April 2018 Newsletter

Westhampton Day School

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Parent Training: College Financial Planning

We are so excited to have Jordan Berryhill, a certified financial planner, coming to speak with parents about the different types of savings plans available and their benefits! This parent training will be Thursday, April 19th at 9:00 AM! Please RSVP to the office by Monday, April 16th.
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WDS Spring Carnival

Friday, May 4th, 4:30-7pm

6100 Patterson Avenue

Richmond, VA

Join us for our annual Spring Carnival on Friday, May 4th! Order a wristband and enjoy an afternoon of family fun filled with carnival games, the Fun Bus, a Giant Slide, Face Painting, Tattoos, and so much more!

Resource Update

Music: April will be an exciting month in Music. We will be singing all kinds of songs about spring and the new life all around us. Our composer of the month is Irving Berlin, and the children will be listening to his music ranging from God Bless America to Easter Parade.

Creative Movement: Spring is here and with warmer weather moving in, our students will be heading outside for Creative Movement! They will enjoy games of kickball, t-ball, and tennis. They will also begin learning their dances for the Spring Shows. As a reminder, please make sure you dress your child in tennis shoes on their Creative Movement days!

Art: In April, we will be exploring spring time (at last!) and making scenery for the various end of year programs. Each child will be contributing to the back drop for their age group's stage scenery.

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WDS Golf Tournament

Join us for 4th Annual WDS Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 17th!


Enjoy a round of golf while supporting WDS! All benefits raised support the Science center installations in our WDS classrooms! The Golf Tournament will be at Richmond Country Club with a 12:00 PM start time! Check out the registration form (below) for more details!

Director's Blurb

As a former Kindergarten teacher, I posted a poem each month that we dissected and played with. One of my very favorite poems was in April!


Spring is Here

Spring is here! Spring is here!

Winter is gone and two flowers appear.

Three little robins begin to sing.

Four bicycle bells begin to ring.

Five children come out and jump the rope.

Spring is here now! I hope, I hope!


And just as the line shares, I do hope Spring is here! WDS and WUMC will be fencing in the front yard. The square area that was added, known affectionately as The Green Space, will also be taken down. This lumber will be saved and reused to build class garden boxes. Not only will the fence add to the aesthetic of our building, it will provide a safer zone for our students -- even during evacuation for fire drills. And the most exciting thing? Our fence will be up for spring -- I hope, I hope!


Danielle Todd,

WDS Director

Last Day of 2018 - 2019 School Year is Friday, June 15th [Noon Dismissal]