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Explorer Express for 9/13/21


This Thursday is a Teacher Workday


As a reminder to all families, THIS Thursday, September 16 is a teacher workday, there is no school for students.  Here is a link to the WCPSS calendar for this school year.


WCPSS & WES COVID-19 Reminders

  • If your student experiences any symptoms of illness, please keep them home and reach out to your teacher (Talking Points text or email) or the Main Office (919-380-6988) to let them know. We will follow up with you to explain the return to school protocols and options.
  • Any student who experiences a symptom listed on the WCPSS COVID-19 Response Site must remain home and follow the Return to School Guidelines 


WES Virtual Open House 


Mark your calendars.  WES will host a Virtual Open House event on Thursday, September 30 from 5:30-7:00 PM.  Families will have opportunities to attend optional parent workshops as well as a chance to hear presentations from the classroom teachers.  More information and links for the Google Meets will be shared in the next few weeks.







Optional Family Sessions

Classroom Presentation 1

Classroom Presentation 2 (Repeat of 1st session)


New Student Immunization & NC Health Assessment Records Due 9/30/21


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 or 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. 


News from the WES PTA


Join the WES PTA


Don’t forget to join the PTA!  Anyone can join!  Memberships must be purchased each year!  You can join the PTA and not come to any meetings!  The PTA supports all teachers and all students at WES.




Buy your 2021-2022 WES Spirit Wear HERE


WES Edible Garden Fall Cleanup and Planting!


Join us on Saturday, September 18 from 3:00-5:00 to help us clean up and prep the WES Fall Garden! We will spruce up the garden beds, clear debris and weeds from the pathways, put down fresh mulch, plant some Fall veggies and flowers and oil the garden beds. 


If you have any gardening tools (wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, etc.), please bring them!


Bring the whole family, this is a really fun event for kids of all ages! Stay for as long as you're able to. We greatly appreciate your help, thank you!


Please RSVP on HERE. *Rain Date is Sunday, September 26 from 3:00-5:00.


Contact Jenny Bengen with any questions: or 619-249-3219


GoPlaySave Fundraiser!


50% of all sales go directly to our PTA to help fund programs and support teachers & students throughout the year!  GO Support Local Businesses, PLAY all year long, and SAVE money at the same time! Be on the lookout for a fundraising packet and order forms to come home with your child this week.


Our storefront link is available now to create a student link to share with friends, family, co-works, and neighbors to sell more books!  Click this link to get started:  If every family purchases or sells 2 books, we will achieve our goal! Thank you in advance for supporting Weatherstone Elementary PTA! 


Upcoming Dates



  • 16- Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL for students
  • 18- WES PTA Garden Cleanup Day (Rain date is on the 28th)
  • 20- 1st Quarter Interim Reports
  • 30- WES Virtual Open House 5:30-7:00 PM



  • 11- Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL for students
  • 25- End of First Quarter 
  • 27- Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL for students