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Winterpock Weekly Update - 5/13/18

posted May 13, 2018, 3:17 PM by Laura Prymak
Hi Winterpock Families! Happy Mother’s Day to all our Winterpock Moms! We hope that you are having a beautiful day! Our Kindergartners serenaded their moms last Friday with a very special Mother’s Day Program! It was so precious! Not a dry eye in the room! Follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal) to see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! We look forward to a phenomenal week thirty-four of school with your children!

*Kindergarten Readiness Fair: A Kindergarten Readiness Fair will be held on Thursday, May 17th. See the attached Press Release from CCPS for information on how to register for this event. Kindergarten Readiness Fair 5-17-18.pdf Kindergarten Readiness Fair 2018.pdf

*Papa John’s Pizza Teacher Delivery Night: Our PTA is partnering with Papa John’s and many of our teachers will be delivering pizza on Tuesday, May 22nd! Attached is the flyer that came home last Thursday. The link to order pizza for this special night is here! Classrooms will be competing for prizes for their teachers. Classrooms that have 65% participation will earn a class pizza party! If you have multiple students, you can list them all under one order and all of their teachers will get credit for participation. There are many other prizes that teachers will be competing for including most tips collected the night of the fundraiser. (Feel free to hold your tip for the actual delivery night versus including it online.) Teachers will deliver to any location within the Papa John’s delivery zone. If you live outside of this zone, feel free to opt for carryout. Our fabulous school counselors will be on site to greet your children! This is a FUN, new fundraising event for our staff and students! 20% of all sales and 100% of all tips will be donated to our school! We need a few more drivers to make this event a success. If you would like to sign up, go here. Thanks for your support! Winterpock ES TDN 5-22-18.pdf

*SOL Testing Reminders: The SOL Testing Window continues this week. Our students have worked diligently throughout the school year and are ready to rock the test! Please ensure that your child is well-rested and at school on time the morning of each SOL test.

Our 3rd graders will take their Math SOL Test and our 4th graders will take their Reading SOL Test on Tuesday, May 15th and Wednesday, May 16th. (A few classrooms have a different testing schedule and have been contacted by their child’s classroom teacher.) Our 5th graders will take their Science SOL Test on Thursday, May 17th. Due to SOL testing schedules and unpredictable ending times, we recommend that you do not come to eat lunch with your children on the days that they are testing. Of course, we welcome you to come on any other day!

Attached is the SOL Testing Calendar for our 3rd-5th grade students. Thank you to the many volunteers that have signed up to assist us with monitoring bathrooms during testing! Please go here if you would still like to volunteer. If your child will be absent on a testing day or have any questions about SOL Testing, please email Mrs. Bare atnatalie_bare@ccpsnet.net. Thank you! SOL Testing Calendar.pdf

*5th Grade Closing Ceremony: The 5th Grade Closing “Promotion” Ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 13th at 9:00 a.m. in the Cosby High School Auditorium. Students will need to arrive at 8:30 a.m. Information was sent home last week. Please contact your child’s classroom teacher if you have any questions. Thank you!

*Cardboard Toilet Paper Tubes: Parents are busy planning the End of Year Party for our 5th graders and need your help! They need to collect cardboard toilet paper tubes. Mrs. Bailey has agreed for her classroom to be the collection site, so please send them to Room 304. Many thanks!

*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

*Summer School Registration: Come "Dive into Learning" with us this summer! Summer school will be held at Winterpock from July 9th- August 2nd. The session will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays. The cost is $180.00. Registration will run from April 26th through May 25th. Please come into the school office to register or request a paper copy to be sent home. Full payment is requested at the time of registration. You may pay by credit card (in person), check, cash, or money order when you register. It is a great opportunity to enrich those skills for the following year, so please consider joining us for a fun "Under the Sea" learning session this summer! There are also enrichment opportunities available at different schools! See the attached flyer about the Cultural Arts Summer Camp. Cultural Arts Summer Camp 2018 Flyer.pdf

*A Message from BBMS: Please see the attached information sheet about BEAR 101 (Summer Orientation) for rising 6th graders that will attend Bailey Bridge Middle School. The registration deadline is June 28th. Spaces are filling up, so they want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to register. Thanks! BEAR 101 Info Sheet 2018.pdf

*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.

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

*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:
  • Friday, May 25th is our final “special” school spirit day for this school year! Back by popular demand…it will be Wacky Tacky Day! Start planning your “wacky tacky” attire now!
  • See below for additional important dates… 
*On behalf of the PTA…
  • Members of the Wolfpack Running Club will meet on Wednesday, May 16th! This was extended due to inclement weather and will be the final meeting for this school year.
  • *PTA Spirit Night: Our next Chick-fil-a Spirit Night is Monday, May 21st! Proceeds will support our Resource team!
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • 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 amazing week with your children! Thank you again for all of your support! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Karen Dubiel, Principal