Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sailor Dominic Evangelista Surprises Grade 1 Students

Mrs. Berteletti's 1st grade class had a surprise treat the day before the Winter break.  Sailor Dominic Evangelista, a 2014 Stoughton High graduate, was home for the holidays from the U.S. Navy.  Mrs. Berteletti's class had written Sailor Dom a letter in November when they learned about Veteran's Day and he had told them that he would come to visit them sometime to play football with them.  The rain kept them inside, but the students had some great questions for him.  He even got an appreciative hug from one student.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Stoughton Police Officers Visit with our Kindergarten Students

A special thank you to Officers Faria and Jenkins for your recent visit with our Kindergarten students!

Family Math Night

Family Math Night, cosponsored by the Parent Engagement Center and our Title 1 staff was held at the West on December 4th. Families were introduced to many math games and activities. Parents also had an opportunity to learn more about the EnVisions math program.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Native American Presentation to Grade One!

Mrs. Tucker is a first grade parent who shared many artifacts from her tribe and other tribes around the United States. All the first grade students were invited to hear her presentation on Tuesday, November 25th. Students enjoyed learning about the artifacts and hearing about how the American Indians used the all of the resources in their environment.  Thanks to Mrs. Tucker for her wonderful presentation!

Mrs. Tucker with her many artifacts.

Mrs. Craven is dressed in traditional tribal clothing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Firefighter McNamara visits Kindergarten

During a recent visit our Kindergarten students learned  about being a Firefighter from Firefighter McNamara !

Firefighter McNamara explains how the many pieces of equipment on the Fire Truck are used.
Students learn about all the pieces of the Firefighters protective wear and gear.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Trunk and Treat" A Treat for All!

The 1st annual PTO sponsored "Trunk and Treat" Festival was a treat for our West School Community!                                                      

 Music - Costumes - Food - Games - Treats for all

Friday, October 17, 2014

Book Buddies!

Fifth graders from Ms. DiLiberto's class and second graders from Ms. Walsh's class could not wait to meet their new book buddies! For the first Book Buddy meeting, fifth grader's read to second graders about planets, and second graders read to fifth graders about Christopher Columbus.

Buddies will continue reading together and working together on projects throughout the year.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Kids Voting USA

Stoughton High School students recently visited our Grade 5 students with a presentation for "Kids Voting USA".

All "kids" should come to the polls with a parent or adult guardian on Tuesday, November 4th to cast their votes!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Welcome Back!

The 2014-2015 school is off to an exciting start!  Our second graders are especially happy to be back.
Ms. Simpson's Grade 2 Class

Ms. Walsh's Grade 2 Class

Mrs. Levesque's Grade 2 Class

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

End of the Year Principal's Message

Dear West Parents/Guardians,

Is it really the end of another school year? It seems as if I just welcomed your children on their first day of school. We ended this school year with many successful events; i.e. Field Day. Move Up Day, Grade 5 Celebration. I wish to thank you all for your continued support throughout the year.

I would especially like to take this opportunity to thank all who have volunteered their time and efforts this year. You have donated your time in many ways including: School Council, PTO, Book Fair, Bingo for Books, Read to Win, chaperones for field trips, assisting at field day, etc. Without you the many opportunities offered to our students would not be possible. The West School Community is very grateful for all you have done and continue to do.

I would be remiss if I did not thank my staff for their outstanding dedication to the education and the well-being of your children. They are true professionals in the finest sense of the word. They are lifelong learners who spend many hours outside of the school day in preparation for their responsibilities and commitment to their students. I am proud to be their “educational leader”.

Due to the expected movement of students into and out of the West district throughout the summer, class assignments will not be completed until August. In preparation for the 2014-2015 school year, you will receive a welcome back letter towards the end August with pertinent information including your child’s teacher/class assignment.

As always, if you have any questions or if I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Have a wonderful summer!


Margaret Morgan

Margaret Morgan, Principal

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Fun at Field Day!

Field Day at the West - Friday, June 20th

Mr. Frazer introduces Field Day Activities

Volcanic Eruptions at the West!

Mr. Booth’s 2nd grade classroom studied the tectonic plates and how they relate to volcanic activity. 
 The two week unit erupted in a fitting finale when the students’ working model volcanoes were taken out of dormancy and began erupting on the playground.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stoughton's Finest Visit with the West Kindegarten

This week our Kindergarten students were excited to visit with  members of the Stoughton Fire and Police Departments. Students were able to "tour" the various vehicles that Officer Faria, Detective Hardy, Officer Lydstone and Lieutenant Campbell presented to them. They were even greeted by Cak, Officer Lydstone's canine partner.
 Lieutenant Campbell explains all the "parts" of the Fire truck.

Officer Faria, Detective Hardy and Officer Lydstone

Detective Hardy explains the K-9 unit.

Officer Faria demonstrate the Police Motorcycle

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Grade 4 studies the Great Depression

The fourth grade is currently reading Bud, Not Buddy. The book takes place during the great depression and the main character, Bud, is truly feeling the effects. Bud is a homeless orphan and is on a quest to find his family. On his journey

Tiffany and Ella create the Grade 4
"Hoovervilles" display of student work.
he encounters Hoovervilles. These villages sprung up all around the United States in places that had little to no money. They were named Hoovervilles after President Herbert Hoover. to show him how horrible the country was doing. They were meant to place blame on the president for the depression. The fourth grade has drawn their interpretations of Hoovervilles as it was explain in Bud, Not Buddy.

Kids for Voting Contest Winners

The Kids for Voting Bookmark Contest Winners were recently recognized at Town Meeting. The West Elementary School Community is very proud of our three winners.
West Elementary School Contest Winners - Ava, Laisa and Elyssa

Monday, May 19, 2014

Flowers are Blooming!

Ms. Faria's Kindergarten class recently planted their Sunflower seedlings. These plants were started by the students in the classroom as part of their Science curriculum. We are fortunate that they will be adorning the West School grounds.

Books for Bingo!

PTO sponsored Books for Bingo was a great night for our families. Students and their families had fun together as they waited for their numbers to be called. Books were plentiful for all children. The evening culminated with the raffle prizes; most notably the ride to school with the Stoughton Police and Fire Departments.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Fine Arts Festival!

The walls were vibrant with the artwork from every West School student. Music was flowing from the gymnasium as the 4th and 5th grade bands and chorus performed. The annual Fine Arts Festival night was enjoyed by all!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring is Here! Baseball is Back!

Opening day of major league baseball is surely a sign that Spring is finally here. The West School Community celebrated with a Baseball Spirit Day on April 4th. Staff and students wore their favorite baseball apparel.

We started the day with "Baseball" music playing throughout the building. It was a fun day for all!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Community Reader Day

Community Reader Day took place on May 7th. It was a special opportunity for members of the Stoughton Community to join the students of the West Elementary School in celebrating the enjoyment of reading and promoting awareness of the importance of reading in everyone’s lives!

The twenty community readers read Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson to one classroom. Following the reading, they shared the importance of kindness in their daily lives/jobs.

Mr. McNamara, Stoughton Fire Department

Mr. Pazyra, Veterans Affairs
In preparation for this day, Ms. Pearl, guidance counselor, lead the classrooms in an activity called Crinkled Heart to promote the concept of kindness and how our actions impact others. 

Many activities took place following the Community Reading Day in support of the continued message of "Kindness". 

All students completed a bulletin board, under the direction of Ms. Murphy, Art teacher, that shows their understandings from the story.  They wrote a kind act on a stone to be “thrown into the pond.” 

Ms. Murphy, Art Teacher