Sunday Night Announcements - Week of January 6th
Hello Wonderful Wendell Families,
I hope that your Winter Break was wonderful... And Happy 2020! Here are the Sunday Night Announcements for the week of January 6th:
3rd Annual Valentine's Sweetheart Dance
Please mark your calendars for Friday, February 7th... The date of our 3rd annual WES Valentine's Sweetheart Dance! Invitations with all of the details will come home in this week's Tuesday folders.
In order to guarantee that your family is able to attend, please RSVP with your payment no later than Friday, January 24th. Due to space limitations, fire code restrictions and headcount deadlines, any RSVPs/payments received after Friday, January 24th may not be honored.
Family Engagement Academy
We will be hosting a Family Engagement Academy next Thursday, January 16th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Media Center. Representatives from Wake County will present ideas to help you help your child(ren). Dinner will be provided... See you there!
Please remember that if you want to check your child out of school early, you must bring your photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.) with you. Failure to bring your ID may result in our front office staff denying your request for an early student checkout. This policy is in place for the safety of our students. Please contact me if you have any questions/concerns.
This year, WES is using Readvolution (a district-wide reading initiative partnering WCPSS and the Carolina Hurricanes) in conjunction with some school-based programs. Please see the program overview and book logging instructions (click here and here for the Spanish versions). Thanks for encouraging your child(ren) to read, read, read!
Student Check-out and Transportation Reminder
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.
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 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.
Monday, January 6th - Students Return to School
Thursday, January 16th - Family Engagement Academy, 6:00-8:00pm
Monday, January 20th - No School (MLK, Jr. Holiday)
Monday, January 27th - End of the 2nd Quarter
Wednesday, January 29th - Teacher Workday (No School for Students)
Monday, February 3rd through Friday, February 7th - National School Counselor Week
Friday, February 7th - Report Cards Go Home
Friday, February 7th - Valentine's Sweetheart Dinner/Dance, 4:45-8:00pm
Monday, February 10th through Friday, February 14th - Family/Teacher Conference Week
Monday, February 10th through Friday, February 14th - Bus Driver Appreciation Week
Monday, February 17th - No School (President's Day)
Tuesday, February 18th - Teacher Workday (No School for Students)
Thursday, February 20th - 2nd Quarter Awards Assemblies
1st Grade - 10:15
Kindergarten - 11:45
2nd Grade - 1:15
Friday, February 21st - 2nd Quarter Awards Assemblies
3rd Grade - 10:30
5th Grade - 12:00
4th Grade - 1:30
Friday, February 28th - 3rd Quarter Interims Go Home
WHO'S GOT IT BETTER THAN WES? NOBODY!
Principal, Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School