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Explorer Express for 5/27/21

In this edition of the EE you will find:

  • End of Year Information
    • WES Book & Material Return
    • Drive Through Events for VA K-4th & All 5th Graders
    • Students Not Returning Information
    • Transportation for 21-22
    • Books to Go
    • WES Sprit Week
  • WES PTA News
    • PTA Volunteer Sign-ups for 2021-22
    • Yearbook Order
    • Missed School Picture Day? 
  • Upcoming Dates


WES Books & Material Return Information


This year Weatherstone students have been provided with materials to use at home for remote learning.  Some of these items need to be returned by June 11th.  Face-to-Face students can return these items to school any day that they are on campus.  Virtual Academy students can drop the items off during the End of Year VA Drive-Through Events (dates and time listed below).


***WCPSS Chromebooks and power cords should be kept for all students returning to ANY WCPSS school for the 2021-2022 School Year.***


Items to be Returned:

  • WCPSS Hotspots
  • WES Library Books
  • 2nd-5th Grade EL Books (Click on the link to see titles and pictures)
  • WES Math Kits 1st-5th Grades (Colored Bags, each kit has an item list inside)


End of Year Drive-Through Events


We will be hosting drive-through events for Kindergarten through 4th grade Virtual Academy students to celebrate the end of the school year. (5th grade will have a separate walkthrough and picture opportunity on their recognition dates). The purpose of these drive-through events is to give VA students an opportunity to see the school, drop off materials, and wave to their teachers before we close out for the summer. Below are the dates and times:


Monday, June 7

5th Grade Recognition Ceremony*

1:30-2:30 (Douds/Marnell)

Tuesday, June 8

5th Grade Recognition Ceremony*

9:45-10:45 (Russell/ Kazanjian)

10:45-11:45  (Curley/Montjoy)

Wednesday, June 9

VA 1st Grade


VA 2nd Grade


VA 3rd Grade


VA 4th Grade


VA Kindergarten



*5th Grade Drive-Through Events are for all students (Face-to-Face and Virtual Academy) as we celebrate the year-end recognition ceremonies.  Detailed directions and options for 5th grade families will be shared directly with the 5th grade families.


Students Not Returning to WES for 2021-2022


Weatherstone Elementary will remain a capped school for the 21-22 school year. Due to the class size limitations regulated by the state, we would like to keep a very close eye on our enrollment numbers.


If you have a change of address, (to another Wake County address, to another NC county, or out of NC) or will not attending a Wake County public school for 2021-2022 please complete the following online form.


Families returning to WES next school year do not need to do anything.



Transportation for 2021-22 School Year


Any students who are not currently riding a bus and need transportation for next year will need to request transportation through WCPSS. (For example, this could include students who are in Virtual Academy this year or who are moving to Middle School and will need transportation next year). The link is now available here: Transportation Request Link


Books to Go


Books to Go is Closed for the year.  We are no longer accepting any holds on books for the remainder of the school year.


All library books are due back by no later than June 1st.  Please help us by looking in your cars, bookbags (even last years), and underneath the bed to find as many of the lost books that are still checked out to students.  


WES Spirit Week


Spirit Week at WES June 7th-10th


Monday 6/7:Tie Dye Day; Wear your groovy tie dye

Tuesday 6/8: Vacation Day; Dress like your going on a vacation of your choice

Wednesday 6/9: Throwback/Decades Day; Dress like your favorite decade (70’s, 80’s, 2020)

Thursday 6/10:  Show your WES spirit and wear your WES spirit wear or school colors


News from the WES PTA


The WES PTA Needs you


The WES PTA needs you!  After a crazy year we're hoping for some normalcy in the 2021-2022 school year.  Please consider volunteering for one of the open PTA positions. Please reach out to us with any questions! and   Thank you!!

PTA: PTA open positions (


Yearbook Orders & Photo Information


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


WES 2020-2021 Yearbook Orders


Didn’t get to have a yearbook photo taken?


We are trying to get every child in the yearbook this year. If you took a school portrait, then you do not need to send anything. We will use the one taken by the school photographer.


If you missed our at school picture day, you may submit your own school appropriate portrait using this form.  Please follow the guidelines listed below on the form and submit your photo for inclusion in the portrait section of the yearbook. 


If you do not have a portrait to submit, we will use your portrait from last year if one is available.  We will include a NOT PICTURED list for all students that we do not have a school portrait.


This will be a year to REMEMBER! 


Click here to submit:


If for any reason you cannot submit using the form, please email and attach your picture with your child’s name and grade.


Upcoming Dates



  • 25-28 EOG Testing Days
  • 28- Final Day to Order 2020-21 Yearbook
  • 31- Memorial Day Holiday NO SCHOOL


  • 7-10 WES Spirit Week
  • 9-VA K-4th Grade Drive-Throughs/Drop-off Events 
  • 10- Last Day of School