September 17, 2015
Second grade has been studying Solids, Liquids, and Gases. These students in Mrs. Dawkins’ class had a fun time showing what they learned.
September 4, 2015
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.
September 1, 2015
August 7, 2015
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!
August 7, 2015
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August 6, 2015
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.
August 1, 2015
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".
Principal, West DeFuniak Elementary
June 2, 2015
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.
June 2, 2015
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,
Welcome to summer and reading for pleasure! The faculty at West DeFuniak Elementary believes that reading is an important part of every student’s life, and not to mention a lot of FUN! Reading over the summer, in particular, prevents students from losing the reading gains they make during the school year so that students can return to school next year with a fresh start, ready to learn!
Goals and Program
WDE sponsors a Summer Reading Program for all students entering grades 1-5. The goals of the program are to foster a love of reading, to promote independent reading and to ensure that your child’s reading skills are maintained at their current level. This summer reading program is optional but strongly supported by our administration and teachers.
To participate in the Summer Reading Program, we require all students to read a minimum of five books at their reading level. The website http://www.arbookfind.com/ is a great resource to help determine if the book level is appropriate.
To complete the Summer Reading Program students will turn in to the office or Media Center their five book reports, on the forms provided, by August 11th, when students return.
The WDE Reading Hall of Fame recognizes students who read beyond the required number of books. Ten or more books are required to be in the “Hall of Fame”. WDE Reading Hall of Fame students must also complete a book report for each book, 5 through 10 and turn in by August 11th.
Finding the Books
The Walton County Library and our local book stores have many great reading selections. Either will be glad to assist you in finding the perfect books for summer reading! We hope that our Summer Reading Program will give students and their families an opportunity to share and enjoy summer reading.