Westmere’s March newsletter is now available

NYS ELA & Math Assessments are just around the corner. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be taking these important exams in early April and May. New this year your students will be taking the exams on the computer. Please help your child be ready for these assessments by:

  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Eating a healthy breakfast
  • Arriving to school on time & refraining from any unnecessary appointments
  • Doing his/her best at all times

Exam dates: NYS ELA Exams will be given April 3-4 and the NYS Math Exams will be given May 1-2

Important Dates

March 5 BOE Mtg 7 p.m.

March 6 PTA Meeting 6 p.m.

March 8 BINGO 6 p.m.

March 11-15 Spring Book Fair + SPIRIT WEEK!

March 19 BOE Mtg 7 p.m.

March 21 Early Dismissal K-2 11:30 a.m.

March 22 NO SCHOOL – Superintendents Day

March 29 PTA Carnival 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

April 2 NO SCHOOL K-2 – P/T Conferences

April 3-4 Gr. 3-5 – ELA Testing

March is National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Interested in Working at Westmere?

We are looking for a Cafeteria Monitor to work daily from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please call the Main Office is you are interested: (518) 456-3771

Reminder: Medical physicals are due for children:

  • New students to the Guilderland School District
  • Kindergarten
  • 1st, 3rd and 5th Grade

    Physicals must be completed in New York State and be dated after 09/06/2017. Please send completed physicals to the Health Office if you have not done so already.

From the Library

Soon we will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the Library.  We are expecting to set up next Friday, March 8 it will be open for BINGO night that evening.

The following week during scheduled Library time, kiddos will have the opportunity to listen to a great book from the “fair” and then either choose to browse, buy and/or exchange books from the Library.  Classes with Library scheduled later in the week, may come at another time with their teacher’s permission.


March 11 – Red & White Day

March 12 – Hat Day

March 13 –  Mismatch Day

March 14 – Sports Day

March 15 – Pajama Day


Please put your child’s name on their clothing and other items.  Westmere will donate items because they cannot be identified.  The Lost and Found is located outside the library in the main lobby.


The Carnival is Coming…March 29, 2019 Watch for information in backpack mail.  Games, bounce houses, food and fun. You don’t want to miss it!


Friday, March 8th (6-7pm)  is our last BINGO for the year! Bring the family and play a few rounds of Bingo. Concessions will be available for sale.

Scholastic Book Fair is Coming!

The Book Fair will be March 11-15. Students will be able to shop during their library time at school that week. Want to shop as a family? Join us for these special times the Book Fair will be open:

  • Friday, March 8 during BINGO
  • Tuesday, March 12 from  5-7pm
  • Thursday, March 14 from  5-7pm

Don’t forget to include 8% sales tax when you send money in with your child.

Box Tops

Even though the submission period for Box Tops has ended, we never stop collecting. Please send in box tops as soon as you have them. Our counters work all year to get them organized.

School Banking

Attention Westmere School Banking Bankers – SPECIAL SAVINGS CONTEST

The School Banking Program encourages good savings habits. We stress that it is not the dollar amount you deposit but rather the consistency with which you make your deposits into your account.

Any student who makes four deposits into his/her School Banking account between March 4, 2019 and April 5, 2019 (5 weeks) will be entered into a drawing to win one of many Amazon gift cards, valued at $25.

Last year we had 4 winners at Westmere Elementary School!

Not a banker yet? There is still time to get started – open a JOINT savings account with your student at SEFCU and then email kphelan@mtb.com – for further directions.  It is easy to do.

Next PTA Meeting

Thursday, March 6 if our PTA meeting for the month of March. Please consider joining us at 6pm in the library.

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