May 18, 2023
Hello Westminster Families!
As the weather warms up please remember our expected dress per our handbook. Refer to the expectations with footwear and outdoor clothing from page 13:
Safety reasons suggest that clogs, “heels” of any kind, flip flops, and sandals without backs should not be worn to school. Sneakers are always a good choice. Closed toe shoes with backs are required for climbing on playground equipment.
We recognize that not all children need the same amount of clothing for protection from the weather – and reserve the right to use our knowledge of individual children to make decisions. During the winter we ask that all children have appropriate outdoor wear that include: boots, hats, gloves/mittens, snow pants, winter jacket. Boots and snow pants are required for playing in the snow. On rainy days, or in severe cold, students will have indoor recess, generally in classrooms – as designated by teachers. We will use the following guidelines to determine appropriate clothing on specific days:
60+ degrees- Short sleeve shirts are acceptable
50-60 degrees – Long sleeve shirts
40-50 degrees – Sweatshirts/sweaters/lightweight jackets
30-40 degrees – Hats, coats
20-30 degrees- Coats, hats, mittens
Below 20 degrees– Recess based on the discretion of the staff
below 0 degrees - indoor recess
Dates to Remember:)
5/23-5/25 Ms. Sullivan's Class to Studio Y
5/25 Spring Concert; 6:30
5/29 Memorial Day; No School
5/30, 5/31, & 6/2 Visiting Artist
6/5-6/9 Circus Residency
6/12 Field Day
6/13 4th Grade Field Trip
6/13 Reading With Ribby SwampBats Game
6/15 6th Grade to Echo Lake
6/15 Kindergarten to VINS
6/16 4th Grade to hike the Pinnacle
6/16 Report Cards go home to families
6/16 6th Grade Success Night
6/19 No School; Juneteenth
6/20 Last day of school for students; Early Release, 11:45 Dismissal
Dress As a Grown Up Day, May 19th
We will hold our annual Spring Concert on Thursday, May 25th. The concert will begin at 6:30 and students will be asked to go to their classrooms at 6:15.
ASP Thought Exchange
Please participate via the ThoughtExchange platform to provide feedback on the 2022-2023 After-School Programs. Click the link to participate, or scan the QR code!
Coffee and Conversation
Friday, May 26th at 8:00am
In the Gym entrance
Come join me, Mrs. Harty, for coffee. Bring questions, concerns, suggestions or just come to chat! We will meet outside and can move in between the gym lobby doors if it is too cold:)
The fourth-grade visit to Studio Y was certainly full of ups and downs as students faced the challenge of building a roller coaster. These creative innovators collaborated with their peers to design a three-hill/one-loop roller coaster that would launch a new transportation system in the Innovative Cities of Vermont Challenge. It was exciting to see all the variations, collaborations, and improvements these young engineers made to their creations. Rest assured, Vermont’s future is in good hands with these students. Stay tuned for more adventures at Studio Y!
The power of exponents! 6th graders are learning about exponents along with our algebra unit. They worked to solve the following problem:
You find a brass bottle. When you rub some dirt off, a genie appears! The genie offers you a reward. You must choose:
-A magic $1 coin that will turn into tow coins on the first day. The two coins will turn into four on the second day. The genie explains that the doubling will continue for 28 days.
Sixth grade mathematicians discovered that by day 16 you have already exceeded the lump sum amount. They decided patience would pay off! Some students even continued the work to see how much it would increase by day 30!