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A Friday Hello from Mrs. MacQueen

November 25, 2015wes 112515

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is already here. During this holiday season, there are many reasons to give thanks. I am thankful for a wonderful family and an amazing job. I am also thankful for the beautiful community we have created here at Westshire.

Last Tuesday, our 4th graders excitedly waited at the door to greet guests for our annual Harvest Dinner. More than 150 people, including 65 grandparents and mentors, enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey and all the delicious fixings.

After eating lunch and sharing cookies for dessert, our guests enjoyed listening to our 3rd & 4th grade chorus sing “This Land is Your Land.” The luncheon ended with great anticipation as the 1st/2nd graders chose the winners of our homemade pumpkin pies. The pies were especially scrumptious because all of the ingredients were grown and harvested in our own school gardens. Congratulations to our three pumpkin pie winners!

A HUGE thanks to all our staff, especially our chef, Ms. Pauline, and our students for making this year’s luncheon so memorable.

I wish all of our families a healthy and happy holiday weekend! Enjoy the best parts of Thanksgiving—spending time with family, eating yummy turkey and watching lots of football!

Important Dates

  • November 25th — Early Release at 1:00
  • November 26th & 27th — No School
  • December 11th — Art from the Heart Event
  • December 16th — K-4 to Mary Poppins Performance at Northern Stage
  • December 23 — Holiday Break Begins

News from the Kitchen

WES has a no charging policy. All lunch bills must have a positive balance. Students with a negative balance will get a sandwich instead of what is on the menu that day. Also, snack milks and juices are not included for Free/Reduced students. Please make sure your child has enough money to cover drinks. If you do not want your child to get snack drinks, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you!

Art from the Heart Holiday Craft Making Event for families of WES and SME

Friday, December 11th 3:30-5:30 in the WES gymnasium Please join us for an afternoon of fun! We will have craft tables to make items like cards, tags, magnets, ornaments, picture frames, jewelry, and more. All students will have the chance to make and wrap their holiday gifts and they can shop for FREE presents at the White Elephant table.