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Winterpock Weekly Update - 9/30/18

posted Sep 30, 2018, 3:21 PM by Laura Prymak
Hi Winterpock Families! Can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of October?! We are ready for cooler temperatures…without the rain! Thanks for coming to Back to School Night! If you couldn’t attend, we will post our introduction video on the school website. Mrs. Malcolm, Ms. Parnell, and I have visited 43 classrooms in the last three weeks for 30-minute classroom family meetings…and look forward to visiting our final six classrooms this week! Follow me on Twitter (@WPESPrincipal) to see photos highlighting our #WPESwolves throughout the week! We look forward to a fantastic week five of school with your children!

Here are a few updates and reminders:

*Custodial Appreciation Day is Tuesday, October 2nd! Mr. David and Mrs. Jerald make our school shine! Mr. Carlos and our night crew also work hard! We are so thankful for all of them!

*“Join Scouting Night” for Cub Scouts: This event will be on Wednesday, October 3rd from 7:00–8:00 p.m. Leaders from the Cub Scouts will visit classrooms on Tuesday, October 2nd and information will be sent home.

*Vocelli’s Adopt-a-Community: We are so excited that Vocelli’s Pizza has adopted Winterpock for the month of October! 2% of the sales for the month of October from the Deer Run location will be donated to our school to support students and teachers! Encourage your friends and family to eat at Vocelli’s (12040 Southshore Pointe Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112) during October! (Oops! I had the wrong location listed in my last email! My apologies!)

*STEAM: Our students are really enjoying the STEAM Lab! Attached you find a newsletter from Mrs. Prymak and Mrs. Simpson. Thanks for continuing to support our STEAM Lab! September STEAM Newsletter_2018.pdf

*A Message about Field Day from Mr. Baytop & Mr. Jones: Hi Winterpock Families! It is time for Field Day! To make Field Day happen, and to keep it running smooth, Winterpock PE Teachers, Mr. Baytop and Mr. Jones, need your help! Volunteers will oversee games and help with set-up/clean-up. Please remember we only have room for volunteers at this event. No spectators, please. Activities will be in the gym, outdoor field, and bus loop. If certain games do not have volunteers, there may be volunteer post changes to make sure all activities are covered properly. Volunteers need to report to the school gym 15-20 minutes prior to the start of Field Day.

Here is the schedule for Field Day:

Grades K-1 - Tuesday, October 16th - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grades 4-5 - Wednesday, October 17th - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grades 2-3 - Wednesday, October 17th - 1:45-3:30 p.m.

Field Day is fun for all! Thank you in advance for helping with this Winterpock tradition! Go here to sign up! Questions? Please contact Mr. Baytop at Marques_Baytop@ccpsnet.net.

*MSiC Enrichment Programs: See the attached flyers for information on “Little Innovators” (Grades K-3) and “Discoverers” (Grades 4-5). These are additional opportunities for your children to explore STEM! MSiC Little Innovators Brochure Fall_2018.pdf MSiC Discoverers Brochure Fall_2018.pdf

On the Horizon:
  • Fall Picture Day is Wednesday, October 10th.
  • Friday, October 12th is an Early Release Day!
  • Gifted/Talented Referral Deadline Approaching for Grade 5: The Gifted/Talented Referral Deadline for Grade 5 is Monday, October 15th. Please talk to your classroom teacher and/or contact the school office if you have any questions.
  • Boosterhon Fun Run: Our school will participate in the Boosterthon Fun Run Fundraising Program this fall. We hope to raise enough funds to put a Promethean Board in every classroom, purchase reading intervention materials and math manipulatives, and continue with our goal of outfitting each classroom teacher with a walkie talkie. More information will be coming in early November. Our Winterpock Fun Run will be on Friday, November 16th. 

*On behalf of the PTA…
  • The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.
  • Winterpock Spirit Wear will be on sale at Back-to-School Nights! If you would like to order Winterpock Spirit Wear prior to then, please go here. There is a link to the order form. Thanks for showing your school spirit!
  • Upcoming Spirit Night: Buffalo Wild Wings on Wednesday, October 17th from 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Reflections: The theme is “Heroes Around Me.” The deadline for entries is Friday, October 19th. Attached is a flyer and the entry form. Reflections Flyer 2018.pdf VAReflections18-19-student's-packet.pdf
  • If you haven’t already, please support our Winterpock Wolfpack by joining our PTA!

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


Karen Dubiel, Principal