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2019 Open House Nights


The 2019 Open House Events will be held on 9/17 and 9/19. 3rd-5th will be on 9/17 and K-2nd Grades will be on 9/19.  Please note that these presentations are designed for parents and child-care is not provided.


For Open House this year, we are offering parents the opportunity to attend sessions that may support the individual needs of their students from 5:00-6:00 PM and then meet with the classroom teacher.  More information on these sessions will come home soon.


From 6:05-6:30 or 6:35-7:00, you can visit your child’s teacher in their classroom for an informational session.


Friday Folders


WES Families, please note that this year the WES Staff has decided to transition to Friday Folders for weekly news.  It is important to review the information each weekend and return the folder and any signature pages each Monday.  For example, be on the lookout this week for Fall Field Trip Information Flyers.


Fourth Grade Service Project Continues


Fourth grade will be continuing their Other People Matter Service Project this week. Fourth grade students will continue to collect change in the front of the school each morning for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They are doing this to raise awareness for Duchenne Awareness Day which was Sept. 7 and in honor of Mrs. Foster’s son Nathan, who has DMD. They are also encouraging all students to wear green on Friday, September 13th for Muscular Dystrophy. Thank you for supporting them!


Positivity Project: Other People Matter

This year students will examine 24 character strengths, along with 6 mindsets through the organization The Positivity Project. Each morning classrooms spend 15 minutes exploring these strengths; watch for an informational letter coming home in your child's next Friday Folder for further information. Last week we began observing ways WES's fundraiser for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is an example of how a community comes together to show other people matter. This week will be a continuation exploring what it means to give to others through the use of time, attention, and care. Please visit our webpage or for a snapshot of this classroom movement. 


News from the WES PTA


Go Play Save


We are kicking off the GoPlaySave fundraiser at WES on Wednesday, 9/11 with a stuffing volunteer opportunity. We will stuff envelopes and deliver them to classrooms from 9am-noon on 9/11 in the main office conference room. Please follow the link below to sign up as a volunteer.

Get ready for our first big fundraiser of the year that will earn money for Weatherstone Elementary! This will also help your family save tons of money while having fun dining out and creating memories in the Triangle! GoPlaySave has over $12,000 in local savings to amazing restaurants and fun places in the area. All money raised supports the PTA and Weatherstone Elementary!


Hosted by the Weatherstone PTA GoPlaySave Coupon Book Committee
Yasi Langdale and Angie Powell

WES Yearbook


Yearbooks are NOW on sale now for $20.00. That’s right!! $20.00...and if you order personalization as well, you get 4 free icons! You don’t want to miss this special introductory “Back to School” offer. Valid now through September 28th. Order forms will be going home in your child’s Friday Folder, so be sure to look for them. If you prefer paperless, you can click the link below and order online right now!


This is a fun way to remember your child’s school year at WES. The yearbook contains class pictures and photos from different events throughout the year. Yearbooks are delivered to classes at the end of the school year.


Hosted by the Weatherstone PTA Yearbook Committee
Kate Mandall and Katie Baker 

Edible Garden Help Day: Sunday, September 15th*

Join us on Sunday, September 15th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm (rain date Sept. 22nd*) to help plant our fall garden. We'll spruce up the garden beds, clear debris and weeds from the garden paths, spread mulch, oil the cedar planters, and more! This is a family friendly event, kids are encouraged to participate. Please sign up at the following link: Garden Help Sign Up

For questions, email or visit our Facebook page: Weatherstone School Garden for more updates. 

If you'd like to help with watering or maintenance this month, sign up using the following link: September Garden Watering

Hosted by the Weatherstone PTA Edible Garden Committee
Remi Ham


Upcoming Dates



  • 9th-13th Fourth Grade Service Project to Support Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy
  • 11th- Chorus Auditions for 4th & 5th Graders at 8:00 AM in the Music Room
  • 11th-20th- PTA Fundraiser GoPlaySave Coupon Books
  • 13th- Wear Green in Support of Muscular Dystrophy Awareness
  • 15th- Edible Garden Help Day 3:30-5:00 PM (Rain Date Sept. 22nd)
  • 17th- Open House Grades 3rd-5th ONLY 6:00-7:00 PM (Parent Information Session, childcare not provided)
  • 19th- Open House Grades K-2nd ONLY 6:00-7:00 PM (Parent Information Session, childcare not provided)
  • 27th- School Improvement Plan Meeting 8:00 AM Media Center
  • 27th- School Spirit Day- Wear Weatherstone Apparel
  • 30th- Teacher Workday-No School