WLE PTA Update

January 2022

Ringing in the New Year!

Welcome back to school and to 2022! Big thanks to everyone for spoiling our teachers with Sweets and Treats in December, for showing up big time in carpool for Carpool Casanova, and for helping your kids make time for Science Fair!


We have lots going on in January! Please add these dates to your calendar!


Thursday, January 6:

  • Science Fair project drop off, 7:15-7:45 before morning bell


Friday, January 7:

  • Class viewing of Science Fair projects
  • Spirit wear day!


Monday, January 10:

  • 7-8PM, Virtual WCPSS feedback session regarding WLES/WLMS moving to track 4 only


Tuesday, January 11: **RESCHEDULED to February 22**

  • 7-8PM, Virtual PTA meeting


Friday, February 4:

  • Hearts and High fives spirit day! Bring in a snack for WLES snack pantry


Tuesday, February 22:

  • 7-8PM, Virtual PTA meeting


Monday, February 28 - Friday, March 11:

  • Book Fair
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Happening now!! Drop off in school foyer.

Volunteer for Science Fair and help your child finish!

Come volunteer on 1/5, 1/6, or 1/7: We especially need more judges on Thursday evening.

WLE PTA: Science Fair Volunteers (signupgenius.com)


Help your child find time to finish up! Need a quick-step guide? Follow these:


1. Have your child create a 10-slide Google Slide show in their Google drive within their school account. Put the headings found on Step 7 as the headings of each slide, with your child's project title and name on the first slide. Your child can use voice-to-text or type. (In fact, he or she could write these out on paper if preferred.) All headings may not be needed depending on the type of project your child creates.

  • Project Title

  • Project Summary

  • Purpose

  • Hypothesis

  • Materials

  • Procedure

  • Results

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography

  • Acknowledgements

2. If your child doesn't already have a project idea, search the web, ask questions around the house, or have them brainstorm with their friends or teachers.

3. Work on a slide or two per day.

4. Gather materials and complete the project. Take pictures!

5. Print out slides, paste to the science fair board, and turn in (January 6 before school). Voila!


Science Fair FAQ
Science Fair Guidelines


Need some guidance? After you check out the FAQs and Guidelines above, use this Google Slide template!


Want to see some example projects? In the past, many students have filled out a Google Slide Show and then printed the slides to display on their boards. Target, Walmart, and the Dollar Store sell boards appropriate for display!

Example 1st Grade WLES project

Example 2nd Grade WLES project

Example 4th Grade WLES project


Your child has the skills to do this!! Next time they ask you a question, ask them if they can test it!

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With Gratitude!

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