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)
6/7 2nd Annual WES Book Swap
6/9 Last Day of School
6/9 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony 11am
6/9 K Recognition Ceremony 2pm
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.
Art Room Needs Grocery Bags
Mrs. Keen has asked for donations of brown paper grocery bags for the art room. These bags are great for students to bring home their projects. The bags can be brought directly to the art room.
News from the WES PTA
Weatherstone Elementary’s Night of Star Volunteer - Gurmit Rai
This past Thursday, Gurmit Rai was celebrated as Weatherstone Elementary PTA’s “Night of Stars” honoree. Gurmit was last year’s Fundraising VP, and this year she chaired our book fair, Schoolkidz, Family Fun Night at Jellybeans, and volunteered in many other ways! Her dedication and hard work makes her our fabulous and shining star! Thank you for all you do, Gurmit, and congratulations again!
School of Excellence
We are in the process of applying for recognition with the National PTA School of Excellence program. Throughout the year we have been focusing on ways to engage families and strengthening our school community! We need your help for this part of the application process! Please visit one of the following links to fill out a short survey by May27th. Results will be used in our final application. Thank you for your support and your help!
In English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gUAvvwBONQ-PZGGaQinhCGDJO-r8-YALigUp-6NzTu8/viewform
In Spanish: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13YqtHr66u3jxJ1RQ7zgQijMYopm58eb4qvZYPUmmga8/viewform
Elected PTA Officers for 2016-2017
Please welcome our new officers! Carin Scott - President, Tracy Carter - VP (will be appointed next board meeting), Dana Hancock- Treasurer, & Brandi Hale - Secretary. The current officers & board members will complete their terms June 30th, and the new team will start July 1st! Thank you for volunteering!
Field Day Volunteers
There are still a few volunteers spots that need to be filled for Field Day! Please consider volunteering and help all the kids of Weatherstone Elementary have a super fun day! Visit our sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fafab2ba20-wesfield
We will be collecting books for our second annual Weatherstone Book Swap! Please bring a gently used book that you would like to swap to your classroom. Students are encouraged to bring books appropriate for their grade level (i.e. 3rd grade students bring 3rd grade books). We respectfully request no faith books, preschool picture books, or adult reading material. The Book Swap will take place in the gymnasium during school hours on Tuesday, June 7th. Every student that donates a book in our book swap will receive a “new” gently used book in exchange, up to five (5) books. For more information, please see the attachment.
Open PTA Chair positions
The PTA depends on many fabulous volunteers to make a difference for the staff and students of Weatherstone Elementary School. Please consider joining our fabulous team! Unless otherwise stated, for questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The following positions are open and are in need of a chair or co-chairs to lead:
Advocacy - The goal of the local PTA advocacy committee chair is to inform the membership about education issues and North Carolina PTA legislative goals. This will be done through communication and keeping members aware of issues. The advocacy chair would also work with our currently existing Health & Wellness Committee. For more information about NCPTA advocacy, please visit http://ncpta.org/index.php/advocacy/
Box Tops- Did you know that each school can earn up to $20,000 each year through the Box Tops program? We are seeking a chair to manage and coordinate our Box Tops spring and fall submissions. Over the last two years we have had box tops clipping socials to help with the preparation of these submissions (they have to be bundled and expiration dates checked), but all ideas are welcome! For Box Tops FAQ, please visit here: http://www.boxtops4education.com/about/FAQ
Cultural Arts Co-chair/Trainee - We are seeking a co-chair/trainee that will be trained to lead the 2017-2018 school year. The Artists in Schools program is a partnership between the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, WCPSS, and local schools. For more than 30 years, the AIS program has placed professional artists in public, private, and charter schools in Wake County. These artists and arts organizations work as creative educational resources with faculty students, and cultural arts representatives to implement curriculum-based arts in education programs. We have had many exciting artists visit Weatherstone Elementary through this program, so it is a wonderful way to help engage and expose the kids to many forms of art! For more information, please contact Catherine at email@example.com.
Membership- The membership chair will be responsible for building our PTA membership base at the start of the school year with a theme, membership drive for parents & staff, and they will be responsible for entering membership info into the NCPTA database, printing/distributing membership cards, as well as keeping a current roster. Because membership dues are involved, writing up membership deposits for the Treasurer are required, and these need to be done on campus often during the first few months of school. This position would be best for a stay at home parent or someone with flex time because writing deposits could potentially take time.
Reflections - The PTA Reflections Art Program encourages creativity and lifelong learning while offering recognition for artistic endeavors in a specific theme in the following categories: dance, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. The chair will provide information about the Reflections program, lead the submission process for Weatherstone Elementary school, and will help plan a celebration at the end. If you love promoting the arts, this would be a perfect position for you! http://ncpta.org/index.php/programs/reflections-arts-program/
Website - Our PTA website is currently using WordPress. Our website chair would be responsible for keeping information current based on feedback from all the chairs on the PTA board.
Yearbook- Responsibilities include taking candid pictures for yearbook at school activities as well as designing yearbook with the help of the local Jostens rep. Individual class pictures are taken by Strawbridge. Order forms will need to be distributed and money collected. For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCPTA is excited to announce our partnership with Carowinds for the 2016 season. PTA members will be able to purchase discounted tickets for only $41 per ticket. Each ticket purchased through the link will also benefit NCPTA programs. Visit this special Carowinds Link https://cf-ca.secure.accesso.com/embed/login.php?m=10866&emerchant_id=110 and use the following:
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NCPTA is excited to announce our continued partnership with Kings Dominion for the 2016 season. PTA members will be able to purchase discounted tickets for only $41 per ticket. Visit Kings Dominion and use KDNCPTA for username and password to get discounted admission. Each ticket purchased through the link will also benefit NCPTA Programs.