Sunday Night Announcements - Week of October 21st
Hello Wonderful Wendell Families,
Here are the Sunday Night Annoucements for the week of October 21st:
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.
As you visit campus this year and take pictures, please consider emailing your candid and group photos to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in our 2019-2020 yearbook.
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!
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 @wcpss.net). 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 email@example.com 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!
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!
Please click on this link to view our updated procedures for student arrival and dismissal.
If you want your child(ren) to ride the bus to and/or from school, please visit https://www.wcpss.net/Domain/30 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 https://www.wcpss.net/Page/36463 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!
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.
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)
WHO'S GOT IT BETTER THAN WES? NOBODY!
Principal, Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School