WFS Snapshot

January 27, 2023

The Wild Robot is Coming to WFS!

We will be kicking off our district-wide reading event at West Freehold School on Wednesday, February 1st! Every family will receive their very own copy of The Wild Robot. Be on the lookout for it in your (oldest) child's bookbag that day. Each book will come with a special West Freehold School bookmark which has a suggested reading schedule on the back.

We hope that you are able to make time to get to know our new friend Roz so you can follow along with the adventures that await us!

You can also check us out on Twitter @WFS_Roz_Rocks

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The Wild Robot at West Freehold School

Take a look at West Freehold School's The Wild Robot Website for information about the book. Be on the lookout for more information as we kick off this special reading event on February 1st!

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Get Ready for World Read Aloud Day!

Join us in celebrating World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, February 1st! We will be diving into our new book The Wild Robot but we encourage all of our families to continue reading aloud after the school day ends.

SIX Reasons to Read Aloud

1. Improves listening skills

2. Expands vocabulary & spelling

3. Cuts down on screen time

4. Affirms the value of reading

5. Sparks important conversation

6. Bonding time kids will never forget

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2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration is OPEN!

Original birth certificate is required for registration. The child must be FIVE YEARS of age ON OR BEFORE October 1, 2023.

2023 - The Year of the Rabbit!

Our Kindergarten and 1st Grade students created special artwork in honor of the Lunar New Year on January 22nd! This year we celebrate the Year of The Rabbit!

To add to the excitement, some of our students' artwork is on display at P.F. Chang's in Freehold. All artwork will also be uploaded to Artsonia. Special thanks to our art teacher, Ms. Cook, who assisted our youngest artists!

Check out this site to learn more about the Chinese Zodiac!

Winter Weather

It is important your child is dressed appropriately for the weather and is prepared to play outside. Outdoor recess is an important and valuable part of our students’ day. Fresh air, exercise and time spent outdoors afford students a break from the structure of the classroom.

Cold weather clothing allows our students to enjoy being outdoors even when the temperature drops! Please talk to your child about the importance of wearing their jacket/coats outdoors. Thank you!

For Your Information


The West Freehold School PTO (Parent/Teacher Organization) exists to support WFS students and teachers by building a strong school community, offer fun and unique programs both during school hours and outside of school hours, and volunteer opportunities inside and outside of the classroom.

Be sure to checkout the WFS PTO website for upcoming events!

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, 1/31: Marking Period 2 Ends

Wednesday, 2/1: The Wild Robot Arrives at WFS!

First Day of Winter Enrichment

Friday, 2/3: School Spirit Wear Day

Monday, 2/6 - 2/10: School Counselor's Week

Thank you, Mrs. Perry, for everything you do for WFS students & staff!

Wednesday, 2/8: Winter Enrichment

Friday, 2/10: Football Jersey Day

Wednesday, 2/15: Winter Enrichment

Friday, 2/17: School Spirit Wear Day

Monday, 2/20: District Closed - No School

Wednesday, 2/22: Last Day of Winter Enrichment

Friday, 2/24: Dreaming of Summer - Hawaiian Day

Monday, 2/27 - 3/3: Read Across America Week

PTO Sponsored Book Fair

Thursday, 3/2: Family Literacy Night

Important Message From WFS School Nurse, Ms. DeVito

Cold and Flu Season has begun! To prevent the spread of colds and flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. In addition, we have had a number of pink-eye infections at West Freehold School. Our custodians have been kept busy with heavy duty daily cleaning in classrooms as well as our common areas but we need your help with being on the lookout for pink-eye symptoms at home. Thank you!

Reporting a Student Absence

It's that time of year! During the winter season we often see an increase in student absences. Please remember to report the absence to the WFS Main Office (732) 431-5101 by calling our attendance line. This allows us to accurately assess daily attendance and helps us assure all of our students have arrived safely to our building each day.

Next, in order to formally document the student absence and have it considered as an excused absence, a Parent Absence Form must be completed and submitted to the WFS Main Office. These forms are filed and stored as required by the state.

Thank you for your help and understanding!

Important Information About Bus Transportation

In an effort to keep parents/guardians informed of transportation delays to and from school, a "button" has been added to the school district website labeled "Bus Delays." Clicking that button will take parents/guardians to a webpage that lists any transportation delays for the day. Parents/guardians should visit this page prior to calling schools or transportation to inquire about any transportation delays.
West Freehold School Website

Check out the West Freehold School website for important school information.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications Are Available

If applying, you will need your child's School ID Number. It can be found in the family Genesis portal. Trouble logging in? Call the WFS Main Office. Email/call Ali McKee / 732-462-8400 x 8809 with any questions.





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