4/20-5/4 Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) Nomination Window
4/29 School Spirit Day (Wear WES Apparel)
4/29 Talent Show 6pm
4/30 Grounds Clean-up day 10am-12pm
5/2-5/6 Teacher Appreciation Week Sponsored by the WES PTA
5/4 National Bike to School Day
5/9 School Improvement Plan Meeting 8am Media Center
5/11 Kindergarten Orientation for 2016-2017 4:30pm
5/26 Reading EOG for 3rd-5th Graders
5/27 Math EOG for 3rd-5th Graders
5/30 Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)
5/31 EOG Make-up Day
6/1 Science EOG for 5th Graders
6/3 Field Day
6/6 Field Day (Rain Date)
6/8 2nd Annual WES Book Swap
6/9 Last Day of School
6/9 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony 11am
6/9 K Recognition Ceremony 2pm
Single Subject Acceleration
The Single Subject Advancement nomination window will be open through May 2nd. This program allows students to who pass an assessment to advance in either Language Arts or Math the next school year. There are no exceptions to the process and all nominations and tests must be completed in the proper windows. The nomination form and information can be found on our here. Frequently asked questions can be found here including the impact on a student's schedule. Please email any questions to our AIG Teacher Donna Lubus firstname.lastname@example.org.
End of Grade (EOG) Testing Dates
Please note that the EOG testing dates have been added to the school calendar and are listed above. Students will need to arrive on-time each day of the tests. It is important to avoid scheduling any doctor or dentist appointments on these dates as we cannot guarantee a time that your child will be finish the assessment. Information in the NC EOGs can be found here. We will be in need of volunteer proctors and we will share the details and sign-up information in an upcoming EE.
News from the WES PTA
STEM Expo was aWESome!
A warm thanks to all the staff, parents, and PTA volunteers that made the STEM Expo a success this past weekend! It was fun to see everyone enjoying the hands on activities, and spending time together as a school community! We hope you had an amazing time!
Young Authors Mine for Gold at Weatherstone
During the past two weeks our 3rd grade students have been immersed into the world of an author. Weatherstone hosted local children's book author Kelly Starling Lyons as our writer-in-residence. Kelly is a writer and a teaching artist, helping children see the value in their own stories and giving them the tools to share their stores with an audience.
She taught third graders how to draft, revise and peer review a story about an event or circumstance in their own lives. Through writing and discussion, students learned how to infuse their stories with heart, meaning, cohesion, voice and sensory detail. Through lessons on revision, they gained skills in strengthening and polishing their stories and giving constructive feedback to peers. On the last day students participated in a 'writers celebration' sharing their individual creations.
Kelly also took our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders on an inspiring tour of her writing process from story idea to publication and shared how history inspired her children's books.
The writer-in-residence program and all of our cultural arts assemblies and events are brought to the students of Weatherstone by the PTA. Additional grant money is provided by the United Arts Council through their "Artists in Schools" program.
To see more about this program, http://www.unitedarts.org/new/news/2016/04/07/students-paint-pictures-with-words.1953233
Catherine Smith, PTA Volunteer, Cultural Arts Chair
Campus Cleanup/Litter Sweep
The Spring WES Campus Cleanup will be held Saturday, April 30th from 10am - 12 noon. All ages are welcome, rain or shine. We provide gloves, bags, and litter grabbers. No need to pre-register, just show up as a family.
Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6
The PTA would like to invite all students and parents to show our teachers and staff members how much they are appreciated throughout the week of May 2-6! Our teachers and staff are the heart of our school, so let’s celebrate how wonderful they are!