WELCOME TO Wapello
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Wapello Elementary School! I want parents and students to know that this is a great place to grow and develop into lifelong learners. The faculty and staff at Wapello are committed to having high expectations, and whole-heartedly believe all students can achieve at high levels. Please know we will do everything possible to create a positive and productive learning environment for the students, we are so proud to serve. As principal, I am humbled and excited to have the opportunity to work in such a great community. I am confident students and parents will have a positive and effective educational and social experience at Wapello Elementary School.
Anthony Peterson, Principal
Wapello Elementary School
195 E. 350 N
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Office hours 11 a.m-1p.m.
New student registration will be April-May. Please call the school to register your student. Temporary office hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please leave a message if calling after hours.
Hello Wapello Families,
The purpose of this letter is to explain the Bingo Boards that were sent out this week. Hopefully by now you have received one either through the Bronco Bus Bites routes or by picking one up from the school. If you were not able to get one during Bronco Bus Bites you can still get one anytime by visiting the newspaper dispenser located at the front door of the school. The dispenser should be stocked with each grade level’s Bingo boards. These Bingo boards are the same for all elementary schools in District 55 and so you can also pick them up from the newspaper dispensers at any of the elementary schools. We have also made the Bingo Boards available on our school website, https://www.bfsdwapello.org.
Once you get the Bingo boards it is important that you understand the expectations associated with them. The whole purpose of moving away from the weekly packets to the Bingo Boards is to give parents and students more flexibility, give families more engaging ideas, reduce frequency of packet pickup, and hopefully minimize stress. We also wanted to give parents ideas that could be accomplished without technology and with minimal resources. You should have received one board for Math and one for English Language Arts.
On each Bingo board there is a list of activities that your child can do to show mastery or understanding of some of the concepts they would be learning if they were attending school this trimester. Having multiple choices to choose from should allow you the flexibility to choose what you want to cover and when you want to cover it. Many of the activities could be completed quickly or take more time depending on how much time you feel your child needs or how in-depth you want to go with that concept. We are asking that over the next month and half, or by the end of the school year, that you would help your child pass off 80% of the activities on each bingo card. For most cards, students should try to complete 20 of the 25 activities..
Your child’s teacher will continue to contact you at least once a week to provide support. They are willing to be in contact more often if needed. They are ready and willing to support you and your child in completing the Bingo board assignments. If you need additional help, teachers are available. Feel free to share your child’s progress with their teacher as much as you would like or are able. I know our teachers would love to see what your child is doing to pass off the various boxes. Teachers will also continue to provide additional learning opportunities for students based off of parent requests.
These Bingo boards will be used to give your child a pass or incomplete for this current trimester. When your child has completed the minimum number of activities we would ask that you send a picture or somehow notify the teacher that your child has completed their board.
Anthony Peterson, Principal