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Winterpock Weekly Update - 2/24/19

posted Feb 24, 2019, 3:32 PM by Laura Prymak
Hi Winterpock Families! Woohoo! I am looking outside and the sun is shining…finally! Last week, we enjoyed celebrating Kindness Week! Tomorrow, we look forward to our school-wide STEAM Challenge! Many thanks to all of our Wolfpack families that donated materials! We are ready to go! If you follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal), you will see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! We look forward to a fantastic week twenty-five of school with your children!

Here are a few updates and reminders:

*American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge: Our annual event will begin on February 25th and will end on March 11th. Students will bring their raised funds during the week of March 4th. Go to this link to sign up for the event. Just scroll down on the page and type in our school name. Students “kicked off” this event during their resource classes last week. Our goal is to raise $20,000! We look forward to supporting the American Heart Association!

*Dr. Seuss Week is February 25th-March 1st: See the attached schedule to see how your child can participate each day! (Monday – Wear as Many Colors as You Can, Tuesday – Wear a College or Vacation Shirt, Wednesday – Dress as Your Favorite Dr. Seuss Character, Thursday – Wear a Hat, Friday – Wear Wacky Socks) Dr. Seuss Week Flyer 2019.pdf

*1st Grade Musical: Our 1st graders look forward to performing for their families this Friday, March 1st at 10:00 a.m. in the cafeteria! Please reach out to your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions.

*STEAM Family Day: See an attached flyer regarding a special STEAM Family Day on Saturday, March 2nd from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia. It will be fun! Spring into STEAM Flyer.pdf

*Celebrating Black History Month: During the month of February, we will honor the achievements and contributions made by African Americans on the morning announcements. Please ask your child to share with you what they learn! Attached is a flyer shared by CCPS regarding events happening around the county. CCPS Black History Month Events Flyer.pdf

*Winterpock Absence Excuse Form: We are now offering a convenient, new way to excuse your child's absences! A Google Form is now available for you to fill out. The link is attached here and will be added to the “Resources” tab of our school website soon. (You are welcome to continue to send in paper notes and/or call our school clinic at (804) 763-5061, but do not need to if you fill out this form.) If you have any questions regarding this form, please contact our school office at (804) 763-5051. Thank you!

*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!

*On the Horizon:
  • The Gifted/Talented Referral Deadline for Kindergarten and 1st Grade is Friday, March 15th. You can request a referral form in person or by calling our school office at (804) 763-5051.
  • See below for additional important dates… 

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Wolfpack Running Club: The Wolfpack Running Club begins on Wednesday, March 20th! The deadline to register is Wednesday, March 13th at 4:00 p.m. For more information and to register, click here
  • Save the Date! The PTA will host a Family Fun Night & Silent Auction on Friday, April 12th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. More details will be coming soon! 
  • 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. The price has increased to $28 (personalization $7). The last day to place an order is March 31, 2019. Please submit pictures to yearbook@winterpockpta.org.
  • Box Tops for Education: Thank you for continuing to send in Box Tops! The Box Top Contest will end on April 30th. Top 3 classes will earn a snow cone party! Remember to label the bag of Box Tops that you send in with the name of your child’s teacher to ensure that your child’s classroom gets credit! General information about Box Tops can be found in the February PTA Newsletter. 
  • If you haven’t already, please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA!

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


Karen Dubiel, Principal