Reminder: The school will be closed on Friday, February 15, for a Faculty Planning Day and will remain closed on Monday, February 18, for the Presidents’ Day federal holiday. We hope you enjoy your long weekend!
Positive Discipline, Part 2series with Ms. Cristinacontinues!
Prerequisite: Positive Discipline, Part 1 series & Part 2, Week 1
Thursday, February 21, 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.
Positive Discipline, Part 2, Week 2
Parents of Montessori Model UN participants:
We hope you can join us for the
MMUN Celebrationon Tuesday, February 19, at 6:30 p.m.
Click here to RSVP.
We Invite Your Family to Attend Our Red Carpet Event!
Pink Tower Awards 2019
Friday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Please click here to RSVP
Walk the Red Carpet!
View the Video Contest Submissions!
Vote for Your Favorite Video!
Applaud at the Awards Ceremony!
We hope you can join us!
Parents of Grade 7 Students: Please join us for a
High School Information Session
Wednesday, February 20, 8:15 a.m.
Art Room, First Floor
Order your Scholastic Books!
See your child’s Friday Folder today or check the recent email for more information and a link to order!
As always, we are glad to have your family as part of our WFM community!
Chris Viteznik, Admissions & Communications Director
Dave Potosnak, IT Manager
Friday, February 15 – School Closed for Faculty Planning Day
Monday, February 18 – School Closed for Presidents’ Day
Tuesday, February 19 – MMUN Celebration for families of MMUN participants
Wednesday, February 20 – High School Information Session for Grade 7 parent
Thursday, February 21 – Positive Discipline Series, Part 2(Prerequisite: Part 1)
Friday, February 22 – Pink Tower Awards 2019
Friday, March 1 – School Closed for NJMAC Conference
Monday & Tuesday, March 4 & 5 – School Closed for Parent-Teacher Conferences
Sunday, March 10 – Daylight Savings Time begins
Wednesday, March 13 – MS Field Trip to Brooklyn Museum (tentative)
Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 29 – School closed for Spring break
Monday, April 1 – School resumes; Intensive rehearsals for Musical
begin in Upper School
Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 12 – Intensive rehearsals for Musical in
Saturday, April 6 – Parent Work Day for Musical
Saturday, April 13 – Musical Dress & Tech Rehearsals
Sunday, April 14 – Musical production, 2 shows
Monday, April 15 – School closed for Faculty Planning Day
Friday, April 19 – School closed for Good Friday; Passover begins
Sunday, April 21 – Easter
Monday, April 22 – Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23 – Ambassador Coffee for New School Families (tentative)
Tuesday, April 23 through Friday, April 26 – School pictures (portraits, candids
and class groups)
Happy Valentine’s Day
Toddler 1 students enjoyed a joyful Valentine’s Day presentation all about the different ways we can show and feel love. Then the students enjoyed making several Valentine-themed crafts throughout the week.
15 Years, 15 Hours
Over the past few weeks, the Toddler 1 students enjoyed welcoming some Kindergarten friends to their classroom. As part of their community service project for WFM’s school-wide 15 Years, 15 Hours initiative, the Kinders took turns helping out in the Toddler classrooms reading books, giving lessons or just keeping friends company while they worked. It has been a wonderful experience that allows our young students to learn from and connect to their older schoolmates.
A favorite new activity in the Toddler 2 classroom is number bingo. This Math material serves two important functions for the Toddlers: it reinforces the children's ability to recognize numerals and it provides an opportunity for true collaborative play, where two children are working together toward a common goal. Many children use the number bingo work several times a day, or use it many times in a row in order to play the game with several different friends.
The Toddler 2 class continued to enjoy visits from our kind and helpful Kindergarten friends this week. The Toddlers have learned to look forward to receiving lessons, listening to stories and working happily together when their older friends come to visit.
Valentine’s Day Presentation
The Toddler 2 students enjoyed a special presentation about Valentine's Day from a classroom parent. They loved hearing such favorite stories as "Snuggle Puppy" and "The Love Monster," and were eager to tell each other about the beloved friends, family members and pets in their own lives. Many thanks to the class parent for providing such a joyful and loving circle time!
Primary 1 students enjoyed making special cards for their loved ones for Valentine’s Day. Young students used push-pins and colors while older friends practiced their sewing skills.
Primary 1 students enjoyed learning about the continent of Australia. They were excited to recreate their own Aboriginal art and make didgeridoos.
15 Years, 15 hours
As part of WFM’s 15 Years, 15 Hours project, Kindergarteners enjoy visiting Toddler classrooms to work with their younger schoolmates.
Primary 1 students and parents had fun working together during Open Friday.
The Primary 2 students were excited to welcome their parents to their classroom for Open Friday.
As part of her Me Museum exhibit, a Primary 2 Kindergartener shared her favorite activities, interests, books and information about her family members with her classmates.
Practical Life Activities
Practical Life is a favorite area in the Primary 2 classroom. This work helps students develop their focus, independence and coordination.
Primary 2 students traced maps and conducted research about the continents. They found information about native animals, the weather and the main landscapes of the continents.
Speaking publicly does not come naturally to everyone, so there are many different ways to promote and practice this skill. One way is encouraging students to share during circle times and group discussions. During circle a Primary 3 student read a story independently to the entire class.
Happy Valentines Day
The Primary 1 students celebrated Valentines Day. Students expressed the importance of being nice to each other and demonstrating our love through kind actions. Then they enjoyed creating their own Valentine mobile.
Coding With Cubetto
In Coding class the Kindergarteners finished their first booklet of programming Cubetto. Next week they begin another coding project to send Cubetto to a new place.
The Kindergarteners learned some new words and used them in context. They used props to emphasize the characters, problem and solution of famous stories and then illustrated these main parts.
Lower Elementary East students learned about bar graphs. They collaborated to construct one by graphing their opinions about their preferred type of text from their recent lessons with Ms. Jenna.
Lower Elementary East friends worked on the Decanomial Layout to understand the concept of squaring.