The Bear Bulletin - Parent Edition

Week #3:10 - March 6 - 10, 2023

Last Week Before Spring Break!

Good afternoon! We hope you had an amazing weekend!

We are looking forward to a great week before we head into Spring Break 2023! We are so proud of our students and the work they have done throughout the past ten weeks of school and on the most recent MVP Benchmark! We will be getting scores back, reviewing data and return from Sprin Break ready to finish the year strong!

I would like to give a huge shout out to Mr. Nussbaum, our office staff and everyone who assisted in the early dismissal on Friday! We appreciate everyone's teamwork to ensure all students got home safely.

We will continue MVP Benchmark testing tomorrow as we finish up with Science for 3rd and 4th grade. Additionally, we will be pulling all students (2-4) that need to make up tests. Mr. Dan will be calling students for make-up testing. We appreciate you having your child(ren) to school on time this week!

Please make plans to attend Kindergarten Spirit Night at Freddy's tomorrow evening from 4-8pm! Also, please be sure to attend Tuesday evening's PTO meeting at 6:00pm in the WBES Conference Room! If you attend, your child will get 10$ in Bear Bucks!

We will not have another newsletter until Sunday, March 26th. As always, please reach out to me directly on my work cell at 865.338.2904 if I can assist in any way!

Have a wonderful evening!

Empowering Every Student with Equity and Excellence!

Jenifer L. Laurendine, Principal,

Jason Nussbaum, Assistant Principal,

Kim Miller, PLC Coach,

Dan Schwartz, School Counselor,

Jo Bruce, Family Resource Director,

Week at a Glance - Important Dates

Monday, March 6th

  • Staff Yoga w. the LU - Gym - 7:30am
  • ROAR Meeting - WBES Conference Room - 9-10am
  • Kindergarten Spirit Night - Freddy's - 4 - 8pm

Tuesday, March 7th

  • Fire Drill
  • Senate Meeting - 12:45pm - Counselor's Office
  • Staff Walking Club - Lobby - 3:45pm
  • PTO Meeting - WBES Conference Room - 6-7:00pm

Wednesday, March 8th

  • Staff Yoga w. the LU - Gym - 7:30am
  • Vote for Yearbook Cover - Homeroom - 8:45am
  • Progress Meeting - Virtual - 8:45am - Admin
  • Staff Meeting - Gym - 2-3:00pm

Thursday, March 9th

  • Tornado Drill
  • PLC/Admin Check In - 9:30-10am - Laurendine Office
  • Staff Walking Club - Lobby - 3:45pm

Friday, March 10th

  • EES Climate Survey Discussion w/ Ms. Painter - Laurendine Office - 9:30 - 10:30am

MVP Schedule

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Go Team!

Attention - Defender Alert !!

We are so excited to announce that Mia Yoakley is our newest WBES Defender!

On the playground, one student was being unsafe and unkind to another student. Mia saw what was happening and told the student to stop. When the student refused to stop, she stepped between the two and told the student again to stop. Mia then when and got a teacher to let them know a student was being picked on.

We were lucky enough to recognize her in front of half the kindergarten and she was very proud! Please congratulate her on her bravery when you see her!

Mrs. Meidl's Book Nook

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Thank You to Dr. Williams, Mrs. Blair and Dr. Garner for Reading Across Willow Brook!

Courage - Character Trait of the Month!

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Save the Date!

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March Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Oak Ridge Schools Community Flyers Link- What's Happening in Oak Ridge?