October 2021 Newsletter

Stay connected and see what's happening at WAE this month.

Upcoming Events

  • 10/1: Fathers Take Your Child to School Day
  • 10/2: National Custodian Day: Thank you to our wonderful custodians- Mrs. Guzman, Mrs. Gomez, Mrs. Bautista, and Ms. Perez!
  • 10/3: Spirit Shirt Orders ends today
  • 10/5: Honor Choir Meeting, 4th grade
  • 10/6: Girls Club Meeting
  • 10/7: Honor Choir Meeting, 5th grade
  • 10/7: Boys Club Meeting
  • 10/7: PTA Meeting with 5th grade Music Performance
  • 10/8: Fall Break (No School)
  • 10/11: Fall Break/Columbus Day (No School)
  • 10/12: Staff Development Day/No School for Students
  • 10/13: Girls Club Meeting (Virtual)
  • 10/14: Honor Choir, 5th grade
  • 10/15: Last day of Hispanic Heritage Month
  • 10/19: Honor Choir, 4th grade
  • 10/20: Honor Society Meeting
  • 10/20: National Unity Day (Wear orange.)
  • 10/22: National Pink Out Day for Breast Cancer Awareness (Wear pink.)
  • 10/22: Brighter Bites Food Distribution
  • 10/23: Pre-K Family Literacy Day
  • 10/25-10/29: Red Ribbon Week
  • 10/26: Reading Unit Test #2: 2nd-5th grade
  • 10/26: Honor Choir, 4th grade
  • 10/27: Science Unit Test #2: 2nd-5th grade
  • 10/28: Math Unit Test #2: 2nd-5th grade
  • 10/28: Honor Choir, 5th grade
  • 10/28: Student Council Meeting
  • 11/1: Staff Development Day/No School for Students
  • 11/2: Staff Development Day/Election Day/No School for Students

Extra help on campus: College Tutors and Retired Teachers

The U.S. Congress provided financial support for districts and schools through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund to address the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As we know too well, the pandemic has caused major disruptions in instruction in our students education. To help with this, the district hired numerous college tutors to assist with student interventions.

At WAES, we welcome:

  • Ms. Ford, supports Kindergarten Reading
  • Ms. Diaz, supports in K-2nd Reading
  • Ms. Cleto, supports 2nd-3rd Math and Reading
  • Mr. Valdez, supports 4th and 5th Math
  • Ms. Malveaux, supports 4th and 5th Math

*College tutors are supervised at all times by the classroom teacher and/or instructional coaches.

In addition, we have two retired teacher assisting our students. We welcome to WAES Mrs. Brown, who supports K-3rd Reading and Ms. Bazile, who supports 3rd-5th Math.

Lastly, we have a homegrown students/aspiring teacher, Mrs. Martinez that supports our kindergarten classes.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our front office.

Report Card Conferences

The 1st nine weeks report card will be ready by October 15th. Per usual, during the 1st nine weeks report card, all teachers will be holding conferences with you from October 18-30. Please be on the lookout for more information from your child's teacher.

Brighter Bites in October!

The Houston Foodbank through it's program, Brighter Bites, offers a box of produce to families enrolled at WAES. The distribution this month will take place on October 22 during dismissal. Be on the lookout for a special message the morning of each distribution day and then reply using the special code displayed near the carpool lane. Thank you for your patient and support as we continue to perfect this process.
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Woodland Acres Elementary PTA

Our first PTA meeting for the year will take place on October 7th via Zoom at 4:00 p.m. Log in to see which classes had the greatest PTA membership, upcoming PTA events and also enjoy a performance by our 5th grade students! We look forward to "seeing" you!

Zoom link:


Meeting ID: 684 625 8640

Passcode: WAESPTA


Friendly reminder, please help ensure your child has a mask daily. Consider having one or two extras in their backpack just in case they get dirty, wet or break.

Thank you for your support!

COVID Protocols

Please visit the GPISD COVID information page for up to date information and procedures.
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Character Education Theme

The character education themes for the month of October are compassion and tolerance. Please review and discuss these at home with your child.

Stay Connected with Us!

-Check our campus website: https://www.galenaparkisd.com/waes

-Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WAEWildcats/

-Keep your phone number and email updated in Skyward to receive Blackboard, School Status and Skyward messages.

Thank you for reading our October newsletter!