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WPE Community Newsletter - Week of August 23

Message from the Principal

Whispering Pines Families,


Two weeks in, roughly 72 hours of schooling and we only get more excited about the 2021-2022 school year.


Students and staff are engaging in Community Time every morning, they are reading, and playing and learning. We will soon be moving into novels in 3rd through 5th grade. Exploring titles such as Tiger Rising (5th) Lemonade Wars (4th) and Chocolate Touch (3rd). Our specials teachers will be reinforcing Math fluency skills and Vocabulary enrichment across the campus and we are already planning field trips for the year.


As we move toward more normalcy we are still keeping our eyes and actions on safety for our students and staff. We will be pushing back opening the school for campus wide events at this time such as the KISS Luncheon as we have seen an increase in COVID on the campus and district wide. Thank you for those parents that have taken the time to report their child's positive cases. If your child has tested positive please take the time to report here. If a case of COVID has been reported in your child's class you will receive an email notification.


Some new things that students are enjoying are our Science Lab pets. These fluffy guinea pigs have been a hit! The WPE News is broadcasting beginning Monday with live episodes happening in place of morning announcements every day. Our Safety Patrol is in full swing and has done an amazing job in some wet weather. Finally, the car rider line is moving quickly and we have dropped the time to ~30-35 minutes thanks to the hard work and effort by Coach Castle and Coach Wheeler, teachers and safety patrol.


We will keep moving forward at WPE and continue to provide enriching experiences for your children.


Wendy Anaya

WPE Principal

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DID YOU KNOW?? 📚


GRIT and perseverance are more important to success that having a high IQ? Grit ~grit is what pushes people to keep going in a difficult task or a task where the rewards are not instantly obtainable. How do we build grit in our children so WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH THEY KEEP GOING! Read this short article about strategies to help grow GRIT with our children. Growing Grit-What it Takes and Why Your Child Needs It

UPCOMING EVENTS

September

Monday, Sept 6- Labor Day Holiday-no school

Monday, Sept 20-Elementary student holiday

Friday, Sept 24-Fall Student Pictures

CAMPUS UPDATES and reminders🏫

Lunches with your child

We are going to revisit this after Labor Day so we can properly organize this for safety and space.


Spirit Day

Wear your WPE or panda shirt or green for our Friday Classroom Spirit contest!


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


LIBRARY BOOKS

Did you find your child's library book over the summer?? Please go ahead and return it. We are still missing almost 100 books from our collection from students that check ;l


WATER BOTTLES and JACKETS

We are not receiving pallets of water bottles anymore and we have bottle fillers and water fountains. Please send your child with a refillable water bottle. The temperature also varies. If your child get cold easily please send them with a jacket (put their name in it).


DISMISSAL

Please make sure to update with changes to dismissal to the front office (281-641-2500) prior to 2:45. Also do not park in the front parking lot and walk up to the car rider dismissal to get your child. You will be sent to the front office and it can be challenging to pull your child from their dismissal area to come to the front office. If you don't like the car line consider making your child a BIG TREE WALKER and we will walk them across the street to you!


SUPPLIES

We are in NEED of Wide Ruled Composition Books for our students in 2-5th grade and Primary Composition Books for PreK-1.


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.

😊😊😊😊COUNSELOR CORNER😊😊😊😊

Contact Information:

Elain Dabney

edabney@humbleisd.net

281-641-2507


Karla Corpus

karla.corpus@humbleisd.net

281-641-2507


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DISTRICT UPDATES


Humble ISD Parent University


Gifted & Talented Awareness: Should I Refer My Child?: Virtual August 30 Come and explore the common characteristics of Gifted and Talented students. Learn what to do if you feel your child has particular advanced academic needs. Parents will learn how and when to refer children for gifted services. Register Here


Social & Emotional Learning Series: Optimistic Thinking: Virtual September 2 Optimistic thinking is one of the Great 8 Social Emotional Learning Skills that Humble ISD teaches to students. Join us to learn how you can encourage your child to be more resilient when facing challenges by using optimistic thinking. Register Here



  • Back to School 2021
TEA announced its requirements for the 2021-2022 school year on August 5. Humble ISD has ensured we are in compliance with TEA and Governor's guidance. Visit our Back to School website for information on COVID protocols.


  • New Student Enrollment
Enrollment for students NEW to Humble ISD is now open for all grades. Visit the new student enrollment website to begin the online registration process.

Currently enrolled students will need to complete the required Annual Update beginning the week of July 19. Please note: You must use your parent/guardian HAC account, NOT the student's HAC account to access the Annual Update. Only living with guardians can access and submit the update.

If you have a new-to-district enrollment question, or need assistance with your parent/guardian HAC account, please complete the online Request for Assistance form.