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Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

 

Today, the Board of Trustees are on campus for their meetings, and as part of their morning, they had the opportunity to visit Lower School.  The focus of the morning was science, math and computer science. 

 

Here's a snapshot of what they saw:

 

  • First grade working in math centers: SCRATCH (the M.I.T. coding program) and differentiated card games to practice subtraction on many different levels;
  • Second grade starting to think about fractions;
  • Second grade planting peas and potatoes in our Lower School garden with Farmer Tim;
  • Fourth grade science experiments investigating vibrations we cannot see;
  • Fifth grade science fair projects where the topics ranged from: What materials block Wi-Fi signals? to What conditions do pill bugs prefer?;
  • Fifth grade computer science classes focusing on digital citizenship, specifically, What is private information and how do you protect it?; and,
  • Fifth grade math tackling algebra.

 

All in a day, spanning from hands in the dirt, to coding, to algebra.

 

Next year, we will be offering the same kinds of content mornings where you can come and see a range of experiences across the grade levels.  The content mornings will cover math, science, reading, writing and specials.  I'd love to know if you might be interested in these types of mornings.  Please feel free to send me an email if you might be interested or have other thoughts about what you would like to see.

 

Stay warm this weekend.  Yesterday, there were bluebirds in the front yard of Lower School so spring is here, just lurking, late to the seasonal party.

 

Kristin

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 11th, 8:15, Parent Council Meeting, the Belfry.  All Lower School parents are invited to join us for our Lower School Parent Council Meeting. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents while learning about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. 


Friday, April 13th, 8:30 a.m., Gathering Room -  1st Grade Play - for families and friends of our 1st grade students.

 

Friday, April 13th, 5:45 p.m. - Family Bingo Night, Athletic Center.  Please register here.

 

Friday, April 20th - Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day - Grandparents and special friends are invited to spend the morning with their Westtown student.   Invitations have been sent to you, our parents, to be sure that we do not miss anyone. Please see the link below under All-School Information to register any guests that will be joining us. 


Sunday, April 22nd, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Multi-Divisional Science Fair, Science Center - From Teacher Bekka:  Join us on Sunday, April 22 for Westtown's Multi-Divisional Science Fair. Fifth graders are the youngest presenters in the fair this year and their work is impressive! The entire Westtown community, including siblings, grandparents and special friends are invited to enjoy the spirit of the day. The fair will run from 1:30-3:30 PM in the Science Center.

 

All-School Information

Summer Academics

Along with summer camp options, our summer programming includes academic courses for Upper School students. Whether to open up the school-year schedule for  flexibility, to deepen and enrich learning in a particular field of interest, or to accelerate advancement through the curriculum, summer academic courses are an opportunity to grow and learn. Check out the list of course offerings here.


Shoemaker Visiting Lecturer Series

Join us on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barton-Test Theater for a performance by the Chester Children's Chorus. The mission of the Chorus is to provide an intensive, sophisticated, and joyful choral music experience to young people of the city of Chester, and to support their academic achievement and personal development. Don't miss this talented group's performance!


Register for Grandparents' and Special Friends' Day - Friday, April 20th

Invitations have been sent to you, our parents, to be sure that we do not miss anyone. Please be sure to register any guests that will be joining us.

 

Westtown's Multi-Divisional Science Fair - Sunday, April 22 from 1:30 - 3:30pm

The Westtown community is invited to join us in the Science Center to view the projects and hear lower, middle, and upper school students explain their work.      

 

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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