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September 2, 2019

Hello Wakelon Families!  This is Ms. Cooper with the weekly message.

We had a wonderful 1st week of school and we are so excited to work with your children this school year!

Entrance to Wakelon: All visitors will be asked to show a form of ID each time they enter our building.  Even if we know who you are we will ask to ensure we are being consistent and fair to all.  Thank you in advance for working with us to keep our students safe.

Carpool: Parents carpool drop off begins at 8:45.  If you are picking your child up thru carpool, please make sure you have a Wakelon issued carpool tag.  You will have to park and come inside to retrieve one in order to have your child released to you in the afternoon. 

Buses: Wake County transportation is requiring that all students receive a bus tag.  Tags will be given out during homeroom tomorrow.  Please report lost tags to child’s teacher immediately.  He/she will not be allowed to ride the bus, even if they are a regular rider, without a tag.  We also need to know if your child will be riding a vendor bus to a daycare or boys and girls club in the afternoon.  We will give them a tag for that also.  Making sure every child makes it to their expected destination each day is a top priority for us.  Please help us by communicating in a timely manner.

Transportation Changes: Parents please refrain from making daily changes to your child's transportation for dismissal. It becomes very confusing for the student and teacher.  Each child should have a regular mode of transportation to and from school. Changes should be limited and infrequent.

Early Check-Out: To minimize classroom interruptions, students can not be checked out after 3:15. This allows us time to prepare for dismissal.  Please plan accordingly.

Fall Fundraiser:  We are kicking off our Fall Fundraiser tomorrow.  Please support our PTA by participating in the fundraiser. I also encourage you to join our PTA if you haven't already.  They do so much to support our students and teachers...they could really use your support!

Required forms/handbook: Parents your child’s teacher will be sending home forms for you to read and some of the forms will state “please return.”  Please make sure read, sign and return all necessary forms as soon as possible.  We especially need the transportation form.  This document provides us with directions regarding how your child will get to school and back home each day.  Parents, please review the Student/Parent Handbook that is being sent home tomorrow.  It has the dates for all major school events and it outlines our policies and practices that many parents have questions about throughout the year.

Breakfast/Lunch:  All students at Wakelon will receive free breakfast each day.  If you have questions regarding our menus or completing forms for free/reduced lunch please visit our website. Under the Parents tab is School Meals.  You will find all the necessary information related to Child and Nutrition.  Parents, please update your information regarding lunch forms if you received Free or Reduced lunch last year.  The deadline is October 8.  Also, if your child paid full price, please be sure to add money to their account in a timely manner.  If you have questions, please call the school and ask to speak with our Cafeteria Manager.

Snack: We will provide fresh fruits and vegetables for snack on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this school year.  This week's snacks are: Wednesday-Peaches and Friday-Broccoli with ranch dressing.


Important Dates:

Labor Day-Monday, September 2

First Day of School for All Kindergarten students -September 3

Fall Fundraiser Kick-Off-September 3

Ident-A-Kid-Thursday, September 12


That’s it for this week!  It is going to be a GREAT school year!!!