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WPE Community Newsletter - Week of March 21

Message from the Principal

Good Afternoon Whispering Pines Families and WELCOME BACK!


We have many activities going on this week. REMEMBER no school for Elementary students on Monday, March 21st. We will be administering the MOCK STAAR tests for 4th and 5th graders on Tuesday and Wednesday and a Science Mock STAAR on Thursday for 5th Grade only. We will use the results of these assessments to help craft a review plan that will help students tackle these tests. Please help your little scholar by getting them to bed early and getting them to school on time.


This week will also open our 2nd Book Fair of the year. Please be on the lookout for information regarding special events and late opens. On Thursday we will have our 4th grade musical performance and the much anticipated STEAM night! This is going to be a great family event with a special performance by the Humble High School Drum line! Please join us at 6:00-7:00pm.


We have a very special event coming up on Wednesday, April 6. 5th GRADE MANNERS BANQUET- students receive an etiquette lesson and then dress up in their best and get a fancy meal in a transformed cafeteria. The students love this opportunity and will cherish these memories but we need your help. We need servers and help with set up and take down. Set up will start about 10:00 and the luncheon is scheduled from 11:30-1:00 and take down follows immediately after. All servers will need to dress in a white shirt with black pants or skirt. Please consider helping to make this event special whether you have a 5th grade student or one in the younger grades. SIGN UP HERE!


Finally, report cards will go home and be available in HAC. Please return the envelopes with the signed report card BACK TO SCHOOL. We need to use these all year and many are not coming back. šŸ’²šŸ’².


I am looking forward to seeing all of our magnificent students on Tuesday!



Thank you,

Wendy Anaya, Principal

Whispering Pines Elementary

UPCOMING EVENTS

March 21 - Elementary Student Holiday

March 22-28 - Book Fair in the Library!šŸ“š

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 28 - Spring Individual Pictures

March 29 - Group Pictures

March 30 - Kindergarten field trip

March 30 - 1st grade field trip

April 5 - 4th grade field trip

April 6 - 2nd grade field trip

5th Grade Manner's Banquet!

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CAMPUS UPDATES AND REMINDERSāœ

CELL PHONES

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.


DISMISSAL REMINDERS

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!

DUAL LANGUAGE AND SPANISH IMMERSION PROGRAM INFORMATION

Dual Language and Spanish Immersion Programs: Parent Information Nights

Parents of incoming Kindergarten and 1st grade students for the 2022-2023 school year are invited to attend a Parent Information Night to learn more about Humble ISDā€™s Dual Language and Spanish Immersion Programs and the application process.

The Dual Language Program is a biliteracy program model that integrates native Spanish speakers and native English speakers in a mixed group setting through literacy in the core content areas of Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. The Spanish Immersion Program is a language enrichment program that provides Spanish as a second language to fluent English speaking students.

The Humble ISD Language Acquisition department will be hosting the following sessions:

The application window for these programs will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 4. Applications will be due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 22. Parents will be notified of acceptance into the program on June 3.

For more information, visit the Humble ISD Language Acquisition website.

Programas de inmersiĆ³n en dos idiomas y espaƱol: Noches de informaciĆ³n para padres

Los padres de los estudiantes entrantes de Kindergarten y 1er grado para el aƱo escolar 2022-2023 estĆ”n invitados a asistir a una Noche de InformaciĆ³n para Padres para aprender mĆ”s sobre los Programas de InmersiĆ³n en Lenguaje Dual y EspaƱol de Humble ISD y el proceso de solicitud.

El Programa de Lenguaje Dual es un modelo de programa de alfabetizaciĆ³n bilingĆ¼e que integra hablantes nativos de espaƱol y hablantes nativos de inglĆ©s en un entorno grupal mixto a travĆ©s de la alfabetizaciĆ³n en las Ć”reas de contenido central de MatemĆ”ticas, Lectura, Artes del Lenguaje, Ciencias y Estudios Sociales. El Programa de InmersiĆ³n en EspaƱol es un programa de enriquecimiento de idiomas que proporciona espaƱol como segundo idioma a estudiantes que hablan inglĆ©s con fluidez.

El departamento de Humble ISD Language Acquisition organizarĆ” las siguientes sesiones:

La ventana de aplicaciĆ³n para estos programas se abrirĆ” a las 8 a.m. del lunes 4 de abril. Las solicitudes vencerĆ”n antes de las 5 p.m. del viernes 22 de abril. Los padres serĆ”n notificados de la aceptaciĆ³n en el programa el 3 de junio.

Para obtener mĆ”s informaciĆ³n, visite el SoluciĆ³n web de adquisiciĆ³n de lenguaje ISD.



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Counselor Corner:

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.


Elain Dabney

WPE School Counselor

281-641-2507

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.


Nurse Lindsey

281-641-2505

NEED BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS

It is book fair time and we need your help for it to run smoothly! Volunteers will help students find books and ring up the sales. If you would like to volunteer please sign up for the time slot(s) that works for your schedule. Please make sure that you have been approved to be a volunteer before your volunteer slot. You can register at https://www.humbleisd.net/volunteer to be able to volunteer. If you have already completed the form this year then you don't need to do it again. Each volunteer will recieve a discount on book fair purchases. If you have any questions or need anything please contact me at brandy.bedgood@humbleisd.net or at 281-641-2506.
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Library Books

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 brandy.bedgood@humbleisd.net or 281-641-2556. Thank you for your help in this matter.

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Panda Proud Tshirt Order Form

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WE HAVE ALOT OF FIELD TRIPS COMING UP THIS SPRING AND SPIRIT SHIRTS ARE GREAT TO WEAR ON FIELD TRIP DAYS!!!

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Humble ISD Parent University

Social & Emotional Learning Series: Relationship Skills: Virtual April 7 Connecting with others is important! But does your child have the relationship skills to build strong connections? Join us to learn how to support your child in building healthy relationships with others. Register Here
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2021 - 2022 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

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