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The Westminster Nursery School Times

Back to School Night

Back to School Night is on October 1st from 6:30-7:30. It is for adults only.

Come and socialize, visit your child’s classroom, enjoy a snack made by your children and see a slide show of your children in action.

Flu Shot Documentation

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) requires children entering pre-school to have an annual influenza vaccine. We have until December 31st to collect documentation that children enrolled at Westminster have received the vaccine. This documentation will be verified by local representatives of the Department of Health and Senior Services.

Please arrange for your child to have the flu vaccine and have your Pediatrician/Primary Care Provider complete the form from your summer packet or provide a scrip. Completed forms must be returned to the office by December 20th. Failure to return the form will result in your child not being able to return to school after winter break (until the completed form is returned).

Extended Day/Stay and Play

We want to remind parents that Extended Day (11:30 -1:00) and Stay and Play (1:00-2:45) has begun and this program of art work, games, stories and playtime is available Monday through Friday afternoons. What a great opportunity for play dates! It’s cheaper than a babysitter. Sign-Up sheets are located on the bulletin board by the door to the playground.

Early Drop-Off

Arrival time for all morning classes is 9:00 AM. If you need to arrive early, you are welcome to participate in our Early Drop Off at 8:30 a.m. for $5 per day. No reservation is needed.

Tee Shirt/Sweatshirt/Car Magnets

Our annual Tee Shirt, Sweatshirt and Car Magnet sale will begin shortly. Flyers will be sent home in your child’s school bag. Order forms and money should be dropped in Mrs. Sang’s mailbox by Friday, October 31st.

Scholastic Book Club

Connect your child to books they’ll want to read.

All of your purchases directly benefit your child’s school.

Monthly reading club flyers keep reading fresh and fun.

Low priced books.

Picture Days

School pictures (individual and class) will be taken on Wednesday, Oct. 16th and Thursday, Oct. 17th. If for any reason you are not happy with how your child’s picture turns out, Positive Image will re-shoot. If your child was not here on picture day you may contact Positive Image and they will arrange an appointment at their studio in New Providence.

Outdoor Play

Fall has officially arrived and the weather is getting cooler. We will go outside to play as much as possible. Please remember to send a jacket, sweater or sweatshirt on cool days. Long pants are also a suggestion. Teachers will always take the time to help the children put on jackets and sweaters.


Children do not wear costumes to school for Halloween, nor do we have a “Halloween Parade”. Through experience, we have found some costumes unsafe on the stairs and playground and uncomfortable to wear for the entire school day. There just is not enough time to dress and undress an entire class during one class session. In addition, it is not uncommon for some children at this age to be fearful of costumes, no matter how “friendly” they seem.

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Calendar Dates

  • Monday, Oct. 1 – Back to School Night 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Oct. 8 – School Closed

  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 16 and 17– Picture Days

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