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Explorer Express Summer Edition July 2021

 

WES Back to School Information

 

Hello Explorer Families and Happy Summer!  In this special Summer Edition of the Explorer Express you will find important information about upcoming dates and when to expect more details about the upcoming school year.  Be on the lookout in early August for our annual Welcome to School Letter with Back to School information.  It will also contain Staggered Entry dates for our Kindergarten Families. Please note that classroom teacher assignments will be emailed to families on August 18th.  

 

Update your School Messenger Preferences

 

Wake County Schools and Weatherstone Elementary School utilize School Messenger to communicate general announcements, newsletters and school closings due to weather.  Please take a moment to view the following website and opt-in to receiving text messages.  You can also download the app to set your message preferences.  

 

  • Text YES to 67587 with your cell phone (Opting in will allow you to receive messages from any school that you have a child attending.)

 

Meet the Teacher & Back to School Kickoff Celebrations

 

Mark your calendars for several exciting back to school dates that we have scheduled for this summer, prior to the start of the year:

 

Thursday, August 19th

Friday, August 20th

K-5th Grade Virtual Meet the Teacher

9:30-10:15 OR 11:45-12:30


Join your teacher and class on a Google Meet (link provided in August) to learn about the upcoming year and ask questions.  This is a virtual drop in event.  Families should plan to visit with their teacher for a few minutes during one of the sessions.

K-3rd Back to School Kickoff Celebration


Kindergarten 11:00-11:45

1st 12:00-12:45

2nd 1:00-1:45

3rd 2:00-2:45


Celebrate the start of the school year by stopping by Weatherstone to meet your teacher, see the school, and say hi to others. This event will be all outdoors (in the event of rain it will be a drive-through event).


*masks are optional outdoors

4th-5th Back to School Kickoff Celebration

4th Grade: 1:30-2:15

5th Grade: 2:30-3:15


Celebrate the start of the school year by stopping by Weatherstone to meet your teacher, see the school, and say hi to others. This event will be all outdoors (in the event of rain it will be a drive-through event).


*masks are optional outdoors

 

 

Kindergarten Meet & Greet

 

Incoming Kindergarten students and families, please join us for a Kindergarten Meet & Greet Event on the K-2 Weatherstone playground. Dates and the link to the signup are below, and families can sign up for one slot per family. This will be a time for our new Kindergarten students and families to meet some of their peers, experience the playground, and see the school campus. Since this event will be only outdoors, masks are optional for everyone. 

 

Kindergarten Meet & Greet Signup

 

School Supply Lists

 

Check out our Weatherstone School Supply List as you start to prepare for the 2021-22 school year. We have created a K-2 list and a 3-5 list. The supply list is also posted on our school website. 

 

2021-22 Supply List

 

2020-21 Yearbook Pickup

 

Our 20-21 Yearbooks have now arrived.  We appreciate your patience.  Families who ordered a yearbook will be able to stop by the front office and pick it up.  (Not sure if you placed an order?  A separate email will be sent to families who previously ordered a yearbook.)

 

We have set up dedicated times for pick-ups over the next two weeks.

 

July 22nd-23rd 10am-2pm

July 26th-July 29th 10am-2pm

July 30th 8am-2pm

 

Sign-ups for Before & After School Care for 2021-2022

 

We are excited to open back up our Before & After School Programs for the 2021-2022 School Year.  The registration packet can be found here:

 

WES 2021-2022 Before & After School Care Registration Packet

 

The registration fee(s) can be paid via check or money order only at school ($15 for 1 program/$30 for 2 programs per child).  Monthly payments can then be made online starting in August.

 

We have set up dedicated times to drop off the enrollment forms and registration fees early.

 

July 22nd-23rd 10am-2pm

July 26th-July 29th 10am-2pm

July 30th 8am-2pm

 

We will also have time available for registration from August 17th-20th.

 

Questions about the programs can be directed to:

 

Before School: Rod Mulford rmulforld@wcpss.net

After School: Nancy Navecky nnavecky@wcpss.net

 

New Student Immunization & NC Health Assessment Records

 

State law requires every child entering public schools in North Carolina for the first time to receive a health assessment. The assessment must occur within 12 months prior to entering school. Your medical provider should provide a completed N.C. Health Assessment Form to the school on or before the child's first day of attendance. N.C. Health Assessment Forms are also available at Wake County schools, area doctors' offices or at the Wake County Health Department.

 

State law requires these vaccinations before a student enters kindergarten.

 

If you have questions about the requirements or would like to submit them to the school, please contact Mrs. Forman, the WES Data Manager, at mforman@wcpss.netShe can also be reached at 919-380-6988 ext. 25956.  The records can also be faxed directly from your child’s pediatrician office to 919-704-2029.  She will contact families who have not yet turned in their child’s records.

 

Thank you for your prompt attention to these requirements. 

 

WES PTA

 

The WES PTA needs you!  After a crazy year we're hoping for some normalcy in the 2021-2022 school year.

 

PTA: PTA open positions (signupgenius.com)

 

Please contact Stephanie Molner (smolner@gmail.com) if you have questions about any of the positions listed or would like to learn about other ways you can volunteer.  Thank you!

 



Upcoming Dates

 

July

  • 22-30- Yearbook Order Pickups
  • 22-30- Before & After School Registrations Drop Offs

 

August

  • 6-12- Kindergarten Meet & Greet Dates
  • 19- Virtual Meet the Teacher (All grades) 9:30 OR 11:45
  • 19- 4th & 5th Back to School Kickoff Celebration
  • 20- K-3rd Back to School Kickoff Celebration
  • 23- First Day of School
  • 23-27- Kindergarten Staggered Entry (K students attend 1 day ONLY)