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Mrs. Larson's 2nd graders prepare for their Genre test through the use of Kahoot!

Thank you for participating in Watch DOGS!

Mrs. Larson's students practice mathematical concepts on EDpuzzle.

Flexible seating as we work on comprehension skills using ReadTheory.org.

Kindergarten students spell their name with virtual magnetic tiles.

Superintendent, Mr. Salemi, reads a story to the 2nd grade students.

Learning about different genres using EDpuzzle's 21st Century learning tool.

As 1st grade students "Teach their Monster to Read," they're really teaching themselves.

Mr. Salemi visits Ms. McMorrow's class to read them a story.

Using pictures to solve math problems.

WPS Walkathon

Miss Braniff's students are excited to read in their book nook.

Differentiation through the use of technology in Mrs. Larson's 2nd grade classroom.

Kindergarten students are working on alphabetical order.

1st Graders wave to WIS students as they pass by them during the Walkathon.

Playing Yahtzee on Grandparents Day.

Mrs. Lappe's students build relationships during Morning Meeting.

Learning and having fun on Grandparents Day 2017.

Playing board games with our grandparents on Grandparents Day.

Mission Statement

Westchester Public Schools, District 92½, will apply inquiry-based strategies within the curriculum and foster a culturally responsive, caring and safe environment that addresses the instructional needs of all students while developing leadership skills and opportunities.
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News & Announcements

Fall Festival Update – Tuesday, October 31

The WPTC officers, room parents and staff members have been working hard to provide safe, fun-filled activities for our children. At 9:45a.m., the AM Early Childhood and Kindergarten students will participate in a costume parade around the building if the weather permits. At 1:45 p.m. Early Childhood, Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade students will participate in a costume parade around the building. Family members are invited to view the parade at this time. Following the parade, the children will return to their classrooms to participate in parties sponsored by WPTC. Costumes may be worn to school and should be appropriate for recess, classroom and bus transportation. All regular school subjects will be part of our school day. Costumes should be comfortable for inside and outside wear. Please observe these guidelines in preparing your child’s costume.

If your student wears a costume to school, the following guidelines are in place. Phone calls home will be made to any student not following these guidelines and a change of clothing must be brought to school.

*No masks are allowed.

*No vulgar or indecent attire is allowed.

*No bare midriffs or bare backs are allowed.

*Clothing and costumes must cover to at least mid-thigh.

*No heavy jewelry or heavy chains are allowed.

*No violent-themed attire or props are allowed.

*WPS is not responsible for the damage or loss of items brought to school. This may include, but is not limited to: costumes, materials, props, clothing, coats, jewelry, cameras and cell phones.

If you have any questions regarding appropriate attire, please call the school office for clarification. Thank you for sending your WPS student to school in clothing that promotes safety and supports our school’s positive environment. Your support is appreciated!

WPS/WIS Fall Family Dance - Friday, October 20

This year's event will take place on Friday, October 20 at WIS on Canterbury Street. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the dance goes until 8:00 pm. Admission is $1 per person and children 4 and under are free! Pizza, nachos, soft drinks/water and candy will be sold at the event. There will also be a DJ, dancing, face painting, and more!

The Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill – October 20th 10:20am

WPS will participate in The ShakeOut Drill on October 20th at 10:20am. The main goal is to get prepared for major earthquakes, so we use this as an opportunity to learn what to do before, during and after an earthquake. Please visit http://www.earthquakecountry.info/roots/seven_steps.html for tips on how to prepare, protect and recover.

Meet and Greet with Dr. Abdullah, the principal at Proviso West High School

On October 16th our principal at Proviso West High School will be hosting a meet and greet at the Westchester Public Library from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Dr. Abdullah is an extraordinary person who has many great things in store for Proviso and would love to meet the people she serves. Please see the attached flyer for more information. DR. Abdullah Meet and Greet.pdf

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