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August

August Newsletter

Welcome to WBE!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school term here at West Bainbridge Elementary!  Everyone here is extremely excited for the start of a brand new school year!

Our Open House was a fantastic success.  The first day could not have gone any better, either!  It was wonderful to see so many smiling parents and students walking the hallways and looking forward to the opportunities that are ahead during the school term.  Here at West Bainbridge Elementary, we want to continue to see those smiling faces and all that enthusiasm from our parents and students.

We, the faculty and staff of West Bainbridge Elementary, are committed to making this the best year your child has ever experienced here at our school.  We want you to join in that commitment and stay enthusiastically involved in your child’s education.

You are crucial for your child’s educational success.  We value you, and we need you.  We will always be open and welcoming to parents that want to make a positive impact in the West Bainbridge Elementary learning community. 

 

August Events 

EIP, Title I, and grade level orientation meetings are coming up very soon.  Please take note of these important dates and times.  These informative meetings will allow you to better understand what goes on here at West Bainbridge on a daily basis. 

PK Orientation:  August 12th @ 5:30 (For stakeholders with students in Pre-K)

Special Points of Interest:

 Pre-K Orientation:  Monday, August 12th @ 5:30

EIP Meeting:  Tuesday,  August 20th @ 5:00 P.M. (Letters will be sent to those that need to attend.)

Title I Meeting:  Tuesday, August 20th @ 5:30

PTO Meeting:  Tuesday, August 20th @ 5:45

Grade Level Orientation (Grades K-4):  Tuesday, August 20th @ 6:15

 

 

West Bainbridge Elementary

Important Information

 

Morning Drop Off Procedure

For your child’s safety, please do not drop students off at school prior to 7:30.  Please contact Mr. Ard in writing or through e-mail regarding any circumstances (i.e. work hours) that would create a need for you to drop your child prior to 7:30.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. 

Your child’s safety is important to us.  Therefore, in Decatur County Schools, parents will be allowed to walk students in for the first week of school only.  After the first week (August 7th-August 9th), students will need to walk into the building without being accompanied by a parent.  Staff members are posted throughout the building to ensure the safety of students as they enter the building independently.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Tardy Bell

The tardy bell rings at 8:00.  Students must be in their classroom by 8:00; not walking into the building at that time.  If you arrive at 8:00 or after, then you MUST accompany your child into the building to sign in. 

 

Afternoon Pick-Up Guidelines

Very Important: If your child has a change in the way he or she goes home in the afternoon, please send a note, send a message to your child’s teacher on Class Dojo by 12:00 (noon), or e-mail your child’s teacher.  Your child’s safety and well-being is of great importance to us, so we will only accept phone calls changing transportation in the case of an absolute emergency.  This should NOT be a daily occurrence.  If we do not get a note, DOJO message, and/or an e-mail we will send your child home the way he or she normally goes home.  We will not take a child’s word for how he or she will go home.

Please abide by the following pick-up guidelines each day:

  1. Please do not enter the circular part of the drive-way where parking spaces are until after 3:00.  At times faculty and staff members have to leave campus early, so we need to keep this area clear as long as possible.
  2. Please do not block the exit to the circular part of the driveway as you wait to pick up your student.  If you block this exit, we cannot keep traffic moving.
  3. Please never walk up to pick up your student.  Please remain in your car and allow staff members to load.
  4. No early sign-outs after 3:00 p.m.
  5. Please do not use your cell phone while waiting to pick up.  That creates an unsafe situation for the students, staff, and other drivers.
  6. Be courteous to other drivers in the line.  Please treat others as you wish to be treated.
  7. Please put your child’s name on the tags that were provided.
  8. Tobacco usage on campus is not allowed at any time (including during pick-up).

 

Signing Children Out

When signing children out early, please be prepared to show your driver’s license.  This procedure is designed to protect your child.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 

Classroom Visitation

When coming to visit your child’s classroom, please be prepared to show your driver’s license.   This procedure is designed to protect our students and staff members.

Ice Cream Sales

Ice cream will be sold after lunch to students in kindergarten through fourth grade.  The cost is $1.

Welcome New Staff Members!

We want to welcome new members to the WBE Family!

PK:  Kendra Jessie, Leslie Washington, Perry Chandler K: Kesha Brinson 1st:  Alisa Haynes 2nd:  Emily Avery  3rd:  Laurie Riordan and Melissa Benton 4th:  Stacey Daughtry                          Counselor:  Meredith Shingler Assistant Teachers:  Lyliana Rodriguez, Tiffany Marshall, Katie Grubbs, Michelle Smith, Terry Deen Custodian:  Tommie Johnson  Cafeteria:  Corey Levens

 

PTO News   

PTO would like to welcome everyone back to West Bainbridge Elementary! We look forward to working with parents, students, and staff for a year of fun-filled activities.We will need all your help to make these events possible.If you can help with an event, whether it is to assist in setup, cleanup, or even to make a donation; it will make a difference in the lives of our students.Please take the time to lend a hand in any of the events throughout this school year. more information, please e-mail westbainbridgepto@gmail.com

Behavior Rewards

As part of our discipline plan, we are planning some really great behavior celebrations for the students. One of the celebrations will be a school store. is where we need your help......We are getting ready to stock the store. you have any kind of toys (the ones that come in Meals, etc) or anything else that you think the kids would like please bring them to WBE ASAP!  Remember:  Items should be new, gently used, and ALWAYS clean. in advance for your help

 

Friendship House

Friendship House will begin pick-up on Monday, August 12th.  Students interested in attending their program must enroll at Friendship House.  Friendship House will then notify us of any students needing to be picked up after the child is enrolled.

 

Homeless Policy

If your family lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and is forced to live in any of the following situations: 

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (example: evicted from home, etc.). 
  • Living in a motel. 
  • Living in an emergency or transitional shelter. 
  • Have a primary nighttime residence that is not designed for or ordinarily  used as a regular sleeping accommodation for humans ( car, park, or campsite)
  • Then your children may have the right to:

               * Enroll in school without proof of residency, immunization, school records, or other documents.   

          *Choose between their school of origin or the school zoned for where you are currently living, when feasible. 

          * Receive transportation to school.

          *Attend school and participate in school programs with children who are not homeless. Children cannot be separated from the regular school program because they are homeless.

           *  Receive all the school services available to other students.

          Please contact us here at West Bainbridge Elementary at 248-2821 if you have questions.

 

McKinney Vento Program

If your family lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and is forced to live in any of the following situations:  *  Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (example: evicted from home, etc.).  *  Living in a motel.  *  Living in an emergency or transitional shelter.  *  Have a primary nighttime residence that is not designed for or ordinarily  used as a regular sleeping accommodation for humans ( car, park, or campsite)

Then your children may have the right to:

 

    * Enroll in school without proof of residency, immunization, school records, or other documents.    *Choose between their school of origin or the school zoned for where you are currently living, when feasible.  *  Receive transportation to school.  *  Attend school and participate in school programs with children who are not homeless. Children cannot be separated from the regular school program because they are homeless.  *  Receive all the school services available to other students.

Please contact us here at West Bainbridge Elementary at 248-2821 if you have questions.

 

Lexile Growth and Rewards

Students in grades 1 - 4 will focus on elevating their Lexile levels this year. Those that improve each month will be given a special prize. At the end of the year, every student that meets their yearly goal will be eligible to attend a fun celebration. Please read daily with your child in order for him or her to succeed in reaching this goal.

 

Grade Level News

Pre-K

Welcome to our Pre-K Family!

During the next few weeks, children will learn all about their new school and making new friends. We will focus on cooperation and getting along with others as the class is introduced to the routines and expectations of school. Here are a few special ways you can reinforce at home what children will be learning. • Establish routines that will help your child to be attentive in school, such as getting plenty of sleep, eating a healthy breakfast, and being ready on time. • Ask the names of your child’s teachers and classmates. Most of all, promote cooperation at home every day, which will help your child make a smooth and positive transition to school.

 

Kindergarten

Welcome to Kindergarten! Thank you to all families who came to Open House! Please join class DoJo! Please return all paperwork! Please send school supplies and head phones! Please look for additional information and daily folders to be sent home soon. We look forward to a great year!

Kindergarten Enrichment Schedule 1st9 weeks:

Monday-Friday (please wear tennis shoes to PE)

Barber- art, computers, music, PE, Spanish

Brinson- computers, music, PE, Spanish, art

Gleeson- music, PE, Spanish, art, computers

Lyle- PE, Spanish, art, Computers, Music

Strickland- Spanish, art, computers, music, PE

 

First Grade

Hip, Hip Hooray! Welcome to First Grade.We look forward to working with you and our scholars this year!We will be learning about positive character traits, weather, fact fluency, and story elements this month.is crucial that your child read at least 20 minutes every night.Again, we are looking forward to a wonderful year!

 

Second Grade

Second grade teachers are excited about the new year, new students, and about all of the exciting learning we have planned for this year!We will be working hard to develop math fact fluency with our students as a strong foundation in accelerating their math skills.We also encourage parents to read with their children daily.We will be sending weekly folders home on Monday and ask that parents please sign and return on Tuesday.Please remember to sign up for our Class Dojo to stay informed of daily, and we ask that all transportation changes be made before 2:00.Open House was a great success, and we look forward to getting to know your children better.Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year.Go Wildcats!!!

 

Third Grade

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! We are excited to get this year started. As we move forward, please keep the following reminders in mind:  

Sign-up for Class Dojo as this is our main source of communication.                                                      

Students may bring snacks to school.  We have snack time during recess. 

Return all paperwork change in transportation requires written documentation.

As the year moves forward, students will be encouraged to practice their weekly multiplication facts located in their fact folder, as well as read their AR books and be ready to take an AR test when they arrive at school the following day!

Please feel free to contact your child's teacher during their planning time (12:15-1:15) at 229-248-2821 or message through Class Dojo.

Graded Work and Monthly newsletters

Please look for graded work to come home on Mondays.  If your child does not bring papers home on Mondays, please contact your child’s teacher immediately. 

Additionally, please look for monthly newsletters on the first Monday of each month.

 

Fourth Grade

 Welcome to an amazing new school year!

Just a few reminders:

—Fourth grade eats lunch at 1:10, so we will allow students to bring snacks to have mid-morning each day.

—Please sign up for Class Dojo. There will be announcements and reminders for the classroom.

—Please remember to return all forms that need to be signed back to school as soon as possible.

—Students will have folders and behavior/information chart that will be sent home each night to be signed. Please return each day.

—Please have your child to school on time each day. Your child is late at 8:00am.

—Please send your student’s supplies as soon as you can.

We are looking forward to a great year! If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the school or your child’s teacher on Class Dojo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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