9/30 School Picture Day (Don't forget to send in payment)
10/1 2nd Annual Weatherstone Family Picnic 5:30-7:00pm (Rain or Shine)
10/4 The Global Read Aloud Begins
10/9 Community Helper Day K-2nd Grade (Rain date 10/23)
10/12 School Improvement Plan 8:00am
10/16 Early Release Day 1:45pm
10/23 End of the 1st Quarter
10/30 School Spirit Day (Crazy Hair Day)
2nd Annual Weatherstone Family Picnic
Save the date for the 2nd Annual Weatherstone Family Picnic on October 1st from 5:30-7:00pm. This is an informal family fun night where the school community of students, staff, and families come together to have fun. This year we will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of WES!
October School Wide STEM Challenge
We are very excited for our October School Wide STEM Challenge. In teams, students will be engineering a catapult designed to launch a candy corn the farthest distance. We need your support to make this happen. Please help by donating either a bag candy corn of a box of plastic spoons. Donations can be dropped off in the front office. To sign up to donate please use the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4aabae2c7-october
Thanks for your support!
First Quarter at Home STEM Challenge
Also, 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 will go home in this 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
October Volunteer Spotlight – Wendy Czika
Wendy has been volunteering at WES for the past 4 years! Wendy has 2 children at WES. Kyle is in 4th grade and Lily is in 2nd grade. Wendy served as the PTA Treasurer for 2 years, as a Room Parent 1 year, and has also volunteered for the Book Fair and Spring Carnival.
Wendy says, “I had no idea before being involved in the PTA how much and in how many different ways it supports our school! From clubs to classroom supplies to playground equipment… the PTA has a huge impact on making our wonderful school even better. It is very rewarding to be a part of that, and for my kids to see first-hand how volunteering can make a difference.”
Thank you, Wendy, for all your hard work and dedication at WES!
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.