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October 30, 2022


Dear White Oak Families, 

We hope everyone had a great weekend. Don't forget we have a Spirit Night on Tuesday at MOD Pizza! Details are in the PTA section below.


Quick notes/reminders: 

  • Monday, October 31 is Book Character Day! Explorers are encouraged to celebrate their reading spirit by coming to school dressed as his/her favorite book character. Please note that "Costume Masks" are not allowed.
  • There is No School on Friday, November 4 due to the Teacher Workday.



Let's Explore Our Community!



White Oak is excited to announce our first annual Family Cultural Fair on Thursday, December 8 during the Scholastic Book Fair Night.

We are looking for students that are interested in participating. 



  • Visit our website to learn more!
  • Complete this interest form if you would like to participate. All entries are due by Friday, November 11.




Part-Time Position Available in the Media Center


We are looking for someone interested in a part-time (50%) position in our media center. The position would involve supporting book circulation - check-in and shelving books - along with other clerical duties. Hours are flexible during the school day. Please contact Mr. Boynton at if you are interested. 



Stories from Specialists


Intervention with Ms. Molinaro & Ms. Collins


myonExciting news!  MyOn is a student-centered, personalized digital library that gives students access to more than 7,000 enhanced digital books.  MyOn is available to students K-5 through their WakeID portal.  Students login to WakeID and then click the Renaissance app. 


Check out these getting started resources for families.  




PTA News & Updates


WOES PTA Website

Stay in the know: Visit the WOES PTA website to learn more about Spirit Wear, PTA events, and more!




Spirit Wear

Hey! Hey!! We've got spirit! We've got spirit. How 'bout you? 

The Spirit Wear sale continues! 

As the weather gets cooler, a WOES sweatshirt would be a great way to show your school spirit! There are many styles of t-shirts available and more!  





Next Spirit Night!


Our next Spirit Night will be at MOD Pizza (336 Sembler Lane, Suite 4001, Cary) on November 1, 2022! Our fundraiser takes place all day and WOES will receive 20% of sales!

  • Digital Code for Online Ordering: MODF11065



Positivity Project - Character Strength of the Week


The Positivity Project (P2) is a character education program dedicated to empowering America's youth to build positive relationships by seeing the good in themselves and others. We hope you enjoy using the character strengths vocabulary and have meaningful conversations at home that support your child's learning here at school.


This Week's Character Strength: Optimism


Classroom Updates


Please make sure you check your child's class newsletter sent each week on Friday: 


1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade




Upcoming Dates


WCPSS Calendar


Monday, 10/31

Book Character Day

Tuesday, 11/1

Spirit Night - MOD Pizza

Thursday, 11/3

End of 1st Quarter

Friday, 11/4

No School - Teacher Workday

Sunday, 11/6

Fall Back

Tuesday, 11/8

No School

Thursday, 11/10

Early Release @1:45

Veteran's Day Assembly

Friday, 11/11

No School - Veteran's Day





THANK YOU for all of your support! 


Robin Swaim, Principal

Kevin Boynton, Assistant Principal 

& all of the Explorer Staff 


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