May 2019 Newsletter

Westhampton Day School

Thank you!

Our Spring Carnival was a success! Thank you to all of our families for attending, we hope you enjoyed the afternoon. A special thank you to our Room Mom's for organizing the classroom auction baskets!

The Class Black & White Picture's will be posted by your child's classroom. If you'd like to order a picture, sign up on the order form by the picture!

Baby Food Containers

If you have a little one at home that is eating baby food, we would LOVE to recycle your baby food containers. These are great for sensory items, glue, paint, etc. Please rinse/clean them and drop them by the WDS Office!

Teacher Appreciation Week [May 6th - 10th]

At WDS, we have highly dedicated employees. Our teachers, assistants, and support staff work hard every day to ensure your child is in a safe, nurturing, and loving environment and we want to show them how much we appreciate all they do!

The office and supporting committees will be organizing a treat for the staff each day! If you'd like to get a "My Favorite Things" sheet for your child's teacher, swing by the office!

Muffins with Mom [Friday, May 10th]

Calling all WDS Mom's... we want to celebrate you! Please plan on joining us on Friday, May 10th (during morning snack) for a yummy muffin and some quality time with your child!

WDS Field Day {May 14th - 17th}

Ms. Jennifer (P.E. Teacher) has organized a FUN Field Day for each age group! Parents are more than welcome to come and cheer their students on! Below is the schedule --

Tuesday, 5/14: Two's Field Day at WDS (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Wednesday, 5/15: Three's Field Day at Westhampton Field (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Thursday, 5/16: Pre-K Field Day at Westhampton Field (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Friday, 5/17: K Field Day at Westhampton Field (10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

Address for Westhampton Field: 901 Maple Avenue Richmond, VA 23226.

All students need to bring a packed (peanut/nut free) lunch to enjoy after Field Day!

Westhampton at Willow Lawn

Our WWL students will have Field Day with their age groups --

  • Ms. Mandi's class on Wednesday, 5/15
  • Ms. Deneen's class on Thursday, 5/16

WDS will bus the students over to the field at 10:15 AM!

If you have any questions, feel free to email Jennifer at

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held for 2 weeks (May 13th & May 20th)! Your child's teacher has emailed or posted a conference sign-up!

5th Annual WDS Golf Tournament [Thursday, 5/16]

We're all "fore" fun so REGISTER TODAY for the 5th Annual WDS Golf Tournament Fundraiser on the Richmond Country Club course Thursday, May 16th - 1pm Shotgun start (lunch & check-in at Noon) followed by awards with food & drinks at 6PM.

For any questions sponsor opportunities or general questions about the golf tournament, please email

WDS Sunday {Sunday, 6/9 @ 11:00 AM}

WDS Sunday is an event where WDS families are invited to attend WUMC and worship alongside other WDS families & staff! Please plan on joining us for a wonderful morning together!

The last week of the school year is filled with Spring Shows & Kindergarten Graduation! Please plan on joining us!

*Friday, 6/14 is the last day of the school year and is a NOON-DISMISSAL*

Note from Danielle Todd

Thank you for your kind words of support and encouragement you have given me as I transition to River Road Child Development Center. I am even more appreciative of the support that you have given to our WDS staff at this time. WDS is such a loving community, I know that the new WDS Director will be welcomed with open arms.

Danielle Todd