Speakeasy & Auction
Spring has officially arrived and with it brings our annual benefit and auction, which celebrates our vibrant Washington Market School community. This year we have a fun and exciting celebration planned with THE MARKET – A 1920s SPEAKEASY & AUCTION, which will be held at City Winery on Monday, April 23 – in just 18 days!
By now, you have received your invitation with a link to the benefit website at www.wmsbenefit.org. On it, not only will you find the event’s signature flapper and gentleman dancers, but details of the benefit from purchasing your tickets, to learning more about the amazing Raffle Prizes.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday, April 16, as the Online Auction will open on the benefit website. You can start bidding on this year’s exciting items ranging from gift certificates donated by community merchants to gorgeous jewelry and, of course, fun play dates for your child with our school’s wonderful and dedicated teachers. You will also get a sneak peek of the fabulous items that will be featured during the evening’s Live Auction.
Most importantly, be on the lookout for your signature membership card and password that will provide your exclusive entry into the benefit. This is a speakeasy after all!
So, pull out your dancing shoes, follow the red light and we look forward to seeing you for a spectacular evening on April 23!
Calendar of Events
What’s happening in April...
April 6th (Friday)
Good Friday – School Closed
April 10th (Tuesday)
Duane Class Photo Day – Classes 1,2,3 & 6 only
April 11th (Wednesday)
Summer Program Applications Due
April 13th (Friday)
Mug n’ Muffin – Duane Street (9.30 – 10.30)
April 16th (Monday)
WMS Annual Online Auction Begins (wmsbenefit.org)
April 23th (Monday)
WMS Annual Benefit – City Winery 6.30pm
April 23th (Monday)
Summer Program Contracts Mailed
And coming up in May...
May 1st, 3rd, & 8th
Hudson Street Welcome Days
Returning & New Students to Hudson Street Only
(Schedule & information to follow in the coming weeks)
WMS Annual Room to Grow Collection
May 22nd & 23rd
WMS Annual Art Show
Welcome to the World
- Manavi Menon and Omar Karim on the birth of their daughter Ashna and to Zamir (Class 3) on becoming a big brother.
- Kathy Park and Andrew Jacobs on the birth of their son Richard Julian and to Sabine (Class 6) on becoming a big sister.
- Suzanne and Andrew Hudson on the birth of their son Lucien and to Beatrice (Class 1) on becoming a big sister.
- Melanie and David Whelan on the birth of their daughter Charlotte and to Lachlan (Class 1) on becoming a big brother.
News & Events
WMS Big Kids Club
For the past 33 years, we have honored a tradition started by the school's children. Back in the spring of 1979 a group of 4's and 5's approached Ronnie and asked if they could get off their cots and be done with rest time. When asked what they would rather do instead of quiet time, the children wisely replied, "Study Something" (Of course it was dinosaurs!) Thus began Big Kids Club!
The full day children who are leaving WMS this fall to either Kindergarten or Grade 1 will no longer rest but join a club from 12.45 - 1.30pm (April 30 until Thursday, May 31) that will focus on a theme. Past themes have been Science, Chapter Club, Chess etc. Our other full day children will enjoy Story Club at this time. Look out for more information outside your classroom in the coming weeks.
WMS Summer Program
It's hard to believe, but summer is just around the corner - and that means now is the time to register for the WMS Summer Program! The program features arts & crafts, music, yoga, tennis, chess, cooking, field trips, picnics in the park, and many other fun activities. It's a great option to keep your children active during the long hot summer as well as to get to know our beloved teachers.
This year's seven-week program runs from Monday June 25 - Friday August 10 and we offer both full-day (9am - 3pm) and half-day (9am - 1pm) options. Enrollment in the Summer Program requires a three-week minimum commitment, but the three weeks do not need to be consecutive.
All current and newly-enrolled children are eligible to register as long as they are between 2-6 years old in July 2012. If you have already submitted your application but would like to make changes you must do so in writing and submit them to the Admissions Office – email@example.com
Summer Program Application Forms have already been emailed. They are also available at the front desks.
We held our annual City Harvest Food Drive in March. This year we collected an amazing 1000 pounds of food! This was our biggest collection yet. Thank you to all the families who gave so generously and for Jodi Zeitoun and parent volunteers for coordinating the effort. Well done!
Room to Grow
Collection for Room to Grow will be May 2nd - 8th – Are you Spring cleaning? Please hold on to all of your gently used adult & children’s clothing to donate to this effort.
Please be reminded that your second tuition payment for 2012-2013 is due May 1st.
- Because of an incident earlier this week, we are reminding parents and caregivers not to leave any items (strollers, scooters etc. or tie your dog) at the entrance or entrance/railing of any of our adjoining railing of any of our adjoining buildings. These are private residences and their entrances cannot be blocked at any time. Thank you for your cooperation.
- Classroom G/H teacher Maria Haroen recently attended the American Montessori Society Annual Conference in San Francisco. It was a great opportunity to share experiences with other Montessori teachers from around the globe.