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Message from Mr. Zellmer - Welcome to 2019-2020!


     Hello Wonderful Wendell Families,


     I hope that you are having a fantastic summer, and am looking forward to welcoming you all back to WES in three weeks for the beginning of a new school year!


     Here are the first Sunday Night Announcements of the new school year (for the week of August 5th):


     Supply Lists

     We are happy to provide all of the supplies that your child(ren) will need here at WES.  However, if you would like to purchase supplies to donate to your child(ren)'s classroom(s), the grade level wish lists are now available here.


     2019-2020 WES Family Handbook

     The 2019-2020 WES Family Handbook is now available... Please click right here to access it!


     Arrival/Dismissal Expectations

     Please click on this link to view our updated procedures for student arrival and dismissal.


     2019-2020 Calendar Changes

     For those of you returning to WCPSS, there are two big changes to the calendar:  There are no early release days for students this year, and there are three more teacher workdays.  Please click on this link for the 2019-2020 traditional school calendar.


     Bus Transportation

     If you want your child(ren) to ride the bus to and/or from school, please visit for information on how to request a stop.


     Mr. Zellmer's Google Voice Number

     I have a Google Voice account that is exclusively for family communication.  You are welcome to text or call me anytime at 919.374.0503.


     Class Lists

     Class Lists for Grades 1-5 will be posted in the front windows by 4:00pm on Tuesday, August 20th.  


     Meet the Teacher

     All 1st-5th grade students and their families are invited to attend our Meet the Teacher night on Thursday, August 22nd, anytime between 4:00-6:00.  This informal event will allow you to meet your child's teacher(s) and locate their classroom(s).


     First Day of School - Monday, August 26th

     The first day of school for all 1st grade through 5th grade students is Monday, August 26th.


     Kindergarten Families

     A special welcome goes out to all of our new Kindergarten students and their families... We are happy to have you here!  A few things to know:

     - Our Kindergarten Playdate (sponsored by the PTA) will take place on Friday, August 23rd at 9:00.  If you have not yet received an invitation, please call the office.  You can RSVP to me at  Hope to see you there!

     - During the first week of school (August 26th-August 30th), each Kindergarten student will only attend school one day.  Kindergarten families will receive a letter from school indicating their child's staggered entry day... If you have not received your staggered entry letter by Friday, August 23rd, please contact the office at 919.365.2660. 

     - Kindergarten teachers will contact families on the morning of Friday, August 30th to announce homeroom teachers.  Kindergarten families are invited to come and meet their teacher that afternoon from 1:00-2:00pm. 

     - The first day of school for all Kindergarten students is Tuesday, September 3rd.  


     Weekly Message Sign-Up

     If you know any families that are new to WES, please encourage them to sign up for my weekly messages.  They can text "YES" to 67587, and visit for more information.


     Upcoming Dates

     Tuesday, August 20th - Class lists posted by 4:00pm

     Thursday, August 22nd - Meet the Teacher (Grades 1-5), 4:00-6:00pm

     Friday, August 23rd - Kindergarten Playdate, 9:00-10:15am

     Monday, August 26th - First Day of School (Grades 1-5)

     Friday, August 30th - Meet the Teacher (Kindergarten), 1:00-2:00pm

     Monday, September 2nd - No School (Labor Day)

     Tuesday, September 3rd - First Day of School (Kindergarten)

     Friday, September 6th - Z Chat (Media Center), 8:00-10:00am

     Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th - Teacher's Assistant Appreciation Week 

     Tuesday, September 17th - Open House Extravaganza, 4:30-7:30pm

     Friday, September 28th - 1st Quarter Interims Go Home





     Jack Zellmer

     Principal, Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School