Return to Headlines

Explorer Express for 9/15/19

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 can be found here.


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


Positivity Project Character Strength: Curiosity


Curiosity refers to our innate urge for discovery and exploration -- and is a key element of our human desire for wisdom and knowledge. All individuals experience curiosity, but differ in their willingness to experience it.


People who are curious are more willing to endure risks. Curiosity is associated with being receptive to exploring new ideas, feelings, or values – which carry their own inherent risks and rewards. 


Curiosity is what compels astronauts into outer space and submarines to the bottom of the ocean. It is hardwired into us -- and it's a defining element of human success.


Things you to do at home: 
Add Curiosity Phrases to your room. "I wonder__." "What is__?" "Why does __?"
Make a list of people / places / things that interest them
Encourage your children to research (or read about) something that they are curious about.


Health Assessments & Immunization Records


Kindergarten families and families new to North Carolina, please make sure that you have given us the NC Health Assessment from and completed Immunization Records before the 30th day of school.  Mrs. Forman, our school's data manager, has sent reminders to all families missing any forms.  The final due date for all records in October 1st.  After that date, students missing any records are required to be excluded from school by North Carolina law.  Thank you for helping us complete this important task and keep our students healthy. 



Fourth Grade Service Project Thank You

Fourth grade students would like to thank the WES Community for collecting change for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They raised $1307.69 for Duchenne Awareness.  This was all in honor of Mrs. Foster’s son Nathan, who has DMD. Thank you for supporting them!



News from the WES PTA



PTA Reflections Art Program

“Look Within”

This program recognizes outstanding student works in six art areas: Literature, Music, Photography, Film, Dance, Visual Arts 2D/3D . All art must be turned in by October 18, and placed in the Main Office.  Remember to follow all rules and presentation guidelines and submit a separate entry form for each piece of art. 


Students may enter as many pieces as they would like in one or all art categories.  Students will need a student entry form for EVERY piece they submit for judging.  Make sure to read the General Participation Rules, the Art Specific Rules and fill out the Student Entry Form completely including signatures, title, artist statement, and art questions.  Go to: to download the student packets forms.  


Our school’s winning pieces will advance to the county level, county winners will advance to state, and state winners will advance to nationals!  Our school will host a Reflections Celebration later in the school year.  ALL participating students will be invited to attend and be recognized.  Our PTA and school staff is excited to see the wonderful creations our super talented students submit this year!


If you have any questions, email Angie Powell or Kelly Moore, Reflections Chairs, or  Copies of rules and entry forms can be found in the Main Office.   


WES PTA Reflections Committee Chairs

Angie Powell and Kelly Moore


Weatherstone Endurance Superstars

Running Club is back for the 2019-2020 school year!!  Look for more information in your Friday folder this week!  Running Club will meet from October - May on Tuesdays from 8:15am-8:45am and our first meeting will be on October 8th.  Be on the lookout for registration information!


WES PTA Endurance Superstars Committee Chairs
Jenny Andreev and Caroline Bowman 


Advocacy Newsletter

Interested in learning more about upcoming elections, local education advocacy events, and the like? Read this month's Advocacy Newsletter.  

WES PTA Advocacy Chair

Alexandra Chappel


Go Play Save


Our first big fundraiser of the year kicked off on September 11th. Your student should have come home with a Go Play Save Book and order form.This fundraiser will earn money for WES and 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 


Upcoming Dates




  • 17th- Open House Grades 3rd-5th ONLY 6:00-7:00 PM Optional Workshops start at 5PM (Parent Information Session, childcare not provided)
  • 19th- Open House Grades K-2nd ONLY 6:00-7:00 PM Optional Workshops start at 5PM (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