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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:

Questions? Email Gaby at

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.


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.

Positivity Project: Knowing My Words and Actions Affect Others. 

This week, we begin this year’s third week of the Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2). Students will be specifically focused on the OPM2 element of “Knowing that my words and actions affect others.” This means that everything we do, say, text, tweet, snap, or post can positively or negatively impact other people. 

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.” 

Moving beyond our words and social media posts, our actions can have ripple effects long after we make them. Deeds highlighting our character – such as forgiving a sibling, being present and enthusiastic about a colleague’s presentation, or kindly holding the elevator door for a stranger – can impact the people we love, work with, or even just bump into on the street. Through your actions, you have the power to make somebody happy, sad, inspired, or discouraged. And, always remember, our words and actions are our choices to make.

News from Health and Wellness

Alliance for a Healthier Generation has many suggestions to help ensure children are getting enough sleep at night. The link provided below has many wonderful tips on relaxing, winding down, and evening snack choices to help ensure we are creating optimal sleep conditions for children. 

Sleep Better, Perform Better


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