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Please join the PTA for a general meeting on Tuesday, April 4th at 9:45. The meeting will be held in our Media Center. All WES families are invited to join! We hope to see you there!Learn more
- PTA Meeting, Tuesday – April 4th at 9:45
- Family Reading Night, March 28th 6-7:30pm
- Volunteers Needed
- Edible Garden Meeting, March 1st
Congratulations to Cheryl Yee who is our February Volunteer Spotlight! Cheryl retired in February 2015 as a WCPSS Teacher Assistant. She has been volunteering at Weatherstone since September 2015. Cheryl helps with Tuesday folders and works with individual students on literacy activities in Ms. Harris’ First Grade classroom. She also volunteers in Mrs. Hyde’s Kindergarten […]Read more
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Family Reading Night, March 28th 6-7:30 pm
Please join the staff on Tuesday, March 28th from 6-7:30 for the Family Reading Night. The evening will begin in the media center with an open reading time for families. The event will continue throughout the building with games such as Book Walk, Headbands, Book Character Jeopardy, etc. The school will finish out the evening with a video presentation of the teachers performing something with their favorite books. You won’t want to miss it!
The PTA is in the process of looking for officers, committee chairs, and volunteers for the next school year. There are positions available for a variety of skills and schedules. Two key positions available for next year are Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in more information about these or other open PTA positions, please contact Carin Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or attend our General Meeting on April 4th at 9:45am in the WES Media Center.
Advocacy – Our Advocacy chair will be responsible for informing our membership about education issues and NCPTA legislative goals. For more information about this role, please visit here.
Cultural Arts Co-chair/Trainee – We are seeking a co-chair/trainee that will be trained to lead the 2017-2018 school year. The Artists in Schools program is a partnership between the United Arts Council of Raleigh & Wake County, WCPSS, and local schools. For more than 30 years, the AIS program has placed professional artists in public, private, and charter schools in Wake County. These artists and arts organizations work as creative educational resources with faculty students, and cultural arts representatives to implement curriculum-based arts in education programs. We have had many exciting artists visit Weatherstone Elementary through this program, so it is a wonderful way to help engage and expose the kids to many forms of art! For more information, please contact Catherine at email@example.com.
Membership– The membership chair will be responsible for building our PTA membership base at the start of the school year with a theme, membership drive for parents & staff, and they will be responsible for entering membership info into the NCPTA database, printing/distributing membership cards, as well as keeping a current roster. Because membership dues are involved, writing up membership deposits for the Treasurer are required, and these need to be done on campus often during the first few months of school. This position would be best for a stay at home parent or someone with flex time because writing deposits could potentially take time and must be done at school.
Room Parent Coordinator – The Room Parent Coordinator will offer training for all new Room Parents and will be a point of contact for room parent questions. They will also scan the staff “Pamper Me” handouts to be displayed on the website as well as in a book located at school. For more information about this position, please contact Carin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secretary – The Secretary is responsible for keeping all the important documents of the PTA such as the roster, insurance policies, contracts, minutes, audit reports, and tax returns. The secretary takes minutes of all meetings, gets them to the board promptly, and is responsible for maintaining the PTA calendar. Secretary records need to be neatly organized and ready to view at all times.
Treasurer – The Treasurer deposits funds and writes checks for PTA expenses. The treasurer maintains all financial records of income and expenses in Quickbooks and meets with the audit committee for a monthly review of bank statements. The treasurer presents a financial report of income and expenses at board meetings and general meetings, pays dues to the NCPTA, prepares a year-end financial report, and facilitates the filing of all tax forms. No accounting experience is needed, but organizational skills are key.
Parents of rising 6th Graders, here are the Open House Dates for planning for next year:
Davis Drive Middle: 4/18 and 4/19 6:30-8pm
Mills Park Middle: 4/25 Last Name A-M, 4/26 N-Z 5:30-7pm
Reedy Creek Middle: 4/6 6-7:30pm
Salem Middle: 5/16 6:30pm
Please Join the PTA
If you would like to make a difference for all the children of Weatherstone Elementary School, then please consider becoming a member of our Parent Teacher Association. Nationally, the PTA is the largest and oldest volunteer organization working exclusively on behalf of children and youth. Here at WES, our team of parent volunteers and staff members have a very strong history of working together as a team to accomplish a lot for all the children that pass through our school doors. Your membership helps support our efforts in many ways: curriculum support, playground and technology improvements, Cultural Arts programs, STEM events, plus so much more. Please become a PTA member today, and as always thank you for your support! Click here for the membership form.
Volunteer Registration Reminders
As a reminder the volunteer renewal process is open only on Mondays. If you are new to WCPSS, a volunteer application must be completed for any family member who wishes to chaperone on a field trip or who are working with students out of sight of staff members. This form must be completed on a WCPSS computer.