October 2021

WES Newsletter

Fire Department Visit - Tuesday, October 5th

The Wheatfield Volunteer Fire Department will be visiting us to show us their trucks, equipment, and teach us about Fire Safety & Prevention!

PTC Meeting - Thursday, October 7th @ 3:45 PM

Book Fair - October 8th-14th

You will be able to shop using this link online!

The students are coming home this week with information about creating a wish list and sharing it online with their family and loved ones, as well as, a flyer of some of the books that they will be able to purchase in-person or online.

Just click this link and enter into a world FULL of adventures to be read as well as loads of information to learn!


https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=Z4GW3&fbclid=IwAR3DwlXWhyzRM4nAp7_Z5Sdpq56N2o8CzSD0rF6StAXnbgX9nweoq_D826g

Fall Break - No School | October 15th - 18th

1st Quarter Report Cards Posted & Sent Home - Friday, October 22nd

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Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 25th: "Red"y to live a Drug-Free Life! | Wear Red

Tuesday, October 26th: Sock It to Drugs | Crazy Mismatched Sock Day

Wednesday, October 27th: Drugs Cannot Find Me | Wear Camouflage

Thursday, October 28th: I Have the Power to be Drug Free | Dress as a Superhero

Friday, October 29th: Kougars are Drug Free | Wear KV Spirit Wear

Is Your Child a Beginning Reader?

Here are a Few Tips to Help:

• Encourage your child to use his/her finger to point to each word.

• Read a sentence and have your child repeat it.

• Take turns reading a sentence each or a page each.

• Talk about the story as you read it. What do you think will happen next? What does this story remind you of? How do you think this character feels?

• Don’t be afraid to read the same book again! Repeated reading helps build reading fluency

Spooky Science Night in the Park

This event was a HUGE SUCCESS!


Thanks to the many families who attended! We hope you enjoyed the evening, and we look forward to doing it again.


A SPECIAL Thanks to Wheatfield Elementary PTC, Indiana DNR, 4H Extension Office, Indiana Humane, Jasper County Public Library - Rachael Cavinder, Jeff Martin, Jill Duttlinger & Pam Abbring's Farms, Indiana Farm Bureau - Stacy Walker, and Jasper County REMC. Jasper County REMC was also a sponsor with contributing a generous donation!

Lice Check Weekend | October 16-17

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Meet our New WES Staff

Mrs. Knight

Tell Us About Your Family: Married to my husband for 17 years. We have a 16 year old daughter. I have a disabled mother that lives with us. We also have 2 dogs, Allie and Gizmo, 2 cats, Scooter and Skeeter and 3 red tailed sharks.



Hobbies: I love to crochet, read books and spend time with my family being outside.


Favorite Season & Activity You Enjoy Doing in that Season: My favorite season is summer. I love being outdoors, swimming and fishing. I love summer because everyone comes out of their houses and talk and hang out. Althought I do love the Christmas season. It brings people together and that makes my smile.


Favorite Meal: I love very basic food. I love burgers and hot dogs on the grill. Or a good Ribeye on the grill.


Why do you love walking into the doors of WES: I love the sense of family you get when you walk into the building. I have felt welcomed since the first day I walked in for my interview. The students and families have been so supportive.

Mrs. Previs

I live in Demotte with my husband and our three children. All three of my children attend KV schools. We have two dogs and nine chickens. I would love to have a piglet!


Hobbies: I love watching my son play baseball for the Crown Point Bulldogs and my daughter play softball for Demotte Little League! My youngest daughter and I love to bake cookies together! I enjoy making scrapbooks of family trips and birthdays!


Favorite Season & Activity You Enjoy Doing in that Season: My favorite season is Fall, I enjoy camping and having bonfires.


Favorite Meal: My favorite food has to be hamburgers from the grill.


Why do you love walking into the doors of WES: I love working with the kindergarten team and seeing all the smiling faces walk through our halls!

Mrs. Panozzo

Tell Us About Your Family: I have been married to my husband Gary for 10 years. We have 2 Children, Ashlyn who is 26 and engaged, She has a 3 year old daughter named Amelia, and our Son Andrew is 15 and a Sophomore at Crown Point High School. Andrew Swims for the High School and is in the Marching Band. Amelia is our granddaughter. She just started preschool and is just too smart.


Hobbies: My Husband and I love going to Baseball games. He even proposed at US Cellular during a White Sox's Game.


Favorite Season & Activity You Enjoy Doing in that Season: I love Christmas! My husband decorates our house like the Griswolds from Christmas Vacation! Last year we had over 15,000 lights on our house.


Favorite Meal: Steak and Potatoes.


Why do you love walking into the doors of WES: I love the friendliness and warm reception I get when I walk in.

Mrs. Lindemer

Tell Us About Your Family: I have been married to my husband, Jeremy, for 20 years. We have three sons. Adam is 19 years old and is a Sophomore at Valparaiso University. He is studying music education, and he plans to be a high school band director when he graduates. Bradford is 18 years old and works as a full-time machinist. Caleb is 5 years old and is a kindergartner at WES.


Hobbies: We recently purchased a home in Wheatfield, so right now my hobbies include starting projects around the house that my husband gets to finish. Haha. I also enjoy baking and watching game shows.


Favorite Season & Activity You Enjoy Doing in that Season: I love the Christmas season. I would say winter, but once Christmas is over, I'm over winter. I love to decorate my house for Christmas, and I love experiencing all the magic and wonder that the season brings to adults and children.


Favorite Meal: I love guacamole tostadas at Pepe's.


Why do you love walking into the doors of WES: The atmosphere of the entire building is welcoming and inviting. Everyone is always smiling and finding ways to help each other. The kids are wonderful to work with and their smiling faces brings me so much joy. I truly love being a teacher, but being a teacher at WES is very special. I am overjoyed to get to be a part of this amazing community.

Mrs. Cooley

Tell Us About Your Family: I have been married to my husband, Beau, for 10 years this October. I have 4 boys and 2 dogs, Hank & Bailey.


Hobbies: I love to shop, go boating with my family, and racing.


Favorite Season & Activity You Enjoy Doing in that Season: I love fall! All things pumpkin and spooky! Bonfires and hay rides.


Favorite Meal: It will always be Thanksgiving Dinner and I love anything off of the grill.


Why do you love walking into the doors of WES: I love it here at WES and we stand for community, family, and togetherness...all the things.

Mrs. Bacula

I have been married to my Husband, Tom Bacula, for 14 years. We have 2 daughters together, Allison (9) and Valerie (6). We have 2 dogs, a lizard, a rabbit, a toad, and multiple fish!
I love to be outdoors. Going for hikes, being on the boat, camping, and looking for animals.
My favorite season is Summer. I love to take our boat out and just be on the water sun tanning, tubing, and swimming.

My favorite meal is chili, especially Skyline Chili from Cincinnati where I was born.

I love walking into the doors of WES because it feels like family. Everyone is so fun, energetic and truly seems to care about the children.

WES Facebook Page

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We post A LOT of great things on our Facebook Page!!!


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