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Weatherstone Elementary School PTA International Festival November 14, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm

Hello Weatherstone Families!! International Festival is in a few weeks! The International Festival will be held during our Book Fair Family Night.  It will be a fun night of enjoying the Book Fair and celebrating our school’s diversity. We will also have food trucks on campus! 


We are looking for volunteers to represent countries and cultures with a table display and/or group performance. Table displays can have clothing, art, recipes, pictures and media! Anything showcasing the diversity of our globe.  Kids will have passports to stamp as they explore the world and we will have a Parade of Nations at the end of the festival. We need your help to highlight and celebrate the diversity of our students. Please help make this event a success by signing up! 


We need volunteers for the following areas:


Event Participants: Table display to represent a country and its culture 
Event Participants: 3 Minute Cultural Performance (mandatory practice Nov 13th from 8-9AM)
Video Submissions: Video Submissions for Cultural Performances shown on the screen
Parade of Nations Registration: Please let us know if you are coming so that we will have a flag!


Sign up on the google form:

Questions? Email Gaby at

International  Festival Committee: Gabriela Livas Stein & Viranya Filipiak


2019 Weatherstone Elementary Book Fair VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


The Arctic Adventure


The Weatherstone (WES) Media Center and PTA, in partnership with Scholastic Books, is excited to host the Fall 2019 WES Book Fair themed, The Arctic Adventure. All proceeds will be used to support the Media Center. Volunteers are needed to help with setting up the book fair, processing book sales, and tear down/pack up of the book fair once it is over. We also need volunteers at the "Dudes and Donuts" Event and International Night events that will be held as well. We would greatly appreciate your help!


If you are interested, sign up below! If you are available for more than an hour, please consider signing up for more than one slot. You can also arrive early or stay late as your schedule allows. We need as many volunteers as possible to pull off this very special event that the children really look forward to each year.


Book Fair dates November 12th-19th

Book Fair is open:

Monday, November 11th - No School

Tuesday, November 12th 8:45am - 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 13th - 8:45am - 4:00pm

Thursday, November 14th 8:45am - 7:30pm

Friday, November 15th 8:45am - 4:00pm

Monday, November 18th 8:45am - 4:00pm

Tuesday, November 19th 8:45am - 12:00pm


Book Fair will be open during the following events as well:"Dudes and Donuts" calling all Dads/Grand Dads/Friends and Special Relatives: A Special Pre-fair Buy Event Friday, November 8th 8:00am-9:30am


International Night - Thursday, November 14th 5:30-7:30pm

Book Fair will be open prior to International Night event from 4:00-5:30pm as well!


WES Honors Veterans This November


WES will be creating a memory board over the next few weeks from submissions of our school community. The board will be used to post names, photographs or short articles about family members who served in the military. The memory board will be on display for visitors and students to see the month of November. If you would like items returned please make sure the photos or articles are labeled with a child's name on the back.

Submissions should be turned into the front office.


Positivity Project Character Strength: Bravery

People with bravery act with mental, moral, or physical strength even when things are difficult or scary. Bravery refers to voluntary (not coerced) action in the face of a dangerous circumstance. This strength involves judgment; the brave person must have an understanding of the risks and consequences involved in acting. Bravery isn’t simply fearlessness, but instead the overcoming of fear. Overcoming fears is critically important, as it allows people to do more and become more.
A person can be brave every single day. Some people with social anxiety are brave just by talking with people. On a physical level, bravery allows us to overcome fears, such as swimming or playing a sport. And, on a moral level, doing what we know to be right, despite the risks, gives us the sense that we are acting on behalf of a larger purpose. On a group level, bravery is inspiring and contagious.

Readvolution Reminder

Please continue to encourage your child to read and log their books on the Readvolution Website.  Please contact your child's teacher for login information.

WES Lunch Visit Reminders

Please be mindful of our WES Parent/Student Handbook policies regarding lunch visits:
Parents and guests are invited and encouraged to have lunch at school with their child(ren).  Please send a note to the teacher on the days you will be eating. To promote child nutrition services and healthy eating, food from outside vendors (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Arby’s, etc.) is not encouraged during breakfast and lunch times.  If you wish to “treat” your child to one of these lunches, we invite you to take your child to his/her room and enjoy breakfast/lunch there. Carbonated drinks are not permitted. (Exceptions: Special school events when noted.)

News from the WES PTA


Edible Garden - November Watering Volunteers Needed

Fall baby veggies have been planted in our garden, but they need ongoing care.
If you'd like to help with watering in our edible garden, please sign up using the following link. November Garden Watering Signup Thank you!
For questions, email at or visit Weatherstone School Garden on Facebook for ongoing updates.

School Spirit Wear 

We still have a few staff members that we are looking for sponsors to buy their spirit wear for them. Please see the sign up for more information and a list of staff member names. Thank you in advance for your help!


Staff Spirit Wear


Michelle Ternak


Advocacy Newsletter


Learn about the types of school board meetings and how you can support the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Act in this month's Advocacy Newsletter


Alexandra Chappell - Advocacy Chair


Upcoming Dates


  • 11th- Veterans' Day NO SCHOOL
  • 12th- 1st Quarter Report Cards (Updated Date)
  • 12th-19th WES Book Fair
  • 14th- WES International Festival
  • 22nd- School Improvement Plan Meeting 8:00 AM Media Center
  • 27-29th- Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL