Respect.    Responsibility.    Safety.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS



 Have a safe and fun summer break!

September 2018

Sept. 4 - Welcome Back!!!
              First day of school for Gr.1-6, 
              Kindergarten Orientation at 10am

Sept. 5-  First day of school for Kindergarten

Sept. 11 -Preschool Orientation Sessions

Sept. 12- First day of Preschool

Sept. 26 -WBES Open House Night





Click the link below for lists for grades 1-6




2018 Kindergarten Registration

*Students must be 5 years old by August 31, 2018. 
  • Contact the main office to register for Kindergarten 2018. Office hours are M-F,  7-3pm. 
  • All Medical Forms including current physical exam and immunizations are due to the School Nurse by August 1.
  • WBES Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Tuesday September 4th 2018 at 10am.
Any questions please contact the main office. We look forward to meeting you and your kindergartner and the wonderful school year ahead. 



           










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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 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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