Families are welcome to visit and participate in classroom programs at any time. In addition to drop-off and pick-up conversations, we have several ways that we keep in touch with families. These include daily notes home (for the younger classrooms), e-mail, classroom newsletters, home-school notebooks for some children, family conferences in the fall and spring, an Open House in September and our End-of-the-Year Picnic in June, and individual classroom pot-luck breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We encourage family participation and/or involvement in ways that are possible and meaningful to each family. This may take various forms: volunteering in the classroom, planning and implementing a continuing classroom project or learning experience, or participating in planned classroom social events. WECP also has a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) that holds regularly scheduled meetings and sponsors some of the events listed above, as well as others in support of our staff. These include a Staff Appreciation Lunch and various fundraising events for special programs or purchases. In addition, the PTO facilitates discussions about topics of interest to WECP families, for example, transitioning to kindergarten, sleep and eating issues, or how we include children with special needs.
You can support WECP in a variety of other ways: using Target Red Card and selecting “Waisman” as your school, using Amazon Smiles, with “Waisman Early Childhood Program” as your school or sending in General Mills Box Top labels (or you can share on-line).