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Winterpock Weekly Update - 11/25/18

posted Nov 25, 2018, 3:07 PM by Laura Prymak
Hi Winterpock Families! We hope you had a wonderful break with your families! Even though last week was a short week, we were able to celebrate students that earned "Positive Pack" Office Referrals! If you follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal), you can see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves! Week twelve was terrific! We look forward to a tremendous week thirteen of school with your children!

Here are a few updates and reminders:

*CogAT: All 3rd graders will take the CogAT during this week beginning on Tuesday, November 27th.

*Picture Make Up/Retakes Day: Students that are new to Winterpock, were absent on picture day, or need to retake pictures will be called to the stage on Wednesday, November 28th in the morning. Students needing a retake should bring their original picture package with them, so that Candid Color knows what to reprint. (Pictures were sent home last Monday!) Thanks!

*PTA Holiday Shop: The PTA Holiday Shop will be on Friday, November 30th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We are in need of several parent volunteers. Please go here to sign up! Our PTA needs help with setting up, the actual event, and cleaning up. Many thanks to all of the teen volunteers that have signed up!

*Lost & Found: If you haven’t already, stop by the “Lost & Found” in the cafeteria! There are several coats and sweatshirt that have been found!

*2018-2019 MS-ISAC “Kids Safe Online” Poster Contest: Students in grades kindergarten through twelve are invited to participate in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Kids Safe Online Poster contest. The contest is sponsored by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) in conjunction with the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). This is a national contest which encourages our youth to use the Internet safely and securely. Attached are the official rules, entry form and information regarding the poster topics and technical specifications. MS-ISAC-Poster-Contest-and-Form.pdf ​​​​​​​

*On the Horizon:
  • Our 5th graders will perform their Winter Musical on Thursday, December 13th. There will be two shows. Half of the grade level will perform at 6:15 p.m. and the other half will perform at 7:15 p.m. Last year, this allowed for ample parking and seats for all! More information will be coming soon!
  • Winter Break will be from December 20th-January 1st. School will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd.
  • See below for additional important dates… 

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • Thank you so much for your generosity! In just one week, we collected 63 hats, 17 scarves, 50 pairs of mittens/gloves, 117 coats…and a few pairs of socks and snow pants! The families at Chalkley Elementary and Ettrick Elementary are very thankful!
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 3rd 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 to yearbook@winterpockpta.org.
  • If you haven’t already, please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA!

We are so thankful for you and your children! Thank you so much for your continued support! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Karen Dubiel, Principal