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Westminster Family Connection - September 2022

The year is off to a great start! We’ve barely been in session two full weeks and students are already walking in confident and secure with a smile in the morning! Thank your for helping them transition so easily!

Back to School Night Thank you to so many of you who were able to attend our first back to school night in two years (and my first as Director)! It was nice to welcome you to our school community, introduce staff and give you the opportunity to see the latest art work and hear about a typical day here.

Scholastic Books This month’s scholastic book flyers have already been sent home. The deadline for orders this month is Friday September 30th. We love the scholastic book program. It not only offers a great variety of books for our students at a reasonable price for our parents, it offers bonus awards to Westminster. We use these to add books to our school library and get supplies for the school! Be sure to use code (DXTCN) when placing your order online.

COVID-19 and Illness Westminster ‘s COVID-19 policy (dated September 2022) was emailed to parents with hard copies handed out at back to school night. Let me know if you need a copy. If your child will be absent, please call or email to let us know the reason for absence. Do not hesitate to call me at (908)464-4880 if you have any questions. The Union County Office of Health Management gave us free COVID tests! I am distributing these this week. Please be sure to take one at the door!

Sad News We are so sorry to announce that Jennifer Hayes is moving away at the end of this month. Mrs. Hayes (as the students know her) joined us last year as a helper in the hall and immediately fit right in – it’s hard for me to believe it’s only been a year! She has proved to be invaluable, especially working with Mrs. Machin and her 2 1⁄2

class for the first few days. Her patience, kindness, ability to think quickly on her feet and positive attitude will be greatly missed! I know you join me in wishing her all the best with her family’s move!

This Means... We are looking for a kind, patient, positive person with the ability to think quickly on their feet to work with us one morning a week (Wednesday or Thursday) 8:45 am – 11:45pm with opportunities to sub at other times. This is the perfect job for someone with a heart for kids looking to dip a toe back in the workforce. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the office.

Looking Ahead

  • Monday September 26th - School Closed for Rosh Hashanah

  • Tuesday October 5th – School Closed for Yom Kippur

  • Monday October 10th – School Closed for Indigenous People’s/Columbus Day Tuesday October 18th – School

  • Photos, classes to be announced

  • Wednesday October 19th – School Photos, classes to be announced

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