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 W E S  N E W S
Friday, January 24, 2020


“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” 
– Bonnie Blair

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U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S
Feb 13 - Valentine's Concert, 6:30pm
Feb 17–21 - NO SCHOOL, February Break
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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.

School Committee Meeting Info  
School Committee Meetings are held at 6pm at Mt Greylock Regional School in Room A109. The next upcoming meeting is scheduled for: February 13, 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.


 

Flu News (updated info)
This year it is more important than ever for children and young adults to get a flu shot. An unusual trend has been noticed by the Center for Disease Control this year - the predominant flu virus this year is Influenza B. Like most flu viruses, symptoms include sore throat, cough, body aches, fatigue, runny or stuffy nose and headaches. However, Flu B tends to arrive at the end of the flu season, but this year it is being seen early in the season and it is more likely to affect kids than adults. Children who are young enough to have been unexposed to Flu B in the past and have not had a flu shot are at a much higher risk of serious illness and hospitalization from this strain of flu. Therefore, even at this point in the season, it is very advisable to get a flu shot for everyone in the family.

Wishing you wellness! 
Carol, RN

 
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H A V E  N E W S  T O  S H A R E ?
E-mail submissions for our Jan 31, 2020
issue by Jan 28 to: 
wesnews@williamstownelementary.org

Submit non-WES information at least 1 week
in advance to Principal Joelle Brookner at
jbrookner@williamstownelementary.org
or call: 458-5707


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P R I N C I P A L ' S  
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BioEYES!
  

Our 3rd grade enjoyed BioEYES last week! Brought to us by Williams College  and under the supervision of Williams Lecturer and researcher Martha Marvin, Williams students taught WES students about zebrafish. Our 3rd graders bred fish in the classroom and used microscopes to study their development through hands-on experiments. They learned about fish breeding, embryonic development, and the genetics of fish pigmentation. A huge thanks goes out to the wonderful Williams students, Professor Martha Marvin, and Jennifer Swoap of the Center for Learning in Action. 

Joelle Brookner, Principal
Elea Kaatz, Assistant Principal
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YOUTH CENTER NEWS
February Vacation Camp
Register now for the WYC's February Vacation Camp. Camp runs Tuesday, February 18-Friday, February 21, with 4 days of on-site activities, indoor and outdoor play, art activities, with a pizza day on Friday. $50 per child per day or $180 for the week. Register here.

Spots are open for the ASP Winter/Spring Session
The second session of the After School Program has already begun, but spots are still open if you're looking for an active and engaging environment for your child after school. Register here.



SAND SPRINGS POOL FAMILY MEMBERSHIP SAVINGS!
Save $100.00 on your family membership to the pool!  From now until February 14th, take advantage of this great discount and get ready for summer! $395.00 (instead of $495.00) 
Contact Stephanie at 
director@sandspringspool.org

 
75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ


 

DO YOU ENJOY SINGING?
The Bennington Children’s Chorus Spring Session begins February 10. 


MILNE LIBRARY
OVERSTOCK BOOKSALE



PRESENTATION FOR PARENTS
Staff from the Elizabeth Freeman Center and Tapestry will be offering a presentation for parents about how to talk to kids about sex and sexuality. See below.


NATIONAL GIRLS & WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY AT MCLA



WRLF FEBRUARY VACATION PROGRAM
Feb 18-21, 1-4pm, for kids grades K-4
Vacation Exploration will once again be offered by the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation at its Sheep Hill location. The program will run during school vacation Tuesday, February 18th – Friday, February 21st from 1 – 4 and is open to children in grades K – 4. Outdoor activities will be nature oriented and include hikes, crafts, cooking/baking and more!
Cost: WRLF members $120 / Non-members $145
Registration form and details at WRLF.org. Space is limited, please register by February 11th.
Email ruraland@wrlf.org or call 413-458-2494 for more information 

 
 
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