the Wolves’ Den Winterpock PTA Newsletter January 2015 Principal’s Message Happy New Year! As we begin 2015, please accept my appreciation for your support and generosity for the Food Drive items that were donated to Ettrick Elementary School during the holiday season. Once again our students demonstrated the core value of helping others with their thoughtful acts of kindness for the families at Ettrick Elementary. their name prior to gaining access into the building. Prior to leaving the building, each visitor must visit the office to check out of the management system. For the safety and security of all individuals, we need to be aware of the presence and location of visitors in the building. Any individuals without a visitor’s badge will be asked to report to the office to obtain a badge. If you have any questions or concerns regarding school At Winterpock Elementary school safety efforts include safety, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your ID badges for all visitors in the building. If you are continued support for our safety measures and practices visiting the school, you must come to the office to at Winterpock. register into the visitor management system to receive a badge. Each visitor is required to provide a driver’s We are looking forward to an outstanding second half license, which is scanned into the computer system and of the school year. I am very fortunate to lead a checked against the Virginia State Police Sex Offender dedicated staff committed to creating the best learning Registry. Once approved, each visitor must wear a environment for all of our students. As a result of sticker badge that includes photo identification. In the shared vision of my staff in collaboration with our addition, the office staff will ask each visitor to state dedicated families, our students continue to achieve academic achievement and success. 1/19 1/29 1/30 1/31 2/4 NO SCHOOL Book Fair / Wellness Fair (5:30-8pm) NO SCHOOL Last Day to Order Yearbook Deadline for Spring Enrichment registration Thank you for your support and cooperation as we work together to make 2015 a successful year for our children at Winterpock Elementary! Kind regards, Gloria Cooper Principal Donuts with Mom I’d like to have you here with me at Winterpock for a treat. We’ll talk a little, hug a bit and have a donut to eat. Mom you are so loving and kind, so please join me at our designated date and time. Guest: You and Your Mom Time: Last Name A-I Monday, February 10th at 7:45am Last NameJ-R Tuesday, February 11th at 7:45am Last Name S-Z Wednesday, February 12th at 7:45am Place: Winterpock Elementary School Cafeteria Please come on your designated day so we can plan accordingly. If you have any questions please contact [email protected] One donut per person, please. Hosted by the Winterpock PTA Hospitality Committee Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wed 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Sat 8:00 a.m.-12 Noon LE SLI E ANN JONE S, DVM 8 0 4 - 6 3 9 - 1 1 5 9 www.woodlakeanimalhospital.net [email protected] 6511 Woodlake Village Parkway, Midlothian, VA 1/11 1/12 1/13 1/14 1/18 1/19 Allison Gulliams Janean Trimble Evey Browne Kelly Nixon Maranda Fontana Tabitha White November Core Values Students TEACHERS Stephanie Ching Anne Handzel Dene Houchens Amy Majetic Laura Prymak NOVEMBER Emily Nodes Carter Bennett Mallory Grubbs Braelyn Ramseyer Brady Cramer Melissa Crouch Beth Harrell Shannon McCullough Anne Todd Kate Way Colin Davis Ishaan Patel Ava Walthall Sadie Hatch Andrew Green Megan Baker Megan Hoops Karen Killelea Stephanie Peterson Kelly Starling Ava Clark Samantha Mitchell Liam Howell Elika Karkooki Mansourani Brayden Pascale Trina Abell Gretchen Bassett Dawn Estrada Allison Guilliams Heaven Husick Tabitha White Amy Zyglocke Stella Carmichael Zuzu Davis Jacob Steimle Nina Argel Coleman Smith Mackenzie Neal Joy Yang Amy Bailey Evelyn Browne Karen Cullen Lori Iwanski Sandra Maddock Jennifer Malcolm Michelle Mannon Natalie Murphy Allen Strassel Ryan Marks Daniel Miller Chloe Frans Jaden Hughes Ashley Phan Kristen Davis Adrianne Oddo Tracey Papiernik Robin Riley Stephanie Scarpinato Kim Smith Emily Wygal Jerrell Simoneaux Bethany Buck Madison Gray Katarina Stollstemier Sia Chaudry Jordyn Smith Cody Thurber Committee News “Fit Body, Fit Mind” is the theme for the 2015 PTA Health, Safety and Fitness Night. What better to couple this with than the annual BOOK FAIR!!! Join us Thursday, January 29th from 5:30 pm to 8 pm for the traditional Scholastic Book Fair in the library, then burn off some energy by running circles in the gym, earning punches to race through the inflatable obstacle course, learning how to use a fire extinguisher, watching Irish Dancers, and more! For more info, contact Michelle Thorp [email protected] or Amber Rader [email protected] Enrichment Join the fun at Spring 2015 Enrichment! Enrichment begins February 19, 2015. Classes are held on Thursdays for 6 weeks,Feb. 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and make-up day April 2, 2015 if needed. Classes are from dismissal-4:00. Lego League in the library runs until 4:30. Most classes cost $67. We have brought back some favorite classes, and have some exciting new offerings as well! Registration will begin January 28th and end Feb. 4th. Forms will come home on Jan. 27th and will be posted on the PTA website. Classes are filled on a first come, first serve basis, and many classes fill the first day of registration. All forms must be returned by Feb 4th. Students will receive a confirmation letter by email by February 11. If you don’t receive an email, please email the enrichment team at [email protected] Make sure to include your CLEARLY PRINTED email address and phone number on the registration forms. We will be communicating with you about your child’s specific class via email. Phone numbers are critical for the enrichment team to communicate with you as well. At the time of registration make sure to include: check, registration form and signed waiver. continued on next page Please make sure to be on time to pick up your child from enrichment each week, promptly at 4:00pm. If you would like to volunteer with the enrichment team please email us. We need your help for the success of this wonderful program. Mother/Son Fun Night is February 20th 6:00pm-8:00pm. Please look for flyers to come home the first of February. The top classroom for Box Top collections for the month of December was Ms. Browne’s 4th grade class with 407 box tops collected. Thus far, the cumulative standings are: 1. Oddo 1,519 2. Starling 1,280 3. Browne 1,088 Collect Campbell’s Labels Education for and our school can redeem them for educational resources like classroom supplies, gym and playground equipment. There’s so much more than just soup! In addition to Campbell’s soup labels, eligible products include: • Goldfish crackers • V-8 Beverages • Spaghettios • Prego Pasta Sauce • Pace Salsa • Pepperidge Farm products like croutons, rolls and frozen products like 3-layer cakes and garlic breads • Post Cereals such as Grape-Nuts, Honey Bunches of Oats, Raisin Bran, Cocoa Pebbles, and others • Wolfgang Puck Sauces • Emerald Nuts Canister • Pop Secret Popcorn • BIC pens, Wite-Out, Highlighters Save the label or UPC to help our school earn free stuff! Look for drop-off canisters in the school lobby. ∆ Happy half-birthday to these teachers and staff who have a July birthday! 7/4 Amy Bailey 7/14 Amber Rader 7/17 Kelly Starling The time is now to order your 2014-2015 All Color Winterpock Elementary Yearbook! The last day to order is January 31, 2015. It’s really easy to order a book online with your credit or debit card (no checks accpeted) at: www.jostensyearbooks.com (Any questions or problems with ordering, please contact Lauren Blankenship, Yearbook Chair, at [email protected] $28 • January 31st is the absolute last day to order! You can also share and submit photos online: Go to https:/www.replayit.com Password: wolves1 Browse to select the photos(s) you wish to upload, enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information. Click “Save Details.” It’s that easy! Submit your photos today! The last day to submit photos is 2/28/2015.
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