Hello, My name is Teresa White and this is my 34th year as an educator, my 22 at Bells Ferry. I taught kindergarten and first grade before becoming a library teacher. I earned my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education at Southeastern University in Lakeland,Florida. I also have a Masters Degree in Education and a Specialist Degree in Media and Instructional Technology from West Georgia. I am a native of Georgia. My husband and I have been married 36 years and have two married children and 1 grandchild. We recently adopted a new dog, Pecan Sandi (named for my favorite cookie) from Mostly Mutts. I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy cooking, reading, volunteering, and I am a “foodie” so trying out new restaurants is on my list of fun activities.
Hello, My name is Chris Susskind and this is my 5th year at Bells Ferry. I graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Government. After graduation, I was commissioned a second Lieutenant in the USAF. I served for 8 ½ years as an Intelligence Officer. When I left the Air Force I started a career in the Human Resources field. I worked in that field for 13 years before deciding to stay at home with my daughter. When my daughter was a senior in HS I decided to re-enter the workforce. I was very fortunate to land my dream job – working in the library at Bells Ferry Elementary School! I grew up a dependent in a military family so I have lived all over the world. I moved to Georgia with my family 21 years ago. My husband and I have been married for 23 years. We have a daughter who is a senior at UGA and 2 rescue dogs at home. In my spare time I like to read, play tennis and volunteer at Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue.
SUMMER READING ROCKS! Congratulations to our amazing Bandit Readers who tracked their summer reading and participated in our Reading Rocks celebration. We are so proud of you all!
What is the Book Swap?
It is an event where students can bring in paper and/or hardback books they are no longer reading and exchange them for different books brought in by other students. The students’ selection of these “new” titles relies solely on the collection of books brought in for the Book Swap. Participation is a purely voluntary activity for anyone in grades K-5. The Book Swap is held in the media center. Books should be age appropriate for the reading level of elementary students. Please no board books. Those titles not meeting swapping standards are not accepted. Students can start bringing in books on Thursday, April 19. .
The book fair will open for students on Monday, March 5 at 7:30 AM. We will be open Monday – Wednesday from 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM. On Thursday March 8, we will remain open until 6:00 PM so that you can visit before the first grade program.
Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2. We will be celebrating that special day all week after the break by having special dress-up days each day. They are:
Monday, February 26 – Fox n’Socks – Wear silly or mismatched socks.
Tuesday, February 27 – Green eggs and ham – Wear the color green
Wednesday, February 28 – Wacky Wednesday – Wear your shirt inside out or backwards
Thursday, March 1 – Oh the places you’ll go – Wear your favorite college shirt
Friday, March 2 – Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – Dress as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.
Sprayberry students will be at Bells Ferry to help us promote reading.
This week we discussed the book The Grinch who stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. Did you know the book was first published in 1957 and that in the book the Grinch was black and white with pink eyes. We looked at the changes that have happen to the Grinch over the last 60 years. We compared the animated versions as well as the live version and discussed the differences in special effects. We completed our time together by playing Grinch Bingo.
Bells Ferry Elementary was proud to recognize our local veterans with a ceremony which
started in the media center with songs by our chorus and readings by our student leaders.
We honored our very own Mrs. Chris Susskind, media paraprofessional and veteran of the United States Air Force with a book presentation. We concluded our event in the parking lot where all of our students participated with song and flag waving.It was a moving occasion for all those involved. Thank you Sprayberry Jr ROTC color guard.