10/4 The Global Read Aloud Begins
10/7 International Walk to School Day (See article below)
10/9 Community Helper Day K-2nd Grade (Rain date 10/23)
10/12 School Improvement Plan 8:00am
10/16 Early Release Day 1:15pm
10/23 End of the 1st Quarter
10/30 School Spirit Day (Crazy Hair Day)
Thursday was our 2nd Annual Family Picnic. Thank you to all of the families who braved the rainy weather and came out. We know the students enjoyed playing with friends since they have been stuck indoors for so many days!
Lost and Found Reminder
Speaking of the rain, as students begin to bring jackets to school please take the time to label your child’s clothing in case it gets left outside. Lost and Found is located near the cafeteria on mobile rolling carts provided to the school from the WES PTA
First Quarter at Home STEM Challenge
We are looking forward to our First Quarter at home STEM Challenge. We are asking students to discover "What Can You Do With A Leaf?" Students should bring in their designs by the end of October. All designs will be displayed at school. More information went home in this past week's Tuesday Folder.
Global Read Aloud
This year all classrooms will be participating in The Global Read Aloud. The Global Read Aloud is an international program designed to promote reading. Students from around the world read the same books at the same time. Classrooms can participate in activities with students with the goal of making as many connections as possible. The program kicks off on October 4th. To learn more about The Global Read Aloud, please see: http://theglobalreadaloud.com.
K-1st grades will be participating in the Author Study on Amy Krause Rosenthal
2nd-3rd grades will be reading The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes
4th-5th grades will be reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
News from the WES PTA
Wonders Down Under - Australian Music & Stories
PTA-sponsored Cultural Arts school assembly
Wonders Down Under is an interactive multifaceted performance featuring Paul Taylor, taking place this Friday, October 9th for ALL grade levels. Students come away with a unique look at the wonderful Aussie character through an exciting blending of stories, songs, dance, painting, theatre and didgeridoo - drawing comparisons in American history and culture. Students will be introduced to the Aboriginal spiritual worldview, teaching us to pay attention, care for our water, care for our land, to care for our place wherever we may be.
Be sure to ask your child what didgeridoo is, or maybe even share a story from the Wonders Down Under? For more information, www.paultaylor.ws
Join International Walk to School Day – Oct 7th
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October. Join your classmates and walk to school on Wednesday, October 7th!
Families who live outside of the WES Walkzone are welcome to participate in any way they view as safe. The school's track is always open before school and available to any family who would like to "walk to school" that way. Please remember to be safe!
Correction – Oct 16th Early Release is at 1:15
Last week’s WES EE had early release listed at 1:45 PM but the correct time is 1:15 PM. Please make sure your calendars are marked a the right time.
Hospitality - Fall Snack
During the lunch periods on Wednesday October 14, 2015 we will provide various treats and beverages for the staff to celebrate Fall. We appreciate donations of all kinds to really make this a success!
Please be sure to have your donation to the front office by 10 a.m. on 10/14/15. Please label it with either the committee name "Hospitality" or one of the chairs "Heather Hurd" or "Yasi Langdale."
Community Helper Day
Please join us in providing light snacks for the men and women volunteering for community helper day on Friday October 9th for our Kindergarten and First Grade classes. The Cary Fire Dept, Cary Police, National Guard Truck, Animal Control, EMS and many more will be there to answer questions for the students. Please have the snacks to the front office by 8:15 a.m. on October 9th. Please label them Community Helper Day. Thank you for your support.
Box Tops Clipping Party
Volunteers Needed! We need help clipping box tops to submit and earn money for our school. If you are able to cut on a dotted line we need you! Please consider signing up to help on Tuesday October 6 from 10am-1pm- stay the whole time or even just an hour. It will be a fun way to meet other families at WES and to get involved with your child's school. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Please sign up on Sign Up Genius under Box Tops Clipping Party.