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Fall Picture Day

September 21, 2015

Fall Picture Day is Wednesday, September 23!  Students must wear their WDE uniform shirts.  

A Midsummer Night's Dream

September 21, 2015

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders at WDE enjoyed a wonderful performance of A Midsummer’s Night Dream.

3rd grade students at West Defuniak Elementary have been learning about the Scientific Method.  These scientists have been able to experience 6 Science Labs this week as they rotated through each teacher's classroom. 

Box Tops

September 1, 2015

Please keep collecting Box Tops.  The end of the first goal period will be December 4, 2015.  If we reach our goal of 11,000 box tops, staff and students will wear pajamas to school for a day.  All proceeds from the Box Tops funds are used to purchase new books for the media center!

Remember to finish up Summer Reading and Math Challenge work!  

MATH CHALLENGE:  Students must return their completed Math Challenge activity logs on August 10 or 11.  Each student who returns an activity log will receive a sweet treat!  Students scoring a 90% or higher on their math fact fluency assessment will receive a sweet treat, their picture in the Math Hall of Fame, and a special game day!  

READING CHALLENGE:  Students must return their Reading Challenge Book Reports on Austing 10 or 11.  Students who complete at least FIVE reports will receive a sweet treat!  Students completing TEN reports will receive a sweet treat, their picture in the Reading Hall of Fame, and a pizza party!  

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Kindergarten Parent Orientation will be on August 6, from 10:00-11:00. This meeting will be for PARENTS ONLY.  Your kindergartener is invited to visit the classroom and meet his/her teacher between 1:00-3:00 on Thursday, August 6. 

K-5th grade Visitation for students and parents will be on August 6 from 1:00-3:00.  Please locate your child's name on the teacher rosters that will be placed in the atrium. 

Dear Parents, Students, Volunteers, and Friends: 

The beginning of a new school year offers excitement and promise for us all.  With parents and teachers working together, we will have a great opportunity to show students just how sweet learning can be.  Our positive attitudes and supportive efforts will have far-reaching effects toward establishing a rich and relevant learning environment for the students of WDE to succeed in college and future careers.  As partners in this process, I want you to know that your support and dedication are greatly appreciated.  I look forward to working with you and making "Learning Sweet at WDE". 

Darlene Paul

Principal, West DeFuniak Elementary

Due to construction, WDE’s main office will be relocated in the Kindergarten hallway during the summer.  Visitors may park in the pick-up/drop-off area and enter through the Kindergarten doors at the end of the building.  This is the parking lot across from the Little League Park at the WDE school sign.