Mustang Memo 5.6.22


Note from Dr. Sheers

We have a slight uptick in positive Covid cases in our school and wanted to remind parents to please monitor their children and to not send them to school if they have any of the following Covid-like symptoms: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

We are finding most students who attended school with positive Covid had one of the above symptoms. Your help monitoring your children will help us in our efforts to mitigate Covid in the classroom and school, thank you! You can monitor the county dashboard here.

News and Notes

Mustang Night - Wed., May 25 5:45 -7:45 p.m.

Come discover the rich diversity of our Mustangs at Mustang Night.

This event is an opportunity to learn more about our classmates and fellow WSES families by learning about each other through student projects, performances and food.  All students will have a project displayed. 

Mustang Night Food and Paper Product Sign Up
Please bring bite-sized portions of food of something you love to eat along with a sign explaining what it is (please note allergens). To participate, please sign up here. Don’t want to cook? No problem! We need donations of paper products too and can sign up to bring those items here


Mustang Me
We kick off our Mustang Night events this week by sending home an optional “Mustang Me” project for students to complete. Students can draw pictures, write, cut and paste photos to include in their “Mustang Me” page to be displayed during Mustang Night. Please keep an eye out for a blank “Mustang Me” page in your child’s Thursday folder. You can also download a copy of the “Mustang Me” page here. Please turn by Friday, May 20

Patrol Application
Is your child a rising 5th or 6th grader and interested in applying to be a patrol for the 2022-23 School Year? Apply here:

Safety Patrol Summer Training
The training will be on 6/14/22 – Training begins at school from 8:30-10:30 a.m. and then we depart via bus for West Ox Garage at 10:30 a.m. The training at West Ox runs from 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., and we expect to be back to school by 12:30 p.m. Students must attend if applying to be a patrol.

Sign up here:

Spring Photos
Spring Portraits are now available to view and order online!  Please remember, the online code is the Student ID Number.

Parent questions/concerns regarding portraits can be directed to

Pyramid Art Exhibit
The Pyramid Art Exhibit is an annual art show.  Selected artwork from WSES will be displayed along with artwork from Cardinal Forest, Hunt Valley, Keene Mill, Orange Hunt, Rolling Valley, Washington Irving Middle School and West Springfield High School.  If your child has a piece in the art show, they will receive an official invitation from Mrs. Whitbourne or Mrs. Mahon. 

Art Show Details
Location: Workhouse Arts Center, Building 16
Showing: May 11-May 22
Reception: Saturday, May 14th, 6-8 pm

Field Day
Field Day will take place on May 20th. Students have been working hard learning different games throughout the year and we are making sure they have all the information they need.

We would like to give you some information as well. First, 3rd -6th grade field day will take place in the morning from 10:00 am -12:00 pm and K-2nd grade field day will be in the afternoon from 1:00-3:00 pm.

Don’t miss all the fun! We need YOUR Help! Volunteer here

Rising Kindergarten Orientation

We are excited to begin thinking about 2022-23!  Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30?  Please start your registration now by filling out this interest sign-up.  If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. This form simply collects information in order to help us plan for staffing for the next school year. Thank you!

Save the Date - Kindergarten Orientation
Tuesday, May 24 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (bring your child)


SOL Testing Information

Please be mindful of the dates that your child tests when scheduling appointments.  If your child is absent on a testing day, we will provide time for make-ups upon return.

Tuesday, May 10: 3rd Reading
Wednesday, May 11: 5th Math
Thursday, May 12: 4th Math
Tuesday, May 17: 6th Math AND 3rd Math
Wednesday, May 18: 5th Science

Parent Resources

Attend free family and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed. Find out more here.

Positivity Project

Positivity Project - Week of May 2
This week’s character strength is Purpose – Purpose means you have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose.  You seek to be part of something greater than yourself it gives individuals the sense that they are put on this earth for a reason and that they are somehow connected with humanity or the universe. People who possess a sense of purpose believe that they were put on earth for a reason. It allows them to persevere and find courage in trying circumstances or lead with kindness and love even when it’s not reciprocated. Find out more about Purpose by watching this  videoNext week is our Outro Week- Other People Mindset.

Save the Date

Wednesday, May 11 - Mural Reveal/Celebration 5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 13 - PTA Blue & White Night

Friday, May 20 - Field Day/Mustang Me Page due


Tuesday, May 24 - Kindergarten Orientation

Wednesday, May 25 - WSES Mustang Night

Friday, May 27 - Orange and Blue Spirit Day to celebrate the graduation WSHS class

Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day (Holiday)

Thursday, June 9 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony 10:30 a.m.

Friday, June 10 - Last Day of School/Early Release

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