WI Family Newsletter
>>Week of Dec. 18, 2023 - January 12, 2024<<
Note from your Admin
We hope you and your family have a wonderful winter break.
This time of year always seems to go so fast. Remember to stop and enjoy all of the sweet moments with your sweet kiddos.
I want to say a special thank you to our PTO and everyone for the generous donations - every student received a Wolf Gram bag, whether they ordered one or not. Wolf Grams ordered for $1 and higher came in a variety of sizes of bags. Happy Holidays from WIPTO!
As we roll into full swing of Oklahoma winter season students will need a variety of layers. Remember we go outside to play when the feels like temp is above 32 degrees. Please ensure your student is dress appropriately to play outside or stand at the bus stop.
Lost and Found has grown and will be donated at the end of day on Wednesday, December 20th. Please come take a look.
If you've been contacted to attend the Winter Celebration, Remember to pre-check before noon today if you have not already done your pre-check. If you wait till you come for the Celebration, you'll be asked to sign in then.
We are so grateful for each of you and your students. Please have a wonderful and joyful holiday season!
Wishing you well,
Angie Zeiler and Amanda Lonberg
DISTRICT FINALIST FOR DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR!
Congratulations Mrs. Romano! She is one of our district finalist for district Teacher of the Year! We are so blessed to have her! SHE IS AMAZING!!!
December 19 -- Winter Parties
December 20 -- Last day of school for 2023 - see you next year on January 9, 2024
December 21 - January 8, 2024 -- NO SCHOOL >> WINTER BREAK
NO DECEMBER PTO MEETING
January 9 -- 1st day of school for students, 3rd quarter!
January 19 -- Howlin Rodeo! Boys Night with games, food and fun! 6:00-8:00
January 26 -- WI Barbies, dancing, food, and fun 6:00 - 8:00
Note from our PE Teachers! Special offer...
We are really excited about the Sport Stacking unit we are currently doing in PE. Sport Stacking is
an exciting sport where students stack and unstack 12-specially designed cups (Speed Stacks).
Sport Stacking uses both sides of the body and brain developing important athletic and
One of our goals, as a Physical Educator, is to promote activity at home through positive
alternatives to computer, television and video game screen time. We believe that Sport Stacking
is a unique, fun and simple activity that motivates kids to get up and move.
We have Speed Stacks Sets and StackMats for students to purchase here at the school with an
added benefit of raising funds for our PE program. Here’s why you should participate:
Sport Stacking is healthy for kids.
Sets are $25.00. Pro Series 2 sets are $30.00. StackMats (mat, timer and gear bag) are
$30.00. You pay no shipping, PLUS, the school will earn a percentage of your purchase in
equipment for our PE program.
Speed Stacks Sets and StackMats are available for immediate purchase. ‘First come, First
served’ on color and design choices.
Act now, we have a limited supply of colors and quantities. We plan to close our New Group Order
on February 15, 2024 (our annual Health Fair). All orders must be paid online with a credit
card. To purchase your student’s Speed Stacks Set and/or StackMat, go to this link, choose
your school and place your order. www.speedstacks.com/go/ After you place the order, print
out the receipt and have your student bring the receipt to me to pick up their item(s). Please
encourage your student to have a second choice in mind since it is ‘First come, First served’ on
color and design choices.
*Or, since it is so close to Christmas time, this would be a perfect gift! If you wish to purchase
a set as a gift, please send me an email (Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will
arrange a time for you to pick it up in the office. *
Jenn Maly and Carly King
Thank you for supporting our Physical Education Program!
December tip:Did you know there are settings on your student’s phone or tablet that allow you to control how much they use it? In this month’s Smart Social tip, learn all about parental control options for your student’s devices. To access this information, just click on this link: https://smartsocial.com/post/parental-control?org=edmond?org=edmond
And, remember, if you haven’t signed up for Smart Social yet, EPS is providing this resource to all of our families for free for this school year. When you click the link, it’ll prompt you to sign up for your free EPS account. We hope you continue to find this information useful!
SIGN UPs with PTO
This year's Treat Squad (formerly known as Cookie Phantom) is an easy way to volunteer and make an impact at your child's school. Treats can be anything: a cookie, a coffee, a gift card - whatever you want! It's a small gesture to let the women and men who love on our kids every day know they are appreciated. Please consider signing up and making someone's day.
PALs is Washington Irving's newest program, expanded from last year, to give you more opportunities to volunteer inside the school. Below is our interest survey and volunteer sign-ups
Contact Info- This form gathers your email address so that the Homeroom Parent can send communication directly to you. Some teachers would prefer for the Homeroom Parent to communicate directly with class parents, especially about the Teacher's Birthday and Staff Appreciation.
PALs Interest- 9 options for even more opportunities to be involved in Washington Irving!
Holiday Celebrations Sign Up- This year, each child will have an opportunity to have ONE parent/representative for ONE celebration this school year. You will be able to select which celebration you would like to attend in this Google Form
Yearbooks are on sale at jostens.com for $25
NEW Breakfast & Lunch Info
SchoolCafe is now available!
You can now access student meal accounts and apply for free and reduced-price meal benefits. Menus and nutritional information will also be coming soon!
To get started, you'll need your child's Student ID# in order to create/manage the account and/or complete an online meal application.
- Your student's school ID# is generally known by your North student. If you had a previous MyPaymentsPlus account, you should have received an email on July 7th with your student's ID number listed.
- Your unused balance from last year will roll over to your new account once you make your parent/guardian account and add your student(s).
- New features include the ability to restrict various types of a la carte purchases as well as customize the frequency of low-balance alerts.
- You can also donate or request a refund of unused funds through the program as well.
Sincerely, Child Nutrition Department
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I forget to put my CAR RIDER PLUS TAG in my car?
You will have to park your car in a parking space, go inside to the office, present your driver’s license for verification to receive a temporary tag, then join the car line.
Can I use the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG to check out my student during regular school hours?
NO, you must present your driver’s license during regular school hours.
Can I show my driver’s license to the duty teacher instead of the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG?
NO, the duty teacher will only dismiss your child if you have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG.
Can my friend or a grandparent pick up my child from the car line?
Yes, but they will need to have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG with them to pick up your child. If they do not have the card, they will go to the office and present their driver’s license for a temporary tag, then join the car line. If their name is listed in the parent portal, they will be allowed to leave with your child.
Can my child go home with a friend’s parent?
If the friend’s parent has your child’s CAR RIDER PLUS TAG, then your child will be dismissed with them. If they do not have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG, they must go to the office and present their driver’s license for verification. If their name is in the parent portal, then your child will be allowed to leave with them.
EPS Parent letter for stock inhalers
Please read the attached letter below regarding stock inhalers.
- Letter on treating students who experience sudden life-threatening respiratory distress while at school.
- If you do NOT want your child to receive an albuterol treatment from the school’s supply in the event of respiratory distress, please notify your child’s school nurse in writing. email@example.com
Location: 18101 North Western Avenue, Edmond, OK, USA