Weekly News Letter from The Principal’s Corner
December 6, 2013
Old Fashion Christmas Caroling
Mr. Ramsey is taking K-3/4 classes to Cedar Hill on Tuesday, December 17th so the children can carol there. We will be sending the bus from 9:30 am on, two classes at a time. On Thursday, December 19, 2013 in the morning, Mr. Ramsey and Mrs. Oakman will be taking our chorus members to the Ascutney House to Christmas Carol. We will be walking on the 19th, weather permitting. Parents and community members are welcome to join us on both days!
Vermont Flag Flies at WS
When you drive up to our school, please notice that we are flying the US and Vermont flags from our tall flag pole, directly in front of our beautiful building. The Vermont flag was donated to the school by Mr. and Mrs. Roland Whitney. What a generous, kind and patriotic donation! It is very much appreciated, Nat and Rolly!
Once again, the WS faculty and staff would like to have their annual Christmas Luncheon for one hour, (11 to noon) on Dec. 19th. In order for this to happen, we must rely on the graciousness of volunteers to handle both student lunches and the recesses, (from 10:50 to noon). Please call the school at 674-5400 if you are interested in volunteering on this special day.
Weathersfield School's National Geographic Bee
For the 26th year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fifth through eighth grades in thousands of schools across the United States. The 2014 Bee is sponsored by Google. Weathersfield School students will compete in the National GEO Bee.
WHERE: Weathersfield School's All-Purpose Room
WHEN: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Mark your calendar...all are welcome! Everyone can test their geography knowledge with the exciting GeoBee Challenge, an online geography quiz at www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee, which poses 10 new questions a day, or by downloading the "National Geographic GeoBee Challenge" app, with more than 1,000 questions from past Bees, from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
National Geography Bee Advisor
Make It Take It Workshop
The annual Make It and Take It Workshop, sponsored by PTA, will be Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 1 to 3 pm at the school. This is an opportunity for children to make fun and cute gifts for Christmas, FREE of charge. The PTA has a sign up form for parents so we can have an estimate of how many children to buy crafts for and for permission to take children's pictures during the event. The form went home in last week's Friday notices. Please get it in to us asap. If you need another one, call BJ at 674-5400.
December 13 Dance is Cancelled
The Student Council has decided to cancel the Dec. 13th dance because of a conflict with a basketball tournament. The dance will be rescheduled at a later date.
December 12, 2013 – Early Release Day
Dec 12th is a day the students are given lunch and then sent home at 11:30 am, so teachers can have the rest of the day to do important curriculum work.
Progress Reports Coming Soon
Quarter two mid-term closes on December 6th. Progress reports will be sent home for K-4 students if there is a concern on December 13th. Student progress for grades 5 – 8 can be obtained any time through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Any parent who cannot access this information, please call the school at 674-5400 and we will make a copy of the progress report for you.
Student Council News
Student Council Spirit Week was this week, December 2 through December 6, 2013 and what fun we all had! Every day was a different celebration:
Mon. - Crazy Hat Day
Tues. - Sports Team Spirit Day (Wear your favorite team jersey)
Wed. - Crazy Socks
Thursday - Crazy Hair
Fri. - Twin Day
The first Student Council dance will be on Friday, December 13th from 7 to 9:00 pm. Admission is $3.00, with free snacks and drinks. As always, the student dress code applies. Special thanks to our chaperones, Mrs. Day, Ms. Drummond, and Mr. and Mrs. Kinsman.
Student Council Officers
President: Ben Millard 8B
Vice President: Kylee Charest 8B
Secretary: Rand Frazer 8B
Treasurer: Skylar Swan 7P
Student Council Classroom Representatives 2013/2014
5A: Brandon Hennessey, Kansas Marsh
6D: Tori Amsden, Ben French
6K: Ozzie Jewett, Hannah Kemp
7L: Kristen Clark, Matthew Fisher
7P: Brooke McKeen, Aimee Vollmann
8B: Meghan Snide, Adam Stapleton
Supplemental Services for Students In Need
We are offering tutorial support for free and reduced lunch students who need extra help in math, reading and writing. A letter went home recently announcing how parents can access this service and the names of tutorial providers in the state. This information is also on our school website. Tutorial services are being arranged now and will start at the beginning of the new year. For more information, please contact the school at 674-5400.
Important Dates to Add to Your Calendar
Holiday Sing-Along: K-8-Wed., Dec. 18, 2013, (snow date: 12-19-13; same time) - 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Winter Concerts: K-3-Tues., Jan. 28, 2014, (snow date: 1-29-14; same time) - 6:00 to 7:00 pm
4-8-Thurs., Jan. 30, 2014, (snow date: 1-31-14; same time) - 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Spring Concerts: K-3-May 6, 2014 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm
4-8- May 8, 2014 - 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Memorial Day: K-8 – Friday, May 23, 2014 - 8:15 to 9:15 am
JeanMarie K. Oakman,