Dear Weibel Families,
We have already reached the end of the first trimester. Time goes by so quickly! As we wrap up the first trimester, I hope all of you took the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher during our parent-teacher conference week. This is a great opportunity for you and your child to meet the teacher to discuss the areas of strengths and improvements in both social-emotional development as well as academic progress.
When we return back from our Thanksgiving break, Weibel is going to participate in a Kids Against Hunger food packaging event. We will also collect donations that will support the cost of the meals our students will pack. These meal packages will support those less fortunate locally and around the world via partnership with humanitarian organizations. Donation is voluntary but will greatly help to pay for the meals our students will be packing. For more information please scroll down and also visit www.KAHfremont.org & https://youtu.be/Qgi9APkCqVs for more information on this event.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. As we approach our first break, I wish everyone a safe holiday break. We do have two long breaks coming along and your family may have some traveling plans. Students will take home 2 COVID Antigen test kits to use prior to returning back from our 1st break.
Dates to Remember:
Nov 4 - PTO Movie Night Under the Stars 6 pm
Nov 6 - Daylight Savings Time Ends - Fall Back One Hour
Nov 8 - PTO meeting MUR @ 6pm
Nov 11 - Veterans Day - NO SCHOOL
Nov 14-18- Parent Teacher Conferences
Nov 17 & 18 - Early Release
Nov 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL
Nov 24 - Thanksgiving
Dec 13 - PTO Meeting MUR @ 6pm
Dec 15 - Meal Packing Event Kids Against Hunger
Dec 22 - Shortened Day
Dec 23 - Jan 8 - Winter Break No School
Covid testing before returning from Thanksgiving break:
Each student will receive 2 OTC rapid antigen tests. Please use one the day before your child returns to school, Sunday November 27th. If they test positive, pleased contact the office or leave a message on the Attendance line and they should stay home and retest based on the timeline in the student flowchart.
LOST & FOUND
Parents please ask your child to check for lost jackets, hats, water bottles, or lunch bags. The items will be laid out behind the MUR (Wed-Fri) . Parents, when you are on campus for Parent/Teacher conference you can also check that area. ALL unclaimed items will be washed and donate and will be removed Friday afternoon.
From the Librarian:
Hi Weibel Families!
Happy Week before Thanksgiving/Fall Break! Just a reminder, Wednesday-Friday are minimum days, so please arrange pick up after school for your kiddos.
We wanted to send another shout out to our sponsors from Movie Night! Thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Mayra Vera, for all your support and Gemrays for sponsoring our concessions!
Weibel Spirit Wear - Flash Sale!
Fridays will be a Weibel Spirit day where students are encouraged to wear Weibel colors and Spirit Wear! If you are new to the school, or your child has outgrown their spiritwear, we do have our Flash Sale going on now. Please place orders here: https://spirithero.com/collections/weibel-3 and see attached flyer for more details!
After School Ice Cream Sales
Are you looking to be the most popular parent on campus or do you love bringing a smile to kids faces -- then signing up for after school ice sales is the volunteer role for you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.
Ice cream sales are Fridays after school at a new location -- Behind the main office (across from the science lab) Ice cream is $1 - please send small bills.
The PTO will also be selling ice cream coupons. If you are looking for a way to celebrate your child's birthday -- buy ice cream coupons to hand out :) Or if you are tired of finding a $1 on Friday to send to school with your child, you can pre-buy ice cream coupons to make it easier. If you are interested, please email email@example.com.
Open Committee/Chair Positions for the 2022-2023 School Year
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to chair a committee for the 2022-2023 school year!
We are still in need of a few committee chairs to ensure that Weibel can have those events and activities.
The most important positions to fill are:
Picture Day Coordinator
More information can be found on our PTO website.
If interested to serve as chair, please contact the PTO President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope that you and your students have had a great start to the school year as we head toward the breaks! While you are spending this extra time with your children, we encourage you to speak with your children about Kindness, Empathy, and Acceptance. Whether your child is just starting out in kindergarten or is in their last year here at Weibel, we encourage our students to learn and understand the importance and meaning of these words, as well as to embrace them with their peers.
KINDNESS is using kind words and actions with others. It reminds us of the Golden Rule - "Do unto others how you would have them do unto you". It is always an important rule to teach our children and guide them through using it, even when it feels difficult. Kindness no matter what. Kindness because you know it is the right thing to do. EMPATHY is taking others' feelings or situation into consideration. Even if we don't know everything about another person, we can look at their faces or actions to guess how they might be feeling. This helps us choose how to be kind and respectful. If we see someone struggling with their academics or behaviors, we can choose to help or give them space. Saying hurtful things or replicating those behaviors just because, is not an option. ACCEPTANCE/RESPECT is acknowledging that we are not all the same. We have different abilities, interests, styles, and appearances. It is the beauty of being unique and special in our own way. Talk with your child about how we all have different strengths and difficulties - even if we can't see if from the outside. They do not make us better or worse than anyone else. They just make us know where we have to work harder, or when we may be of assistance to others.
If you need any help having these conversations or if there is any other way we can support your student, please don't hesitate to reach out!
Mrs. Andersen and Mrs. Fiala
Please call the Weibel attendance line each time your child is absent or late to school. Leave a message with the reason for your child's absence or tardy, a reason must be entered in order for the absence/tardy to be excused. Please include the teacher’s name, your child's first name, last name, your name & phone number. Please speak clearly.
(510) 651-6958 option #7
Due to the safety plans, protocols, and related health and safety measures to mitigate the impact and spread of COVID-19, Weibel will continue to follow the same rules as last year.
Parents will NOT be allowed to enter the blacktop in the mornings. Please be ready to say goodbye at the gate.
Little Foot and Paseo gates will be open during 8am-8:25am and again at 2:40pm. If you are dropping off at the Paseo gate, YOU MUST park your car and walk your child over to the gate. DO NOT stop and create your own drop off lane.
The back school gate near the MUR will be LOCKED ALL DAY. You can still use the Little Foot gate entrance as a shortcut, but will have to walk around the school to get to the main entrance.
Kindergarten will use the side gate by the main entrance. Kindergarten teachers will inform you at their BTSN on August 16 @5pm
Immunizations for TK-5th Grade
All students entering the 2022-2023 school year must be up to date with state required immunizations before entering school in August 2022.
Until all required immunizations are complete per state law, students will NOT be allowed to:
Receive classroom/teacher placement or class schedule
Attend school in-person or distance learning
Participate in school sponsored activities
Proof of the vaccine must include: Student’s name, date of birth, vaccine name, date vaccine administered and name of the clinic, office, or doctor administering the vaccine.
For more information on school immunization requirements, visit www.shotsforschool.org or contact your school.