October 2018 Newsletter

Westhampton Day School

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Fall Spirit Week!

The week of October 22nd will be filled with all kinds of for our FALL SPIRIT WEEK!

  • Monday (10/22) "Monday Night Football" Dress your child in their favorite football team.
  • Tuesday (10/23): Fun Run! Each class will be participating in our 2nd Annual Fun Run in the morning. All funds raised from the fun run will go towards upgrading our 17 Science Centers! The pledge form for your child is below!
  • Wednesday (10/24) WDS Spirit Gear - Wear your WDS T-Shirt or Navy & Green!
  • Thursday (10/25) Pajama Day
  • Friday, (10/26) Fall Fling & Trunk or Treat from 4:30 - 6:30 PM... More details below!

Fall Fling & Trunk or Treat [Friday, October 26th from 4:30 - 6:30 PM]

Enjoy an afternoon of fall fun with our tractor photo booth, giant slide, fall face painting, and more! Wristbands include a delicious dinner catered by Lunch|SUPPER with hot dogs for the kids.

4:30 - 6:00 PM Fall Fun & Activities

6:00 - 6:30 PM Trunk or Treat

The costumed kiddos will get to enjoy trunk-or-treat in our WDS parking lot, visiting elaborately decorated trunks (volunteer opportunities available with $50 / $25 / $15 off one week's tuition as the top 3 prizes for best decorated trunk-or-treat set-ups)! If you'd like to decorate your trunk, sign up here! Spots are limited!

Resource Update

P.E. with Ms. Jennifer: October will bring tricks and treats in P.E. Our students will enjoy building a scarecrow relay races, Halloween bingo, and a special health lesson on how much sugar is in common sodas and juices. The healthy habit they will learn about this month is eating healthy foods. Please remember to dress your child in tennis shoes on their P.E. days

  • 2's & 3's are M, W, F
  • Pre-K & K are T & Th

Music with Mr. Jeffrey: We will build upon our basic rhythm skills by introducing percussion instruments! We'll begin to learn about various genres of music, focusing on the origins of popular genres, and the famous artists within their respective genres.

Culture Connection with Ms. Jordan: We will be traveling back in time to Ancient Egypt to learn about pyramids, deserts, mummies, and more! We will also be making Egyptian landscape, portrait, and scarab beetle art with various classes at WDS. I can't wait to teach each class about Egyptian Art and Culture!

Art with Ms. Elizabeth: In October, we will be talking about all things spooky: black cats, skulls, pumpkins, and ghosts! There might even be some masking making. For Chapel Art, we will be working on a Navajo shepherd. Just s Jesus cares for us, a shepherd looks after his sheep.

'Birdies for Charity' to benefit Westhampton Day School

Continues through 10/21 - Your Support Goes 10% Further Thanks to 'Birdies for Charity presented by TowneBank'

Science centers for 17 classrooms...a STEM center for After School....illuminating the WDS parking lot & more all with your help!

WDS has an amazing opportunity to see all donations made by October 21st - matched by 10% thanks to a charitable partnership. Donations made through Birdies for Charity Presented by TowneBank receive an additional 10% of the total pledged.

You're encouraged to share this opportunity & link to donate with all friends and extended family! Everyone can donate to WDS and everything is matched by 10%!

Donations can be made by check or conveniently online. WDS has many projects to tackle this 2018/2019 school year - thank you for committing to donate: Help WDS Earn 10% More with Your Donation

Goal Planning Conferences!

During the weeks of October 15th & October 22nd, our teachers will have their Goal Planning Conferences! This is a time for you to meet with your child's teachers to chat about your child and what goals you have for them during the school year! Make sure to sign up for a time with your teacher!

Art to Remember Fundraiser!

Right now, your children are busy making memories! Look for special order forms with keepsakes showcasing your child's artwork to arrive in your child's mailbox mid-October! These will be terrific gifts for the holiday season!

Grandparents Day! [Tuesday, 11/20]

WDS loves 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!

Williams Bakery Thanksgiving Pie Sale [Pick Up Tuesday, 11/20]

Save time and support WDS this Thanksgiving by ordering your holiday pies & goodies from Williams Bakery! Pies will be available for pick-up from 10AM-6PM Tuesday, 11/20 at WDS.

All funds raised through pie & goodies sales will go to the many classroom enhancing projects of WDS. Watch for order forms to arrive later this October!

WDS Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday [11/21 & 11/22]

Director's Blurb

October brings, be definition: A coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Curcurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes. What?? The Pumpkin Patch!!

It's the time of year when WDS students make their first field trip of the year to the pumpkin patch. Even our youngest students get to pick out a pumpkin from our courtyard. The definition above does not give justice to the fun that's in store! Students scamper around exploring through the pumpkins in search of just the perfect one. Invariably, several perfectly shaped, orange beauties are passed up in favor of lumpy greenish ones that catch the sparkle in a little one's eye. No matter how much adult persuasion is used, they won't turn their back on the pumpkin that is beautiful in their eyes.

How wonderful to look through the world with the eyes of a child. They see beauty in all that God has created and explore the world with an excitement that is contagious. When picking out your family pumpkin this year, look for those that may remain unloved in the patch. You may just find the perfect pumpkin!

Important December 2018 Dates

Santa Breakfast [Saturday, December 1st]

Santa's Workshop [Week of December 3rd]

2's & 3's Christmas Chapel [Tuesday, December 11th at 8:45 AM]

PreK & K Christmas Play [Thursday, December 13th at 5:00 PM]

WDS Closed: Christmas Break [Monday, 12/24 - Tuesday, 1/1]