Dear Williamstown Independent Families,
Happy September! It is my hope you enjoyed the Labor Day weekend!
We’ve had a smooth start to the 2018-2019 school year. Students settled in quickly to their routines, procedures, and expectations, which has allowed classrooms to be filled with lots of learning. The Class of 2019 had a successful senior picnic and our fall sports teams are off to a great start. Our amazing staff did their part in getting ready for the year and I also thank you for your support in ensuring a positive start to the year.
The unofficial end of summer has come and gone and is replaced with many events taking place now that school is in full swing. First, Grandparent’s Day will be held at Williamstown Elementary on Friday, September 7 from 8:30-10:00. Grandparents are so important in the life of children and this is a wonderful time for grandparents and grandchildren to spend time together. If grandparents are not available, we accept anyone who has a relationship with our students to join us on this special day.
September 7 at 7:00 is also the annual “Bring on the Band” event, which allows families and community members to have a sneak peek at the band’s 2018 show. This year’s show is titled 1,001 Nights and from what I’ve seen it will be another successful band season. I encourage you to come out and support the students and staff who have been working hard over the summer to bring this show together.
Late Start Monday will begin on Monday, September 10. The school day will start 30 minutes later than normal, which means buses will also run 30 minutes later than regular schedule. This time is used for teacher training, so they can better serve our students. Late start Mondays will occur every Monday from September 10 to March 25.
On September 28, the Williamstown Elementary Booster Organization (WEBO) will host their annual Fall Festival. Our entire district comes together to provide games, food, and fun for students and parents. Please join us on beginning at 5:00 for this fun and exciting evening. More details will be forthcoming from WEBO.
Lastly, we have an exciting new 21st Century after school program that is kicking off this month for our elementary students. Mrs. Kari Gavin is coordinating these efforts and we are excited to offer this service to our families. If you don’t know about this program, call our elementary office at 824-3760 to receive more information.
It is always an exciting time to be a Demon. We look forward to continued success as the year progresses!
With Demon Pride,