Words To The Wise

April 2018


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Spring is truly here!

At the writing of this message, the Orioles are 1 and 3, trees are budding, flowers are blooming, and students are wearing shorts to school!

Can you believe the third marking period ended on Thursday, March 29, 2018 and report cards will be going home on Thursday, April 19, 2018? The end of the third marking period is a good time to measure your child’s success with their academic goals. As you review the report card with your child, please help to identify areas of strength and provide plenty of praise and encouragement. Areas identified as needing improvement should be discussed and must be the focus during the fourth marking period. Please remember that encouragement will go a long way with your child’s effort and self esteem.

Keep Reading

Families who read together provide the strongest model for future reading. Research has established that children who read nightly show an increase in their love of reading, their vocabulary development, and comprehension skills. We encourage family participation in this activity which offers students opportunities to expand their horizons and broaden their knowledge. Please keep the use of the Baltimore County Public Libraries (BCPL) in mind to select interesting books for your student(s) to read each day. We also look forward the BCPL summer reading program, to ensure a comprehensive reading selection during the summer months.

“Few children learn to read books by themselves. Someone has to lure them into the wonderful world of the written word: someone has to show them the way.”

-Author Anonymous



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National Nurses Week - May 6 - 12, 2018

Get excited because National Nurses Week will be back next year, May 6-12, 2018!

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. These permanent dates enhance planning and position National Nurses Week as an established recognition event.

As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day, to be celebrated annually. And as of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday within National Nurses Week each year.

The nursing profession has been supported and promoted by the American Nurses Association (ANA) since 1896. Each of ANA's state and territorial nurses associations promotes the nursing profession at the state and regional levels. Each conducts celebrations on these dates to recognize the contributions that nurses and nursing make to the community.

The ANA supports and encourages National Nurses Week recognition programs through the state and district nurses associations, other specialty nursing organizations, educational facilities, and independent health care companies and institutions.

Please show your love for Nurse Martin and all she does for Westowne!

Staff & Students Westowne Elementary School



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Earth Day - Friday April 20, 2018

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