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WPE Community Newsletter - Week of May 3, 2021

Message from the Principal

Whispering Pines Families,


This week we have had our first campus wide event of the year! Super Kids Day was a huge success and the teachers and the students feel a renewed energy and excitement as we begin to return to our new normal. We are excited to have our parents join us for our outdoor end of year grade level picnics for virtual and face to face students. Being able to invite our parents back to the campus for our outdoor events is a wonderful development in a challenging year.


While we are unable to invite parents to indoor events during the school day, teachers and staff continue to work hard to provide our students with those valued moments such as 5th Grade Manners Banquet . Our teachers and staff will handle all of the many tasks that go along with this event because we know how important it is that our students continue to have these memorable experiences.


Teacher Appreciation Week is next week. I encourage all parents to reach out to your teacher personally. This has been a most challenging year and teachers have worked evenings and weekends to support the learning of our students. With a nationwide shortage of teachers I am so grateful that our teachers choose WPE to call home. Thanks for your support!


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Wendy Anaya, Principal

Wendy.Anaya@humbleisd.net

281-641-2501

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UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY 2021

May 3-7- Teacher Appreciation Week

  • 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🏫

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. We will be providing additional information in the next newsletter.


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.





HUMBLE ISD SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR MAY 1


Humble ISD School Board Election scheduled for May 1

Humble ISD will have a School Board Election on Saturday, May 1. School board members are volunteers, who serve without pay, and are elected for four-year terms. This year, there are four positions scheduled for election on the seven-member board.

Candidates on the ballot are:

  • Trustee, Position No. 1: William A. Epperson, Rebecca Tribo, Edgar Clayton, Robert A. Sitton
  • Trustee, Position No. 3: Jesse Givens, Chris Parker, David O. Popoola, Donté Washington, James C. Banks, Wilbert C. Baker, Liz Diaz, Clint D. Horn
  • Trustee, Position No. 4: Marques A. Holmes, Lonnie Jackson, Janie Branham, Ken Kirchhofer, Chase Stevens
  • Trustee, Position No. 5: Andrea Glazebrook, Martina Lemond Dixon

Election Day is Saturday, May 1, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Harris County registered voters can vote at any Election Day polling location in Harris County. A full list of voting locations can be found on the Harris County Election Division's website.

Humble ISD area polling locations are listed below:

  • Atascocita Middle School, 18810 West Lake Houston Parkway, Humble, 77346
  • Deerwood Elementary School, 2920 Forest Garden Drive, Kingwood, 77345
  • Deussen Park Senior Center, 12303 Sonnier Street, Houston, 77044
  • Eagle Springs Elementary School, 12500 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, 77346
  • Fall Creek Elementary School, 14435 Mesa Drive, Humble, 77396
  • Foster Elementary School, 1800 Trailwood Village Drive, Kingwood, 77339
  • HC Public Library (Kingwood Branch), 4400 Bens View Lane, Kingwood, 77339
  • Hidden Hollow Elementary School, 4104 Appalachian Trail, Kingwood, 77345
  • Humble ISD Collaboration Center, 10203 Birchridge Drive, Humble, 77346
  • Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, 77338
  • Humble Middle School, 11207 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, 77346
  • Kingwood Community Center, 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood, 77345
  • Kingwood High School, 2701 Kingwood Drive, Humble, 77339
  • Kingwood Middle School, 2407 Pine Terrace Drive, Kingwood, 77339
  • Kingwood Park High School PAC, 4015 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood, 77339
  • Lake Houston Church of Christ, 8003 Farmingham Road, Humble, 77346
  • Lake Houston Church of Nazarene, 5616 FM 1960 Road, East Humble, 77346
  • Lakeshore Elementary School, 13333 Breakwater Path Drive, Houston, 77044
  • Oak Forest Elementary School, 6400 Kingwood Glen Driv,e Humble, 77346
  • Oaks Elementary School, 5858 Upper Lake Drive, Humble, 77346
  • Pine Forest Elementary School, 19702 West Lake Houston Parkway, Humble, 77346
  • River Pines Elementary School, 2400 Cold River Drive, Humble, 77396
  • Shadow Forest Elementary School, 2300 Mills Branch Drive, Kingwood, 77345
  • Sierra Meadows Apartments, 9835 North Sam Houston Parkway, East Humble, 77396
  • The Light of the World Christian Fellowship, 16161 Old Humble Road, Humble, 77396
  • Timbers Elementary School, 6910 Lonesome Woods Trail, Humble, 77346
  • Whispering Pines Elementary School, 17321 Woodland Hills Drive, Humble, 77346
  • Willow Creek Elementary School, 2002 Willow Terrace Drive, Humble, 77345
  • Woodcreek Middle School, 14600 Woodson Park Drive, Houston, 77044







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