2022 Annual Appeal: Donate Today!

2022 Annual Appeal: Donate Today!

2022 Annual Appeal: Donate Today!

November 2022

Wed
30

November Mug & Muffin

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

All welcome. Meet with Carrie & Maria to discuss parenting. Sign up via the newsletter

Mon
12

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop (Virtual)

Change Starts at Home: Parenting for a More Just World

 

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Mon-Mon
19-02

Winter Recess - School Closed

Tue
03

WMS Reopens for Children

Mon
16

Martin Luther King Jr Day - School Closed

Tue
17

January Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

 

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Wed
18

January Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

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Mon-Mon
23-27

City Harvest Food Drive

Tue
14

February Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

 

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Wed
15

February Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

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Wed
15

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop

Mindful Parenting: Riding Emotional Waves with Calm & Compassion

 

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m

 

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Mon
20

President Day - School Closed

Tue
21

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day - School Closed

Wed
22

Staff Development Day - School Closed

Thu-Thu
09-09

WMS Gala & Auction

City Winery

Tue
14

March Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

 

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Tue
14

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop (Virtual)

Grappling with Achievement Culture: How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids in High-Achieving Settings

 

Time: 8.00 p.m. Sign up via newsletter.

Wed
15

March Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

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Mon-Fri
20-31

Spring Break - School Closed

Mon
03

WMS Reopens for Children

Fri
07

Good Friday - School Closed

Tue
11

Rachel Henes Parent Workshop (Virtual)

Beyond Stereotypes: Understanding Gender, Socialization & Development

 

Time: 8.00 p.m. Sign up via newsletter.

Thu-Thu
20-21

Parent Teacher Conferences - School Closed for Children

Mon-Fri
24-28

Room to Grow Book & Toy Drive

Tue
25

April Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

 

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Wed
26

April Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

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Tue-Thu
09-12

WMS Art Show

55 Hudson St. More details to follow in the weekly newsletter.

Tue
23

May Mug & Muffin (AM)

Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.

 

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Wed
24

May Mug & Muffin (PM)

Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.

 

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Mon
29

Memorial Day - School Closed

Sat
03

WMS Street Fair

Fri
16

Last Day of School for Children

Mon
26

First Day of WMS Summer Program

Tue
04

Independence Day - School Closed

Fri
28

Last Day of WMS Summer Program

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From the Classroom

Introducing Susan Bertram: Librarian and Extended Day Teacher

We are excited to introduce you to Susan Bertram, our new librarian and extended day teacher. Susan radiates positive energy and a love for literacy that is a true gift to the students at WMS. Ahead of our Virtual Book Fair, Susan and Julia Austen-Brown (Events & Community Coordinator) have been working hard to make this celebration of books an event for the entire WMS community.

Did you know Susan has been teaching for over 30 years and even was a preschool director abroad? To learn more about Susan, our librarian and extended day teacher, please read this brief interview!

What do you do at WMS?
Librarian, Extended day teacher

Where did you grow up? What was your childhood like?
I grew up in Toledo, Ohio with lots of outdoor play. When inside, my nose was in a Beverly Cleary or Judy Blume book. My parents owned an art glass gallery where my father was the resident glass artisan.

How did you end up joining the WMS community?
After teaching for 33 years as a preschool teacher, which coincided with a six year stint as a preschool director in Australia, I wanted to try something slightly different! It has been a logical and perfect segue in my career.

What’s your favorite thing about WMS so far?
The supportive staff and wonderful children.

What’s the best memory you have from when you were in preschool?
In preschool at age 4, I remember acting out Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina with my classmates. I remember being one of the monkeys sitting up on top of the indoor wooden monkey bars, shaking my finger at the peddler and saying “tsz, tsz, tsz.”

What advice would you give to parents about generating a love for books and reading from an early age?
Take children’s books everywhere – to the restaurant, to the park, on the airplane or subway, read whenever there is quiet downtime. And if you haven’t already, make bedtime stories part of the nightly routine. Find literature that connects your child to his/her interests/passions. Notice environmental print with your child. Make reading contextual, organic, purposeful, and fun. Reading is meant to be enjoyed!

Favorite children’s book?
In preschool, I always wanted my mom to read Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss at bedtime. So why Green Eggs and Ham? As an adult I would probably say that it was for the fun rhyming words or for the overt message of being a risk taker, but I suspect it was really because it took so long to read!

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