Respect.    Responsibility.    Safety.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS




November 2018

Nov.5-9 - Scholastic Book Fair Week
               *Students will shop at their regularly                             scheduled library time.

Nov.6 -  Picture Retake Day with Coffee Pond              Studios *Send in package to return

Nov.9 -  Veteran's Day Ceremony @ 9:30am

Nov.12- No School -Veteran's Day Holiday

Nov.15 - Half Day,Parent-Teacher Conf. Day
             *Be sure to schedule with teachers

Nov. 21 - Half Day - Thanksgiving Break
                *No lunch, dismissal at 11:51
                  Community Reading Day
               Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Gr.1&2

Nov.22,23 - No School- Thanksgiving Holiday
               *HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!

Nov. 28,29- Elves'R'Us Shoppe for students 
              *Send in money according to shopping                 schedule, which will come home at a later date.

Dec. 2 - White Christmas in West Brookfield





        PTG Vendor Fair
Thank you to everyone who helped out, sold items, and attended the Vendor Fair on Saturday. It was a great success. 
Thank you for your continued support! 


Quaboag Ski Club
The Quaboag Ski Club forms are now available! If you are interested in joining the ski club contact the main office for a registration form, forms are limited. The club is open to all Quaboag students from grades 3-12, teachers, parents, and siblings of those students, and heads up  to Mt. Wachusett Ski Area in Princeton on Saturday nights beginning January 5. There is a possibility for busing if enough people are interested. Sign ups are due back by November 27th.  For winter fun of skiing and snowboarding join the Quaboag Ski Club!

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. O'Brien.


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. 

Discover Books- WBES and the Merriam-Gilbert Library have partnered up with Discover 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

2018-19

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

October 10, 2018
October 24, 2018
November 7, 2018
November 21, 2018
December 5, 2018
December 19, 2018
January 9, 2019
January 23, 2019
February 13, 2019
February 27, 2019
March 13, 2019
March 27, 2019
April 10, 2019
April 24, 2019
May 8, 2019
May 22, 2019
June 12, 2019



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. 8-12, 2018. Families please remember the  slogan "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere" 


FOR STUDENTS


Code.org


Pearson Powerschool





Quaboag Regional Schools on Facebook


WIC
Women, Infants and Children

Do you have children under 5 years old, or are you expecting?  WIC offers qualifying families several helpful opportunities such as personalized consultations, free healthy food, tips for healthy eating, doctor referrals and more.  Please visit www.mass.gov/wic for more information.


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.





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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