Stuff the Bus - Back to School Supply Drive

Stuff the Bus: Back to School Supply Drive

Stuff the Bus, originally, Cram the Van, is a campaign that the Okaloosa County School District participates in each year. The event is coordinated by United Way Emerald Coast in association with the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation and the goal of the drive is to collect school supplies for our students who cannot afford them. Superintendent Chambers appreciates “the community coming together to show our students that their education is important. Providing brand new supplies allows students to begin the year in a position for success.” Supplies collected at this event are available as students need them throughout the year as well as for new students who enroll in our schools after the first day.

Last year supplies were distributed to over 15 schools and helped over 7,000 students as we collected more than 80 boxes of school supplies and over $2300 in monetary and gift card donations! We would love to provide to even more this year! No donation is too small.

We appreciate Publix, WEAR Channel 3, and Cumulus Media, the event sponsors who help make this possible.

Stuff the Bus will take place on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Crestview, Fort Walton Beach, and Niceville Walmart locations from 9am- 1pm. Look for our collection sites in the parking lot and listen for Cumulus Radio broadcasting live!

Collection sites prior to the event include:

July 19-30: Midsouth Bank on Beal Parkway, United Fidelity on Perry Avenue, The Joint Chiropractic in Uptown Station, all Okaloosa County Teachers Federal Credit Union and Step One Automotive locations.

July 30th: Edge Elementary School, Choctawhatchee High School, and Southside Primary School

Wondering what to donate?

  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils
  • Washable Markers
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Folders
  • Backpacks
  • #2 Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Notebooks
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Loose Leaf Paper

If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can text “SchoolSupplies” to 40403 or donate at the collection day event! You can find out more about this amazing event by visiting united-way.org/schoolsupplies or stopping by the collection tent on Saturday, July 31st as we Stuff the Bus!


 

School Supply List

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The School Supply Lists for the 2021-2022 School Year is now available!


 

Early Family Math: A free New Resource for Pre-K

PreK and Kindergarten Families,

Check out this Math resource. It has ideas to engage your child in everyday math activities. Demonstration videos will be added soon.

Early Family Math: A free New Resource for Pre-K

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There is nothing like having young kids to turn your attention to early learning. Happily, there is a new resource to share that matches our own emphasis on play and joyful exposure to early math ideas. It is also free and will be free forever. The website is earlyfamilymath.org, and it’s sharing ideas and—soon—videos for how to playfully explore math.


 

Wright Start Summer 2021

Wright Start Summer 2021


 

Congratulations to Charlotte Goodman on being named a Cox Inspirational Hero

Charlotte Goodman -  Cox Inspirational Hero

Cox Communications recognizes those students who have overcome extreme challenges in life and serve as an inspiration to their teachers, administrators, and fellow students. The students are chosen by a committee of leaders at their school. Charlotte had health issues from an early age, but she overcame them, and is now an honor roll student at Wright Elementary School. Next year Charlotte will attend the STEM Academy.

Charlotte is pictured with Principal Dr. Choice and her mother, April Goodman.


 

Virtual Family Math Night

Please join us Thursday, May 27th, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM for our Virtual Family Math Night. The night promises to be a fun-filled engaging activity where:

  • Students will model mathematical thinking to solve problems in different ways.
  • Participants will engage in fun hands-on activities to help build math fluency.
  • How Can I Help My Child at Home?
  • Teachers will share Grade level curriculum expectations & ideas for helping children learn math at home.
  • A real-world math experience with an engineer. He will share his math experiences in both English and Spanish.

Please let us know of your plans to attend by Monday, May 24th by completing the registration form below so that we can send you supplies for our fluency activity.


 

Congratulations, Richie Grant

Dolphin Pride! Congratulations to one of our own, Richie Grant. His former teachers, mentors, and Wright Family are proud of him and his accomplishments both on and off the field!

Richie Grant.


 

Kindness Week

Wright Kindess Week

Second grade students Aisha, Kathleen, and Moriah read a book about kindness. They discussed the book with Ms. Racquier and Ms. Henderson and decided on their own that Wright Elementary School should celebrate Kindness Week.The students wrote an opinion essay and shared it with Dr. Choice who agreed it was a great idea. They shared their ideas for Kindness Week at Wright Elementary.

Celebrating Kindness Week:

  • Keep a tally of acts of kindness for your classroom. The class that has the highest number of points gets a class award.
  • Monday - Be Kind to our campus day
  • Tuesday - Write a nice note to someone. It could be a compliment or a thank you note.
  • Wednesday - Be Kind to our SRO/Deputy Blanton
  • Thursday - We can make pictures for people who work in the cafeteria and school custodians to make them happy.
  • Friday - Do a random act of kindness at home. For example, do your chores at home without being asked.

 

Okaloosa School District Parent Survey – Now Available!

Parent Survey

Parents,

Please take a moment to complete the following survey about your child's school. We rely on your feedback to continuously improve our schools. It has been a challenging year, and our teachers and staff have worked hard to provide your child the best possible education in a difficult situation. While you may feel that some questions do not apply this year based on your situation, we invite your input in every area that is relevant to you and your child.

You may submit a survey for each child attending Okaloosa schools by returning to the link provided below:

This survey will remain open through Friday, April 16th.


 

Bus Bulletin - Get Real-time Updates About Your Student's Bus!

School Bus

We are excited to announce that on April 5th, the Okaloosa County School District will begin using Bus Bulletin to send notifications to parents if there are unexpected delays or schedule changes involving your student’s bus. We know that families are concerned about the safety of their students, and this notification system will keep you updated if there are delays in getting your student to and from school.

If you would like to receive these notifications, please register with Bus Bulletin at the website below. Parents will need to know their student’s school name and bus number.

  • There is no cost for this service.
  • Registration is simple and fast.
  • You can choose to receive text messages, phone calls, and e-mails.
  • All contact information is stored securely and will not be shared or sold - your privacy is protected.

For more information, or to sign-up and start receiving notifications, please visit:

www.BusBulletin.com/parents

Go online and register NOW so you can receive important bus notifications beginning April 5th!

For help with registration, call your Transportation Department - North: 850.689.7301, Central: 850.833.4203; South: 850.833.3555.

Help spread the word. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. www.facebook.com/busbulletin www.twitter.com/busbulletin

 


 

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