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Explorer Express for 11/17/19

Last Days of the WES Book Fair 

 

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
https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/weatherstoneelementaryschool

 

Weatherstone Student Council Food Drive

 

Benefiting the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Where: Donate food in the front lobby 

When: Nov. 18-22

**No GLASS items Please**

 

Positivity Project Character Strength: Gratitude

 
Gratitude is the quality of feeling and expressing thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and the world and that we have received that goodness. People with the strength of gratitude have a readiness to show appreciation for the kindness and also to return kindness. 
 
 
Gratitude is less about feeling indebted and more about being aware of the consideration, kindness, and generosity of others. It’s also important to note that gratitude is not about ignoring the negative aspects of life; it’s simply being aware of and thankful for what is good.
 
 
WHY DOES IT MATTER?
 
 
Out of all 24 character P2 strengths, gratitude is the single best predictor of individual well-being. It is correlated with increased energy, empathy, happiness and optimism. And, the great thing about gratitude is that it can be intentionally cultivated. 
 
 
On a group level, gratitude is associated with reciprocity and social stability. Grateful people are more likely than their counterparts to feel a commitment to others – and believe in an interconnectedness of the world and its people. 
 

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.

 

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.
 

News from the WES PTA

 

Thanksgiving Staff Luncheon​

 

The PTA Hospitality Committee will be serving lunch to our staff on Monday, November 25th. We are in need of a few items and volunteers. Please consider signing up to help how you can: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4BA4A822A20-thanksgiving2 Thank you!

 

Ed​ible Garden - November Watering Volunteers Needed

 

Your help is 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 weatherstonegarden@gmail.com or visit Weatherstone School Garden on Facebook for ongoing updates.

 

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

 

November

  • 12th-19th WES Book Fair
  • 22nd- School Improvement Plan Meeting 8:00 AM Media Center
  • 27-29th- Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL