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WPE Community Newsletter - Week of August 30

Message from the Principal

Whispering Pines Families,


I would like to first thank all of you for reading the weekly newsletter. It is a clear sign that you are working to stay informed and keep up to date with all of the things that impact your children, both the challenges and the successes. I hope you continue to use this communication and please reach out to me directly if you have additional questions. My goal is to be transparent and informative so you are aware and can make decision for your child(ren). Our process in the district is slightly different for notifying parents of COVID cases in the classroom than last year. When a child or a staff member tests positive the parent or staff member must report on the district website here. Once we are notified of a confirmed case, we complete the contact sheet and a letter goes home for that class that has been impacted. The student or staff member are required to remain off campus for 10 days from symptoms or positive test is asymptomatic and then can return when they have been fever free for 24 hours. Having staff out can be very challenging and we do our very best to cover those classes to insure that they are still receiving high quality instruction.


For students that are out due to COVID or parents have opted to keep their child out due to being a close contact, there is no negative impact on the student's attendance. They will not be penalized for being out with a parent note to our registrar Janette.Lopez@humbleisd.net. We will be working with teachers over the next week to get a bank of assignments posted to either Schoology 4-5 or SeeSaw K-3. Please be patient as we work to plan for both face to face and students that are continuing learning at home. It is so important that students who are out continue their learning. With all the challenges that this situation brings we must do everything we can collaboratively to address the gaps that are created when students are not in school. The very best thing that you can do to continue learning with your child is reading books at their level. Without the ability to read, no learning is accessible. READ READ READ READ. I can not say it enough.


We will continue to move forward with learning and giving students engaging experiences. While life will throw us challenges, we want our students to know that we will not stop learning and growing. Thank you for working with us to meet the needs of our students.


Wendy Anaya

WPE Principal

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DID YOU KNOW?? 📚


Reading to your child and with your child increases their cognitive function, improves their listening, expands their vocabulary and so much more. Please check out this article about the benefits of reading with/to your child

Reading to Children: Why It’s So Important and How to Start

UPCOMING EVENTS



Sept 6-Labor Day-Student and Staff Holiday

Sept 7-PAPA John's Spirit Night! be sure to mention Whispering Pines! See Flyer

Sept 10-Progress Reports for 3rd-5th in Home Access Center (HAC)

Sept 20-Student Holiday, Teacher Professional Development

Sept 24- Fall Pictures for students

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CAMPUS UPDATES and reminders🏫

Lunches with your child

We are going to revisit this after Labor Day so we can properly organize this for safety and space.


Spirit Day

Wear your WPE or panda shirt or green for our Friday Classroom Spirit contest!


YEARBOOKS

We are very excited to be able to have a yearbook this year! It is going to be AWESOME. Please pre-order your book to get the pre-order price! PRE-ORDER HERE


LIBRARY BOOKS

Did you find your child's library book over the summer?? Please go ahead and return it. We are still missing almost 100 books from our collection from students that check ;l


WATER BOTTLES and JACKETS

We are not receiving pallets of water bottles anymore and we have bottle fillers and water fountains. Please send your child with a refillable water bottle. The temperature also varies. If your child get cold easily please send them with a jacket (put their name in it).


DISMISSAL

Please make sure to update with changes to dismissal to the front office (281-641-2500) prior to 2:45. Also do not park in the front parking lot and walk up to the car rider dismissal to get your child. You will be sent to the front office and it can be challenging to pull your child from their dismissal area to come to the front office. If you don't like the car line consider making your child a BIG TREE WALKER and we will walk them across the street to you!


SUPPLIES

We are in NEED of Wide Ruled Composition Books for our students in 2-5th grade and Primary Composition Books for PreK-1.


Little Library

We have books available in our little library for free please take what your child needs to be able to practice their reading so they can be our next generation of doctors, lawyers, scientists, business owners, WORLD LEADERS.

😊😊😊😊COUNSELOR CORNER😊😊😊😊

Contact Information:

Elain Dabney

edabney@humbleisd.net

281-641-2507


Karla Corpus

karla.corpus@humbleisd.net

281-641-2507


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DISTRICT UPDATES

GT Testing

Are you interested in having your child assessed for the Gifted and Talented Program. Check out the flyer on our to refer them.



Humble ISD Parent University


Gifted & Talented Awareness: Should I Refer My Child?: Virtual August 30 Come and explore the common characteristics of Gifted and Talented students. Learn what to do if you feel your child has particular advanced academic needs. Parents will learn how and when to refer children for gifted services. Register Here


Social & Emotional Learning Series: Optimistic Thinking: Virtual September 2 Optimistic thinking is one of the Great 8 Social Emotional Learning Skills that Humble ISD teaches to students. Join us to learn how you can encourage your child to be more resilient when facing challenges by using optimistic thinking. Register Here



  • Back to School 2021
TEA announced its requirements for the 2021-2022 school year on August 5. Humble ISD has ensured we are in compliance with TEA and Governor's guidance. Visit our Back to School website for information on COVID protocols.


  • New Student Enrollment
Enrollment for students NEW to Humble ISD is now open for all grades. Visit the new student enrollment website to begin the online registration process.

Currently enrolled students will need to complete the required Annual Update beginning the week of July 19. Please note: You must use your parent/guardian HAC account, NOT the student's HAC account to access the Annual Update. Only living with guardians can access and submit the update.

If you have a new-to-district enrollment question, or need assistance with your parent/guardian HAC account, please complete the online Request for Assistance form.