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Red Ribbon Week - Spirit Days

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All Treat, No Tricks!

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10/22/20: Sheila McCord Builds Relationship with Her Students on the Bus Sheila McCord

Sheila McCord, Troup County School System (TCSS) transportation employee, knew working with kids and helping people was for her. That’s why she considers being a bus monitor a calling, not a job, “I volunteer at Hospice and the local nursing homes, but it’s something about being around kids. I love young people and children. I work with them at my church with youth bible study and the choir. It’s a calling.”

She joined the school system after her previous employer moved their headquarters to Texas. She was in the job market and a friend recommended the school system’s transportation department. McCord applied and has been a bus monitor for eight years. 

“Working with special needs students has given me a new perspective of what children need. I get to understand their character and learn to communicate with them one-on-one each day. Each child is different so each need is different. You really have to have that calling to look past the visual and look deeper into their needs and what they want,” stated McCord.

Read entire story here. 

Super Women Read - Virtually!

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Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently got a special treat when school system members and community volunteers joined their classrooms virtually for Super Women Read.  Super Women Read is an initiative to help instill a love a reading in students. Each volunteer was assigned to a classroom that they joined via Google Meets. They read the students a story and shared their own personal reading history with the children. The women also told the students how reading impacts them now and how they utilize reading in their careers. A special thank you goes out to all the Troup County women who supported this event!

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10/20/20: Jameel Dixon Steps Into the Drivers Seat Jameel - School Bus Driver

Four years ago while Jameel Dixon was an Assistant Manager at Buddy Home Furniture, he decided to do something to help lead kids on the right path. He was already a scout leader with Boy Scouts of America, but he wanted to do more. “I do a lot of camps during the summer time and I’m active with children throughout the year. I was riding around Troup County and I saw an advertisement for bus drivers so I applied. The next day, I got a phone call. I’ve been here ever since.”

“The best part about what I do every day is the joy in seeing the kids grow over time,” he laughed as he remembered when, “they were younger, some of them were trying to jump over the seats and you had to teach them how to behave on a school bus. It’s different from riding in a car. Now, we have meaningful conversations that we won’t forget. It stays with us and we help each other.”

Read entire story here.

10/20/20: National School Bus Safety Week School Bus

The Troup County School System (TCSS) Transportation department has been keeping safety at the forefront even before school started. October 19-23, 2020 is National School Bus Safety Week, and with # students transported to and from school each day, TCSS understand this as a week to publicly promote school bus safety, recognize transportation staff members, and highlight the work they do all year.

Chip Giles, Transportation Director said, “Our employees take safety seriously. We have safety checks at the beginning of routes, we disinfect school buses after each route, and we offer masks and hand sanitizer to our students. Our main job is to transport kids safely to and from school, but you gotta love kids to do the job effectively. We work hard to do our part.”

Read entire story here.

Report Cards

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The first nine-week grading period has ended. First quarter grades have now been posted and can be viewed in Infinite Campus. Hard copies will be sent home with traditional school students this week. If parents of virtual students would like a print copy of their child’s report card, you can pick it up at the front office of the school on Thursday or Friday during regular school hours.

Thank you,

TCSS

Welcome Back!

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Welcome back! Students in Mrs. Hardnett's fourth grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School welcomed back the virtual students who recently returned to campus. There were lots of air hugs and masked smiles from everyone. Students also played a get to know you game as they adjusted to their new class.

 

PBIS Donation

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The local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., in partnership with the West Georgia Pharaoh Education Foundation Inc., recently donated toys and supplies to Berta Weathersbee Elementary School. The items will be used to stock the school PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) store. Students can earn "Eagle Cash" by making good behavior choices which enables them to shop in the store.

 

Johnny Appleseed

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Happy fall! First grade students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School have been learning all about apples and Johnny Appleseed to celebrate the changing of the seasons and the delicious fruit.

TCSS Writing Contest for Grades K-12 on Family Engagement Writing Contest Graphic

The Troup County School System is hosting an OPTIONAL writing contest for Kindergarten thru 12th Graders. The topics for elementary, middle, and high school students are listed on this flyer.  Each topic focuses on FAMILY!

Contest Due Date: Friday, October 30 @ at the end of the school day. Virtual learners may email their teachers their entries. In school learners may take their entries to the front desk.

  • Elementary Student Writing Topic: A favorite memory I have with my family is...
  • Middle School Student Writing Topic: My family influences me in many ways. Here's how. 
  • High School Student Writing Topic: Describe an unusual family tradition of yours that continues today. Why is it important to your family? 


Contest Entry Details are available: HERE

September Readers of the Month

Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently announced their Readers of the Month for September. Readers of the Month are selected by both traditional and virtual homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. 

Please click here to see the complete album. 

10/20/20: TCSS Dashboard - Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am

TCSS will provide a weekly dashboard update. This Covid-19 Dashboard update is effective as of Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am.

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Printable Covid-19 Dashboard

#Learning

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Students in Ms. Todd's fifth grade language arts class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are learning about themes in literature. They are reading a variety of picture books, determining the theme and then creating a hashtag to explain it. #handsonlearning #thebestareatberta

 

Picture Day is Coming!

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Making Music

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Students at Berta Weathersbee are turning it up during music class! Using a program called Making Tracks, students are learning how to compose their own music.

Strings Attached

Take advantage of this incredible program!

Click here for the application.

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Virtual Open House

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New Chromebooks

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Third-grade students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School were all smiles recently when they received their brand new individual Chromebooks. The Chromebooks are part of the Troup County School System's One-to-One Initiative where each child in the system is assigned an individual Chromebook to use at school and at home.

Annual Title I Parent Meeting in Spanish

Porfavor haga clic aqui para ver la junta de Title I en español. ¡Gracias!

 

Annual Title I Parent Meeting

The new school year is going well for both our virtual and traditional students! Please view this short video to learn about about Title I.

As you know, Berta loves GIVEAWAYS! After watching the presentation, sign the Google Form below to confirm you viewed it and be entered to win a gift basket! The link will stay active for 2 weeks. On September 25, 2020, the winner will be announced!

Thank you so much for your continued support of BWE.

 

 

 

 

Google Forms Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVsA-7va4lUfArnnI6Zq7ReKWqlQzvERbWfs2GDSflmR7rwg/viewform?usp=sf_link

Curbside Pick-Up

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Back to the books! The media center at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is back open and ready to serve both our traditional and virtual students. Virtual students can check out books through the media center by going to the school's online library website and placing books on hold. Each Thursday, the students can pick up the books curbside from the school.

 

Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their Readers of the Month for August. Readers of the Month are selected by both traditional and virtual homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. 

For the complete album, please click here.

Annual Title I Parent Meeting

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Internet Access

As we navigate this new school year, community partners in Troup County wanted to help make things easier for virtual learners that need help with internet access. Attached is a list of locations in the community that allow the use of their internet during the school day. Where to enter, as well as times available, are listed. An adult must be with the student when utilizing the space. We are grateful for our community partners and appreciate their interest in our student's success!

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Things are Sweet at Berta

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Things are pretty sweet at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School! Students in Ms. Williams class are working on their math skills, as well as their social and emotional development, by helping with the weekly candy cart. The candy cart is an initiative of the PTO and helps fund different needs at the school. 

Library Book Curbside Pick-Up for Virtual Students

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The media center is open and we want our virtual students to check-out books! Curbside pick-up will be at the front of the school every Thursday from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Holds for books must be placed by 9:00 am on Thursdays.It is easy to place holds. Just follow the these directions. Not sure what book to choose? See the directions on how to search for books in Destiny, our online library management system, under the Learn tab on the media center Canvas page.

New Berta Gear

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Our new Berta gear is on sale now. Get your “Groovy Eagle” tie dye shirt or “Berta's Back!” Safety pack and show your spirit. Our safety pack is a 3-zippered navy blue fanny pack that comes with a reusable sports bottle and sanitzer. Orders are taken online at the website below. If you would like a paper order form please inform your teacher. SALE ENDS OCTOBER 2ND. ORDERS WILL BE IN NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 2ND due to possible delays to COVID.

https://www.schoolspiritproducts.com/BW

Mask Donation

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The students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are masked and ready to learn. Thank you so much to Mr. Todd from the Mind Company for the kind donation of 300 masks! Pictured is Todd (left) with BWES Principal Willie Cooks.

Meet the Teacher

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Virtual students visited Berta Weathersbee Elementary School this week to meet their teachers and pick up equipment and supplies for the new year. During the meeting parents were introduced to Canvas, the new learning management system the school system has adopted for both traditional and online learning. Pictured is third grade teacher Amanda Moncus (right) with parent Tiara Ramsey.

Meet the Teacher: Traditional Students

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Meet the Teacher

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2020-2021 School Supply List

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