WLE PTA Update
Powering through May!
We have hit the ground running with track-in last week! Let's power through May with all the learning and celebrations planned at school!
Please add these dates to your calendars.
Sunday, April 30:
- 3-5 PM ~ Chalk your appreciation for our teachers on campus! Sign up here!
- Principal Appreciation Day! Today is a great day for Words of Affirmation! Send Ms. Wilson an email or a card about something positive you've noticed this year!
Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 5:
- Teacher Appreciation Week!! See the flyer below with all the fun stuff PTA has planned! This year--instead of suggesting something for your child to bring in each day--we are asking parents to simply reach out to their teachers with a heartfelt note--handwritten or emailed--to let them know how much you appreciate them! Say something specific! If you want to do more, please sign up to stock the teacher's lounge or send some snacks in for the kids in need in your class!
- Walk, bike, or roll your way to school today!
- Yearbook orders due. See below or click here!
Tuesday, May 9:
- Early release day; dismissal at 12:20
- 7 PM: Last virtual PTA Board meeting. Thinking about a board position? Reach out for the link.
- 6-8 PM: Spirit Night at Triangle eSports Academy in Waverly Place
- Last day to contribute to Ms. Diane's gift! See more details here.
Tuesday, May 16:
- 6 PM: Last General PTA meeting. Voting in the next set of officers. In person and online...to the best of our abilities.
- Memorial Day, no school
Friday, June 2:
- Grades 3-5: Math End of Grade Test (EOG)
Friday, June 16:
- Grade 5: Science EOG
- Teacher workday, no students
- Grades 3-5: Reading EOG
Tuesday, June 27:
- 5th grade drive-through promotion ceremony (6-7PM) at WLES and family reception following (6:30-9PM) at Ritter Park. Sign up to bring stuff or help here!
- Last day of 22-23 school year for all students
Appreciating our Teachers and Staff 4/30-5/5!
Principal Appreciation Day is coming, too!
Last PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 16!
Please plan to attend the last PTA meeting of the year on Tuesday, May 16 at 6PM in the Media Center. We will also have a virtual option. At this meeting, we will elect the officers for next year. We must have a quorum (at least 20 members) for this election to uphold. Our slate is as follows:
23-24 WLES PTA Officers
President: Nicole Morris
Vice President: Billie Jo Cochran
Treasurer: Amanda Austin
Secretary: Michelle Shields
May Spirit Night
May 12 Spirit Night Details:
$20/person for an hour of fun gaming with friends
6:00-7:00 Time Slot Registration:
7:00-8:00 Time Slot Registration:
Around West Lake last month!
Nature trail stairs renovated!
Middle Creek High School senior, Samuel Lohmeyer, a former WLES Wallaby, renovated the stairs to the WLES nature trail during track out. Samuel did this work as part of his senior project to help address the problem of children having limited outdoor time. Many thanks to Samuel for helping our school get out into nature!!
Teacher workday lunch
While the rest of us were enjoying the last few days of track out, our hard working teachers and staff were in the building getting things done and working through State-mandated LETRS training. The PTA delivered pizza, fruit, cookies, and drinks so they could keep on working! Thanks to all our PTA members for making teacher morale a priority at WLES!
Many thanks to our volunteers for making WLES more green! They took down overgrown brush, weeded raised beds, planted seeds and seedlings, donated soil, plants, and time! Special thanks to Mrs. McClain for getting the initiative going, to Kayla Albertson for giving so much of her time and expertise to the specialists' gardens, and to Shanna Kane for designing our magnet! (We'll have a clean-up day in the fall where you can get a magnet, too, when you come to volunteer!) Ask your student if they see plants growing in a garden bed on campus!
Save the Date for the 5th grade promotion ceremony!
It's not too late to make your shopping work for our school!!
Check out our fundraising page on our website to see all the ways you can passively make your shopping work for our school! From Harris Teeter (Together in Education) & Publix Partners & Lowe's Foods (Cart to Class) to RCityRocks and more!
Let's stay connected!
Want to hear about the day-to-day needs of WLES PTA? Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/731676564358189! And you can always join the PTA on our website!
Let's continue the conversation
Location: 4500 West Lake Road, Apex, NC, USA