afternoon Wonderful Wakefield Eagle Families! This is your principal, Ms. Keech with the weekly announcement.
Announcements for 9-28-15
families do not forget that tomorrow night is our first PTA sponsored
family spirit night at PDQ. A percentage of the proceeds will go to
raising money for Wakefield Elementary students. Come and join us for
some good food and fun!
Parents please also
make sure that you are checking your child's backpack and Monday folder
tonight for interims and picture day information. Please also make sure
that you have signed and returned all forms. We still have some
students who have not turned in their technology permission forms.
These forms must be turned in immediately.
That's all for now! Gooooooo Eagles!
Announcements for 9-21-15
had so much fun last Thursday night at our first Open House -Curriculum
night. We really enjoyed seeing all of you who were able to attend and
enjoyed spending time with you getting to know you.
note that this Wednesday (Sept. 23rd), school will be closed. It is a
teacher workday and the school will not be in session for students that
By now, families of students in
kindergarten and second grade should have received a letter announcing
the great news of adding two teachers to our staff. The new second
grade class will be starting next Monday, Sept. 28th. You will be
notified by Friday if your child has been selected to be in that class.
We are still in the process of selecting a high quality kindergarten
teacher at this time but will keep you up to date as to the timeline for
the new kindergarten class start date.
make sure that you continue to review our Google Calendar located on
the front page of our website for any upcoming events and activities.
That's all for now! Gooooooo Eagles!
Announcements for 9-14-15
please do not forget that we will be hosting our "Open House-Curriculum
Night" this Thursday - Sept. 17th beginning at 5:00 with a Picnic on
the lawn (please see PTA flyer pertaining to food order details). Then
at 6 we will hold a brief PTA meeting followed by our classroom sessions
at 6:30 and 7:00. We hope to see all of you there for a wonderful
evening of sharing.
Kindergarten and Second
grade parents please make sure that you are checking your child's Monday
folder this evening. There is a special letter from our administration
just for you.
Parents of carpoolers, please
note that we are ROLLING! Carpool is finishing much faster now and we
need for everyone to be on time to pick their children up. School
dismisses at 3:45 and carpool was finished at 4:05 today. If you arrive
after 4:10, you will need to park and come inside to pick your child
Please also be aware that if you are
dropping your children off before 8:45 in the morning and leaving our
campus, you are leaving your child un-supervised. We do not have
supervision for children prior to 8:45.
Announcements for 9-8-15
We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend and are now ready to ROCK this school year!
Parents, we want to remind you to please follow carpool procedures for drop
off and pick up of your children. Please also follow our requests for
walkers and parking in our parking lot. And as many of you know, the
YMCA will no longer allow you to park in their parking lot to pick up
your walking or carpooling students. Please also note that it is very
important for you to adhere to Raleigh traffic laws if you are parking
on any of the connecting streets. We have tried to create procedures
that assist in completing safe and efficient dismissals for our
students. Please support us as we try to keep your children safe. Thank
you ahead of time for setting a good and safe example for your
Wakefield families, remember to check
our Google Calendar for upcoming events. One of our most important
events of the year is rapidly coming. We will be hosting our very first
Curriculum Night on Thursday, Sept. 17th. Beginning at 5:00 we would
like for all of our families to join us on the lawn for a picnic and
hour of meeting other Wakefield families. (A food pre-order form has
been included in your child's Monday folder that came home tonight).
Then at 6:00 our PTA will conduct their first general meeting of the
year. At 6:30 you will be dismissed to go to your child's classroom for
an informational session which will include an overview of the
curriculum for the year, your child's teacher's expectations and any
information pertaining to upcoming high stakes testing and etc. At 7:00
you will have an opportunity to either leave or go to your other
child's teacher's classroom. The curriculum night will end at 7:30. We
hope to see all of you there.
That's all for now! Goooooooo Eagles!
Announcements for 9-3-15
afternoon Wonderful Wakefield Eagle Families! This is your principal
Ms. Keech with an important reminder. Tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 4th) is
an early release day. Students will be released at 1:15. Please make
sure that your child has transportation home at that time. We will not
be able to provide supervision for your children after dismissal due to
district staff development attendance for our staff.
That's all for now! Goooooo Eagles!
Announcements for 8-21-15
afternoon Wakefield Eagle Families! This is your principal, Ms. Keech
with this week's announcements.
a great first week we had! I saw lots of happy children, parents and
staff. As I walked around the building, I had a chance to observe
teachers teaching and students engaged in active and challenging
lessons. I know we are going to have a great year.
please remember that this Friday, Sept. 4th is our first Early Release
due to professional development activities for our teachers. Teachers
will not be available for conferences or meetings on that day. We will
be dismissing at 1:15 on Friday. Please also make sure that you are
reviewing our Google Calendar located on our website for any upcoming
events. However, we would like to remind you that our "Open
House/Curriculum Night" has been changed to Thursday, Sept 17th from
5-7:30 in order to avoid the middle school open house event the week
Eagle families, please make sure that
you are checking your child's backpacks each night and their Monday
folders. Our students have many important documents that need to be
reviewed by their parents. Please also review with your child our
expectations located in the front of your child's agenda. I have seen
several of our students not in compliance with our dress code located on
page 3, specifically with number 10 in reference to proper shoe attire.
Flip-flops/slides/any shoe without a strap on the back is not safe for
We want to thank everyone for
your patience and support as we work hard to get our children in the
school each day and dismissed safely and efficiently. Please make sure
that you are following all of our car-pool procedures and process.
Please also make sure that you are not parking in our back lot to pick
up your car-pool children. Our parking lot is very full this year and
we are unable to accommodate everyone nor provide appropriate safety for
students walking through a parking lot unattended. If you are unsure of
our procedures or process please refer to our website where we have
posted our car-pool guidelines.
That' s all for now! Gooooooooo Eagles!
Announcements for 8-21-15
Afternoon Wakefield Eagles Families! This is your principal Ms. Keech
with some important announcements, reminders and date corrections.
Please pay close attention to the date
corrections. We will also be emailing this all-call script to our PTA
for distribution to parents who have provided email addresses and
posting it on our website.
an amazing night and turnout we had for our "Meet the Teacher" event
Wednesday night. It was wonderful seeing all of our students and
families. It was the biggest turnout that WES has seen in over 10
years! The large amount of people did create a few logistics problems
however, mainly having to do with parking. Therefore, we are having to
make a change in one of our upcoming events. Our "Open House/Curriculum
night" scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10th from 5-7:30 is being
re-scheduled to Thursday, Sept. 17th from 5-7:30. This is so we do not
go up against Wakefield Middle School's open house on the 10th and limit
our parking even more. We will get more details out to you as we get
closer to the event.
Please also note that
there was an error in the time for Kindergarten "Meet the Teacher" on
Friday, Aug. 28th. The letter actually gave two different times. We
apologize for the confusion. The correct time for the Kindergarten
"Meet the Teacher" on Friday, Aug. 28th is from 1:00-2:00 (this is an
earlier time due to possible large numbers competing with car-pool) .
Please note that it is a floating time and you can come at anytime
during that window. Please also be aware that due to car-pool that day,
you will be directed to our teacher parking lot to park and will not be
allowed to park to the right of our drive as you exit (we will have
cones and staff assisting you).
If you are
using our car-pool, please be respectful of our safety, security and
efficiency procedures and follow our car-pool process as outlined in the
parent mailer and map you received this summer. Some parents begin to
line up in car-pool as early as 3:15. Students will not be dismissed
until 3:45. If you wish to avoid sitting in your car waiting in line,
you may wish to come around 3:50 to get in line. You will not be
allowed to come to our back parking lot and park to get your child (we
do not have the room for you and it creates a safety issue). The YMCA
has also sent out a notice that you will also not be allowed to park in
their parking lot and have your child walk to it for pick up. Please
follow our procedure and we will move you quickly through the line.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
also would like our families to know that although we really want our
parents to be involved in our school, it is also important for our
students to begin to learn some independence. We realize that some of
you may wish to walk your children into school on their first day but
please be aware that we will not have enough parking for you and this
could create a traffic flow problem as well as safety issues. We will
have plenty of staff available in our halls to assist your children as
they arrive and help them to their class. If you feel that it is
absolutely necessary to walk your child in, you will need to sign in and
leave promptly as teachers will be busy trying to greet all of their
students and get their day rolling.
note that no parents will be allowed inside the building at dismissal.
You will be directed to wait on our side-walk for your walkers. This
is to insure that our campus is safe and secure and so that we can get
all of the children out of the building quickly at dismissal. Parents
will not be allowed to check their children out of our office after
3:15 pm each day (please refer to your student handbook).
you are a kindergarten parent, please make sure that you follow your
staggered entry letter's process. You need to report only on the day
indicated in your letter during the first week of school and for the
kinder "Meet the Teacher" event. If you have any questions pertaining to
the staggered entry process, please do not hesitate to contact our
front office at 919-562-3554.
That's all for now! Goooooooo Eagles!