Fall 2018: Grandparents Newsletter

Westhampton Day School


Welcome to our fall 2018 Grandparents Newsletter! We love our WDS families and want you to be in the know about all the great activities we have planned at Westhampton Day School!

New WHALE Logo!

We debuted our new WDS Whale Logo at the start of the school year! Why the whale? They are adaptable, loving, show concern for others, enjoy singing, playing, and nurturing others!

Westhampton Day School has 17 Science Centers to Build - one for every classroom - you can help!

Your support can make this happen with a tax-deductible contribution to Westhampton Day School. Plus, thanks to a 10% match by 'Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank' your contribution is even more powerful!

Every single dollar donated by October 21st is matched by an additional 10%!

Donating is simple -

Online by credit card - click here: Help WDS Earn 10% More with Your Donation

Mailing a check (made payable to: PGA TOUR Charities Inc. (and write Westhampton Day School in the memo line)

Please mail the check to the following address:

Dominion Energy Charity Classic

707 East Main Street, Suite 1025

Richmond, Virginia 23219

Attn: Birdies for Charity

Thank you so much for your support!

Fall Spirit Week! [Week of October 22nd]

We are having a Fall Spirit Week October 22nd - October 26th! Each day, the students will have a fun activity or dress up for a special spirit day!

On Tuesday, 10/23 each class will be participating in our 2nd Annual Fun Run in the morning. All funds raised from the fun run will go towards upgrading our 17 Science Centers! Sponsor Your Grandchild with a per lap pledge!

On Friday, 10/26 we will have our Fall Fling & Trunk or Treat (4:30 - 6:30 PM). The Fall Fling will be an afternoon of fall family fun with a tractor photo booth, giant slide and bounce house, fall face painting, and Jonathan the Juggler! Trunk or Treat will begin at 6:00 PM with all the students dressing in their Halloween costume and "trick or treating" in our parking lot!

Grandparents Day [Tuesday, 11/20 at 8:45 AM]

WDS loves to celebrate our Grandparents & Families! Be on the lookout for a mailed invitation to our upcoming Grandparents Day! We invite you to join us on Tuesday, 11/20 for Chapel at 8:45 AM in the WUMC Sanctuary. Afterwards, there will be refreshments and fun activities in your grandchild's classroom! We hope to see you all there!

Here are some year-long ways to support WDS!

Amazon Smile

Select Westhampton Day School as your charity of choice (you only have to do this once) and shop via smile.amazon.com - a portion of every purchase is donated to WDS!

· Use this direct link/site and you’ll be taken to a page with Westhampton Day School as your charity of choice:https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54/103-4962

· Or, visit www.smile.amazon.com and manually select Westhampton Day School as your charity of choice (you’ll only have to do this once) and remember to use smile.amazon.com every time you shop!

· Share this program (and our unique link https://smile.amazon.com/ch/54/103-4962 with all your friends and family – they can support WDS, too!)

Kroger Community Rewards

It’s easy to support Westhampton Day School with shopping you’re already doing thanks to Kroger Community Rewards®! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card, and select a Westhampton Day School as the charity you’d like to support. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards every time you shop and use your Plus Card!

· Easy-to-Enroll Instructions:

  • Visit www.kroger.com
  • Sign in (or create your online account)
  • Click ‘my account’
  • *Add your Plus Card or Alt ID*
  • Click ‘Community Rewards’
  • Click ‘Find an Organization’
  • Select ‘Westhampton Day School’ (ED587)
  • Click ‘Enroll’

Thank you! You’re enrolled!!

Box Tops

· Clip and turn in to your grandchild’s teacher – every Box Top is worth .10 cents!

· In the last 4 school years WDS has earned $4,877.73!

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If interested in purchasing a tote, please call the office at (804) 282-7459 or email me at alexstrabley@westhamptondayschool.org

Thanksgiving Pie & Baked Goodies Fundraiser [Pick-Up at WDS Tuesday, 11/20]

Save time during the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving *and* support WDS by ordering your holiday pies & baked goodies with us!

The scrumptious Williams Bakery will be providing: Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Chocolate Chess, Lemon Chess and Coconut Custard Pies! NEW this year - we're also offering: White House Dinner Rolls and Iced Raisin Buns! Everything ordered through this sale will be available for pick-up from 10:00AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday, November 20th in the Fellowship Hall/Cafeteria!

All funds raised through pie sales will be put to use enhancing classrooms throughout the school!

2's & 3's Christmas Chapel and Pre-K & K Christmas Play

At WDS, our students know that Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Two Christmas shows are planned to share the message and remind us all in the hustle and bustle to take time and remember the true Christmas story.

The 2's & 3's Classes will present a Christmas Chapel on Tuesday, 12/11 at 8:45 AM.

Pre-K & Kindergarten students will present a traditional Christmas Play on Thursday, 12/13 at 5:00 PM.

Please mark your calendars to join us to hear the sounds of small voices lifted in praise during this Christmas season!

Director's Blurb

Westhampton Day School loves its community of grandparents!

Like you, I enjoy being a "grand." Chris and I have five grandchildren we dote on every chance we get, and then send home to their parents (we are lucky that all are local).

Growing up, I remember trips to my grandma's house where she had cooked and baked all day in anticipation of our road trip arrival. I suppose the vision is a bit different for my grandchildren as times have changed, and Grandpop and Nana still work full time. Now, we pop into Wegmans for chicken tenders and get take and bake cookies to make together. The menu may have changed, but the love is the same.

At WDS, we value the time and talents that our Grandparents contribute to our community. We welcome you as a mystery reader, pick up and drop off transportation, chapel guests, and more! We have many upcoming events that we hope you can join us to participate in this fall - all are noted in this newsletter. WDS is more than just a community - we invite you to be a part of our extended family!

I am looking forward to having the opportunity to meet and visit with you!

Danielle Todd,

WDS Director