2017-2018 CALENDAR

Christmas Holiday: December 14 – January 2.  Classes resume January 3.

SCHOOL TOURS – November 10 & January 12 at 9:30 AM
We are 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. Are you interested, but can’t make the tour? Call Melissa McFerrin at 512-459-5062 or melissa@wpdsaustin.org to reserve your spot on a school tour.

LAS POSADAS CELEBRATIONWednesday, December 13, 11:30 AM
Las Posadas is a Spanish tradition that re-enacts Mary and Joseph’s search for lodging. The Booth family has agreed to be our holy family this year. Our procession will begin outside Room 6 and will proceed to the Church sanctuary. The children in the Threes and Fours/Fives classes will sing Christmas songs, and the Inn Keeper will tell the Christmas story.   Everyone, including students that don’t have class on Wednesday, is invited to attend.  Children will be dismissed after Las Posadas for the Christmas holiday.

PARENT EDUCATION – January 15 @ Triumphant Love Lutheran Church
Dr. Leonard Sax, an acclaimed expert on parenting and childhood development, brilliantly articulates the problems parents experience with their children, then gives solutions. This evening presentation for parents will include information about developmentally appropriate practices for parents, and then move on towards a presentation focused about his newest book.

NATURE CENTER VISITJanuary 24 & 25, 9:30 AM
The Austin Nature and Science Center will bring their enrichment program the school and present their “Meet the Animals” program for the children.

“IS MY CHILD READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?”Thursday, January 25, 7:00 PM
This Westminster Kindergarten Readiness forum is scheduled in Fellowship Hall. A panel of speakers will consist of a kindergarten teacher, a parent of a recent kindergartener, and a parent with experience transitioning to private school. They will share their thoughts about kindergarten readiness and other related issues. Everyone is welcome to attend; it is never too early to learn about Kindergarten readiness!

2018 ANNUAL AUCTION GALAFriday, February 23, 2018
Mark your calendars for the biggest party of the year! Come socialize with parent friends and help raise money for WPDS. We’ll sip cocktails, dance Salsa, and bid on auction items in celebration of educational excellence. You won’t want to miss the biggest party of the year! Tickets go on sale December 1. Visit the Event Website regularly for updates!

Family and Business Sponsorships are still available but are filling up quickly, please purchase your sponsorship soon! Contact Keri Pearson at kerikelley@hotmail.com.

ANNUAL FUND 2017-2018Through June 1, 2018
Thank you to all of our Westminster families who have generously supported Annual Fund during the fall campaign. All funds go toward your child’s education and our school’s continued excellence! Would you like to make a donation? We accept donations throughout the school year. A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated!