October 29, 2021
Upcoming Important Dates:
November 2, Tuesday: NO SCHOOL~Staff Development
November 11, Thursday: NO SCHOOL~Veteran's Day
November 12, Friday: Fun Run (see flyer for schedule)
November 17, Wednesday 6:30: PTO Meeting, WES Library or online (meet.google.com/kyi-mtzf-mkb)
November 24, Wednesday: 1/2 day of school~Thanksgiving Break
November 25 & 26, Thursday & Friday: NO SCHOOL~Thanksgiving Break
December 2, Thursday: 5:30-6:30 PTO Holiday Workshop
(flyer with more details will be sent home at a later date)
December 7: TUESDAY: IS NOW A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL (THIS WAS ORIGINALLY A HALF DAY)
MHS/WES PTO Boosterthon begins Monday, November 1st
The conclusion of the Boosterthon ends with a Fun Run for all of students on November 12th. Our hope is to have this run outside and invite families. Unfortunately, if we need to move the Fun Run indoors, we will not be able to accommodate families in our buildings. Let's hope for great weather! Either way, it will be an exciting and fun event for our kids.
If you would prefer to donate directly to our PTO, they accept cash and checks. If writing a check, it should be written to “Westminster PTO”. Be sure to include your student’s name and teacher's name so that they can get proper credit on their dashboards. Let’s do this!!!
As always, thank you for supporting our schools and the Westminster PTO!
PTO Boosterthon: November 1st - November 12th
Boosterthon 2019 - Grade Level Huddle
Members of the Boosterthon team meet with grade levels each day during their lunch. They show a quick motivational video about a positive character trait and give a pledge update.
Boosterthon T-Shirt 2019
The PTO has purchased a school t-shirt for every child to wear on the day of the Boosterthon Fun Run. New t-shirts will be passed out on the morning of our run.
Indoor Fun Run 2019
On Nov. 12th, if we need to move our fun run indoors, it will be a glow run. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate families if we move the fun run indoors this year.
Boosterthon 2019 - Grade Level Huddle
Boosterthon T-Shirt 2019
- Stay in seat (back to back, bottom to bottom)
- Keep hands, feet and objects to self
- Keep the aisle clear
- Keep all food and drinks in your backpack
- Use a level 1 voice
- Use kind words
- Sit in my assigned area
- Keep track of my belongings
1st Grade News
Thank you to everyone that came in for a parent teacher conference. We really enjoyed talking with you and sharing all the successes of your children. It’s been a great start to the year!
In first grade, students in each class have been working on spelling pattern words and memory words. We have been working on the following pattern words: /sh/, /ch/, /th/, and /wh/. We appreciate you working on the spelling words at home with your children. Quick frequent practice of these skills in a variety of areas will ensure success.
In math, we have been working solving addition problems by counting on, counting by 5’s and 10’s to 100, and using dominoes, dot cards, number racks and ten frames to add and subtract single digit numbers.
Third Grade News
The Technology/Engineering rooms have been buzzing with excitement these last few weeks. I am sure that the students have come home and shared with you some of the amazing things that we have been doing. In case you missed it, here is what each grade level is doing this October/November.
5th Grade: Instrument Invention
Over the next few weeks, the 5th grade students will be making instruments made out of recyclable materials. After they are completed, we will use conductive tape, a device called a Makey Makey, and the www.scratch.mit/edu website to code musical notes for our instruments.
After the lesson is done, then the students can bring their instruments home.
4th Grade: World Study
The 4th grade students have been identifying and learning major physical concepts of the Earth; such as continents, oceans, plate tectonics, the hemispheres, mapping skills, latitude and longitude, locations, and degrees.
We had just started developing our digital research skills by finding amazing landforms from around the world. We will then use this knowledge to create a virtual field trip using Google Earth.
3rd Grade: Google Accounts/Digital Citizenship
3rd grade has begun their Google unit. During each technology class the students learn different aspects of their Google suites. This includes digital responsibility, internet safety, Google Slides, Docs, etc.
Remember that the students can log into their accounts at home to create and practice anything they learned at school.
2nd: Digital Story Creation & Sequencing
In second grade, we are learning how to use Seesaw and digital story sequencing. Our main focus of this lesson is to recreate a story using different multi-medias to produce an effective written publication. By the end of the lesson the students will know how to create a drawing, insert pictures & text, and follow all rules based on the ELA guidelines.
When we are done they will be saved and printed.
K & 1st:
Both Kindergarten and 1st are learning how to log onto the Chromebooks with their usernames and passwords. During this time, they are also discovering how to navigate the different apps on Classlink. Soon we will be accessing Seesaw lessons and activities, where we will learn about operational thinking, hardware & software, and even some coding.
Donations for Technology Class
Holiday lights (working or broken)
Small wooden dowels
Plastic drinking cups (mini and large)
Gallon & quart size Ziplock bags
Girls on the Run Coach Needed for WES
Girls on the Run is an after-school program designed to inspire girls of all abilities to recognize and embrace their inner strength. Lessons emphasize the important connection between physical and emotional health. Through safety modifications and virtual programming, dedicated and trained staff are ready to adapt to local community needs. At the end of the program, girls complete a 5K, which provides a tangible sense of accomplishment, setting a confident and goal-oriented mindset into motion.
If interested in coaching, please reach out to:
Katie Esposito <firstname.lastname@example.org