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Week of March 4, 2024

Happy Sunday Wakelon Families!


This is Principal Nealy  with our Wakelon Weekly Updates! 


Teacher Workday: We have a Teacher Workday on Tuesday, March 5th.  There is no school for students on this day.  Please use this day to exercise your right to vote!


Read Across America Week: We will celebrate R.A.W next week.  Please view this doc to learn more about next week’s Spirit Week.  This doc will also be shared with families. 


Social Worker Appreciation Week:  Next week is Social Worker’s Appreciation Week.  Let’s make time to celebrate our SW, Mrs. Cox-Smith.  Please allow time for your student to make a card or write a letter of appreciation to our school’s Social Worker.


March 4-8 National School Breakfast Week: Students will have the opportunity to eat new delicious options  for breakfast next week.


Single Subject Acceleration (SSA): It is almost time for the SSA Testing Window! Please watch THIS VIDEO from Ms. Stephens for more information on what SSA is, when the test request/testing windows are, and if your child would be a good candidate for SSA. If you feel your child would be a good candidate AFTER watching the video and/or contacting Ms. Stephens, please fill out this SSA Test Request Google Form between April 1st and April 12th. There is also a and QR code on the presentation. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Stephens directly through Talking Points or 


Spring Class and Individual Pictures: Spring Picture Day is upon us! We will have both class and individual pictures on Tuesday, March 12. No money will be collected on picture day. All payments are online and digital. 


PTA Newsletter & Calendar:  Please click here to view the upcoming PTA Newsletter and Calendar.  All upcoming school events can be found here. 


Art to Remember School Fundraiser: We are so happy to have Art to Remember at Wakelon.  This is an awesome opportunity for parents to purchase your child’s keepsake artwork.  Art to Remember provides families with affordable gift options for various occasions.  Please click here to learn more about this AMAZING opportunity.  


W.E.S Yearbooks: Yearbooks will be on sale until Friday, March 15th. The cost is $17. Yearbooks may be ordered online at using the code YB29283. Please remember to send in the online confirmation code with your student. Other forms of acceptable include cash and check. Please send a message to your teacher if you need an extra order form.


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:

  • March 2-6 - Read Across America Week

  • March 4-8 - School Social Worker Appreciation Week

  • March 4 - 5th Grade Math NC Check-In

  • March 5 - Teacher Workday 

  • March 8 - Interims Sent Home

  • March 8 - 5th Grade Field Trip: Durham Museum of Life and Science

  • March 11 - Teacher Workday (Unprotected)

  • March 11 - PTA Meeting (5:30)

  • March 12 - Spring Pictures

  • March 14 - Spring Concert: 2nd, 3rd, & ECS2 (6:00)


We look forward to seeing our Bulldog students on Monday! Kind Regards


Principal Nealy