November 2017 Newsletter

Westhampton Day School

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Resource Update

Art with Ms. Elizabeth: Plenty of time in November for drawing turkeys! We will draw some turkeys and cut some out, while exploring color mixing, and if the leaves cooperate we will have an autumn leaf project. For Chapel, we will make sheep!

Creative Movement with Ms. Jennifer: The Holiday Season has arrived ! We will be doing lots of Thanksgiving themed activities this month. November is Native American History Month and with me being Native American and part of the Upper Mattaponi Tribe in King William the students will be learning about Native History and learning some Native American Dance Styles.

Music with Ms. Terri: Our featured composer for October was John Williams, so we spent many days flying like Superman or marching like Darth Vader. With fall, of course, there were plenty of songs about pumpkins and harvest. We ended the month with fun Halloween tunes. We'll spend much of November with the theme of family and being thankful.

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September & October Box Top Winner!

Congratulations to Ms. Kristi's Class for being the Box Top Winners for September & October! They brought in 175 Box Tops and will get to have a fun Picture Book Party with the WDS Administration! We will be reading Where the Wild Things Are and build our own Wild Things, make a monster snack, and dance the Monster Mash!
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Silhouette Fundraiser

Ms. Elizabeth (Art Teacher) has offered to do silhouettes of our WDS students! Since making the silhouettes are time consuming, we will be doing an order form ahead of time. We will take your child’s picture during their Art class with Ms. Elizabeth

If you are interested in getting your child’s silhouette done, please fill out the form below and turn it into the office by Friday, November 10th!

My Kid Can Make That! [Friday, November 10th]

Calling all Pre-K, K, & A/S Families! We are so excited that Angie Allen, WDS Parent & VCUarts faculty, has volunteered to do an Art Fundraiser for WDS!

30 children will have the opportunity to have an Art Session with Angie. All painted canvasses will then be displayed at Shore Dog on 11/13 for an "Art Show" and heavy appetizers! Spots are limited so drop your form & payment by the office ASAP!

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Grandparents Day at WDS! [Tuesday, November 21st]

We are so excited to have our WDS Grandparents come and visit on Tuesday, 11/21! We will start out with chapel at 8:45 AM and then head up to our classrooms to spend time with our grandparents and enjoy light refreshments! If you don’t have any grandparents in the area, you are more than welcome to attend or have a friend attend in their place!

K Thanksgiving Play & Thanksgiving Holiday

Along with Grandparents Day, we will have our Kindergarten Thanksgiving Play on Tuesday, November 21st at 11:00 AM with a Thanksgiving lunch to follow. We hope our Kindergarten families can join us!

WDS will have a NOON DISMISSAL on Wednesday, 11/22 and will be closed on Thursday, 11/23 and Friday, 11/24!

Thanksgiving Pie Orders! [Tuesday, November 21st]

Save time this Thanksgiving by ordering your pies from Williams Bakery! Pies will be available for pick-up from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Tuesday, November 21st in the Cafeteria! All funds raised through the pie sales will go to the revitalization of the Two's classroom bathrooms! Please turn in payment and the below form by Thursday, 11/16!

We need some help passing out pies on Tuesday, 12/21 from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. We are looking for people to volunteer their time in one-hour increments. If you are available and interested in helping out, please contact the WDS Office!

December Payments

Just a reminder that the "free week" tuition policy has changed effective this year. WDS Families are responsible for paying for the week of Christmas Break (12/25 - 12/29); that means December has 5 weeks in the month.

2's - PreK Families who's child is enrolled in the 2017 - 2018 school year and summer 2018 program and who pay tuition on-time, in full for 51 weeks will receive a free week of tuition for the last week of the summer program (8/27/18 - 8/31/18)

K & AS Families whose child is enrolled in the 2017 - 2018 school year and have paid tuition on-time, in full for 40 weeks will receive a free week of tuition the last week of the 2017 - 2018 school year (6/11/18 - 6/15/18).

If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call the office at (804) 282-7459!

Upcoming December Activities/Events!

Santa's Breakfast [Saturday, 12/2]

Santa's Breakfast is a wonderful WDS Fundraiser! Families get a yummy hot breakfast prepared by WUMC Men’s Group and served by WDS Staff! Students also get to take a picture with Santa (through Southern Smiles)

Santa's Workshop [Week of December 4th]

Parents fill out a “who to buy for” shopping list, with a max budget and students get to shop for their loved ones! Presents are wrapped by WDS staff and volunteers.

Parents Morning Out [Saturday, 12/9]

WDS Parents: Finish up your Christmas shopping while your child has a fun time with WDS staff! Students will have a yummy pancake breakfast and then will get to participate in fun Christmas crafts and activities!

2's & 3's Christmas Chapel [Tuesday, 12/12 at 8:45 AM]

Join us for our 2’s & 3’s Christmas Chapel; this is for families of students in our 2’s & 3’s Program! Students will sing Christmas songs and then families will be invited to the classroom for light refreshments!

Pre-K & K Christmas Play [Thursday, 12/14 at 5:00 PM]

Celebrate the season by coming to our Pre-K & K Christmas Play! You will hear wonderful music and see a great play performed by our very own Pre-K and K students! Enjoy milk and cookies after the play!

WDS Christmas Break

WDS will be closed from Monday, December 25th, 2017 - Monday, January 1st, 2018. WDS will open on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018!

Westhampton Day School

Westhampton Day School provides a Christian environment that is nurturing, safe, mutually respectful, and conducive to learning. Our goal is to create a stimulating and hands-on learning experience for each individual child which promotes intellectual, physical, and social/emotional development.