The Weekly News West Elementary
November 6, 2022
BE A BETTER YOU
For the 2022-2023 school year, West Elementary will be working on targeted practice on some “life” skills in addition to academics. Every week, we will practice a skill that will help us all be a little better. This week’s skill is SHARING.
Most people are pretty good at SHARING, but a reminder never hurts. This week we will be practicing.
We Are Collecting Diapers and Wipes!
Every Bottom Covered is WNY's Only Diaper Bank.
Did you know?
- Diapers are a basic need for babies, just like food and housing.
- Babies require 6-10 diapers a day, a concern for families who struggle with diaper need.
- 1 in 3 US families lack enough diapers to keep a child clean, dry, and healthy.
Please send in diapers of any size and/or baby wipes.
We are collecting until Tuesday, November 22nd.
WE WANT YOUR CANDY -- TREATS FOR TROOPS!
Thanks for the overwhelming support! West Elementary, with the special help of Mrs. Nicosia's students, collected over 1000lbs of candy. Classrooms donating the most candy will win a popsicle and popcorn party. Winners will be announced on Monday.
Retired West Seneca school nurse, Mrs. Rustowicz, will be accepting the donation on behalf of the Gold Star Mothers at 12:00pm at West Elementary PTA's Lunch with a Veteran event.
Lunch with a Veteran RSVP
Lunch times are as follows:
Kindergarten -- 11:20
Grade 1 -- 11:40
Grade 2 -- 12:40
Grade 3 -- 12:00
Grade 4 -- 12:20
Grade 5 -- 1:00
Phys Ed Students of the Month
Grade 5 Students -- Emma, Taylin, Liam, and William.
Artists of the Month
Musicians of the Month-- October
Upcoming Parent Forum -- 11/16 Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying and Digital Media Use: What Parents Need to Know Although technology and social media use can be positive for many teens, problematic media use and cyberbullying can be a concern for many parents, educators, and other professionals working with adolescents. This presentation will provide an overview on technology and social media use among children and teens, with a focus on cyberbullying. Specific strategies and resources will be shared for parents to prevent cyberbullying and promote safe and respectful behavior in online spaces.
Dr. Stephanie S. Fredrick Associate Director, Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention
Attention-- All Parent Volunteers!
Any adult coming into the building during the school day will need to view the entire slideshow and complete the Annual Acknowledgement Form. Upon completion of the slideshow, you will find the Acknowledgment Form by clicking the icon specific to your building.
To get started, please follow this link to the webpage: https://www.wscschools.org/Page/23819.
(If you had trouble filling out this form, it has been repaired -- sorry for any inconvenience.)
5 Reasons to join the PTA
Sure, you pay your taxes, but school budgets are tight! Money raised by the PTA helps make our school just a bit more special for our kids!
Being part of the PTA helps you get to know other parents and teachers!
By joining the PTA, you have a chance to enhance our school!
Everyone has different talents they can bring to the PTA. We are always looking for new volunteers….and ideas!
The commitment is not too much. You can be as involved as you choose to be, and still help our school be PAWsome!
Get your membership online! Go to www.nyspta.org and click on “become a member”. It’s THAT easy! Or send in the attached membership form with payment.
Membership only costs $8.00 per member!
West Elementary's Mental Health Staff -- Contact Information
Save the Dates!!
- November 8 -- NO SCHOOL ELECTION DAY
- November 7-21, Diaper Drive
- November 10, Veterans Day Lunch
- November 11 -- NO SCHOOL VETERAN'S DAY
- November 15, Popcorn and Paws 3-5
- November 18, Dollar Day - Hat day
- November 21, Tree of Warmth Begins
- November 23-27, Thanksgiving Break
West Seneca Schools Mission
"The Mission of the West Seneca Central School District is to provide a diversified educational program which will produce literate, caring, ethical, responsible, and productive citizens who are capable of adapting to change."