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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Letters from Ronnie, WMS Founder

Our Beloved School: A Letter from Ronnie

Dearest WMS Community,

I will be retiring from my position as Head of School on June 30th , 2022, at the end of the 2021-2022 school year. This is consequential news, both personally and professionally, but I know that it is the right time for me to leave my role as the leader of our beloved school.

As you can imagine, at this time I am filled with emotions. I have devoted so much of my life to the school that the thought of leaving makes my heart sad. At the same time I am very proud of what the school has become, a flourishing institution with an extraordinary staff that does a wonderful job in revealing the world to its audience of young children. And I feel confident that it will continue to thrive in the years ahead.

Everyone involved in the search understands that it is important that the person chosen to lead the school into the future have a deep understanding of what is the underlying ethos of the school. As part of this process, in the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to provide input on how you understand the mission of WMS and how the school actually functions.

I could hardly imagine that almost fifty years ago, when I put up flyers on lampposts announcing a new school for young children and six families showed up, that it would develop the fullness it has today. Through the years as WMS grew, we have had to deal with some major crises: 9/11 occurred on the first day of the Fall term in 2001 as we greeted children and parents, the first plane flying low over our heads, on its path to the World Trade Center and, of course, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. But I strongly believe that we have met these challenges with resilience and they have, in some mysterious way, strengthened our school community.

Apart from these extraordinary crises, the school has remained innovative even as it has grown larger. We continue to believe that each day is a new day for us and we continue to learn and enhance our ability to impart wisdom to our children, a process I am confident will be a hallmark of the school as it moves into the second half century of its wonderful existence.

The good news is that, like a good parent, I shall remain a part of the school’s life, both from a respectful distance and, for the 2022-23 school year, continuing my role in Ex-missions for our children going off to Ongoing schools in September 2023.

With appreciation to you for being a part of WMS,

Ronnie

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