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    Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007862 Weinberg ElementaryPayton Kornos - (2019-2020)  Congratulations to Weinberg second grader Payton Kornos from Mrs. Cami Smith's class who was named an October 2019 Gilbert Town Council Student Citizenship honoree!  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007855 Weinberg ElementaryMatt Pitts - (2019-2020)  Weinberg music teacher Matt Pitts was selected to present at the 2020 Arizona Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference to be held in January 2020. He will present on "Popular Media With Orff Schulwerk." Orff Schulwerk music and movement pedagogy contributes to development of the individual far beyond specific skills and understandings in the arts. These skills and procedures have a wider application and value in several areas: Intellectual, Social, Emotional, and Aesthetic. Pictured: Mr. Pitts serenades the students at dismissal as they walk to the buses.  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007689 Weinberg ElementaryCEF Grant Winners - (2019-2020)  Weinberg Elementary teachers were awarded EIGHT Cash for Classroom grants from Chandler Education Foundation (CEF). The grants will bring exciting and educational programs and materials to our students. The grants will fund Scholastic News, musical instruments, technology lessons, fractured fairy tales and more! A big THANK YOU to CEF and all the families who donated to the Cash for Classrooms fundraising efforts.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007669 Weinberg ElementaryLisa Fink - (2019-2020)  Congratulations to Mrs. Lisa Fink, Weinberg multi-age teacher, who was named Teacher of the Month for September by the Sun Lakes Rotary Club. To quote from her nomination letter, "Without fail, she is always willing to lend a hand, an idea, or just a listening ear."  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007670 Weinberg ElementaryLizzie - (2019-2020)  Lizzie, one of Weinberg's D.I.G.S. (Dogs in Grade Schools) assist dogs knows how to play BINGO! She pulls the bingo ball, and the students use their reading skills to mark their game boards.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007688 Weinberg ElementaryFeed My Starving Children project - (2019-2020)  Weinberg student council had a service learning project at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). FMSC collects donations to fund the meal ingredients. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved!  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007335 Weinberg ElementaryWeinberg First Graders - (2019-2020)  Weinberg first graders in Mrs. Shannon Van De Beuken's class have a class motto for the school year: The more we read, the smarter we get!  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007329 Weinberg ElementaryScooterpie and New Students - (2019-2020)  New Weinberg Wranglers, Pierson and Alayna Park, are greeted by DIGS therapy dog, Scooterpie, on their first day at Weinberg.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007326 Weinberg ElementaryScooterpie - (2019-2020)  Weinberg's new therapy dog, Scooterpie, meets one of our students! Scooterpie and Weinberg participate in DIGS (Dogs In Grade Schools) Therapy Dog Program. DIGS - Dogs in Grade Schools Facebook page 
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007327 Weinberg ElementaryWeinberg First Graders - (2019-2020)  Weinberg first graders are happy to be back together again.  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007234 Weinberg ElementaryHailey Green - (2018-2019)  Hailey Green of Miss Kilea Thomas's 5th grade class was honored as an April 2019 Town of Gilbert Student of the Month.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007216 Weinberg ElementaryLiteracy Day - (2018-2019)  Weinberg held our first Literacy Day on Monday, May 13. Families and the community were invited to enjoy a variety of literacy based activities.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007199 Weinberg ElementaryMathleague Team - (2018-2019)  Congratulations to Weinberg students Sawyer Alvarado, Gabe Pusz, and Connor Leavy who participated in Mathleague's state level competition and did a remarkable job. Sawyer and Gabe will be representing Chandler Unified at the national competition on June 15th at Texas A & M. Go, Wranglers!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007251 Weinberg ElementaryDiana Perez - (2018-2019)  The Chandler Chamber of Commerce surprised noontime aide Diana Perez on Friday, May 10 with the Support Staff of the Year award. She will be recognized at an awards dinner on May 31 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino.  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A007183 Weinberg Elementary5th graders - (2018-2019)  Weinberg 5th graders in Miss Christina Muller's class modeled the eight phases of the moon with Oreo cookies.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006968 Weinberg ElementaryWeinberg Detectives - (2018-2019)  Weinberg Elementary third graders in Juli Harpole's class were "Secret Agent Detectives" for testing. They created "clue" briefcases to help them remember how to find the clues in the AzMERIT test!  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006369 Weinberg ElementaryEliza Heap - (2018-2019)  Congratulations to Weinberg 4th grader Eliza Heap from Mrs. Zylstra's class who was recognized as a January 2019 Student Citizen of the Month by Gilbert Mayor, Jenn Daniels.  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006228 Weinberg ElementaryWeinberg Band Students - (2018-2019)  Weinberg students Braden Martineau and Sophie Myers auditioned and were selected for the CUSD Elementary Honor Band! Sophie had the second highest score on bass clarinet, and Braden had the highest on tenor saxophone! Way to go, Wranglers!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006264 Weinberg ElementaryHot Lava game - (2018-2019)  Kati Barrera and Karen Schwalenberg's 6th grade classes at Weinberg recently played a game of "Hot Lava." Hot Lava is a team building activity with an emphasis on communication. The object is to get their entire team across the lava field without burning up! The only way to get across is to use the special "lava-proof paper" provided. Students were in teams of 6 to 7 and provided with 8 pieces of paper. If anyone stepped off of the paper, the entire team had to start over.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006227 Weinberg ElementarySubterranean Irrigated Planters - (2018-2019)  Students in 3rd grade at Weinberg are creating SIP gardens (Subterranean Irrigated Planters). They are recycling plastic water bottles to hold and release water under the soil. They added tomatoes, basil, and other herbs they've been growing inside their classroom under lights for the last 2 months. This project was made possible by a grant from Chandler Education Foundation Cash for Classrooms campaign. It's exciting to learn where our food comes from, what plants need and what they give, how they fit into our environment, and how we can be good stewards of our Earth. They will continue studying plants using microscopes and monitoring them in our school's greenhouse.  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006251 Weinberg Elementary101st Day of School Celebration - (2018-2019)  Weinberg staff didn't want the fun of the 100th day of school to end, so they celebrated the 101st day by dressing as the 101 Dalmatians. They even had a Cruella de Vil (kindergarten teacher, Jessica Murphy).  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006225 Weinberg ElementaryRegional Mathleague Competition - (2018-2019)  In December, Weinberg students traveled to Casa Grande to compete in the regional Mathleague competition. They did a great job with several winners in individual categories in grades 3, 4 and 6. Weinberg placed 2nd overall! Way to go, Wranglers!! Photo Album - Weinberg at Mathleague Competition 
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006054 Weinberg ElementaryMrs. Jessica Johnson - (2018-2019)  Weinberg 1st grade teacher, Jessica Johnson, was nominated for the Sun Lakes Rotary Club Teacher of the Month. Congratulations, Jessica!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006051 Weinberg ElementaryHoliday traditions - (2018-2019)  Mrs. Ryskamp's class worked on a unit regarding different holiday traditions. They talked about piñatas, and the students made their own piñata using tissue paper. They also watched a video of children breaking piñatas and singing traditional holiday songs.  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A006053 Weinberg ElementaryWeinberg's Girl Scout Troop 1248 - (2018-2019)  Weinberg's Girl Scout Troop 1248 volunteered at the Chandler CARE center where 400 families were served Thanksgiving meals. We're so proud of our Wranglers!  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005992 Weinberg ElementaryMrs. Zylstra (4th grade) and Mrs. Van De Beuken's (1st grade) classes - (2018-2019)  Students from Mrs. Zylstra (4th grade) and Mrs. Van De Beuken's (1st grade) classes had so much fun with their buddy classes! They did a STEM project to launch candy pumpkins using only popsicle sticks and rubber bands. Their ideas were very creative and successful!  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005989 Weinberg ElementaryMr. Ball's sixth grade students - (2018-2019)  Mr. Ball's 6th graders were given the challenge of building a geodesic dome using struts made from rolled-up newspaper and determining the strength-to-weight ratio of the resulting dome. They tested their design by stacking textbooks on their domes to see how much weight they could support.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005990 Weinberg ElementaryWeinberg Kindergarten - (2018-2019)  During the week of October 25, kindergarten celebrated the 50th day of school by dressing up in 50s style clothing. Thanks to our fabulous kindergarten team for putting this together. (Pictured left to right: Mrs. Perea, Mrs. Murphy, Miss Burrell, Ms. Willey and Mrs. Pingel.)  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005991 Weinberg ElementaryField trip to the Sonoran Desert Museum - (2018-2019)  Weinberg 4th graders took a fun and educational field trip to the Sonoran Desert Museum.  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005821 Weinberg ElementaryWeinberg Elementary students and PTO - (2018-2019)  Weinberg Elementary students participated in their Bubble Fun Run, a fund-raising effort organized by our fabulous PTO. Weinberg students raised almost $39,000! The money raised will be used for purchasing Computers on Wheels (COWS) and picnic tables for our courtyards.  
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    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005853 Weinberg ElementaryWeinberg Tech Class - (2018-2019)  Weinberg Elementary students in Nasreen Wahid's technology class had a great time opening and seeing what the inside of computer looks like. Learning is so much more fun and meaningful when students can collaborate, experiment, test and examine things.  
    Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Weinberg Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A005815 Weinberg ElementaryMrs. Pingel's kindergarten class - (2018-2019)  Mrs. Mathew enjoyed a picnic lunch with Ms. Pingel's kindergarten class. The class earned this by raising money for the annual Fun Run fundraiser. There are many more classes that will be eating with Mrs. Mathew, and she is so looking forward to the very interesting conversations with the students. Weinberg staff is very thankful for the community's help in raising funds for our school.  
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