Congratulations to PWES Student of the Month recipients!
January PWES Students of the Month
1st Grade - Keaton Essman 2nd Grade - Jace Lore
3rd Grade - James Cooper 4th Grade - Isaiah Bays
November PWES Students of the Month
Bryson Horsley > 1st Grade Aurrie Soard > 2nd Grade
Logan Hatfield > 3rd Grade Anthony Bishop > 4th Grade
October PWES Students of the Month
Nevaeh Jarrell > 1st Grade Dean Rapp > 1st Grade
Gary Cook > 2nd Grade Leotie Carman > 3rd Grade
Eron Biggs > 4th Grade
PWES September Students of the Month
Addison Boland > 1st Grade Bryson Roy > 2nd Grade
Rilee Pollard > 3rd Grade Ava Baker > 4th Grade
Students, parents, grandparents, and teachers alike enjoyed themselves at the 4th Annual Math & Literacy Night this past week. Math & Literacy night invites families to come participate, and learn, about easy, fun effective methods to help with student learning. Elementary and middle school students, along with teachers, had stations all around the gym where families could participate in various activities, ask questions, and get information about several school support groups such as Parent-Teacher Club, PTC.
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Grace, Miley, Maddi, Sophie, and Rilee Jayla, Gracie, and Janecca
Mrs. Roberts' and Mrs. Hurst's third grade classes have been working collaboratively on a lemonade stand project over the past several weeks. Through this project they've learned many important social studies and math skills. They've learned about producers, consumers, supply and demand, economic decision making and many more concepts. Once they targeted their consumer base they came up with marketing strategies such as including candy and Pokemon cards with lemonade purchases. The best locations were scouted out first- right outside the cafeteria doors. They made a supply list and a budget and asked for donations. They've learned important facets of bartering and markets. It was a wonderful experience which culminated in a fun day of selling lemonade. The students were in a contest to see which teams could earn the most "West Bucks." The winning teams were: Mrs. Hurst's Sophie Phillips, Maddi Lawless, Grace Conley, Rilee Pollard and Miley Roe with a total of $73 in West Bucks and Mrs. Roberts' Janecca Marsh, Jayla Bricker and Gracie Stevens with a total of $94 in West Bucks. #WeAreWest
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Operation Thank You
Food Drive for Veterans
Mrs. Morgan's classrooms will partner with Scioto County RSVP and COMPASS Community Health to collect food for our local veterans.
PW Elementary staff and students welcomed Mrs. Amanda Sherman as the new Vocal Music teacher this past school year. She previously taught vocal music grades k-12 at Clay Schools for 8 years, a School Counselor at Green School for 3 years, and was the Talented & Gifted Coordinator for W-N during the 2016-17 school year.
“My first year as the Music Teacher at PWES was a blast. I love teaching music fundamentals to elementary age students, and I love seeing their knowledge and love for music grow. I’m very happy doing what I’m doing and have enjoyed being a part of the Senator family.”
Mrs. Sherman’s love for music, and for teaching music, was evident throughout the school year. In November, she coordinated the wonderful Veteran’s Day Ceremony, bringing together elementary and middle school students to perform several songs. Elementary students also present annual Christmas and Spring Programs.
“My favorite quote is by Hans Christian Anderson—Where words fail, music speaks.” The words, nor the music, failed when students sang and danced performing inspirational and uplifting songs. Songs about kindness, daring to dream, making a difference, believing in yourself, and smiling was the message elementary students shared at their Spring programs this year.
Staff and students are so happy to have Mrs. Sherman as part of our PWE family!
A Great Beginning
The story of your child's school year is about to unfold. A strong opening chapter will help to set the tone for a great year. Try these strategies.
Introduce the Characters
Your youngster's teacher will play an important role in his life this year. Write her a short note, and attach a picture of your family. You might mention your child's hobbies, favorite school subjects, and family members' names. Also, find out how the teacher prefers to be contacted. Getting to know each other now will help you work together in future "chapters."
Get to Know the Setting
Invite your youngster to tell you about his classroom, the library, and other places at school. What decorations hang on the walls? What books or games are on the shelves? When possible, see for yourself by going to events like book fairs and math nights. Idea: Encourage him to draw you a picture of his classroom to hang on the refrigerator.
Enjoy the Plot
Attend back-to-school night to find out what your child will learn this year. Then, plan family outings or activities related to the topics. If he'll study your state's history, you could visit historic sites. Or if there's a plant unit, let him help you work in the garden or plant seeds in pots.
Routines that Stick
Little habits make a big difference in the kind of day you and your youngster have. Here are things each of you could do to create routines for smooth days.
Your child can: Make a picture chart of what she need to do every morning, afternoon, and evening. She might draw a backpack as a reminder to show you papers she brings home. A picture of a violin could prompt her to practice her instrument.
You can: Have her go to bed in time to get 9-11 hours of sleep and to eat a healthy breakfast in the morning. Set aside downtime after a busy day (perhaps 20 minutes when she gets home) so she'll be recharged for homework, chores, and family time.
Attendance Adds Up!
Students who attend school regularly tend to have better attitudes toward school--and they're more likely to read at grade level. Try to schedule your child's doctor and dentist appointments outside of school hours. Also, be sure to create a backup plan for getting her to school if she misses the bus or you can't drive her.
The Importance of Integrity
What would your youngster say if a classmate asked him to cheat? Talk to him about how to respond if he's pressured to share answers or let others copy his work. For example, he could say, "Let's study together so we both do well," or "I don't want to risk getting a zero."
Did You Know?
The average child with a parent in the military moves every two to three years. Encourage your youngster to introduce herself to all new students. If you're a military family, contact your school liaison officer and the school counselor about programs available to help your child adjust.
Strengthen Social Skills
School is more pleasant for everyone when children share classroom materials and compromise to solve problems. Consider this advice for improving your youngster's social skills so she learns to get along with others now and later.
Practice Sharing: Do activities with your child that require sharing. For example, color together, and let her practice asking for the purple or the green crayon nicely. She could say, "May I use that when you're done?". And you might reply, "Sure, I'll give it to you as soon as I finish coloring this dragon."
Learn to Compromise: Your youngster and her classmates may disagree on how to approach a group project or a science experiment. Help her to prepare by looking for ways to find middle ground at home. Say she and a sibling argue over what book they'd like you to read at bedtime. They could take turns choosing a story every other night or ask you to read one chapter from each book. If they can't compromise, offer a suggestion like reading a book you child.