School News

PTO Meeting With Dr. Kline

Dr. Kline will be attending the March 19th Summerside PTO meeting to share details of the District's Facilities Plan and solicit input from parents and community members.   Please feel free to come hear about how West Clermont is moving forward to set our young people up for their future. The PTO meeting will begin at 6p.m.


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Old Man Winter has decided to give us a final reminder that spring is 29 days away.  The good news is there will be a light at the end of the tunnel as far as this winter is concerned.   This edition of the Summerside Weekly Update will provide everyone updated calendar dates which have been rescheduled due to the school cancellations for your planning purposes.  As always our office team is here to serve you and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our office staff at 947-7900.   

Teaching and learning is our priority one focus at Summerside and the time our staff  spends with your children in the pursuit of academic excellence is precious.  Our team at Summerside is very intentional about how we utilize the time we have with students daily. That you can count on!   In addition to academics, we make sure our students have the opportunity learn about how important it is to serve others and to give back to the community that we are fortunate to be a part of.  Our first grade students recently took a field trip to the LBD Senior Center and the bell choir performed for the seniors who live there.  Our students had a great time meeting and getting to know the folks from the senior center and most importantly learned the importance of serving others.  What a great lesson to learn!  A sincere thank you to Mrs. Simmons for organizing the field trip for our first graders.  Also, I couldn't be more proud of our first grade students for the terrific performance they delivered.  

 


PTO Meeting -Rescheduled

The Summerside PTO meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday February 26, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Winterberger at 513-373-5735.


Marco's Pizza Challenge

Summerside Elementary/Marco’s Pizza  Home Room Challenge – everybody wins!

On Wednesday, February 25th order Marco’s Pizza (dine-in, carry-out, or delivery) and Summerside will receive 15% of the order. It’s simple – when ordering, just mention the name of your Home Room teacher (and feel free to use your existing coupons or take advantage of the daily specials). Marco’s will tally the total for all the Home Room teachers and send Summerside Elementary School a check for 15% of that total. 

So please mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 25th and encourage your friends and neighbors to join our cause. Need coupons? See the attached flyer for challenge details and pizza savings.


2nd Quarter Honor Roll


Kindergarten Registration 2015

Children turning age five by September 30, 2015 are eligible for Kindergarten. Enrollment information is below.                                            


Yearbooks

2014-15 Yearbook order forms were sent home with students on Friday, January 30th. The cost is $16.00.  Yearbooks may be purchased online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with ID code #2005515.  If you need an additional form or have questions, please call Mrs. Fields in the school office at 947-7901.  The deadline to order is March 20, 2015.


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

We are at our best when we work together as a team with Home and School.  A great example of that team effort was our conferences this week.  Families and teaching staff worked together on conference night for our children and that approach is a winning combination every time.   I had the chance to speak with many parents and I can confidently say the Summerside family is well. 

Our classrooms are the engine of our school.  The classrooms are the heart of our daily business, and everything we do at Summerside supports a top notch instructional day for our students. The day is set up so our teachers can focus on teaching.  Mathematics is a content area which is crucial for our students' long term academic success.  A strong background in Mathematics opens many doors for students in their future.   This week I stopped in Miss Tabar's 4th Grade Math class.  Students were learning how to add and subtract fractions with the same denominators. The students learned that when they add and subtract these fractions, they only add or subtract the numerator and the denominator stays the same.  Students used fraction tiles for a visual in order for them to understand why the denominator does not change when performing the operations. Students were then required to draw a model in their math journals to represent the equation given.   Super job Mrs. Tabar and her students!!!


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

I hope everyone had a nice week.  Old Man Winter seems to be hanging on this weekend and we have flown through the month of January. Every day moves us closer to Spring.  That is my story and I am sticking to it!   We had a super week at Summerside and below I want to highlight a few key points.

Teaching and learning is heart of our day and I am extremely proud of the work taking place in our classrooms.  Mrs. Simmons' class is always engaged in top notch instruction when I stop in the classroom. Students were practicing their weekly word work and reading comprehension goals individually and in small groups during Bell Work time.  It is a busy time of day moving in and out of groups with Mrs. Simmons.   Super job Mrs. Simmons and her students!!

Our after school clubs are off and running. I am excited to publish the first round of articles written by students in our Journalism Club.  Take a peek inside this edition of the weekly update for the articles.  Hats off to our Summerside Journalism Team!!

 

 


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

We are quickly moving through the month of January.   This short week has been filled with engaging academics in our core classrooms.  I will continue to provide you a weekly snapshot of the academic work taking place in our classrooms.  We are right on track!!

I stopped in Mrs. Duncan's fourth grade social studies class and they were hard at work engaged in meaningful learning.  For their daily geography work, students were learning the differences between physical and human characteristics on maps.  In the  lesson, students were identifying landforms and waterways on a physical map of Africa.  I was very impressed with the student focus today.  Hats off to Mrs. Duncan and her students!!

 

If you have visited our school lately then you have seen the new photographs mounted in our lobby and hallways with our students depicted in real word roles, such as a Newscaster, Chemist, Engineer, and Film Crew to name a few.  The work we do with children at Summerside impacts their future and we want to inspire our students to aim high.  A special thank you to Lisa Hezlep who took the photographs and displayed them in our lobby.  Most importantly for inspiring our students to dream big for their future.  I'm proud of our students and am confident big things are ahead for our students in their futures.

 


Progress Book

Progress Book allows parents and students online access to grades, interims and report cards.  Usernames and passwords we sent home with your child the first week of September. Use the link on the left-hand side to access the parent user guide and/or login to view your child's progress. Please call Karen Fields at 947-7901 with any questions.

 


Winter Recess

During the winter months, we will have outside recess to give our kids the chance to get some fresh air and engage in active play with their friends.  Please make sure your children come to school dressed for the colder temperatures.  Students have a 30 minute recess each day and need hats, coats, and gloves to be prepared for the colder temperatures.  We will be going outside every day that it is not raining/snowing  as long as the temperature is above 28 degrees with the wind chill added in.  Please send your children prepared to go outside every day.


K+ and Extended Day Delay and Closing information

If West Clermont is on a delay, Morning Extended Day and Morning K+ will be closed. Our afternoon K+ will run. Our K+ program begins at 12:50 pm. Parents will be able to drop their child off at that time to their K+ teacher. Students will not have a lunch period. Dismissal procedures will be the same. Afternoon Extended Day will run.  Summerside parents can bring their students to the K+ classroom and drop them off.  If West Clermont is closed our programs are closed as well. 

 


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Wow!  What a terrific week we had at Summerside.  Each week I reflect on what we accomplished as a team and I couldn't be more proud of the focus, work ethic, data driven instruction, and teamwork I observed.  We are hitting on all cylinders as a Professional Learning Community!   I want to thank all of our Staff, Students, Parents, and Volunteers for working together to make a difference. 

I stopped in Mr. Endres Music class and the students were excited and engaged in their new learning. Second grade students were learning a system of organizing sounds in music called the treble clef and exploring the string instruments commonly found in the orchestra. The learning goals for these students were; I will learn the lines and spaces of the treble clef using the hand method , and I will explore the instruments found in the orchestra and around the world.  It's great to see Art, Music, and Physical Education back at West Clermont.  Good things are happening my friends! 


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Happy New Year to everyone!  I'm proud to say our Staff, Students, and Volunteers have charged head-first into the new year in our Academic Classrooms.  We have come out of the blocks with a strong first week of school and I am proud of our Team.  I will continue to provide you candid updates of teaching and learning in our classrooms where your children are engaged in meaningful academics every day.  I wish everyone nothing but the best in 2015 and I'm confident together we will make this a special year for our students.

The classrooms at Summerside are the "Hub" of our school and I am in them daily, observing the quality instruction provided by our teaching staff.  I dropped into Mrs. Feldkamp’s math lesson on estimating and measuring liquid volume using liters. Earlier this year, the students learned how scientists measure volume and the tools and units that are used when measuring volume. The students were able to use their prior knowledge about volume, to discuss, estimate, and measure the liquid volume of different sized containers. The students had to estimate how many liters they thought it would take to fill up each container. Then, a beaker was used to measure one liter of water at a time and poured into each container. Once it was full, they identified the amount of liquid volume that the container could hold. The students recorded their information for each container in a table in their Go Math books.  Terrific work Mrs. Feldkamp and her Third Grade Scientist!!
 


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

I attended the Board of Education meeting on Monday, December 8th and a presentation was given by Dr. Kline detailing key improvements that are coming to West Clermont to ensure we are the school system of choice for families.  Many exciting changes are coming that will improve how we do business and serve our families and their children with a first class education.  Detailed information from Dr. Kline is included in this edition for you to review.  He will be speaking at our February 19th PTO meeting at 6:30pm to provide a brief update of these positive changes coming to our district. Good things are happening!!  A sincere thank you to Dr. Kline (our Superintendent) and the Board of Education for their Leadership!

Our staff and students are working hard in our classrooms.  I stopped in Mrs. Feldkamp’s 3rd grade classroom and the students were practicing telling and writing time using AM and PM. In 2nd grade, the students learned to tell time to the five minutes and in the 3rd grade they expand on that knowledge, by learning how to tell time to the one minute. The students took their time telling skills even farther and learned how to use AM or PM to describe a time of day.

 


Weekly Update From Mr. Winterberger

Hello Summerside Families,

It's hard to believe we are in the month of December already and we are closing in on the Winter Holiday.  Time flies when you are having fun!   We have 3 weeks of school in the month of December and I can assure you we are making the most of every day at Summerside.   Just today, I stopped in Ms. Finke's  Language Arts Class and the students were engaged in a Poetry lesson analyzing the main idea and theme of the poem "I Dream A World".  Our students were focused and excited about their new learning in the classroom.  Super job Ms. Finke and her classroom.  We had a great week of teaching and learning in all of our classroom this week!

Our 3rd grade students took the 3rd Grade Reading Assessment in the fall.  All parents of 3rd graders at Summerside will be mailed their student’s results on Wednesday, December 10th.  We are working to ensure 100% of our students not only meet the Reading target, but that our students excel on this assessment.  I'm confident we will deliver the results due to our focus on strong academics every day.  Our hard work will pay off!

 


EZ Pay

EzPay allows parents to pay the annual $50 school fee and deposit money onto their child's lunch account.  To use EzPay, click the link on the left-hand side of the page.

After creating an account, you may simply log in to check your child's balances and send your payments to the school directly. In order to display your child's balance information, you must know your child’s student ID. which you can obtain by calling the Karen Fields in the school office at 947-7901.

*Ezpay has a $3 per transaction fee.


Kroger Community Rewards

Kroger Community Rewards help fund our annual 5th Grade Camp Trip.  Please click here for more infromation.


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