Tiger Tales

Family Edition

Happy November and Happy Thanksgiving! As I reflect on things I am thankful for, the WES students, staff, and families are at the top of my list. I am grateful for the great kids you send to school each day. WES students are kind and conscientious. I am also very grateful for the support and kindness you show to the school, and all the support and guidance you provide for your children.


Thank you to those who have served our country in the armed services. WES is very thankful for you and the sacrifices you have made. We hope that you felt the gratitude on this past Veterans’ Day. Please ask your child why we honor Veteran's Day. Several classes honored veterans in special ways. We hope to have a Veteran’s Day program here at WES next year.


We had a wonderful PBIS celebration in the month of October. We had over 400 students to participate in fun and games. Students had the opportunity to win prizes by raffle. Next month we will have another activity and more prizes. Let’s continue to encourage our students to meet the expectations of WES: Respect Others, Respect Yourself and Respect Our School.


Thank you for making our Fall Festival a success. It was a night of fun. Our students and staff enjoyed this community event.



We are bringing this semester to a close. There are under 20 instructional days left in this term. Be sure that you are keeping up with your child's academic progress and daily attendance. If you have concerns about your child's progress, please contact your child's teacher to request a conference. We are working hard to improve our daily attendance. We want our students here to learn and here on time. Thank you for making sure that they are in class by 8:00 and ready to learn. If your child is absent, please provide an excuse when they return.


We will kick off our holiday mood this week with our Kindergarten Thanksgiving Programs on Wednesday and Thursday. Next week our school will be closed for Thanksgiving break. We will return to school on November 28, 2022. We hope that everyone has a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving.


Tisha Lewis,

Principal

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Pre-K News

During the month of November Pre-K will be completing themed math and literacy units on Fall, Farm, and Thanksgiving. We will be learning the letters L-N and numbers 12-14. Pre-K will visit the Pumpkin Patch on Friday, November 4th.

Kindergarten News

Hello, November! We are so excited to bring back our Thanksgiving program this month! Please check your homework page for dates and times. This month, we'll be working on addition, blending sounds to read words, and writing sentences. Please continue working on your sight words at home! It's going to be a great month in WES Kindergarten! We are so thankful to be your child's teacher 🙂.

First Grade

In skills will be introducing new vowel sounds and spelling patterns, tricky words, verbs and verb tenses, the writing process, and reading decodable fables. In knowledge, we will continue learning about ancient civilizations. In math, we will be working with addition and subtraction equations to 20.

Second Grade

Second grade is wrapping our study of Greek mythology. We will be learning all about the War of 1812 in our next CKLA Knowledge unit. After spending time focusing on addition, we are now moving on to subtraction. We are learning many different strategies so students are able to select the strategy that works best for them!

Nurse's Corner

Parents,


A couple of weeks ago, we had numerous students sick and testing positive for the flu. Although our numbers are much better, we still are having some students testing positive. As a reminder, please do not send your student to school sick. Per our policy, a student has to be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. If your student is not well enough to participate in all the activities at school that day, please keep them at home. The flu season will last for another several months, so we want to stay as healthy as we possibly can.


Also, if your student has tested positive for the flu, please make sure you have informed their teacher or the school nurse.


Thank you,

Nurse Cameron

Library News

We are having fun in the library this month! Pre-K and Kindergarten students enjoyed listening to Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late and singing lullabies. 1st and 2nd grade students learned about Veterans' Day, different branches of the military, and the American flag.


The Kindergarten students began something new...checking out books. The books stay in a special basket in the classroom to be looked at during the week, and then returned on the next library visit. This teaches them the check out/check in procedure and good book care. After the Christmas holiday, Kindergarten students will begin bringing their library books home.


1st and 2nd grade students have been working on their 2nd Nine Weeks AR goals. Since October 12, they have passed 1,298 AR quizzes with an average score of 83%. That's a lot of books! They have until December 9 to meet their goals.


The library received a grant from the Demopolis City Schools Foundation of $2,000 to purchase new nonfiction books. A shipment of 94 books about dinosaurs, sharks, weather, dogs, and more is headed our way! Thank you DCSF!



Andrea Johnson

Library Media Specialist

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