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Positivity Project Character Strength: Zest and Enthusiasm

Zest/Enthusiasm is the ability to bring life and excitement to different situations. It often leads to a higher level of involvement and engagement both for individuals and for groups. Enthusiastic people are often identified as early leaders and innovators as a result of their outward excitement about a task or project. Look for these people to recruit new group members and generate ideas. 
The strength of enthusiasm and zest goes beyond happiness or pleasure. Zest is a strength that has strong connotations with both physical and mental vitality and well-being. It can be fortified through diet, exercise, mindset, and social connection. 
For individuals, zest and enthusiasm are easily identifiable and highly desirable personality traits. We feel good when we are energized by an activity or opportunity. For groups, enthusiasm and zest are can be directly tied to high levels of success, happiness, and achievement. Enthusiasm is contagious. 

Design and Innovation Special

In Design and Innovation we have been creating, coding, using teamwork and more! Please check out my twitter to see what the students are doing in this special (@ccornwright).
Two of our classes are currently using recycled materials to build. Please, send in any of the materials, to help us out. We request the sent in items be clean and washed if needed. Thank you!
  • Cardboard tubes 
  • Cereal boxes
  • K-cups
  • Yogurt/fruit cups
  • Tissue boxes
  • Shoe boxes
  • Lids
  • Old tupperware type containers

Camp Invention

If you are already looking for summer camp, Camp Invention takes place at Weatherstone Elementary June 22-June 26th. WES teachers lead the camp and have received positive feedback from last years families and students. Below, you will find a link to the website and the promo code (which expires March 31st): code ELEVATE25. This camp is open to anyone grades K-6 (rising kinders and rising 6th graders) and extends beyond WES students. Feel free to pass info along to families outside of WES. 
If you have questions feel free to email Margarette Harris ; she is a kindergarten teacher here at Weatherstone and runs this camp. 



News from the WES PTA


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week! THIS WEEK - February 24th-28th


Please join the PTA in thanking our aWESome teachers, specialists and staff for all they do! Contact your child’s room parent with any questions!

Monday 2/24: You make us BLOOM!

Bring your teacher his/her favorite flower-- fresh, fake, homegrown or handmade!

Tuesday, 2/25 – Thanks are in the CARDS!

Write your teacher a thank you card or bring a gift card for a bite to eat, a massage, a favorite store or activity to do. Contact your Room Parent for a list of favorites!

Wednesday, 2/26 – SUPPLY them with thanks!

Donate a school supply to your child’s classroom that may be running low or your teacher loves to use.

Thursday, 2/27 – My teacher is a TREAT!

Treat your teacher to his/her favorite snack, beverage or candy.

Friday, 2/28 – High Five or Hug

Greet your teachers with a high five or hug!

In addition to all the great things the aWESome students will be doing for the teachers and staff, The PTA Hospitality Committee will be providing treats throughout the week! We could use a few volunteers to help with the luncheon on Friday. Please sign up if you are able. Thank you!

  • Monday – Teacher and Staff Breakfast
  • Tuesday – Mailbox TREAT
  • Wednesday – Cupcakes and Coffee
  • Thursday – Snack Room Service
  • Friday – Teacher and Staff Luncheon


WES PTA Spirit Night


You and your family are invited to Triangle Rock Club for a "PTA Climb Night" Spirit Night on Friday, March 6th from 6-8 PM here in Morrisville. This will be an awesome night of climbing, games and showing support for Weatherstone Elementary School! 

Please make sure to complete an online waiver for each participant that will be climbing. Our minor waiver can only be completed by a parent or court appointed guardian.


Click on the link below to pre-register as this gives us an idea of how many climbers to expect and makes the check in process that night a whole lot easier  (You can also sign up that night on site). Can't wait to see you there! Get ready and climb on!


Upcoming Dates



  • 21st- Final Transfer reporting window
  • 24th-28th WES Staff Appreciation Week Sponsored by the WES PTA
  • 28th- School Improvement Plan Meeting 8AM Media Center


  • 4th- NC Severe Weather Practice Tornado Drill
  • 6th- WES PTA Cultural Arts Presentation: The Number Drummer
  • 6th- WES PTA Spirit Night at Triangle Rock Club 6-8PM
  • 9th- Teacher Workday NO SCHOOL
  • 16-27th- WES PTA Fundraiser Apex Leadership Fun Run
  • 27th- School Improvement Plan Meeting 8AM Media Center