Explorer Express for 11/11/19
WES Book Fair Updates
Arctic Adventure Book Fair class buying days begin this week. Please see the sign up below to know your student(s) day and time.
Class Buying Times
Don't want to send cash in with your student(s)? Sign up for the new cash free paying option, ewallet, on our book fair homepage.
Book Fair Homepage ewallet payment option
Weatherstone Elementary School PTA International Festival November 14, 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm
The International Festival will be held during our Book Fair Family Night this Thursday. 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: https://forms.gle/K9XgCxjEnt7kHvqm9
Questions? Email Gaby at email@example.com
International Festival Committee: Gabriela Livas Stein & Viranya Filipiak
Art Room Supplies Needed
Mrs. McConnell, the WES Art Teacher, is in need of recycled materials such as broken or no longer used toys, games, electronics/engineering components, crafting supplies, etc. The 2nd grade will be making a recycled sculpture and are in need of additional materials. Bins will be in the front lobby to collect every week.
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: Knowing My Words and Actions Affect Others.
The typical American hears or reads more than one hundred thousand words every day. Now, stop and ask yourself, “Are the percentage of words someone else hears or reads from me helping or hurting that person?” As Rachel Wolchin says, “Be mindful of words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you may stick with someone for a lifetime.”
News from Health and Wellness
News from the WES PTA
Edible Garden - November Watering Volunteers Needed
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!
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
- 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