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WPE Community Newsletter - Week of October 25

Message from the Principal

WPE Families,


This week we will be experiencing colder weather beginning on Wednesday. Please take the time to write your child's name in their jacket. If there is nowhere to write their name here is a trick to try. Use a small square of fabric from an old t-shirt and write their name in sharpie and then use a safety pin to attach to the inside of the jacket. Every year we have a many jackets that are left on the playground, in the cafeteria, in a specials class etc. and try as we might, reconnecting the owner to their jacket even with a lost and found area, sometimes proves to be unsuccessful. Jackets that are lost and go unclaimed are eventually donated to HAAM.


Parent invited events will be gradually increasing beginning with the Annual Character Parade. Parents are invited this Friday to join around the outside of the school to watch the children parade in a costume depicting their favorite character from a book. If there is rain, parents may come in the cafeteria and we will adjust the route. The next event is our Veteran's Day Luncheon. Children are welcome to ask a Veteran or active service member to join them for lunch on Thursday, November 11. If the guest is bringing lunch for your child and they usually eat in the cafeteria please let the teacher know so we can help our Child Nutrition department prepare for the day. Your child's teacher will be reaching out with an RSVP soon so we can get a head count as well as asking for a picture and information about your Veteran or active service member. We will complete the day with an evening performance of the 3rd Graders commemorating our service men and women at 5:30pm.

Our final event before Thanksgiving Break is our annual Turkey Trot. The Turkey Trot will take place during special class and we would love to have you come out and run some laps with your child. Please look for event information through class DOJO.


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Have a Beautiful Week Panda Families!

Panda Proud!


Wendy Anaya

WPE Principal

Thank you to the following Donor Parents and Staff for our Adopt-A-Day Fundraiser and the Pandaa Mart

WE HAVE REACHED ALMOST $1300 ON OUR FUNDRAISER! ONE WEEK TO GO!


Morgan Hagan, Keairra Montague, Sharema Williams, Jessica Karakaya, Tiffany Jennings, Laura Soileau, Allyceeis Howard, Beverlea Gerhart, Cynthia Martinez, Makia Golliday, Bernardo Carcini, Risa Garcia, Amy Dowies, Angela Smith, Denise Crites, Vada Ripley, Iris Cruz, Stacie Jones, Stephanie Knight, Alyssa Townsend, Shanice Brown, Brandy Bedgood, Jennifer Olivas, Kat Harper, Stephanie Carr, Jessica Jefferson, Bria Bell, Dwayne and Kris Rose, Ashli Gonzales, Yessy Gomez, Pam Melvin, Laquista Ellegan, Elizabeth Stockwell, Donna Governale-Tassinario, Sinakone Petonia, Johnnie Peck, Stacie Jones, Morgan Hagan, Audrey Estrada, Amy Collins, Veronica Castaneda, Phetlamphone Sinakone, Amanda Baines, Camisha Callier, Alissa Porter


Please consider donating to our fundraiser to create a beautiful learning space in our atriums

https://humbleisd.revtrak.net/Elementary-Schools-1011/Elementary-Schools-N-Z/whispering-pines-elementary/wpe-adopt-a-day/#/v/wpe-adopt-a-day-

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct 25 through 29 - Red Ribbon Week (see picture below)

Oct 25-28 Fire Truck Visits PreK-5th

Oct 27 - 5th grade field trip for Bernard/Burington

Oct 28 - 5th grade field trip for Svoboda/Celistan

Oct 29- Character Parade DETAILS HERE

Oct 29- Humble Middle School Trunk or Treat-5:30-7:00 on the Track DETAILS HERE

Oct 30- BOO at the Barn 1:00-pm-6:00pm at the Humble ISD Ag Barn behind Turner Stadium

Nov 1- Parent conferences/Elementary Student Holiday

Nov 4- Kinder Field Trip

Nov 5 - Make-up pictures for the Fall

Nov 11- Veteran's Day Luncheon (More information to come)

Nov 11- 3rd Grade Performance 9:30am and 5:30pm

Nov 18- 3rd Grade Fieldtrip

Nov 18-4th Grade Field Trip

Nov 19-Turkey Trot Want a Shirt?? $10 GO HERE for Information and HERE to order

Nov 22-26 Thanksgiving Break

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CAMPUS UPDATES and reminders🏫

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)Special Agent Enrique” Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe. Red Ribbon Week is a way for us to remember the sacrifices made by Kiki Camarena, but most importantly it is used as a way of taking a stand for our hopes and dreams through making a commitment of just saying no to drugs and alcohol.


Character Parade

It's that time of year for dressing up in your favorite character for our annual Character Parade on October 29th. I have my costume!


Turkey Trot

Dear Parents!

Mark your calendars! The Turkey Trot Race is back!!! Please join us and help your child run/walk as many laps as possible during their special's time on Friday, Nov. 19th! All parents, grandparents, visitors encouraged to attend!


On that day, there will be several ways for each class to earn extra laps:


1. Every parent/visitor who attends will count for double laps for their child's class.

2. Every student who orders and wears the 2021 Turkey Trot shirt on race day will be awarded double laps. (order instructions attached)

3. Every parent/visitor or orders and wears the 2021 Turkey Trot shirt on race day will be awarded 4x laps!! (order instructions attached)

4. Every NEW unwrapped toy that is collected by each class and brought to the race that day will count for double laps!!!


Please see attached Turkey Trot order form for t-shirts! The deadline is October 31st!!! We will not accept any late orders due to the 2-week processing time it takes to fulfill our order.


Please join us for this fun day and help your child's class earn the 2021 Turkey Award!!! More information on times and race details will be sent out at the beginning of November!!!


Eating Lunch with your child

Come on up and we have a table for your to enjoy lunch with your child. Give us a quick call and let us know your coming to we can direct your child to the Reserved table.


Panda Mart

Your child, your child and your child 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!


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.


Activity Fees

Don't forget to pay your grade level activity fees. $10 for PreK and $15 for all other grade levels. These funds help us pay for field trips! Go to this link to pay


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


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. Just refilled with some AWESOME BOOKS check it out📘📙📙📙📘

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COUNSELOR CORNER

Our Great 8 Skill for this 9 weeks is Self-Management. Our pandas will be learning and practicing how to control his or her emotions and behaviors, how to complete a task or succeed in a new or challenging situation, how to wait for her/his turn; how to stay calm when faced with a challenge and how to change plans. Check out our 2nd Quarter Counseling Newsletter.



Contact Information:

Elain Dabney

edabney@humbleisd.net

281-641-2507


Karla Corpus

karla.corpus@humbleisd.net

281-641-2507

Thank you HEB for donating pumpkins

H-E-B donated pumpkins to our classrooms for a pumpkin decorating contest that will be going on next week. We appreciate their support to our school!!!!! This also made for some really cute "Panda Pumpkin Patch" pictures.

Pandas Supporting our Houston Astros Today!!!!

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DISTRICT UPDATES

Annual FFA Boo at the Barn

It's that time of year again for our Annual FFA Boo at the Barn event that is put on by AHS, HHS & SCHS FFA Chapters. The event is on Saturday, 10/30/21 from 1pm to 6pm at the Ag Barn behind Turner Stadium and next door to the new Lakeland Elementary School.

This event is catered towards our younger community members


Harris County Public Health to host FREE Mobile PCR testing for Humble ISD Students

Humble ISD has partnered with Harris County Public Health (HCPH) to offer an optional, convenient choice for parents who wish to have their child tested for COVID-19.

Free, mobile PCR testing is available for all virtual and on-campus students currently enrolled in Humble ISD. Testing will take place at the Humble Civic Center, located at 8233 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, in the Rodeo Arena Parking Lot, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday for the next 4 to 6 weeks.

Parents/guardians must register for testing online through the HCPH registration site.

Additionally, the HCPH Minor Consent Form must be filled out and brought to the appointment.

Forgiveness requires a sense that bad behavior is a sign of suffering rather than malice - Alain de Botton