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A Monday Hello from Mrs. MacQueen

December 3, 2012

It's hard to believe that December is here already. Pretty soon Christmas will arrive and the new year will begin. The holiday season is a good time for reflecting on the work we have done in 2012.

The beginning of the school year brought many changes to WSE—a new assistant principal, new teachers and new expectations. One aspect that we have been working hard to make even better, is the climate and culture of our school. We are doing many things that we believe help kids get more excited about being here at Westshire. Last week we rolled out our ROCKS core concept program and we have seen the benefits already. Students can't wait to earn classroom rocks and we are happy to give them out when they demonstrate one or more of the concepts.

Other programs we have started are our Spirit Days and Dance Party Fridays. Dance Party is not really about the dancing, it's about celebrating the hard work we do all week. It's about creating a community and making everyone feel good when they leave for the weekend. Most importantly, it's about showing the children, staff and parents of Westshire that this is the place to be—a place where learning can be fun. I see the enthusiasm of the kids every Friday and I love it!

All of these programs are important because they really do make school more engaging. Once again, thank you for all of your support! Together we make WSE an incredible place for learning.