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WPE Community Newsletter - Week of November 29

Message from the Principal

It was wonderful to see all of our families rejoin the campus with our Veteran's Day Performance and the Turkey Trot. The generosity from our families for the Toy Drive was overwhelming and exactly what we have come to expect from our amazing families. We will continue to welcome our families back to campus events in December with a "Bookmas" Literacy Night that will be a fun and engaging experience for everyone. The Book Fair will also be going on and the 5th grade Holiday Performance is sure to be a treat! We will wrap up the semester with our annual Holiday Parties with Pre-Kinder through Second Grade taking place from 10:00-10:45 and Third Grade through Fifth Grade at 11:00-11:45. We are excited to welcome parents to join us! Please take a look at the upcoming events and more specifics in the newsletter. We send our best wishes to all of our families as they spend next week away from campus. We will welcome our students back on Tuesday, November 30th.


Wendy Anaya

Whispering Pines Elementary

Principal

School Holidays Monday, November 22 through Monday November 29.

We are excited to welcome kids back to school on TUESDAY November 30. We will be starting our 14 days of December Dress-up on this day.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov 29- Elementary Holiday/Teacher Workday

Dec 6-17- Book Fair (see flyer below)

Dec 16- 5th Grade Performance 5:30pm

Dec 16-Literacy Night 6:00-7:30pm (see flyer below)

Dec 17- Holiday Parties

PreK-2nd Grade 10:00-10:45,

3-5th Grade 11:00-11:45

Dec 20-Dec 31- Winter Break

Jan 3- Student Holiday/Teacher workday

Campus Updates and Reminders

Need to Meet with Teachers or Principals ?

While we try our best to meet with parents for situations that require immediate attention, we are not always available because we are supporting students as they learn and grow. Please contact your teacher directly to set up a conference or krose@humble.isd to schedule a meeting with administration.

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.

Yearbooks are available to PRE-ORDER

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 will be restocking the little library before the long winter break! 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📘📙📙📙📘

Donations to 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!

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Set up e-wallet here

We will only be accepting e-wallet & credit cards. Parents may set up an e-wallet account with this link for their child.

WPE Literacy Night

Literacy Night will be the conclusion of our Book Fair. Enjoy a family night of different components of literacy activities.

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Counselor Corner: Self-Management for our WPE Students

During this quarter, we are studying Self-management. The counselors are meeting with EVERY student at WPE to build that connection with each student. During our one on one meetings with students, we ask students to say something that they believe that they are good at. It is important that students are able to identify their strengths and see those strengths within themselves. However, this question stumps many students. Please have your child think of something that they really like to do and that they feel that they are good at. It could be sports, artistic talent, or even playing video games. Then have them make a list of what specific skills they use to be successful at that activity. They could make a poster to remind them of their strengths!

Thanksgiving Conversation Starters:

Share something special about each person at the table.

What is one thing you are grateful for?

What was your biggest challenge this year?

What was your biggest accomplishment this year?


Elain Dabney

WPE School Counselor

281-641-2507

Thursday mornings 9:00 am

Pop into a typical elementary classroom, and everything looks so neat and inviting. There’s almost always a rug to sit on, a bunch of books, little chairs near kid-level tables for drawing, cozy nooks full of hands-on manipulatives, and special activities. It all looks so…well…effortless.


But check with your child's teacher sometime, and you’ll soon discover that it’s anything but! Behind the scenes, most elementary teachers usually spend at least one hour, and sometimes two or three, preparing for every hour of classroom instruction. Those cute mittens with the shoelace sewing strings? Every one of them must be cut out and sorted ahead of time. Which is why, if you’re a elementary parent, many teachers will warmly invite you to volunteer—as much as you can.


We will start a co-op where parents can come and meet together and work on crafts for classrooms. We will provide all the materials and instructions. You can visit with other parents and get to know each other all while helping out the school.


Please RSVP to krose@humbleisd.net so that we can have badges ready to go. Also make sure that you have registered with Humble ISD at the following link https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/MTA4NDplbi1VUw== so that you might be able to chaperone field trips and work school parties as well.

Community Events

Community Leadership Academy

Community Leadership Academy application deadline ends November 30th. Would you please send this out with your next parent communication? Attached is a flyer with Community Leadership Academy information, but they can also access the information through this link:


Community Leadership Academy Link

Humble Independent School District **ANNOUNCEMENT**

Automated attendance emails to resume Monday, November 29

Dear Families,

Humble ISD has technology in place to help keep parents informed about their children’s school attendance. Beginning Monday, November 29, the district will resume sending automated notifications by email to parents when an unexcused absence occurs. The emails will come from the address HumbleISD_Connect@humbleisd.net.

To avoid absences being marked as unexcused, parents of both virtual and in-person learners must notify the school that their child is absent. Parental consent for the absence makes it excused. Parents must provide the parent note to the campus within 48 hours of the student’s return to school. TEA has requirements in place regarding attendance procedures that schools must follow.

If your child is absent, please:

  • Go to humbleisd.net/attendancecontacts and submit the form online;
  • Or, email the campus attendance office about the absence;
  • Or, send a parent note with the student about the absence;
  • Or call or fax in a message to the campus.

Working in partnership, we ensure that parents are informed when their child has an unexcused absence so that parents can check on their children or send a note within 48 hours to have the absence marked excused.