WLES Monthly Mention

Find out what's happening at WLES!

February - Cooperation and Conversations

The life skill for the month of February is cooperation. Students will be focusing on ways to work together to achieve a common goal. Our students and staff have been showcasing this skill already this year and we look forward to celebrating our collaborations and cooperation!

During the month of January I used the morning announcements as a time to focus on our life skills. We especially focused on celebrating others, showing gratitude and learning how to start and engage in friendly conversations and greetings while in the hallways. Our students really took this to heart! I love greeting students in the morning! In the past I would get a few reciprocal, "Good mornings!" or a smile or wave. Now students are greeting me first and are following up with great questions such as, "How was your evening? How did you sleep? Are you having a good morning so far? What did you have for breakfast?" They are also taking the time to listen to the response and engage in further conversations! WOW! I am so proud of our students! Please encourage your child to strike up a conversation with others as well as I tend to get quite a crowd in the morning. All staff members enjoy getting to have these sweet conversations in the morning and at the end of the day!

Please be sure to check the Looking Ahead section at the bottom of the newsletter for upcoming dates.


Mrs. Sara Delaney


Staff Shout Out

Our Food Service Staff, led by Courtney Foster, is second to none! Our students enjoy fresh, delicious, and nutritious meals each day and are served with a smile and connection point. We are so fortunate to have an in-school kitchen and caring staff to support our students throughout the day! Thank you Food Service staff!

Library Birthday Party

Our annual fundraiser for our library, the Library Birthday Party, begins this week! Mrs. Carroll sent information home on Friday, Feb. 3. Please be sure to take a look to see how your child can help to bring new books to the library!

Save the Date: Kindergarten Registration

March 28th will be our official opening day for Kindergarten Registration for the 2023-2024 school year. We are still working to streamline the registration process and are working to create a video to showcase our school, but please save the date! We will have a morning session as well as an afternoon/early evening session. All children who will turn five on or before August 1, 2023 and live within the school boundaries are welcome to register for Kindergarten. Children are encouraged to attend with parents during registration as we have a brief screener that we utilize to help us to get to know the incoming Kindergarten students. This is not the only day we will accept registrants, so please don't worry if you are not able to attend. Please reach out to Mrs. Kate Miller with questions. We will follow up once we have plans finalized!

Important Links

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

With the colder weather, the AM car line is longer. Consider leaving five minutes earlier to make sure your child is in class and ready to learn by 9:00 AM.

Opportunities for Families

  • Annual LSO Lollipop Concert - The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra is doing their "Lollipop" concert which features a more relaxed atmosphere and families can learn about the instruments of the orchestra. $5 tickets on Friday Feb 10th.
  • Purdue Area Track Club - PreK - Grade 6 Indoor Track Meet, Sunday, Feb. 26.

Community Events and Resources

Take a look at the following resources in and around the community!

Volunteer Background Checks

In order to volunteer within schools in WLCSC, a background check must be completed. These expanded background checks are good for five years. This year, many background checks are set to expire. You may receive an email from Safe Visitor if yours will expire. If you need to start the process, please follow this link for more information.

We're hiring!

There are multiple positions throughout the corporation that remain open; several within our building. This is a great way for family members to engage in the school community! Please consider some of these opportunities that will allow you to connect with our students and staff directly! Use this link to find more information and postings.

Substitute Teachers - increased pay rate to $110 a day.

Lunch/Recess Supervisors and Substitutes - contact Mrs. Marcella Holmes, Dean of Students

We Are Better Together!

Meet Our Administrative Team

From left to right:

Mrs. Marcella Holmes, Dean of Students

Mrs. Sara Delaney, Principal

Mrs. Rhonda Lanie, Assistant Principal

Looking Ahead...

  • February 7 - 17 - Library Birthday Party Collections
  • February 10 - Professional Day for Staff - No School for Students
  • February 10 - VIP Dance sponsored by WLDM Club, 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • February 20 - School is IN SESSION as a snow make-up day
  • February 27 - March 3 - Read Across America Week
  • February 27 - 2nd Grade Field Trip
  • March 3 - IREAD3 Practice test during AM for 3rd grade classes
  • March 7 and 8 - IREAD3 testing AM for 3rd grade classes
  • March 10 - End of the 3rd nine weeks' grading period
  • March 11 - 19 - SPRING BREAK

Connect With Us

Our school office hours are 8:15 AM - 4:15 PM. If your child is sick or needs to be absent, arrive late, or leave early, please email our attendance clerk here or call 765-269-4100.