THE SCHOOL BELL

Williston School District / September 24, 2014

A Message from the Administration

by Walter Nardelli, District Principal

Parents are a key component in the educational success of their children. In order to help parents be involved and informed about their children’s education, we spent time reviewing our current communication practices and how our behaviors can help parents be informed, supportive, and involved. The first chart represents our thoughts on how to have successful conversation between parents and school personnel.The second represents guidelines for teacher/house communications with parents.

We have changed the format of the BELL to make it more efficient and user friendly. The new Bell is much shorter and links bring you quickly to the information you desire.

Curriculum Nights and Learning Expos

Working with the Family As Partners (FAP), we linked the Learning Expos to curriculum nights. In addition, the FAP provided babysitting for families in need. This was a combined effort between parents and school staff to give parents access to the teachers of many programs they may not have a chance to meet. We hope you found this format and opportunity increased communication opportunities with school personnel. Judging by the parent turnout (possibly doubled from last year), we believe this opportunity was well received.

Parent School Communication Click to read more

Communication Between Houses and Families Click to read more

Fun Night at WCS

Drop off your kids (K-5th grade) at Fun Night, Friday, Oct. 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM to run concurrent with the 6th – 8th grade dance. This is an evening of adult supervised fun and supports the end of year field trips to Washington DC. Click here for more information and a pre-registration form.
Upcoming Events on the School Web Calendar

Check out upcoming school events and dates on the School website Calendar! www.wsdvt.org.

Upcoming Events

Intergen Luncheon / Tues., Sept. 30 / meet in WCS Lobby / Gr. 7/8: 11:35, Gr. 5/6: 12:30
Horizon Family Breakfast
/ Thursday, Oct. 2 7:15 am / ABS
FAPAC / Thursday, Oct. 9 / 8:15 am / WCS Dining Room
No School / Thursday & Friday, Oct. 16 & 17
Parent/Teacher Conferences / Friday, Oct. 17
Click here for athletics

Check for Lice Regularly!

The Health Office staff urges everyone to check for head lice at least once a week. Students who had head lice in the past should be checked often for reinfestation. If you discover your child has head lice, please notify the Health Office. Communication is important to help prevent Head Lice from spreading. For more health tips and information, please click here for the Health Office website.


WCS: 871-6170, 871-6171 / Lisa LePrevost, RN & Carol Albertelli, RN

ABS: 871-6248 / Sylvia Love, RN

8th Grade Challenge Projects

Click here for details on Margaret Mathon's Cash for Cancer Project.
Click here for details on Nicole Eaton's Basketball Skills Building.
Click here for details on Sophie Beliveau's fleece collection for care packages.

SPARK Artist Maggie Warren!

Congratulations to SPARK Artist Maggie Warren!
Maggie won first place at the Champlain Valley Fair Art Show!

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