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It is fast becoming the season when Mother Nature may begin to throw snowy or icy conditions at us which necessitate school delays, cancellations or early dismissals. Read more here on how and when we notify you of changes to the regular school day!

It is fast becoming the season when Mother Nature may begin to throw snowy or icy conditions at us which necessitate school delays, cancellations or early dismissals. A lot goes into making snow day decisions and we take this very seriously. Our administrative team is in close contact with the town road crews, the bus company, and superintendents from other districts. If the weather is such that we need to cancel or delay, we do our best to let you know by 6:30am. In rare occasions, we make a call the night before, though that is not standard practice.

In the event that we need to alter the school day due to weather, we will get the information out to you in a variety of ways. Our first posts will be to our Instagram (@williamstown_elementary) and Twitter (@WES_Principal and @WES_AP) accounts and on our school website. We will then send robocall phone messages to all households. You will also be able to find the pertinent information on all the local television, radio and news sites: WBRK, WUPE, WWLP-TV channel 22, WNYT, WTEN, WTRY/WPYX, the Berkshire Eagle, and iBerkshires.

As a reminder, if we call a two hour delay the buses will run their regular routes, just two hours later, and school will open at 10:35am. On those days, the morning Side by Side session is canceled.

We're partnering with Yankee Candle® Fundraising to help achieve our fundraising goal toward this year's 6th grade Cape Cod trip. Yankee Candle is the world's #1 candle brand and they offer a wide range of premium candles, fragrances, and decor items at a very wide range of prices. The most important thing to know is that our group will receive 40% profit for every item sold!
6th Grade Fundraiser
We're partnering with Yankee Candle® Fundraising to help achieve our fundraising goal toward this year's 6th grade Cape Cod trip.

Yankee Candle is the world's #1 candle brand and they offer a wide range of premium candles, fragrances, and decor items at a very wide range of prices. The most important thing to know is that our group will receive 40% profit for every item sold!

This fundraiser is completely online. To help support us, click on the link below and order items online. Your purchases ship directly to your home and our group receives profit on each and every sale. This promotion is good through January 9, 2019.

Start Shopping Now!
Click on the link below and you are on your way to helping our organization reach its fundraising goals.

Williamstown Elementary Online Store

Click on the shopping link or simply type in www.yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter your Group Number 999988338 in the "Start Shopping" box there. Then you can shop for the same Yankee Candle Fundraising items and your purchases will still benefit our school.

Contact Emily Betti with questions: ebetti@williamstownelementary.org

Do you like logic problems? Do you enjoy engineering challenges? How about working with like-minded math thinkers on complex problem solving? Well, then math club may be for you! Open to all WES 4th, 5th, and 6th graders. First meeting: Tuesday, November 13th, room 203 (Miceli), right after school until 4:15. (Parents are responsible for pick up at School Street door each week) We'll meet every Tuesday -- November through March Any questions? Please contact Ms. Miceli or Ms. Leonard fmiceli@williamstownelementary.org or rleonard@williamstownelementary.org (Fourth grade students' families should communicate directly with Ms. Miceli or Ms. Leonard pick up plans.)
Do you like logic problems?  
Do you enjoy engineering challenges?  
How about working with like-minded math thinkers on complex problem solving?  
Well, then math club may be for you! 

Open to all WES 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.  

First meeting: Tuesday, November 13th, room 203 (Miceli), right after school until 4:15.
(Parents are responsible for pick up at School Street door each week)
We'll meet every Tuesday -- November through March

Any questions? Please contact Ms. Miceli or Ms. Leonard
fmiceli@williamstownelementary.org or rleonard@williamstownelementary.org
(Fourth grade students’ families should communicate directly with Ms. Miceli or Ms. Leonard pick up plans.)
In an effort to comply with attendance mandates from the State, WES has joined Mount Greylock and Lanesborough Elementary in implementing automated absence and tardy notifications.
In an effort to comply with attendance mandates from the State, WES has joined Mount Greylock and Lanesborough Elementary in implementing automated absence and tardy notifications. If your child is absent or late for school, you will receive a phone call and email stating such. You will receive the notification regardless of whether the absence is an excused one or not. Automated calls go out early in the day, and it is not possible for us to update the system prior to the call if your child is tardy, so if you come in late and get a notification that your child is absent, that is because we have not yet updated the attendance information for the day. You do not need to call to let us know. 
Thank you to everyone for your efforts in following our traffic patterns so well at drop-off. We are finding the flow to be much more efficient than it has been in the past. After weeks of observing, we will be implementing one major change for safety purposes.

Thank you to everyone for your efforts in following our traffic patterns so well at drop-off. We are finding the flow to be much more efficient than it has been in the past. After weeks of observing, we will be implementing one major change for safety purposes. The 15 minute and visitor parking, which had been in the row closest to the school, is now flipped to the other side of the median strip directly across from where it used to be. This is because we have noted that visitors backing out of those spots during drop-off are often having to contend with the moving traffic of the drop-off line directly behind them. By moving the visitor parking over one lane, this safety hazard will be eliminated. Staff will now park in the lane closest to the building.

One other reminder: though it is not always the shortest distance between two points, PLEASE use the cross walk if you park your car to walk into the building at drop-off. We are seeing people regularly walk through the active drop-off lane, which concerns us for safety reasons as well.

Thanks for your continued partnership in making our parking lot as safe as possible.

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