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Sunday Night Announcements - Week of January 17th


     Hello Wonderful Wendell Families,


     Here are the Sunday Night Announcements for the week of January 17th:



     New Stuff


     No School on Monday or Tuesday

     There will be no school for students on Monday, January 17th (MLK Jr. holiday) or Tuesday, January 18th (WCPSS teacher workday).  Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 19th.


     Title One Funding and Meal Benefits

     Reiterating last Thursday's message:  Please help WES continue to receive our Title One funding in 2022-2023 by completing a meal benefits application online at  Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.  As of this message, we are still 23 applications short of our funding threshold.


     Science and Engineering Fair

     3rd, 4th and 5th grade families... Please see this save-the-date flyer regarding our Science and Engineering Fair (sponsored by the PTA) on March 29th.


     2022-2023 Magnet Information

     From the WCPSS Magnet Department: 

     If you have a student currently in 5th grade at a magnet school, you MUST APPLY if you wish to continue at a magnet school at the next grade level.  Apply now at  The deadline to apply is January 27.  Please visit for information about upcoming recruitment events. 


     Rising kindergarten siblings of magnet students in grades K-4 MUST enroll and apply to attend the same school as the older sibling.  5th grade siblings of magnet students at the next grade level have already been assigned to the same magnet as the older sibling.
     Families, please email Tamani Anderson-Powell ( the name of the sibling for confirmation. 


     Annual Asbestos Notification

     Our annual asbestos notification can be found right here.



     Friendly Reminders


     Student Wellness Reminders

     Please keep your child(ren) at home if experiencing any of the following symptoms: 


  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


      After your child takes a PCR test, please do not send them to school until you have the results showing "negative", at which point you can email those results to


     Thanks for doing your part to keep our students and staff healthy!


     Proper Wearing of Face Coverings

     With cases on the rise across WCPSS, here is a reminder about the importance of our children wearing face coverings properly while on campus here at WES:


     In the event of an positive case at school, if face coverings have been worn appropriately (over nose, mouth, and under chin) and consistently by both the person with COVID-19 and the potentially exposed child, then the potentially exposed child does not need to quarantine.  Wearing a face covering properly may end up keeping your child(ren) at school instead of at home for two weeks!


     Please consider having this discussion regularly with your child(ren), as we want to keep as many kids on campus for in-person learning as possible. 


     Essential Visitors on Campus

     Determining what constitutes an “essential visitor” is now a school-based decision in WCPSS.  Here at WES, there are four circumstances under which families will be admitted into the building:


     - Checking your child(ren) in late

     - Checking your child(ren) out early

     - The office has contacted you asking you to come pick up your child

     - You have a scheduled meeting with a WES staff member


     Thanks for your cooperation... Please contact the front office with any questions/concerns.


     Sign Up for the Spirit Rock

     The WES Spirit Rock is a great way to celebrate your student! Here's how:


     1) Email WES PTA ( to reserve the week you want to paint the rock.


     2) After you receive confirmation for your week, pay the $25 fee on memberhub here:


     3) Paint the rock on Saturday or Sunday to celebrate your student!


     Thanks for supporting our Wendell Eagles!


     WES Family Handbook

     Please take some time to read through our 2021-2022 WES Family Handbook, which contains school-specific information on a variety of topics.


     Here Comes the Bus App

     The Here Comes the Bus app is now available in the App Store for WES families.  Existing app users will need to add students back but should not need to reinstall the app.  Please reach out to Ms. Armstrong at with any questions/concerns.


     School Lunch Menus

     Please visit the School Meals section of our homepage to view daily breakfast and lunch menus up to five weeks in advance... You can also register for the Meal Viewer website/app.


     Mr. Zellmer's Google Voice Number

     I have a Google Voice account dedicated solely to one-on-one family communcation.  Please text or call me at 919.374.0503 anytime!








     Jack Zellmer

     Principal, Wendell Creative Arts and Science Magnet Elementary School