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   Principal: Kathleen Cadarette

     Assistant Principal-Behavior Interventionist:  Maria Murray


      Proudly Educating First through Fifth Grade Students of Southbridge, Massachusetts

Summer reading packets were sent home with all students. If you need another packet or additional information please contact the main office at West Street School or Jacob Edwards Library. 


West Street School is connecting with the 21st Century and our families!  Join our Facebook Page for current events and day to day happenings or follow Principal Cadarette's Tweets to be in the know of WSS!  


On their way to the Middle School

On Wednesday June 15 our Fifth grade students participated on their last award  ceremony as students at West Street School.  We wish all our students good luck.

Career Day


On Thursday May 26 West Street School hosted its annual Career Day. Twenty two members of the community volunteered their time to share with students about their professional lives.  The idea is to expose students to different opportunities in the work force in a variety of fields. 

West Street appreciates the participation of : Billy Bolster Snowboarding Instructor,Barbara Frederick, Capen Hill Nature's Sanctuary, YMCA, Linda Davis Yoga Instructor, Big Bunny – Wendy Trethway, Esteban Carrasco Town Council, Amelia Peloquin School Council, Big Y, Harrington Hospital, Representative Durant, Bay Path High School, State Troppers,  Southbridge Fire Department, Mr. Whitney,

Fourth and First Grade Students
Fourth grade students studied electricity.  We built simple circuits with the first graders and identified materials that would be conductors or insulators.  The first graders read a book about Ben Franklin.


Southbridge Bicentennial Parade

On Saturday May 14th students and staff marched on
the Bicentennial Parade.


Reach Out and Read

On April 29 members of the community visited WSS and read to our students.

Thank you to: YMCA, Savers Bank, Southbridge Savings Bank, United Way, DPW, Schott Fiber Optics, Town Councilors, Police Department, Hyde Tools, Town Manager and Cable Access for participating.


The Weather Unit

The first grade students completed 6 weather related activities as part of their end of unit project.  Students made sun sensing bracelets, rain gauges, pinwheels, shadows, clouds, and constellations.  After completing their projects they wrote an opinion piece about their favorite kind of weather.


March Shining Stars
First Grade: Isaiah Santiago, Mia McKinstry, Tatiana Albaladejo, Aiden Falke.
Second Grade: Hailee Prendiville, Kelvin Miranda, Alexa Rodriguez.


Third Grade: Jayden Woodworth, Yaxel Rojas, Joriel Marrero, Keira Day.
Fourth Grade: Kendra Bessette, Karian Ortiz, Michael Baniukiewicz, Sabien Gonzalez
Fifth Grade: Edgardo Cruz, Iris Bermudez, Joneilyz Ruiz

Saver's Bank

The Savers Bank Mortgage, Consumer and Collections Department surprised West Street School teachers with donations of tissues, hand sanitizer, wipes, markers, post-it notes, and pencils.

West Street would like to thank the staff of Savers Bank for thinking of us and our students.


School Library Month

School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. 
At WSS the Student Library Advisory Committee is now at 30 members and is  planning a variety of activities to celebrate this month. The activities will start on Monday April 4th ,great new books will be on display on Monday.

 There will be a Book Against Book competition. Students can vote for their choice of two books daily. There will be two levels - a 1 -2 pair and another pair for 3 - 5. Our Historical Fiction Contest continues on with entries due on April 15th.

Thanks for all your support, we look forward to a great month!

 WSS Celebrates Autism Awareness Month

On December 18, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution tabled by the State of Qatar, declaring April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) in perpetuity.
World Autism Awareness Day shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and is a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe.


Family Science Night

Over 50 students and their families attended West Street School's Family Science Night on March 23, 2016.  Teachers from all grade levels volunteered to plan and facilitate hands-on activities to encourage students and their families to explore science together.  Response from students and parents was very positive.

A wonderful evening of learning was had by everyone in attendance.

Happy Times
Ms. Chausse's 5th Grade Class

Students in Mrs. Chausse's 5th grade class partake in writing for the Happy Times column in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.  The column is open to all students in the Worcester area and at the beginning of the year a  copy of writing prompts along with the dates of deadline are submitted.   Students can get their name in the paper in two ways, the first is if there writing is chosen to be printed in the paper, students will obtain 25 points.  Students who are not published earn 25 points for participation.   At the end of the year, students tally their points and can trade their points in for books.  The books are new and up-to-date publishers such as Wonder.


Students that have had their writings published in the paper so far are:
  Melinda Beato, Lissett Cruz, Raymond Moreau

National Parks, Monuments, Landmark and Historic Sites Project
Mrs. Keane’s Class

Students in Mrs. Keane's class chose a national park, monument, landmark, historic site, or unique features found in the United States. They conducted research to gather facts about the site.

Each student completed a poster and a three-dimensional project including the name, location, description, history and explanation of why the site is important in the United States.


Sumdog's Worcester County Math Contest is now over!

The overall winners are the classes which scored highest throughout the contest. Mrs. Wall's Class   was   the overall winner in the contest!

 Jayden Woodworth 9th place with 887 correct answers out of 1000, and Mason Nichols 5th place with 907 correct answers out of 1000.
All students in Ms. Wall's class will be receiving free 30 day subscriptions to the Premium SumDog.


The NED Show - School Assembly logo
On Monday March 7 the NED show came to West Street School. The NED Show is a character education program that centers around three important messages that have life long relevance: Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. During the assembly, students  learned about the importance of these three life skills while also enjoying storytelling, magic, humor and yo-yo tricks.

WSS Rally

On Friday, February 26, West Street School held a pep rally!  The purpose of the rally was to recognize and reinforce the hard work that students and teachers have been doing this year to develop their academic and social skills.  Highlights of the progress that grade levels have made in DIBELS and MAP testing was shared with students.  Awards were also given to the students in each classroom who showed the most growth on the  Winter MAP testing. 

West Street's PBIS team also introduced two new awards - the Golden Spatula to recognize classes that display positive behavior in the cafeteria, and the Golden Dustpan to recognize classes that keep their classrooms neat and clean.  In addition, PBIS green ticket winners and February's Shining Star students were announced.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make the pep rally a success!


Literacy Night

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, West Street School held a Family Literacy Night.  The theme of the evening was Winter Wonderland.  Families had the opportunity to participate in many winter themed literacy activities such as reading winter stories, building winter words, making snowflakes, and even writing about what it would be like to get trapped in a snow globe!


First Grade Students

First grade students completed a life cycle project as part of their end of unit assessment. Each student chose the project they wanted to create.  The students read a story about their animal, wrote about the life cycle of that animal, and then created their project.

West Street School’s MCAS 240 Club Celebration
Proud families of our “star” students found out first hand that success is sweet with a dessert social on December 16, 2015.  Sixty-two fourth and fifth graders were honored at a “Night of the Stars” Celebration for earning a score of 240 or higher on at least one MCAS Test. Membership in the MCAS 240 Club is for students scoring in the Proficient or Advanced levels of the English Language Arts or Mathematics tests.


Your child could win a bicycle!!
Students with good attendance have a better chance of performing well in school. And kids like cool prizes! Put the two together, and you have the Perfect Attendance Spells Success program
All students with perfect attendance each week from January 4, 2016 to June 10, 2016 will have their name placed in a drawing to win a bicycle. Each week with perfect
attendance will earn 1 entry. The school will then draw two names on June 15, 2016.
Encourage your students to be here and
to learn something new every day. And they could be winners!

Hand Washing
Ms. Betsy Peppel from Harrington Hospital offered a program on Stop the Spread of Germs . This program focuses on proper hand washing and uses "Glitter Bug" lotion for demonstration purposes.

The 4 Principles of
Hand Awareness

1. Wash your hands when they
are dirty and BEFORE eating
2. DO NOT cough into your hands
3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands
4. Above all, DO NOT put your
fingers into your eyes, nose
or mouth

- See more at: http://www.henrythehand.com/2015/11/13/start-your-campaign-today-for-national-handwashing-awareness-week-dec-6-12/#sthash.8AM9W7j2.dpuf

The 4 Principles of
Hand Awareness

1. Wash your hands when they
are dirty and BEFORE eating
2. DO NOT cough into your hands
3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands
4. Above all, DO NOT put your
fingers into your eyes, nose
or mouth

- See more at: http://www.henrythehand.com/2015/11/13/start-your-campaign-today-for-national-handwashing-awareness-week-dec-6-12/#sthash.8AM9W7j2.dpuf

Hand Awareness
1. Wash your hands when they
are dirty and BEFORE eating
2. DO NOT cough into your hands
3. DO NOT sneeze into your hands
4. Above all, DO NOT put your
fingers into your eyes, nose
or mouth.





West Street School

June 2016 Events
June 1
Grades 1 & 2
Magic Conservation/Recycle Program

June 1 & 2
Mobile Dentist

June 1-10
Mrs. Briggs-Lorax presentation

June 6-10
Ms. Keane’s Talking Wilderness presentation

June 7
Step-up Day-Grade 5 Students visit the Middle School,
PTA Meeting

June 8
Optimist’s Club’s Youth Appreciation Day (by invitation)

June 9
Jacob Edwards Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Assembly

June 10
Community Appreciation Day & Concert 9:30

June 13
Field day and Cook out (for students and staff)

June 14
Students Awards Ceremony
(for students and staff)

June 15
 Last Day of School,
Early Release 11:40 grade 1/11:45





Student Absences  
Please remember to call the school office to notify us if your child is going to be absent. The phone number is 508-764-5470.

Homework and missed schoolwork will be ready for pickup in the office at dismissal time.
Keep in mind
  · Breakfast is served until 8:20
Class begins at  8:30

· Please drop students off between 7:45 and 8:10 in order for them  to have time to eat



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