WPE Community Newsletter - Week of May 9
Message from the Principal
Good Afternoon Whispering Pines Panda Mommas,
Happy Mother's Day to all our mothers in our community. We see you working so hard supporting your children while many of you are holding down full time jobs. Or more than one job. We appreciate you. When you take our phone calls during your work day or call us back as soon as you can. We appreciate you. Thank you for taking the time to send supplies or birthday cupcakes or the many of things that we need your help for. We appreciate you. When you take a day off from work or responsibilities at home to volunteer for book fairs or lunch duty or field trips. We appreciate you. The family/school partnership is one of the most IMPORTANT partnerships to ensure success and grow the leaders we know we have in these children so I send you all a hearty thank you.
Wendy Anaya, Principal
Whispering Pines Elementary
UPCOMING EVENTS check it out!!
May 10-13 - STAAR Testing
May 11 - School Nurses Day
May 12- Art Club Reception 4-5PM
May 17-20 - STAAR Testing
May 17 - 3rd grade bridging 5:30
May 18 - National SLP Appreciation Day
May 18 - 5th grade bridging 5:30
May 19 - 2nd grade bridging 5:30
May 20- GO GREEN DAY- May is Mental Health Awareness Month
We will wear green clothing to raise awareness and acceptance of Mental Health.
May 24- PreK Picnic 9:30-10:30
4th EOY Picnic 12-1pm
May 24 -1st grade bridging 5:30
May 25 -1st EOY Picnic 10:40-11:40am
3rd EOY Picnic 11:40-12:40pm
May 25 -4th grade bridging 5:30
Kinder EOY program - 9:30am
Kinder Picnic - 10:10-11:10am
2nd EOY Picnic 11:10-12:10pm
5th EOY Awards Celebration and Picnic 12:30-2:00pm
CAMPUS UPDATES AND REMINDERS✍
Summer Camps at HHS
The coaches at Humble High School want to see all the future Wildcat athletes this summer at one of the many athletic camps that are available Check out the MANY options
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!
Great 8 Skill for this quarter is Relationship Skills
College/Career Readiness Skill is Arts/Humanities
Please view our 4th Quarter Counseling Newsletter to find out more information about what's happening with guidance, counseling and middle school transition.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month!
The goal is for the district to GO GREEN on Friday, May 20, 2022! We will wear green clothing to raise awareness and acceptance of Mental Health.
Parent U: Together for Mental Health continues ALL Summer!
Sunshine and free time await children in the summer months. Learn ways to keep your children safe and engaged while out of school. We will also discuss how to help transition children to other campuses - middle school, high school and college!
Summer Dates: June 16, 2022 and July 21, 2022
Open, Positive Conversations for Children Ages 4-10
DBSA Mood Crew was created to spark healthy conversations that can help build the coping skills that support long-term wellness.
WPE School Counselor
NEWS FROM NURSE LINDSEY
Testing begins next week!
Set your student up for success by making sure they get a good night's sleep, hearty breakfast and encouraging words!
- Sleep. Because tests are four or five hours long, it's important to be well-rested.
- Eat Right. Eat a balanced breakfast and bring healthy snacks for test day. ...
- Take Breaks. ...
- Dress Comfortably. ...
- Be Confident. ...
- Plan a Treat.