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Explorer Express for 9/22/19

Positivity Project Character Strength: Teamwork/Citizenship


Teamwork is the ability and willingness to place overall group success as a higher priority than individual achievement. Citizenship is a willingness to work towards the common good as opposed to one’s own self-interest. This strength is associated with naturally positive feelings that accompany being a member of a family, team, school, political party, ethnic group, or country.


At home, you can teach your kids to promote unity through demonstrating that a successful household thrives because of everyone’s cooperation. Give children household chores, ask them to help their siblings or grandparents, and praise the moments when your kids make efforts to cooperate with others. Understand that working on a team isn’t always easy. Kids disagree and personalities clash. But it’s in the team setting where kids will learn valuable problem-solving skills and build defining character traits.


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. 


Weather Make-up Day Has Been Revised


Traditional-Calendar Schools: 

  • October 31st Weather Make-up Day (Full Day of School)
  • November 1st Teacher Workday No School



Save the Date: WES Family Picnic on Friday 10/4 


The 6th Annual Weatherstone Family Picnic will be held Friday, October 4th at 5:30 - 7:00 PM. We hope that you will join us on our main field with your family and a picnic dinner. Your dinner can be a meal you bring from home or something as easy as a pizza from your favorite place! There will be food trucks and at least one dessert truck parked in our parking lot for an after dinner treat! There will be a 5th Grade Student vs Staff Kickball Game and Freeze Dance for everyone. Bring a blanket and join us for an awesome night of food, family and fun. Hope to see you there! 


News from the WES PTA



GoPlaySave Fundraiser 

The GoPlaySave Program will be closing this Wednesday, September 25th! Please bring all of your books and forms into the front of the school where volunteers will collect them or give them to your child's teacher. GoPlaySave has over $12,000 in local savings to amazing restaurants and fun places in the area. 


To purchase online go to: Mobile book purchases can be used right away and paper book orders will be sent home with your child to fill orders the first week of school. Make sure to check out the NEW Paper/Mobile Bundle option and get both at a discount! You will have 2 sets of coupons! All money raised supports the PTA and will help fund programs for students and teachers! THANK YOU for supporting Weatherstone Elementary. Any questions? Contact Kelly Moore or Angie Powell at:

Hosted by WES PTA GoPlaySave Fundraiser Committee
Angie Powell and Kelly Moore

WES Yearbook - Special Pricing Until Saturday, September 28th


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


WALK TO SCHOOL DAY - Wednesday, October 2nd


Join people across the country by walking to school. Children and parents who want to participate are encouraged to walk to school and then join other walkers at the school track from 8:40am - 9:00am. Children will be required to go straight to class at 9:00am.  


Parents who carpool…you are encouraged to spend some additional time with your child(ren) and meet at White Tiger Taekwondo (1605 NW Maynard Rd). We will park and walk to school as a group. Parade departs at 8:35am from White Tiger to WES Track. Walking students must be accompanied by an adult. 


We will need a few volunteers to help this event run smoothly. Sign up here to help!


Hosted by WES PTA Walk to School Day Committee

Jenny Andreev


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 


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 18th, 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 

Angie Powell and Kelly Moore



Upcoming Dates



  • 27th- School Spirit Day- Wear Weatherstone Apparel
  • 27th- School Improvement Plan Meeting 8:00 AM Media Center
  • 30th- Teacher Workday-No School


  • 1st PTA Room Parent Meeting 9:15 AM
  • 1st- School Picture Day
  • 2nd- National Walk to School Day
  • 4th- 1st Quarter Interim Reports
  • 4th- WES Family Picnic 5:30-7:00 PM 
  • 9th- Teacher Workday No School
  • 10th- WES PTA Spirit Night 5:00-8:00 PM Chick-fil-A
  • 15th Community Helper Day K-1st Grades
  • 25th School Improvement Plan Meeting 8:00 AM
  • 25th- School Spirit Day: Pajama Day
  • 26th- Campus Cleanup Day 2:00-4:00 PM (Saturday)
  • 31st- End of the 1st Quarter
  • 31st Weather Make-up FULL DAY OF SCHOOL


  • 1st- Teacher Workday NO SCHOOL