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WPE Community Newsletter - Week of May 10, 2021

Message from the Principal

Whispering Pines Families,


Good Morning Families,


My best wishes to all of our Mother's or acting Mothers for what you do on a daily basis for your children. I hope your day was relaxing and spent with those you love best.


Here is some additional information for upcoming events:


Grade Level Picnics- all virtual students are invited to attend. Please check in at the front office and we will direct you to the correct place. If you are planning to take your child home after the picnic please check them out with their teacher. Please limit visitors to a max of three guests because although we are outside we would like to keep it as small as possible. Teachers will be sending out the information specific to your child's picnic.


Chromebooks Return- all Chromebooks that have gone home with students must be returned the last week of school. These Chromebooks will be cleaned and updated. If you are continuing in the virtual environment you will be assigned a computer later in the summer.


5th Grade Celebration- 5th Grade parents please come to the outdoor End of Year Celebration for our 5th graders moving on to middle school. Bring your lawn chair and sunglasses and we can send them on with a fun encouraging event. The award ceremony will last from 30-45 minutes and then the 5th grade students will have pizza and one last recess time with their classmates. We are unable to accommodate families with the pizza and please remember that siblings are great but not a good idea for the picnic as they will be unable to play on the equipment with all of our large 5th graders.


End of Year Conferences We are looking forward to seeing all of our parents for our End of Year conferences. You will find out how much progress your child has made to the grade level goals and ways to support their learning over the summer. Please attend!


Library Book Returns- Last year we lost 800 library books that were not returned by students. We want to recover all of our checked-out books this year or even books from last year if you find any under beds or in old back packs. Please see the incentives we are providing students to bring back their books. Thank you for your support! CHECK IT OUT


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Wendy Anaya, Principal

Wendy.Anaya@humbleisd.net

281-641-2501

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 19 - 5th Grade Manner's Banquet
  • Thursday, May 20 - 3rd Grade Reading STAAR
  • Friday, May 21 - First Grade Picnic and 4th Grade Picnic
  • Tuesday, May 25 - 3rd Grade Picnic and PRE K Picnic
  • Wednesday, May 26 - Kindergarten EOY Performance and picnic @ Pavillion
  • Thursday, May 27 - 2nd Grade Picnic and 5th Grade End of Year Award, Lunch and picnic

CAMPUS UPDATES🏫

CHROMEBOOKS RETURN **********

Humble ISD has made the decision to collect all Chromebooks and other borrowed technology from all students/families before the end of the 2020-2021 school year regardless of the instructional plan you have for your child for the next school year. We ask that if you borrowed a Chromebook from WPE for your student's virtual learning that you return the device/charger during the end of year class picnic for your students grade level. When you arrive at the front office to check in there will be a staff member collecting Chromebooks and chargers to make the process easier for you. If you nor your virtual student are attending the picnic we request that you still make use of the times listed below to return the borrowed items.


Friday, May 21, 2021 - 1st grade picnic 10:40-11:40

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 4th grade picnic 12:10-1:10

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 - Pre-K picnic 9:00-10:00

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3rd grade picnic 11:40-12:40

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - Kindergarten picnic and performance 10:10-11:10

Thursday, May 27th, 2021 - 2nd grade picnic - 11:10-11:40

Thursday, May 27th - 5th grade picnic - 12:40-2:40


5th Graders Summer Reading

Ross Sterling: Here is their summer reading information. RSM Summer Reading

Timberwood: No summer reading assignment- Read something of student choice.

West Lake: No assigned summer reading. They want students to read for pleasure.

Atascocita: Here is their summer reading information. AMS Summer Reading

Woodcreek: coming soon

Humble: Summer Reading Flyer some suggestions from HMS staff!

  • New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • A Good kind of trouble by Lisa Moore Ram'ee
  • Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Sal and Galie Break the Universe #1 by Carlos Hernandez
  • Look both ways by Jason Reynolds


5th Grade End of year Award and Picnic

We will be celebrating our 5th grade online and face to face learners in a EOY picnic and award ceremony. Parents are invited to attend. Bring your lawn chair since the celebration will be outside.12:00-1:30pm. For the student celebration we will have inflatables and pizza for the students. Younger siblings are wonderful but not a good idea since they will not be able to play with the big kids on the equipment. The awards Ceremony will last about 30-45 minutes. Parents that want to check out their child will be required to sign them out either with a teacher or in the front office.


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
  • Virtual students will be invited to attend, please be on the lookout for information from your teacher about how to sign up your child that is in the virtual setting for the event.

End of Year Conferences

Please attend your child's End of Year conference. We want to discuss progress and team with you for summer learning. NO SUMMER SLIDE!!

😊😊😊😊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!

DISTRICT UPDATES

CHROMEBOOKS RETURN **********

Humble ISD has made the decision to collect all Chromebooks and other borrowed technology from all students/families before the end of the 2020-2021 school year regardless of the instructional plan you have for your child for the next school year. We ask that if you borrowed a Chromebook from WPE for your student's virtual learning that you return the device/charger during the end of year class picnic for your students grade level. When you arrive at the front office to check in there will be a staff member collecting Chromebooks and chargers to make the process easier for you. If you nor your virtual student are attending the picnic we request that you still make use of the times listed below to return the borrowed items.


Friday, May 21, 2021 - 1st grade picnic 10:40-11:40

Friday, May 21, 2021 - 4th grade picnic 12:10-1:10

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 - Pre-K picnic 9:00-10:00

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 3rd grade picnic 11:40-12:40

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - Kindergarten picnic and performance 10:10-11:10

Thursday, May 27th, 2021 - 2nd grade picnic - 11:10-11:40

Thursday, May 27th - 5th grade picnic - 12:40-2:40



PFIZER VACCINE AVAILABLE TO AGES 16 AND UP FROM HARRIS COUNTY AT NRG PARK


Pfizer vaccine available to ages 16 and up from Harris County at NRG Park

Harris County Public Health has asked us to share that they have COVID vaccine available to anyone 16 and older.

The Pfizer vaccine can be administered to those ages 16 and older and is available at NRG Park. A parent must accompany their teen to provide consent and receive the vaccine. NRG Park vaccinations are available daily from noon to 9 p.m. Appointments are not necessary. If you prefer to make an appointment, you can do so at https://vacstrac.hctx.net/landing. Drive-ups without an appointment are welcome.

More information is available on the Harris County Public Health website



Free school meals for ALL Humble ISD students extended through May 28, 2021

All Humble ISD students, regardless of meal eligibility (free, reduced, or full paid), will continue to receive one breakfast meal and one lunch meal per school day at NO COST for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

On-Campus Learners

  • Free Meals - All Humble ISD students, regardless of meal eligibility (free, reduced, or full paid), will be able to receive one breakfast meal and one lunch meal per day at no cost from any of the menu lines.
  • Regular a la carte items will still be available each day for purchase.

Virtual Learners & ALL children ages 1-18 years old

  • 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.
  • No Curbside during Spring Break (March 15th-19th)
  • No Curbside at Elementary Monday, March 22nd
    • Elementary Curbside Meals resume Wednesday, March 24 (FE, PLE, RCE) 9-10 a.m.
    • Secondary Curbside Meals resume Monday, March 22 (AHS, HHS, KPHS, TMS) 9-10 a.m.

Curbside Meal Locations: 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. Parents must bring child's birth certificate on the first meal pickup if not enrolled in Humble ISD.

Any duplicate meals will be charged to the student's account.

Humble ISD has partnered with the USDA for funding.



If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 281-641-2500 or email our Campus IT at lyndsey.gunal@humbleisd.net




New Face Mask Policy as of 4-22-21

On April 22, 2021, the Board of Trustees of Humble ISD voted to update the District’s face covering protocols. The updated protocols make face coverings optional for all elementary school students. Prior to the update, masks were optional for students under 10 and required for students 10 and older. The update protocols also make face coverings optional for participants at an outdoor event or activity. Outdoor events and activities include recess, outdoor PE, senior picnics, or any other outdoors event or activity.

The updated policy 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 elementary school student; (updated April 22, 2021)
  • 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 or participant at an outdoor event or activity; (updated April 22, 2021)
  • 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.


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