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WES' Weekly Principal's Message 1-22-24

Good Afternoon Wonderful Wakefield Eagle Families!  This is Principal Keech, with this week's announcements.  A copy of this transcript will be shared with our PTA and archived on our website under the Principal's Messages tab.


Teacher Workday, Wednesday, January 24th:

Students will NOT attend school this Wednesday, January 24th due to a Teacher Workday. Students will return to school on Thursday, January 25th.


Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Applications:

Every year on March 1st, the amount of funding that our school receives for our Title 1 program is determined by how many of our students qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch.

Title 1 funding is used to hire teachers that help us lower class sizes and provide for targeted interventions and resources for students and support for families.


Please make sure that you have completed your Free or Reduced Lunch application even if unsure you will qualify. Please see link below for more information:

Free or Reduced Lunch


Jungle Book Performance:

On Friday, January 26th and Saturday, January 27th, WES will be performing Jungle Book the Musical at Wakefield High School. This is a culminating project in collaboration with Wakefield High School Theatre. We are very excited and are hopeful to see you all there!


Please see link below for more information,show times and tickets (tickets may only be purchased on-line):

Jungle Book


PTA Reminders:


With support from the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, along with our school's PTA, we are excited to be bringing Shannon Newby, a visual artist to Wakefield at the end of January/beginning of February. Shannon will work with our 4th and 5th grade students on a week long 3D Coral Reef Installation Sculpture that will be hung on completion in our school library for our school population to enjoy!


We are seeking enthusiastic parent/adult/community member volunteers to assist with various aspects of the project, including setup, student assistance, and clean-up. Your time will be invaluable in making this project a success!


If you are interested in contributing your time and energy to this wonderful initiative, please sign up for a volunteer spot through our sign-up genius here

That's all for now!!!! Gooooo Eagles!!!!