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Westminster Nursery School Times

Winter Weather and Clothing

As winter approaches, scarves, hats and mittens emerge. The teachers would appreciate it if the children wore mittens instead of gloves (saves lots of time if we are getting ready to go outside). If your child wears boots to school, please bring shoes and help your child to change when they arrive and are picked up. Boots are a problem on the stairs, in Movement and in the playroom, so we ask that your child not wear boots all day.

With the winter weather upon us, please take extra care when walking and driving in the parking lot. While it goes without saying that all drivers should be driving slowly, this is especially true in slippery conditions. In addition, please be mindful of other vehicles parked in the parking lot when opening car doors and pulling out of parking spaces.

Special December Holidays

If you would like to share any special holiday or cultural traditions (cooking, craft, story, game, etc.) with your child’s class, please speak with the classroom teacher.

Thank you for Sharing and Caring

Christmas and Chanukah are forever, not for just one day.

For loving, sharing, giving, are not to be put away,

Like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.

The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

Thanks to all who participated in our November sharing and caring activities. The WNS staff hopes that your participation in these activities brought a feeling of satisfaction to each of you in knowing that you made a difference in the life of a less fortunate child.

Snow Day and Delayed Opening Reminder

Westminster Nursery School follows the Berkeley Heights Public Schools when it comes to closings and delayed openings due to inclement weather. Parents will be receiving an e-mail from Kathy between 5:30 am and 6:00 am in the event of a closing or late opening. Should there be a delayed opening, the morning classes at Westminster will be in session from 10:00 am until noon (including morning K-E). Extended Day will run from 12-1 pm. The afternoon K-E classes will be in session from 12:45 pm (lunch at home before you come) until 2:45 pm. Should you have questions regarding this policy, please contact the office.

Registration Reminder

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in January.. Materials and forms will be distributed before Christmas. All tuition prices will remain the same as 2019-2020. If you need additional forms, please stop in the office.

Lunch Bunch

Lunch Bunch bills will be distributed at the end of December for all November-December Extended Day and Stay and Play sessions.


The nursery school website ( is constantly being updated with selected pictures from your child’s day. Also, Westminster’s Facebook Page is also adding new pictures monthly. Please Like Us on Facebook.

Calendar Dates

  • Monday, December 16th - Registration Materials Distributed

  • Tuesday, December 17th - Registration Materials Distributed

  • Friday, December 20th – Winter Break begins

Holiday Wishes

Whatever holiday your family celebrates at this time of year, the nursery school staff extends their best wishes for a holiday filled with peace, joy and wonderful family time.

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