THE SCHOOL BELL
Williston School District /December 9, 2015
A Message from the WSD Administration
by ABS Principal John Terko
As we enter the holiday season, I have spent some time thinking about how much I love being an educator and about how grateful I am to have found a life’s work that fills me with passion and purpose and joy. I love getting up in the morning and going to work every day. Call me crazy but working with children everyday is uplifting. Listed below are the things that I am most grateful for in education.
Monday morning I walked down the halls and just listened to the sounds. It’s a hum of laughter and learning and failure and success and teaching and determination and love. Stand outside a class and listen to the sounds of kids engaged, or stand in the corner of the playground during recess and listen to the shouts of happiness, as kids play and make new friends. I couldn’t think of a better sound to the ears.
Children are the best teachers that any of us could possibly have. It is impossible to spend a day with a child and not come away inspired and changed for the better. The way they notice the little things in life that we take for granted, the way that they are constantly curious and their imagination, creativity, and willingness to fail and try, try again. There is nothing in the world like the beauty of a child. Continue reading.
❄ FUN NIGHT ❄ (gr. K-6) Dec. 18
Parents, need a couple hours to finish up last minute shopping or just dinner alone? Drop the kiddos at...FUN NIGHT ! Hosted by Harbor House
DECEMBER 18, 2015
6:30-8:30pm, WCS New Gym
*All proceeds go toward the 8th grade Washington DC Trip*
Holiday Gift Ideas for Band Students
- Reed players can always boost their reed supply. (generally speaking, grades 4 and 5 use strength 2 ½, grade 6 uses strength 3 and grades 7 and 8 use strength 3 or 3 1/2)
a music stand for home practice
a collapsible instrument stand (provides a safe way to put the instrument down when it is not in the case)
cleaning /maintenance kit for the instrument
padded neck strap for sax players
5th-8th Grade Concerts December 16
5th-8th Grade Concerts are Wednesday, December 16.
Grades 5 and 6 - 5:30 start, 5:10 call time.
Grades 7 and 8 (and Stage Band) - 7:15 start, 6:50 call time
Students will also perform during the school day. Please wear black bottoms and your performing arts t shirt during the school day.
3rd-8th Grade Chorus
All 3rd-8th grade chorus members are welcome to come. This event is purely optional- just for fun.
Click here for the details.
Annual Fund 2015 Update!
Last chance to make an on-line donation for Annual Fund 2015. The on-line donation site will stop at the end of December. You may make a cash or check donation at anytime during the school year. Remember, EVERY student, EEE through grade 8, benefits from the annual fund.
Click HERE for more information.
BIG BASKET RAFFLE NEEDS YOU!!
Over 50 themed baskets are raffled off and 25 other items are bid on through the Silent Auction. This fundraiser is the result of the efforts of many volunteers. AND WE NEED YOU!! The Big Big Basket Raffle Planning Committee is beginning its work for the 16th Annual Basket Raffle scheduled for Saturday, April 2, 2016.
Are you good at marketing/advertising? Are you good with computers and formatting
documents? Are you creative? How do you feel about approaching businesses you frequent and asking for a donation for your children’s school? These are just some of the tasks that go into planning this significant school fundraiser. And we need some new volunteers! If you have even just a little time and would like to help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much for your consideration!!!
Williston Runs 2016 Survey
The Williston Runs Race Committee is considering changing the current format of the Williston Runs! for Education 5K Fun Run to a 5K Relay that would take place completely within Williston Community Park. This would create more excitement and team spirit, make the event spectator friendly and allow more participation. Not everyone can run a full 5K but most people can run 1 mile. We would still have a separate Kids Fun Run. The relay would involve teams of 2-3 persons.
( ) Yes! This sounds fun!
( ) No way! I love Williston Runs just the way it is, don't change it.( ) I'm intrigued, but have some thoughts or ideas.
Join the WCS Penguin Plunge Team!
If you are interested in joining the team, please sign up on line at https://www.firstgiving.com/team/310767
Make sure to select the "Williston Central School Wildcats" team.
Be a part of your school's team and support a great cause!
Lunch / Recess Aide Opening at ABS
Allen Brook School is seeking an energetic, child-centered adult to provide supervision to our elementary students during lunch and recess. We are looking for interested candidates who love to work as part of a team, will provide positive reinforcement and redirection, and follow established protocols to keep children safe and happy during their development of self-control . This is a daily position, starting in January, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM for students in grades K-2
Interested candidates can send a resume with references and letter of interest to Cindy Pavlik, Allen Brook School, 497 Talcott Road, Williston, VT 05495 (email@example.com).
IF YOU MEET ONE OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA, YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR VACCINATIONS AT NO CHARGE:
- No Primary Care Provider
- Primary Care Provider Does Not Offer Vaccines
- Insurance Does Not Cover Vaccines
- No Health Insurance
WHERE: Vermont Department of Health, 108 Cherry Street, 1st floor,Burlington, VT 05401
WCS: 871-6170, 871-6171 /Maria Harlow, RN, Carol Albertelli, RN/ABS: 871-6248/Sylvia Love, RN
Don't forget to order your 2015-2016 yearbook.
Now through 3/2/2016, get your yearbook for $30.00.
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MONTHLY FITNESS FUN
The Facebook page will enhance communication, tell the amazing story of Williston, and be another place to access the School Bell. We will use this page to post other exciting news and/or happenings.
Budget Mtg. / Mon. Dec. 7 / 4:30 pm / WCS Dining Room
FAP Meeting / Thurs. Dec. 10 / 8:15-10:15 am / WCS Dining Room
Continental Math Meet, grade 4 / Thurs. Dec. 10 / 9-9:30 am
Continental Math Meet, gr. 5-8 / Thurs. Dec. 10 / 9:45-10:15 am
Ski Program Information / Thurs. Dec. 10 / 6 pm / WCS Auditorium
School Concerts / Wed., Dec. 16 /
gr. 5 & 6: 5:30 pm / gr. 7 & 8: 7:15 pm / WCS Auditorium
Budget Mtg. / Mon. Dec. 21 / 5:30 pm / WCS Dining Room
NO SCHOOL / Wed. Dec. 23 - Jan. 1
Check out upcoming school events and dates on the School website Calendar! www.wsdvt.org.
Recreation & Parks Offerings
Learn to Ski or Ride Program- Informational Meeting, Registration Night and 1st Fitting is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 10th at 6:00pm at WCS in the auditorium. Program starts Jan. 15th, deadline to register is January 8th. Online registration is now open. Click link to Register- http://www.willistonrec.org/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29954
Click link for Informational Flyer- http://www.willistonrec.org/forms/5968_ski.programinfo.pdf
Youth/Teen Open Gym- No Open Gym for December. Due to school functions and school break there will be no Open Gym in December. Next scheduled one is January 15th. Open Gyms are Fridays, 6:00-7:30p for grades 3rd-8th. 7:30-9:00p for grades 9th-12th.Click on the link for the schedule- http://www.willistonrec.org/documents/sch.youthteen.pdf
More upcoming events
Click here for the Recreation & Parks website.