Wea Ridge


November 22, 2017

Timberwolf Tales






 November 23rd & 24th

No School

Thanksgiving Break


December 5th

Music Program

1st Grade


December 22nd

End of 2nd 9 weeks

End of 1st Semester


December 25, 2017 to January 8, 2018

Winter Break


January 9th

Students Return 





NEXT MEETING - Monday, December 4th,  6:00 pm


RESTAURANT NIGHT - Igloo - Monday, December 11th


BOX TOPS - Remember to keep sending in those box tops.  Every box top counts! 

Thank you for attending Donuts for Dads!  

We served 775 donuts!  The students really look forward to this event. Thank you to all of the dads or special guests for taking the time out to make this morning a special time for the kids!

A special thank you  to all the volunteers!

Michelle Harding 

Dana Blanchard
Heidi Wallar
Lynette Hammer
Missy Williams
Kim Kendall


We couldn't provide this special event without the help of our PTO, Student Council and sponsors.


Grandparents Day for Kindergarten
The kindergartners will spend time with grandparents (or special guests) on Wednesday, November 22nd.
A lot of fun stations will be set up for them to choose from in the Large Group Instruction (LGI). Some of the stations include:
face painting, games, decorating cookies, crafts, making fingerprints, and board games!
We will also take pictures of the kids with grandparents to share with the families. We appreciate all of the parent
help-sending in donations and running stations. We couldn't do it without you!


2017/2018 Snow Prince and Princess


Representing Wea Ridge Elementary this year in the Lafayette Christmas Parade are Chloe Perkins as Snow Princess and Deandre Frazier-McClyde as Snow Prince!  Our alternates will be Nova Hale and Greg Lara.  Congratulations!  Please come out to see them in the parade on December 2, 2017 at 5:30pm.


Winter is approaching!

This means colder weather! Please make sure your child has a coat, hat and gloves for outdoor recess. We will be going outside as much as possible. The children will continue to go outside until the temperature is 20 degrees or a wind chill of 20 degrees.  Studies show that outside play helps to develop the prefrontal cortex. It calms anxiety and refocuses the brain. 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.


CircAfrique----A Traditional African Music Ensemble

   On November 20th, the 2nd grade students were delighted to attend a musical performance put on by the CircAfrique band members. The group presented our students with numerous instruments from 6 different countries from Africa. One of the student's favorite instruments was the Djembe (a hand drum) from West Africa. Did you know that the head of the drum is covered in skin from an animal like a goat or a cow?  One of the most interesting songs that CircAfrique played was called "Kuku." It is a celebration song from West Africa that is performed as the village fishermen return home. This band was able to incorporate their musical skills with a story from our Journeys Reading textbook called Violet's Music.  Just like the Violet these friends come together to play music and enjoy spending time together.  Many thanks to the CircAfrique band for presenting to us!


If you are interested in becoming a Read to Succeed volunteer, visit
http://www. for more information and to enroll.


We currently have two needs to fill here at Wea Ridge:


3rd Grade, Thursday 1:30P-2:20P, Missy Buche
3rd Grade, Tuesday 1:00P-2:00P, Madeena Coates


Counselor's Corner


Parent involvement or engagement in their children's education leads to student success. Active, engaged parents translate to active, engaged students who complete their schoolwork, go to class, and gain a better education. To dive a bit deeper, parents will have a significant impact on their child's learning and educational experience when they take an active role in monitoring the student's progress, assignments, attendance, activities, and events. Parent involvement helps keep students on track – from better attendance and fewer missed assignments to improved test scores and increased grade point averages. When parents are involved, students take more responsibility for their learning and accountability is heightened. Communication improves within the family when children reach out for help. Engagement can strengthen the parent-student relationship: knowing your student's grades and assignments is an easy starting point to open dialogue for discussing progress, offering advice, working on projects together, or, hopefully, giving congratulations. So, parents who is tired of asking their child, "How was your day?" and getting a minimal response? By opening the lines of communication, parents can build trust and help their children build problem solving skills. Try these 25 other ways of asking your child how their day was to remind the child that you are invested in them and their education. :)


TSC Weather Delays and Cancellations

Our weather can change quickly! If the delay is 2 hours, school will begin at 10:50 am. Students
should not come to school before 10:50 am. If your child rides a bus, the pick-up time will be delayed by
2 hours.
On 2 hour delay days, we will not serve breakfast. Our lunch will begin serving at 11:15, our regular
time for kindergarten – a quick beginning.
TSC officials notify numerous media outlets that 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.
We once again encourage everyone to register for Pinwheel. It is the most convenient notification
concerning delays, closings and other special events at Wea Ridge Elementary. The TSC web page is also a fast
way to learn about school delays and closings.




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