1 Talon Talk West Bay Elementary School John Cannon, Principal Deniece Moss, Administrative Assistant April 2016. Issue 8. Chatter Box from Mr. Cannon It's hard to believe, but the school year is 75% finished! What an exciting ride it has been at West Bay with your child and with your family! We truly could not be what we are without your support YEARBOOK ORDERS .Place your order today for the soft bound, color yearbook featuring photo memories from the 2015-2016 Elementary School Year. Books are on sale now through May 2nd for only $ per book.
2 You can order online at OR by completing an order form and make payment in the front office. PERFECT ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE! April is our perfect attendance challenge month. All students who are here every day, on time, with no early pick-ups, for the entire month will be invited to an ice cream sundae social. (Dr.'s notes will be excused.). And please, continue to help us seek out ways to continually increase family involvement is ALWAYS. looking for volunteers. Contact Laurie McCarter at 767-1854 to get involved today!
3 Upcoming Events ALL OF APRIL IS A PERFECT. ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE MONTH! Friday, April 1st .. College Day (students may wear their favorite college shirt to support College and Career Readiness). Thursday, April 7th .. Report Cards go home Friday, April 8th .. Purple Up! Military Appreciation Day (students may wear purple to support military students). Friday, April 8th Awards Day 8:00 Kindergarten 9:00 First and Second Grade 10:00 Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade Teacher of the Month Do you have a teacher who you would like to nominate to be West Bay's Teacher of the Month?
4 A teacher who you feel goes above and beyond to help you succeed in school? Let us know which teacher you would like to nominate and why. (Due to the school office by Wednesday, April 8th). Teacher Name: _____Your name: _____. A brief description of why you think this teacher deserves to be recognized as the Teacher of the Month. _____. _____. _____. _____. _____. Return this portion of the newsletter to the front office by Monday, Peacemakers of the Month (March). Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade Cay'le Scoggins Myah Amberg Aja Norris Christian Williams Ethan Hardenberg Aaliyah Lamberson Riley Whaley Christian Hayes Opal Robinson Naomi Lamberson Avary Ohalek London Thomas Christopher Noah Jordan Alana Bunnell Willow Ramsey Cameron Angelastri Christian Ogden-Fraser Erlewine Riley Kennedy Marley Amberg Avionna Pearson Logan Toomer Presley Coleman Mia Miguel-Leon Juanes Aguilar Annalyn King Mackenzie Spain Laland Cook Amy Flores Alex
5 Rogers Jacob Teston Evan Hodges Important FSA Information Test Taking Tips for Parents If you are anxious about your child's test, it's ok but try to keep cool around your child, you don't want them to get anxious about their tests too. Encourage your child to do well but don't pressure him/her. You may stress him/her out. It is important for your child to stay relaxed for the test. Mark down test days on your calendar so you and your child are both aware of testing dates. Make sure that your child gets enough sleep on the night before the test.
6 Ensure that your child eats a healthy breakfast and avoid heavy foods that may make him/her groggy and avoid high sugar foods that may make him/her hyper. Make sure that your child gets up early enough so that he/she will be on time to school. FSA Assessment Dates March 1st ELA Writing 4th/5th Grades March 29th ELA Reading 3rd Grade (session 1). March 30th ELA Reading 3rd Grade (session 2). March 31st Math 3rd/4th Grade (session 1). April 1st Math 3rd/4th Grade (session 2). April 19th ELA 4th/5th Grade (session 1).
7 April 20th ELA 4th/5th Grade (session 2). April 21st Math 5th Grade (session 1). April 22nd Math 5th Grade (session 2). April 26th Science 5th Grade (session 1). April 27th Science 5th Grade (session 2). Reminder: Bay District Schools Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Application for Fall 2015. The Bay District School system is opened for the application for the Fall 2016 Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Program. All applications will be taken online. There is 24-hour access to applications on the Bay District Schools Web site at or by going to and clicking on the Pre-K Application icon.
8 Parents who do not have internet access at home may ask for assistance at schools. Public libraries also have internet access. As a last resort parents may apply by calling 767-4201 or 767-4358 between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM CST Monday Friday. Children must be 4 years old, on or before September 1, 2016. Openings are limited. Bay District School Pre-K Program offers the choice of the free three-hour Voluntary Pre-K morning program or a combination of the free Voluntary Pre-K morning program with a paid afternoon program fee ($60 a week).
9 For more information about Pre-K, call 767-4201or 767-4358.