September 2018 Newsletter
Westhampton Day School
[7:00 AM - 3:00 PM] Danielle, Director firstname.lastname@example.org
[8:00 AM - 4:00 PM] Alex Strabley, Assistant Director email@example.com
[8:00 AM - 12:00 PM] Chrissy Szabo, Book Keeper
[8:30 AM - 4:30 PM] Heather Larsen, Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org
[4:30 - 6:00 PM] Timberly Cox, Admin Support
[Part-Time] Jessica Noll, Development Director
Superstars Pizza Fundraiser [Thursday, 9/13]
Superstars Pizzas are oven ready when you pick up. Pre-order pizza to be picked up on Thursday, September 13th.
Turn your order form (below) & payment to the office by Tuesday, September 11th!
If you have any questions about tuition, feel free to email our Book Keeper, Chrissy, at email@example.com
Fall 2018 Field Trips/In-House Activities
Chaperones -- the more the merrier!
Please make sure you note on the F/T form if you'd like to chaperone and include any chaperone fees.
Resource Update: September 2018
Music with Mr. Jeffrey: Students will be introduced to the basics of rhythm, the backbone of music. We will be learning about major and minor keys, song structure, and how they can change what we feel when we listen to music.
P.E. with Ms. Jennifer: We will start the school year off with an introduction to Kickball for the older groups. The 2’s & 3’s will learn about hip hop dance!
Culture Connection with Ms. Jordan: Hello everyone! For Culture Connection, we will start off the year learning about our northern neighbor, Canada! We will be learning all about Canadian culture as well as trying out maple syrup, playing hockey, and more. I really look forward to showing our classes at WDS Canadian flora and fauna.
Fall 2018 + Class Pictures
Thursday, September 20th
All Pre-K, Kindergarten, & Siblings will be taking pictures!
Friday, September 21st
The 2's & 3's classes will be taking pictures. If your child took their individual picture + sibling picture on Thursday, they will still take their class picture on Friday.
- Taking care of tasks the night before will mean the next morning isn't as rushed. Laying out clothes and shoes the day before, and knowing your breakfast plan, will make life easier.
- The proper amount of rest will make for an easier morning. Though every child is different, preschoolers typically need 10 - 13 hours per night.
- Create a morning checklist or chart with pictures for your child to follow along with the routine of the morning. This can help to instill a sense of ownership to the start of their day! Some examples could include: washing their face, brushing their teeth, combing their hair, getting dressed, eating breakfast, putting on their shoes.
- While it's tempting to hit the snooze button, parents benefit waking up slightly earlier than their child to focus on the morning ahead (and enjoy a quiet cup of coffee). Giving yourself extra time ensures that you can handle the morning details without pressure.
- Even though the clock is ticking, make mornings enjoyable! Choose a favorite song to listen to that creates a positive association with the upcoming trip to school. Music can also be an auditory cue about the day's timing -- when the song ends, it's a signal to put your shoes on.
Life with a young child is never dull, and is never the same day to day. But having a consistent morning routine is not only possible, but will also give your child a strong start to a successful day ahead.
Mark Your Calendars!
- Fall Fling & Trunk or Treat [Friday, October 26th] More details to come...
- Weeks of October 15th & 22nd: Fall Goal Planning Conferences with your teacher
- Grandparents Day [Tuesday, November 20th]
- Noon Dismissal for Thanksgiving [Wednesday, November 21st]
- WDS Closed for Thanksgiving [Thursday, 11/22 & Friday, 11/23]
WDS has lots of fun events planned for this school year. Make sure you check out the 2018 - 2019 School Calendar (below)!