Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is coming to WES on December 3rd – 7th. Please consider volunteering for an hour to help with this exciting event. No programming experience is necessary.  You can sign up here to volunteer.  If you would like more information, you can check it out here.  If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Goldsmith or Beth Benzing. Thank you!

WES Book Fair

The Book Fair starts today, Monday, November 12th and runs through Thursday, November 15th. On Wednesday, November 14th, from 6-8pm, the Book Fair will have evening hours for families. For more information on the book fair, please click here. You may also sign-up to help with the fair here.

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.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

TRICK or TREAT for UNICEF boxes will be coming home Oct 29th or 30th, please keep a look out for them in your children’s back pack.

This is a great way to teach and encourage our children to give back and in such and easy and fun way!

What does the United Nations Children’s Fund do:

  • Helps children in 190 countries around the world
  • Vaccinations and medicines
  • Builds wells and fresh water supplies
  • Food packets and nutritional aid
  • School supplies

https://www.unicefusa.org/mission/usa/trick-or-treat/impact
https://www.unicefusa.org/mission/usa/trick-or-treat/learn-more

Halloween Carnival

It’s carnival time! Please join us Saturday, October 27th from 8:00am – 12:00pm for the annual Halloween Carnival. It’s a fun-filled morning of Halloween activities, games, raffle baskets and the Haunted Hallway! You can get 25 tickets for $10. Please click here for the attached ticket form. Sign up here to donate to our beloved Cake Walk!

Please support the 5th grade class by joining in the fun!

Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendars for the annual WES Pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, October 27 from 8:00 am – noon at WES! We need volunteers to flip pancakes, sell tickets and work the food line so please consider volunteering. Sign up here.

We Love WES Walk

The 3rd We Love WES Walk is Friday, October 12th!  The walk will take place from 1:45 – 3:00 PM at the King Field track at Strath Haven Middle School. 100% of the proceeds from this walk will go back to WES and all the wonderful enrichment opportunities and resources the WES PTO provides. Click here for more information and to donate.

Visiting Author Laurie Keller

On Thursday, October 25th, our Kindergarten through 3rd grade students will enjoy a visit from award-winning author and illustrator, Laurie Keller! Keller is well-known for her books The Scrambled States of America, Do Unto Otters, and the ever-popular Arnie the Doughnut series.

Keller’s latest picture book, Potato Pants, is heralded by Booklist as a “high energy book with plenty of kid appeal.” This humorous, heart-warming tale of forgiveness is sure to be a hit!

If you would like to order a personalized copy of Potato Pants for your child, or as a gift for any young reader, click here to download the book order form. Orders are due Wednesday, October 10.

Send in your Box Tops

Please send in your Box Tops to school by Friday, October 19th to meet the Fall BoxTop Contest collection deadline. Last year WES earned over $1600 thanks to all of you! Collect and send them in a Ziplock bag. Classes raising the most Box Tops at each grade level will receive a prize. Our goal for this year is $2000! Our June collection of Box Tops will go toward our Fall Contest.

Foreign Language Club

WES PTO is pleased to offer its Foreign Language Club for students in grades 1-5.  The WES Foreign Language Club is a 20-week, before-school program designed to open students’ minds to new languages and new ways of thinking.  Classes are offered in Spanish, French, German and Mandarin (NEW for 18/19! Spanish 3 is being offered for Grades 4 & 5).  Cost is $295 for the entire program.

For additional information or if you are interested in registering, please email here.

Student Directory

Copies of the Student Directory are still available! Don’t delay and place your online order for the Directory at a discounted price of $9 for the print copy or $12 for the “bundled” print copy and iPhone app (print copy with on-line access for 2 users is $15).  All orders will be sent home via your child’s backpack.

Visit our website here for more information.

Movie Night

Come join us Friday September 21st, at 7pm for our annual Outdoor Family Movie Night!!
Please bring blankets to snuggle up and enjoy a movie under the stars.

For unobstructed viewing for all please keep chairs and strollers to the back or sides.

Please contact lisa@weblinc.com for additional information.

First PTO Meeting

Please join us in the Library at 7:00 PM on September 18 for the first PTO Meeting of the 2018/19 School Year!! At 6:30 PM, just prior to the meeting our new principal, Mr. Savage will be available in the Library for a meet and greet with parents. Immediately AFTER the meeting we will be having a PTO Social at 320 Market in Media. All parents are welcome to attend!

Also, remember childcare is available in the gym during the meeting and will also be available starting at 6:30 PM for the meet and greet. We hope to see you there!

Fall Mum Sale

Please Save the Date for the annual Fall Mum Sale on Friday, September 28, 2018. Order forms should be coming home with your child the first week of school. Mum orders with payment are due to your child’s teacher by Friday, September 21, 2018. Please make your checks payable to “WES-PTO”. All mums that are ordered will be available for pick up on Friday, September 28 from 1-3 pm and 4-6 pm behind WES. Prices are the same as last year: $7.50 per plant if you are ordering 1 or 2; $6.50 per plant if you are ordering 3 or more. Click HERE for the order form.

Please contact Lauren Conway with any questions. Thank you for your support in this annual fundraising event!

WES Spirit Wear store is open!

The WES Spirit Wear store is open! The online store will only be available from August 21st through September 21st, so click here to start shopping!

Please contact Michelle Long (mrs.long@comcast.net) or Jenny Dolan (jennydolan@gmail.com) for more information.

Tea for Retiring Teachers

Please join us for a tea to honor retiring WES teachers Marcy Liberi and Debbie Wile this Thursday, June 7th from 2:45-3:45 PM in the WES Library.  All parents, current and former students (after school), friends and colleagues are welcome!  Please share this invitation with others in the WSSD community, who might be interested in attending.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz Orye.​

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!