6/7 2nd Annual WES Book Swap
6/9 Last Day of School
6/9 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony 11am
6/9 K Recognition Ceremony 2pm
6/9 Report Cards
6/9 Medication Pick ups
6/10 Teacher Workday & Medication Pick ups
6/13 Teacher Workday & Medication Pick ups
Field Day Thank You
A big thank you to all of our families and volunteers for a very successful Field Day on Friday! Coaches Mulford and Pearce outdid themselves again.
Report Card/mClass Results/EOG Scores
Students will receive their 4th quarter report cards on Thursday as well as the EOY mClass results and preliminary EOG scores for 3rd-5th graders. Please note that if your child is absent on Thursday for any reason, you can pick up his or her report card in the main office starting Friday.
Any students with medications stored at school must have a parent pick them up. They can be picked up in the office on Thursday, Friday or Monday. Please contact Ms. Jackie in the front office if you have any questions.
5th Grade and K Recognition Ceremonies
Our 5th grade and Kindergarten recognition ceremonies will take place this Thursday. Please plan ahead for parking. The 5th grade program begins at 11am and the Kindergarten one begins at 2pm. We ask that you carpool with families as much as possible.
Explorer Express Notice
Families please note that the EE email newsletter will have one final update later this week to end the year and a few reminders during the summer for information for next year. Around July 1st we will remove all emails from this distribution list and upload the email addresses on file for families registered for next year. Directions for entering additional addresses will be sent shared then.
News from the WES PTA
June Spotlight Volunteer - Kayte Thomas
by Tanya West
This is Kayte’s first year at WES. Kayte has a daughter in 4th grade and a son in 3rd grade. Kayte tries to help out with as many classroom activities as she is able to. Kayte was this year’s International Festival Chair. “It was really wonderful working with all of the families and coordinating an event to celebrate diversity. We have such a great group here and it was exciting to learn about everyone’s cultures. I hope that next year, even more families will participate!” Kayte says, “Volunteering is important because it builds a strong sense of community and provides encouragement for the next generation to give their time and talent as well.”
Thank you, Kayte, for all your hard work at WES!
Field Day was Fantastic!!!
The kids had an amazing time at Field Day! A huge amount of thanks to Mr. Mulford, Mr. Pearce, and TJ Cawley for all the planning involved, as well as to the many fabulous volunteers that made Field Day at WES so much fun for the kids! They had a blast!
School of Excellence
We are in the process of applying for recognition with the National PTA School of Excellence program. Throughout the year we have been focusing on ways to engage families and strengthening our school community! We need your help for this part of the application process! Please visit one of the following links to fill out a short survey by June 7th. Results will be used in our final application. Thank you for your support and your help!
In English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1gUAvvwBONQ-PZGGaQinhCGDJO-r8-YALigUp-6NzTu8/viewform
In Spanish: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13YqtHr66u3jxJ1RQ7zgQijMYopm58eb4qvZYPUmmga8/viewform
Our book swap is this Tuesday, June 7th. This is a great opportunity for students to get “new” summer reading material! Please have your child bring a book to swap— they may swap up to 5 books. We are also accepting “extras” to provide every student with a book to take home. We respectfully ask that you don’t send in board books, faith books, or adult reading material. Thank you so much for helping make this event a success! We are still seeking volunteers to help with this event, so if you are able to help— please visit our sign up genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4aa9ad28ab9-book. The form to include with your book donation is attached to this newsletter.
Lost and Found
Our lost and found carts are loaded with all kinds of things! Please have your child check lost and found even if they don’t think they are missing something, because sometimes they are surprised to find their items! Also, if you are here for end of year celebrations, you are welcome to check out the lost and found carts too. All items remaining will be donated to charity.
Open PTA Chair positions
The PTA depends on many fabulous volunteers to make a difference for the staff and students of Weatherstone Elementary School. Please consider joining our fabulous team! Unless otherwise stated, for questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The following positions are open and are in need of a chair or co-chairs to lead:
Box Tops- Did you know that each school can earn up to $20,000 each year through the Box Tops program? We are seeking a chair to manage and coordinate our Box Tops spring and fall submissions. Over the last two years we have had box tops clipping socials to help with the preparation of these submissions (they have to be bundled and expiration dates checked), but all ideas are welcome— including classroom or grade level competitions! For Box Tops FAQ, please visit here: http://www.boxtops4education.com/about/FAQ. If you are interested, contact Erika at email@example.com.
Cultural Arts Co-chair/Trainee - We are seeking a co-chair/trainee that will be trained to lead the 2017-2018 school year. The Artists in Schools program is a partnership between the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, WCPSS, and local schools. For more than 30 years, the AIS program has placed professional artists in public, private, and charter schools in Wake County. These artists and arts organizations work as creative educational resources with faculty students, and cultural arts representatives to implement curriculum-based arts in education programs. We have had many exciting artists visit Weatherstone Elementary through this program, so it is a wonderful way to help engage and expose the kids to many forms of art! For more information, please contact Catherine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go Play Save Co-Chair(s) - GoPlaySave coupon books (formerly called Citipass) will be our fall fundraiser. We are looking for an additional co-chair(s) to help with the roll-out of this fundraising event for the school. If you are interested in helping, please contact Laura Emsley at email@example.com.
Membership- The membership chair will be responsible for building our PTA membership base at the start of the school year with a theme, membership drive for parents & staff, and they will be responsible for entering membership info into the NCPTA database, printing/distributing membership cards, as well as keeping a current roster. Because membership dues are involved, writing up membership deposits for the Treasurer are required, and these need to be done on campus often during the first few months of school. This position would be best for a stay at home parent or someone with flex time because writing deposits could potentially take time. If you are interested, please contact Erika at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Website - Our PTA website is currently using WordPress. Our website chair would be responsible for keeping information current based on feedback from all the chairs on the PTA board. If you are interested, please contact Erika at email@example.com
Yearbook- Responsibilities include taking candid pictures for yearbook at school activities as well as designing yearbook with the help of the local Jostens rep. Individual class pictures are taken by Strawbridge. Order forms will need to be distributed and money collected. For questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCPTA is excited to announce our partnership with Carowinds for the 2016 season. PTA members will be able to purchase discounted tickets for only $41 per ticket. Each ticket purchased through the link will also benefit NCPTA programs. Visit this special Carowinds Link https://cf-ca.secure.accesso.com/embed/login.php?m=10866&emerchant_id=110 and use the following:
Username and password are case sensitive.
NCPTA is excited to announce our continued partnership with Kings Dominion for the 2016 season. PTA members will be able to purchase discounted tickets for only $41 per ticket. Visit Kings Dominion and use KDNCPTA for username and password to get discounted admission. Each ticket purchased through the link will also benefit NCPTA Programs.