EOG Testing is just around the corner and we want to make sure that our students know that we are cheering them on to do their best! With that in mind, we are asking that our dads come out and cheer on our students before the EOGs. We're asking 3rd and 5th grade dads come on Thursday, May 26 and 4th and 5th grade dads to come out Wednesday, June 1.
Dads should arrive before 8:45 and plan to line the sidewalks outside the school to cheer and high-five students as they enter the building. If they would like to make a sign they can do that as well (or your creative moms may help them with that:-)). If Dads can stay until 9:15 when the bell rings, that would be fabulous. Thanks!
NATIONAL PTA SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE FOLLOW UP SURVEY
Due: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
At the beginning of the school year, Wakefield Elementary PTA decided we would take part in the National PTA School of Excellence program. As we said at the time, we know that a strong partnership among our families, school leaders, and community at-large is important for the success of our students and school. That’s why we are participating in the National PTA School of Excellence program, which celebrates partnerships between PTA and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.
Your feedback in the beginning of the program generated a customized Roadmap to Excellence, which provided specific recommendations for improving our family-school partnership and achieving excellence. Based on that feedback we decided we should focus on improving our family engagement in education, specifically increasing family engagement supporting student success in literacy, math and science. To this end, so added the STEM component to our Bookfair night, celebrated Read Across America with various parental involvement opportunities, had the Math Round Up for our K to 2 students, and EOG Preparation night for Grades 3 to 5, plus various Parent Academies.
As part of the process, National PTA requests feedback from families at two points in the school year – the beginning and end. It's now time to see how we have performed this year - and see if we have achieved a PTA School of Excellence status, either way, we are committed to doing what we can to making the school as good as it can be!
Please help us by clicking on the link and completing the survey. Thank you!
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION NIGHT
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
5:45 - 6:30pm
Join us on Tuesday night so we can thank you for all the hard work you have done this year! There will be some light refreshments provided by our wonderful staff, and the PTA Volunteer of the Year will be announced.
HOMEBASE \ POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL
Home Base is a statewide student information system that started in the 2013-14 school year. Home Base gives parents and students access to real-time information including attendance, grades and assignments. With Home Base, powered by PowerSchool application, everyone stays connected: Students stay on top of assignments, parents are able to participate in their child's progress, and teachers can instantly share information from their grade book with parents and students. Families with multiple students can also set up their accounts to view all of their students at one time, with one login.A flyer explaining how to join was sent home. If you have any questions, contact the office.
We are thrilled to announce a new community sponsor!
SOARING EAGLE - $100
We would like to thank JMG Technical Services for becoming our latest sponsor!
OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORS!
GOLDEN EAGLE - $1000
We would like to extend a BIG “Thank You” to Dr. Morris and Dr. Johnson at Carolina Pediatric Dentistry for becoming our school’s Golden Eagle Sponsor, which is our highest level of sponsorship! We REALLY appreciate your support! This Thursday they were presented with a Certificate of Appreciation to display at their office.
SOARING EAGLE - $100
Thanks to Brain Balance Achievement Center for becoming a Soaring eagle sponsor!
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Thanks for joining us on Friday, October 23rd! It was great seeing so many families all dressed up for Halloween and play Bingo!
Now you can shop at Amazon and support our PTA at the same time! Simply select Wakefield Elementary PTA as your charity of choice, and Amazon will send us a percentage of the sales of eligible purchases!