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The Westminster Nursery School Times

Friendship Fruit Salad

The kids in our classroom are like a fruit salad, with different colors and different tastes. We each have our families and houses and meals and customs and colors and shapes. On Monday, November 19th and Tuesday, November 20th (just before Thanksgiving) each class will prepare a friendship fruit salad for snack. Each child will bring in one type of fruit, which will be put into a big bowl to be shared with the other children in the class. Look for sign -up sheets on the classroom doors. Only a small amount (i.e. one banana or pear or apple; a small bunch of grapes, etc…) of fruit is needed from each child. All fruit should be washed, cut up and ready to serve.

Scholastic Book Order Reminders/Fundraising

We have tried many fundraisers at WNS. Most are an unnecessary and an expensive burden on the parents. If we may propose buying a book from Scholastic each month (some are just $1), that would be so helpful. Westminster earns “points” from book sales that we can redeem for items to be used in the school. In the past we have received books, language aids (i.e. flannel board stories), classroom items (multicultural figures), kindergarten games and laminating supplies. Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word. ... Even after children learn to read by themselves, it's still important for you to read aloud together. When placing a Scholastic Book Order, please be sure all order forms are completely filled out. Include your child’s name and the teacher’s name. You may write one check for the total of all order forms. As the holiday season approaches, you may be ordering books that will be used as gifts. If this is the case, please note on the order form that it is a gift and the books will be bagged so your child doesn’t see them.

Extended Day/Stay and Play

Invoices for September and October will be distributed in the next two weeks. Please check for them in your email.

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).

Outdoor Play

We continue to go outside as much as possible for play. Please be sure your child has a LABELLED warm jacket, mittens (if necessary) and a hat. Teachers will always take the time to help your child get ready for outdoor play.

Back to School Night Slide Show

If you missed the Slide Show at Back to School Night, they are on our website,

Calendar Dates

  • Thursday, November 8th – School Closed

  • Friday, November 9th – School Closed

  • Monday, November 19th – Friendship Fruit Salad

  • Tuesday, November 20th – Friendship Fruit Salad

  • Wednesday, November 21st – School Closed

  • Thursday, November 22nd – School Closed

  • Friday, November 23rd - School Closed


Thanksgiving Wishes

The staff at Westminster wishes each of our Nursery School families a happy Thanksgiving. This is the time of year to reflect on and be thankful for the many wonderful things we have in our lives. At Westminster Nursery School we are thankful for each and every child whose lives we touch and their families.

“Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded.”

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