Category Archives: WES Information

Special Announcement

Dear WES families,
With the closing of our schools, we will need to cancel/postpone any scheduled PTO events. This includes the Book Fair, originally scheduled for next week. As we receive additional information, we will certainly keep you updated.
We live in a strong community that can be a great source of support during these uncertain times. We hope your families stay safe and healthy (and busy) over the next few weeks. Please click here to view some educational websites.
Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or comments.

Christie & Candice, PTO Co-chairs
christie_trexler@yahoo.com
candicecrogers@gmail.com

Chess Club

Chess Club

We hope your student can join us for the WES chess club this spring. The club is offered to 2nd-5th grade students and will be held on Thursdays after school until 4:30 pm from Feb. 27th through March 26th.  All levels of play are welcome!  Please register here and contact Christie Cari with any questions.

Art Goes To School

Do you love art? Art Goes to School is a non-profit volunteer organization that brings art appreciation to Kindergarten through 7th grade classes in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District twice a year. We provide workshops and lectures to train all volunteers.  There is no need for prior teaching experience or an art education background.  If you are interested or would like more information visit http://artgoestoschool.org/, and/or contact Lisa Hill at lisa@weblinc.com.

We Love WES Event

Coming Soon! Information on the new WE LOVE WES Event to be held at WES this year on Friday, October 11, 2019.  Each student at WES is asked to raise $25. With each dollar counting as a point for that grade.  Then students will participate in fun outdoor activities at WES on the 11th to earn additional points for their grade. All grades will be competing for an amazing prize and 100% of the proceeds from this event will go back to WES and be used for the PTO to purchase a school wide prize that each student will get to cast a vote on!!!

Morning Book Browse

This Monday starts Morning Book Browse! You will be able to enter the library in the morning and check out books.

This opportunity will be available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30-8:45.

Student Directory

The directory team has finally received data from the Power School portal but we need your help! Please be on the lookout for an e-mail or phone call regarding confirmation of your contact info and respond with any changes as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your patience!

The Student Directory is your connection to the WES community! Whether you need to determine your child’s special for a particular day, address birthday party invitations or contact a teacher, the WES directory has this important information.

A limited number of copies are expected to be printed.  We encourage you to order your copy here.

Car Line Volunteers Needed

Morning Carline could use your help! In addition to welcoming students, you will help keep the traffic flow moving as cars drop off/kids get out at the front of WES, off Providence Road.  Please help us by volunteering for a time slot from 8:15-8:45am as your schedule permits. To sign up please click here. Thank you in advance.

For questions, please email Sarah Rodowicz or Theresa Burch.

Foreign Language

WES PTO is pleased to offer its Foreign Language Club for students in grades 1-5. The Club is an extra-curricular, before-school program designed to open students’ minds to new languages and new ways of thinking. Students experience language hand-in-hand with lessons about history, holidays, and even day-to-day life in a culture different than our own. This year we are offering two 10-class sessions. Session One starts the week of September 8 and offers beginner, intermediate, as well as advanced classes.

For more information click here.

Homeroom Parents Needed

Being a homeroom parent can be a rewarding and fun experience for both you and your child!

If you are interested in being a Homeroom Parent for your child’s class next school year, please contact Stephanie Cavanagh and Janine Bersteinas soon as possible.  Most of our volunteers reach out to us before the end of this school year so please do not wait until teacher assignments come out in August.  We already have 13 people who have emailed us requesting to be considered!  We will be making the selections on a first come, first served basis.  If you know of any families new to WES (transfer or new kindergarten students) who may not be on WES Mail, please feel free to forward this information to them.

Plastic Bag Drive

Everyday is Earth Day, right kids! The WES Sustainability Committee is holding WES‘s first plastic bag drive the week of May 13th. We will spend the entire week providing students with information on the negative impact of plastics on our environment and the positive impact we can all make by properly recycling plastic bags, and by properly recycling in general.

During this impactful week we will sponsor an informative and dynamic assembly for the students and make a donation to the school, outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic bags. You can start holding on to your plastic bags and plan on recycling them through the collection event happening at WES May 13-17.

Remember, don’t throw out your plastic bags in the trash! Do recycle your bags properly. Contact the Sustainability Committee with questions or to get involved: Liz OakesLindsay MarkeyDana Pickup Antionette Fabrizio and Jana Jordan.

Amazing UNICEF Update

92 Unicef boxes or baggies came back, filled with coins and paper money of all kinds, even some tokens for boardwalk rides! With the children’s hard work they raised $920.45! We are so thrilled and in awe of how generous our community is. Fiona Shaw in Mrs. Scott’s class and Leah Moretti in Mrs. Berman’s class were the highest collectors. Great job girls and great job to everyone who collected!

Candy Donations – THANK YOU

Congratulations, WES! With over 500 pounds of candy collected, we beat both SRS and NPE in the candy drive. The candy will be delivered this week to Fort Dix to support active military members and veterans.

Calling All Advertisers

Do you or your spouse work for a company that might be interested in supporting WES? Do you or other family member own a business that you would like to promote within our community? If so, please see here for a message from the WES Student Directory Committee to place an ad in our upcoming 2018-19 Directory.

Homeroom Parents  Needed for 18-19 School Year

Being a homeroom parent can be a rewarding and fun experience for both you and your child!  Classroom duties include organizing class activities with your child’s teacher, planning a few holiday parties and coordinating volunteers for special events throughout the year.  Responsibilities are usually shared between two Homeroom Parents.

If you are interested in being a homeroom parent for your child’s class next year, please contact BOTH Stephanie Cavanagh and Jen Jamieson.  Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!

WES Directory Artwork

We are looking for artwork to showcase in next year’s 2018-2019 Student Directory. Click here for details on how you may be featured on our cover or in the directory!

 

Memory Book Submissions

Just a reminder, at the end of the school year, two teachers will be retiring: Debbie Wile (current first grade teacher and former enrichment teacher) and Marcy Liberi (current fifth grade teacher).  As a WES Community, we would like to honor these teachers.

We are putting together a memory book for each teacher. We are asking all current and former students to write a short letter about a favorite memory of the teacher, express their gratitude with a brief note of thanks or draw a picture of a fond memory with that teacher (especially good for the younger students).  We would like to receive all letters by next Monday, May 7th!

For pictures/letters/notes to Ms. Wile, please have students email Sarah Rodowicz.  You can also place in an envelope for Julian Rodowicz/Sarah Rodowicz or give to Tanika Johnson (Attn: Sarah Rodowicz).

For pictures/letters/notes to Mrs. Liberi, please have students email Jenny Montague.  You can also place in an envelope for Kelly Montague or give to Tanika Johnson (Attn: Jenny Montague).

New Expanded School Zone

Many of you may have already noticed that the WES School Zone has been expanded on Providence Road!  The new signal was installed last week and the expanded zone is now in effect.  If you are using the Providence Road entrance during morning arrival or afternoon dismissal, please note the new zone and the 15 mph speed limit in it.  We are excited to have this larger zone to keep our children safe as they arrive and depart from school.

Memory Book Submissions

At the end of the school year, two teachers will be retiring: Debbie Wile (current first grade teacher and former enrichment teacher) and Marcy Liberi (current fifth grade teacher).  As a WES Community, we would like to honor these teachers.

We are putting together a memory book for each teacher. We are asking all current and former students to write a short letter about a favorite memory of the teacher, express their gratitude with a brief note of thanks or draw a picture of a fond memory with that teacher (especially good for the younger students).  We would like to receive all letters by Monday, May 7th!

For pictures/letters/notes to Ms. Wile, please have students email Sarah Rodowicz.  You can also place in an envelope for Julian Rodowicz/Sarah Rodowicz or give to Tanika Johnson (Attn: Sarah Rodowicz).

For pictures/letters/notes to Mrs. Liberi, please have students email Jenny Montague.  You can also place in an envelope for Kelly Montague or give to Tanika Johnson (Attn: Jenny Montague).

Tile Needed for Mosaic Project

This spring, the students at WES will have the opportunity to work on a school-wide mosaic project during art class. Art teacher, Sarah Ryan, and local mosaic artist, David Woods, will lead the children in the creation of a beautiful mosaic for the brick wall near the bus circle.  If you have any tile pieces, please consider donating them to the project. They can be broken, and any color or material.  Please contact art teacher, Sarah Ryan if you have tile pieces to donate.  Thank you!

Service Project Thank You

A big thank you to our WES Community for generously contributing to our Cradles to Crayons Spring Service Project. Thanks to you, we will be delivering over 220 items ranging from binders, packs of crayons, book bags, glue sticks, spiral notebooks and more!  These items will equip students with the necessary supplies for the upcoming school year.