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Christmas Bazaar

posted Nov 15, 2019, 11:59 AM by Cindy Bond   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 12:10 PM ]

On Thursday, December 19th, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., we will hold our annual Christmas Bazaar for our students.  We are looking for donations and for volunteers to come help students wrap their gifts.  Each participating child is able to choose 2 gifts to give to family members.  Therefore, we need a lot of donations and help that day!!  Please let your child's teacher know if you can volunteer and/or want to make a donation!

These are some of the donations we need:
  • Wrapping paper
  • Tape
  • Gift Bags
  • Tissue Paper
  • Candy Canes
  • Household items - candles, pots and pans, frames, etc.
  • Personal Items - bath and body, jewelry, scarves, ties, new T-shirts, etc.
  • Like new stuffed animals
  • Like new children's toys or gifts (no big items)
  • Anything that you feel would be a great gift for a child to give
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that has already donated and has volunteered to come and help!!

Third Grade Field Trip to Columbia

posted Nov 15, 2019, 8:50 AM by Cindy Bond

The Third Grade Field Trip to Columbia, SC
will be on January 17, 2020.  On our trip, we will be visiting the SC State Museum and the SC State House.  We will allow as many chaperones to go as the charter buses can hold.  If we reach capacity, we will draw names for spots and let you know who will be able to go.  The cost of the trip is $40.00 per person.  This includes admission to the State Museum as well as snacks along the way. This field trip will be an all-day trip (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).  If you are chaperoning, please make sure your Background Check is up to date.

We would like to provide you the opportunity to make installments to pay for this trip.  Please plan to pay $20.00 of the $40.00 fee by November 22, 2019, and the other half by January 10, 2020.

Please let the Third Grade Teachers know if you have any questions.

WES Canned Food Drive - November 11 - 15

posted Nov 12, 2019, 11:41 AM by Cindy Bond   [ updated Nov 13, 2019, 10:36 AM ]

Spreading Kindness in Communities Near and Fall!!  As a follow up to our Kindness Week, the WES Student Council is partnering with WOHS Student Council in an effort to fill food boxes for families in need in a Virginia Community.  We are also donating food to our local Dot's Kitchen to serve those living in our own community!!  In order to maximize our impact, we are asking that each grade level bring in certain foods.  Please see our list below.

del monte sliced peaches, green beans and corn

The following Homerooms are being asked to bring in Canned Peaches to collect: Kindergarten, Mrs. Partin's Homeroon, Mr. Todd's Homeroom, Mrs. Cherry's Homeroom.


The following Homerooms are being asked to bring in Canned Corn to collect:  First, Second, and Third Grade Homerooms.


The following Homerooms are being asked to bring in Canned Green Beans to collect: Fourth and Fifth Grade Homerooms.

November / December 2019 Newsletter

posted Oct 30, 2019, 6:33 AM by Tracy Stancil   [ updated Oct 30, 2019, 6:33 AM ]

WES School Store

posted Oct 21, 2019, 12:58 PM by Cindy Bond   [ updated Oct 22, 2019, 12:13 PM ]

Related imageWe will start opening our school store on Thursday, October 24th. The store will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:20 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. on these days.  This is a sample of some of the items for sale on these dates.
  • Pencils .25                         Small Erasers  .25               Highlighters   .50
  • Bookmarks  .25                Stick Erasers   1.00              Lead Refills   .50
  • Folders  1.00                     Pencil Sharpeners   .75
  • Spiral Notebooks  1.00    Post It Notes      .50                    

Attendance

posted Oct 4, 2019, 10:58 AM by Cindy Bond

Attendance Matters
Per the SCDE, a student is counted absent if he/she is not present for greater than 50% of the school day.  The actual calculation (done automatically by PowerSchool) is based on the minutes covered in a school's bell schedule.

Regular daily attendance is imperative for students to excel in the classroom.  It is critical for students to be in class whenever possible, but we understand occasional absences are sometimes necessary.  In order for accurate records to be maintained, excuses for absences must be submitted to the school in writing.  According to school board policy, lawful absences shall be granted for the following reasons, but must be verified in writing with 3 days after the student returns to school:
  1. Illness
  2. Appointments with doctor or dentist
  3. Death in the family
  4. Required court appearance
  5. Recognized national religious holiday
A total of only five parent notes will be accepted for the 2019-2020 school year.  After the fifth parent note, the school's administration reserves the right to ask the parent for a doctor's statement for their student's absence.  The school will send a letter to the parent stating that no more parent notes will be accepted.

Parent Portal

posted Oct 4, 2019, 10:50 AM by Cindy Bond

P
Want to see grades and attendance at the tip of your finger? Then sign up for a Parent Portal account today! This website allows you to set up for weekly grade notifications as well as missing work. Parent Portal also makes registration a SNAP! Don’t worry about snapcodes and passwords, log into your parent portal account and complete registration from your phone. That’s right! There’s an app for Parent Portal/Power School. Download the Power School app from your Apple or Android play store. The district code is JMGL.  If you have any questions, please email cbond@g.oconee.k12.sc.us or call the school at (864) 886-4520. 

IMPORTANT BUS INFORMATION

posted Sep 30, 2019, 11:05 AM by Cindy Bond   [ updated Sep 30, 2019, 11:08 AM by Tracy Stancil ]

StopDuring the 2019-2020 school year, the SDOC Transportation Department will continue its implementation of the following procedure in regards to students in Pre-K through Grade 3.  Students in the 4th grade up are allowed to get off the bus without an authorized adult or guardian being present.

If an authorized adult or guardian are not present at the bus stop to receive the student, the student will be taken back to their home school. The driver will be allowed to take the student back to their home school three times without consequences. After the fourth occurrence of taking a student back to their home school, the student will be suspended off the bus.  Listed below are the consequences for bringing students back to their home school from their bus stop.

·       4th occurrence:   First suspension will result in 5 days off the bus.

·       5th occurrence:   Second suspension will result in 10 days off the bus.

·        6th occurrence:  Third suspension will result in 20 days off the bus.

·         7th occurrence:  Fourth suspension will result in terminating bus services for the remainder of the school year.

Please understand taking students back to their home school causes multiple problems for the transportation department, as well as our schools. Adherence to this procedure will help reduce delays in getting students home after school.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the SDOC Transportation Department at 864-916-0510.

Sept./Oct. 2019 Newsletter

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