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Weekly Update September 26th-30th



Parent Teacher Conferences

Conference information went home with students in their Thursday folders this week. Middle school families are invited to join us in the middle school gym on October 17th from 2:00-8:00 (please avoid dinner time from 5:00-5:30) to meet with all general education and electives teachers. Elementary families can schedule a conference with your child's teacher.


As a parent, you are your child’s first and most important teacher. We have something in common: we all want your child to learn and do well. When parents and teachers talk to each other, each person can share important information about your child’s talents and needs. Each person can also learn something new about how to help your child. Parent–teacher conferences are a great way to start talking to your child’s teachers.


What should you expect?

· A two-way conversation. Like all good conversations, parent–teacher conferences are best when both people talk and listen. The conference is a time for you to learn about your child’s progress in school: Ask to see data about your child’s attendance, grades, and test scores. Find out whether your child is meeting school expectations and academic standards. This is also a time for the teacher to learn about what your child is like at home. When you tell the teacher about your child’s skills, interests, needs, and dreams, the teacher can help your child more.

· Emphasis on learning. Good parent–teacher conferences focus on how well the child is doing in school. They also talk about how the child can do even better. To get ready for the conversation, look at your child’s classwork, tests, and assessment data before the conference. Be sure to bring a list of questions that you would like to ask the teacher.


· Opportunities and challenges. Just like you, teachers want your child to succeed. You will probably hear positive feedback about your child’s progress and areas for improvement. Be prepared by thinking about your child’s strengths and challenges beforehand. Be ready to ask questions about ways you and the teacher can help your child with some of his or her challenges.


Mark Your Calendars!

September 26th- Early Release

October 12th- Whole School Museum Field Trip (we are looking for volunteers!)

October 17th- Conferences


Parent Survey

Westminster Public Schools is working to gather input from all stakeholders on our guiding values. Please take a moment to click on this link and share your feedback!





PTA Support

Westminster High School's homecoming parade is right around the corner and we need your help with the CSA float! Please view this sign up genius to see how you can help.


Also, each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (All grades welcome).* Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Submissions need to be turned in to Ms. Farrell by October 14th for judging. Student’s entries that place top 3 in their age category will have their entries move onto the regional competition.


Finally, thanks to all who helped support our PTA at our last restaurant night. It was a huge success!




Major Saver

Westminster Public Schools Foundation is partnering with Major saver to help raise money. Our Foundation is a wonderful partner to help provide scholarships and financial support to families in need. Purchasing these cards is an easy way you can help!


Food for Thought

Here at STEM we are receiving food from a non-profit organization called 'Food For Thought' that delivers a shipment of bags to us bi-weekly of non-perishables such as pasta, canned goods, beef jerky, juice boxes, and other snacks for families who might need or can benefit from some additional food recources at no cost. Every shipment varies a little bit in the food that is delivered. We are sending this form out for families to be able to opt in or out of having a bag delivered to send home on a bi-weekly basis. Please know it is completely optional but is also encouraged as additional support from the school to you.





Safety and Security

One of the five specific actions that can be performed as part of our standard response protocol is EVACUATE. We typically think of fire drills when we use the term EVACUATE. In this protocol, students and staff are trained to leave their belongings behind and leave the building. Staff are trained to bring our office "go bag" which includes student identification information, medication, and emergency supplies.



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