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Sunday Night Announcements - Week of October 7th


     Hello Wonderful Wendell Families,


     Thanks goodness for October and fall weather!  Here are the Sunday Night Annoucements for the week of October 7th:



     New Stuff


     Apex Leadership Company Fundraiser

     Our 3rd annual fundraiser with Apex Leadership Company begins this week!  You should have already received an overview of the program in last week's Tuesday folders.  We'll kick things off with a school-wide pep rally on Tuesday afternoon @ 2:15 (please consider this if you're planning on checking your child out of school early that day).  All money raised this year will go towards upgrading our sound and lighting systems in the auditorium... Thanks in advance for your support!


     No School on Wednesday

     There is no school for students on Wednesday, October 9th (teacher workday).  Students will return to the building on Thursday, October 10th.



     Friendly Reminders


     Digital Books

     Please consider utilizing our new digital book collection, which is now available to every student here at WES!  Our kids can now checkout digital titles and have access to them from any device, 24/7/365!  The link and login information can be found on the front page of our website in the Daily School Announcements section (just below the big red toolbar).  You can also simply click the MackinVIA logo below and use the following login info:


     Username:  First part of student's email address (before  For example, "jdzellmer"

     Password:  Student's lunch number




     The books can be sorted by reading level, genre and category, amongst others.  Please contact our Media Specialist, Nikohl Scheuerlein at with any questions you have.  Happy reading!


     Title One Presentation/Compacts

     Please click right here to view the Title One Presentation that I shared at our PTA meeting during our Open House Extravaganza.  Title One Family Compacts went home in last week's Tuesday folders.  Please contact me with any questions/concerns.


     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.


     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.


     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. 


     Field Trip Donations

     If you would like to donate to our general field trip fund, please follow this link:


     Thanks for your generosity!


     Golf Carts

     If you pick up your child(ren) from afternoon carpool in a golf cart, please pull into the bus loop at the back of the building.  Someone on duty will call for your child(ren) to leave the cafeteria/auditorium and meet you out back.  Please contact me with any questions/concerns.



     Upcoming Dates

     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 - Weather Make-up Day for Students

     Friday, November 1st - No School for Students (Teacher Workday)

     Friday, November 8th - 1st Quarter Report Cards Go Home

     Monday, November 11th - No School (Veteran's Day Holiday)

     Tuesday, November 12th through Friday, November 15th - Family/Teacher Conference Week

     Tuesday, November 19th - 1st Quarter Awards Assemblies

          Kindergarten - 11:15

          2nd Grade - 12:30

          1st Grade - 1:45

     Wednesday, November 20th - 1st Quarter Awards Assemblies

          4th Grade - 10:30

          5th Grade - 12:00

          3rd Grade - 1:45

     Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th - No School for Students (Thanksgiving Holiday)

     Thursday, December 5th - Fall Picture Make-up Day

     Friday, December 6th - 2nd Quarter Interims Go Home

     Friday, December 20th - Weather Make-up Day for Students

     Monday, December 23rd through Friday, January 3rd - No School for Students (Winter Holiday)





     Jack Zellmer

     Principal, Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School