We all look forward to getting back into the school routine. Please make sure you have reviewed the following documents and have submitted these to the front office to ensure a smooth transition into the school year. Please contact Laura with any questions.
Please submit each of the following prior to the first day of school:
One Stop Holiday Shop
WSYC is partnering with several fantastic companies to make your holiday shopping a little easier with the added bonus of giving back to the preschool we love with our One Stop Holiday Shop. Gifts that give twice, what’s not to love?!
Our partners have each graciously offered to donate a portion of sales to Westminster and provided us with a unique shopping link or code. Stock up on delicious treats from Chapel Hill Toffee, get ahead and order your holiday cards through Minted, avoid mix-ups with custom name stickers from Name Bubbles, buy a loved one a cozy sweater from Cashmere Counter, or choose from over 200 unique gifts from Boon Supply.
Share Your Christmas
In the spirit of this season, WSYC is partnering with WPC for their Share Your Blessings, Share Your Christmas event. For more than 45 years, "Share Your Christmas" has provided holiday gifts to some of our most vulnerable Durham neighbors. Coordinated by the Durham County Department of Social Services and Triangle Nonprofit and Volunteer Leadership Center, WPC has participated in this mission for many years.
There is a tree set up by WSYC’s front door with ornaments. Our hope is that you take an ornament and explain this gift of service to your children as you help to make the holidays bright and meaningful for your own family as well. On each ornament, there is a name of a person, a case number, and a specific gift. All gifts need to be brought back to the school by December 1st wrapped and clearly labeled with the name and case number on the ornament.
One More Day
If you need One More Day to finish shopping, run errands, or just relax before the holidays, then we have an option for you! On Friday, December 16th, we will be hosting One More Day for any student who is attending WSYC during the 2022-2023 school year. One More Day is an opportunity for the students to be with their friends to play mainly outside at WSYC (weather permitting) while being supervised by a rotating team of classroom teachers from 9am-12pm for $50. The money raised goes towards our scholarship fund with tuition assistance for students to attend WSYC in future years. Our Carol Van Hise Scholarship Fund was established in 1994 with the recognition of her 25th anniversary as Director of Westminster School for Young Children. We thank her for over 50 years of love, nurture, and guidance to the students, and many thanks to the families who have made donations to our Scholarship Fund over the years through participation in our Spirit Events.