Welcome to
West End School!
447 Greenbrook Road
North Plainfield, NJ 07060

 West End School is nestled in the suburban community  
  of North Plainfield, New Jersey. At West End, we are 
  dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing community 
  where diversity is celebrated, mutual respect among 
  adults and children is practiced, and where parents and
  caregivers are seen as valued partners in laying the
  foundation for life-long learning.
  The West End School Community is empowered to   
  create an exciting environment that is positive, diverse,
  and conducive to lifelong learning. To achieve our vision 
  as a learning community, West End School is
  characterized by:
    •An atmosphere where empowerment extends to 
    children and adults in order to draw on each other's    
    •A positive learning environment dedicated to high 
      academic and social standards
    •A commitment to foster positive self-esteem
    •A dedication to the development of critical and
      creative thinking
    •A respect for individual and cultural diversity
To create this exciting environment for children, the school involves its children in a school-wide Character Education/Service Learning Program.  We will be exploring The 7 Habits of Happy Kids from the Leader in Me program:
  1. Be Proactive
  2. Begin with the End in Mind
  3. Put First Things First
  4. Think Win-Win
  5. Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
  6. Synergize
  7. Sharpen the Saw
These will be studied through special projects, guest speakers, literature reviews, assemblies and with home involvement. Through this the children develop ethical decision-making skills and create a code of behavior that empowers them to change the world for the better, starting with themselves and then spreading to others. Our service project (part of our Character Education Program) has adopted The Smile Train Project.
The Smile Train mission is “to help children by providing free cleft surgery and related treatment for children who would otherwise never receive it. For as little as $250, we help give these children not just a new smile—but a second chance at life.   
"With every cleft we repair, we restore a life. With every doctor we train, we help a community take one more step toward self-sufficiency. With every smile we deliver, we bring hope and dignity."
West End has delivered over 275 new smiles to children around the world through The Smile Train Project!
If you know of any child that has a cleft and needs help of any kind - in the U.S. or anywhere in the world for that matter - contact us at 1-877-KID SMILE or visit www.smiletrain.org and we will do everything we can to help."


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