10/303/23Week of October 30th


Early Release Day on Wednesday, November 1st

The next early-release Wednesday of the school year will be this Wednesday, November 1st. Students will be dismissed at 12:00am and we will not have lunch or afternoon recess during the school day. If students are going to Extended Day, then they will have lunch at the Hanlon School at the beginning of Extended Day.



Winter Groups at WY&FS

Please read the following message regarding winter groups at Westwood Youth & Family Services:

Westwood Youth and Family Services is planning for Winter group programming for Kindergarten-5th graders. Registration for all Winter groups begins on November 6th at 9am and we will be accepting 8 students per group.


Attached you’ll find group flyers that we encourage you to please share with your school community in an upcoming family communication and/or when you’re talking with parents/caregivers whose children may benefit from these programs.


Below are the online registration links and information flyers for each group:



SEPAC General Meeting

Please read the attached flyers regarding an upcoming general meeting and additional events facilitated by The Westwood Special Education Parent Advisory Council.


To access the flyer, please click on the following link: SEPAC General Meeting and Upcoming Events



No School on Friday, November 10th

All Westwood Public Schools will be closed on Friday, November 10th for Veterans Day.



Thanksgiving Recess

Students will be dismissed at 12:10pm on Wednesday, November 22nd and all Westwood Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving recess. In addition, there is no school for students on Monday, November 27th. This is a full day of professional development for all WPS faculty and staff.



Reminder: Pine Hill Site Council

We are looking for Pine Hill parents to serve on the Pine Hill Site Council this year. The Pine Hill Site Council is a school advisory group that is composed of parents, teachers, and community members. The council members assist the principal in: 1) Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards, 2) identifying the educational needs of students attending the school, 3) reviewing the annual school building budget, and 4) discussing a school improvement plan.


The Pine Hill Site Council meets several times throughout the year. Our meetings are usually held on the second Monday of the month from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Please contact Mr. Baumer if you are interested in serving on the Pine Hill Site Council during the 2023-2024 school year.



Reminder: Time Capsule

We will be putting together Hanlon and Deerfield time capsules to install in the Pine Hill Elementary School. If you have items to be included, please consider contributing to the time capsules.


For more information, please click on the following link: Hanlon Deerfield Time Capsule Flyer

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