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Dr. Seuss Day

We celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday on the last day of winter term at Bement. Ms. Bernard transforms the library into a maze of Seuss- and reading-themed activities, from pogo stick hopscotch to a green screen photo booth to a scavenger hunt to cup-stacking! 36 more words


Reading Buddies in New York Schools

Attorney Andrew Barovick handles medical malpractice and personal injury cases for his clients at Alegria & Barovick LLP. Outside of his work as an attorney, Andrew Barovick is active in community service efforts, recently volunteering as a… 139 more words

Andrew Barovick

Francesca reflects on friendships,pre-kindergarten, and the Westside School tradition of Reading Buddies

In anticipation of our 35th Celebration, we’ve asked some of our eighth grade students to share their Westside Story. Westside School is what it is today because of 35 years of stories.  200 more words

Middle School

Reading Buddies for All!

This fall, we partnered older grades with younger grades to create our first-ever school-wide reading buddies program. In addition to the long-standing relationships between kindergarten and fifth grade as well as second and ninth grades, there are now partnerships between first and sixth grades, third and eighth grades, and fourth and seventh grades.  17 more words


Pumpkin Fun!

Kindergarten and fifth grade buddies had a blast carving pumpkins together. Kindergartners designed the jack-o-lanterns and directed the fifth graders, who did the actual carving work. 12 more words


Reading buddy

Today year 4 came to join us as they are our new reading buddies. For the next few weeks they will be reading us stories before we take over and read to them.

Reading Buddies

Seniors and Children Are a Perfect Pairing for...

As the year progresses you’ll hear more about our OASIS senior adult friends. Once a month our friends make their way from Sibley Hospital to join us for lunch and spend time with us. 34 more words