West End News

February 15, 2021

Reminder... Monday is President's Day and a school holiday. No school Monday! Let it rain! It seems the coming week will be cold and wet with lots of indoor recess! We are all looking forward to spring!

Fundraiser information went home last week. We continue to raise money for repairs to West End's playground equipment. If you have questions, please let us know! Thank you for your help!

We continue to enroll K4 and K5 students for the 21-22 school year. If you know someone with a child this age, please let them know that now is the time to enroll! Specific information can be found below.

We are moving to week 24! Be safe and well!

Take care!

Dr. Angie Rodgers


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West End Coupon Book Fundraiser has Begun!

Students will collect orders and return payment (the traditional way), and they will have the capability to set up a seller account to share on social media and take orders online. If you would like to set up an online user account… visit attractionsbook.com/seller/invite/WEPTA

  • The final day to turn in orders will be Thursday, February 25.
  • Books cost $20 each. Checks should be made out to West End Elementary PTA.
  • For every 5 books sold, the seller gets 1 book free.
  • A Big Air incentive card will be given for each online seller registration (no sale needed, just registration)
  • The top seller will receive a free birthday party certificate to Big Air!
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Would you like free pizza for your family?

If so, be on the lookout for a Title 1 parent survey coming home (or emailed for PCVA families) with your child's interim report on February 22. If you complete and return the survey, your family is entered for a free family pizza night (2 large pizzas of your choice on us!) Again- these are coming on February 22, watch for it!

*All students that return a completed survey will receive a candy prize from their teacher as well!

West End students made Valentines for residents in a local nursing home!

March 2 is Read Across America Day! (details below)

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"Friendship According to Humphrey" WEEK 4

In Friendship According to Humphrey, we are reading Chapter 5: Rhyme Time and Chapter 6: Crabby Abby this week. If you were Humphrey, how would you help Abby and Miranda become friends?

To listen to Chapter 5 read aloud click here.

To listen to Chapter 6 read aloud click here.

Thursday, February 18th we will have Friendship According to Humphrey trivia on Chapters 1-5 to celebrate your reading. Join us at 4:00, 5:00, or 6:00 for family fun!

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Don't forget to send Mrs. Simpson pictures of your family reading together!

Thank you for sending these great ones (above)! We will have a prize drawing really soon!

HERE'S THE CHALLENGE: The picture will be your family entry for prize drawings a little later in the year. You may send the pictures on Schoology to her or email them to kelasimpson@pickens.k12.sc.us.

Super Reader Strength for February is Confidence

During the month of February, we will learn about the super reader strength, confidence. Students have been taught they they can demonstrate confidence by knowing they can rely on their skills and strengths to handle hard assignments. Here's what we say:
"Don’t ever give up. When something gets hard, tell yourself you are going to stick with it until you solve the problem. Remember to be confident in your actions!"

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"Read with Me" Story Time for Preschoolers

Mrs. Chapman will host in-person preschool story time in our courtyard this Thursday, February 18 at 11am (weather permitting).

Save the Date for these Family Opportunities!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!
  • Mid- Year Parent Conference Night will be February 18. Make sure to schedule a time for a conference with your child's teacher before this date! We will host "Humphrey" trivia this same evening!

  • Our next "Curbside Checkout" for all families to come by and check out reading and math supplies to use at home will be February 19 here at West End at the bus ramp 9-10am and out at West Gate Apartment B111 from 11:30-12:30pm.

  • Parent survey's are coming home with 3rd quarter interim reports on Monday, February 22. Please complete and return as soon as possible!

  • The next Parent Book Club will be hosted in Mrs. Simpson's webex room on February 23 at 10:30am on our book "Every Child a Super Reader." Join us!

  • DOWN THE ROAD..... "March MATH-Ness" Family Night will be March 25. You don't want to miss this! We will have dinner and family activities for you to pick up curbside and take home. There will be HUGE prizes being given away as well. More details to come....

K4 and K5 Registration for the 2021-22 School Year -HAPPENING NOW!

Registration for four-year-old (K4) and five-year-old (K5) kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year begins January 11, 2021.

A child who turns 4 on or before September 1, 2021 may register for four-year-old kindergarten. Once online registration is completed, a screening appointment will be scheduled to determine eligibility for the program. K4 is a half day program. West End would like to offer a KinderCare Program which pairs half day KinderCare with regular K4 resulting in a full-day program. There is a charge for KinderCare. If you are enrolling in K4, please click here for more KinderCare information and to express interest.

Registration begins online...Click here to link to the registration page!

Need Help With Your Child's Chromebook or Tablet?

Try these directions to powerwash the device first. Directions are in both English and Spanish. If that doesn't remedy the issue, give Mrs. Simpson a call at (864)397-2500 ext. 2572.

Do you need an internet hotspot for remote learning?

As a reminder, if you have internet connectivity issues when doing remote learning, our school parking lots are wifi accessible. Also, if your family has a need for an internet hotspot to use at home, please complete this form.
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Click here to go to the Box Tops Website or download the app for more information!

Parent Nominations for our Teacher of the Month

Please nominate a Teacher of the Month for the excellent service and teaching they provide to your child. Just answer three brief questions to easily nominate an outstanding WES teacher!