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Picture Day Tomorrow: 9/28


WES will have Picture Day on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. 

Families can order school pictures at using the Picture Day ID EVTHRWRQ2. 

Virtual Academy students can choose to come to school between 8:00-8:30 OR 3:00-3:30 to have their picture taken,this is optional. (This is for students who are based at Weatherstone Elementary.)


WES Virtual Open House 

Join us for our WES Virtual House for the 2021-22 school year! Join a Google Meet with your teacher and class to learn about the following topics:

  • Fun facts about your teacher
  • WES 2021-22 schedule
  • Tour of your classroom (F2F)
  • Curriculum and content 
  • Devices 


How to Join

Teachers will share Google Meet codes prior to the event. Families should log into Google Meet using their child’s Wake ID and join with their class code or link. Each session will be 25 minutes long and will be offered twice. Families only need to choose ONE time to attend. 


Open House Schedule







Optional Family Sessions

Meeting Links

Classroom Presentation 1

Classroom Presentation 2 (Repeat of 1st session)


Supply Donation Collection for D&I


Design & Innovation needs some recyclables for some upcoming STEM Challenges! If you have any of the following materials, please send it in with your child. They can bring it to Mr. Hogan's room (212) in the morning!


Needed Materials:

  • Shoe Boxes
  • Cardboard
  • Cereal Boxes
  • Paper Towel Rolls
  • Toilet Paper Rolls
  • Clear, Plastic Water Bottles
  • Bottle Caps
  • 2 Liter Bottles


Spirit Day Friday 10/1

Join WES for our first Spirit Day of the school year on Friday, October 1st! Each grade level has a designated color to wear on Friday to show their school spirit. Wear as much of it as you can!

Kindergarten: Green

1st: Yellow

2nd: Orange

3rd: Purple

4th: Red

5th: Blue


Before & After School Program for 2021-2022

Our school offers before and after school options for families needing student care before (7:00AM - 8:45AM) and after (4:00PM-6:00PM) normal school operating hours.

Registration is ongoing throughout the school year. The registration packet can be found here:

WES 2021-2022 Before & After School Care Registration Packet

Questions about the programs can be directed to:

Before School: Rod Mulford

After School: Nancy Navecky


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 


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

Check the Friday Folder!


A packet of PTA information should have been included in your child’s Friday folder.  We hope you will join and support the WES PTA!


Calling all Artists! 


The National PTA Reflections contest wants you to create and explain how YOU will change the world!


You can express yourself through dance, film, literature, music, photography or the visual arts!  Each entry must contain a title and all entries must include an artist statement.  The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include at least 10 words and not exceed 100 words. The artist statement is worth 40 out of 100 points and is just as important as the artwork.


Turn in your artwork, entry form, and artist statement to the art teacher, Ms. McConnell by MONDAY, OCTOBER 11


Questions??? Ask Ms. McConnell or email Stephanie Molner

Upcoming Dates 



  • 28- Picture Day
  • 30- WES Virtual Open House 5:30-7:00 PM



  • 1- Spirit Day
  • 11- PTA Reflections Due Date
  • 11- Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL for students
  • 18-28- WES PTA & APEX Leadership Fun Run Event
  • 18- WES PTA Fun Run Pep Rally
  • 25- End of First Quarter 
  • 27- Teacher Workday- NO SCHOOL for students
  • 28- WES Fun Run
  • 29- WES Fun Run Rain Date