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 W E S  N E W S
Friday, December 6, 2019


“It's not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”
– Mother Teresa

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U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S

Dec 8 - Cape Cod Cafe & Craft Fair, 9am-2pm
Dec 9 - Vaping: Talk Early/Talk Often, 6:30 
Dec 23-Jan 1 - NO SCHOOL, Winter Break 

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Talk Early... Talk Often MONDAY


New District Calendar
Check out the new calendar on the District website! It is one stop shopping for all the events going on at all three of the schools in our region. You can subscribe to the calendar for alerts or just check it out as needed.

PTO Info Session & Pizza Party
For parents/guardians of kindergarteners
and new WES students

 

Wednesday, December 11th, 5:15-6:30pm, WES Cafeteria
 
Have you been curious about the WES PTO and what we do? Looking to connect
with other parents and get involved at school, but not sure how to find
out about things happening? Join us at this info session to learn more
about the WES community, ways to get connected, and how to plug in to all
of the wonderful opportunities! Current PTO Board Members will be on hand
to share info and answer questions. Pizza dinner will be served and we'll
have activities for the kids; please RSVP to sjm1@williams.edu so we have
a good count on how much pizza to get.


School Committee Meeting Info  
School Committee Meetings are held at 6pm at Mt Greylock Regional School in Room A109. Upcoming meetings are scheduled for:
November 14, December 12, January 9, 2020. All are welcome to attend. Meetings are also broadcast live on the District YouTube channel.

WES PTO Needs
Volunteers at All Levels

The PTO assists with numerous events and programs at our school, including Words are Wonderful, school photos, clothing sale, camp fair, staff appreciation week, Walk for WES, .... To ensure that these and other programs continue, we need volunteers for a variety of roles, from helping with one-time 
events to coordinating activities. All help is welcome, appreciated, and needed.  If interested or if you would like more information, email the secretary (info@wespto.info); note it is not necessary to come to the meetings to help.

Also, we are looking for two room parents for each classroom; you can sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448aaa62daafe3-wesroom2

 
Adventures in Learning
It's almost January!!! Time to register for Adventures in Learning, an after school enrichment program that includes 21 different classes to choose from. Each class is taught by Williams College students, faculty/staff, or members of the community. Visit https://learning-in-action.williams.edu/education-outreach/adventures-in-learning/ to learn more about the program, browse the brochure, and to register.  Registration is open Monday, December 2nd-Wednesday December 11th.  Contact Amy Sosne, als3@williams.edu with questions.
 
What to do about the Flu???
We all know it is coming, some say it is already here! It is Flu season and we try to be as prepared as we can every year! So, what can we do to avoid the flu this year???
 
The first and single best way to prevent flu this year and every year is to vaccinate! There is still plenty of time to get a flu shot. The formulation of flu vaccines are updated every year to be the best possible “match” to fight flu viruses that may be circulating in the United States. So, please get a flu shot! They are readily available from your healthcare provider, local flu clinics and even pharmacies. A flu shot protects you and the people around you.
 
Other simple things to keep in mind as the season approaches:

• Avoid close contact with people who are already sick. If you are ill, keeping your distance from others - this protects them from getting sick,too.
 
• Stay home when you are sick. Staying home from school, work and errands will help prevent spreading your illness to others. Every year the flu can cause people to be hospitalized, even sent to the ICU for complications of the flu, so please be responsible.
 
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing.It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough and acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) are spread by coughing, sneezing and unclean hands.
 
• Clean your hands! Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizers.
 
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, mouth or nose.
 
• Good health habits apply to flu season as well. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work and school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink lots of fluids and eat healthy foods.
 
Wishing you health and happiness!    
Carol, RN

 
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in advance to Principal Joelle Brookner at
jbrookner@williamstownelementary.org
or call: 458-5707


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