4/21 Boosterthon Pep Rally
4/22 Community Helper Day (K and 1st Grades)
4/24 School Spirit Day (Super Hero Day)
4/24 Community Helper Day (K and 1st Grades) (Rain date)
4/24 Single Subject Acceleration Nomination Window Closes
4/25 Campus Cleanup Day (9:00am-12:00pm)
4/30 Boosterthon Fun Run
5/2 Campus Cleanup Day (9:00am-12:00pm) (Rain date)
5/8 Talent Show 6:00pm
5/14 Kindergarten Orientation for 2015-16 4:45-5:45pm
5/20 EOG Reading 3rd-5th grades
5/21 EOG Math 3rd-5th grades
5/25 No School
5/27 EOG Science 5th grade
5/28 Night of the Arts (Chorus performance)/PTA Elections 6:00pm
5/29 Field Day
6/3 Field Day (Rain date)
6/4 Book Swap for Summer Reading
6/5 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony 11:00am
6/8 Last Day of School/Report Cards Go Home
Single Subject Acceleration Nomination Window is Now Open
The Single Subject Advancement nomination window will be open through Friday. This program allows students to who pass an assessment to advance in either Language Arts or Math one grade level the next school year. The nomination form is attached and information can be found at http://wakeacceleration.weebly.com/. Please email any questions to our AIG Teacher Donna Lubus email@example.com.
WES Summer Camp
Each summer Weatherstone sponsors an 8 week summer camp full of fun! The camp is run by some of the same staff that organize the Before and After School Program at the school. Students take daily field trips including bowling, swimming, playing at local parks, museums, and much more. There are weekly themes such as sports, STEM activities and even a local martial arts studio comes to visit. The cost of the camp is only $145 a week and includes every field trip with the exception of the $1 movie days and lunch. Camp runs daily from 7:00am to 6:00pm.
Please visit our website for more information. Reserve your spot soon. UPDATE (The 1st two weeks of camp now have a waitlist! Spots are filling quickly for the rest of the summer.)
Community Helper Day
Our 13th Annual Community Helper Day is this coming Wednesday the 22nd from 9:30am to Noon. All of our Kindergarten and First grade classes will get to visit and see up close the work vehicles from the Cary fire dept., Cary police, EMS, Animal Control, National Guard, Town of Cary solid waste truck, a backhoe, a dump truck and a Jet Vac truck.
This means there will be no parking of vehicles allowed in the drop off circle on Wednesday the 22nd. After drop off time concludes no vehicles will be allowed access into the circle to allow for our guests to be able to park and display their vehicles.
School Spirit Day
This Friday is School Spirit Day. Students are encouraged to dress as a Super Hero. Not a fan of any specific super hero? MAKE UP YOUR OWN!! Think of all of the best qualities a super hero should possess and get creative!!!
Morning Carpool Reminders
Parents please note the carpool reminders below that can be found in the WES Handbook on our website. We have had a few instances of students being dropped off away from the curb and walking between cars lately. This is very dangerous.
1. Cars transporting students should enter the car pool lane from Olde Weatherstone Way nearest Castalia.
2. Please remain in single file along the curb while waiting to deliver students.
3. Do not park in the car pool lane and leave your car unattended. Continue the single file and leave by following the car loop exit.
4. In the event you need to enter the building, please pull out of the pick up lane and park in the designated areas. AT NO TIME SHOULD YOUR CAR BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN THE CAR POOL LANE.
5. Students arriving after 9:15 should report to the office to receive an admissions slip.
6. DO NOT drop students off prior to the BELL at 8:45.
Campus Clean Up Day
Please join us for this Saturday from 9-12 for a family friendly event to clean up & beautify our campus! We will be picking up trash through the Town of Cary SPRUCE program (reachers, trash bags, and safety vests will be provided). We’ll also work on improving some garden areas and clean up debris from the front sidewalks and paved areas. See the attached flyer for more information.
Congratulations to our 2015 Science Olympiad Team
Weatherstone Elementary competed in its second Science Olympiad Tournament last weekend. Our students represented our school wonderfully with many 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes. This year our school also was chosen for the Science Olympiad Spirit Award. This award is given to only one school who displays teamwork, perseverance, and good sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Way to go WES Students! 4th and 5th graders next year will have a chance to participate. Thank you to 5th Grade teacher Ann Douds, for organizing the team this year, and to all of the parents who helped coach.
News from the WES PTA
OUR BOOSTERTHON FUNDRAISER KICKS-OFF THIS WEEK!
Why Boosterthon? The Boosterthon Fun Run program is a healthy alternative to traditional product sales that raises much-needed funds for our school and over 1400 other schools across America this year. The nine-day program also promotes FITNESS, LEADERSHIP, and CHARACTERduring the fun-filled experience. PLUS, EVERY STUDENT IS INCLUDED whether he or she participates financially or not.
Our school would have to pay thousands of extra dollars to receive around 7000 communication pieces, an interactive character and fitness program, the expert Boosterthon support team, and many more printed resources. Normal fundraisers do not offer this level of service, profitability, fun, AND include every student. Because of all this value, we’re excited to host the Boosterthon Fun Run this year!
This year’s character theme is ROCK’N TOWN LIVE!, a music festival theme all about COMMUNITY. Students will learn five ways they can make their community rock! Feel free to attend the pep rally on Tuesday, April 21st in the gym.
Pep Rally times are as follows:
3rd – 5th grade – 2:00 PM - 2:35 PM
K - 2nd grade – 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Don’t miss the FUN RUN on Thursday, April 30 which will be held on the fields by the track.
Fun Run times are as follows:
K-1st grade - 9:50 AM – 10:50 AM
2nd-3rd grade - 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
4th-5th grade - 12:10 PM – 1:10 PM
DON’T FORGET: We Need Your Help so SIGN UP TODAY!
Just Click Yes, I can help! Or go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4dabad283-boosterthon
Thank you so much for supporting our school! For more information, please contact our PTA Volunteer Chairperson – Catherine Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or Boosterthon Leader, Chrisr@boosterthon.com
PTA Nominations for 2015-2016
Thank you for your dedication to the teachers and students at Weatherstone Elementary this year! The PTA is seeking volunteers like you for our next school year. Open volunteer opportunities are listed below and in the attached flyer. If you would like additional details, please contact Erika at email@example.com or Tanya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following positions will be elected during our next general PTA meeting May 28th. All of the elected positions are on the board of directors and would meet monthly. Current candidates are listed.
The President presides at board and general meetings, signs all contracts, coordinates the work of the officers, the board, and committees, and performs duties as required in the bylaws or as assigned by the board of directors.
Candidate: Erika Haidar
Vice President :
The Vice President assists the president with duties, and is first in line for the presidency if vacated
Candidate: Michael Welke
Vice President of Academic Programs:
Leads academic program opportunities and works closely with the chairs of Campus Improvements, Garden Team, Reflections, and Cultural Arts.
Candidate: Caroline Bowman
Vice President of Fundraising: Fundraising is vital to the success of our PTA as it provides us the financing to carry out our work. The Fundraising VP works closely with the chairs of the following: Book fair, Boosterthon, Box Tops, Family Nights, Coupon books, spirit wear, Silent Auction, School Store, and grocery store/Target rewards.
Vice President of Membership:
The Membership VP leads membership drives throughout the school year, with the busiest time being the months surrounding the start of school. The Membership VP is in charge of the PTA’s roster, uploads info to the NCPTA website, and will be the main point of contact for the Student Directory and Welcoming Committee chairs.
Candidate: Alisha Workman
Vice President of Parent Involvement:
Many hands make light work! Volunteers do incredible amounts of work and make a huge impact in what we are able to accomplish as a PTA. Our Parent Involvement VP will recruit volunteers throughout the year and works closely with the following committee chairs: Campus Clean Up Day, Community Helper Day, Field Day, Fifth Grade Activities, Hospitality, Lost and Found, Media Center, Nominating Committee, and our yearbook.
Vice President of STEM:
Our STEM VP works closely with the school administration on ways to enhance STEM learning opportunities throughout the school year and during STEM Fridays. They are responsible for the complete planning of our STEM Expo which is held in the spring of each year, and will reach out to multiple STEM groups and professionals throughout the year.
Candidate: Sarah Ericksen
The Secretary is responsible for keeping all the important documents of the PTA such as the roster, insurance policies, contracts, minutes, audit reports, and tax returns. The secretary takes minutes of all meetings, gets them to the board promptly, and is responsible for maintaining the PTA calendar. Secretary records need to be neatly organized and ready to view at all times.
Are you organized and comfortable with numbers? Please consider being our Treasurer! The Treasurer deposits funds and writes checks for PTA expenses. They maintain all our financial records of income and expenses in Quickbooks (user-friendly software) and meet with the audit committee for a monthly review of bank statements. They present a financial report of income and expenses at each board and general meeting, pay dues to the NCPTA, prepare a year-end financial report, file all tax forms and reports. This is a very important position for our PTA! If you would like more in depth information regarding the duties involved, please contact our current Treasurer, Wendy at email@example.com .