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Explorer Express for 3/1/20

Readers are Leaders: March is National Reading Month


Weatherstone will be celebrating reading throughout the month of March in many ways. Please join us and participate in the joy of reading! Teachers and parents use #cantstopthereading to share your daily activities on Twitter!

A copy of our school's monthly reading activities can be found here:



National Reading Month Calendar WES 2020


Positivity Project: Cheering Other People's Successes


Beginning Monday, WES will begin learning about cheering others' successes. The third of five pillars of the Other People Matter Mindset (OPM2), this means that when other people succeed, you are happy for them, cheer them on, and celebrate with them. 


Making a commitment towards cheering on other people’s successes can be a great way to improve our own health, happiness, and relationships. People can take active steps to be more genuinely happy for the achievements of others. Ways to do this include: telling others about the success of your modest friend; noticing when your reaction to a sibling’s success is envy or jealousy – and asking yourself why that is; reminding yourself that appreciating the excellence in another is a character strength. 


Spring 2020 Single Subject Acceleration Test Request Information


The SSA (Single Subject Acceleration) test request window for traditional calendar schools is March 23rd-27th. Please head to Miss Christopher’s SSA page for all of the information and the request form.  Please contact her directly at if you have any questions or would like to discuss the process further after you have read all of the information.


Test request forms will only be accepted from March 23rd to March 27th and can be sent in to your child’s teacher or dropped off at the front office.


Rising 6th Grade Information


Attention 5th Grade parents!  As we receive information about Open Houses at our local Middle Schools we will be sure to pass that information along in our Weekly EE. 



Reedy Creek Middle School March 4, 2020 4:00-5:30PM


  • Visit with Teachers & see Classrooms
  • Explore our Electives &  Digital Sciences Theme
  • Learn about the Transition to Middle School


Davis Drive Middle School April 21, 2020 6:00PM 


Alston Ridge Middle School RISING 6TH GRADE PARENT NIGHT MARCH 3, 2020 6 PM – 7:30 PM


  • ARMS Vision & Commitments
  • House System
  • Courses
  • RIDGE Time
  • Athletics & Clubs
  • Transition from Elementary to Middle And more!!!



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


WES PTA Spirit Night - This Friday March 6th


You and your family are invited to Triangle Rock Club for a "PTA Climb Night" Spirit Night THIS 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!


WES 2020 Fun Run


We are so excited to announce that our school will be participating in the Apex Leadership Co. FUN RUN this year as our major fundraiser! The Apex program will be with our students for 2 weeks with students participating from March 17th – March 27th as we raise much needed funds to help our school. Please look in your child's folder and for e-mails that will be sent to you as the FUN RUN gets closer.


More detailed information can be found here.  (Spanish Version)


Volunteers are needed to help with the Fun Run on Friday, March 27th. Please volunteer if you can by signing up here:


Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week


A heartfelt “Thank You” to all the students, families, and PTA for making this year’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week great!


Upcoming Dates



  • 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
  • 13th- Flashlight Friday: Bring a flashlight to school to read
  • 16-27th- WES PTA Fundraiser Apex Leadership Fun Run
  • 20th- WES Spirit Day: Dress as a Book Character
  • 27th- School Improvement Plan Meeting 8AM Media Center