November 2018 Newsletter
Westhampton Day School
FREE Vision & Hearing Screenings [3's, Pre-K, & Kindergarten]
These free mobile screenings are quick, non-invasive and always child-friendly. Designed for children ages 3 and older, it takes just a few minutes per child to complete. MEDARVA screening specialists strive to perform accurate screenings while making it fun for the children.
After the screenings are completed, MEDARVA provides the results -- either a "pass" or a "refer" status, with more information to take home to parent(s) and/or guardian(s).
IF you want your child to participate in this FREE screening, please fill out the below form and turn it into the office by Wednesday, 11/14!
Art with Ms. Elizabeth: Art will be exploring Thanksgiving and at the end of the month, Christmas will be coming! If there are any families that use 15 oz. Land o Lakes butter with Canola oil tubs, would you please consider saving them for the art room. They make perfect crayon containers!
Culture Connection with Ms. Jordan: We will be traveling to Brazil. Students will learn all about coffee and chocolate, tropical fruits, Carnival, and the amazing creatures in the Amazon Rain Forest.
Music with Mr. Jeffrey: We will be learning Major Scales (Do, Re, Mi...) while incorporating more uses of handheld instruments in songs. Various in-class project swill touch on the theme of Thanksgiving and being thankful.
[Thanksgiving Holiday] Noon Dismissal on Wednesday, 11/21 and WDS Closed on 11/22 & 11/23!
Fundraiser: Thanksgiving Pie Sale
All funds raised through pie sales will go to the many classroom enhancing projects of WDS!
Please turn in payment and your completed order form to the office by Thursday, 11/15!
Santa Breakfast [Saturday, December 1st]
Reserve your table at our 8:00 AM or 9:30 AM Santa Breakfast Seating!!
Come to Santa Breakfast and enjoy a yummy breakfast prepared by WUMC Men's Group and served by WDS Staff! Students will also get to take a picture with Santa (through Southern Smiles)!
Spots fill up fast so get your form (attached) + payment into the office as soon as possible!
WDS Closed for Christmas Break from Dec. 24th - Jan. 1st!
COMING SOON: Light Up WDS!
Soon, you will begin seeing hand-decorated holiday light bulb forms created by each WDS student. These keepsake creations will be treasureable for years to come. Your $15 donation for each bulb will help the school inch closer to the goal to 'Light Up WDS.'
Once the donation has been made, please have your child hang their bulb on the tree int he entryway of the school. During the last week of school, before the holiday break, the beautifully decorated light bulb goes home with your family!
As always, thank you for your support!
How can you help?
- When you're out shopping, pick up an extra set of to/from Christmas labels or a roll of wrapping paper to donate!
- Join the wrapping team! Our teachers wrap everyday during the week from 1:00 - 3:00 PM! Come and join the fun.
Monday, 12/3: Join the Santa's personal shoppers
Tuesday, 12/4: Join the 2's Team
Wednesday, 12/5: Join the 3's Team
Thursday, 12/6: Join the PreK & K Team
- If you offer your wrapping assistance, you are welcome to shop in Santa's Workshop Thursday afternoon!
- Like to bake? Volunteer to make a special snack for our wrapping team!
If you can help in any of these ways, please email Danielle Todd (firstname.lastname@example.org). I promise a week that lifts the spirits and makes your heart glow this Christmas season!