PTA
Barberton Elementary – West
1151 Shannon Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203
Main Office: 330-825-2183
Main Office Fax: 330-825-2195

Welcome to Barberton Elementary West
 
Mr. Ken Lasky
Principal
 
 
Ms. Brenda Wiles 
Associate Principal
Barberton Elementary West News
PTA Holiday Bazaar

The 3rd Annual Barberton PTA Holiday Bazaar is November 22, 2014 from 9 am - 3 pm at Barberton Middle School. We will have vendors, crafters, a fabulous raffle, and our Magics Main St. for all your purple pride needs! Best of all SANTA!!


Cost: $1 per adult,children 0-5 are free, all students are free, plus free parking!


Vendors are still being accepted. Contact Holly McInerney at 330-706-0315 or by email if you would like to rent a space. You may also click the here to access a copy of our rules and contract.


See you there!
 
Ebola Update #3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2014

From: Dr. Margo Erme, Medical Director

PIO: Donna Skoda, Assistant Health Commissioner

A Message for Parents Regarding Ebola

Akron, Ohio. At this time based on the information collected by Summit County Public
Health there is no known threat to the public’s health. Summit County Public Health is
not advocating for the closure of schools and the cancellation of events. However,
Summit County Public Health supports Akron Public Schools and their decision based
on their assessment of the situation.

Summit County Public Health has released a list of the top things parents need to know
about Ebola.

1. Your child is not at risk while attending school in Summit County
. A risk for
Ebola only comes when you come into close contact with a person suffering from
Ebola. The health care worker who passed through Summit County did not visit any
county schools.

2. Being near someone who is sick with Ebola doesn't mean you'll get infected.
The
disease isn't contagious like the flu or common cold. You have to be in contact with a
patient's body fluids or blood, and you have to have a break in your skin or have the
fluids touch your eyes, mouth or nose.

3. Ebola does not live long on surfaces or outside someone's body.
Soaps, detergents
and hand sanitizers are effective at killing the virus. Keeping your area clean and
washing your hands will help prevent infections.

4. You and your children are really only at risk if you have traveled to West
Africa, where Ebola is currently spreading.

5. There are currently no known cases of Ebola in Summit County or Ohio.
 
Ebola Update #2

October 16, 2014

SUMMIT COUNTY, OHIO:
Summit County Public Health and Summit County Emergency Management Agency are coordinating with all local law enforcement, fire, EMS, local hospitals, and government personnel to provide accurate and timely information. Attached is an information sheet on ebola. To date, no cases of ebola have been reported in Summit County. Summit County Public Health has set up an information line for citizens with concerns about ebola. The number for the information line is 330-926-3939.

Additional information and updates will be posted to the Summit County Public Health webpage.


Ebola Fact Sheet
 
Ebola Update #1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 15, 2014

From: Dr. Margo Erme, Medical Director
PIO: Donna Skoda, Assistant Health Commissioner


Ebola Update #1


Akron, Ohio. At this time based on the information collected by Summit County Public Health, there is no known threat to the public’s health and therefore no reason to close schools or cancel events at this time. After preliminary investigation is appears as though the healthcare worker who had Ebola had limited social contacts outside of a small number of friends and family. Secondly, Summit County Public Health has not identified any public events or large public gatherings attended by the affected health care worker in Summit County or any surrounding counties. For further information, Summit County Public Health has established an information line at 330-926-3939. This local Ebola information line will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. until further notice.
For additional information please call the above number.
 
News from our School Nurses

In light of Ebola being on the local news with a connection to Akron, we would like you to know of the number to call if you have questions. Please call the Call Center at Summit County Public Health - 330-926-3939. The Call Center will be taking calls until 9:00 pm on October 15 and again the days after.
 
Elementary School Day Includes Computer Instruction



Ms. Lucas teaches kindergarteners the “peace sign” and the “number 1 sign” so they can easily learn the control-alt-delete command to sign in to their computers.


Students use hand sanitizer before signing on to their computers. This helps to keep BCSD computer labs totally virus free.


Elementary students in Barberton City Schools receive technology instruction from teachers Miss Laura Lucas at East and Mrs. Denise Recob at West. The technology curriculum provides each grade level the chance to participate in a series of computer safety activities tailored to their specific grade level. All grades learn about parts of the computer and their functions, as well as a little bit of tech history. A hands-on approach teaches students why and how technology is helpful and useful. Throughout the year, each grade level will also build up tech knowledge (word processing, emailing, use of digital images, internet research, etc.). Students work throughout the year to complete a final project that increases their skills and strengthens their understanding of concepts taught in their classrooms:

Kindergarten: A collaborative alphabet book.
First Grade: A written piece with graphic illustrations, varied font and other text features.
Second Grade: An online presentation of an animal research project.
Third Grade: An online Barberton history presentation.
Fourth Grade: An online presentation of an Ohio inventor research project.
 
Join the PTA!
If you are interested in joining the PTA, please print this form and send it to school with your child.  Membership is $5 person.  Please send the payment with the form.  Checks should be made out to: Barberton West PTA. 
2014-15 Barberton City Schools Quality Profile
Click here for the 2014-15 Barberton City Schools Quality Profile 
Summer /Back to School 2014 Information

Click Read More for the Summer /Back to School 2014 Information links that were previously displayed on the district webpage.
 
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