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APTT Meeting Night

October 3, 2014

Parents attending the first APTT meeting in Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Garrett's 5th grade class.  

Fall Festival Postponed!

October 3, 2014

Due to inclement weather, the WDE Fall Festival has been postponed.  We will notify you as soon as a new date has been scheduled!


October 2, 2014

Yearbooks are on sale at this time and forms have been sent home with students.  We have several packages to choose from, so don't miss out on your chance to have one of these great upgrades.  You will only be able to order a soft cover yearbook after Christmas!  
The Walton County School District is intending to submit a proposal for the 21st Century Community Learning Center. It will impact the following schools: Freeport Elementary, Maude Saunders Elementary, Mossy Head Elementary, and West DeFuniak Elementary. The program will consists of an after school program for students attending these schools.

Uniform Purchase Dates

June 18, 2014

There will be opportunities throughout the summer for you to view and purchase uniform shirts. We have asked vendors to be available and on campus during the dates listed below for parents to purchase approved shirts.

June 23rd 10;00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

July 14th 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

August 4th 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Other purchasing opportunities will be arranged throughout the year. Several local businesses such as Wal-Mart have also expressed interest in making these shirts available.

Parents: We apologize for the summer reading packets being short a few pages! The packets that were sent home only have report pages for books 1-6. For students who want to qualify for the Summer Reading Hall of Fame (reading and completing a report on TEN grade level appropriate books) may choose from the following options for book reports 7,8,9, and 10: 1. pick up a new, complete packet fro...m the front office at WDE, 2. read four of the summer reading books that you received in the blue backpacks and use four activities from the packets that came along with those books. Turn those in along with the original 6 book report forms that were sent home, OR 3. read four books, write the title, author, and your favorite part of the book and why on paper, and turn those in along with the original 6 book report forms that were sent home. Happy Summer Reading!!!!

West DeFuniak Elementary students took part in the 3RD annual nationwide reading challenge called Read the Most Coast to Coast on Friday, February 28, 2014.  The national celebration of reading challenged students at all grade levels to join together and break the record for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day. Our school was among thousands of U.S. schools that helped top this national record. Nationwide we beat last year’s record by reading a total of 4,987,949 books in one day.  WDE students contributed 2,055 books to this goal.  Mrs. Leavins third grade was the top class contributing 105 quizzes. Way to go to West DeFuniak!

Jump Rope for Heart

February 26, 2014

West DeFuniak Elementary reached a five year high for Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.  This year students raised over $5,400.00. The school goal was $5000.  Thanks to everyone who participated.  This money will go a long way toward treatment of heart disease and educating students nationwide to prevent heart disease.  Thank you parents and families of our students for your support.

4th Grade Pep Rally

February 26, 2014

In preparation of FCAT writing, fourth grade students at West DeFuniak Elementary School held a pep rally on Monday, February 25th. Each fourth grade class performed a skit on essential skills that were needed for the writing assessment. Students also enjoyed a time of singing and dancing to the FCAT Writing Rock Anthem and the FCAT Writing Style songs.