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Winterpock Summer Update - 7/8/18

posted Jul 8, 2018, 6:08 PM by Laura Prymak
Hi Winterpock Families! I hope that you are having a wonderful summer break! (I miss your children!) We have been busy closing out one school year while starting the next! As we continue to plan for the 2018-2019 school year, I thought that I would send you an update to keep you informed of what is going on at Winterpock!

*Summer Scholastic Book Fair: Join us for our Summer Scholastic Book Fair on Wednesday, July 11th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the gym at Winterpock! Mrs. Malcolm (Assistant Principal), Ms. Parnell (Dean of Students), and I are eager to see you! Mrs. Witham (Librarian) and some of your favorite teachers will be there too!

*YMCA Before- & After-School Care on Site at Winterpock: Beginning this fall, the YMCA will offer Before-School Care beginning at 7:00 a.m. and/or After-School Care ending at *6:00 p.m. on site at Winterpock! (*This is the time that was reported to me and might be slightly altered.) The pricing for Before-School Care Only is $68 weekly for Members and $85 weekly for Non-Members, for After-School Care Only is $87 weekly for Members and $109 weekly for Non-Members, and for Before-School & After-School Care combined is $106 weekly for Members and $127 weekly for Non-Members. To sign-up, go to ymcarichmond.org (Click on the “Child Care” icon). Registration/Enrollment will not open until tomorrow, July 9th! There are a limited number of spots…approximately 150! For more information, email Daniel Jongleux atJongleuxd@ymcarichmond.org.

*School Board will Receive Proposal to Build a New Elementary School in Magnolia Green in Fall 2020: In case you missed it, here is the information that was shared during a Press Release last week. Redistricting meetings will begin this fall. I’ll keep you updated!

*Important Dates (More details to come later this summer!):

Thursday, August 30th - 9:30-10:30 a.m. (Kindergarten Orientation/Open House), 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Open House for Last Names A-M), 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Open House for Last Names N-Z)

Back-to-School Nights from 6:15-7:30 p.m. - Thursday, September 13th (Grades 2-3), Thursday, September 20th (Grades 4-5), Thursday, September 27th (Grades K-1)

*Summer Office Hours: From Monday, June 18th through Thursday, August 24th, our school office will be open on Mondays-Thursdays from 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The school and division offices will be closed on Fridays during this timeframe.

*School Hours for 2018-2019: The first bell will ring at 9:10 a.m. with the tardy bell ringing at 9:25 a.m. The first dismissal bell will be at approximately 3:45 p.m. with the final bell being at 3:55 p.m. We should have buses rolling by 4:00-4:05 p.m. Again, more details will come later. Just wanted you to be able to plan accordingly!

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, August 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Winterpock Spirit Wear will be on sale at the Summer Book Fair, Open Houses, and Back-to-School Nights! Thanks for showing your school spirit!
  • Please visit the PTA website at http://www.winterpockpta.org/ to access the official Winterpock PTA Facebook page. 
  • If you are currently a PTA Member, you most likely received an email asking you to renew your membership online. Please also know that paper order forms will be available in your opening school packet. Thanks for supporting our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA!

Thanks for spreading the word to your neighbors that might be new to Winterpock! As always, my updates will be posted to the school website until emails can be updated. Thanks again for all of your support! Have a great summer…and hope to see you soon!


Karen Dubiel, Principal