Wea Ridge


October 6, 2017

Timberwolf Tales



 October 9th
PTO Meeting at 6pm


October 10th
Picture retakes
All Grades

October 12th

Field Trip

Fire Show at Jeff High School and YMCA 
Grade 2


October 13th
PTO Family Fun Night 6pm - 8pm
All Grades


October 16th - 20th
Parent - Teacher conferences
All Grades


October 19th
Fanny May Sale Begins
All Grades


October 20th
Field Trip - SIA
Grade 5

 October 27th & 30th
Fall Break
All Grades

October 31st
Fannie May Sales End
All Grades 


November 3rd

Field Trip

Fair Oaks
Grade 3


November 6th
PTO Restaurant Night
Arnies 5-9

Veteran's Memorial Pkwy


Scott Magoon—Draw, revise, and draw some more!


    Wea Ridge hosted witty and funny man Scott Magoon on Wednesday, October 4.  Scott has illustrated over 24 books and he has written 4 of those books.  He shared with us the many stages of drawing, how he draws just about anywhere, and how important it is to keep a journal.  We were even so lucky to see a preview of his next book, Misunderstood Shark, that will make a splashing appearance in April 2018.  We loved trying to draw our own sharks just like Scott.  Thanks to our wonderful PTO for sponsoring his visit and the literacy team for organizing this event. 




NEXT MEETING - Monday, October 9th 6:00 pm


Family Fun Night will be on 10/13/17 from 6pm to 8pm. Come join the fun! There will be a bounce house, pizza, drinks, and Kona Ice!


Parent volunteers needed for parent/teacher conferences to help with the book fair on 10/17 and 10/18. Please contact Lindsey Piechnik at or the school office to volunteer.


Candle orders will be distributed during parent/teacher conferences. Parent volunteers are needed during the school day starting at noon on Friday, October 13th to help sort and deliver to classrooms. Please contact Dana Blanchard at to volunteer.


Fannie May candy sales to begin on 10/19/17! Look for more information to come home soon.


Mark your calendar for movie night on 11/17/17. More details to come.


Fall Weather

This means cooler weather! Please make sure your child has a jacket or sweatshirt for outdoor recess. We will be going outside as much as possible.

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!


Coats for Kids

The 7th Annual Salvation Army Coats for Kids Drive/Winter Warm up October 28th from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Washington Education Center, 1100 Elizabeth Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47904.

Last year, with sponsors and community support, Salvation Army helped deliver 1,400 coats to children in need!


Mark your calendars for school picture retakes on 10/10/17.


For our Lifeline for October, we will be talking about ORGANIZATION- to plan ahead and keep things neat and ready to use. Let's be honest here, organization can be challenging for young kids and sometimes adults too.

Here are some helpful tips to help your student become more organized!

Use Assignment Notebooks.

Help your child get into the habit of writing assignments in their assignment notebook. Encourage this by checking assignment notebooks nightly before homework time. Crossing completed items off the list will give him a sense of accomplishment.

Set a designated study time.

Your child should know that a certain time every day is reserved for studying and doing homework. The best time is usually not right after school -- most children benefit from time to unwind first. Include your child in making this decision. Even if he/she doesn't have homework, the reserved time should be used to review the day's lessons, read for pleasure, or work on an upcoming project.


Keep organized notebooks.

Help your child keep track of papers by organizing them in a binder or notebook. This will help him review the material for each day's classes and to organize the material later to prepare for tests and quizzes. Use dividers to separate class notes, or color-code notebooks. Separate "to do" and "done" folders help organize worksheets, notices, and items to be signed by parents, as well as provide a central place to store completed assignments.

Conduct a weekly clean-up.
Encourage your child to sort through book bags and notebooks on a weekly basis. Old tests and papers should be organized and kept in a separate file at home. Please make sure that folders and back packs are cleaned out weekly, this will help your child be successful at school.

Prepare for the day ahead.
Before your child goes to bed, he/she should pack schoolwork and books in a book bag. The next day's clothes could be laid out with shoes, socks, and accessories. This will cut down on morning confusion and allow your child to prepare quickly for the day ahead.

Here are some videos that might provide you and your child with some great conversation about this month's life skills! Enjoy!


Holiday Assistance Programs
The LUM Annual Community Thanksgiving Celebration is a true community event, where everyone is welcome to enjoy a warm meal, fellowship, and musical entertainment.

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Time: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Place: Central Presbyterian Church, 31 N. 7th Street, Downtown Lafayette (Adjacent to the Tippecanoe County Public Library) Social Hall Entrance is on 7th Street
The Community Christmas Day Dinner Committee, in conjunction with its major sponsor the Lyn Treece Boys and Girls Club, will provide a FREE dinner to ANYONE in the Greater Lafayette community. The Dinner will be held at Jefferson High School on Wednesday December 25th. Doors open at 10:30am and dinner will be served from 11am to 2pm. All Children under the age of 12 can visit Santa's toy room and pick out a bit of Christmas Cheer. In addition, homebound individuals can call 765-420-1647 before 1pm to have a meal delivered.
Lafayette Urban Ministry: Jubilee Christmas
Walk-ins/Phone registration will be taken 10/16-10/18 from 4:30p-7:30p
What information you need to give LUM:
●       Name and date of birth for everyone living in your household
●       Address, phone number, email address
●       Food stamp, TANF or Medicaid case number
○       or a copy of your child's current free lunch acceptance letter
○       or proof of entire household income



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