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Winterpock Weekly Update-4/15/18

posted Apr 15, 2018, 4:57 PM by Laura Prymak
Hi Winterpock Families! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! We enjoyed settling back into our routines last week and adjusting to the additional 10 minutes in our school day! Follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal) to see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! We look forward to a terrific week thirty of school with your children!
*Student Placement for the 2018-2019 School Year: The time for organizing class assignments for next year is right around the corner! During the months of May and June, teachers, support staff, and administrators will be working on establishing class groups for the next school year. This process is extremely collaborative and thoughtful! We factor in many variables as we strive to find the right “fit” for all students. If you feel the need to provide additional information about your child’s learning needs for the 2018-2019 school year, please send an email or letter to Karen Dubiel, Principal, on or before Friday, May 4th. Although specific teacher requests cannot be guaranteed, we appreciate your input regarding the instructional qualities and type of environment your child thrives in, as well as, notification of any student relationship challenges that may impact your child’s learning. Thank you for partnering with us to provide the very best learning environment for all of our students!

*IMPORTANT Message from CCPS-Time Added to the School Day: An additional 10 minutes will be added to the end of the school day through Friday, June 15th. Dismissal is at 2:55 p.m. from Monday, April 9th through Thursday, June 14th. Our dismissal on Friday, June 15th will be 11:55 a.m.

*Volunteer Application: The CCPS Volunteer Application is now an online application! Paper applications will no longer be used. If you have already submitted a paper application for the current school year (2017-2018), you do not need to do anything at this time. If you have not filled an application and plan to volunteer for a school or PTA function for the remainder of this school year, please go here to access the online application. This link will also be added to our school website! All volunteer applications will now be screened through the CCPS Office of Safety & Security.

*Herb Sale: We are pleased to announce that Winterpock’s 10th Annual Herb Sale will now become part of our K-5 STEAM Curriculum. We sold out last Wednesday! If you ordered herbs, they will be delivered to your child’s classroom on Tuesday, April 17th. Planting instructions will be included! If you have questions, please contact Laura Prymak at laura_prymak@ccpsnet.net or Jennifer Simpson at jennifer_simpson@ccpsnet.net.

*Rising 6th Grade CBG Open House at SCMS: Attached is information from Dr. Frye, Principal at SCMS, about a CBG Open House for rising 6th graders on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:00 p.m. CBG Communication from SCMS April 2018.pdf 

*CCPS ESL Symposium: CCPS is proud to announce the ESL Symposium that will take place on April 18, 2018 beginning at 6:30 P.M. at James River High School. The symposium will be a great opportunity for all of Chesterfield County to come and learn more about the ESL program, our outstanding students and teachers, and many of the resources that we have available to support the program. See the attached flyer! ESL Symposium 4-18-18.pdf 

*Kindergarten Registration: We look forward to meeting our newest members of the Wolfpack! Kindergarten Registration will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Parents can access the online preregistration at http://mychesterfieldschools.com/family-and-community-engagement/preparing-for-school/student-registration/ prior to attending. (Please share this information with your family, friends, and neighbors of first-time Kindergartners!) Thank you!

*Friday, April 20th is a School Spirit Day! Wear your Favorite Color Day!

*Kiwanis “K-Kids” Update: Thanks to many of you, our front hallway is covered in shamrocks to support Ben and MDA! We raised $2,000! Thanks so much for your generosity! Please continue to collect and send in aluminum can tabs to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Richmond. The final K-Kids meeting for the 2017-2018 school year will be on Monday, April 30th from 3:00-3:45 p.m. 

*Inaugural CCPS MyON Reading Challenge: See the attached flyer! The challenge will run from Monday, March 26th through Friday, May 25th! The top 5 students in CCPS will be recognized with the top reader receiving an iPad Mini and the next four students receiving Amazon gift cards! Our students are automatically registered and minutes read are tracked through myON! Your child can access myON through their “Rapid Identity” at my.ccpsnet.net. It is located in your child’s “Backpack” on their Dashboard. Happy reading! CCPS Spring Reading Challenge.pdf 

*MSiC Camp Innovation 2018: Go here to see several summer opportunities hosted by the Math Science Innovation Center.

*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. Bare at natalie_bare@ccpsnet.net. Thank you! SOL Testing Calendar.pdf 

*Café Sign-up: Many thanks to our volunteers from last week! We love having parent volunteers during lunchtime! We have several slots left for Monday through Friday this week. Please go here to sign up. (Click on “sign up” to access the “SignUpGenius” link.) 

*On the horizon:
  • Our 3rd graders will perform their Musical on Tuesday, April 24th! There are two separate performances. Half of the grade level will perform at 6:00 p.m. and the other half will perform at 7:00 p.m. Look for more information from Mrs. Hamlin & Mr. Smalls!
  • Report Cards will come home on Friday, April 27th.
  • Staff Appreciation Week is Monday, April 30th-Friday, May 4th. Many thanks to our PTA for organizing this special week and for celebrating our amazing staff!
  • Core Value Breakfast on Friday, May 4th at 7:45 a.m.
  • See below for additional important dates… 
*On behalf of the PTA…
  • Members of the Wolfpack Running Club will meet on Wednesday, April 18th! 
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 3rd at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Donuts with Mom is on Tuesday, April 24th (Last Names A-I), Wednesday, April 25th (Last Names J-R), and Thursday, April 26th (Last Names S-Z) at 7:45 a.m. each day. 
  • Our next Chick-fil-a Spirit Night is on Monday, April 30th! Proceeds will support our 4th grade team!
  • If you would still like to order Winterpock Spirit Wear, please go here. There is a link to the order form. 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 haven’t already, please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA!
We look forward to another fantastic week with your children! Thank you so much for your continued support! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Karen Dubiel, Principal