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2022

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  • May

    Attention Incoming 3rd - 5th Grade Students

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    Next week we begin the scheduling process for all student schedules for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The intermediate students are enrolled in many exciting courses; however, we allow 3rd-5th grade students to select their foreign language and music courses. All 3rd-5th grade students will be automatically enrolled in Spanish and Band. If you would like to switch out for Mandarin and Music or Piano, please email Mrs. Theimer at btheimer@weissschool.org.
     
    If you have any specific scheduling concerns that need to be addressed, please get in touch with our scheduling staff below as soon as possible: 
     
    EC-Fifth Grade Students: Mrs. Brittany Theimer at btheimer@weissschool.org
    Middle School Students: Mrs. Susan Evans at sevans@weissschool.org
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  • Summer Reading for the 2022-2023 School Year

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Students Entering Kindergarten: Please read a minimum of ten picture books. Please encourage your child to sound out and blend any words that they do not recognize by sight. Have your child practice reading high-frequency words. These strategies will help your child to become a confident and successful reader.  
     
    Students Entering 1st-2nd Grade2022 Primary Summer Reading
     
    Students Entering 3rd-5th Grade2022 Summer Reading 3-5
     
    Middle School Students: 2022 Summer Reading 6-8
     
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  • Keeping Our Campus Healthy

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Dear Weiss School Families:
     
    A late flu season is upon us and it is our goal to keep our campus as healthy as possible. We had two reported cases over the weekend. A middle school student and a student from early childhood. During the last four weeks, the percent of influenza-positive laboratory results have increased in Palm Beach County. Influenza A(H3) is the most common subtype identified. Please read the "Florida Flu Review" link below for more information:
     
     
    Teachers have been asked to send students who have symptoms listed below to the front office to call home. A student who shows symptoms of the flu should not be on our school campus. Students must stay home if he/she has any of the following respiratory/influenza like symptoms or has been diagnosed with the flu: 
    • A fever or has had a fever during the previous 24 hours
    • A heavy, nasal discharge
    • A persistent cough
    • Vomiting and intestinal issues such as diarrhea
    • Red eye with discharge and/or crusty eyelashes
    • Body ache
    The teachers will continue their diligence in having students wash their hands regularly along with keeping their classrooms cleaned and disinfected. Also, our custodial services are cleaning and disinfecting daily. Please contact Nurse Carmack at tcarmack@weissschool.org immediately if your child has a confirmed case of the flu. 
     
    Stay healthy!

     
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  • April

    Families Please Join Us for End-of-Year Ceremonies

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Tuesday, May 17th at 8:30 AM: 6th - 7th Grade Awards Ceremony
     
    Tuesday, May 17th at 9:45 AM: 3rd - 5th Grade Awards Ceremony
     
    Wednesday, May 18th at 8:30 AM: Early Childhood End-of-Year Ceremony
     
    Wednesday, May 18th at 9:45 AM: K-2nd Grade End-of-Year Ceremony
     
    WHERE: Cafeteria
     
    STUDENT ATTIRE: Dress To Impress
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  • 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    WHEN: Friday, May 13, 2022, from 5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
    WHERE: DoubleTree-Palm Beach Gardens
    EVENT ADDRESS: 4431 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
    TICKET COST: $55.00 per person includes Dinner Buffet & Open Bar (Beer & Wine)
    $25.00 for children 10 and under/8th-grade student tickets are complimentary
    DRESS ATTIRE: Dress to Impress
     
    UPDATED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
    4:45 P.M. - Class Photo on Stage under Balloons
    5:00 P.M. - Opening Remarks by Dr. Ferguson
    5:10 P.M. - Begin Graduate Speeches & Awards
    6:00 P.M. - Dinner & Dancing 
    6:45 P.M. - Continue Graduate Speeches & Awards
    7:45 P.M. - Closing Statement by Dr. Ferguson & Dancing
    8:00 P.M. - Closing of Ceremony
     
    *A recording of the event will be available for at-risk families who can not attend the event.*
     
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  • Please Join Us Tomorrow for our Monthly Parent COVID Meetings

    Dr. Tammy Ferguson

    Dr. Tammy Ferguson and Nurse Carmack are inviting you to the scheduled Zoom meetings below:

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022
     
    Schwarzberg's Class - 9:45 AM https://weissschool.zoom.us/j/95020732132
    Early Childhood - 10:00 AM https://weissschool.zoom.us/j/95020732132
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  • Spring Scholastic Book Fair

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    DATES: Monday, April 25th - Friday, April 29th
     
    TIMES: Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM / Friday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    (Each homeroom class will have two scheduled times to shop throughout the week. Students will also be able to shop during lunch/recess.)
     
    WHERE: Media Center
     
    Please CLICK HERE if you would like to volunteer for this special event!
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  • Take Your Child to Work Day - Thursday, April 28th, 2022

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Take Your Child to Work Day is a national day that gives children in the United States a glimpse into the working world. If your child will be participating, please email their homeroom teacher and Ms. Kelly Varty at kvarty@weissschool.org so that we issue your child an excused absence for the day. Weiss School staff members are more than welcome to participate! 
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  • VOTE for The Weiss School - Daily Through April 26th

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Please VOTE for The Weiss School in the Macaroni KID Favorite School Contest! We can win $500, a catered lunch, and more!
     
    Macaroni KID Palm Beach Gardens/Jupiter wants to help you thank the teachers and staff of your school! Vote for your favorite elementary school, charter or private school today! You may vote for one school daily through April 26, 2022. The school with the most votes will receive $500 from The Gardens Mall and a catered lunch for the faculty and staff from Brio, dessert from Nothing Bundt Cakes PBG, and a yard sign from Card My Yard PBG! In addition, one winner will be chosen randomly from each person that votes and will win an ANNUAL FAMILY PASS to the Cox Science Center and Aquarium!
     
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  • March

    April Birthday Breakfast Celebration

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer

    Friday, April 1st, 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

    We will be celebrating all April birthdays on Friday, April 1st! We are allowing students to bring in food items as long as they are individually wrapped, healthy store-bought breakfast items. Teachers will have fun celebrating students, and administrative staff will be making classroom visits! All parents are welcome to join us - masks are optional! If you would like your child to be featured on our upcoming Friday Morning Show to celebrate their special day, please email a photo of your child to be featured in our Happy Birthday celebration to ceissey@weissschool.org
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  • Field Day 2022

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     Friday, March 11, 2022 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Dismissal: EC at 11:45 AM & K-8 at 12:00 PM
     
    We are so grateful for the overwhelming response for volunteering, however we are trying to keep Field Day safe and fun for all of our students. Unfortunately parents can only attend Field Day as a volunteer. All volunteers must check in with Mrs. Pam Tripp and Mrs. Brittany Theimer at 8:15 AM at the west gate entrance on Friday, March 11th.
     
    IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FIELD DAY
    • Every student should wear a white T-shirt for the Color Run. Please send your child in comfortable clothing and shoes that can get stained and wet. We also encourage students to wear a hat and sunglasses. You may also want to pack a small towel and change of clothes if your child is staying in aftercare.
    • There is a noon dismissal on Friday, March 11th for all K-8 students, 11:45 am for Early Childhood. Lunch is not served, but snacks and drinks are provided. Please see below.
    • Snacks or drinks to be brought in by each student are assigned by grade and will be contributed to the drink and snack stations. Please send snacks and drinks to the car line by Wednesday, March 9th.
      • Early Childhood, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades – Drinks*
      • Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 6th, 7th and 8th Grades – Snacks**
    *Grade Levels Bringing Drinks: Each child is encouraged to bring at least 8 - 12 small waters and/or 12-ounce sports drinks.
     
    **Grade Levels Bringing Snacks: Each child is encouraged to bring 8 - 12 individually-packaged snacks, such as dried fruit, potato chips, and bananas. All snacks must be store-bought and packaged.
     
    Questions? Please email the Parents’ Association at pa@weissschool.org.
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  • Spirit Week

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Monday, March 28th: Twin Day
    Tuesday, March 29th: Sports Day
    Wednesday, March 30th: Crazy Hair and Sock Day
    Thursday, March 31st: 80’s Day 
    Friday, April 1st: Pajama Day

    *If you choose not to participate on a specific day, please wear your Weiss School Spirit Shirt. 
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  • Terra Nova Testing

    Mrs. Susan Evans
    March 7th – 10th, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
     
    TerraNova testing begins next week. The TerraNova Test is a nationally standardized, norm-referenced achievement test. These tests are commonly used to provide valid, reliable, and unbiased information about students' knowledge in various subject areas and help determine how students are performing on state and national education standards. Test scores help identify an individual student's strengths and the areas that may need additional emphasis. The assessments also provide valuable schoolwide data that enables sound educational decision-making and evaluation of instruction.
     
    Subject areas include Reading, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Each test includes sample questions to help students become familiar with the content and format of the tests. All test questions are multiple-choice, and each content area test lasts about 10 to 40 minutes each, depending on grade level.
     
    Paper-Based Test - If your child attends school virtually, he/she will be unable to participate in the TerraNova. All morning classes are canceled until after lunch.  The regular class schedule will resume after lunch.
     
    Make-up Testing will be coordinated after the Spring Break. The Weiss School is testing all portions of the TerraNova Complete Battery ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. 

    PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SCHEDULE: 
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  • February

    Masks Optional for EC Students Begins Monday, Feb. 28th

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Thank you for joining us on our Zoom call today! For those not on today's call, we announced that early childhood students are moving to "mask optional" beginning Monday, February 28th. If you have any questions regarding our updated mask policy, please contact Dr. Tammy Ferguson at tferguson@weissschool.org.
     
    ANNOUNCEMENT FOR BECK'S CLASS: Beck's Class Act has been rescheduled for Friday, March 25th! We can't wait to see you soon! 
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  • Rotary Student of the Month - Jemma Namath

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Our very own Wolverine, Jemma Namath, has been named Rotary Club of Northern Palm Beach Student of the Month! Jemma has stood out as an exceptional student and contributing member of the Jupiter/Tequesta community.
     
    At The Weiss School, Jemma’s academic performance is superior. Jemma’s eagerness to learn and be challenged are just a few of her exceptional qualities. She is also involved in extracurricular activities such as cross country and the National Elementary Honor Society. Her academic achievements this school year are displayed through her earning the Head of School Honor Roll. Jemma is a leader and role model for the Weiss student body.
     
    Jemma is known in her community for helping others with joy. She shows a genuine concern for others and gets along well with everyone. She often volunteers with her family at a local outreach in Tequesta, focusing on environmental conservation.
     
    Congratulations, Jemma!
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  • Monthly Parent COVID Meetings

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Next Meetings:
    Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    Dr. Tammy Ferguson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting below:
     
    Early Childhood: Wednesdays at 10:00 AM https://weissschool.zoom.us/j/95020732132
    K-8th Grade: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM https://weissschool.zoom.us/j/92803403426
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  • COVID Update - Parents Welcome Back to Campus!

    Dr. Tammy Ferguson
    Dear Families:
     
    A huge thank you to our Weiss School faculty, parents, and students for helping us to keep our campus healthy. This week we moved to "mask optional" and students and faculty have done a fantastic job of keeping everyone healthy on campus. Our early childhood students will continue to wear masks and will eat outside until further notice. K-8th grade teachers have the option to take their class outside to eat lunch or eat inside due to our upgraded air purification systems in each room. Please see the COVID-19 Dashboard below with our updated cases through February 2nd which indicates that we have not had a positive case since January 21st. I've also included the latest graph from the Johns Hopkins dashboard. As of February 1st, cases have dropped by 123.07% from the previous week - SUCH WONDERFUL NEWS TO SHARE!
     
    With this information provided below, I feel very comfortable inviting parents back on campus. Thank you so much for your patience while we do this in a gradual manner to ensure the health and safety of all of our Wolverines.

    We will carefully monitor the data and will let you know of any changes to our updated protocol regarding parents being back on campus. Just a friendly reminder that parents are required to wear a mask when inside our building and must check in with Ms. Varty at the front office before entering. Opportunities to visit are listed below:
    • Parent Conferences 
    • Meetings with Administration
    • Parent Association Meetings
    • Coffee Talks 
    • Class Parties (beginning with Valentines' Day celebrations, however, please check with your Homeroom teacher for specific details)
    • Friday Morning Show (beginning February 11th - please see invitations below)
    • Birthday Breakfast (beginning in March)
    • Field Day (March)
    • Book Fair (April)
    • Graduation and Award Ceremonies (May)
    Yours In Education,
    Dr. Tammy Ferguson
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  • January

    Wearing a Mask Outside is Now Optional

    Dr. Tammy Ferguson
    Dear Families:

    Thank you to everyone who has worked so diligently to keep our campus healthy.  I am continuing to study the data (please see chart below), and I just wanted to announce that we will be moving to "mask optional outside" beginning Tuesday, January 25th and "mask optional for inside" beginning Monday, January 31st.
    If you have any questions regarding our mask policy, please contact me at tferguson@weissschool.org.

    Have a great evening!
    Dr. Tammy Ferguson
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  • 3rd - 8th Grade Honor Roll Celebration

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    Friday, January 21st at 8:30 AM - Quarter 2 Honor Roll Ceremony
    (During the Friday Morning Show)
    ZOOM ID: 91868224277
     
    If you have any Honor Roll questions, please email Mrs. Pam Tripp at ptripp@weissschool.org.
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  • Weiss School Results - Palm Beach County Science and Engineering Fair

    Ms. Suzette Milu
    Dear Weiss School Families:
     
    We are happy to report the Weiss School's results from the Palm Beach County Science and Engineering Fair held on January 6, 2022. We are extremely proud of all of our students! Please congratulate the following students who received the awards listed below:
    • 16 out of 20 students received awards at the Palm Beach County Science and Engineering Fair
    • Six students placed for the state fair in Lakeland, Florida (see descriptions below)
    • Five students earned specialty awards
    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
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  • Updated CDC Protocols - Controlling Spread During Surge

    Dr. Tammy Ferguson
    Dear Weiss School Families:
     
    I want to thank everyone for being on the Zoom call this morning. Please see the updated information below. Note: Students who test positive will be in isolation for 10 days.
     
    Daily updates from this point on will be posted to the myWeiss Parent Resource Board.
     
    Key Terms
    Exposure=Quarantine
    Infection=Isolation

    PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE UPDATED INFORMATION:
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