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Principal's Message 10.8.23

Updates for this week

This week is National School Lunch Week!!

Positivity Focus for the Week:  Other People Matter—Being Present and Giving Others My Attention

Fall Festival:  Please come out to our school to enjoy a DJ, food trucks and fellowship!  The event will be on October 13th from 5:30-7:30.  There will be a general PTA meeting at 6:00 p.m.  There will be a book drive as well.  All families who bring in 5 gently used books get a free PGES sticker!

Save the Date:  Please reserve Thursday, October 26th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for a parent information session.  PGES staff will present various topics for you to choose from to gain information and understanding.  You will be able to choose two sessions to attend, 5:30-6 and 6:10-6:40.

Kindergarten Dental Screenings:  Annually, our School Health Dental Hygienist looks for healthy smiles by providing kindergarten dental screenings. Please refer to the WCPSS student/parent handbook. Good dental health is important to a student’s overall well-being and affects a child’s success and performance in the classroom. School Dental Hygienists use a flashlight to provide a quick visual screening of the student’s teeth. This is not like a dental exam by a dentist. During the dental screening, the School Dental Hygienist follows all CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines. A letter with the screening results will be sent home in student’s school folder ONLY if your child has questionable or obvious dental needs. If needed, children with obvious dental needs may receive an additional follow-up screening by the School Health Dental Hygienist later in the school year. If you have any questions, please contact the school’s dental hygienist, Mary Hunter Ricks, RDH, at 919-621-2481 or

Cada año, nuestro higienista dental escolar busca sonrisas saludables haciendo exámenes dentales. Por favor, consulte el manual del estudiante/padre de WCPSS. La buena salud dental es importante para el bienestar general de un estudiante y afecta el éxito y el desempeño escolar de los/las niños(as). Los higienistas usan una linterna para hacer un rápido examen visual de los dientes del estudiante. Es distinto a lo que hace un dentista. Durante la evaluación, el higienista dental sigue todas las pautas de los Centros de Control de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés). Se enviará una carta con los resultados del examen en la carpeta escolar del estudiante SOLAMENTE si su hijo(a) tiene necesidades dentales obvias o cuestionables. Si es necesario, más adelante en el año, el higienista dental escolar puede realizarles un examen de seguimiento adicional a los/las niños(as) con necesidades dentales evidentes. Si tiene preguntas, por favor contacte a Angelita Rodriguez 919.250.1199 o

Bullying Prevention Month:  October is national bullying prevention month.  Our school counselors will lead the school’s efforts to engage in activities recognizing this.  They will teach lessons and guide students through activities to teach and model expectations to keep all students safe.  Engage your child in conversations about this as well.  As a school we will conduct a sprit week celebrating this as well, stay tuned!