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Winterpock Weekly Update - 3/24/19

posted Mar 24, 2019, 3:34 PM by Laura Prymak
Hi Winterpock Families! I hope that you are having a fantastic weekend! It is so nice to have the sun shining outside! Last week was FUN! Our students were so creative with their crazy hair on Friday! (Mrs. Fontana and I were admiring their works of art during parent drop off!) Congrats to Ms. Heavenly Husick! She was selected by her colleagues as our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year! Follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal) to see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! We look forward to an outstanding week twenty-nine of school with your children!

Here are a few updates and reminders:

*Spring Pictures: Spring Individual Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, March 27th! They recommend that your child wear bright, solid colors and avoid green clothing and reflective jewelry. The process is different from the fall where you had to order ahead of time! Students will receive proofs and information on how to order by mail or online after pictures are taken. There is no obligation to purchase! This is considered a school fundraiser.

*4th Grade Recorder Concert: Our 4th graders will have their Recorder Concert on Thursday, March 28th! There are two separate performances that evening. (Cullen, Scarpinato, Loya, Harper, and Ernest will perform at 6:15 p.m. Ching, Atkinson, Iwanski, Brooks/Parker, and Browne will perform at 7:15 p.m.)

*Chesterfield Communities in Schools “CIS” Community Give Back Event: This event is happening next Thursday, March 28th, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Launch Trampoline Park at 10903 Hull Street Road. It's a great family-friendly location and, the more we have in attendance, the more we can earn to benefit the work of CIS! See the attached flyer!

*CCPS Summer Camp Opportunities: CCPS Summer Camp Registration opens on Monday, March 25th, at 10:00 a.m. See the attachment to view what is available. Again, the links to sign up will not open until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Summer 2019 Registration Links - CAMPS.pdf

*Early Release Day: Friday, March 29th is an Early Release Day. Dismissal will begin at 12:45 p.m. Please send in a “paper” note to your child’s classroom teacher in your child’s daily folder if your child will have a transportation change on Friday afternoon. Thank you! Just a reminder…if you need to access the office on Friday afternoon for parent pick-up, you can drive around the car line until 12:50 p.m. After, 12:50 p.m., please wait in the car line until you can access the parking lot safely. Many thanks for your help with this!

*Spring Break: Spring Break is Monday, April 1st through Friday, April 5th! The school will be closed to the public during this week.

*Kindergarten Registration: We look forward to meeting our newest members of the Wolfpack! Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, April 11th from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Parents can access the online preregistration atmychesterfieldschools.com or here. (Please share this information with your family, friends, and neighbors of first-time Kindergartners!) You can also go here for some tips from Smart Beginnings of Greater Richmond. Thank you for helping us spread the word!

*Kiwanis “K-Kids” Update: Tomorrow, Monday, March 25th, will be the last day to purchase a shamrock to support Ben and the MDA. (We extended it one more day!) See the attached order form. Help our K-Kids cover the halls in shamrocks! Please also continue to collect and send in aluminum can tabs to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Richmond! 2019 Ben's Buddies MDA Flyer.pdf

*Annual Herb Sale: We are pleased to announce Winterpock’s 11th Annual Herb Sale! The order form came home with your child on Tuesday, March 19th, is also attached below. Orders will be taken from Wednesday, March 20th through Wednesday, March 27​th. ​The herbs will be delivered to your child’s classroom on Wednesday, April 10th. Planting instructions will be included! Herb Packages make great Mother’s Day gifts and are perfect for every cook in your life! If you have questions, please contact Laura Prymak at laura_prymak@ccpsnet.net or Jennifer Simpson atjennifer_simpson@ccpsnet.net. STEAM Herb Guys Letter.pdf

*WPES Yearbook: In case you are new to Winterpock and did not know, yearbooks are only sold as pre-orders through the PTA. They will not be available to purchase after March 31st. See the PTA section below for more information!

*Women’s History Month: March is Women’s History Month. We will share interesting facts about our “Wonderful Women in History” during the announcements on Wednesdays.

*MSiC Camp Innovation 2019 & Little Innovators: Go here to see several summer opportunities hosted by the Math Science Innovation Center. You can also go here to see information about Little Innovators programs being offered for Grades K-3 students in May.

*SOL Testing Calendar: Attached is the SOL Testing Calendar for our 3rd-5th grade students. We will keep you informed of any revisions to this calendar as we get closer to the testing window. If your child will be absent on a testing day, please email Mrs. Malcolm at jennifer_malcolm@ccpsnet.net. Thank you! 2019 WPES SOL Test Schedule.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 available in the “Resources” tab of our school website. (You do not need to send in a paper note and/or call our school clinic if you fill out this form.) ***An adjustment has been made to this form to allow you to type in multiple dates or a date range in the “Date(s) of Absence” section.*** 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:
  • 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony “Save the Date” – Guilliams, Ogburn, Smith, Frey, and Bailey will be on Monday, June 10th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Hoover, Fore, Papiernik, and VanDusen will be on Tuesday, June 11th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Both ceremonies will take place in the Cosby High School Auditorium.
  • See below for additional important dates… 

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • 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 March PTA Newsletter. 
  • If you haven’t already, please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA!

We look forward to a fantastic week with your children! Have a wonderful Spring Break! Look for my next Sunday email on April 7th! Thanks for all of your support! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Karen Dubiel, Principal