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News for our Families - January 2023

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A Message from Mrs. Duquette

Since Mid-Trimester Progress Notes were just released I would like to take time to provide thoughts on how you can assist with your child’s learning growth at home.

Have a discussion with your child about their progress:

-Ask what they are proud of?

-What was your best subject? Why do you think so?

-What do you hope for the rest of the Trimester? What are some ways you can make that happen?

Then set goals with your child for the rest of the Trimester and how they can be achieved. Remember it’s about personal progress and improvement. Everyone has areas of strength and areas that need more time to develop so it is important to share that with your child.

A Note from Mr. Aguiar

Tardy To School

Students arriving at school after 8:35 a.m. are considered tardy and must report to the office before proceeding to class. Please remember that late students will interrupt instruction as they enter the classroom and likely will have missed important directions or introduction of a concept or skill. Constant tardiness will have an adverse effect on your child’s education. Excessive tardiness may result in consequences including, but not limited to, parent meetings and detention


Unless specifically requested by the teacher for show and tell or other classroom activities, NO TOYS are allowed at school or on the bus. This includes trading cards, fidget toys, figurines, toy cars, dolls, games, balls etc. (toys can be disruptive to the learning environment and cause jealousy among the other children). If toys are found at school they will be collected by the teacher for safekeeping and returned after school.


Officer Medina and Mr. Aguiar recently visited all classrooms to provide additional training and information in the case of an emergency at school. We will be providing additional training opportunities throughout the year in addition to our annual fire drills. If anyone has any specific questions please contact Kevin Aguiar at kaguiar@westportschools.org

Trimester 2 Progress Reports

Trimester 2 Progress Reports for grades 3 and 4 were posted on the community portal.

In order to access the community portal please use this link:


A username and password were previously sent via email. If you do not have access to that information please email wesoffice@westportschools.org.

Trimester 2 Progress Reports for grades 1 and 2 were sent home with students.

Thank you to the Westport Historical Society for their informative Paul Cuffe assembly!

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Reminder! February 20th through 24th is Winter Break

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2023 MCAS Dates

Grade 3:

-Grade 3 ELA Session 1: Wednesday, April 12th

-Grade 3 ELA Session 2: Thursday, April 13th

-Grade 3 Math Session 1: Thursday, May 18th

-Grade 3 Math Session 2: Friday, May 19th


-Grade 4 ELA Session 1: Wednesday, April 5th

-Grade 4 ELA Session 2: Thursday, April 6th

-Grade 4 Math Session 1: Tuesday, May 16th

-Grade 4 Math Session 2: Wednesday, May 17th

ELA*Makeups April 24th-27th

Math*Makeups May 22nd-25th

Check out our new Counseling Corner website!

Math in Motion Camp for 3rd and 4th graders

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Music and Band Information for our 4th graders


Closing or delaying the opening of school by 60, 90, or 120 minutes because of

weather conditions is occasionally necessary for the safety of students. The decision to

delay or close school is made as early as circumstances permit. Usually the decision is

made by 5:00 a.m., but changing weather conditions could result in a later decision. The

fact that the decision must be made so early in the morning makes it difficult to make

decisions with precision. Also, the expediency with which the Town and State get the

snowplows and salt trucks out enters into the decision-making process. The

Superintendent makes the final decision to cancel classes based on the best information

available at the time and with student safety in mind. Once the decision is made, messages

go out through the “School Brains” system and posted on the district website. We then

contact the area radio and TV stations. The timeliness of radio and TV station broadcasts

is beyond our local control. We request that you do not call the schools or school personnel

because business telephone lines must be kept clear.

Participating stations are:

Radio Stations

WSAR 1480

WBSM 1420

WPRO 630

WPRO-FM 92.3

WSNE-FM 93.3

WHJJ 920

WHJY-FM 94.1

WWBB-FM 101.5

WWLI-FM 105.1

WFHN-FM 107.1

Television Stations

Channel 5

Channel 6

Channel 7

Channel 10

Channel 12

Channel 25

Channel 28

Channel 36

Channel 64



  • Casino Night was a SUCCESS!! Thank you to everyone who continually support the PTO by attending events, meetings and contributing to our efforts.
  • Reminder there in NO February PTO Meeting. The next meeting is March 7th at 6:30 at WES. Join us!
  • Link your Amazon Prime Account and your purchases at smile.amazon.com will support Wes-Mac PTO.


    Wes-Mac Parent Teachers Organization

February Spirit Days and School Happenings

  • January 30th through February 10th ~ "Soup"er Bowl Drive. Bring in a can or two of soup.

  • Monday, February 6th ~ Dress like you are 100 for the 100th Day of School

  • Friday, February 10th ~ Wear your Superbowl Team colors

  • Tuesday, February 14th ~ Wear Red/Pink for Valentine's Day

  • Thursday, February 16th ~ Say Something Nice for Black History Month

  • Friday, February 17th ~ Pajama Day for Childhood Cancer Awareness

  • February 20th through the 24th ~ Winter Break

Looking Ahead.....

  • Thursday, March 9th ~ Early Release Day for students
  • Friday, April 7th ~ Good Friday (NO SCHOOL)
  • Tuesday, April 11th ~ Election Day - Early Release Day for students
  • April 17-21st ~ April Vacation Week