Westminster Weekly

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Hello Westminster Families

I'm sure everyone had a wonderful and relaxing summer and is ready for another great year at WCS! Thanks to Kim Budzik and our amazing summer program staff, we were able to offer five weeks of programming including weekly swimming and field trips. Our maintenance staff have been working tirelessly to get our building into tiptop shape and the hallways are shining! We are definitely ready to welcome our new and returning students and have student voice fill our walls once again!

Dates to Remember:)

Monday, 8/29; Welcome Back Open House 5:30-6:30

Wednesday, 8/31; First Day of School

Monday, 9/5; No School; Labor Day

Wednesday, 9/14; Half Day; 11:45 Dismissal

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Open House

Our annual Back to School Open House will be held on Monday, August 29th.

  • Classrooms will be open between 5:30-6:30.
  • After you have seen your child's classroom, join us on the playground for ice cream and lemonade
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Arrival and Dismissal

  • Students can arrive as early as 7:45
  • Drop off is on the gym side of the building
  • Bus arrival is on the flagpole side of the building
  • All students will go to the playground from 7:45- 8:00
  • Our school day begins at 8:00


  • Our dismissal begins at 3:10
  • Families can drive through the gym side parking lot.
  • Your child will be radioed and dismissed as you arrive.
  • Buses will dismiss at 3:15
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First Week for Kindergarteners:)

  • 8/31, 9/1, and 9/2 are half days for kindergarteners.
  • Kindergarteners will dismiss at 11:45
  • Breakfast and lunch are available during these half days.
  • Teachers will be assigned and families will be notified by the afternoon of Friday, September 2nd.
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Bus Routes

The included link has information regarding bus routes for the district. If you have any questions please reach out to 802-463-9958 or check the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union website for more details. Bus Routes 2022-23 school year.pdf
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After School Program News

Beginning the week of September 12th, our After School program will run daily from 3:10-5:00 for students in grades 1-6. Kindergarten students are welcome to join our programming in January. All registration paperwork will be available electronically in the first weeks of school.

2022 Return to School COVID-19 Information

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New Staff

Westminster will welcome many new faces this fall. Please join me in welcoming:

A word from our new School Counselor, Claire Wesphal:

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope this email finds you well and you have enjoyed your summer. My name is Claire Westphal and it is a privilege and honor to have been chosen to be the School Counselor for Westminster Center School. I am excited to join the Viking family!

Westminster Center School is the heart of the Westminster community. It is my hope to be an integral part of holding true to our core values of community, connection, and inclusion; with a focus on meeting the unique needs of each and every student through a comprehensive school counseling program. Our comprehensive school counseling program will be delivered through individual, group, and classroom guidance lessons.

In addition to my roles and responsibilities within the school building, I will work closely with other district personnel and community partners to ensure a wrap around approach to student and family needs.

I am very excited for the 2022-2023 school year. Please feel free to contact me via email at claire.westphal@wnesu.com or by calling the school at 802-722-3241 with questions or concerns, as I want to do all that we can to help your student have a wonderful experience at Westminster Center School.


Claire Westphal

School Counselor