Return to Headlines

Week of November 6, 2023

Happy Sunday Wakelon Families!


This is Principal Nealy  with our Wakelon Weekly Updates!  I hope that you all are having an amazing weekend!  


Teacher Workday will take place on Tuesday, November 7.  There will be no school for students on this date.  This is also voting day!


Report Cards: Quarter 1 report cards will be sent home on Thursday, November 9.  Please be sure to check your child’s folder and/or bookbag so that you are aware of their current academic progress.  Please also be on the lookout for Fall Conference to discuss the current status of your child.


Veteran’s Day: Our Wakelon Family would like to thank all of our Veterans for their service.  We are grateful for you!  Veteran’s Day is observed as a National School Holiday.  There will be no school for staff and students on Friday, November 10.  Please be sure to thank our Veterans.


3rd Grade CogAT Testing: This is just a reminder that all 3rd graders will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) on November 6, 8, and 9. Students will begin testing at 9:30 and end by 10:30. Please make sure your child is on time to school those three days. The CogAT is used for educational planning purposes for WCPSS students. Individual student data can be used to identify students for the Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Stephens at or visit this website to learn more about the CogAT. 


YMCA Afterschool Program: The YMCA has shared that full operation will begin in January 2024.  All parents who have registered so far have been made aware of this update.  There is still time for parents to register their students for the YMCA Afterschool program.    This program is only available for students who attend Wakelon Elementary.  If interested, please complete the registration form by clicking on the link below.  

Excel After School at Wakelon Elementary | YMCA of the Triangle (


American Red Heart Challenge:  Our School Has Heart!  Join us in learning about heart health and raising funds to protect all hearts – especially other kids’! Through fun activities we’ll discover ways to take care of our hearts and brains while practicing kindness, gratitude and learning ways to de-stress. Plus, we have the chance to earn PE equipment for our school!  Please sign up here and help us reach our goal.  


Please click here to read the updates about what your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will be doing in Spanish class. 


Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to see all of the great things happening day-to-day at Wakelon.

@WakelonES and @DenaNealy


Coming Up:

  • Nov 13- Nov 17: Fall Parent Conferences

  • Nov 22- Nov 24: Thanksgiving Break (No School)


Enjoy your Sunday!  We look forward to seeing our Bulldog students on Monday!


Kind Regards,

Principal Nealy