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1st and 2nd grade reading buddies

Lights, Camera, Read!

1st and 2nd grade reading buddies

2nd Grade Wax Museum

Asking a true Olympian speed skater some questions we developed through our Winter Olympics IBL project.

Comprehension Station at Family Literacy Night

Kindergarten students spell their name with virtual magnetic tiles.

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1st grade students take a picture with an Olympic Speed Skater, Nancy Swider-Peltz.

Prepping for our math test with Kahoot!

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

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

Reading games at Family Literacy Night

Mrs. Lappe explains the life cycle of a pumpkin.

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

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

Thank you for participating in Watch DOGS!

2nd Grade Wax Museum

2nd Grade Wax Museum

Read-to-Selfie Station

Is the Author's Purpose to Entertain, Inform, or Persuade?

Coding Minecraft for STEM Day


What is the Author's Purpose?

Gamifying the 2nd Grade Classroom


2nd Grade Wax Museum




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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Transportation Information - Please remember

Per District Policy, students who ride the bus must be at the designated school bus stop five (5) minutes before the scheduled pick-up time. Make sure your children leave home on time so they can arrive at the bus stop before it is due. Running after or in front of a bus is dangerous. Students should not wait in the car until the bus arrives! Students must be at their assigned bus stop ready to board the bus. They cannot get on the bus at another bus stop

WPS/WIS Fall Family Dance - Friday, October 19

This year's event will take place on Friday, October 19 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!


If your child tells you or shows signs of bullying behavior, don't ignore it and hope it goes away. Parents, please join us at the Westchester Public Library on October 20th to learn more. In this parent forum, School Resource Officer Rob Verber will share tips for monitoring a child’s online activity, steps to take if a child is cyber-bullied, and ways to address and communicate these issues with children and much more.

Fall Festival

Wednesday, 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!

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