8/31 Kindergarten Social 9:00am (This is a welcome meeting for a Kindergarten Parents)
9/4 Early Release Day (Dismissal at 1:15pm)
9/7 Labor Day No School
9/9 PTA General Membership Meeting 9:30-10:30am
9/14 School Improvement Committee Meeting 8:00am
9/15 Open House House for K-2nd 6:00-7:00pm
9/17 Open House for 3rd-5th Grades 6:00-7:00pm
Welcome to the Explorer Express
This is a weekly newsletter written in collaboration with the WES PTA. Each week you will find quick updates and information for upcoming school events. Directions for subscribing additional email addresses (or removal instructions) can be found here.
These emails are also posted weekly on our Explorer Blog along with a transcript of the Phone Messages that Mr. Chadwick sends out.
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Join the WES PTA
The Weatherstone PTA needs you! (And we need the WES PTA!) Please take a few minutes this week to Join the WES PTA. They not only provide significant financial support for our school but they also support us in many other ways. Membership forms were sent home from the school at Meet the Teacher or you can sign up online here on their website.
There will be a General Membership meeting on 9/9 at 9:30am in the Media Center. Please come to learn more about the PTA and what you can do to support our school.
Tomorrow will be our first full day with all of our kindergarten students. Kindergarten parents are welcome to join us tomorrow morning after they drop off their child. The kindergarten social take place in the cafeteria. It will begin at 9 o'clock.
Early Release Day Reminders
This Friday is our first of six early release days for this school year. We will dismiss at 1:15 PM. Please note the Weatherstone after school program offers a special program for families just needing coverage on the six early release days. Please speak with either Mr. Mulford or Mrs. Kazanjian for further information. It is very important that you communicate with your child's teacher how your child is going home on early release days. We appreciate parents picking up their children on time from carpool on the early release days so that staff can start right away in their professional development. Also, remember that there is no school on Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.
Arrival and Dismissal Review
Parents thank you for all of your patience and understanding the first week of school as we continue to practice and improve on our arrival and dismissal procedures. Parents of students that ride the bus please continue to be patient as stops are being added and routes are adjusted. In fact tomorrow morning route nine has been split. Letters went home with students on Thursday and Friday and updated routes 9 and 13 can be found on the WCPSS website. Carpool families are reminded to follow all of the procedures listed on the back of the carpool tags. Please note that no students are dismissed from the front office after 3:30 so that we can make sure all students are dismissed safely.
News from the WES PTA
Time for GoPlaySave!
Get ready for our first big fundraiser of the year that will help your family save tons of money while having fun dining out and creating memories in the Triangle! GoPlaySave has over $10,000 in local savings to amazing restaurants, services, and fun places for families! Our GoPlaySave-Citipass coupon book fundraiser begins Tuesday, September 8th. Make sure to look for the fundraising packet in your child’s backpack! You can also click on our custom school link to pay for the paper book sent home with a credit card, or purchase the mobile book to use coupons on your smartphone. This link is now live if you would like to preorder and/or forward to friends and family before our start date in August.
Go to www.goplaysavetriangle.com/store/WES2016. Forward this link to friends, co-workers, and family to help raise money for our school! The books and mobile book sells for $30, and our school will earn $15 per book sold. This is a great way to help our PTA raise money that we can use in all of the classrooms and to help fund school activities throughout the year!
“Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214 or 888-830-4989 for NC Residents”
Join the Hospitality Team
The Hospitality team is looking for a few good volunteers! Our goals are to create events that make the teachers and staff feel valued and appreciated while also building relationships with community members to offset the cost of these events. If this sounds like something you are interested in please join us on 9/22/15 at 930 at the Panera Bread off of Cary Parkway. If you can't make that date please feel free to email either of the chairs, Yasi Langdale firstname.lastname@example.org, or Heather Hurd email@example.com