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Winterpock Weekly Update - 10/14/18

posted Oct 14, 2018, 3:16 PM by Laura Prymak

Hi Winterpock Families! Mother Nature keeps interrupting our plans! I am pretty sure that all of us are looking forward to cooler temperatures…without rain! Hoping that your power came back on quickly and that your family is safe and sound! Last week, even with the wacky weather, our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders were able to enjoy a visit from the Richmond Symphony. We also celebrated many students that received “Positive Pack Office Referrals” with positive phone calls to parents! Follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal) to see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! We look forward to a superb week seven of school with your children!

Here are a few updates and reminders:

*Gifted/Talented Referral Deadline TOMORROW for Grade 5: The Gifted/Talented Referral Deadline for Grade 5 is tomorrow, Monday, October 15th. Please talk to your classroom teacher and/or contact the school office if you have any questions.

*A Message about Field Day from Mr. Baytop & Mr. Jones: Hi Winterpock Families! It is time for Field Day! To make Field Day happen, and to keep it running smooth, Winterpock PE Teachers, Mr. Baytop and Mr. Jones, need your help! Volunteers will oversee games and help with set-up/clean-up. Please remember we only have room for volunteers at this event. No spectators, please. Activities will be in the gym, outdoor field, and bus loop. If certain games do not have volunteers, there may be volunteer post changes to make sure all activities are covered properly. Volunteers need to report to the school gym 15-20 minutes prior to the start of Field Day.

Here is the schedule for Field Day:

Grades K-1 - Tuesday, October 16th - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grades 4-5 - Wednesday, October 17th - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grades 2-3 - Wednesday, October 17th - 1:45-3:30 p.m.

Field Day is fun for all! Thank you in advance for helping with this Winterpock tradition! Go here to sign up! Questions? Please contact Mr. Baytop at Marques_Baytop@ccpsnet.net.

*Upcoming PTA Spirit Night: There is a WPES Spirit Night at Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, October 17th from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

*A Message from Mrs. Prymak & Mrs. Simpson about STEAMmania: STEAMmania is an event sponsored by Chesterfield County Public Schools. It is a day of challenges, learning, and fun centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Students will work in teams during on-site challenges to solve a problem using the knowledge of two or more STEAM contents. Each elementary school is able to bring a limited number of students to participate in this event. Students will be selected based on their ability to work together as a cooperative and collaborative team member. Attached is the STEAMmania Interest Form. It is due before Thursday, October 18th. Winterpock STEAMmania TEAM Interest Form.pdf

Thank you to the many parents that have inquired about our STEAM Wish List. You can access this list on our website athttp://bit.ly/Winterpock_STEAMLab. Many thanks for your continued support!

*Wear PINK: On Friday, October 19th, Winterpock staff will be wearing pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Your children are welcome to participate too! Let’s all wear PINK!

*PTA Reflections Entries DUE Friday: The theme is “Heroes Around Me.” The deadline for entries is Friday, October 19th. Attached is a flyer and the entry form. We cannot wait to showcase the many talents of our students! Reflections Flyer 2018.pdf VAReflections18-19-student's-packet.pdf

*Vocelli’s Adopt-a-Community: We are so excited that Vocelli’s Pizza has adopted Winterpock for the month of October! 2% of the sales for the month of October from the Deer Run location will be donated to our school to support students and teachers! Encourage your friends and family to eat at Vocelli’s (12040 Southshore Pointe Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112) during October! Adopt-a-Community-Flyer-Winterpock.pdf

*National School Bus Safety Week: National School Bus Safety Week is October 22nd-26th. Our bus drivers are fantastic! Let’s celebrate our bus drivers on Wednesday, October 24th! (This is a surprise for them!) Please see the attached memo. We appreciate your help in reviewing bus safety at home. Thanks for helping us support our bus drivers! Bus Driver Appreciation Week 2018.pdf

*A Message from Mrs. Witham & Mrs. Robinson: Greetings from the Library! We are excited to let you know that students who have purchased an October Birthday Book will come to the library on Friday, October 26th to celebrate in our Birthday Book Club. If you have not sent in a form yet and would like to participate, there is still time! Please turn in the attached form by Monday, October 22nd if you would like for your child to participate in the October Birthday Book Celebration. Thanks for your support! WPES Birthday Book Program.pdf ​​​​​​​

On the Horizon:
  • Parent-Teacher Conference Day will be Tuesday, November 6th. Be on the lookout for communication from your child’s classroom teacher if you have not already scheduled a conference and would like to!
  • Boosterhon Fun Run: Our school will participate in the Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraising Program this fall. We hope to raise enough funds to put a Promethean Board in every classroom, purchase reading intervention materials and math manipulatives, and continue with our goal of outfitting each classroom teacher with a walkie talkie. More information will be coming in early November. Our Winterpock Fun Run will be on Friday, November 16th. 

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • If you would like to order Winterpock Spirit Wear, please go here. There is a link to the order form. Thanks for showing your school spirit!
  • WPES Yearbook: You can purchase a Yearbook at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/. Enter code 21141. Yearbooks are $23 (personalization is $5) until December 31st. After December 31st, prices increase to $28 (personalization $7). The last day to place an order is March 31, 2019. Please submit pictures toyearbook@winterpockpta.org.
  • If you haven’t already, please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA!

Thank you again for your continued support! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Fondly,

Karen Dubiel, Principal

Winterpock Weekly Update - 10/7/18

posted Oct 7, 2018, 3:08 PM by Laura Prymak

Hi Winterpock Families! Last week, we completed our classroom family meetings! 49 classrooms in 4 weeks! Whew! It was so much fun! We are so fortunate to have such amazing students and teachers! Follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal) to see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! We look forward to a sensational week six of school with your children!

Here are a few updates and reminders:

*Arrival & Dismissal Update: Thank you for your patience as we continue to problem solve how to meet everyone’s needs! In the morning, during arrival, we will continue to begin unloading the car loop at 9:05 a.m. (Most parents are waiting to arrive until 9:10-9:15 a.m. which helps to keep our line shorter and more fluid!) Thank you for stopping at the white sign once the car loop is full. Please continue to drive straight down Harpers Mill Parkway and safely U-turn (at the end of the road) to access the car line from the other side. Please do NOT block the entrances to any of the side streets in the neighborhood including Glen Royal, Forge Gate, Petherwin, Highmarker, or Herton Cross. We need to allow for buses to safely access the left turn lane and bus loop. If you attempt to access the school via the left turn lane after 9:05 a.m., a staff member will kindly guide you to make a U-turn and wait in the line. This will prevent you from driving into oncoming traffic or the bus loop.

In the afternoon, at dismissal, please continue to wait in the car line. Pull up as far as you can in the car loop. Please wait at the white sign once the car loop is full. Cars that need to access the parking lots can do so until 3:50 p.m. After 3:50 p.m., all cars attempting to drive around the car line to access the school will be asked to U-turn and wait in the line. Again, this will prevent you from driving into oncoming traffic. A security guard will be stationed in the road daily by the white sign to direct traffic beginning tomorrow. This will allow for me to safely write down car numbers! All car riders will need to be picked up by 4:00 p.m. (Yes, we have gotten very efficient! Thanks for your help with this!)

I am no longer allowed to stand in the road on Harpers Mill Parkway. Thank you for continuing to follow the procedures that we have put in place to allow all of you to get to school safely! We recognize that we do not have the perfect solution for everyone, but will continue to try our best!

*Fall Picture Day: Fall Picture Day is Wednesday, October 10th. Fall pictures are a pre-pay format. You can pay online prior to picture day and/or send in a check on picture day. All students will have their pictures taken today regardless of whether they pre-paid for them! No proofs will be sent home with fall pictures. (We did not want you to think that you would get a proof and could order at that time.) The order form does notate that you can still place an order after picture day by emailing customerservice@candidcolor.net. You can also call 1-800-321-4256 for assistance. In case you didn’t know, school photography is a school fundraiser and we will get credit for purchases made on or before Picture Day. Make-up/Retake pictures will be available on Wednesday, November 28th. If you need an additional order form, please contact the school office at (804) 763-5051. In the spring, all students are photographed and proofs are sent home for you to view prior to ordering. We will send reminders home closer to that time-frame.

*Early Release Day: Friday, October 12th is an Early Release Day! The first dismissal bell will be at 12:45 p.m. (This is when we will begin dismissing our car loop.) Lunch times are adjusted on this day, and most students will eat in their classrooms. There are ten minute windows where students will access the cafeteria line by grade level between 10:55 a.m.-12:10 p.m. to ensure that all students have an opportunity to purchase lunch. (Classrooms that have students that eat at the peanut free table at lunch will eat in the cafeteria on this day at their adjusted times.) We kindly ask that visitors not join us for lunch on this day. It can be a little hectic! Thank you!

*Gifted/Talented Referral Deadline Approaching for Grade 5: The Gifted/Talented Referral Deadline for Grade 5 is Monday, October 15th. Please talk to your classroom teacher and/or contact the school office if you have any questions.

*Vocelli’s Adopt-a-Community: We are so excited that Vocelli’s Pizza has adopted Winterpock for the month of October! 2% of the sales for the month of October from the Deer Run location will be donated to our school to support students and teachers! Encourage your friends and family to eat at Vocelli’s (12040 Southshore Pointe Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112) during October! Adopt-a-Community-Flyer-Winterpock.pdf

*A Message from Mrs. Prymak & Mrs. Simpson about STEAMmania: STEAMmania is an event sponsored by Chesterfield County Public Schools. It is a day of challenges, learning, and fun centered on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Students will work in teams during on-site challenges to solve a problem using the knowledge of two or more STEAM contents. Each elementary school is able to bring a limited number of students to participate in this event. Students will be selected based on their ability to work together as a cooperative and collaborative team member. Attached is the STEAMmania Interest Form. It is due before Thursday, October 18th. Winterpock STEAMmania TEAM Interest Form.pdf

Thank you to the many parents that have inquired about our STEAM Wish List. You can access this list on our website athttp://bit.ly/Winterpock_STEAMLab. Many thanks for your continued support!

*A Message about Field Day from Mr. Baytop & Mr. Jones: Hi Winterpock Families! It is time for Field Day! To make Field Day happen, and to keep it running smooth, Winterpock PE Teachers, Mr. Baytop and Mr. Jones, need your help! Volunteers will oversee games and help with set-up/clean-up. Please remember we only have room for volunteers at this event. No spectators, please. Activities will be in the gym, outdoor field, and bus loop. If certain games do not have volunteers, there may be volunteer post changes to make sure all activities are covered properly. Volunteers need to report to the school gym 15-20 minutes prior to the start of Field Day.

Here is the schedule for Field Day:

Grades K-1 - Tuesday, October 16th - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grades 4-5 - Wednesday, October 17th - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grades 2-3 - Wednesday, October 17th - 1:45-3:30 p.m.

Field Day is fun for all! Thank you in advance for helping with this Winterpock tradition! Go here to sign up! Questions? Please contact Mr. Baytop at Marques_Baytop@ccpsnet.net.

*CCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement: Attached is a newsletter that they would like to share! FACE the Week 10-6-18.pdf

On the Horizon:
  • Wear PINK: On Friday, October 19th, Winterpock staff will be wearing pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Your children are welcome to participate too! Let’s all wear PINK!
  • National School Bus Safety Week is October 22nd-26th. Our bus drivers are fantatstic!
  • Boosterhon Fun Run: Our school will participate in the Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraising Program this fall. We hope to raise enough funds to put a Promethean Board in every classroom, purchase reading intervention materials and math manipulatives, and continue with our goal of outfitting each classroom teacher with a walkie talkie. More information will be coming in early November. Our Winterpock Fun Run will be on Friday, November 16th. 

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • If you would like to order Winterpock Spirit Wear, please go here. There is a link to the order form. Thanks for showing your school spirit!
  • Upcoming Spirit Night: Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, October 17th from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Reflections: The theme is “Heroes Around Me.” The deadline for entries is Friday, October 19th. Attached is a flyer and the entry form. VAReflections18-19-student's-packet.pdf Reflections Flyer 2018.pdf
  • WPES Yearbook: You can purchase a Yearbook at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/. Enter code 21141. Yearbooks are $23 (personalization is $5) until December 31st. After December 31st, prices increase to $28 (personalization $7). The last day to place an order is March 31, 2019. Please submit pictures toyearbook@winterpockpta.org.
  • If you haven’t already, please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA!

Thank you again for your continued support! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Fondly,

Karen Dubiel, Principal

Winterpock Weekly Update - 9/30/18

posted Sep 30, 2018, 3:21 PM by Laura Prymak

Hi Winterpock Families! Can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of October?! We are ready for cooler temperatures…without the rain! Thanks for coming to Back to School Night! If you couldn’t attend, we will post our introduction video on the school website. Mrs. Malcolm, Ms. Parnell, and I have visited 43 classrooms in the last three weeks for 30-minute classroom family meetings…and look forward to visiting our final six classrooms this week! Follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal) to see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! We look forward to a fantastic week five of school with your children!

Here are a few updates and reminders:

*Custodial Appreciation Day is Tuesday, October 2nd! Mr. David and Mrs. Jerald make our school shine! Mr. Carlos and our night crew also work hard! We are so thankful for all of them!

*“Join Scouting Night” for Cub Scouts: This event will be on Wednesday, October 3rd from 7:00–8:00 p.m. Leaders from the Cub Scouts will visit classrooms on Tuesday, October 2nd and information will be sent home.

*Vocelli’s Adopt-a-Community: We are so excited that Vocelli’s Pizza has adopted Winterpock for the month of October! 2% of the sales for the month of October from the Deer Run location will be donated to our school to support students and teachers! Encourage your friends and family to eat at Vocelli’s (12040 Southshore Pointe Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112) during October! (Oops! I had the wrong location listed in my last email! My apologies!)

*STEAM: Our students are really enjoying the STEAM Lab! Attached you find a newsletter from Mrs. Prymak and Mrs. Simpson. Thanks for continuing to support our STEAM Lab! September STEAM Newsletter_2018.pdf

*A Message about Field Day from Mr. Baytop & Mr. Jones: Hi Winterpock Families! It is time for Field Day! To make Field Day happen, and to keep it running smooth, Winterpock PE Teachers, Mr. Baytop and Mr. Jones, need your help! Volunteers will oversee games and help with set-up/clean-up. Please remember we only have room for volunteers at this event. No spectators, please. Activities will be in the gym, outdoor field, and bus loop. If certain games do not have volunteers, there may be volunteer post changes to make sure all activities are covered properly. Volunteers need to report to the school gym 15-20 minutes prior to the start of Field Day.

Here is the schedule for Field Day:

Grades K-1 - Tuesday, October 16th - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grades 4-5 - Wednesday, October 17th - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grades 2-3 - Wednesday, October 17th - 1:45-3:30 p.m.

Field Day is fun for all! Thank you in advance for helping with this Winterpock tradition! Go here to sign up! Questions? Please contact Mr. Baytop at Marques_Baytop@ccpsnet.net.

*MSiC Enrichment Programs: See the attached flyers for information on “Little Innovators” (Grades K-3) and “Discoverers” (Grades 4-5). These are additional opportunities for your children to explore STEM! MSiC Little Innovators Brochure Fall_2018.pdf MSiC Discoverers Brochure Fall_2018.pdf

On the Horizon:
  • Fall Picture Day is Wednesday, October 10th.
  • Friday, October 12th is an Early Release Day!
  • Gifted/Talented Referral Deadline Approaching for Grade 5: The Gifted/Talented Referral Deadline for Grade 5 is Monday, October 15th. Please talk to your classroom teacher and/or contact the school office if you have any questions.
  • Boosterhon Fun Run: Our school will participate in the Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraising Program this fall. We hope to raise enough funds to put a Promethean Board in every classroom, purchase reading intervention materials and math manipulatives, and continue with our goal of outfitting each classroom teacher with a walkie talkie. More information will be coming in early November. Our Winterpock Fun Run will be on Friday, November 16th. 

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Winterpock Spirit Wear will be on sale at Back-to-School Nights! If you would like to order Winterpock Spirit Wear prior to then, please go here. There is a link to the order form. Thanks for showing your school spirit!
  • Upcoming Spirit Night: Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, October 17th from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Reflections: The theme is “Heroes Around Me.” The deadline for entries is Friday, October 19th. Attached is a flyer and the entry form. Reflections Flyer 2018.pdf VAReflections18-19-student's-packet.pdf
  • If you haven’t already, please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA!

Thank you again for your continued support! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Fondly,

Karen Dubiel, Principal

Winterpock Weekly Update - 9/23/18

posted Sep 23, 2018, 4:47 PM by Laura Prymak

Hi Winterpock Families! Thank you so much for ALL of the positive feedback and support that you have given us! We are so proud of our staff for keeping our students happy and safe during the inclement weather last Monday. Our students were incredible…we are proud of them too! Mrs. Malcolm, Ms. Parnell, and I were excited that we got to visit many classrooms for family meetings last week…and are looking forward to many more visits this week! Follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal) to see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! We look forward to a fabulous week four of school with your children!

Here are a few updates and reminders:

*Back to School Night: Last Thursday went very well! The following classrooms will have Back to School Night this Thursday:
Thursday, September 27th – ECSE (Phillips), ALL Kindergarten (Abell, Armstrong, Handzel, Houchens, Lehman, McNulty, Morris, Pruitt), All 1st (Adams, Beck, Carbonneau, Crouch, Davis, Ford, McCullough), a few 2nd (Cheatham, Killelea, White), and a few 3rd (Cary, Hubbard, Husick, Loucks, Majetic, Starling)

When you arrive, please go directly to your child’s classroom. We will not even attempt to fit the parents of almost 600 students into the cafeteria! At 6:15 p.m., we will show a video to introduce our staff in your child’s classroom. Session One will begin at 6:30 p.m., Session Two will begin at 6:55 p.m., and Session Three will begin at 7:20 p.m. Back to School Night will end at 7:45 p.m. We know that parking will be a challenge. If you miss the video, do not worry! We will be posting it to our website after all Back to School Nights are complete. Thanks for carpooling, walking, coming to a later session…whatever you can do to help us fit!

*Safety Drills: We wanted to let you know that we have several safety drills planned throughout the school year. In September, we are required to have two Fire Drills (this used to be four) and two Lock-Down Drills. We were not anticipating having a Tornado Drill until after October 1st, but have checked it off of the list after last Monday’s “unplanned” event. Again, safety drills are a common practice throughout the school year to help our students be prepared.

*Updates from the WPES Library: *We need volunteers! We are looking for parents and grandparents to assist us in the library on a daily basis. This is a fun and relaxing way to volunteer and get to know the students. There are many tasks, such as filing books and straightening shelves, which need to be done daily. If you are interested in volunteering on a weekly basis, please consider coming into the library! You can spend an hour with us, a morning, or an afternoon! If interested please email Mrs. Witham (tami_witham@ccpsnet.net) or Mrs. Robinson (jessica_robinson@ccpsnet.net) for a library schedule in order to find the best volunteer time-slot for you! *Birthday Book Club is back! The library is excited to announce the return of the Birthday Book Club! Letters are being sent home explaining it more in detail. If you would like to sign your child up to come to the library for a birthday celebration, a birthday treat, and be the first to check out a brand new book of their choice, fill out the form and send it in with your $15 donation! Thank you for your continued support!

*Transportation Communication Update: We have implemented new procedures to ensure that school buses are not blocked from entering the bus loop in the morning and afternoon. Thanks for continuing to drive down Harpers Mill Parkway and U-turning to access the car line once Elementary Way Loop is full in the mornings and afternoons! This saves precious time and allows our buses to enter the school safely! Remember, you must U-turn and wait in this line after 9:05 a.m. and after 3:45 p.m. Thank you also for not blocking streets or entrances to neighborhoods. We appreciate it! I will continue to communicate Transportation Updates via Twitter as this will provide you with information in real time. My Twitter feed (@WPESPrincipal) is now on the main page of our school website!

*MSiC Enrichment Programs: See the attached flyers for information on “Little Innovators” (Grades K-3) and “Discoverers” (Grades 4-5). These are additional opportunities for your children to explore STEM! MSiC Little Innovators Brochure Fall_2018.pdf MSiC Discoverers Brochure Fall_2018.pdf

*Kroger Community Rewards: Our school is about to receive a $100 check for our first quarterly reward! Woohoo! In case you didn’t know, Winterpock Elementary is now enrolled in Kroger’s school fundraising program – Community Rewards – and we need your help earning funds for the school! Each year, Kroger donates $3.5 million to nonprofit organizations that participate in Community Rewards. Earning funds for Winterpock Elementary is as easy as swiping your Kroger Plus Card every time you shop! To get started, follow the steps below to link your Kroger Plus Card to our school.

How to link your Kroger Plus Card:
  • Visit www.Kroger.com/CommunityRewards and click Sign In
  • Once logged in, select I’m a Customer/View Details
  • Search for your organization by name
  • Select your organization and click Enroll

On the Horizon:
  • Custodian Appreciation Day is Tuesday, October 2nd! Mr. David and Mrs. Gerald work hard during the day to make our school shine!
  • “Join Scouting Night” for Cub Scouts: This event will be on Wednesday, October 3rd from 7:00–8:00 p.m. Leaders from the Cub Scouts will visit classrooms on Tuesday, October 2nd and information will be sent home.
  • Vocelli’s Adopt-a-Community: We are so excited that Vocelli’s Pizza has adopted Winterpock for the month of October! 2% of the sales for the month of October from the Oxbridge Square Center location will be donated to our school to support students and teachers! More information coming soon!
  • Boosterhon Fun Run: Our school will participate in the Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraising Program this fall. We hope to raise enough funds to put a Promethean Board in every classroom, purchase reading intervention materials and math manipulatives, and continue our goal of outfitting each classroom teacher with a walkie talkie. More information will be coming in early November. Our Winterpock Fun Run will be on Friday, November 16th. 

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Winterpock Spirit Wear will be on sale at Back-to-School Nights! If you would like to order Winterpock Spirit Wear prior to then, please go here. There is a link to the order form. Thanks for showing your school spirit!
  • WOW! Our school community is so generous! Thanks to your incredible donations, Chalkley Elementary will receive 11 full boxes of school supplies and numerous backpacks! Our K-Kids enjoyed partnering with the PTA to sort and pack up the supplies! Thank you so much!
  • Our Outreach Committee delivered 96 denim items to the CCPS Denim Drive! We hope that we are one of the top three schools! Thank you for supporting this!
  • Reflections: The theme is “Heroes Around Me.” The deadline for entries is Friday, October 19th. Attached is a flyer and the entry form. Reflections Flyer 2018.pdf PTA Reflections Student-Packet.pdf
  • Please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA! The PTA will give the first class in each grade level that reaches 100% membership and 100% favor fees a Snow Cone Party! Below you will find the classes that are in first and second place for each grade level. We currently have a tie in kindergarten! The contest ends on Friday, September 28th 
  • Kindergarten - Armstrong (needs 6 PTA memberships & 3 favor fees), Handzel (needs 6 PTA memberships & 3 favor fees)
  • 1st Grade - Adams (needs 5 PTA memberships & 5 favor fees), Ford (needs 10 PTA memberships & 9 favor fees)
  • 2nd Grade - Baker (needs 6 PTA memberships & 6 favor fees), White (needs 7 PTA memberships & 3 favor fees)
  • 3rd Grade - Majetic (needs 5 PTA memberships & 4 favor fees), Loucks (needs 7 PTA memberships & 8 favor fees)
  • 4th Grade – Cullen (needs 4 PTA memberships & 1 favor fee), Browne (needs 4 PTA memberships & 4 favor fees)
  • 5th Grade - Guilliams (needs 5 PTA memberships & 3 favor fees), Smith (needs 6 PTA memberships & 4 favor fees)

Thank you again for all of your support! We feel blessed to serve this fine community! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Fondly,

Karen Dubiel, Principal

Winterpock Update - 9/18/18

posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:00 AM by Laura Prymak

Good Morning Winterpock Families! Thank you again for all of your positive feedback and support! Yesterday, it was incredible to witness all of our staff...from bus drivers, custodians, and cafeteria manager to teachers, instructional assistants, and office crew...join together to keep your children safe and happy until the last child was picked up. Your children were amazing! We are so blessed to serve in such a fine community!

Here are a few updates for today:

*We are operating on a 2-hour delay. Doors will open for the car loop at 11:05 a.m. The first bell is at 11:10 a.m. with the tardy bell being at 11:25 a.m. (Do not worry, we will not count children as tardy during today's arrival process! It tends to take a bit longer on delay days!)

*Please continue to U-turn down Harpers Mill parkway and access the drop off line from the other side of the road to allow for buses to access our bus loop. If you are making a U-turn and waiting in the drop off line, please do not block street entrances. We do have families and community members that live beyond our school. We also have a bus that needs to access those roads. Thanks for your help with this!

*Lunch will be served at regular lunch times with Kindergarten classes beginning at 11:30 a.m. The lunch menu choices are the same...Pizza Dippers, Chicken Sandwich, Asian Chicken Salad, or Yogurt.

*CCPS Transportation Update: Mosely Road is closed to bus traffic. Bus stops will be relocated to Mosley Road and Skinquarter Road, in addition to Mosely Road and Genito Road.

Otterdale Road continues to have water standing. Students living on Otterdale Road from Westerleigh Parkway and Duval Road should proceed to Westerleigh Parkway and Cabretta Drive.

(I will call in just a minute with the road closure information!)

I'll keep you updated throughout the morning! Have a great day!

Fondly,

Karen Dubiel, Principal

Winterpock Weekly Update - 9/16/18

posted Sep 16, 2018, 3:16 PM by Laura Prymak

Hi Winterpock Families! We had a great time visiting our students last week during our classroom family meetings…and are excited to have more classroom visits this week! Follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal) to see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! (You might also see a funny dance video!) We look forward to a fantastic week three of school with your children!

Here are a few updates and reminders:

*Color Week in Kindergarten: Our Kindergartners will be celebrating “Color Week” this week in their classrooms! Let’s show them support by wearing RED on Monday, 9/17, ORANGE on Tuesday, 9/18, YELLOW on Wednesday, 9/19, GREEN on Thursday, 9/20, and BLUE on Friday, 9/21. They will love it!

*Back to School Night CHANGES: We have gotten a bit creative with rescheduling our Grades 2-3 Back to School Night! CCPS has requested that we only have elementary BTS nights on Thursdays (and October is just too late to host these), so we are going to try something a little different. We have split 2nd and 3rd grades over the two remaining nights. See the schedule below:
  • Thursday, September 20th – ALL 4th (Atkinson, Brooks, Browne, Ching, Cullen, Ernest, Harper, Iwanski, Loya, Scarpinato), ALL 5th (Bailey, Fore, Frey, Guilliams, Hoover, Ogburn, Papiernik, Smith, VanDusen), a few 2nd(Baker, Mannon, Persons, Peterson), and one 3rd (Lavelle)

  • Thursday, September 27th – ECSE (Phillips), ALL Kindergarten (Abell, Armstrong, Handzel, Houchens, Lehman, McNulty, Morris, Pruitt), All 1st (Adams, Beck, Carbonneau, Crouch, Davis, Ford, McCullough), a few 2nd(Cheatham, Killelea, White), and a few 3rd (Cary, Hubbard, Husick, Loucks, Majetic, Starling)

When you arrive, please go directly to your child’s classroom. We will not even attempt to fit the parents of almost 600 students into the cafeteria! At 6:15 p.m., we will show a video to introduce our staff in your child’s classroom. Session One will begin at 6:30 p.m., Session Two will begin at 6:55 p.m., and Session Three will begin at 7:20 p.m. Back to School Night will end at 7:45 p.m. We know that parking will be a challenge. If you miss the video, do not worry! We will be posting it to our website after all Back to School Nights are complete. Thanks for carpooling, walking, coming to a later session…whatever you can do to help us fit!

*MAP Assessments: We will continue with our MAP Assessments…or Measures of Academic Progress…this week. See the schedule below!
  • 3rd Grade Math MAP Assessment - Tuesday, September 18th
  • 4th & 5th Grades Math MAP Assessment - Wednesday September 19th

*Attendance Slides Presentation from CCPS: Attached is a presentation that CCPS would like for us to share with you! CCPS - Every Day Counts - Attendance for Elementary Parents - Fall 2018.pptx

*CCPS Office of Family and Community Engagement: Attached is a newsletter that they would like to share! FACE the Week 9_14_2018.pdf Week 1 AD-Tech It Out! 9-12.pdf

*MSiC Enrichment Programs: See the attached flyers for information on “Little Innovators” (Grades K-3) and “Discoverers” (Grades 4-5). These are additional opportunities for your children to explore STEM! MSiC Little Innovators Brochure Fall_2018.pdf MSiC Discoverers Brochure Fall_2018.pdf

*Updates from the WPES Library: Our 1st-5th grade students will began checking our books during their library times last week! Kindergarten students will begin checking out books this week. Students will be able to exchange books weekly during their scheduled library times. “Open Check Out” or opportunities to exchange books outside of scheduled library times will not begin until the week of October 1st. Thanks for your patience as we train a new library assistant and create a schedule that is manageable for classroom teachers and students!

*Transportation Communication Update: We have implemented new procedures to ensure that school buses are not blocked from entering the bus loop in the morning and afternoon. Thanks for continuing to drive down Harpers Mill Parkway and U-turning to access the car line once Elementary Way Loop is full in the mornings and afternoons! This saves precious time and allows our buses to enter the school safely! Remember, you must U-turn and wait in this line after 9:05 a.m. and after 3:45 p.m. Thank you!!! I will continue to communicate Transportation Updates via Twitter as this will provide you with information in real time. You do not have to set up a Twitter account to see these updates. You can access my Twitter account via the school website by clicking on the School Information Tab and selecting@WPESPrincipal Twitter. We hope to have this feed added to the front page of the website very soon! This will allow you to simply bookmark the school website for easy access!

*Change in Child’s Afternoon Transportation: If there is a change in your child’s afternoon transportation, please send awritten note to his/her teacher. (We would love for you to use the attached WPES Transportation Note! There are two notes per page. You only need to send one. Please cut the note down the center vertically and send in the entire “half sheet,” so we can see your child’s name, etc.) Notes will be sent to the office in our daily classroom folders. If an emergency arises during the day and you need to make a change to afternoon transportation, please call the office at (804) 763-5051. (I worry that a teacher may not receive an email prior to dismissal and want to ensure that all children arrive home safely!) We kindly ask that you please do not make changes after 3:15 p.m. Again, this will help us get everyone to the correct place! IMPORTANT: Please inform your child’s daycare if there will be a change in the afternoon! Many thanks! WPES Transportation Change Note for Parents.pdf

On the Horizon:
  • Vocelli’s Adopt-a-Community: We are so excited that Vocelli’s Pizza has adopted Winterpock for the month of October! 2% of the sales for the month of October from the Oxbridge Square Center location will be donated to our school to support students and teachers! More information coming soon!

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4that 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Winterpock Spirit Wear will be on sale at Back-to-School Nights! If you would like to order Winterpock Spirit Wear prior to then, please go here. There is a link to the order form. The previous “tie dye” pattern has been discontinued. See the attached photos to see the new print. Also, hats will be available for special order! Thanks for showing your school spirit! PTA Spirit Wear Update.pdf
  • Please support our School Supply Drive for Chalkley Elementary! You can drop off donations from September 10th-21st in the outreach barrels in the front lobby. Thank you in advance for your generosity! WPES PTA School Supply Drive.pdf
  • See this attached flyer for information about the CCPS/WPES PTA Denim Drive! Denim will be collected through September 21st. Help Winterpock be one of the top three schools! 2018 WPES PTA Denim Drive.pdf
  • Reflections: The theme is “Heroes Around Me.” The deadline for entries is Friday, October 19th. Attached is a flyer and the entry form. Reflections Flyer 2018.pdf PTA Reflections Student-Packet.pdf
  • AmazonSmile: Connect your Amazon account to Winterpock PTA to support our school! See attached FAQ for more information. AmazonSmile.pdf
  • Please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA! The PTA will give the first class in each grade level that reaches 100% membership and 100% favor fees earns a Snow Cone Party! Below you will find the classes that are in first and second place for each grade level. We currently have a tie in kindergarten! The contest ends on Friday, September 28th. 
  • Kindergarten - Armstrong (needs 6 PTA memberships & 3 favor fees), Handzel (needs 6 PTA memberships & 3 favor fees)
  • 1st Grade - Adams (needs 5 PTA memberships & 5 favor fees), Ford (needs 10 PTA memberships & 9 favor fees)
  • 2nd Grade - Baker (needs 6 PTA memberships & 6 favor fees), White (needs 8 PTA memberships & 4 favor fees)
  • 3rd Grade - Majetic (needs 6 PTA memberships & 5 favor fees), Loucks (needs 8 PTA memberships & 8 favor fees)
  • 4th Grade - Cullen (needs 4 PTA memberships & 1 favor fee), Browne (needs 5 PTA memberships & 5 favor fees)
  • 5th Grade - Guilliams (needs 5 PTA memberships & 3 favor fees), Smith (needs 7 PTA memberships & 5 favor fees)

Thank you again for all that you do to support us! Your children make us smile! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Fondly,

Karen Dubiel, Principal

Grades 2 & 3 Back-to-School Night Rescheduled

posted Sep 11, 2018, 4:59 AM by Laura Prymak

Hi Winterpock Families! All CCPS after-school activities and events that are scheduled for Thursday, September 13th through Saturday, September 15th will be rescheduled. Therefore, our Grades 2 & 3 Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 13th will be rescheduled. We will let you know the new date as soon as possible! Thank you!

Fondly,

Karen Dubiel, Principal

Winterpock Weekly Update 9/9/18

posted Sep 9, 2018, 3:17 PM by Laura Prymak

Hi Winterpock Families! WOW! It was just wonderful to have your children back at school last week! They were definitely the bright spots of our days! Mrs. Malcolm, Ms. Parnell, and I are excited to begin our 30 minute classroom meetings this week with grades 2 and 3! Follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal) to see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! We look forward to a terrific week two of school with your children!

***Disclaimer: There is a lot of information about Transportation in the beginning of this email! Please read to the end of this email to see other important information from the school and the PTA!***

Here are a few updates and reminders:

*Student Profile Sheets: These were sent home last Tuesday. We want to ensure that we have the most accurate and up-to-date information. These profile sheets are printed from our information system, so you will be able to see if your address, phone number, email, etc. are correct. Please look over the form and make any corrections. If there are no changes, please write NONE on the sheet. If you haven’t already, please return this sheet to school on or before Friday, September 14th. Thank you!

*Change in Child’s Afternoon Transportation: If there is a change in your child’s afternoon transportation, please send a written note to his/her teacher. (We would love for you to use the attached WPES Transportation Note! There are two notes per page. You only need to send one. Please cut the note down the center vertically and send in the entire “half sheet,” so we can see your child’s name, etc.) Notes will be sent to the office in our daily classroom folders. If an emergency arises during the day and you need to make a change to afternoon transportation, please call the office at (804) 763-5051. (I worry that a teacher may not receive an email prior to dismissal and want to ensure that all children arrive home safely!) We kindly ask that you please do not make changes after 3:15 p.m. Again, this will help us get everyone to the correct place! IMPORTANT: Please inform your child’s daycare if there will be a change in the afternoon! Many thanks! WPES Transportation Change Note for Parents.pdf

*Car Rider (Gym) versus Parent Pick Up (Office): We have students that are daily or consistent car riders. These families have assigned numbers. Students with car numbers go to the gym at dismissal. If you decide to walk to school or park to pick up your car rider that has a number tag, please wait outside of the “outside” gym doors. A staff member will assist you. We were able to have the car loop completed by4:07 p.m. on Friday! WOOHOO! (Our goal is 4:00 p.m. We will get there!)

Last week, we had approximately 90 families go to the office daily to sign out their children for Parent Pick Up in the Office. (We understand that many of these changes in transportation were due to late buses and appreciate that you notified the school prior to 3:15 p.m. when you could!) As you can imagine this is overwhelming for you and the office as we try to safely ensure that each student gets to the correct place! If you are picking up your child from the office at dismissal, we ask that you do not sign him/her out until 3:45 p.m. Also, please do not just take your child from the hallway and leave. We must safely account for all children! ;) If you realize that daily pick up is the best option for your family, please contact the school office. We will gladly assign you a car number tag to help things go smoother! Then, you can stay in your car and your child will be brought to you!

*Transportation Communication Update: Thank you so much for all of the support that you have given our staff as we work to perfect the things that we can control with transportation! We have implemented new procedures to ensure that school buses are not blocked from entering the bus loop in the afternoon. Several teachers and staff members are volunteering and serving extra “other duties as assigned” to help expedite what we can! I will continue to communicate Transportation Updates via Twitter as this will provide you with information in real time. You do not have to set up a Twitter account to see these updates. You can access my Twitter account via the school website by clicking on the School Information Tab and selecting @WPESPrincipal Twitter. We hope to have this feed added to the front page of the website on Monday! This will allow you to simply bookmark the school website for easy access! See more information about arrival and dismissal below…

*Here are a few things that you can do to help us continue to have an efficient and safe arrival and dismissal:

Arrival:
  • No students should enter the school prior to 9:05 a.m. At 9:05 a.m., students will go to the cafeteria where adults will monitor them until they head to class when the bell rings at 9:10 a.m.
  • In the morning, please pull all the way around the car loop to the third sign that states “Student Drop Off Starts Here.” We will unload approximately 12-14 cars at one time, and then wave you around. (Please do not let your children out of your vehicle until 9:05 a.m. when adults are in place to assist you.) 
  • Please do not get out of your vehicle. Staff members will be on the car loop to open doors and assist your children. 
  • There will be a sign at the median where the buses turn to access the bus loop (next to the baseball field) that asks you to stop there if the car loop is full. Once the car loop is full in the morning, we are asking you to wait at this sign if you are dropping off your child. This will allow cars needing to access the parking lot before 9:05 a.m. to use the left turn lane to go around those of you waiting and safely access the right lane to enter one of our parking lots. Remember, we do not want anyone driving into oncoming traffic to access either parking lot! If it is past 9:05 a.m., you will need to wait in the line. Thank you so much for your help with this! This worked well last year!
  • Again, thank you again for pulling all the way around and helping us keep the line moving. If you do not pull all the way around, buses cannot access the bus loop! If you are parking in the large lot and walking your children to the front door, please walk completely around the sidewalk instead of cutting across the crosswalk. This will also help us to safely keep the car loop moving. 

Dismissal:
  • At 3:45 p.m. (first bell), kindergarten students walk with their teachers to the buses. All daycare students (K-5) go to the cafeteria and all car riders (K-5) go to the gym.
  • At 3:50 p.m. (second bell), students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades students go to the buses.
  • At 3:55 p.m. (third bell), students in 4th and 5th grades go to the buses.
  • Parents that have a number for car rider pick up in the front loop should pull all the way to the “Student Drop Off Starts Here” sign. Just like the morning, once the loop is full, parents should stop at the white sign by the ball fields. (A staff member will be out to start writing down numbers at 3:40ish p.m. to help us move quickly! Please stay at the sign until you are waved on!)
  • If you need to get to the office in the afternoon to pick up your child, please plan to arrive prior to 3:45 p.m. to access the parking lot. If you arrive after 3:45ish p.m., please wait in the line. As you can see, the line has now been rerouted to the other side of Harpers Mill Parkway to allow for buses to safely enter the bus loop! Thank you so much!

*A Summer Reading Reminder from Mrs. Witham, Mrs. Robinson, & Mrs. Trimble: We have extended the deadline! Don’t forget to turn in your Summer Reading Bingo Sheet on or before Friday, September 14th! Summer Reading Bingo 2018.pdf

*Updates from the WPES Library: Our 1st-5th grade students will begin checking our books during their library times this week! Kindergarten students will begin checking out books during the week of September 17th. Students will be able to exchange books weekly during their scheduled library times. “Open Check Out” or opportunities to exchange books outside of scheduled library times will not begin until the week of October 1st. Thanks for your patience as we train a new library assistant and create a schedule that is manageable for classroom teachers and students!

*Winterpock Way “PBIS”: We are so excited to share that our whole school has adopted “Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports” and redefined our Winterpock Way! Ask your children how many “positive paws” their class has earned! They are working hard to earn classroom incentives by earning 20 positive paws. Once they earn a classroom reward, they will have a special wolf placed on their doorframe. Three wolves equals a quarterly reward that is supported by our PTA! At Winterpock, we are all focused on being kind, safe, and responsible in the classroom, hallways, restrooms, cafeteria, outside at recess, and even on the school bus! Every child is involved in a classroom “Pack Meeting” daily to greet their peers, share, complete a team-building activity, and/or participate in a class message. Last year, we had a committee of teachers (led by our amazing school counselors) research many methods and determine the right fit for our school. Twenty-one teachers joined us in August to create this school-wide approach and prepare for full implementation during this school year! This will replace our monthly Core Value recognition of one student per class. Now, we can celebrate all of the children all of the time! We will share more information about our Winterpock Way with you during Back to School Nights. ;)

*Back to School Night for 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade: We look forward to seeing our 2nd and 3rd grade parents on Thursday, September 13th. When you arrive, please go directly to your child’s classroom. We will not even attempt to fit the parents of almost 350 students into the cafeteria! At 6:15 p.m., we will show a fun video to introduce our staff. Session One will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. and Session Two will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m. Back to School Night will end at 7:30 p.m. We know that parking will be a challenge. If you miss the video, do not worry! We will be posting it to our website after all Back to School Nights are complete. (Back to School Night for Grades 4 & 5 will be on September 20th and Grades K & 1 on September 27th.)

*MAP Assessments: Last year, several selected schools in CCPS piloted MAP Assessments…or Measures of Academic Progress. This year, all students in Grades 3-5 at all elementary schools in CCPS will participate. A letter will be sent home to you describing this process in more detail. Here is also a blog that you can access to read about Parent FAQs. Just wanted to give you a heads up of the assessment schedule:
  • 3rd Grade Reading MAP Assessment - Thursday, September 13th
  • 4th & 5th Grades Reading MAP Assessment - Friday, September 14th
  • 3rd Grade Math MAP Assessment - Tuesday, September 18th
  • 4th & 5th Grades Math MAP Assessment - Wednesday September 19th

*Volunteer Application: The CCPS Volunteer Application is an online application. If you or a family member plan to volunteer for a school or PTA function for the 2018-2019 school year, please go here to access the online application. This link is also available on our school website. All volunteer applications will now be screened through the CCPS Office of Safety & Security. (If you filled out the online application last spring, you are all set!)

*Kroger Community Rewards: Winterpock Elementary is now enrolled in Kroger’s school fundraising program – Community Rewards – and we need your help earning funds for the school! Each year, Kroger donates $3.5 million to nonprofit organizations that participate in Community Rewards. Earning funds for Winterpock Elementary is as easy as swiping your Kroger Plus Card every time you shop! To get started, follow the steps below to link your Kroger Plus Card to our school.

How to link your Kroger Plus Card:
  • Visit www.Kroger.com/CommunityRewards and click Sign In
  • Once logged in, select I’m a Customer/View Details
  • Search for your organization by name
  • Select your organization and click Enroll

On the Horizon:
  • Information about how to sign up to be a Publix Partner... (Similar to Kroger! I’ll let you know once the school is signed up!)
  • Our Kindergartners will be celebrating “Color Week” next week in their classrooms! Let’s show them support by wearing red (Monday, 9/17), orange (Tuesday, 9/18), yellow (Wednesday, 9/19), green (Thursday, 9/20), and blue (Friday, 9/21). They will love it!

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Winterpock Spirit Wear will be on sale at Back-to-School Nights! If you would like to order Winterpock Spirit Wear prior to then, please go here. There is a link to the order form. The previous “tie dye” pattern has been discontinued. See the attached photos to see the new print. Also, hats will be available for special order! Thanks for showing your school spirit! PTA Spirit Wear Update.pdf
  • Please support our School Supply Drive for Chalkley Elementary! You can drop off donations from September 10th-21st in the outreach barrels in the front lobby. Thank you in advance for your generosity! WPES PTA School Supply Drive.pdf
  • See this attached flyer for information about the CCPS/WPES PTA Denim Drive! Denim will be collected through September 21st. Help Winterpock be one of the top three schools! 2018 WPES PTA Denim Drive.pdf
  • Reflections: The theme is “Heroes Around Me.” The deadline for entries is Friday, October 19th. Attached is a flyer and the entry form. Reflections Flyer 2018.pdf PTA Reflections Student-Packet.pdf
  • AmazonSmile: Connect your Amazon account to Winterpock PTA to support our school! See attached FAQ for more information. AmazonSmile.pdf
  • Please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA!

Thank you again for your continued support! (I promise that this email will get shorter soon!) I look forward to greeting your children in the morning! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Fondly,

Karen Dubiel, Principal

WPES Transportation - Change in Communication...

posted Sep 7, 2018, 6:44 AM by Laura Prymak

Good Morning Winterpock Families! Happy Friday! I am going to try a different mode for transportation updates from now on! When I send you email updates, I have to go through multiple steps before hitting send. Many times, the information is changing while I am typing! In order to give you real time updates, I am going to "Tweet" using Twitter. If you have a Twitter account, you can follow me at @WPESPrincipal. If you do not have a Twitter account, you can click on this link or go herehttps://twitter.com/WPESPrincipal?lang=en. My Twitter feed is linked to our website! Hoping that this will meet your needs quicker!

I just tweeted that Route 8 will be 20-25 minutes late today. I'll keep you posted via Twitter of any other updates! Karen Dubiel, Principal

Winterpock Update - We had a GREAT day! ...until...

posted Sep 5, 2018, 3:46 AM by Laura Prymak

Hi Winterpock Families! We absolutely had a GREAT day with your children! It was so nice to see all of their smiling faces! (I was able to briefly visit each classroom today which made me smile!)

Again, it was a GREAT day...until..dismissal! In fact, our last few students were just picked up from school around 6:45 p.m. (Many thanks to the parents from Route 3 for your patience and support!)

Several of you are questioning how dismissal could have been this terrible. Here are a few things that we want to share with you...

At 3:45 p.m., we only had one bus in our loop. Yes, one bus! Mrs. Malcolm and I made the decision to keep students in their classrooms with their teachers until at least half of our buses arrived. Students did not load buses until 16 of our 19 buses had arrived. We did not want children standing outside in the heat or sitting on the bus for an extended period of time. Our buses left at approximately 4:45 p.m.

Car riders and day cares were sent to the gym at 3:45 p.m., but it took awhile to get the car loop moving as this is a new process for many students. (This will be much quicker tomorrow! I'm working on a plan right now to expedite this! It will be better tomorrow!)

These things paired with many other unforeseen transportation issues made this afternoon very difficult for everyone. We are frustrated for you!

Please know that we are doing everything that we can at Winterpock to perfect the procedures that we can control. I will send an email againtomorrow letting you know when the buses depart. Thank you again for your support as we work together to get all 1,200 children home safely! Thank you again for sharing your wonderful children with us each day!

Fondly,

Karen Dubiel, Principal

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