas grocery bags that are cluttering up your closet? WES and the Woodstock Community Food Shelf will take them. WES and WCFS partner together on weekend food bags for families and can use reusable bags for this ongoing project. Mrs. Klocek will have a box in the lobby for your bag donations. Thank you!



  • Summer SOAK sessions are now up on the website so that you can sign up.
  • 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 send it all in now.
  • Credit cards are 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.
  • A 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

  • Remember, registration is not complete until we have your health forms, registration form and payment.
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    Old Vices, New Devices-Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping. A Public Health  Crisis.
     The Northern New England Poison Center’s presentation on e-cigarettes and youth will identify health risks associated with  vaping, describe trends in use and provide resources and prevention strategies to avoid nicotine poisoning. This is a RSVP event, please contact Annie Luke at or 457-1317, ext. 1163. This is on March 27th at 6pm at the High School.


    News from WES 6-20-19

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