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From the Principal…

This is our first newsletter of 2019, so I’ll begin by wishing everyone a Happy New Year!  I am looking forward to all the wonderful things ahead in 2019 for our students and school.  The school year is passing quickly.  It’s hard to believe we’re finishing up our first semester, and looking toward the second half of the school year.  Our pace tends to pick up a bit during the second semester as our students continue to learn new concepts, but also dig deeper in application of skills learned.  If you do not have a designated daily family reading time, the new year is a great opportunity to make this a habit for your family.  Research tells us that by increasing opportunities with print/books, students benefit in all academic areas of the curriculum.  An area of weakness sometimes noted in elementary students is a lack of vocabulary depth.  This is acquired through spoken language, but also developed greatly through reading.   There are SO many reasons to pick up a good book! I encourage you to make 2019 the year your family commits to read, read, read!  On another note, it’s a new year, but still the same policy, if I may be of assistance to you in any way, my door is always open!

~Mrs. Isaacs

Math Field Day

Congratulations to the following students who earned the honor of competing on behalf of STE in Math Field Day this year.  

4th Grade                                      5th Grade

Nikolaus M.                             Cameron J.

Gabriel W.                               Aidan C.

Trace M.                                 Calleigh B.

Naudia K., Alternate                 Izzy W., Alternate

Spelling Bee

We would like to congratulate to following students who proved themselves to bee the top spellers in the school earning the honor of participating in the Scott Teays Elementary School Spelling Bee:


Holly B, Rylee C, Gabriella C, Alexander G, Mary H,  Brayden H, Audrey J, Cameron J, Zoey M, Kaylee P, Eli S, and Nikolaus  W.


Our Runner-Up was Cameron J and our First Place winner was Zoey M.  Zoey will represent Scott Teays Elementary in the Putnam County Spelling Bee at Buffalo High School on the evening of January 17th.   Best of luck, Zoey!  We know you will bee amazing!


Special Thanks to Todd Judy Ford for providing Amazon gift cards for our winners!

All County Chorus

Congratulations to the following 5th Grade students who auditioned and were chosen to represent Scott Teays Elementary as All County Choristers.  The concert will take place on March 28th at Poca High School.  Way to sing, Tigers!

4th Grade Parents and Guardians-NAEP Testing

Information was sent home with your student this week informing you that Scott Teays will be participating in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on January 29, 2019.  This assessment is designed to help policymakers improve education.  If you do not wish for your child to participate in the assessment, please notify Mrs. Isaacs in writing prior to Friday, January 25, 2019.


FREE Putnam County Pre-K Programs for 2019-2020

Do you have a child who will turn 4 before July 1, 2019?  Beginning January 22, you may go to the Pre-K website at and click on the “parent” tab to start the registration process.  If you do not have internet at home, please visit your local branch library to use a computer. Librarians have been trained to assist with this process.  You may also visit the central office of Putnam County Schools at 9 Courthouse Drive, Winfield for assistance.  For more information, please contact (304)-586-0500 ext. 1133.


Community Support

Scott Teays believes in giving back to the community and is proud to have supported the following organizations through the holiday season:  The Winfield Food Pantry, Hurricane Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, Wayne State Police Detachment, Children’s Home Society, Putnam County Animal Shelter, and the 3664th SMC Maintenance Co. Eleanor, WV stationed in Kuwait. Thanks to all who donated and provided support!

Yearbook-To help our yearbook be the very best it can be, parents, grandparents, and family members can upload candid photo images for consideration in our yearbook (class parties, field trips, etc.)  You can upload images at and use the site access code UGPMUN.  The more kids in the photo the better!


Kroger Community Rewards-Simply shopping at Kroger is a great way to donate to our school.  Kroger has a program in which they donate to non-profit organizations through their Community Rewards program.  If you aren’t registered, simply download the Kroger app and search for Scott Teays Elementary or enter WP660 to begin donating to our school!


Lost and Found-Parents---Please label your child’s jackets with their first and last name so we can return them when found on the playground, etc.  Our lost and found overflows with lost coats, etc. each month.  We donate unclaimed items to charity.