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Welcome to the final month of the 2018-2019 school year! I trust that it has been an exciting year for your child. As we wind down the year, please take a moment to reflect on how much your child has accomplished during the year. Be sure to find something that you can praise your child for  accomplishing at school during this past year. At the same time, encourage your child to come to school each day on his or her best behavior so  that learning may continue right through the very last day that we are here. Thank you for all that you have done and will do to close out another successful school year here at West Bainbridge Elementary.


Monday, May 20th:
PK Program @ 8:30
K Graduation @ 10:00
4th Graduation @ 1:00
Tuesday, May 22nd:
1st Awards Ceremony @ 8:30
2nd Awards Ceremony@ 10:00
3rd Awards Ceremony @ 1:00

Inside This Issue:
Medication Pick-Up and Reminders to Parents 2
21st CCLC and Summer Program 2
PTO “Thank You” 2
Grade Level Tidbits and STEM Showcase 3
Report Card Pick-up 3
School Improvement Parent Input 3

Special Points of Interest:
• STEM Design Showcase: May 9th from 4:30 to 6:30 (Kirbo Center)
• Last Day of School: May 22nd
• Report Card Pick-Up: May 24th from 11:30 to 1:00
• School Improvement: Parent Input—June 6th @ 1:30

Tele Health Registration
Tele Health is up and running! We are very excited about our partnership with Memorial Pediatrics. If you have not chosen to opt in to this program, we encourage you to do so. Please contact Nurse Emmons for more information or visit our website at http://westbainbridge.dcboe.com/.

Medication Pick-up
Please be remind-ed that if your child has medica-tion with the school nurse that you should pick it up on May 22nd.

Thank You From the PTO
This year the PTO has had great success! I would like to thank all parents who contributed their time and resources. The PTO is only as strong as the parents who support it, and we could not have had such a great year without you. I hope you all have a great summer, and I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish together in the future!

Thank You To the PTO From the West Bainbridge Faculty, Staff, and Students
On behalf of the West Bainbridge faculty, staff, and students, thank you to the WBE PTO for all that you have done to make this year so fantastic. You have provided so much to benefit the fac-ulty, staff, and students at West Bainbridge Elementary. You have truly made a difference. We are so grateful and fortunate to have such a dedicated and outstanding group of people support-ing us.
Jamie Ard
Principal, West Bainbridge Elementary

1) It is very important that we have current contact infor-mation for you. Please be sure to notify us if you change your phone number or have a change of address.
2) Car riders should be picked up from school each day by 3:45. Please make arrangements to pick students up by this time each day.
3) Please send a note if your child has a change in af-ternoon transportation. Please only call if there is an emergency change in transportation.
4) Please do not send stu-dents to school if they are running fever or have flu and/or cold symptoms.


21st CCLC News
Applications for the 21st Century Summer Camp will be going home soon, so please be on the lookout. The camp will run from June 3rd to June 28th at Bainbridge Middle School.
Please make sure that your child is attending both morning and afternoon sessions of the 21st Century Program. If your child will not be attending the afternoon session, please send a note to school that morning with your child. If an emergency arises, please call the school or e-mail/DOJO your child's teacher prior to 2:00.

Pre K: Where have we been? Where are we now? Where are we going? This is a good time to reflect on the school year with your children. Looking back, children can think about how much they have grown and changed since they were babies. They can share their memories about all of their school experiences and tell about what they’ve learned. This is also an opportunity to look ahead. All children will be going to kindergarten. All children should feel a sense of accomplishment and confidence in the knowledge that they are prepared for school next year and for many years after.
Conference appointment letters will be going home soon. The end of the year
conference is even more important than the one after first semester. Please make every effort to attend these conferences. Another part of the conference will be filling out registration paper work for Kindergarten. We will also need an updated copy of proof of address like a power bill.
Our End of the School Year Program will be May 20th at 8:30 so make plans to attend as you will not want to miss this program. It has been a great year and they want to show off a little.

Kindergarten: Continue working on sight words and SRA reading packets. Study all standards in your child’s take-home binder. Report card testing begins soon.

1st Grade: The school year is coming to a close. Please be on the lookout for end of the year notices. We ask that you continue reading and practice math facts with your child daily. Thank you for everything you do!
2nd Grade: We hope everyone had a relaxing Spring Break. Second grade students are working hard to master the skills needed to transition to third grade. Please continue to work on addition and subtraction facts and read with your child every night. Additionally, students need to practice 2, 4, and 5 multiplication facts.

3rd Grade: We have finally made it to May! We are so proud of all the hard work your students have put in this year! We en-courage you to continue to read AR books with your students each night, as well as study multiplication and division facts (they will come in handy as they begin 4th grade!) We have many important dates and activities planned for the month of May. Please see the list below. We will also send out reminders of such important events via Class Dojo. We will also contact you with more events as they are announced! Again, thank you all for your support and dedication to make 2018-2019 a GREAT school year!

4th Grade: What a Magnificent May!
It’s hard to believe that we are in the last month of school. Our awards program will be held on May 20th at 1:00 P.M. Please continue to check your child’s folder each night and Class Dojo for important end of the year information. Thank you for allowing us to teach your children this year!

*Field Day-May 10th
*Awards Ceremony-May 21st @ 1:00

May 20th: PK Program @ 8:30; K Pro-gram @ 10:00; 4th Program @ 1:00
May 21st: 1st Grade Awards @ 8:30; 2nd Grade Awards @ 10:00; 3rd Grade Awards @ 1:00
May 22nd: Last Day for students
May 24th: Report Card Pick-up from 11:30 to 1:00
June 6th: Parental input @ 1:30 @ School Improvement session. Parents, please make plans to attend here at WBE! We need your input!
Friday, May 3rd: Barineau Awards/Just Write presentation @ 8:30
Friday, May 8th: Mentor Meeting @ 2:30
May 9th: STEM Showcase @ Kirbo Center from 4:30 to 6:30
May 10th: WBE Field Day (K-1st from 8:15 to 11:00; 2nd-4th 12:00 to 2:30)
May 15th: BOE Meeting @ Support Center @ 7:00

Students in the Decatur County School System have enjoyed learning through STEM activities during the 2018-2019 school year. Please join us for our STEM Showcase at the Kirbo Center on the Bainbridge State College campus on May 9th from 4:30 to 6:30. Our students look forward to telling you about what they have learned this year.

Report Card Pick-up Date
Report cards should be picked up from West Bainbridge Elementary on Friday, May 25th from 11:30 to 1:00.

Parent Input At School Improvement
We need your help at our School Improvement session on Tuesday, June 6th at 1:30! We need your input in order to help us update our School Improvement Plan, Parent Involvement Plan, School Compact, and expenditure of 1% Parent Involvement funds. We hope that you will take time out of your busy summer schedule to come out and help us improve how we serve you and your child.

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