A Gift of Gratitude

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Westhampton Beach Elementary School students have embarked on a mission to show gratitude to Major William Robesch, the father of fourth grader Catherine Robesch and third grader Claire Robesch. Major Robesch is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force overseas.

To bring some cheer to Major Robesch and his fellow airmen during the holiday season, two third grade classes are collecting snacks to mail. They are asking for donations of beef jerky, Life Savers candies, nuts, gum, dried fruit, individually packaged cookies and Pringles. Donations are needed by Monday, Nov. 30 and can be delivered to Westhampton Beach Elementary School.

Thank you!

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After learning about the meaning of Veterans Day, Westhampton Beach Elementary School first graders worked together to create red, white and blue letters that spelled out “Thank You Veterans.”

A-Knitting We Will Go

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With yarn and knitting needles in hand, Westhampton Beach Elementary School fifth graders are learning to knit through a collaborative art project led by their art teacher, Sarah Drake.

Every fifth grader, whether in-person or remote, is knitting a swatch. The completed swatches will be sewn together to create a large textile.

The knitting lesson is part of a unit on textiles in which students have been exploring the works of textile artists locally and worldwide.

A Dreamy Lesson

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To coincide with a unit of study on cultures around the world, third graders at Westhampton Beach Elementary School read the realistic fiction story “The Dream Catcher” to learn about the Ojibwe Native Americans. Inspired by the tale, they created their own dream catchers using paper plates, string and crayons.

Westhampton Beach Students Raise Funds for Their School

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Westhampton Beach Elementary School students raised $14,000 for their school through their fifth annual Hurricane Fun Run held recently.

As part of the PTA-sponsored event, students obtained pledges to run laps at their school. All of the funds raised will go directly toward new outdoor learning spaces and yoga mats at the elementary school.