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Weekly Updates, May 16-20

EOG Dates and Important Testing Information


EOG Dates

  • Tuesday, May 31 – Reading (3rd-5th Grades)
  • Wednesday, June 1 – Math (3rd-5th Grades)
  • Thursday, June 2 – Science (5th Grade), Read to Achieve (Select 3rd Graders)

Important Testing Information

  • All tests will be administered online
  • Testing preparation and administration will begin shortly after the 8:30 bell. Students will not be able to enter the testing room after testing begins.
  • Interruptions or electronic devices (other than used specifically for testing) are not allowed in the testing space.
  • Test-specific information can be found on NCDPI’s website.
  • Scores will be sent home ASAP – math scores will likely be delayed until August or beyond due to test renorming.


Tips to Prepare for Test Days

  • Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep on nights before testing.
  • Encourage your child to eat breakfast (at home or free at school).
  • Remind your child to do his/her best and offer positive reinforcement for effort over performance.
  • Be aware of signs of stress (stomachache, headache, acting out, etc.).
  • Help your child relieve stress by talking, playing, and/or exercising together.
  • Encourage positive self-talk and belly-breathing.
  • Set realistic expectations about the outcome of the test and avoid over-emphasizing the importance of a single test.
  • Encourage your child to use the time allowed (2 hours, plus 1 extra hour if needed) to read and think carefully and to check over his/her answers.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Elizabeth Johnson, Testing Coordinator, at


Volunteers needed for Field Day and 5th Grade Graduation


Field Day on May 27


Get ready for Field Day! PTA is organizing Field Day on May 27, and we need YOU to volunteer to make it happen! Please sign up here to donate your time or items needed to make this an extra fun event.


We haven't had Field Day since 2019! Let's make this one awesome!

¡Estudiantes de WES, prepárense para el Día de Juegos! ¡La PTA está organizando el Día de Juegos el 27 de mayo y necesitamos que USTED sea voluntario para que esto suceda! Regístrese aquí para donar su tiempo o los artículos necesarios para hacer de este un evento super divertido. No hemos tenido un Día de Juegos desde 2019... ¡Hagámoslo Increíble! 

4th Grade Families: Sign up to help with 5th Grade Graduation

4th Grade Families,


WES has a tradition of 4th grade families helping with 5th grade graduation so 5th grade families can enjoy that time celebrating their student.  We will be there next year (wow!), and we will want this same support and help in a year.


The graduation event is on Wednesday, June 8Please signup via Signup Genius to volunteer or donate an item.  


We need 26 volunteers to make this happen.


Thank you for your help!


National PTA School of Excellence Survey


Our PTA will soon submit the application for the National PTA's School of Excellence Award and we need parents and staff to complete the survey
It is very similar to the survey completed at the beginning of the school year. 
Thanks for your help!

Full PTA Membership Meeting on May 23

Please join the final PTA full membership meeting of the 2021-2022 school year at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 23.

Join with Google Meet >