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CALENDAR OF EVENTS



                    May 2018

May 17- Art Show K-6 in the Middle School                cafeteria AND Gr. 4-5 Concert @                    Quaboag Auditorium 6-8pm

May 18- Kindergarten Field Trip to Holyoke                 Children's Museum
            Gr. 3-6 Status Reports 

May 24- Library Night for Kindergarten and                Second Grade. Featuring Chicka                    Chicka Boom Boom artwork
            6th Gr. Field Trip-Step Up @ QRMHS

May 28 -  Memorial Day, No School 

May 30- 5th Gr. Field Trip to Fenway


Order your 2017-18 Yearbook now!

 2017-18 WBES Yearbooks are now available for purchase!  Books are sold on a pre-order basis, we will only purchase enough to fill existing orders so don’t miss out! Every child wants the opportunity to capture their school year at WBES. So much of your child’s time is spent learning and growing at WBES with their friends and teachers, keep those memories forever with a yearbook!!!

Forms are available in the main office or you can go online to www.coffeepond.com and order directly from there, just select "Order Yearbooks", enter our password "wbes2018" and fill in your order information. We hope this will help make ordering more convenient for some families. 

The cost of a yearbook is $21 and can be paid for by either personal check, cash or money order, made payable to “WBES-PTG”, or by credit card online at www.coffeepond.com.  

Orders are due by Friday, April 27th.

 *Yearbooks are due to arrive in June and will be distributed to students at school. If you have any questions please call Mrs. Routhier.

Thank you!!!



2018 Kindergarten Registration

*Students must be 5 years old by August 31, 2018. 

·         Visit the main office between March 13-16th to pre-register and pick up a registration packet.

·         Return completed packets by April 6, 2018. Including student's original birth certificate and proof of residency, physical and immunizations. Medical documentation (see packet for details) is due no later than August 1,2018.

·         Schedule a screening appointment, upon returning your completed packet. 

Quaboag Regional School District Students must register for school in the town in which they reside. (Warren and West Warren residents attend Warren Community Elementary. West Brookfield residents attend West Brookfield Elementary School)

Kindergarten Screening is mandatory for all students. Screening is scheduled by appointment only, and will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018. 

Kindergarten Orientation will be held on the first day of school 2018 in the QRSD, the date is to be determined upon the finalized 2018-19 District school calendar.

Any questions please contact the main office. We look forward to meeting you and your kindergartner and the wonderful school year ahead. 



                   Gr. 4-6 Math Team 

Do you enjoy math? Do you want to develop enthusiasm for problem solving, working in teams and think in creatively? Do you want to have fun being challenged? If you say yes to any of these questions and are in grades 4-6, and you are interested in joining the Math Team, please stop by the office today for a registration form. The team meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:45-8:25. See Mrs. Oliveira and Mrs. Rohde if you have specific questions. We are looking forward to a challenging and rewarding season! 
                










ABOUT US



PBIS
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!


Birthday Celebrations:
WBES has taken on a Wellness Policy to encourage healthy living choices and strong growing opportunities for children. Therefore we no longer are celebrating birthdays with cupcakes and candy treats but rather with a school wide "Happy Birthday Wish" on our morning podcast and a Birthday Book gift from Mrs. Mucha and some of our wellness sponsors. 




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:

DOE Report Card for West Brookfield Elementary




Collaboration
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 large drop-off bin 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.








Community Involvement



Country Bank
School Banking Schedule

Savings Makes Sense

2017-18

All banking days are on Wednesdays, 
done first thing in the morning

October 11, 2017
October 25, 2017
November 8, 2017
November 22, 2017
December 6, 2017
December 20, 2017
January 10, 2018
January 24, 2018
February 7, 2018
February 28, 2018
March 14, 2018
March 28, 2018
April 11, 2018
April 25, 2018
May 9, 2018
May 23, 2018
June 6, 2018 (last banking day)




Registration packets are sent home on the first day of school and should be mailed directly to Country Bank in the envelope provided. Additional registration packets are available at the Main Office.
For additional questions visit www.countrybankforstudents.com
 






Thank you to the WBFD! 

West Brookfield Fire Department shared helpful Fire Prevention information with students during the week of Oct. 9-13, 2017. Families please remember the  slogan "Every Second Counts, Plan 2 ways out!" 

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FOR STUDENTS


Code.org


Pearson Powerschool





Quaboag Regional Schools on Facebook


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.



Big Y Education Express is Back!
Be sure to register your Big Y savings card to our school so we can earn points to get free educational supplies and materials. Every point helps!
Go to the following page to register:
https://www.bigy.com/rs/EducationExpress






Help our school while shopping at Hannafords:
First look for the shelf tags on more than 1,500 products to earn money for your school!
You can get 3 school dollars for every 4 participating products you purchase.
Finally, deposit your school dollars in the collection tower in-store!
Hannaford Helps Schools



 
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