10/23/17Week of October 23rd

Pledge Leaders

 

Chase Longo

Daniel Leahy

Justin O'Leary

Sean McCabe

Simone Maund

 

Early Release - Wednesday, October 25th

 

Dismissal is 11:50 AM and lunch will not be served.

 

Dessert With The Superintendent - Thursday, October 26th

 

Please join Superintendent Emily Parks for Dessert with the Superintendent on Thursday, October 26 at 6:30 pm in the Professional Development Room at Westwood High School. This is an opportunity to discuss your perspective on the district and your hopes and expectations for your children’s experience in school.

 

Curriculum Enrichment - Grade 5 

 

On Thursday, October 26th, Grade 5 students will have a visit from the Museum of Science:  Cryogenics, States of Matter.  Students will observe how solids, liquids, and gases change phases and properties when subjected to changes in energy, and learn how to define the states of matter. Our demonstrations involve extremely cold liquid nitrogen. Students will see balloons shrink, metal melt before their eyes, and a piece of paper set on fire using only water!

 

Halloween Costume Drive

 

Fourteen years ago, a Westwood family began a Halloween Costume Drive to help children in need. The first year, 25 children received costumes. Through the generous support of our town,10,000 children, who would not have been able to dress up for Halloween, have had the chance to do so. There are many more children waiting for costumes. Here's how you can make a child smile this Halloween.

Between October 10th - October 29th, bring in a gently used costume labeled in a bag or ask your child to help you choose a new costume for another child who wished for one. Place the costume in one of the bins at any Westwood Public School or at 42 Partridge Drive.  There is a bin outside the Sheehan office.  All costumes will be distributed throughout the state based on need. For all the children who will smile this year because of your generosity, thank you!

 

 

PTA News

 

Sheehan Halloween Party is Friday, October 27th

Please click here for more information.

Westwood Apparel 2017

Order your Westwood Apparel items and help support the PTA.   Click here to view items or click here to download the order form. 

Fifth Grade Fundraiser

Buy your raffle tickets now to win Beat headphones.  

 

Support Our Troops Halloween Candy Drive

 

All Westwood Schools are invited to join Wellesley Dental Group's 10th Annual Community Candy Drive to benefit the U.S. Troops serving overseas. From November 1st to November 8th, we will be collecting candy, handwritten notes and cards for our soldiers.

Our goal is to teach the kids lessons in giving by encouraging them to share their extra Halloween candy with our troops overseas. These sweet treats and the handwritten cards are a reminder of home for these soldiers, and a reflection of our gratitude. The packages will be sent via CarePacks, a non-profit organization, along with oral hygiene supplies.

We are inviting all schools and organizations to participate in our Press Event - November 9th at 10:00 am. Local media and photographers will capture your generous donation. Principals, faculty, parents, and students (with the permission of their teachers, of course) are welcome to attend.

To schedule a candy drop-off, please call (781-237-9071) or email us at candydrive@wellesleydentalgroup.com.

Let's keep this fun tradition going!

Thank you!

 

Picture Retake - Thursday, November 9th

 

If you'd like to have your child's picture retaken, please email Mrs. Erwin eerwin@westwood.k12.ma.us.

 

 

MCAS Schedule for Spring 2018 (draft schedule)

 

The Spring 2018 MCAS schedule has been created for the elementary schools. The testing period runs between April 2nd - May 25th. As with past years, the testing sessions for each grade-level have been spread out as equitably as possible.

Please be aware that this is a draft schedule and is subject to change. 

 

 

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