C.W. Shipley Elementary
652 Shipley School Road
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Heather Boucher, Principal


    One of our CW Shipley fifth graders showed her compassion and giving spirit.  Katelyn Moler donated 10 inches of her hair November  1, 2014 to Locks of Love. She was so happy to be able to give to boys and girls that needed her hair.  Locks of Love (www.locksoflove.org) is a nonprofit organization that makes wigs to give to disadvantaged children under the age of 18 who lose their hair due to medical reasons. 
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    As part of the WV Safe and Supportive Schools Initiative, students in Grades 3-5 are invited to take part in the WV School Climate Student Survey.  The survey will be administered online in a school-based computer lab and will take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. 

    You may request to see a copy of the survey at the school office, or view it using this link:  http://wvde.state.wv.us/healthyschools/documents/WV_SchoolClimateSurveysOverview_Rev030713.pd.  A green permission form will be sent home with students in Grades 3-5 on Monday, October 6.  Please return the form to your child’s school by Friday, October 10.
    To access the student survey click HERE.
    Password to Access the Student Survey is: S037206
    Parents are invited to take part in the WV School Climate Parent Survey.  To fill out the parent survey, click HERE.
    Your login code is:  P037206  
    The survey link will be available through November14.

    If you have any questions, please contact the WV Department of Education, Office of Research at 304-558-2546.

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    Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Available for Students, Parents, and Jefferson County Community

    Smarter Balance Practice Test
    West Virginia has a leadership role in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. This state-led group works collaboratively to develop next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards that accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness.

    The Common Core State Standards were adopted by West Virginia in 2011 as the West Virginia's Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for mathematics and English language arts. West Virginia educators incorporated the common core standards into West Virginia's Next Generation standards making the way teachers teach more focused and flexible while making the way students learn more engaging and personalized.  These standards will be fully implemented in grades 3-12 for the 2014-15 academic year.

    Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

    The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests offer an exciting opportunity for students, parents, and the Jefferson County community to explore West Virginia’s new standardized assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Simply follow this link.  Log in as a guest and select a grade to begin discovering firsthand the tools and types of questions that are used to help assess students’ mastery of West Virginia’s Next Generations Content Standards and Objectives.  For further information, please go to the Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests website.

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    SEA Movie Night for the 2014-15 school year will be Saturdays, Sept. 20, Dec. 13, and April 18 from 6:30-8 pm.  Mark your calendars to come out and enjoy the movies, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, popcorn, etc. 
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    As part of their requirements to earn a Silver Award, Girl Scout Troop 40145 has a battery recycling program at C.W. Shipley Elementary School.  All types of dry-cell batteries are accepted including but not limited to  AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, and button sizes.  In addition, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, ipods, and ink jet cartidges are accepted in the same containers.  To participate, please send in these items to your child's teacher in baggies or drop them off at the office.
    The Ox Paperboard Company (formerly Halltown Paper)  in Halltown is also supporting our recycling efforts.  If anyone (or their company) wants to help Shipley by recycling their paper/cardboard at Ox Paperboard, please stop by the Ox Paperboard office prior to unloading and ask them how to have the paper weight credited to Shipley's account.
    We think it important to promote reducing, reusing, and recycling.
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    Please make sure to pay attention to all the signs and watch out for each other. 
    The bus loop is closed to cars from 8:30-9:00 and from 3:20-4:00.
    The car loop is one way going counterclockwise.
    Please do not stop in the middle of the drive to watch children walk into school as it brings traffic to a standstill.
    Please make sure that children are beside you and not running through the parking lot at dismissal.
    Thank you for helping keep everybody safe.
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    This is a reminder of safety and security procedures at CW Shipley.  Please help us make sure that all children have a safe and secure environment to learn in every day.

    ·        Everyone entering the building (including parents bringing students inside the school or signing children out at the end of the day) must provide photo identification.

    ·        Front doors open at 8:30.  Please do not bring students to school prior to that time.

    ·        Doors open for parent pick-up at 3:35.  Please do not come early.

    ·        All visitors must report directly to the front office, provide identification, sign in, and receive a visitor’s badge.

    ·        Visitors/Parents are not allowed to go to classrooms after the 9:00 a.m. tardy bell rings.

    ·        If you ask somebody not on your child’s emergency form to pick them up, send a note to school including your contact information and expect to be called by school personnel to verify the authenticity of your note.

    ·        When entering the building, please do not hold the door open for visitors that have not pressed the call button.  Each visitor must press the call button and wait to be admitted after speaking with the receptionist.

    ·        The AlphaBest Before/After Care Program has a wireless doorbell to ring if you are checking students in or out of that program.

    ·        All after school programs (sports, scouts, etc.) will have a representative at the front doors to allow entrance.

    We would like to assure you that everyone at C.W. Shipley has the safety and welfare of your children as our priority.

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    December 2-8 is National Hand-washing week.  This is a daily practice that is important for cleanliness and to help prevent germs/illnesses from spreading. 
    The 4 Principles of Hand-Washing are:
    1.  Wash your hands when they are dirty, before eating, and after using the bathroom.
    2.  DO NOT cough or sneeze into your hands -- cough or sneeze into your elbow instead.
    3.  Above all, DO NOT put your fingers into your eyes, nose, or mouth.
    These tips come from the National Health Information Center.
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    Are you looking for something fun and educational for your child(ren) to do?  Check out the new educational links on C.W. Shipley's web page.  There are links to help your child learn math facts, practice reading, learn to type, and make word searches to just have fun.  If you have a website you would recommend, please let us know. 
    Practicing math facts and reading at home are two great ways to help your child excel!
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  • LOYALTY CARD Rewards
    SUPPORT C.w. shipley elementary school AS YOU SHOP!!

    If you have a loyalty card and have not registered it, please consider doing so.  It is free and definitely helps the school.
    FOOD LION’S MVP Program:

    Log on to: https://www.foodlionmvprewards.com/  to register online, or

    Dial 1-877-614-6877 to register your card over the phone

    Shipley’s ID # for the Food Lion MVP Program is:  218523

    GIANT’S Bonus Card Program:

    Log on to:  www.giantfood.com/aplus to register online, or

    Dial 1-877-275-2758 to register your card over the phone

    Shipley’s ID# for the Giant’s Bonus Card Program is:  03841

    MARTIN’S Bonus Card Program:

    Log on to:  www.martinsfoods.com/aplus to register online, or

    Dial 1-888-448-4642 to register your card over the phone

    Shipley’s ID# for the Martins Bonus Card Program is:  00262

    TARGET’S RED CARD Program:

    Log on to:  www.target.com /redcard/benefits-target-rewards to register online,  or

    Dial 1-888-755-5856

    Shipley’s ID for Target’s Red Card Program is:  107294

    After you register your card, each time you use your store rewards cards at these stores, you will earn cash for C.W. Shipley, which will be used for educational needs.

    Thank you for taking the time to register your card to benefit the students at C.W. Shipley. 



    Heather E. Boucher

    P.S. Don’t forget to save and send in Boxtops for Education, which can be found on many General Mills products.  Each Boxtop is 10¢, that helps fund the Elizabeth Seibert Scholarship, which is given to graduating seniors, who attended Shipley at least 4 years.

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