WPE Community Newsletter - Week of March 7
Message from the Principal
Good Afternoon Whispering Pines Families,
As our final break of the 21-22 school year is around the corner with our Spring Break from March 14-18th I wanted to provide our families with information for opportunities related to camps for this week. Please see the district Community News and Events page go HERE.
Last week we had help from a local ministry to put all of our atrium furniture together. These gentleman worked for several hours to ensure that these areas are ready to go after Spring Break! Be sure and check out the atriums during STEAM night!
Our Student Advisory Committee worked with our Coach Castle to have a food drive last semester and Friday they followed up this experience with a volunteer day at the HOUSTON FOOD BANK. Students did a great job, sorting and boxing food and preparing hot meals for people that need them. We want to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS to WPE Robotics team on a great job this weekend. They competed at the District Robotics Tournament at WLMS and did an outstanding job!
Upon our return we will enjoy a fun night of learning during our STEAM night. This night will showcase some of our existing clubs and programs on the campus such as Robotics and Art Club. We will also give students a taste of what it could be like to be part of the HHS Drumline with an exciting performance to open the event. There will be fun activities all over the campus! I hope to see everyone there.
Wendy Anaya, Principal
Whispering Pines Elementary
March 11 - 3rd grade field trip
March 14-18 - SPRING BREAK
March 21 - Elementary Student Holiday
March 24 - 4th Grade Performance @ 5:30pm
March 24 - STEAM Night 6:00-7:00pm (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math)
with a Special Performance by HHS Drumline to kick off the night!
March 25 - Report Cards go home and are available in HAC
March 30 - Kindergarten field trip
March 30 - 1st grade field trip
April 5 - 4th grade field trip
April 6 - 2nd grade field trip
Panda Proud Tshirt Order Form
WE HAVE ALOT OF FIELD TRIPS COMING UP THIS SPRING AND SPIRIT SHIRTS ARE GREAT TO WEAR ON FIELD TRIP DAYS!!!
CAMPUS UPDATES AND REMINDERS✍
As a reminder cell phones are not allowed to be used during the day. Once a student walks through the doors the phones must be turned off and put in their backpacks until we walk out of the door for dismissal. Students using their cell phone during the day will have it taken up and placed with the Assistant Principal or Principal for parents to come and pick up. This includes watches that have text and call ability. Thank you for your help.
Please remember that the front entrance is for Daycare and buses ONLY. We will redirect you to the car rider line. When parents come to pickup their "walker" in the front it clogs up the area and the buses and daycares can not get through.
TARDIES AND ABSENCES
We have many children continuing to arrive after the tardy bell and are missing instruction. Please bring your children to school by 7:45 am if you want them to eat breakfast and leave them the entire day so we can insure they are receiving instruction in all content areas. When they arrive at 8:30 they have missed a lesson. Thank you!
BREAKFAST IN THE CLASSROOM
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get your child to school by 7:45 if you would like them to eat breakfast! We are serving all children breakfast this year. If you want your child to eat at school please get them here by 7:45am so they have time to eat their breakfast before we start class at 8:00. We have many students coming right at 8:00 and then wanting to eat breakfast. We don't want them to miss instruction time.
DONATIONS TO THE PANDA MART
Our children all love the Panda Mart! Panda Bucks are like gold and they earn them through great behavior and great work and showing Panda Pride. However we could use your help. We can't pay for these items through Title 1 funds so we rely on our teachers and families to make donations. Please check out the link to the Amazon Wish List for items you can donate to the Panda Mart. COME ON....HELP A PANDA OUT!
NEWS FROM NURSE LINDSEY
In the past two weeks we have had a lot of sickness come through the clinic. We have had the flu, strep, respiratory infections and some stomach viruses going around. Please keep your student home if they are running a fever of 100 degrees or higher. They are free to return to campus once they have been fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever reducing medications.
The weather is changing and we are beginning to see warmer temperatures. Please provide a water bottle for your child everyday. Teaching students to stay hydrated (especially after activity like PE and recess) helps keep them in the classroom learning instead of in the clinic feeling rundown and with a headache.
Check out our Counseling 3rd Quarter Newsletter. This will give you information on our guidance lessons and the Great 8 Skill for these 9 weeks, Goal Directed Behavior. Check in with your child and let them tell you what they learned about setting goals and why it is important for us to set goals. Have them identify strategies that they would use to persevere through challenging situations when they are trying to reach their goals. Remember to practice positive self-talk and mindfulness each day.
WPE School Counselor
Overdue books are slowly coming in but we still have many books that have not come back to the library. Please take a moment to search for these books at home and have the student search for it at school. Our library books have a WPE barcode plus spine label. It will also be stamped in the front and back with our school name. If you and your child are absolutely sure the book(s) is lost then you can pay for it online at https://tinyurl.com/ycktksny. If you have any questions or need anything please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-641-2556. Thank you for your help in this matter.
School Store Fundraiser
Our SchoolStore program is off to a great start! Thank you to all the families that have participated. SchoolStore is the easiest and safest way to help our teachers get the classroom supplies they need and help our school raise money. There is still time to make our program even better!
This Spring your family has the chance to win one of 160 great prizes in the $100,000 Family Fun Giveaway. Prizes include an all-expense-paid Hawaiian Dream Vacation, 5 Caribbean Cruises, 10 PlayStation 5s, 15 Nintendo Switch OLEDs, 15 Apple iPad Pros, and much more!
Click the link for more information and to see all the great prizes! https://www.flipsnack.com/ABF88DFF8D6/schhostore-prize-brochure.html
How To Enter
If you have already registered your child to participate, go to schoolstore.net/login to send more emails.
If you have not yet signed up, there is still time to participate and win great prizes. Go to schoolstore.net/signup to enter!
With each email you send to friends and family by March 31st, you will receive an entry into the giveaway. The drawing will be April 4th, so hurry and get your entries in today.