WORDS TO THE WISE

OCTOBER EDITION

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PRINCIPALS MESSAGE

As we begin the second month of school, the Westowne staff would like to thank the parents and community members for their support with the implementation of all programs. Both the primary and intermediate Back-to-School nights were well-attended and many positive comments were made regarding the information received on the grade level curriculum, grad level expectations, field trips, the school wide behavior management plan, and the forms of communication. This year promises to be a successful school year as the WES staff is steadfast in our commitment to provide a rigorous, engaging, and challenging instructional program that ensures success for the academic achievement and social/emotional/behavioral growth of our students.

A big thank you to the students and parents/guardians who have been extremely friendly, understanding, and flexible while we wait for the completion of the faculty/visitor parking lot. All indications point to a mid-November completion date. Upon completion, we will reverse the entrance and direction of car riders and utilize the complete outside loop around the building and parking lot for car riders. Walkers will continue entering the building through the main lobby doors and bus riders will enter through the bus loop doors. All staff members without homerooms and grade five safeties will continue to be positioned throughout the hallways, entrances/exits, stairwells, and Car Riders drop-off and pick-up during both arrival and dismissal. If your student is to go home a different way than normal, please remember to send a note to the teacher and/or call the school. Please feel free to speak with any teacher or the administration if you have any questions regarding the process. As always, thank you in advance for your assistance, patience, and understanding. We certainly want to make sure our students are safe!

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NURSES NOOK

Greetings from the Health Suite!

The 2016-2017 school year is off to a great start! Just a few reminders:

  1. If your child requires any medication to be given at school, please call the nurse at 443-809-0023 to obtain a medication order form for your child’s physician to complete. This includes over the counter medications other than those listed on the green Discretionary Medication form that you completed and sent in at the beginning of the year. Meds covered on the green form are as follows: Acetaminophen (Tylenol), antacid (Tums), cough drops, Diphenhydramine (Benadryl). Please note: Ibuprofen can only be given to students age 12 or older/age 9 years for menstrual cramps.

  1. If your child has come home wearing borrowed clothes, please wash and return the pants/shirt to the nurse. For health reasons, I cannot take the underwear back. If you’d like to donate clean, used pants to the health suite, elastic - waisted, neutral colors (black, blue, gray) work best. The nurse always welcomes donated pants in the health suite! J

  2. If your child is in preschool, pre-kindergarten, or kindergarten, please provide a weather-appropriate change of clothes, including underwear and socks, to be kept in his/her cubbie. The nurse has a limited supply of clothes to share for accidents, spills, etc. The clothes you provide will only be used for your child. The clothes will be returned to you at the end of the season/year.

  3. Last, but not least, please do not send your child to school with a fever, or, if he/she has vomited/ had diarrhea in the morning before school.

Nurse Martin may be reached at 443-809-0023 or jmartin13@bcps.org.

JUST A NOTE

Please remember that when your student is out or if you need to relay information to the school please use the note pad.
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WANTED

If you are looking for something to do with your free time please consider substituting at Westowne Elementary School! Click here to find the application process
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GRADING AND REPORTING INFORMATION

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ATTENTION

Please remember that students should not be bringing toys of any kind into the building. We have plenty of things for them to choose from for recess.