October 2017 Newsletter

Westhampton Day School

Resource Update!

Music: October will be a busy month! Our Pre-K and Kindergarteners have mastered the scale, and we will continue this through October with bells. 2's and 3's continue to grow in musical skill. We will, of course, be learning Halloween songs and even taking a spooky walk.


Creative Movement: October brings sweet fall fun. Students will participate in fall games and activities. We will do a health section on how much sugar is in the drinks they like. Check out the results later this month in the hallway next to the Creative Movement Room. Also a big congrats to all our All Star Students so far this year! Keep up the great work and can't wait to see who our October All Stars will be.


Art: In October, we will be exploring Eric Carle's use of painted collage by creating abstract projects using pre-painted paper, as well as investigating favorite Halloween projects. Our Chapel Art project will be a classroom Jacob's Ladder.

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Director's Blurb

The first ever WDS Fall Fling will take place on Thursday, October 19th! This event is designed to provide our WDS families with a time to visit and get to know one another, and also to raise funds for our facility. Students will get family and friends to help fill up their pledge cards for the big run, which will raise funds to overhaul the four bathrooms that are in the two-year-old classrooms in the education building. Our own Anne Hunter of H2 Designs is our Project Manager for this major building remodeling. We hope you can join us in raising funds for this much-needed facility improvement while fellow-shipping with WDS families!


  • Festivities will take place on the blacktop from 3:30 - 6:30 PM
  • The Grapevine Food Truck will be donating 15% of all food purchases!
  • You will find a fall photo booth, tattoos, face painting, bake sale, & pumpkin auction.
  • Cheer on student runners who are in the Potty Fun Run! Students will have filled pledge cards to raise funds for the bathroom overhaul.


Together, we can work together to improve our facility -- all while having a good time and meeting new friends! Looking forward to seeing you then!


Danielle Todd,

WDS Director

Upcoming November Events!

My Kid Can Do That! {Wednesday, November 15th}

Calling all Pre-K, Kindergarten, & After School families! Angie Allen, WDS Parent & VCU Art Staff, has volunteered to do an Art fundraiser for WDS! 20 children will get the chance to have an Art session with Angie. All painted canvasses will then be displayed at Shore Dog on Friday, November 17th. Spots are limited so be on the look out for the sign-up form coming to you soon!


WDS Grandparents Day {Tuesday, November 21st}

Grandparents Day (11/21) will start with Chapel at 8:45 AM! We love to celebrate our WDS Grandparents & Families! Grandparent’s Day is a special time for your child’s grandparents to come for a morning chapel and then spend time in their grandchild’s classroom! If you don’t have any grandparents in the area, you are more than welcome to attend or have a friend attend in their place!


Noon Dismissal for Thanksgiving {Wednesday, November 22nd}


WDS Closed: Thanksgiving {Thursday, 11/23 & Friday, 11/24}

Upcoming December Events!

Santa's Breakfast {Saturday, December 2nd}

This is one of our favorite WDS Events! There are 2 seatings (8:00 AM & 9:30 AM). Families get a hot, yummy breakfast prepared by WUMC Men's Group and served by WDS Staff! Students also get to take a picture with Santa (through Southern Smiles)!


Santa's Workshop {Week of December 4th}

Your child gets to shop for Christmas presents for their loved ones! Parents fill out a "who to buy for" shopping list, with a max budget and students get to shop! Presents are wrapped by WDS Staff and Volunteers!


2's & 3's Christmas Chapel {Tuesday, December 12th at 8:45 AM}

Tis the Season! Join us for the 2's & 3's Christmas Chapel on 12/12 at 8:45 AM! Students will sign Christmas songs and then families will be invited to the classroom for light refreshments!


Pre-K & K Christmas Play {Thursday, December 14th at 5:00 PM}

Celebrate the season by coming to our Christmas Play! You will hear wonderful music and see a great play performed by our very own Pre-K & K students. Enjoy milk and cookies after the play!


The WDS Christmas Break will be Monday, December 25th, 2017 - Monday, January 1st, 2018! We will return to school on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.