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WHS AP Environmental Science student Julia Weinstein gives a thumbs up after cleaning a storm drain as part of the “adopt a drain” environmental program.

Earth Day Initiatives in Westfield Public Schools

Whether cleaning neighborhood storm drains, tending to school gardens, or collecting gently used toys and clothing to both aid those in need and reduce landfill loads, a tradition of environmental stewardship remains constant in the Westfield Public Schools community on Earth Day and year-round.
Melle Powers, who leads training sessions on diversity and inclusion, co-facilitated a special virtual gathering on April 13 about talking to your child about race.

Talking to Children about Race

How to talk to children about race was the topic of a special virtual gathering on April 13, with about 50 people in attendance for the session organized by the Westfield Public School District, in partnership with the Westfield Education Fund (WEF).
Among the donations and collections undertaken during Community Service Week in March, Jefferson Elementary School put together colorful child comfort and support kits for children in homeless shelters for the charitable organization, Volunteers of America.

Supporting the Community

Child comfort and support kits for children in homeless shelters, donations of Spanish language books for an aftercare program, and collections of granola bars and other nutritional treats for service men and women and first responders were among the many creative efforts undertaken during Community Service Week in the Westfield Public School District.
Holocaust survivor Peter Fleischmann answers questions from Tamaques 5th graders after sharing his story of courage and survival on March 26. Fleischmann and his family fled Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1941 when he was 14.

Holocaust Survivors Share Their Stories

As part of a Historical Fiction unit, 5th graders in Westfield Public Schools read "Number the Stars" by Lois Lowry, a historical fiction novel that follows a friendship between a Jewish girl and a Christian girl in Copenhagen and their journey to freedom during World War II. Recent virtual presentations on the Holocaust provided students with important real-life context to these classroom experiences.
Photo of Franklin 2nd grader using watercolors to paint the legendary Chinese Dragon, during China Day activities.

China Day at Franklin

Second graders at Franklin Elementary School in Westfield recently used virtual passports to participate in “China Day,” an annual tradition that promotes the learning of Chinese language, history, and culture as part of a districtwide 2nd grade unit on cultural diversity.

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The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.