Westminster Weekly

May 11, 2023

Hello Westminster Families!

Bike week has been in full effect and we had perfect weather to get out there and ride! This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn to ride a bike or improve on their current skills. We will have the bike trailer for one more week. Students will use their PE classes to learn riding skills.

Dates to Remember:)

5/11 & 5/12 Dena's Class to Studio Y

5/15-5/18 Bike Week

5/15 6th Grade Visits BFMS

5/16 2nd Grade to VINS

5/17 & 5/18 VT CAP Science, 5th Grade Only

5/16 & 5/17 Mrs. Perry's Class to Studio Y

5/23-5/25 Ms. Sullivan's Class to Studio Y

5/25 Spring Concert; 6:30

5/29 Memorial Day; No School

6/19 No School; Juneteenth

6/21 Last day of school for students; Early Release, 11:45 Dismissal

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Dress As a Grown Up Day, May 19th

Show school spirit and have some fun! Dress Up As A Grown Up Day will be Friday, May 19th. Students and staff are encouraged to dress up as if they were an adult!
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Spring Concert

We will hold our annual Spring Concert on Thursday, May 25th. The concert will begin at 6:30 and students will be asked to go to their classrooms at 6:15.

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Bike Week

WCS will hold our bike weeks the weeks of May 8th and May 15th. Students will learn or continue their learning of bike riding during PE class. We partner with Local Motion in Burlington who provides a bike trailer with bikes to use for these weeks.

If your child would like to use their own bike, you can drop it off in the morning by the gym entrance.

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Parent/Teacher Group

Come join a great group of teachers and parents to discuss needs of the school and plan opportunities for our students!

We meet every third Thursday at 5:00 in the library. Our next meeting is Thursday, May 18th at 5:00.

See you there!

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Coffee and Conversation


Friday, May 26th at 8:00am


In the Gym entrance


Come join me, Mrs. Harty, for coffee. Bring questions, concerns, suggestions or just come to chat! We will meet outside and can move in between the gym lobby doors if it is too cold:)


Kindergartners were all abuzz at Studio Y when they met their old friend Buzz, The Bumble Bee. First, students learned about 'good bugs' and how pollution can affect a bug's environment. Then, this lively character asked for help in healing our crucial pollinators. Our kind, young adventurers didn't even hesitate. They used their imaginations, creativity, and teamwork to help save our good bugs and the environment. It was certainly a bee-utiful ending to our story at Studio Y.

First Grade

May 10th, is Mother Ocean Day. We read the story “On Kiki’s Reef” which is about the life of a green sea turtle as she hatches, grows and returns to the beach where she hatched to lay her eggs. Dangers in the ocean are from other animals and also from people. Students watched a Mystery Science lesson on what lives on the bottom of the ocean. We finished the lesson with an engaging art lesson. To top it off we have been singing ocean songs in Music!

Second Grade

Second grade took advantage of the beautiful weather this week, and took our rulers outside to wrap up our math unit about measurement. We measured different objects in nature using inches and centimeters so that we could discuss and compare the two different standard units of measurement.

Third Grade

Third graders have been enjoying book clubs recently. Students selected various texts to engage with together, in either written or audio format. Students read or listen to deepen their appreciation and understanding of a common text. They participate in dialogue together as they process and interpret the perspectives and opinions of their peers. They also develop skills in comprehension as well as speaking and listening.

Fourth Grade

Fourth grade had a Breakfast and Books event on Wednesday morning, which was a wonderful time for sharing student writing and having breakfast together! Each student also received a new book to keep, and many were already reading it during our short day. It was a wonderful way to celebrate literacy. This event was funded through Title One.
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Fifth Grade

Fifth graders working hard on their Mother's Day surprises!

Sixth Grade

The 6th grade students are working on the “Power of Line”; what it represents in the world of art, and how it is connected to the elements of art. These students were challenged to create art using only lines.