It’s November, which means we are celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Halloween, Dias de los Muertos, and All Souls Day were all a part of our week. We began with school traditions of Halloween Guessing and the Preschool Costume Parade. Children decorated pumpkins and left school energized for Trick or Treating. You can see pictures of all Monday’s festivities on the school website photo album.
I enjoyed seeing many of you for in-person Parent & Teacher Conferences. As you walked through the halls I hope you saw evidence of the rich and varied learning taking place at Westfield. Your conversations with teachers create formative assessments for where your child is now. You know your child better than anyone. Your child’s teacher sees your child as a learner with strengths to build on and areas for growth. Your partnership enriches the learning experience for the whole class. Children learn and make meaning within the social space of the classroom.
We started November with 22 children out of school with a variety of ailments, including RSV, influenza, norovirus, and lice. Thank you for keeping your children home until they are truly well.
We are about to begin an extended service project centered around food insecurity in our communities. Look for more information soon.
- Parents and Guardians Council Meeting on ZOOM Thursday, November 3rd
- The Poinsettia Sale is upon us - Look for the forms coming soon
- Giving Tuesday will be here soon. Mark your calendars and plan on making your contribution to the Fund for Westfield on Tuesday, November 29th. Look for the communications and be sure to share with your friends and family, as well! I will provide cake and ice cream for any grade in which 85% of the childrens’ households make a contribution on or before Giving Tuesday.
- To make your contribution before Giving Tuesday towards your class goal, simply make a note with your contribution on this online Giving Form or send a check to the school.
What We Are Reading
Featured in our LibraryNotable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present by Adrienne Keene
Global Read AloudLast Stop on Market Street
by Matt de la Peña (Author)
Christian Robinson (Illustrator)
What I Am ReadingAkata Woman
by Nnedi Okorafor
Featured in our LibraryThe House on East 88th Street
by Bernard Waber
Newberry Honor YAA Snake Falls to Earth
by Darcie Little Badger
Just for FunJust a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book
by Yuyi Morales