Wildcat News

November 2022

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Friday, November 11th

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Thank you Francesca’s Brick Oven Pizzeria

Francesca's is so generous to DONATE lunch on 11/8 for ALL Wegienka staff members. While our families are voting, our team is learning in a full day of professional development.

Thank you Francesca’s Brick Oven Pizzeria!

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Grateful

At this time of year, we are especially thankful that you are part of the Wegienka Wildcat family!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Briegel

Thank you for an outstanding fall fundraiser!

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Prizes were Given

Please take a look at Twitter @wegienkawildcat You will see all of the winners! We had Bingo Parties and even Taco Bell lunches!


Thank you for supporting our school!!!!

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Coffee with the Principal New Day and Time

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 5pm

23925 Arsenal Road

Brownstown Charter Township, MI

This will be held in the Media Center BEFORE the PTO meeting.


Topics:

Hear about building wide initiatives and how to navigate Parent Teacher Conferences.

Learn how to read i-READY reports.

5th grade Camp Parent Meeting!

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 6-7pm

23925 Arsenal Road

Brownstown Charter Township, MI


Join us for a 5th grade Camp Parent meeting. Both Erving and Wegienka will be learning about the 5th grade camp experience at this informative meeting. A representative from the camp will be here to answer any questions you may have.

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I-READY READING & MATH REPORTS WILL BE DISCUSSED DURING CONFERENCES!

This report provides a great opportunity to discuss strengths and weaknesses identified on iReady and how they align with your child's formative and summative assessment results in class. In addition, the report will provide suggestions and skill progress by domain.


Resources:


Understanding i-READY

By understanding the purpose and structure of the i-Ready Diagnostic and Personalized Instruction, families can be empowered to support their student’s learning.

Resources:

· Family Guides: English | Spanish | Additional Language Translations

· Video: Introduction to i-Ready for Families: English | Spanish

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Goodies with Grandparents

The Goodies with Grandparents event is back! In conjunction with our Fall Book Fair, the PTO will host a morning event in which grandparent figures can come to school with their student(s) to participate in a craft, photo opportunity, have a morning snack, and shop the book fair! To ensure that there won’t be too huge of a crowd, we are dividing participation up by the alphabet. Both events will run open-house style from 7:30 am until 8:30 am. Please note that an adult will have to remain with the student(s) until 8:30 am so plan accordingly! See the attached flier for more information.

While your student(s) are with their grandparent figure, it would be the perfect time to volunteer! We have opportunities for setup, during the event, and cleanup for both dates! Please check out the Sign Up Genius for more information: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094DA8A62CA1F94-goodies

If you have any questions, email us at wegpto@wbsdweb.com

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DECA Elementary Event

Please take a peek at the message below from WHS teacher and DECA advisor, Lisa Meyer. Please click on the link below to sign up if you are interested in attending with your Gator(s).

DECA Elementary Event Registration

DECA is hosting a Career/Financial Literacy event on Nov. 16 from 5:50-7:30. Students will move to different stations to learn about careers and do fun activities.
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The Second Annual Wegienka Turkey Trot is Coming this Month!

Be on the lookout for more details from Mr. Gapske!


This will be TONS of fun!!!!

Character Trait of the Month- Gratitude

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Twitter Addresses

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Please see below:

Follow us on Twitter. Our team of professional educators is determined to share with you our story. Twitter is a great way to "SEE" what is going on in the building.

Enjoy!

Name

@ Twitter Name

Michelle Briegel

@wegienkawildcat

Sara Assenmacher

@assenms

Sarah Szalay

@sarah_szalay

Dave Gapske

@MrGapskePE

Specials

@Wegspecials

Rebekah Smith

@MrsSmithsSquad

Lena Wilson

@WegienkaLibrary

Amy Magee

@Magee3rdGrade

Michelle Barton

@barton2ndgrade

Log into Twitter to "SEE" what is going on each week! *Some Staff even post videos!!

Elementary Cross Country

Elementary CC! Keeping Up the Wegienka Wildcat tradition! First Place for the Girls! Second Place for the Boys!
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PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES



Conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 17th . This is a half day of school with an 11:45 a.m. dismissal. Children are welcome to attend their scheduled time. This is especially helpful in the upper grades. We are hoping to have 100% attendance from our parents. Conferences will be BOTH in person and on Google Meet. Evening conferences are in person.


The Book Fair will be open during conferences. Please stop by the media center and see the great selection of books!

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LOST AND FOUND


Fall is upon us and so is the cool weather. Please make sure that your child’s sweatshirts, sweaters, and jackets have a name on the label so that they can be returned to them. If you are missing something, please have your child stop by the lost and found by the cafeteria. Every effort is made to locate owners. Items not claimed prior to Thanksgiving recess will be removed and donated to charity.

SCHOOL HOURS

  • Full Day - 8:45am to 3:30pm

  • Half Day - 8:45am to 11:45am

1:1 TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT

The WBSD is a 1:1 technology district. To learn about our district technology and student's responsibilities with that technology please go to the following link.

https://www.mywbsd.org/Page/662
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ATTENDANCE POLICY

Children can only thrive in school if they are present in school. Listed below are our definitions of and policies pertaining to attendance.


Absence—any day that a student misses school.

  • Late arrivals - After 9:30am the student will be marked absent for the morning.

  • Early Dismissal - before 2:30pm in the afternoon the student will be marked absent for the PM.


Excused AbsenceAny medically documented absence, funeral days, or court will not be counted against the student.


Excessive Absences:

  • If a child accumulates 10 absences in a school year, the building administrator will send a letter to inform the parent/guardian

  • If the child reaches 15 absences in a school year the building administrator will inform the local police department of a potential truancy issue.

  • The police department will then contact or visit the child’s home to discuss the truancy with the parents.

  • If the absences reach 20 in a school year, according to law, referrals must be made to the Local Police Department and possibly, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

*Parents are encouraged not to take their children out of school for vacations. Vacation days are considered unexcused.


TARDIESarrives late or leaves early from school and missing LESS than 55 minutes of school time


Here is the link:

https://www.mywbsd.org/cms/lib/MI50000622/Centricity/Domain/71/WBSD_ElemStudentHandbook.pdf


Please see Page 9 for attendance details.

Special PTO Meeting! Please read!

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PTO Meeting - In Person (Media Center)

Wednesday, Nov. 9th, 6-7pm

23925 Arsenal Road

Brownstown Charter Township, MI

Application for Free and Reduced Lunch!

  • Free breakfast/lunch WILL NOT be provided for all students this school year. In order to qualify for Free/Reduced meals, you must fill out an application to apply for approval.

  • Even if you submitted an application for meals last school year, you still need to complete and submit a form for the 2022-23 school year. Applications are taken anytime.

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SCHOOL SAFETY

For the safety of staff and students, entry doors will remain locked during the school day. Parents and visitors will need to push the doorbell upon arrival and an office staff member will let you in.


DROP OFF OF STUDENT ITEMS

Parents wishing to drop off student items, such as a forgotten lunch, backpack, etc. will come to the main entrance and place the item(s) in the black cart. An office member will come to collect the item(s).


EARLY PICK UP

Parents wishing to pick up their student early should come to the main entrance and push the doorbell for assistance. Students are called out of class upon the arrival of parents. No early release after 3pm.

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