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    Welcome to Walkertown Elementary School- Home of the Wolfpack! I continue to be honored and excited to be a member of the Walkertown Family.  As your principal, I look forward each day to strengthening the relationships that I have begun building with all of our wonderful students, families, teachers, and talented staff.  While I have always eagerly anticipated the beginning of the school year, this August is particularly meaningful because it will mark the beginning of the eigth year that I will have the opportunity to partner with you on a journey to continue serving the children and families of the Walkertown community. 

     

    As it has been in previous years, we will continue our commitment to helping all children develop their intellectual capacity, academic skills, and social competence so that they will be prepared to effectively negotiate the demands associated with living in an ever-changing 21stcentury.  Beyond the rigors of their academic program, it is our aim to instill within each student the essential principles of pride, respect, and responsibility so that they will become productive and contributing members of our increasingly global society.

     

    High expectations, which have been established by our qualified and dedicated staff, will be maintained while also providing a safe and nurturing student-centered community that fosters respect for individual differences.  At Walkertown Elementary, we will strive to make the learning process a positive and rewarding experience while maintaining a desire to develop a generation of inquisitive young people who will become lifelong students in their various pursuits of excellence. 

     

    I am also very excited about working with our parents who also make Walkertown Elementary a wonderful place for our students to learn and grow.  I look forward to doing whatever I can to support their efforts and encourage you to become a member of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).  Volunteering and participating at various events throughout the school year will also benefit not only your child, but all of the children of Walkertown Elementary School.  So that you are informed, please visit our website for the most up to date information about our school and upcoming events!

     

    Please know that I am always available to discuss any questions or concerns related to serving you and the children of Walkertown Elementary. 

     

     

     
  • Parent Message 10/09/20

    Posted by Jeana Jacob on 10/9/2020

    Greetings this is a message from Dr. Bethea, Principal of Walkertown Elementary School. The following information can be found on the school’s website on the Principal’s Page.

    Parents please join us on Thursday, October 15 at 6:00 pm for our Annual Title I Meeting and Town Hall Meeting.  This meeting will be virtual and you can find the link on our website.  We will share some important information regarding our student achievement,our Title I Program and some important tips for parents as some of our students plan to return to school. 

    Please save the date and we will see you virtually on Thursday. 

    That’s it for now! Thank you for being our partner in education.

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  • Parent Message September 11th

    Posted by Jeana Jacob on 9/11/2020

     

    Greetings Walkertown Parents and Families, 

     

    We are excited to bring you our first Virtual Curriculum Night on September 17th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. 

    6:00-6:30 p.m. Question & Answer Session

    6:30-7:00 p.m.  Digital Citizenship Mini Lessons with grade levels

    7:00-7:30 p.m. Virtual Game Night

     

    To be as helpful as possible, we want to provide a forum for our school leadership to answer important questions during this unprecedented time in our lives. Please submit your questions via the form which can be found on our school’s website.  We will address parent and family questions during the first 30 minutes of our event. 

     

    Be looking for your student's invite with Zoom link on Canvas. 

     

    We look forward to seeing you virtually on September 17th!    

     

    That’s it for now!  And as always thank you for being our partner in education!



     

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  • Parent Message 8/28/20

    Posted by Jeana Jacob on 8/28/2020

    Greetings this is a message from Dr. Bethea, Principal of Walkertown Elementary School. The following information can be found on the school’s website on the Principal’s Page.

     

    Parents and guardians thank you so much all of your hard work with our new normal- which is virtual learning.  Thank you for your flexibility, patience and understanding as we navigate our new way of teaching and learning. 

     

    On Monday, you can expect teachers to begin moving ahead with new instructional material. Student attendance is crucial, and your students will be expected to follow their schedule as introduced to them by their teachers last week. If your student is unclear about his or her schedule or about teacher requirements, please contact your teacher or the school.

     

    If your student is having issues with devices or technology, please contact our Technology Service Desk at (336) 727-8300 for assistance. The Desk is staffed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. If your student’s Chromebook or WiFI hotspot is not working properly, please take it to one of the Technology Device Exchange Depots. Depot locations and hours are listed on the district website. 

     

    Please remember to check our school website often for important information and a weekly video message from me that will be posted on Wednesdays. 

     

    That’s it for now!  And as always thank you for being our partner in education!

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  • Parent Message 8/14/2020

    Posted by Jeana Jacob on 8/14/2020

    Greetings this is a message from Dr. Bethea, Principal of Walkertown Elementary School. The following information can be found on the school’s website on the Principal’s Page.

    Monday we begin our Virtual Learning Experience! Our teachers and staff have worked hard and we are happy to assist you. Our Theme for the year is Riseup which is so appropriate.   Remember we are in this together and together we will Rise Up. 

     

    If you missed your pick up time for materials and devices please call the office at 336-703-4252 so we can arrange a time for pick up!

     

    Please follow us on twitter for the latest updates and announcements. 

     

    Also remember to check our website daily for updates and announcements.  There’s lots of important information about Canvas, etc. Each Wednesday I will post a video message and I will continue with our Friday phone calls as well. 

     

    Enjoy your first week and if you need anything please let us know. 

     

    That’s it for now!  And as always thank you for being our partner in education!

     

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  • 8/11/2020 Message

    Posted by Jeana Jacob on 8/11/2020

    Greetings this is a message from Dr. Bethea, Principal of Walkertown Elementary School. The following information can be found on the school’s website on the Principal’s Page.

     

    It’s hard to believe that school starts in just a few days.  And although we are starting the school year in a way we’ve never seen, our teachers and staff have been working hard and cannot wait to see our students’ smiling faces again. 

     

    I wanted to remind you of a few dates that are coming up this week. 

     

    Tomorrow is our deployment day. Please check our website for specific times to pick up materials and devices.  

     

    Tomorrow evening is our Virtual Open House which we are very excited about. Please check our website for teacher links and times under the Open House Tab. 

     

    As you can see our website will be a very useful tool for you this school year so please check it often for important information and updates.  

     

    Monday is the first day of virtual learning!  Please check with your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns. 

     

    That’s it for now!  And as always thank you for being our partner in education!

     

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  • Parent Message 6/5/20

    Posted by Jeana Jacob on 6/5/2020

    Weekly Message 6/5/2020

    Greetings this is a message from Dr. Bethea, Principal of Walkertown Elementary School. The following information can be found on the school’s website on the Principal’s Page.

     

    Today’s call is to give you detailed instructions on how to return school items like laptops, hotspots, library books and more.  We have created a very precise schedule, so this process doesn’t take a lot of your time, but is also designed to protect the health and safety of our parents, students and our staff.  Please know we still must follow state guidelines with regard to social distancing and we ask your cooperation in taking part in the safety procedures you will see outlined upon arrival.  

     

    Parents are asked to Drop off and Pick up school items on Friday, June 12. 

     

    Detailed locations and times per grade level have been shared by our teachers.  The schedule is also provided on the school’s website. And, we will also continue to send phone messages as a reminder. 

     

    Thank you for your patience, understanding and especially your cooperation in returning these items during this unusual end to the school year. 

     

    If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher. 

     

    That’s it for now! Enjoy your weekend! And as always thank you for being our partner in education!

     

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  • Parent Message 5/29/20

    Posted by Jeana Jacob on 5/29/2020

    Weekly Message 5/29/2020

    Greetings this is a message from Dr. Bethea, Principal of Walkertown Elementary School. The following information can be found on the school’s website on the Principal’s Page.

     

     

    Parents remember you can view fourth quarter grades in the Parent Portal or your student’s portal, but a narrative report card is what will be mailed home at the end of the year.  .  Please make sure you have an active Parent Portal account.  Go to the district website under parents and use the parental portal link if you need to set up a parent account.

     

    That’s it for now!  And as always thank you for being our partner in education!



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  • 5/22/20

    Posted by Jeana Jacob on 5/22/2020

    Weekly Message 5/22/2020

    Greetings this is a message from Dr. Bethea, Principal of Walkertown Elementary School. The following information can be found on the school’s website on the Principal’s Page.

    This is a reminder that  Monday is a holiday, there will be no eLearning.  The holiday does impact the free meal schedule, so please check the schedule on the District’s  Website as we will not serve meals Monday, but will serve Tuesday, and then go back to the normal schedule  on Wednesday.

     

    Also as a  reminder,  May 28 is the last day for NEW eLearning assignments, students will  continue to work with their teacher on those assignments and any missing or make up work through June 5.

     

    And finally, parents are encouraged to start taking a look at and gathering up what equipment and items they will need to return to school, such as devices, library books, calculators, etc. More information letting parents know how to return those items to school soon. 

     

    That’s it for now! Enjoy your long weekend- And as always thank you for being our partner in education!

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  • Parent Message 5/15/20

    Posted by Jeana Jacob on 5/15/2020

    Weekly Message 5/15/2020

    Greetings this is a message from Dr. Bethea, Principal of Walkertown Elementary School. The following information can be found on the school’s website on the Principal’s Page.

     

    • Meal Pickup/Delivery Schedule over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.   Next Friday, one week from today, our free meal locations will distribute/deliver enough meals to families for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Memorial Day Monday.  The cafeterias distributing food will be closed Monday for the holiday.  They will be reopen on Tuesday, 5/26 for meals Tuesday, and then they will be open again on Wednesday, 5/27. From Wednesday 5/27 on, they will go back to their normal schedule of Mon., Wed., Fri.  Please visit the District website to see the schedule.
    • Census 2020 – Our community/county continues to need participation in the Census.  Please  take a few minutes and get counted.  Having accurate numbers means we get the funding we need from the Federal Government for not only schools, but roads, and other areas that impact daily life.  2020census.gov is the place to go to get counted!   

     

     

    That’s it for now!  And as always thank you for being our partner in education!



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  • Parent Message 5/8/20

    Posted by Jeana Jacob on 5/8/2020

    Weekly Message 5/8/2020

    Greetings this is a message from Dr. Bethea, Principal of Walkertown Elementary School. The following information can be found on the school’s website on the Principal’s Page.

    Today was the LAST day to request a new eLearning electronic device.    The technology depot, which can exchange broken devices will remain open through the end of the year.  It is at the Ed Building, 4801 Bethania Station Road and you can go between 8 and 4 Mon. to Fri. to exchange broken devices or devices in need of repair. 

     

    Plans for turning in devices and other end of year activities will be shared in the coming weeks. 

     

    Also, thank you so much for your tremendous support in sharing your thanks and appreciation for our teachers!  We had some awesome things happening around the district and our teachers noticed!

     

    That’s it for now!  And as always thank you for being our partner in education!



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