Explorer Express for 6/1/20
Two Weeks Left
Happy Monday WES Community! We only have 2 weeks left in the 2019-2020 school year. As we prepare for the end of the school year and remote learning, we ask that you read over the end of year information carefully.
End of Year Pick-up Information
Detailed procedures for picking up students items from the school can be found here. Scheduled times for families can be found within that document. Please know that the schedule provided will allow families to make one planned trip to the campus. Each family is assigned a scheduled date and time. The school will reach out to families who do not attend the scheduled time to arrange another date after the schedule is completed.
We do invite families to bring their children for this special ride though the carpool and bus loops to wave goodbye to 2019-2020 school year! Please know that with the exception to pick up items from the designated tables outside, all families are asked to remain in their vehicles at all times.
We have taken photos of our Lost and Found items here. If you find an item that belongs to please contact you child's teacher and note the page number of the item. We will do our best to have that item packed with your child's other belongings.
5th Grade Virtual Recognition Ceremony & Drive Through Event Information
Weatherstone will be taking time this week and next week to recognize our aWESome 5th grade students as they move up to middle school. On Thursday, June 4th at 9:30am we will be streaming our annual recognition ceremony. (A separate invitation will be sent out tomorrow with information on how to access the event.) Please note that we will be recording the ceremony to be available to all families afterwards.
Also, next Wednesday, June 10th at 9:30 (Curley/Montjoy), 10:30 (Douds/Marnell) & 11:30 (Russell/Kazanjian) we will invite 5th grade students and their families to drive through the WES carpool and bus loops. Families are welcome to decorate their vehicles and there will be dedicated photo locations for families to take a special photo with their child.
Fun Connection Activities
WES Yearbooks for Sale
We have extra yearbooks available, if you would like to order please use the link below. Yearbooks will be distributed during the pick-up days at WES.
Read books of your choice and read how you choose. Then fill out this Let's Party Remote Learning Reading Challenge form. You only need to fill out the form once a week. Let’s see if we can meet our school's goal of 8,000 books read by June 5th! Look for weekly updates on the Weatherstone Facebook each Friday after the morning news.
6/1 Pajama Monday: Stay comfy and wear your pajamas to do your schoolwork all day
6/2 Twinning Tuesday: Try to dress exactly like someone else
6/3 Run or Ride Wednesday: Share a picture or video of you running or riding a bike for Global Running Day and National Ride Your Bike Day
6/4 Crazy Hair or Hat Thursday: Do some crazy hair style or wear an aWESome hat while working today
6/5 Sunglasses Friday: Rock those shades while doing some work outside
Academic Support Links
Social & Emotional Support
We also recognize that the social and emotional needs of your children and family are important at this time. Here is a link to a new weekly newsletter from our Counseling and Student Services staff.
Contact Information for WES Counseling and Student Support Services
- Katherine O'Connor, School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kelly Wiener, School Counselor, email@example.com
- Alexis Fiacco, School Psychologist, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brandon Clowers, School Social Worker, email@example.com
Websites & Guides for Remote Learning
If your family is in need of technology support please reach out to your child's teacher, Mrs. Whalen (Media Specialist) or Mrs. Zoller (STEM Cooridnator) and they will make sure to help you or your student.
WCPSS also is providing families support: Have a technical issue?
Contact the Help Desk through the online system at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net.
Call our Help Desk at 919-694-8100 (The HelpDesk will be staffed to take calls weekdays from 7:00am - 5:00pm. Translators are available.)
News from the WES PTA
The WES PTA needs you!
While we don't know what the next school year will look like we want to be prepared. Our PTA is dedicated to supporting our students and teachers through a variety of programs and events. We are able to do this because of our aWESome volunteers. Please consider checking out the open positions using the link below and feel free to ask questions.
- June 4th-10th- Student Item Pick-up/Drop-off Dates
- June 4th 9:30AM- Virtual 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony
- June 5th- Report Cards emailed from Homeroom Teachers
- June 5th- Last Day for WES Remote Reading Challenge
- June 10th- 5th Grade Drive Through Recognition Event
- June 11th- WES Remote Reading Challenge Virtual Dance Parties (Streaming info TBA)
- June 12th- Last Day for Remote Learning