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School Board Meeting: Tuesday, October 4, 2022, 6:30 p.m.,
Samuel Morey Elementary School, Fairlee, VT or Via Zoom

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Westshire News September 2, 2022

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” ~Aristotle

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The Westshire community exemplifies Aristotle’s wisdom! Each member of this community is remarkable; staff, students, and families alike. While each individual helps to make Westshire the magnetic and thriving place that it is, we alone are no match for what we do for this school and community when we work together. People, myself included, are drawn to this school because it is special. It is special because it thrives on teamwork, true commitment to the community within as well as the greater community.

The strain and isolation of pandemic life is moving further and further into the past with every step we take into this new year. With the feelings of ease this offers, the Westshire staff is becoming energized to dream of the community connections we will be able to re-engage this year! We need your help! Each member of our community brings to the table unique talents and passions, we are ready to open our doors to you and welcome you in to share your skills! How can you help? The only limits are formed by your creativity!

Think about your skills, what you love to do and share with others? Who do you know that would love to engage with the school and our children this year? The opportunities for community connection and volunteerism are varied and vast. Maybe you want to come help your child’s classroom teacher with a project or special celebration, maybe you would be willing to help in the library; Courtney Wise, the Library Media Specialist, is looking for help. Maybe you know of an organization who would love to donate things our school community could use, maybe you would love to be a regular at community meetings or even help a group of parents run one! Maybe you know of a group or organization in need that could use help from the school on a particular project, the options are truly endless! We want to work together to reignite the strength in this community!

So, how can you sign up to participate? There are a few things you should know if you would like to participate in your child’s classroom. The protocol would be to contact your child’s teacher via email (or set up a meeting) and plan together times that work for both of you. It always feels good for teachers to have a plan and to organize that with you so that you are both on the same page. I would also encourage every family member who wishes to fill out this survey to give us an idea of the things people would be willing to share with our community! Lastly, my goal is to set up some “Coffee with the Principal” mornings in the coming months so that interested parties can engage in conversation and brainstorming about ways to support our community partnerships within our school and in the surrounding community, stay tuned for more information on these upcoming events!

We appreciate you and your support in making this a fantastic year!

Sincerely,
Sara Rose
Westshire Principal