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Sunday Night Announcements - Week of September 9th


     Hello Wonderful Wendell Families,


     We're looking forward to everyone being back in the building tomorrow!  Here are the Sunday Night Announcements for the week of September 9th:



     New Stuff


     Dorian Make-up Days

     WCPSS has announced the make-up days for last Thursday and Friday:  Students will now attend school on Friday, November 1st and Friday, December 20th.  These were both previously teacher workdays.


     Open House Extravaganza

     Our Open House Extravaganza is only nine days away!  Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 17th... Our schedule for that evening is as follows:


     4:30-7:30 - Food Trucks on campus (dinner available for purchase, eat in the cafeteria or bring a blanket and have a picnic!)

     5:30-6:00 - First PTA General Meeting of the school year

     6:00-6:25 - Classroom presentation (first session)

     6:30-6:55 - Classroom presentation (second session, repeat of first session for families with multiple students at WES)

     7:00 - Main building closes, cafteria still open for dinner seating

     7:30 - Cafeteria closes, event ends


     Our Open House Extravagnza has been one of the biggest events of previous years here at WES... Looking forward to seeing you there!


     Z Chats

     Our first Z Chat of the year has been rescheduled to this Friday, September 13th from 8:00-10:00 in the Media Center.  For those of you new to WES, Z Chats are monthly opportunities for families to meet with me and talk about whatever... Kudos, suggestions, concerns, etc.  No appointment is necessary; just stop by.  I hope to see you on Friday morning!



     Friendly Reminders


     WES Spirit Fridays

     Fridays at WES are Spirit Fridays!  Please have your child(ren) join staff in wearing WES shirts or school colors (red, white and blue) every Friday.  Who's got it better than WES?  NOBODY!


     PTA Membership

     Please consider following this link and joining the PTA for the 2019-2020 school year.  WES is a National PTA School of Excellence in part due to the involvement of our families... And joining the PTA is the first step!


     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.


     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. 


     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

     Friday, September 13th - 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

     Monday, September 30th - No School for Students (Teacher/Teacher's Assistant Workday)

     Monday, September 30th through Friday, October 4th - Custodial Appreciation Week

     Monday, October 7th through Friday, October 18th - Apex Leadership Company Fundraiser

     Wendesday, October 9th - No School for Students (Teacher Workday)

     Friday, October 18th - REMIX Neon Glow Fitness Party (Apex Leadership Company)

     Thursday, October 24th - Fall Picture Day

     Wednesday, October 30th - End of the 1st Quarter

     Thursday, October 31st - No School for Students (Teacher Workday)

     Friday, November 1st - Weather Make-up Day for Students




     Jack Zellmer

     Principal, Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School