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  • October

    Wednesday Parent COVID Meetings - Every Two Weeks

    Dr. Tammy Ferguson
    Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
     
    Dr. Tammy Ferguson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting below:
     
    Early Childhood: Wednesdays at 9:00 AM https://weissschool.zoom.us/j/91354426719
    K-2nd Grade: Wednesdays at 9:30 AM https://weissschool.zoom.us/j/95806801454
    3rd-5th Grade: Wednesdays at 10:00 AM https://weissschool.zoom.us/j/91816757435
    Middle School: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM https://weissschool.zoom.us/j/99658799533
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  • On Campus Trick-or-Treat Event

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    WHO: EC - 8th Grade Students
    WHEN: Friday, October 29, 2021 - 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Noon Dismissal)
    WHERE: Students will visit elective teachers and administrative offices
    WHY: In lieu of our Annual Trunk-or-Treat event
    ATTIRE: Halloween costumes (No weapons or costume masks allowed. Students must wear their face masks and follow all social distancing policies and procedures.)

    Backpacks are not required. Bags will be provided for Trick-or-Treating!
     
    To help us with our special event, we would be so grateful for Weiss School families to drop off a bag of candy at car line! We will distribute the candy evenly amongst the staff members who are participating. We are excited for our students to have a fun-filled half day!  
     
    We are now welcoming room parents back on campus when needed by classroom teachers to assist with special events. If you are a room parent and would like to help us decorate teacher's classroom doors for the Trick-or-Treat event, please email Brittany Theimer at btheimer@weissschool.org. Room parents must be vaccinated or rapid tested before coming on campus. Room parents must wear a mask. 
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  • New Link for Monday's Student COVID Testing

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Please register using the new link below for Monday, October 11, 2021
     
    Please reregister as a returning patient if you have already participated in our testing program using the link below or complete a new Opt-Out form if you will be testing at-home, have been vaccinated, have tested positive within the last three months, or are quarantined (mandated or self.)
     
    Just a friendly reminder, that at-home testing results must be sent Monday mornings to Pam Tripp at ptripp@weissschool.org.
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  • We are excited to introduce you to Dr. Sheri Brandt!

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Position: 7th & 8th Grade Language Arts, Debate Varsity, Research in Debate & Middle School Writing Workshop

    Personally, I grew up in suburbia Missouri and moved to beautiful Florida in 2020. I have two daughters, Hannah (21) and Abby (19),  who have quickly grown into talented young women!  Professionally, education is my passion!  I have an Associate degree, two Bachelor degrees, a Master's degree, a Specialist degree, and a doctoral degree. Additionally, I have over 20 years experience teaching middle school to graduate-level students, online, hybrid, and face-to-face in public and private school settings.  I have taken students to London on Shakespeare tours, written many publications on teaching and learning, and most recently wrote the foreword for a colleague's book on poetry.  I am excited to join the Weiss faculty and to be a part of your student's learning journey!
     
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  • PSAT 8/9 & PSAT 10

    Mrs. Susan Evans
    The PSAT 8/9 is recommended for students who have completed Algebra 1. The PSAT 10 is recommended for students who have completed Geometry.  Both PSAT exams help students determine what they need to work on most so that they're ready for college when they graduate from high school. The same skills and knowledge as the SAT are presented in a way that makes sense for younger students.  The Weiss School will administer the PSAT 8/9 and PSAT 10 on April 23, 2022.
     
    If you are considering a public high school for your child, FLDOE requires a passing score on either the Algebra 1 or Geometry End of Course (EOC) exam for graduation. The Weiss School will administer the Algebra 1 and Geometry End-of-Course (EOC) Florida Statewide Assessments on May 7 and 14, 2022. Please submit this form with your responses if you would like your child to participate in this school year's testing. https://forms.gle/KBkLeAvrpk7RQ4xA8
     
    For more information, please contact Ms. Evans at Sevans@weissschool.org.
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  • Weiss PSAT PREP! Enroll Now!

    Ms. Brittany Bilous
    Ray Dass is an on-campus PSAT tutoring program for 7th and 8th-grade students. Ray Dass sessions are designed to help students feel confident and ready to go into the PSAT. The program also takes the time to drive home the value of the PSAT and the opportunities their potential scores present. Ray Dass will provide exercises geared towards high scores on the PSAT test in April 2022, which could also qualify students for the National Merit Scholarship. Additionally, students will each get their own SARA License. Each SARA License includes extra online help, seven nights a week in Math, Writing, and Reading. Please submit this form with your responses if you are interested in your child participating in this program.
     
    For more information, please get in touch with Ms. Bilous at bbilous@weissschool.org.
     
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  • September

    Please Register for Fall Portrait Day - Opt-In is Required!

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Fall Portrait Day - Monday, September 27, 2021
     
    Picture Day Dress Code
    Early Childhood: Khaki bottoms with a cobalt blue Weiss School polo shirt
    K-8: Field Trip Attire
    • Khaki pants or skirt, light blue oxford shirt, navy blue tie (boys) or cross tie (girls), white, navy blue or black socks and navy blue, black or brown leather shoes or loafers
    • As an alternate to the tie, students may wear the navy blue sweater vest with Weiss School logo
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  • Who is Entering our Art Contest?

    Mrs. Mary Isip
    Draw Your Own Jack-O'Lantern

    One winner per grade - winner will be announced during the October 29th FMS.


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  • 21-22 New COVID Protocols - Effective Immediately

    Dr. Tammy Ferguson

    14 Day Isolation if Positive – 7 Day Quarantine if Exposed

    If your child is currently in isolation or in quarantine, please add on the additional days!!!

    • IF your child has tested positive - THEN your child will isolate at home for 14 days. Any siblings will also quarantine for 14 days.
    • IF your child has been exposed - THEN your child will quarantine for seven days minimum from date of exposure. Student will be able to return with a negative PCR test. Please contact Mrs. Pam Tripp if you would like to test with Dr. Dowie.  Because of the contagious spread of this virus, we recommend that the sibling of the exposed student also quarantine. 

    When should I choose virtual learning for my child?

    If your child travels or is a part of any event or activity that does not have strict COVID protocols (i.e. wearing a mask indoors, testing to enter an event, mask to mask with any unvaccinated child or adult etc.,) please plan to use our virtual learning option for seven days. If you have any questions about your activity or travel plans, please contact Dr. Ferguson.

    Weekly COVID Testing

    We will continue with our weekly COVID testing. Please reregister as a returning patient if you have already participated in our testing program using the link below or complete a new Opt-Out form if you will be testing at-home, have been vaccinated, have tested positive within the last three months, or are quarantined (mandated or self.) Just a friendly reminder, that at-home testing results must be sent by Wednesday morning to Pam Tripp at ptripp@weissschool.org
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  • August

    2021-2022 COVID-19 Safety Protocols

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    • Starting Monday, August 30th, we are requiring all students to be tested weekly. We will provide testing at school or you can use your own at-home antigen test. We are using the same company that we used before school started to test every child during the school day  from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. You will not need to arrive early for drop off. We have the ability to capture PCR and Rapid from the same swab. If you have access to your own testing facility, you may opt-out of school testing. An Opt-Out of School Testing Form will be available this afternoon on your myWeiss portal. The testing will cost $30 every Monday. Ms. Maribeth Lenz will invoice accounts on a monthly basis or you can have your credit card on file charged.
      • The CDC recommends that all vaccinated children and adults who are fully vaccinated to refrain from routine screenings unless they present with symptoms. Please select this option on the Opt-Out Form. CDC does not recommended retesting within 3 months after a person with COVID-19 first developed symptoms (or the date of their first positive viral diagnostic test if their infection was asymptomatic). Please also select this option on the Opt-Out Form if this pertains to you.
      • If you would prefer to use a saliva test, please use this link below: https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid
      • At home testing results will be sent on Monday mornings to Pam Tripp at ptripp@weissschool.org
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  • School Supplies for Virtual Students are Ready on Tuesday

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    WHO: Virtual Students
    WHEN: Tuesday, August 10th from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    WHERE: Front Office
     
    Our Weiss School teachers have created individual, grade-level specific bags for each virtual student with textbooks, materials, and technology needed to begin the school year. The bags will be available in the front office on Tuesday, August 10th. Please contact Ms. Kelly Varty at kvarty@weissschool.org if you need an alternate pick up time.
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  • July

    21-22 School Year - COVID-19 Plan

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Dear Weiss School Families,
     
    Based on the latest CDC update on July 27th, all vaccinated and unvaccinated adults and students are required to wear masks while inside our school building. We will be following CDC recommendations until further notice. Masks will be optional for when adults and students are outside. We will continue to provide parents with a virtual learning option for 3rd-8thgrade students. If you have an Early Childhood-2nd grade student that must be virtual, please contact Mrs. Pam Tripp at ptripp@weissschool.org to set up a meeting with me to discuss the options. For the 2021-2022 school year, The Weiss School is committed to providing the following three options:
     
    Option #1 - On-Campus Learning Five Days a Week
    I want to assure you that my team has worked day and night to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for everyone on campus. My administration, teachers, and support staff have worked diligently to create healthy buildings, healthy classrooms, healthy activities, healthy schedules, and healthy policies to welcome students back on the campus. Our campus COVID-19 plan invests heavily in the critical levers of a safe return to campus, including a robust set of stringent health and safety measures. It is also a plan designed to allow The Weiss School to adapt to the pandemic's changing conditions and still provide for the continuous education of our students. Parents and students will adhere to all on-campus safety measures, procedures, and protocols as detailed in the campus COVID-19 plan. 
     
    Option #2 - 100% Virtual Instruction for 3rd-8th Grade Students
    My team is prepared to provide an outstanding virtual experience for your child. We had an outstanding virtual experience for our students during the 20-21 school year, and I know we will do an incredible job again. Thank you so much for all the positive feedback. It is very important to consider this option if you have a student or family member in your home who is at high risk.  At any time, a parent can give a three-day notice when the student is ready to return to the on-campus learning option or hybrid model. A negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccine is required.
     
    Option #3 - Hybrid Model for 3rd-8th Grade Students – Set Schedule for Each Quarter
    The hybrid model gives parents the option to let their students participate at school and from home. Because students are returning to campus a decreased number of days, the Hybrid Model presents a moderate risk of exposure to COVID-19. This model requires for parents to create a schedule of virtual and on-campus days that will be set and adhered to for each quarter. At any time during the nine weeks, a parent can give a three-day notice to start on campus learning full time. 
     
    The following enhancements have been made to safely open our campus for students and staff in August:
    Enhancements
    • Staffing - Additional cleaning staff has been hired to clean and sanitize high touch areas throughout the day. Additional support staff has been hired to help support teachers and monitor hallways.
    • Furniture - Additional furniture is in place to create appropriate spacing. 
    • Outdoor Space - Additional space has been created outside for learning and play.
    • Technology - Fiber has been installed to increase the speed of internet access in all areas on the campus. Classrooms have been upgraded with audio and video equipment that will allow students in remote environments to synchronously participate in classes being held on campus.
    • Plexiglass - Plexiglass shielding has been installed in areas with fixed interactions. Plexiglass will also be used in classrooms, if needed.
    • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - The Weiss School has purchased a mask for each faculty and staff member. Parents are required to purchase masks for students. We will have extra masks on campus in case of an emergency.
    • Additional Sinks and Sanitizer Dispensers - Additional hand washing stations and hand sanitizing dispensers will be placed throughout the campus to allow for regularly scheduled hand washing and hand sanitizing throughout the day. Students will wash their hands upon entry and exit of classrooms.
    • Water Fountains - We have disabled water fountains, and students will only have access to filling stations located throughout the school.  
    • Enhanced Cleaning - A schedule has been created to sanitize all areas during transition times throughout the day.
    • UV Air Disinfection Systems - The Weiss School has installed Fresh-Air UV systems in our HVAC.
    • Signage - Additional signage has been posted throughout the campus to promote all health and safety guidelines.
    The following policies and procedures will be adhered to by our school community:
     
    School-wide Policies and Procedures
    • Follow Federal, State, and Local Orders - Our entire Weiss School community must adhere to the directives of applicable federal, state, and local government health departments, including the CDC, regarding social distancing in public and other measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
    • Daily Symptom Check - We will be relying on close cooperation from our parents and students regarding morning temperature checks. Please check your child’s temperature before leaving home, and we will check temperatures before your child(ren) exit your vehicle and throughout the day on campus.
    • Stay Home if Sick - If your child is sick, you are expected to keep him or her home from school.
    • Travel - Families are responsible for reporting travel to any area that has a COVID-19 infection rate above 10% to the Head of School by email.
    • Medical School Forms and Emergency Contacts - Parents are required to submit all required student medical forms before the first day of school. Parents must provide at least three emergency contacts who are able to pick up your child from school within 1 hour of receiving a call from The Weiss School if he or she presents with a temperature or becomes ill during the school day. Your child will be placed in a separate room until you arrive. 
    • Social Distancing - All hallways and classrooms will be marked with 6 feet decals for spacing and foot traffic flow.
    • Aftercare, Clubs & Athletics - Follow all policies and procedures exhibited during the school day. 
    • Physical Education & Taekwondo - Physical Education and Taekwondo uniforms are optional. Students will not be penalized for not dressing out.
    • Supplies – Sharing of school supplies will be limited.  
    • Face Masks – All vaccinated and unvaccinated students and faculty will wear masks while inside the building.
    • Increased Hand Washing Throughout the School Day - Students will wash hands frequently throughout the day. Please practice and reinforce good hygiene practices at home, in particular, the importance of frequent hand washing.
    • Sharing Items - Limit the items your child brings onto campus each day and reinforce policies around not sharing of food, supplies and other items with other students. Teachers are ordering individual supplies for students.
    • Snack/Lunch - Masks will be removed while eating. Students will have plexiglass between two students eating together. Outside dining is available.
    • Visitors – We are limiting parents and visitors on campus until the infection rate drops to 3% and below for the safety of our students and staff members. Front office access will be permitted with limited capacity.
    COVID-19 Symptoms
     
    Please call Mrs. Pam Tripp at 561-298-3780 or Dr. Tammy Ferguson at 772-418-3905 if your child has tested positive for COVID-19, is exhibiting symptoms, or has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or who is exhibiting symptoms consistent with the virus. Please do not send your child to school and please continue to call until you speak with an administrator on campus. Please do not leave a message. Every minute is critical in making sure we can contact trace as fast as possible. Failure to inform the school within two hours of diagnosis may result in your child being removed from campus for 14 days. During this time at home, your child will be able to continue classes via remote learning. 
     
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, symptoms of the novel coronavirus include:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • New loss or smell or taste
     
    For additional information regarding when a student becomes sick or reports a new COVID-19 diagnosis at school, please refer to the CDC guidelines for the latest protocols that The Weiss School will be following: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/student-becomes-sick-diagnosis-flowchart.html
     
    After reading this letter, please email Mrs. Pam Tripp at ptripp@weissschool.org by Monday, August 2, 2021 to select the learning environment option that works best for your family. 
     
    The Weiss School Leadership Team has worked diligently this summer to put in place every safety measure and protocol to ensure everyone's safety on our campus and will continue monitoring our COVID-19 plan throughout the school year. I will be serving as the point person for all COVID-19 related questions or concerns. Please email me at tferguson@weissschool.org if you have additional comments or concerns.  
     
    Yours in Education,
    Dr. Tammy Ferguson
     
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  • Student Schedules Are Ready To Be Viewed

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    Student schedules for the 2021-2022 school year are ready to be viewed in the myWeiss portal. If you have any specific scheduling concerns that need to be addressed, please contact our scheduling staff below as soon as possible. If you have already emailed us regarding a schedule change, we may still be working on individualizing your student's schedule. Thank you for your patience as it is our goal for every student to have a perfect schedule!
     
    EC-Fifth Grade Students: Mrs. Brittany Theimer at btheimer@weissschool.org
    Middle School Students: Mrs. Susan Evans at sevans@weissschool.org
     
    DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO VIEW STUDENT SCHEDULES:
    1. Log into the myWeiss portal using student credentials
    2. On the student’s profile page, click on the schedule tab on the top of the page
    3. On the right-hand side, please click month  
    4. Once you see the blank month of July appear, click on schedule reports on the top right-hand side (icon right above Saturday)
    5. Select Student Schedule – By Day Name (Grid) in drop down window
    6. Insert a five day period such as August 16th to August 20th
    7. Click View/Print PDF to view a copy
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  • May

    Summer Reading for the 2021-2022 School Year 

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Students Entering Kindergarten: Please read a minimum of ten picture books. Encourage your child to sound out and blend any words that he/she does 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 Grade2021 Primary Summer Reading
     
    Students Entering 3rd-5th Grade2021 Intermediate Summer Reading List
     
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  • Attention Virtual Students:

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    All textbooks & student technology must be returned by Friday, May 21st between 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Curbside Drop-Off
    On Friday, May 21st, there will be rolling bins outside our front office for you to drop off curriculum textbooks and student technology (both device and original charger needed.) So you don’t get charged a fee for textbooks and/or devices, please make sure the students’ first and last name is securely taped to the front cover.

    Curbside Pick-up
    When you drop off textbooks and/or student technology on Friday, May 21st, please also make sure to pick up:
    • Early Childhood - 7th Grade: 2020-2021 Yearbook (Please let us know if you also need your 2019-2020 yearbook as well – we still have extra yearbooks that weren’t picked up last year.)
    • 3rd - 7th Grade: End-of-Year Awards
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  • Spirit Week - Join the Fun

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK: May 10-14
     
    Monday-Crazy Hair & Crazy Sock Day
     
    Tuesday- Favorite Book Character Day
     
    Wednesday-Pajama Day
     
    Thursday-80’s Theme Day
     
    Friday-Tailgate Attire
     
    **Whether you are on campus or virtual, join us for spirit week! 
    **Dress code applies for all days for all students! 
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  • Congratulations Michael Mikati & Paul Kiesling

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    This weekend, a handful of debate students participated in the virtual Tournament of Champions (TOC) held at University of Kentucky. In the largest middle school TOC in history, Michael Mikati and Paul Kiesling both advanced to semifinals, and are in the Top 40 Congressional Debaters in the nation. The TOC is a rigorous and prestigious national tournament, and for the boys to make it this far after a year of online local competition says a lot about the dedication of these debaters. Please congratulate them on a year well done! Go Wolverines!
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  • April

    Debate Tournament Results

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to our students listed below on their impressive results from their last local debate tournament of the year. The students debated from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM! Way to go Weiss Wolverines! 
     
    Oral Interpretation
    2nd Place: Vasare M.
    3rd Place: Ankith S.
     
    Lincoln Douglas
    1st Place: Bianca B.
     
    Public Forum
    1st Place: The team of Finley S. and Aria K.
    2nd Place: The team of James D. and Julian L.
    3rd Place: The team of Colin Q. and Ekansh P.
     
    Congress (All competed in Varsity)
    1st Place:  Paul K.
    2nd Place: Michael M.
    3rd Place: Andrew Z.
    4th Place: Anthony Z.

    Please also help us congratulate Ms. Shawna Christenson on being featured in the Rostrum  - April/May 2021 edition. Please click below to read Ms. Christenson's article: https://issuu.com/speechanddebate/docs/2021_april_may_rostrum_web/48

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  • Teacher Appreciation Wellness Treats

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    Monday, May 3rd - Friday, May 7th - We Can't Wait to Celebrate!
     
    MONDAY: Dr. Ferguson is treating teachers to a surprise breakfast cart
    TUESDAY: 3rd-5th grade families are providing a boxed breakfast from Panera 
    WEDNESDAY: Early Childhood families are providing a snack from Raw Juce
    THURSDAY: 6th-8th grade families are providing a boxed lunch from Publix
    FRIDAY: K-2nd grade families are providing wellness grooming kits
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  • The Weiss School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    The National Junior Honor Society chapter of THE WEISS SCHOOL is a duly chartered and affiliated chapter of this prestigious national organization. Membership is open to those students who meet the required standards in five areas of evaluation: scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. Students are selected for membership by majority vote of a five-member principal-appointed faculty council, which bestows this honor upon qualified students on behalf of the faculty of our school each Spring.
     
    Students in grades 6th  thru 8th  are eligible for membership.  For the scholarship criterion, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.  Each Spring those students who meet this criterion are invited to complete a Candidate Form that provides the faculty council with information regarding the candidate’s leadership and service.  
     
    To evaluate a candidate’s character, members of the faculty are solicited for input regarding their professional reflections on a candidate’s service activities, character, and leadership. Any solicited faculty input and all Candidate Forms are carefully reviewed by the faculty council to determine membership. A majority vote of the council is necessary for selection. Candidates are notified regarding selection or non-selection according to a predetermined schedule.
     
    Following notification, a formal induction ceremony is held at the school to recognize all the newly selected members. Once inducted, new members are required to maintain the same level of performance (or better) in all four criteria that led to their selection.
     
    If you meet this criterion and wish to be considered for the Weiss School NJHS please complete the editable Candidate Information Form and return to Mrs. Eissey or Mrs. Evans by May 12, 2021.
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  • We Just Received an Anonymous Matching Gift of $10,000

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Thank You to All Who Have Given This Week - 2 Days Left to Give!
    Deadline to Reach Goal: Tomorrow - Friday, April 30th

    We are so grateful for a Weiss School family, who is requesting to be anonymous, for gifting us with another $10,000 matching donation to help us reach our goal! This is a brand new matching gift that was received today - and we still have two more days to go to reach our goal! This is an incredible opportunity to DOUBLE your contribution. We thank you for your efforts to give regularly and generously to The Weiss School!

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  • State Science and Engineering Fair Grand Awards Ceremony

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    66th VIRTUAL State Science and Engineering Fair Grand Awards Ceremony

    Wednesday, April 7th
    6:30 PM
     
    Steps to view the 66th Virtual SSEF:
    ·  Click the "Subscribe" Button
    ·  The award ceremony will premiere on Wednesday at 6:30pm
    ·  Get an alert from your subscription or return tonight to the YouTube link to view the award ceremony live
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  • 2021 Extraordinary Educator Nomination

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Attention Students and Parents: The Economic Council of Palm Beach County is seeking nominations for Palm Beach County educators who have gone above and beyond during the Pandemic to make sure their students have the resources and personal attention they need to learn and succeed! We want to hear from you!
     
    ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4/25/2021

    Please submit your nomination today by sharing why you believe your educator is extra amazing. Twenty five educators will receive $500. This contest is open to ALL school-based employees.
     
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  • Congratulations Senora Jessica Burns

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    We are so honored to inform our Weiss School family that Senora Jessica Burns has been selected as the AATSP Teacher of the Year (Elementary Level) for 2021! 
     
    The mission of the AATSP is to promote the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages, literatures, and cultures at all levels of education. AATSP stated "that hard work and dedication to Spanish and Portuguese language learners will ensure a future of generations with the language skills and intercultural competence necessary to be successful citizens in tomorrow's global society!
     
    We could not agree more! We are so lucky to have educators like Senora Burns on our campus who enrich the lives of our students on a daily basis. Thank you Senora Burns for your hard work and dedication to teaching our Weiss School Wolverines!
     
    The AATSP Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards are given to teachers of Spanish or Portuguese representing the following four categories; a $500 honorarium accompanies each of the awards:
    A. Elementary Level: Grades K-8  - Senora Jessica Burns!!!!!
    B. Secondary Level 9-12 
    C. Two-year college level 
    D. College or University level

    The FAU Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature recognized Senora Jessica Burns in their Alumni Spotlight section, please check out the article: https://www.fau.edu/artsandletters/alumni-spotlight/.

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  • Congratulations Shawna Christenson - 2021 Dwyer Award Finalist

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    This afternoon, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation announced the twenty-eight finalists for the 37th Annual William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education. The William T. Dwyer Awards for Excellence in Education is an annual program of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County Foundation, recognizing outstanding educators from public and private schools in Palm Beach County. The program seeks to increase awareness of the exemplary teaching in our community, while supporting educators and schools with financial awards and encouraging residents to promote high standards of excellence in education.
     
    Awards are given in seven categories: Grow Up Great:  Early Learning Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education, Senior High Education, Student Advancement & Career Education, Special Programs, and STEM Education. Applicants are judged on their classroom accomplishments, personal education philosophy, leadership and outside of the classroom school-related or community-based activities.  Our judges – nearly 100 business leaders from Palm Beach County evaluate each application in a multi-round judging process and are tasked with the difficult mission to narrow down the applications to only 28 finalists, to ultimately seven winners – one in each category.

    We are so excited to announce that Ms. Shawna Christenson is a middle school teacher finalist! Congratulations Ms. Christenson - we are proud of you!

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  • Congratulations Weiss Wolverines

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    Congratulations to the following Weiss School Wolverines who competed and placed in last night's debate tournament:
     
    Declamation:
    3rd Place: S. Srb
     
    Oral Interpretation:
    5th Place: R. Schwarzberg
    3rd Place: A. Sureddi
     
    Public Forum:
    6th Place: The team of A. Kaul and F. Strauss
    5th Place: The team of A. Patterson and D. Schwarzberg
    3rd Place: The team of J. Delano and J. Lupyan
    2nd Place: The team of A. Blatt and B. Kimler
    1st Place: The team of E. Shuter and M. Bryan
     
    JV Congress:
    4th Place: Tie between L. Strauss and L. Ziemerink
    3rd Place: S. Gollarza
    2nd Place:  Tie between D. Portas-Levy and A. Joseph
     
    Varsity Congress:
    4th Place: Andrew Z.
    2nd Place: Tie between Anthony Z. and P. Kiesling
    1st Place: M. Mikati
     
    Also, thank you to Ms. Christenson for all her hard work preparing our students!
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  • March

    Attention 2nd Grade Families - Save the Date

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    The Intermediate Core Teachers will conduct a bridge to 3rd grade via Zoom on Thursday, April 8th at 7:00 P.M.  If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Susan Lemieux at slemieux@weissschool.org.
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  • Yearbook Photos Needed

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    We still need yearbook photos from you!
    Please submit photos directly to the link below:
    There are many different categories - please help our yearbook class fill the pages!
    Questions: Please contact Ms. McHale at cmchale@weissschool.org.
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  • February

    4th Quarter Club Offerings - Register on Monday, March 1st

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    4th Quarter Club Offerings:
     
    Registration for Existing Families:
     
    Registration for New Families:
     
    *SPACE IS LIMITED - Clubs will be scheduled on a first come basis.
     
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  • Dress Down in St. Patrick's Day Colors - Friday, March 12th

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Friday, March 12th
     
    Since our Annual Field Day event has been canceled this year due to Covid-19, Weiss Wolverines are invited to dress down on Friday, March 12th in St. Patrick's Day colors/outfits. Dress code applies.
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  • Fall Picture Make-Up Day for Absent & New Students

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    If you are a new student or were absent on Fall Picture Day, please meet Ms. Carole McHale and our yearbook class on Monday, March 1st from 11:40 a.m. -12:30 p.m. outside the cafeteria doors. We want to make sure to capture all student photos for our 2020-2021 yearbook and for our myWeiss portal.
     
    Please RSVP by emailing Ms. McHale at cmchale@weissschool.org
    with your child's name and grade level if they are participating on Monday!
     
    Picture Day Dress Code
    Early Childhood: Khaki bottoms with a cobalt blue Weiss School polo shirt
    K-8: Field Trip Attire
    • Khaki pants or skirt, light blue oxford shirt, navy blue tie (boys) or cross tie (girls), white, navy blue or black socks and navy blue, black or brown leather shoes or loafers
    • As an alternate to the tie, students may wear the navy blue sweater vest with Weiss School logo
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  • February Debate Tournament Results

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to the Weiss Wolverines listed below for their February Debate Tournament results:
     
    Declamation: 
    5th: Deanie V.
    6th: Ankith S.
     
    Varsity Congress:
    1st: Paul K.
    4th: Anthony Z.
    5th: Michael M.
    6th: Andrew Z.
     
    Novice Congress:
    2nd: Mili M.
    2nd: Landon S.
    2nd: Arnav J.
    3rd: Santiago G.
    3rd: Daniel L.
     
    Public Forum:
    1st: The team of B. Kimler/A. Blatt
    2nd: The team of C. Quinn/E. Puri
    3rd: The team of A. Kaul/F. Strauss
    4th: The team of J. Delano/J. Lupyan
    6th:  The team of E. Shuter/M. Bryan
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  • Perennial Math Tournament Results

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to the following two Weiss School teams on their successful participation in the Florida Perennial Math Tournament which was held on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
     
    5th Grade Team: Meena A., Andrew A., Gabriel M., Matthew T., and Zack Z.
    (Most of our 5th graders were first time participants and they all showed great enthusiasm and worked so well as a team!)
     
    8th Grade Team: Rebecca S., Claire N., Luke B., Anthony Z., and Andrew Z.
    (1st Place Winners in the 8th Grade team competition!)
     
    Extra congratulations to the following individual winners:
    Luke B. - 2nd place (7th grade)
    Andrew Z. - Tied for 1st place (8th grade)
    Anthony Z. - Tied for 1st place (8th grade)
    Rebecca S. - Tied for 2nd place (8th grade)
     
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  • Terra Nova Testing - March 8th - 10th

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    The Terra Nova test will be administered to on-campus students only. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 8th - Wednesday, March 10th. Virtual students not testing will be given activities to work on while students are testing. If you have any further testing questions, please contact Mrs. Susan Evans at sevans@weissschool.org.
     
    The sites below offers information and free practice for TerraNova testing: 
     
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  • 2021 ArtiGras Youth Art Winners

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Once again, our Weiss School Wolverines have made us proud! The students did very well in the 2021 ArtiGras Youth Art competition "The Love of Art." Out of hundreds of entries, we had four kids place and one honorable mention. Way to go artists - hard work pays off!

    1st Place - Aidan Holcroft - 3rd Grade
    2nd Place - Madison Tripp - 5th Grade
    2nd Place - Natalie Dufflocq - 6th Grade
    3rd Place - Julian Lupyan - 8th Grade
    Honorable Mention - Alex Timperman - 7th Grade


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  • Dress Down in Valentine's Day Colors

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Weiss Wolverines are invited to dress down on Thursday, February 11th for Valentine's Day and wear their favorite Valentine's colors. Dress code applies.
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  • 2021 Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair Results

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to all of our Weiss School Wolverines who participated in the 2021 Palm Beach Regional Science and Engineering Fair - 24 of our 32 students have either placed (1st-4th) and/or earned special awards in the Regional Fair. We are pleased to report that our students really stood out again this year. 
     
    Top Schools - Awards/Finishes
       The Weiss School - 24
       Omni​ Middle School - 11
       American Heritage - 8
       Bak Middle School of the Arts - 7
       Logger's Run Middle - 7
     
    The live awards ceremony will occur next Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00 PM on YouTube.  As in the past years, it is only then that students learn exactly how they finished, and if they are advancing to the State Science and Engineering Fair. 

    YouTube Zoom link: https://youtu.be/iAi6M1JpEZc (The chat is moderated and the entire presentation is just under an hour.)
     
    Wolverines that placed/receiving special awards:
    Bianca Bernhard,  Kersh Besherat,  
    Charlotte Eskildsen, Kylar Fortney,  
    Sophia Jaen,  Benjamin Kessler, 
    Paul Kiesling,  Daniel Portas-Levy,  
    Vasare Meister, Claire Natanek,  
    Ava Patterson,  Ekansh Puri, 
    Benjamin Purvis,  Colin Quinn,  
    Liam Schnur, Deanna Schwarzberg,  
    Asher Shaya,  Ella Shuter, 
    Landon Strauss,  Ankith Sureddi,  
    Alex Timperman, Deanie Vaitsos,  
    Andrew Zhang,  Anthony Zhang
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  • January

    Congratulations to the Top 10 Champions

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to the 2020 Top 10 Winter Virtual Champions! Go Wolverines!
     
    3rd Grade: Lori Black
    5th Grade: Sarah Black & Zack Zhang
    7th Grade: Luke Black
    8th Grade: Anthony Zhang, Andrew Zhang, Rebecca Schwarzberg, and Claire Natanek
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  • A Huge Congratulations to Senora Jessica Burns

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    A huge congratulations to Senora Jessica Burns for being accepted to present her proposal titled “Engaging Diverse Teachers and Students for a Diverse World” at the 2021 AATPS Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. We are always proud of her hard work and dedication, and we are very excited that she will be representing The Weiss School to other educators in July. Way to go Senora Burns!

    "The Annual Conference provides a forum for educators from the United States and abroad. The conference includes over 300 events during 3 ½ days of discussions, workshops, sessions, exhibits, speeches, excursions, and awards that reflect trends, interests, and the needs of language educators of Spanish and Portuguese.” Read more about the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese at https://www.aatsp.org/page/2021Conference.
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  • Congratulations - Local Chapter Winners of the VFW Patriots Pen Contest

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Congratulations to the local chapter winners of the VFW Patriots Pen contest. The 2020-21 theme was: What is Patriotism to Me? The Weiss School students below will each earn certificates and cash awards!
    Patriot Pen Winners:

    1st Place: E. Shuter - $200.00 award
    2nd Place: M. Mohanty - $150.00 award
    3rd Place: D. Schwarzberg - $100.00 award

    "Each year more than 165,400 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme."
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  • Aidan Holcroft - 3rd Grade

    Congratulations - Students Competing in the ArtiGras Youth Art Competition

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Please join us in congratulating the following Weiss School students on their artwork being chosen to compete in the ArtiGras Youth Art Competition this year! Way to go Weiss Wolverines!

    8th Grade: J. Lupyan
    7th Grade: A. Timperman
    6th Grade: N. Dufflocq
    5th Grade: M. Tripp
    4th Grade: J. Cebollero
    3rd Grade: A. Holcroft
    2nd Grade: K. Sortie
    1st Grade: W. Thornsbury
    Kindergarten: S. Ali-Martin
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  • Quarter 2 - Virtual Honor Roll Celebration

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    WHO: 3rd - 8th Grade Wolverines
    WHEN: Thursday, January 14, 2021
    TIME OF EVENT: 6:00 PM
     
    If you have any Honor Roll questions, please email Mrs. Pam Tripp at ptripp@weissschool.org. 
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  • Holiday Break Safety Protocols

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
     
    We are very grateful for all who have committed to healthy and respectful practices! Considering the increased number of risk indicators throughout the USA, we are asking for every member of our school community to be vigilant in adhering to our established protocol. Note that these responses have been revised in accordance with updated Florida Department of Health and Center for Disease Control guidelines.
     
    Please review these scenarios for the 12/19/20-1/3/21 winter vacation and respond in the manner designated:
     
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  • PSAT 8/9 Testing at The Weiss School for Middle School Students

    Mrs. Susan Evans
    Thursday, January 28th
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
     
    The PSAT 8/9 helps students determine what they need to work on most so that they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school. The same skills and knowledge as the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 are presented in a way that makes sense for eighth and ninth graders. It measures what they’re already learning, shows them whether they’re on track for college, and lets them know where they need the most improvement. That means students have time to tackle these areas long before they take the SAT.
     
     
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  • Third Quarter Reminders

    Mrs. Brittany Theimer
    Third Quarter Club Offerings & Registration
    Club Offerings: 3rd Quarter Club Offerings .pdf
    Link for Existing Accounts: Existing Accounts
    Link for New Families: New Families
     
    Third Quarter Lunch - January 11th - March 12th
    Please email your third quarter lunch form to Ms. Kelly Varty at kvarty@weissschool.org by January 7th.
    Click Here to Download Form: 3rd Q Lunch Form 2021.pdf
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The Weiss School is a co-ed private school that serves gifted students in PreK-3 through 8th grade in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A Weiss School education prepares students to think analytically and creatively, act socially responsible, live vigorously, and create imaginatively in a warm and supportive educational environment.