Hello WAAS Families!

Hopefully, you have noticed our freshly painted building!  The exterior of our building was painted during the Thanksgiving vacation, thanks to the generous contributions made by many of our families.  Next week, we plan to install new gutters.
Your child’s pictures will be sent home today.  Students will receive their pictures from their Guided Study teachers.  Sibling pictures are in the same envelope. Orders received by Dec. 11 will be delivered by  Dec. 18.  We will have a make up day for those who were absent.  We will also have class pictures made on the  make up  day since the weather was not appropriate for outside pictures on Tuesday, Dec. 1.
Please sign up for AmazonSmiles as you do your  shopping.  The website is https://www.amazon.com. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.  This is an easy way to give back to the school when you do your shopping any time of the year.  Please sign up for Wilm Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Please fill out the surveys for the teachers and me by tomorrow, Dec. 5. (I sent you the links in a previous email on November 23.)
Please turn in the forms for the contests in Explorations to me by December 18.
When you’re in the building, please enjoy the students’ Giving Tree. Each student has chosen a person or a group of people and given a gift that money can’t buy.
Their choices of people and abstract gifts are priceless!  
Just a few reminders for upcoming events:

Tomorrow, Dec. 4 is our First Friday.  From 8:00-8:30  Gail  Richardson, MA   The Parenting/Family Coach will speak to our parents on Conscious Discipline.  We will meet in the cafeteria.  Bring a friend!
Dec. 4  School wide  Music assembly  11:45-12:45
Dec. 11 School wide assembly  Harpist  1:40-2:25
Dec. 14  4/5 Recorder Recital  1:30  Parents are invited and reception will follow
Dec. 16  Historical Walking Tour for 7th and 8th Grades
Dec. 21-January 1  Vacation
January 5  BOT meeting at 6:30
January 8-14  Mid Term Exams
January 26  Parent Seminar 6:30
Please see the attachment for the updated calendar. The Spanish exam has been added to January 8.
Thank you for all that you do!  I hope to see you tomorrow!
Beth Upton