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CALENDAR OF EVENTS




6/26 - Last day of school, half day

7/1 - Check point! Have you began                     exploring? Send pics to Mrs. Mucha or 
        post on Twitter@wbescubs

8/1 - Check point! How many stamps do you
         have? 

8/28 -Finalize those Explorer brochures and
        get your backpacks ready, school starts 
        in one week! 

9/4 - Labor Day Holiday

9/5 -  Back to school! Grades 1 - 6
         Kindergarten Orientation 

9/6 - First day for kindergarten



Check out some of our Explorers reading to 
Carl at the Library! 

                  




 *Reminder: If you were absent on the last day of school and did not get your report card, please stop by the Main Office to pick it up. 

You can find We Became Explorers this Summer brochures and Back to School Supply Lists here on this page, at the town Library, or stop by the Main Office. 
Enjoy summer break!


Summer Offerings:


WBES CUB DEN - STEAM CAMP:
WBES will offer the Cub Den from July 5- August 4, from 7am- 5:30pm. Each week we will have theme based activities from 1-3pm. Students can sign up for a full day for $30, a half day (AM or PM) for $20, or just the STEAM based activity for $35/week. Some of our previous themes are Rockets & Rovers, Lego Robotics and Recycling. Students will have an equal balance of learning activities, physical movement, and down time. Notices went home to get initial sign ups for those interested. Families who returned this slip will get a registration sheet. If you need an initial sign up sheet or have any questions please contact the school's main office. 

CAMP SOAR:
WB Town Rec Committee will sponsor Camp Soar again this year at WBES. This program is for students in grades K-5. Week #1 will be held the week school gets out, for the 4 days Tuesday June 27- Friday June 30. Week #2 will be held on August 7- August 11. For more information contact Amy at campsoar@charter.net.
 




Country Bank
School Banking Schedule

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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.


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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.





 
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 Join the New Staples A+ Reward System  and help your classroom receive some  much needed supplies! Simply click on  the apple to learn more!
 
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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!


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 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.