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Sunday Night Announcements - Week of October 21st


     Hello Wonderful Wendell Families,


     Here are the Sunday Night Annoucements for the week of October 21st:



     New Stuff


     Apex Leadership Company Fundraiser

     Thanks for all of your support of our annual fundraiser... The kids seemed to have a great time at our REMIX event on Friday!

     We are still accepting pledges as we are currently short of our schoolwide goal.  Please consider helping us in making our final push!


     Hispanic Heritage Read-in Day

     Our first Hispanic Heritage Read-in Day was last Tuesday... Thanks to the 132 families that joined us at school that day!  Who's got it better than WES?  NOBODY!


     Student Check-out and Transportation Changes

     Just a friendly reminder that 2:30pm is the cutoff time for students being checked out by families each afternoon; if you arrive after that time, you will be directed to pick up your child(ren) through the carpool line. 

     Additionally, transportation changes must be communicated to the front office before 2:30pm as well.  Students will be sent home via their regular means of transportation if change requests are received after 2:30pm.

     Thank you for following these procedures, which are in place for the safety of our students.


     Fall Picture Day

     Our fall picture day is this Thursday, October 24th.  Please contact your child(ren)'s classroom teacher with any questions/concerns.



     Friendly Reminders


     2019-2020 Yearbook

     As you visit campus this year and take pictures, please consider emailing your candid and group photos to for inclusion in our 2019-2020 yearbook.


     Box Tops

     Please send in all of your clipped box tops ASAP for the fall submission.  You can also download the new "Box Tops" app and pick our school... Then you can just scan in receipts and the box tops credit comes directly to WES!


     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!


     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

     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