Ronald McDonald visited Weatherbee Elementary School recently to ignite the Fall Reading Challenge to all students at the school. This program entitled “Bookin’ with Ronald McDonald” helps motivate students to read more often and with excitement, because reading is fun and will help them to succeed in the future. There was a commitment of all students to read over 2,500 books collectively before December 11. When students meet and exceed this goal, the school’s administrators and staff have vowed to happily work at a local restaurant cooking and serving the McDonald’s menu to all who attend.
Throughout the month of October, students at Weatherbee Elementary School participated in a food drive to assist the Salvation Army. This was another shining example of the Kids at Hope philosophy (Community and Service) at work at Weatherbee Elementary. This event was coordinated by Roberta Weil with the help of the Weatherbee Elementary Safety Patrol officers. Classrooms participated in creating decorated boxes to collect the food and over 320 pounds of food was collected. Way to go, Mariners! Pictured, from left, are Hailee Belcher, Ludj Simon, Veslu Edwards and Matthew Wilkinson with some of the items collected.
In appreciation of their tireless commitment to maintaining a safe learning environment for their peers, a group of Weatherbee Elementary fifth graders recently enjoyed a day at Sea World. Members of the safety patrol, supervised by Roberta Weil, and the Weatherbee morning news crew, directed by Robyn Wright, worked daily throughout the school year to be positive role models and help the entire student body exhibit Mariner SAIL behavior expectations. Pictured are the Mariners who visited the park.
Weatherbee Elementary students participated in a poster contest depicting the school’s S.A.I.L. (Self-Control, Acts Responsibly, Is Respectful, and Learn) Expectations. Students in pre-K through fifth grade had an opportunity to enter this unique contest and create posters depicting one or all of the school wide Positive Behavior Support expectations. Eight winners were selected and each received a Wal-Mart gift card. Winning posters were displayed in the cafeteria. In fact, all posters entered were displayed throughout the hallways for all to view. Wonderful job, Mariners! Pictured with Principal Michael Hitsman and Assistant Principal Jennifer Avellino are the poster contest winners Mitsu
Weatherbee Elementary held a successful fifth Annual Publix Math Night Event recently. More than 80 eager students and their parents experienced applying real life, age appropriate math skills to complete math word problems. A big thank you to Publix for providing goodie bags and cookies to all participants for returning their completed math worksheet. All students had a fun time and learned a lot as they earned a homework pass for a job well done. Pictured, back row from left, second grade teacher Christine Mathison, math coach Terry Longar, and assistant principal Jennifer Avellino. In front are Donnell Williams, second
As a reward for staying on task and completing assigned computer activities, students in Elizabeth Sands’ VPK class at Weatherbee Elementary were recently visited by Cassandra Dillard and her special friend, Curious George. As Ms. Dillard read the Curious George Christmas Book, the children munched on chocolate chip cookies and giggled as Curious George acted out the parts in the story. Before leaving, Ms. Dillard and Curious George presented the students a plaque and a Barnes and Noble gift certificate. Pictured are the students, their teacher and special guests.