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Wea Ridge

Elementary

February 15, 2019

Timberwolf Tales

Upcoming Events

 

 

FEBRUARY 18

School is in session for closing on November 15   

  

FEBRUARY 19

4th Grade field trip to the Long Center for a Diversity Program by TCHA: Fighting for Freedom

 

FEBRUARY 19 

5th Grade parent meeting for Dunes Trip

6:30 - 7:30 in Cafeteria

 

FEBRUARY 19

PTO Restaurant Night - Panera Bread (Mall) 4-8 

 

FEBRUARY 22

Kindergarten Field Trip to McCutcheon High Schools Ag Day

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 26 

Blood Drive in the Gym 3-7

 

MARCH 7

Science in Schools Night - 6 -7:30

 

MARCH 8

End of 3rd Nine Weeks

 

MARCH 11 to 15

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Book Fair

 

MARCH 25 to 29

Spring Break

Wednesday's cancellation, 1/30/19, will be made up Friday, May 24

Thursday's cancellation, 1/31/19, will be made up Tuesday, May 28

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PTO News: 

 

NEXT MEETING - March 4, 2019, at 5:30 pm, cafeteria. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! Please enter through door #16 (at the back of the building by the Gym).  

  

RESTAURANT NIGHT Join us for the next restaurant night at Panera Bread, the Mall location, from 4pm to 8pm.  Flyers will come home with more information.  Make sure you bring the flyer with you! 

  

 BOX TOPS -  Keep clipping and sending them in! 

  

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We will be hosting a Blood Drive in the gymnasium on February 26 from 3 pm – 7 pm. This is a wonderful way for children to learn the importance of community service and encourage adults to give blood to help Hoosier patients in need. You have several options available to schedule your appointment time to donate.

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**Please see the log sheets for the Read A Thon at the end of this newsletter. 

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Wea Ridge to host Kindergarten Roundup


Wea Ridge Elementary School will host Kindergarten Roundup for the 2019-2020 school year from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Wednesday, April 10.

Parents/guardians enrolling an incoming kindergarten student must contact the school at 765-471-9321 as soon as possible to begin the registration process.

Families need to provide the school office with the child's official birth certificate or current passport (no photo copies, hospital certificates or baptismal certificates will be accepted), immunization record and proof of residency. All documents need to be received in the office prior to April 2. Please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Children must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2019 to be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. If a parent feels the child is not emotionally mature enough for exposure to the school environment, the family may wait a year before enrolling. If the parent feels the child is ready for a kindergarten experience, but does not meet the birth date eligibility requirement, the parent may apply to the TSC Superintendent. The superintendent will determine admission based on date of birth and space availability. If the office receives more applications than spaces, children whose birth dates are closest to August 1 will be admitted. If no space is available, or it is not in the best interest of the school or children, no early admission will be accepted.

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STUDENT PLACEMENT REQUEST:

 

Dear Parent or Guardian, 

 

We are often asked if a parent can submit a teacher request on behalf of their student.  If you would like to make a request for the 2019-2020 school year, please fill out the google sheet via the blue button below or print out the attached document, complete and return to the school.  All request are required in writing or the Google Form and must be sent to the school's office no later than April 12, 2019.   Keep in mind that the request does not guarantee placement. 

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ATTENTION 5TH Grade Parents!!


Parents of students in Miss Straw, Mrs. Wright, Mr. Webber, and Miss. Martin's fifth grade classes are invited to attend an
informational meeting about the spring Indiana Dunes field trip on February 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria. At this meeting parents will learn about how to register their child for the field trip, what to pack, how much it will cost, volunteering to chaperone, and the field trip schedule. Computers will also be available to register students for those who do not have access to the internet. Students do not need to attend this meeting.

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Kids Heart Challenge

 

Do you know the warning signs of a heart attack? What about a stroke? Do you know the risk factors for a heart attack or stroke? Wea Ridge Elementary will be participating in the American Heart Association "Kids Heart Challenge". This is a fundraising event for the American Heart Association. The funds that we raise play an important part in trying to defeat heart disease and strokes. We will help provide support in finding new medications, research and spreading the word about warning signs of a heart attack or stroke by participating in this event. Your child should have brought home the forms. There will be instructions on how you can obtain donations. You can even help your child raise money online in a safe and secure manner!! This is strictly a voluntary event! All students (whether they collect donations or not) will be jumping rope through the event during PE classes. The forms and money for Kids Heart Challenge will be due back to Mr. Schultheiss by March 1st.

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Bundle Up

 

It's cold outside!

 

TSC policy is that all students MUST go outside unless they have a doctor's note for a specific time frame. We will continue to go outside unless the wind chill is below 20. Please make sure your child has a jacket, hat and gloves for outdoor recess. Recent studies show that outside play helps to develop the prefrontal cortex.  It calms anxiety and refocuses the brain. Sweatshirts and jackets should accompany students to school and recess. Please label your child's belongings either inside the pocket, cuff or on a tag so that when they misplace them we can return them!  Talk to your child about the need to be proactive in dressing for the weather! Thank you for partnering with us to keep your child safe and active!

 

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School Lunch:

 

Fast food is not permitted in the cafeteria at Wea Ridge. If you are coming to have lunch with your student you may order a hot lunch by calling ahead to the office the morning of your visit or bringing a sack lunch from home. TSC and school policy states that any food purchased as "carryout" is considered "fast food".

 

We love to have guests eat lunch with us! It is $2.70/Adult and $1.90/Child. Tippecanoe School Corporation Policy does not allow us to charge a guest lunch on a students account. We accept cash or checks. Please be aware, that we are not allowed to give change back, so the correct amount is appreciated.

 

Thanks so much! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office at 765-471-9321

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Continued CAUTION! 

 

At this time, some of our playground equipment is not safe for our children to play on.  We have put warning signs up and have taped off the equipment.  The maintenance department is working to make the playground safe for the children.  Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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Stay informed of weather delays and closings


Snow, fog and other conditions can cause a delay to the start of our school day. Make sure you are signed up for TSC alerts and notifications so you will be informed about a change in the regular school schedule.

Families can receive instant messages via email or text from the TSC through our website. Click on the "Parents" tab at the top and look for the link to "TSC Alerts & Notifications" with instructions on how to create an account. Make sure you are signed up for the "TSC alerts, delays and closings" option, not just for your school's news and alerts.

A delay or cancellation will also be posted on our websites. You will get a pop-up message as soon as you go to the TSC or any TSC school website.

TSC officials notify numerous media outlets if there has been a change to the regular school schedule. These media outlets include, but are not limited to, 105.3 FM-WKOA, 98.7 FM-WASK, WLFI-TV 18, 96.5 FM-WAZY, Journal & Courier and Indianapolis TV stations.

Several factors are considered when making the decision to delay or cancel school. They include road conditions, temperatures, the ability to safely operate buses and the condition of our buildings and parking lots. To learn more, check out the responses to these Frequently Asked Questions.

WEA RIDGE ELEMENTARY

1333 East 430 South • Lafayette, IN 47909 • (765) 471-9321

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