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Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

 

Last week, second grade held a sea life museum, where each child was an expert on an ocean animal.  Their projects enabled the children to demonstrate their knowledge in a range of ways.

 

In every class, there are children who are writers, artists, engineers, scientists and public speakers.  When children can transform what they learn into their preferred mode, such as a painting, a book or a 3D project, they communicate more fully all they know.  If they know they are confident in one mode and that mode is available to them, they will feel fortified and go on to build their competencies in the modes that are more challenging.  For example, the artist can show in intricate detail visually what she has absorbed.  She will not doubt she knows the material, which, then, gives her courage to work in the written word.  Conversely, the child who loves to write and produces chapters will lean on the power he feels as a writer to figure out how in the world to make a 3D sea otter.

 

As teachers, we cannot leave children with only their strengths.  Good teachers dig in and help children face their less strong modes of communication.   We want children to find many entry points into the rich content of the world and then show us what they know with gusto and confidence.

 

Enjoy the long weekend,

Be it 50 degrees or snowing, or both,

Kristin

Important Messages

Lower School Parent Council and the 4th grade are sponsoring a food drive this month to benefit the Chester County Food Bank.  Click here for the details!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 22nd, 6 p.m. - Tex-Mex Dinner Fundraiser, LS Gathering Room, to raise funds for the 5th grade immersion trip to San Antonio, Texas  -  Click here for the details!

Friday, March 2nd, 5:45 p.m. - LS Family Bingo Night - Athletic Center Wrestling Room - Click here for the details!

 


All-School Information

Reminder
No classes in Lower, Middle, and Upper School on Monday, February 19th.

 

The Robotics Team Needs YOU!

Westtown School is hosting the FIRST Mid-Atlantic Robotics Competition on Friday, March 9th and Sunday, March 11th. We are looking for Lower, Middle,and Upper School families to volunteer at the event. Westtown will host as many as 2000 competitors, coaches, and parents PER DAY from 38 teams and we could use your help!  This is a great opportunity to get involved! For more information click here.

 

Middle & Upper School Dance Concert
The Middle and Upper School Dance Concert will be this Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Barton-Test Theater. Join us!

 

Save the date for Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day - Friday, April 20th

Invitations for this school-wide event will be sent in March and will be sent to you, our parents, to be sure that we do not miss anyone. We look forward to welcoming our treasured guests to campus!

 

Swing for the Students Golf & Tennis Outing - Tuesday, May 22nd
Enjoy golf, tennis, cocktails, live music, dinner, live & silent auction and so much more! Outing proceeds benefit all Westtown students. Online registration is open - register here! For more information, visit www.westtown.edu/golfandtennis or contact Megan Schlickmann at (610) 399-7858.

 
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