Return to Headlines

February 26, 2023


Dear White Oak Families, 


We are excited as we move into March when grade levels have a variety of exciting field trips. Students will be visiting locations including Charlotte Motor Speedway, Greensboro Science Center, the North Carolina Zoo, Durham Museum of Life & Science and Marbles Museum. Thank you for supporting these fun learning opportunities for students!


Quick Notes/Reminders:

  • Monday's Menu is Manager's Choice: Cheeseburger, Hamburger or Veggie Burger, Baby Carrots, California Vegetables Blend & Apple Juice
  • There will be a virtual SSA Parent Meeting on Tuesday, March 7 at 8:00am. Use the Google Meet link to join:




Order your 2022-2023 WOES Yearbook!




Check this information to place your order

  • $30 for hardcover and $25 for softcover. (Name & Portrait on Cover - Add $6) 
  • Online Code: YB26565
  • Deadline to order is April 28


PTA News & Updates


Spirit Night  

Thank you to those who joined us at Mellow Mushroom Cary. 

A huge thank you and shout out to our amazing teachers who were in attendance! This makes our Spirit Nights extra special and we appreciate you!  

Stay tuned for information on our March Spirit Night! 


Save the Date: WOES PTA Spring Carnival

Mark your calendars for this fun event that will take place on April 20, 2023! 

More details are coming soon.  


WOES PTA Website

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



Spirit Wear

Purchase your Spirit Wear and show your WOES spirit! 






Positivity Project - Character Strength of the Week


The Positivity Project (P2) is a character education program (funded by our PTA) and 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: CHEERING OTHERS' SUCCESS



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


Friday, March 3

Interim Reports Go Home

Tuesday, March 7


Teacher Workday

SSA Parent Meeting

Sunday, March 12

DST Begins - Spring Forward

Tuesday, March 14

Class Pictures

Friday, March 24

Early Release @1:45

Thursday, March 30

End of 3rd Quarter

Friday, March 31


Teacher Workday

April 3-7


Spring Break!





THANK YOU for all of your support! 


Robin Swaim, Principal

Kevin Boynton, Assistant Principal 

& all of the Explorer Staff 


Follow Us!


Facebook: @WhiteOakES

Twitter: @WhiteOakElem