2017-2018 CALENDAR

SCHOOL TOUR – October 6, November 10 and January 12 at 9:30 AM
We are already accepting applications for the 2018 – 2019 school year! We encourage you to invite your friends to come tour our wonderful campus and get on the wait list for next year.  They will learn about the WPDS philosophy, educational goals, admission process, and the benefits of a cooperative school from our Director, Julie Pastor. It’s also a chance to view our classrooms, playground, large trike area, and courtyard under the shade of mature Live Oak trees.

Call Melissa McFerrin at 512-459-5062 or melissa@wpdsaustin.org to reserve your spot on a school tour.

ANNUAL FUND 2017-2018 – Through October 31
Your participation is greatly encouraged as all funds go toward your child’s education and our school’s continued excellence! A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated! We generally raise close to $25,000 each year. Let’s reach 100% participation with our current families this year!

FALL FAMILY CHURCH SERVICE & BREAKFASTThursday, October 12, 2017 from 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Please join us in worship at the Fall Family Chapel Service at Westminster. Pastor Bill Clark will read a short bible verse and discuss it with the children and families in the Sanctuary followed by a light breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Staff will be present but parents are asked to stay with their children until 9:00 AM, at which time families can take students to their classrooms. Parents are welcome to have coffee and continue to visit in Fellowship Hall until 9:30 a.m.

Often called difficult or strong-willed, spirited kids are children who are simply “More”.  Much More!  It takes greater skill to parent spirited kids!  Techniques that seen to work for other kids don’t work with spirited children.  Successful discipline is possible!  This workshop offers practical and positive approaches to parenting spirited children of all ages is offered through For Kid’s Sake.  WORKSHOP INFO AND REGISTRATION

Katherine Hart and Natalie Seeboth of Heyday Photography will take individual student photographs.  These photos will be taken outdoors and at the children’s level. The more at ease a child is, the more natural the photos will be! Dress your child in either a special outfit or in a typical school day outfit.

PARENT WORKSHOP: Fall-themed Activities for Preschoolers – October 26 at 6 PM Kleberg Hall at St. George’s Episcopal School 4301 I-35 Austin, TX 78722.
Join us for an evening full of ideas! Sandy Pennington will present a two hour workshop for parents and teachers on the topic of fall-themed activities for preschoolers.  The presentation will include information about what types of activities are suitable for children 3-5 years of age, along with ideas that can be implemented at home or in a childcare setting.
Seats are limited!  Click the link to register and reserve your spot! Register Now!

Westminster Presbyterian Church invites you to decorate your trunk (child-friendly please) or simply join in the fun.  Set-up is at 4:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall parking lot. There will be games on the slab and hot dogs in Fellowship Hall after the Trunk-Or-Treat. Please bring a side dish to share. All are welcome!

Behaviorally, kids who can act angry, aggressive, moody have frequent tantrums, attention problems, gloomy moods, fearful, restless and nervous may have underlying nutritional needs.  Physically, these kids can often have sleep problems, stomach aches, dry skin and hair, canker sores, sugar cravings, rashes, allergies, leg pains, constipation, bedwetting, and constant antibiotic use.  There is a link between physical issues and the behaviors that may follow.  And there are many tools to help support kids with the nutritional tools they need, so their behaviors can improve.  For Kid’s Sake is offering this workshop.  WORKSHOP INFO AND REGISTRATION