9/6 Chorus Auditions 8:00am in the Music Room (4th & 5th Graders)
9/6 Kindergarten Social for Parents 9am in the Cafeteria
9/9 Early Release Day 1:15pm Dismissal
9/13-9/23 WES PTA Go, Play, Save Fundraiser
9/20 WES PTA General Membership Meeting 9:15am in the Media Center
9/20 WES PTA Spirit Night at YoLo 4:00pm-10:00pm
9/30 Early Release Day 1:15pm Dismissal
Welcome to the Explorer Express
The Explorer Express (EE) is the weekly electronic newsletter that is sent from the school and the WES PTA to update and remind Explorer Families of important information. Parents and guardians are automatically subscribed to the emails based on the email addresses provided at registration. To unsubscribe follow the directions at the end of the email, or on the WES website. Information for adding additional email addresses to the list can also be found there. Mr. Chadwick also tweets a link where he posts a copy of the newsletter on the WES site under the Explorer Blog.
News from the WES PTA
PTA General Meeting
Oops! There was a mistake in the PTA Newsletter. Correction: The PTA meeting is TUESDAY, September 20th @ 9:15am in the Media Center.
Community Helper Day
Community Helper Day is coming up for our kindergarten and first grade classes on the morning of September 23rd. Please visit www.weatherstonepta.com for volunteer opportunities. You can sign up here.
Bringing the Arts to Your Child
By Catherine Smith
As the Cultural Arts Chair for the PTA, my job is to bring the arts (music, art, theater, poetry, dance) into our school for all students to experience. With funding from the PTA and grants from United Arts Council, students at WES are able enjoy the arts and connect those essential dots to ignite his/her imagination. I get to hear statements like, "After the resident writer spent a week in my daughter's classroom, she has decided she wants to be an author," or "I got to travel to another country without ever leaving my school."
Plans for this year's assemblies are underway! If you are interested in helping to bring the arts to the students of Weatherstone, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete list of duties and responsibilities for the Cultural Arts Chair can be found here.
Thank you for all you do for our school and community.
Weatherstone Elementary School is a National PTA School of Excellence!
The PTA, Staff, & School are proud to announce that WES has been designated as a National PTA School of Excellence due to our efforts with strengthening family engagement through many events and programs. We were 1 of eight schools in NC and one of 173 nationally to be recognized and given this amazing title! For more information about this wonderful achievement, please visit: http://www.pta.org/programs/content.cfm?ItemNumber=4522&navItemNumber=4607.
Please become a PTA member and join our efforts to continue making Weatherstone Elementary School a great place for our students! The PTA supports EVERY CHILD in our school throughout the year, including: Cultural Arts programs, STEM activities, playground, campus, & technology improvements, clubs,
teacher curriculum grants, plus much more! We need your help to make a difference! A membership form is attached to this newsletter.