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Explorer Express for 5/3/21

In this edition of the EE you will find:

  • WCPSS Schedule Reminder
  • WES Staff Appreciation Week
  • EOG Testing Information and Dates
  • Spring Book Fair Information
  • Material Pickup in May for VA
  • CASS Newsletter for May
  • WES PTA News
    • Yearbook Order Last Chance
  • Upcoming Dates


WCPSS Schedule Reminder


Please note that this week's schedule includes 5 full days of instruction and no remote learning days.  The last 2 remote learning days for our students will be May 13 and May 26.


Staff Appreciation Week May 3-7


Please join the PTA in thanking our teachers, specialists, and staff for all they do.  Please see this flyer for more information on the daily themes.


  • Monday 5/3 – BLOOM where you learn!
  • Tuesday 5/4 – Send in the CARDS!
  • Wednesday 5/5 – What’s in a NAME?
  • Thursday 5/6 – SUPPLY them with sunshine!
  • Friday 5/7 – Enjoy the little TREATS!


EOG Testing Dates

As we approach the end of this school year, we would like to share information on the expectations for students to participate in end-of-year state testing. The Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is expecting all students to take the following tests as is required by federal and state law: Reading & Math Grades 3-5. Please note that students who are in VA will test on the same day as Face-to-Face Students.  There will be NO LIVE MEETS in the AM for VA grade on the date the tests will be given for students on that grade level.  (For example, 3rd Grade VA Students will not have Live Meets on 5/19 and 5/24.)

Below are dates that we have scheduled EOGs for Weatherstone:

  • Wednesday 5/19: 3rd Grade ELA & 5th Grade Science
  • Thursday 5/20: 4th Grade ELA
  • Friday 5/21: 5th Grade ELA
  • Monday 5/24: 3rd Grade Math
  • Tuesday 5/25: 4th Grade Math
  • Wednesday 5/26: Asynchronous Day for all Students
  • Thursday 5/27: 5th Grade Math
  • Friday 5/28: 3rd Grade Read to Achieve (Selected Students)



Spring Book Fair Information


Books Can Take You Anywhere: Scholastic Book Fair  May 3rd - 14th

Students who are here at school will have an opportunity to preview the fair and create a wish list to bring home to families to share on April 30 and May 3 & 4th.   They will then have an opportunity to purchase books from May 6th - 14th during a scheduled visit with their class.   Due to safety restrictions, we will not be able to allow parents to join their child during their buying time as we have done in years past.  

We ask that you set up an eWallet so that students have a contactless way to pay for their books.  We will not be accepting cash this year.  You can find information on how to set up your child's eWallet at our schools fair website at:


Other Ways to Shop:

Online shopping with free shipping to your home with purchases over $25 at


Curbside shopping:  Check out the google slide show and then order using the google form to pick up books curbside  


Sidewalk Sale for our Virtual Families:  May 13th 10 - 3pm

PJ & B: Pajamas and Bedtime Stories Virtual Event:  May 11th 7 - 8pm


Join us for a special Virtual Family Night at  WES teachers will be reading aloud some of the featured Scholastic Books from our Spring Fair.  So, get your comfy cozies on and snuggle in for some great stories before bedtime.  


Material Pickup for VA Families


May 13th (Asynchronous Remote Learning Day) will be our next and final material pick event for VA families. All VA families, please plan to come to school on this day to pick up necessary supplies and materials for the last month of school. We will send more information about times in the next week. 


Counseling and Student Services News (CASS)


  • CASS Newsletter May Vol. 14
    • Coping Skills for the End of the Year for Parents and Students
    • Special Event for Virtual Academy Students returning to the Building for EOG’s
    • Problem Solving for Kids (Lower and Upper Grades!)
    • New Book Nook Selections!


News from the WES PTA


Yearbook Orders Last Chance


Forget to order a yearbook?  Here is one last chance to do so:


WES 2020-2021 Yearbook Orders


Upcoming Dates



  • 3-14- Spring Book Fair
  • 3-7- Staff Appreciation Week Sponsored by the WES PTA
  • 3-7- Full Week of School (5 days In-person OR 5 days Live Meets)
  • 11- Virtual Event: Pajamas & Bedtime Stories, 7-8 PM
  • 13- Remote Asynchronous Day
  • 13- Book Fair Sidewalk Shop for VA Families
  • 13- Virtual Field Day
  • 13- Material Pickup for VA Families
  • 17-21 Full Week of School (5 days In-person OR 5 days Live Meets)
  • 12-28 EOG Testing Days
  • 26- Remote Asynchronous Day/Material Drop-off Day
  • 31- Memorial Day Holiday NO SCHOOL


  • 10- Last Day of School