11/23- 1/2 Day school, no lunch
Community Reading Day
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving-gr.1&2
11/24 - Happy Thanksgiving! No School
11/25- No school
11/30- Elves'R'Us Shoppe opens (2 days)
12/4 - White Christmas in West Brookfield, Elves'R'Us shoppe open 12-3
12/6 - Winter Concert Gr. K-2 @ 6:30
12/7 - Winter Concert Gr. 3-6 @ 6:30
12/8 - 1/2 day of School, Professional Dev. Day, no lunch served
School Banking Schedule
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
West Brookfield Fire Department will be sharing helpful Fire Prevention information with students during the week of Oct. 9-15. Families please remember the "Don't wait, check the date!" slogan to replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
Help Our School
Box Tops for Education:
Save your box tops!
WBES collects Box Tops for Education. Send your box tops in with your child to the main office or the recycling zone in the 5th grade hall. Collection sheets can be found in the main hallway with the Extras handouts outside the main office.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
PBIS is an approach in behavior management on a school-wide level. Children are encouraged to be mindful of their behavior in specific settings such as on the bus, in the hallways and bathrooms, in classrooms, the cafeteria, at recess and assemblies. PBIS is teaching children to be safe, respectful and responsible throughout the school day. Children are given Cub Bucks for their positive behavior which they can use to purchase items of their choice at the Cub Store. PBIS methods are researched-based and have been proven to increase academic performance. WBES promotes a positive learning environment. Ask your child about PBIS today!
Level 1 Status
The Department of Education's Accountability Report Card is online. West Brookfield Elementary School is proud to be designated Level 1. See the report here:
Our staff and students collaborate in a variety of ways throughout the school. Our kindergartners work in teams with our sixth graders on Engineering Fridays to solve problems they encounter in literature. You may hear of them using recycled products to engineer and construct solutions to the problems they encounter.
Our first and fifth graders also collaborate on hands on projects throughout the year. Fourth and second graders have worked together as reading buddies.
Students across all grades collaborate daily putting together our morning podcasts where they report the weather forecast, student birthdays and daily happenings.
Going Green Initiatives
Recycling - Our students lead recycling efforts within the school building for numerous types of materials which we utilize in school. Fifth grade students oversee the recycling in their Jobs Program. At WBES we recycle paper, cardboard, juice pouches, plastic bottles, glue sticks, and more.
Big Hearted Books- WBES and the Merriam-Gilbert Library have partnered up with Big Hearted Books, a reuse, re-purpose and recycle program. You can drop off old unwanted book donations at your convenience in the two large drop-off bins located near the rear entrance of the school.
Solar Panels - WBES uses solar panels to obtain electricity. Solar panels are located on the roof tops of the school.
Qua-boing - The WBES playground for students 5 years old & under has a playing surface of Qua-boing. This is made from recycled rubber shoe sole product trimmings and leftovers from Quaboag Rubber Corporation in North Brookfield. The product is clean and provides a safe surface while being resourceful.
Supply Lists for all Grades