Berta Weathersbee Elementary School News

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Red Ribbon Week

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Boss's Day

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Happy Boss’s Day to the king of Berta! Thank you for all you do.

Teacher of the Year!

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Congratulations to Kristin Copeland, our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year!

Pink Out!

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10/10/19: Rep. Bob Trammell Visits Clearview for Georgia PreK Week Trammell

What better way for some Troup County School System (TCSS) students to start Georgia Pre-K Week than with a book? Earlier this week, Representative Robert Trammell arrived at Clearview Elementary with three books in hand. He was spending his morning reading to a group of Pre-K students, and even thought it was slightly cloudy outside, inside, the students enjoyed hearing Cloudy with a Change of Meatballs.  
 

He also read Click, Clack, Moo – Cows That Type and Pete the Cat and the New Guy. Trammell stated, “There’s nothing more important than encouraging children to be lifelong readers and promoting literacy by reading to children. As parents, friends, and family members, there’s nothing more important that we can do for children’s development.”

Stikbots

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Students in Dr. Eley's third grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are exploring digital storytelling using Stikbots. Stikbots are pose-able action figures that are ideal for filming stop action videos. Pictured are Kimorah Dandy and Jared Velasquez-Toscano.

VIP Students

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Students in Mrs. Clark's first grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are being honored in a very special way. Each week she selects one student to be honored as her VIP Student of the Week. The students are selected based on class participation, effort, attitude and attendance. To let everyone know how important these students are, Mrs. Clark goes to their houses and places a VIP Student of the Week sign in their yard. That way everyone that drives by can know a Berta scholar lives there! Additionally the students get a special prize from Mrs. Clark.

 

Homemade Bookmarks

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Jeffrey Edel, an artist out of Bryson City, NC, recently donated 75 handmade bookmarks to Berta Weathersbee and West Point Elementary schools. The bookmarks are carved out of wood and embellished with a variety of colorful beads. Edel made the bookmarks to be distributed at the school's discretion and to hopefully motivate students to read a good book. He included this quote from Nancy Campbell with the package of bookmarks, "As well as being a functional tool, a bookmark denotes human effort as decisively as a flagstaff planted on Everest. (It) silently congratulates the conqueror of a world of letters." Both schools are extremely thankful for his kind donation.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting - Oct. 24 @ 8:30 am and 5:30 pm october

You are invited to join our Parent Advisory Council. The next meeting is October 24 @ 8:30 am or 5:30 pm @ the Administrative Services Building. This meeting, you will learn about drug abuse prevention to safeguard your family. See you there!

Punctuation Day

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Recently students in Mrs. Hadden's first grade class at Berta Weathersbee Elementary  celebrated National Punctuation Day. They learned about asking, telling, and yelling punctuation marks and presented what they learned in small groups.

September Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their September Readers of the Month. Readers of the Month are selected by homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. In addition to a certificate and bookmark, each reader gets to select a friend and have lunch one day in the media center. They also earn a special seat during media center rotation.

 

For the complete album, please click here.

Grandparents Day

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Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently enjoyed a special Grandparents Day lunch. The students and their special guests had the option to purchase BBQ from Hog Heaven as well Koana Ice. Great weather, wonderful company and lively music made for a memorable occasion.

For the complete Grandparents Day album, click here.

Grandparents Day

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LaGrange Mall READS

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Guided Reading

 

Julie Taylor came to Berta recently to model Guided Reading lessons for our teachers. Guided Reading is an instructional strategy that allows teachers to work on reading with small groups of students.

 

Broadcast Team Announced

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce the members of their 2018-2019 Broadcast Team. Broadcast team members are responsible for delivering the daily school announcements and news. Students serve as anchors, camera people and set technicians. Individuals were selected based on applications, academic performance, public speaking skills, excellent behavior and attendance. 

Annual Title I Meeting and Open House

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently held their Annual Title I Meeting and Open House. Title I information and the importance of parental involvement in student success was shared during a general meeting. Afterward families visited their student's classrooms to provide input into grade level compacts and learn more about the expectations for the year. 

August Readers of the Month

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School is pleased to announce their August Readers of the Month. Readers of the Month are selected by homeroom teachers and are chosen based on their attitude, commitment to reading and effort. In addition to a certificate and bookmark, each reader gets to select a friend and have lunch one day in the media center. They also earn a special seat during media center rotation.

For complete photo album, please click here.

Annual Title I Meeting an Open House

Please make plans and join us Tuesday, September 3!

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PBIS Pep Rally

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Berta Weathersbee Elementary School recently kicked off the school year with a Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) pep rally complete with football players and the drumline from Troup County Comprehensive High School. PBIS is a behavior system that rewards students for good behavior and making the right choices. The Berta B.E.S.T. expectations include Being Responsible, Encouraging Others, Showing Respect and Take Pride.

Pictured are students from Ms. Copeland's class before the event.

Barn Hill Preserve Zoo

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Lizards, and chickens, and sloths...oh my! Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School were recently introduced to several exotic animals from Barn Hill Preserve Zoo. In addition to learning interesting facts about the animals, students had the chance for a photo opportunity. 

To see the complete photo album, please click here.

Come Join Us!

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School Supplies

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Nothing says welcome back to school like brand new pencils, notebooks and more.This year, the students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School are being welcomed back to school in a big way. Clyde Lodge #1 in Lagrange, Ga, recently made a generous donation of supplies to keep the Berta scholars soaring all year long. We appreciate their support!

Early Dismissal

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Welcome Back, Berta!

School Supplies Donated

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Students at Berta Weathersbee Elementary School will start the school year well-supplied thanks to a generous donation from Troup Baptist Association.  In addition to supplies to help the classroom teachers, the group donated kits filled with everything from paper to glue (and more!) for every student. A special thanks to Troup Baptist Association for everything they do to help the Berta Eagles soar.

Student Accident Insurance Plan 2019-2020

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Meet the Teacher

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 9 between noon and 6 p.m. for Meet the Teacher!

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School Uniforms

School uniforms will continue for the 2019-2020 school year. All policies will stay the same. Burlington Coat Factory in Columbus is having a going-out-of-business sale, so now would be a good time to stock up on essentials. The BEST-DRESSED are at Berta!

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