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Explorer Express for the Week of 10/12/20


Updated WCPSS and Weatherstone Calendars


  • WCPSS has updated their 2020-21 calendar to add Remote Learning Asynchronous days and Plan B dates. The updated calendar is linked here
  • We have created a Weatherstone specific calendar for the months of October and November. Our Weatherstone calendar includes dates from the WCPSS 2020-21 calendar as well as school-specific dates and events and is in both English and Spanish. That calendar is linked here. 


Materials Distribution


  • Thank you to everyone who came out to pick up their next round of materials
  • We will hold one more pick up time on Monday 10/12 from 9:00-1:00 at school. If you have not already picked up your items, you can come to school during this time and drive your car through the bus loop
  • We are distributing supplies like white boards, paperwork to be done off screen, and Fun Run materials 


WES PTA Fundraiser: Apex Virtual Fun Run Program 


  • We have kicked off our Fun Run Program and will continue until 10/19
  • The Fun Run is a PTA Fundraiser that encourages physical activity through a Fun Run event where students run laps outdoors 
  • The Fun Run will take place virtually on Monday, 10/19. Students will be encouraged to complete the Fun Run at their homes at a time that is convenient for them on that day
  • Fun Run information and updates are shared daily in the morning announcements live stream and in emails from homeroom teachers 


Positivity Project


  • Week 4 of the Positivity Project (P2) at WES will start on Monday
  • This week is focused on the Other People Mindset: Being Present and Giving Others My Attention 
  • The Positivity Project’s new hashtag is #PositivityinAction

Parents can visit the Positivity Project website here and can access resources for families at  (The password for the family resources is P2)


Counseling and Student Services News (CASS)


  • The CASS Newsletter (October Vol. 3) is linked here CASS Newsletter October Vol. 3
  • The CASS Newsletter will be updated biweekly. We will share each edition for two consecutive weeks and then will update. 
  • In this Week’s Newsletter
    • WCPSS Return to Campus Guide for Families
    • How to Talk to Your Children About the News
    • Name That Emotion With Murray from Sesame Street
    • New Books in the Book Nook


Technology Support


Is your student having trouble logging in to Wake ID?  Are you struggling to navigate this digital world of virtual learning?  We are here to help! Check out our slideshow on some common tech issues:.  TECH 101 




Contact Us With Technology Concerns


News from the WES PTA

PTA Reflections


Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Matter Because…,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Entries for this year’s program will be Due Monday October 26th. More information about the 2020 program coming soon! For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at


WES Yearbook


Hello Explorers,


This is a different year and we are going to create a unique yearbook filled with content provided by our entire community. The Weatherstone Elementary Yearbook Staff needs your help! We are creating a page about Pets and we want to include you! Please click here to fill in a google form to upload pictures and answer a few short questions.  Please fill in the form by 10/15.


We are excited to feature YOU in the yearbook.  Thank you for helping us tell the story of the year,


Weatherstone Elementary Yearbook Staff


Upcoming Dates



  • 7th-16th- WES Fun Run Program (PTA Fundraiser)
  • 12th- Second Chance Material Pickup at WES, 9:00-1:00
  • 14th- Remote Learning Asynchronous Day
  • 15th- Yearbook Pet Photos Due
  • 19th- School Improvement Team Meeting, 8:15
  • 19th- WES Virtual Fun Run
  • 22nd- End of the 1st Quarter
  • 23rd- No School (Teacher Work Day)
  • 26th-30th- K-3 Face-to-Face Cohort Begin Rotations
  • 26th- WES PTA Reflections Submissions Due
  • 30th- Quarter 1 Report Cards Go Home