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WDE Uniform Sales

July 12, 2021

The West DeFuniak Elementary uniform sale will be July 27th and July 29th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the WDE Activity Building.  Please make plans to purchase your uniform shirts.
West DeFuniak Elementary's orientation will be held August 6th, 2021.  Kindergarten parents only will need to attend a meeting at 10:00 a.m.   All students and parents will meet teachers from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

We have some exciting news! During Celebrate Literacy Week, several students submitted entries to a contest sponsored by the Florida Department of Education. Congratulations to Brixlee Allen for winning 1st place in the K-2 division for the state of Florida!!! Brixlee, a second grade student, read a book about Benjamin Franklin and then did a fabulous job illustrating it and writing about what she learned. West DeFuniak Elementary will receive $500 worth of books for the library for Brixlee's winning entry. We couldn't leave Brixlee out. She received a bag of her favorite goodies and a $50 Amazon gift card. Join us in congratulating her for this wonderful achievement. You can listen to Brixlee read her paper on this link. https://youtu.be/1WHz-xHh0cM

 

West DeFuniak Elementary is pleased to announce Mrs. Jamie Ellis as Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Sandi Ingle as Educational Support Person of the Year.   

Mrs. Ellis has been teaching for 5 years.  Her positive attitude spills over to everyone around her.  She currently teaches second grade students.  Mrs. Ellis says, “I love being a teacher! I became a teacher to inspire, love, encourage, and motivate students.” Jamie is married to David and they have three kids.  Jamie stays busy outside of school with family and church ministry.  It is easy to see why she was selected for this honor.  Teachers and students at WDE love her. 

Mrs. Ingle has only been at West Defuniak for one year.  She serves as an aide in kindergarten through fifth grade classes.  She can always be found helping somewhere.  Whether taking temperatures or assisting in the office, she stays busy and does it with a smile.  Sandi is married to Alan and they have 3 children.  Mrs. Ingle says that her favorite part of being an aide is when the “light” comes on for a student who has been struggling.   

Congratulations to Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. Ingle!  WDE is proud to have you both as part of our team! 

In honor of the 2020 Presidential Election, first graders at WDE held their own election to help them understand the voting process. Students were able to apply for voter registration, receive voter cards, and cast votes for “Duck” or “Farmer Brown”. These young citizens enjoyed reading Duck for President and collecting valuable information about the two candidates before voting.  First grade students loved learning about how important the voting process is and how it is a responsibility that all citizens should hold dear! 

Students from Mr. Owens's Class are Nevaeh, Mykelle, Rene, and Sophia

In honor of the 2020 Presidential Election, first graders at WDE held their own election to help them understand the voting process. Students were able to apply for voter registration, receive voter cards, and cast votes for “Duck” or “Farmer Brown”. These young citizens enjoyed reading Duck for President and collecting valuable information about the two candidates before voting.  First grade students loved learning about how important the voting process is and how it is a responsibility that all citizens should hold dear! 

Students from Mr. Owens's Class are Nevaeh, Mykelle, Rene, and Sophia

WDE Students of the Month

October 6, 2020

Congratulations to these Students of the Month!  

 

August

Kindergarten - Bryleight Stofila

1st Grade - Brynlin Monsen

2nd Grade - Reese Jones

3rd Grade - Dariel Clara Dominguez

4th Grade - Judd Ealum

5th Grade - Patricia Martin Alonzo

 

September

Kindergarten - Emily Burgess

1st Grade - Cameron Douglass

2nd Grade - Censlee Dickey

3rd Grade - Michaela Andres Juan

4th Grade - Roselyn Orozco

5th Grade Emily Castellanos

Gummy Bear Science at WDE

October 6, 2020

Fourth graders at West DeFuniak Elementary have been learning about physical and chemical changes. Through inquiry and observation, students learned that a physical change is when an object changes but does not turn into a new substance. They did this by placing a gummy bear in water overnight and seeing the result on the following day. Students observed that the gummy bear absorbed the water in the cup and almost doubled in size.  

  

SPICE Update for Parents

September 25, 2020

October 12th will be our first full day of the school year. Maude Saunders, Butler, and Freeport Elementary SPICE centers will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. FMS students may attend FES site, West DeFuniak, Mossy Head, and Paxton students may attend the Maude Saunders site, and Dune Lakes students may attend the Butler site.

Parents, we ask that you complete the student screening at home as you would on a regular school day.

Procedures for drop off and pickup at each site….will be to ring the bell and a staff member will assist you.

These procedures will apply to all full days for the 20/21 school year.

Please contact your child’s SPICE center coordinator if you have any further questions.

Thank you,

Walton County School District SPICE

Wyndy Crozier

Principal/Director

(850) 892 1241

[email protected]