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West Bainbridge Elementary School                                            November 4, 2019 



WBE Chorus Christmas Jubilee on the Square: December 5th

Christmas Musical: December 17th 

(PK-1st @ 9:00; 2nd-4th @ 1:30)

Winter Break: December 19th through January 13th

Early Release: December 18th at 1:00 p.m.

Students Return January 13th

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Warm Holiday Wishes

Everyone here at West Bainbridge Elementary wishes you and your family warm holiday wishes during this very special time of year. Please be safe and enjoy spending quality time with your loved ones.

 WBE Christmas Program

Our annual Christmas program will be held on December 17th at 9:00 A.M. for PK– 1st grade students and at 1:30 P.M. for 2nd –4th grade students. Students may wear nice Christmas clothes or Christmas colors (red and green). We are so excited and hope that you will enjoy!

Important Dates for December

Tuesday, December 3rd- WBE Spelling Bee

Thursday, December 5th-WBE Chorus Performs on the Square in the Christmas Jubilee

Friday, December 6th: Quest Field Trip

Monday, December 9th-School Council

Tuesday, December 10th Technology Fair at The Support Center

Wednesday, December 11th- Mentor Meeting

Thursday, December 12th-Christmas Parade

Friday, December 13th-Behavior Reward & Barineau Awards at 2:15 Tuesday, December 17th: Christmas Programs PK-1st 9:00 and 2nd-4th 1:30. Wednesday, December 18th: Polar Express Day Early Release for Winter BreaK January 9-10: Professional Learning Days January 13th- Students return to school

News from the Nurse

Over-the-Counter Medication

Parents, in an effort to save you time and energy, Ms. Emmons may administer OTC medication (Ibuprofen, Tums, etc.) with your consent if you bring the medication for her to keep here at school.


Box Tops For Education

Start clipping Box Tops today to help our school. Every Box Top clipped is worth 10¢ and quickly adds up to money that can help our school buy what it needs. Simply look for pink Box Tops on products, clip them and send them to school.

For more information on the Box Tops for Education program, including a list of participating products and how much we have earned to date, visit Thanks for your help!


The PTO would like to send a “thank you” to all who made the Fall Festival an outstanding success! The students had a wonderful time, and it was all made possible by outstanding volunteers and parental support. And we all would like to thank our PTO for making it such a fun time for our students.

WBE Spelling Bee


The 4th Grade Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, December 3rd at 9:00 A.M. in the gym. Our students did an awesome job. 


First place: Justis Ingram; 

Second place: Amaya Parris; 

Third place: Kimberly Negrete. 


Congratulations to these students. They will go on to compete in the District Spelling Bee. A Thank you to Ms. Ward for organizing.

Grade Level News

Pre-K News: 

Dear Families,

"Imagine It, Make It" is the title of our new theme, which is an exploration of imagination and creativity. Children will share their feelings and ideas through art, dance, dramatic play, building, and music--all of which are important aspects of your child's development. 


Set aside time for imaginative play with your child, for example, play school, doctor’s office, or grocery store together using simple props. 


Do not forget we will begin parent conferences on Monday, December 2nd. Please make plans to attend your child's conference.

Kindergarten News

Please label all jackets/coats, etc...

Please put money in an envelope or ziploc and label with student's name

Please send a note for a change in daily transportation

Check folders daily

Check DoJo daily

Continue to study sight words DAILY

Practice blending SRA sounds/words DAILY



Counting to 20

Recognizing numbers 0-20

Counting sets of objects 0-20

Counting down from 10

Greater than/less than

Continue to review 2D/3D shapes (circle, square, hexagon, triangle, rectangle, rhombus) (cone, cube, sphere, cylinder)



Students should be able to recognize all upper and lower case letters

Review all letter sounds- including long and short vowels 

Practice rhyming words

How many syllables in a word

Be able to say the beginning, middle, and final sound in a word (ram, mat, sad, etc..)

Be able to identify the vowel sound in a word



Write all upper and lowercase letters

Write first and last name

Writing a sentence with space between words

Capitalize the first letter in the sentence and use punctuation at the end

1st Grade News

It is hard to believe that 2019 will be over soon.  We are still continuing to go full speed ahead on studying and learning our first grade standards.  In Reading we are continuing to work on our reading fluency and comprehension. In Science we will be learning about magnets.  In Social Studies we are learning about Lewis/Clark and Sacagawea. At home, when your child is reading, remind them to use strategies like:

·      Make it make sense

·      Look for parts of the word you know

·      Skip it and read the rest of the sentence

·      Sound out the words they don’t know

They should read their books every night at least three times.  Please ask them questions about what they read.

2nd  Grade News

We hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving Break! We are jumping into December with many exciting activities in the classroom. We are looking forward to sharing our students’ Science Projects as apart of our home/school connection. The project due date is December 6, 2019.

We will be finishing up our second 9 weeks soon. We have learned about long vowels and long vowel teams, compound words, contractions, comparing and contrasting,multiple meaning words, genres, making inferences and we have been practicing our reading fluency.This month in writing we will continue to work with informational texts. Students are learning how and why authors include text features in their writing. We will be writing 'procedural texts' and informational reports on  people, sun, and the solar system.Studying nonfiction mentor texts, they learn to add text features such as diagrams, headings, and captions. They are also learning how to develop and strengthen their writing. It is extremely important that every second grader can identify and distinguish text features. The first semester is drawing to a close;so we are anticipating with confidence the progress our students have made. Especially as it pertains to understanding the structure of literary non- fiction, asking relevant questions, paraphrasing/retelling what their reading was about. 


In math we will conclude unit two in Ready Math. Our second graders will continue to add and subtract three digit numbers with regrouping: Interpret that three digits of a three digit number represent amounts of hundreds, tens, and ones, and read and write numbers to 1000 and compare two three-digit numbers, recording the results, step word problems.  In addition our second graders are expected to:

 Count within 1000 and identify skip counting patterns by 5’s, 10’s and 100’s 

 Apply different strategies, fluently add and subtract within 100 and solve one-and two-step word problems within 100. 

Apply different strategies, fluently add and subtract within 1000, add up to four two-digit numbers and solve one-and two-step word problems within 100.

Explain why different addition and subtraction strategies work.


We thank you for your continued support your child at home. Please utilize the following tips 

Have your child read aloud each day for at least 10-20 minutes ( A. R. book would be great!) Note: Some students also have a repeated reading folder. 

Support your child in completing and returning homework.

Practice addition and subtraction fluency daily ( flashcards).

We will continue to work in small groups where children are able to receive instruction at their level. Our goal is to build reading and math fluency. Reading fluency is the ability to read smoothly without having to sound out high-frequency words. Math fact fluency is the ability to answer all math fact questions instantly from recall without having to think through the problem.Students should be able to recall math facts instantly without having to count on their fingers or  hesitate to think about the answer.


Again, Happy Holidays to you and your loved-ones !!

3rd Grade News

Welcome to December! We ask that you continue to review multiplication/division facts with students, as well as read AR books each night. We encourage students to take at least 4 AR tests each week and maintain an 80% average. We will continue to focus on Geometry in math and pollution in science. We are finishing up our Native American tribes in social studies. We are excited to be moving through our Journey’s program in reading! We are looking forward to a great month! Early release is December 18th and Winter Break will be observed on December 19th throughJanuary 10th. Students will return to school on January 13th.

4th Grade News

Welcome to a Dynamite December! 

Please remember to check your child's folder each night. Also continue to practice those repeated readings and multiplication facts at night with your child. 

  • Cold weather is coming so remember to put your child's name in their jackets. We will go out for recess even when it is chilly, so they will need a jacket/coat.  

  • Please encourage your child to read their AR book each night and be ready to test daily.  We have a packed learning schedule so it is essential for them to read the books at home.

  • Cold/Flu season is upon us--Please send tissue and hand sanitizer to help combat germs in the classroom.

21st Century News


21st Century is still going great. Please remember that students must attend both morning and afternoon sessions.  We will hold a Family involvement session on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The last day for the 21st Century program for the 1st semester of school is Thursday, December 12, 2019. Happy Holidays to you and yours.