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Explorer Express for 9/19/22


Open House (Tomorrow) Tuesday, September 20th, 5:30-7:00


Join us for our Open House night to engage with your child’s teacher and other school staff. Families will have the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom and visit tables for information from other staff members. This is an in-person event that is designed for parents/guardians only; we ask that you make childcare arrangements for your children. 


  • 5:30: Doors Open

  • 5:35-5:45: Watch a livestream message from administration in your child’s classroom

  • 5:45-6:20 or 6:25-7:00: visit your child’s teacher in their classroom for an informational session. 

  • 5:45-7:00: Tables will be set up in the gym for families to visit: PTA, School Counselors, Academic Support Staff, AIG, ESL, etc.


Family Picnic


Join us for our Weatherstone Family Picnic on Friday, September 30th from 5:30-7:30 PM. Wear BLUE to celebrate WES being a 2022 National Blue Ribbon School.  Buy your pizza and water NOW at the PTA Store.  Bring some chairs or a blanket and join us on the field for food, fun with friends, music provided by Apex Leadership, dessert with Kona Ice, kickball with Coach Mulford and a puzzle challenge that will take you around the school!  


WES Before & After School Program

  • There are openings in all grade levels.

  • Special Early Release only registration.

  • Students are supervised by WES staff.

  • Hours are 7:00-8:45 am & 4:00-6:00pm.

  • Indoor and outdoor activities. 

  • A snack is provided.

  • Easy online payments.

  • Choose the full week or individual days. (Pay only for what you register for)

  • More Information and Registration Packets


Weatherstone Yearbook on sale NOW!


The 2022-23 Weatherstone ES Yearbook is available now to purchase for only $20. This offer is available until December 31, 2022. After Dec. 31, the price of the yearbook increases.

5th Grade Parents


Please look in your student's Friday Folder/bookbag for the Josten's flyer. You (or any family member) are able to purchase a recognition ad for your 5th grader.  This opportunity will be available until Feb 9, 2023. The ad can include younger pictures of your student with a message.


News from the WES PTA


Be a Sponsor for Weatherstone!


We know many of our Weatherstone families have their own local businesses, and we would like to invite them to be a sponsor.  If interested, please review the perks involved with sponsorship and return your check and the completed sponsorship form to school with your student by Monday, September 26.  Questions?  Please contact Meghan Hammes ( or Jennie Wilson (



Open House


Weatherstone Open House is IN PERSON this year on Tuesday, September 20th!!!  Please stop by the PTA tables.  We will be selling memberships, Go Play Save books, and Spirit Wear!  It will be the last chance to buy a Go Play Save book!    We will be taking orders for teacher shirts at Open House on September 20th. Please help us support our amazing teachers! 




Sign up HERE to provide snacks for students in need.  





Join us on September 29th and help us assemble the WES Family Folder!  We will be in the WES conference room from drop-off until we are done with the folders!!  Technically, we have the room reserved until 2:00pm.  Be sure to check in at the front office.  Feel free to drop in anytime and stay as long or as little as you like.  SIGN UP HERE.



WES Edible Garden Help


Join us on Sunday, October 2nd from 3 - 5pm to help construct raised garden planters, fill new planters with soil, and help fix and paint broken benches. To RSVP, please use the following link: WES Garden Clean Up  or contact Remi Ham with any questions at



Upcoming Dates



  • 20- Open House 5:30pm-7:00pm

  • 26- No School Teacher Workday

  • 27- School Picture Day

  • 30- 1st Quarter Interim Reports

  • 30- Weatherstone Family Picnic 5:30pm-7:30pm



  • 7- Community Helper Day

  • 10- No School Teacher Workday

  • 10- Raleigh Parent Teacher Conferences 10am-12pm