We truly want to embrace every family with all of their special and unique differences, just as we know and love every child for exactly who he or she is. We build curriculum around the idea of family, beginning with information that is shared at a home visit and beginning-of-year conference. Throughout the year, teachers and administration check in with families through casual conversations, scheduled meetings, conferences and phone calls. Families are warmly invited to visit their child’s classroom to share their traditions, read a book, or to have a meal. The school hosts workshops and drop-in groups to help families discuss or better understand issues related to children’s physical, emotional, and social growth. All parents are members of the Parents Association. The active parent body is a great source of pride at WSMS, and we value every contribution to our school community in whatever way works for each family. Some ways that parents get involved include hosting a Class Dinner, spending a Saturday morning at Hippo Playground at our Bulb Planting event, working the grill at our Fall Festival, selling tickets for our annual Auction, photographing children for the yearbook, and much more! As a school that was founded in 1963 by a caring group of parents, each and every family is a special part of our history.