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WPE Community Newsletter - Week of April 19, 2021

Message from the Principal

Whispering Pines Families,


Parent Nights at the Book Fair!

The Book Fair is HERE! Come on our after hours Family Event, wear your mask and buy some books to support your child summer learning!


Super Kids Day

Happy Friday! Next Friday is our much anticipated SUPER KIDS DAY! We are very excited that we will be able to have our students participate in this event. It is one day that students value and remember fondly. As much as we would love to have parents join us we are limiting to staff and students.


Chromebooks Checked out the Families.

As we come closer to the end of the school year, we will be constructing a plan to recover all Chromebooks for the summer as directed by the district. We will be cleaning, updating and preparing them for use next year. Our teachers and IT will be reaching out to families that have devices to schedule a time for the device and the cord to be returned the last week of school.


Bridging Meetings

Don't forget about grade level bridging meetings! Please attend the grade level of your child for next year!


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Wendy Anaya, Principal

Wendy.Anaya@humbleisd.net

281-641-2501

UPCOMING EVENTS

APRIL 2021

  • Tuesday, April 20 1st Grade Grade Bridging Meeting 5-6pm in Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, April 20, 4:30-6;00pm Book Fair Parent Night
  • Wednesday, April 21- 5th Grade Bridging Meeting 5-6pm in Cafeteria
  • Thursday, April 22-3rd Grade Bridging Meeting 5-6pm in Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, April 27th-Second Grade Bridging Meeting 5:00-6:00pm V
  • Wednesday, April 28- 2nd Grade Bridging Meeting 5-6pm in Cafeteria
  • Thursday, April 29-4th Grade Bridging Meeting 5-6pm in Cafeteria
  • Thursday, April 29th 4:30-6:00 Book Fair Parent Night
  • Friday, April 23 - Super Kids Day
  • Thursday, April 29- WPE Graduate Walk!
  • Monday, April 19-Thursday, April 29 BOOK FAIR (More info to come)
  • Friday, April 23- Super Kid's Day
  • Thursday, April 29-WPE Graduates Walk! (This is a date change!)

MAY 2021
  • Tuesday, May 11 4th and 5th Grade Math STAAR
  • Wednesday, May 12 4th and 5th Grade Reading STAAR
  • Thursday, May 13 5th Grade Science STAAR
  • Week of May 17 GPC and EOY Conferences begin please look for info from teacher
  • Tuesday May 18 3rd Grade Math STAAR
  • Wednesday, May 19th 5th Grade Manner's Banquet/Picnic
  • Thursday May 20 3rd Grade Reading STAAR
  • Tuesday, May 25 3d Grade Picnic
  • Wednesday, May 26th Kindergarten EOY Performance and picnic
  • Thursday-May 27 2nd Grade Picnic
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CAMPUS UPDATES🏫

5th Grade Parents CAMP NOBIS

Camp Nobis is a middle school camp for incoming 6th graders. The fee is $15 but scholarships are available. This is a great opportunity to prepare your child for middle school and build leadership skills as well.


BOOK FAIR Family Event

We are welcoming our families to a Book Fair Family Event On Tuesday, April 20th and Thursday, April 29th 4:30-6:00 in the Library. Come buy some books for SUMMER READING


Multipurpose Room (Gym) Update

The first phase of our new gym is happening Thursday, April 15 when fencing is placed around the construction areas. We will keep you posted on developments and pictures as they occur.


SPRING PICTURES

Your children looked amazing for our picture day. Group photo order forms will be going home next week, you may order a class photo online or with the form-be on the lookout!


WPE Graduate Walk

We have a date change for our WPE graduate walk to accommodate our Senior last late arrival. It will take place on Thursday, April 29th.

Do you have children that went to WPE and are graduating from high school this year? Or do you know someone that does? We will be having our yearly WPE Graduate Walk for our former Pandas on Thursday, April 29 at 8:30am. They will walk the halls for our students to see and celebrate their success and then gather in the cafeteria for breakfast and a group photo! They might even see some of their former teachers!


End of Year Activities

Picnics and Bridging meetings are being scheduled please watch for communication from your child's teacher for the details!


Super Kids Day at WPE

We are planning a modified version of SKD in April this year that addresses COVID and still allows students to participate in this special annual event.


Kindergarten Round-up

Calling all Kindergarteners! If you child is turning 5 yrs old by 9/1/2021 they are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten. We will be having a face to face information meeting on Thursday, April 15th from 5:00-6:00pm in the cafeteria.


Manner's Banquet for 5th Grade Students

Despite the challenges of COVID we feel it is important to continue with our important grade level or campus events such as Super Kids Day and Manner's Banquet. The students remember these special events for years. Manner's Banquet marks the end of your child's time in elementary school as they move into middle and high school. We will be adjusting this event to meet the district and state guidelines.


  • Face to Face learners will be seated at a table with their classrooms which we call 'school families'.
  • Servers will be limited to school personnel.
  • Any entertainment or speakers will be WPE staff or students

We would like to include our online learners at much as possible while respecting parent's choice of learning environment. The following opportunities will be offered to our 5th grade online learners.


  • The manner's lesson from the district will be offered in the virtual setting in a zoom format
  • We will live stream the manner's luncheon so students can watch the banquet.

😊😊😊😊COUNSELOR CORNER😊😊😊😊

Elain Dabney

Elain.Dabney@humbleisd.net


Karla Corpus

Karla.Corpus@humbleisd.net


Check out below to see how our counselors are supporting WPE students!

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DISTRICT UPDATES

Application window now open for Spanish Immersion and Dual Language Programs

Deadline to apply is April 23 GO HERE


PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022

Parents of students enrolling in Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year may begin the pre-registration process online beginning April 5, 2021.


Parents enrolling students in Pre-Kindergarten will also have the option to register in-person at the Humble Civic Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 9, or from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 16.


Watch the Inspiring Moments video on Early Childhood Education and get a glimpse inside our Pre-K and Kindergarten programs!


For information regarding qualifications and registration please see this LINK



Face Masks-

Last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott lifted the state-wide mandate for masks and face coverings, and referred to TEA to establish guidelines for schools. TEA in turn established face covering protocols very similar to the Governor's former order, but empowered each local school board with the authority to modify, eliminate, or substitute a local face covering policy in place of TEA's version.


The following policy was approved at the regular March meeting of the Board of Trustees on March 9, 2021, and is effective immediately.

Every student, teacher, staff member, and visitor shall wear a mask or face shield over the nose and mouth when on school district property or at a district event wherever it is not feasible to maintain six feet of social distancing from another person not in the same household; provided, however, that this mask requirement does not apply to the following:

  • Any person younger than 10 years of age;
  • Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a mask;
  • Any person while the person is consuming food or drink, or is seated in a dining area to eat or drink;
  • Any person while the person is actively exercising or engaging in physical activity;
  • Any spectator at an outdoor event;
  • Any person while the person is giving a speech for a broadcast or to an audience; or
  • Any student while actively participating in an activity where it is impractical to wear a mask or face shield.


Multipurpose Rooms/Gym

One of the big changes for elementary schools will be the addition of Multipurpose Rooms/Gyms. Currently, our older elementary schools face challenges when they need to hold P.E. or a school assembly indoors because they don’t have a multipurpose room/gym. They only have a cafeteria.

The architect GPD Group was selected for the first group of six elementary schools that will be receiving a multipurpose room addition and the Community Learning Center that will receive a new gym space. Schools were grouped based upon their floorplans. Those with similar designs were placed into the same group to achieve economic efficiencies with bond funds.

First group of schools:

Community Learning Center (gym)
Deerwood Elementary
Hidden Hollow Elementary
Pine Forest Elementary
Shadow Forest Elementary
Whispering Pines Elementary
Willow Creek Elementary


CURBSIDE MEAL LOCATIONS - Mondays & Wednesdays (ONLY)


Virtual Learners & ALL children ages 1-18 years old

  • Free Curbside Meals To Go will resume Wednesday, January 6.
  • Meals distributed Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • All virtual learning students regardless of meal eligibility (free, reduced, or full paid), will be able to pick up curbside meals at no cost.
  • ALL children in the community ages 1-18 years old may pick up curbside meals at no cost
  • Mondays: two breakfast meals and two lunch meals will be distributed.
  • Wednesdays: three breakfast meals and three lunch meals will be distributed.


Foster Elementary, Park Lakes Elementary, Ridge Creek Elementary, Timberwood Middle School, Atascocita High School, Humble High School, and Kingwood Park High School.
*AHS meal distribution is near the cafeteria in the back of the main building. This parking lot entrance's access road is West Lake Houston Parkway. AHS Curbside Meal Map
* KPHS meal distribution is at the Larry Cooper Athletic Center entrance.

Families with multiple children within different grade levels can go to ANY one location. Each location will have slightly different meals. Some food may require cooking. Please see Humble ISD Child Nutrition’s Website for cooking instructions.

Parents and Guardians must bring student’s ID, proof of student enrollment in HAC, or Student Name and ID number. To speed up the process parents can display a sign with student names and ID numbers over the rearview mirror.