4/13 Volunteer Tea 8:30-10:30 Media Center
4/13 Class Photos
4/16 STEM Expo 10:00am-2:00pm
4/29 Talent Show & PTA meeting 6:00pm
4/30 Grounds Clean-up day 10am-12pm
Please make plans to join us for Weatherstone’s 4th Annual STEM Expo, this Saturday, April 16th from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. This will be a fun-filled day to explore Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) through fun and educational activities. They will be designed around STEM based themes with interactive exhibits with our WES staff and local organizations. We will also have food trucks, raffle baskets, and a silent auction.
If you pre-ordered a STEM Expo T-Shirt, it will be sent home as soon as they arrive at school.
Original Works Art Projects
This year Weatherstone is participating in the Original Works art fundraiser. Information packets are being sent home this week.
Students may use ANY artwork they have created (this year, or previous years) that is 8.5 x 11 inches, the same size as notebook/printer paper. Students can do this three different ways-
1. Choose a piece of work that they have created in Art that fits the size requirement- most art has been sent home already.
2. Create a piece of art at home.
3. Create a piece of art in the classroom.
For the second and third options, Mrs. Keen can provide the paper, if needed.
Please help your child’s teacher by providing him or her with clear directions for leaving school when there are changes to the normal routine. The easiest way to make sure that your child arrives home safety and on time is with a written note or email.
We ask that you keep your mode of transportation home as consistent as possible. We understand that changes do happen and we ask that they be called in to the office prior to 3:00pm. After that time it can be very difficult to reach teachers as they have many responsibilities at the end of the day.
Carpool families please utilize the entrance of the school near the media center for both the am and pm times. The bus loop should never be used to drop or pick up students during carpool times. Also, students should never be dropped off near the cafeteria to walk down the fire lane. This drop-off location is only used by our Special Transportation providers and preschool families and no other cars should drive down this lane.
Carpool students may be dropped off no sooner that 8:45am and should be in their classroom no later than 9:15am. If you and your child arrive after 9:15am, the student will need to be signed into the office by an adult. Carpool ends at approximately 4:10pm every day. If you arrive after this time you will need to come into the office and sign your child out. If families are consistently arriving late, a letter from the office is sent home and families are encouraged to sign up for an after-school program.
Please refer to our WES Handbook found here for a complete list of procedures.
News from the WES PTA
Volunteers Needed for STEM Expo!
Our STEM Expo will be this coming Saturday, and is a fun filled event for all of our WES families! In order for this event to be a success, we are in need of many volunteers! Please look at our sign up genius to see if you are able to help out with some of the volunteer needs for this school week, as well as the actual day of the event! Thank you in advance for your help! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0948a9a82d6-volunteers1
For Families Changing to White Oak Elementary
The Wake County PTA Council will be having a PTA formation meeting on Tuesday, April 26th at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Highcroft Elementary. If your kids will be attending White Oak Elementary, please visit the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WhiteOakPTA . PTA’s can make a huge impact to a school’s success because of the combined efforts of wonderful members and volunteers. Please consider helping the White Oak Elementary PTA start off the year ready to make a difference for all the staff and students!
We Want You…to serve on Weatherstone PTA BOARD!
Please consider this opportunity to stay connected, advise parents on issues and opportunities that may benefit the School, work together with other volunteers, and to advocate for the needs and interests of our student/teacher community. Consider a position on the PTA - we strive to have representation from all grade levels and cultures.
Our PTA plays an important role in the life of the students at Weatherstone. The PTA is plans and coordinates STEM Expo, International Night, cultural arts assemblies, running club, agendas for 3-5th graders, Reflections Arts Program, hospitality luncheons for the teachers, school fundraisers to earn funds, spending of funds for campus improvements and so much more (check out our website at http://www.weatherstonepta.com).
Board Nominations are now open. We are currently seeking to fill the vacancies for next school year - for PTA President and Vice President for the May election. 2nd term candidates fare returning for the positions of Secretary and Treasurer, but we can accept additional candidates. We need you to fill these positions or the PTA will not be allowed to function. To learn more, please contact Catherine Smith, PTA Volunteer/2015 Nominating Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Weatherstone Welcomes Writer-in-residence - Kelly Starling Lyons
Over the next 2 weeks, April 11th-21st, Weatherstone will host book author Kelly Starling Lyons, as our writer-in-residence. Kelly Starling Lyons is a writer and a teaching artist, helping children see the value in their own stories and giving them the tools to share their stores with an audience.
She will be working with the third graders to draft, revise and peer review a story about an event or circumstance that challenged them in some way. Through writing and discussion, students learn how to infuse their stories with heart, meaning, cohesion, voice and sensory detail. Through lessons on revision, they gain skills in strengthening and polishing their stories and giving constructive feedback to peers. The last day features readings and a celebration of the story each has written. In addition, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will also be introduced to the writing process by attending her multi-media performance.
The writer-in-residence program is brought to you by the PTA, Cultural Arts Program. Additional grants from the United Arts Council whose ongoing commitment help bring arts to the community.
If you are interested in purchasing her books at discounted rate, please complete the pre-order form before April 19th.
PTA Volunteer | Cultural Arts Chair