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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
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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!
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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.
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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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Vision Screening Fall 2018

Vision screening will be started in Fall, 2018. Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo this vision screening if an optometrist or ophthalmologist has completed and signed a report form indicating that an examination has been administered within the previous 12 months.
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Lunchroom News

It is WPS’s policy that all students have sufficient time to eat. The daily lunch and recess block is 40 minutes in length. Generally, students split their lunch block so that they have 20 minutes to eat and 20 minutes to play at recess. Nevertheless, if students need more than 20 minutes to eat, they may have up to 30 minutes (knowing they will sacrifice play time at recess). While no student will be forced from the lunchroom while dining, sometimes students feel pressured by their peers to hurry their lunch so they can rush outside to play. If your students feel they do not have sufficient time to eat, reassure them they can stay in the lunchroom, even though their peers may be leaving for the playground. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the office.
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Lunchroom News

When sending deposits into school for your students Mealtime account, please make sure that their full name and the amount you are sending are marked on the sealed envelope. Deposits received after 9:30 will be made on the next day.
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