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Wea Ridge


December 8, 2017

Timberwolf Tales

Upcoming Events

December 11th -  15th

Food Drive - See below for more details

All Grades


December 11th

 PTO Restaurant Night - IGLOO

Veteran's Memorial Pkwy -  4pm to 9pm


December 11th

 Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Macy's - 6pm - 8pm

Fourth Grade Student Council


December 12th


Daniel Lusk Magician

All Grades  


December 13th

Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Macy's - 6pm - 8pm

Fifth Grade Student Council 


December 20th

Field Trip - Purdue Women's Basketball Game

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grades


  December 22nd

End of 2nd 9 weeks

End of 1st Semester


 December 25, 2017 to January 8, 2018

Winter Break


January 9th

Students Return 


January 15th

PTO Meeting - Cafeteria 6pm

All are welcome



Parent Teacher Organization



NEXT MEETING -  January 15, 2017, 6pm, cafeteria


RESTAURANT NIGHT - IGLOO- Monday, December 11th, 4pm to 9pm, Veteran's Memorial Pkwy.   You need to present the flyer for WRE to receive the 20% for the fundraiser.  Please look for more information to come home soon!

Next restaurant fundraiser -  McDonald's - Tuesday, January 9th


MOVIE NIGHT - mark your calendars for February 9, 2018.  

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



Read to Succeed

If you are interested in becoming a Read to Succeed volunteer, visit
http://www. readtosucceedgreaterlafayette.org 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


Student Council News


Food Drive


Student Council and our school's Backpack Program would like to sponsor a food drive next week, December 11 - 15. We held off from doing our "traditional" food drive during November/Thanksgiving with hopes of providing our families with more food over the longer Winter Break. It is great to think that the food we bring in is going to benefit our own students.


Due to space issues, here is a list of the items we are requesting.


MONDAY 12/11 - cereal, cereal bars, oatmeal
TUESDAY 12/12 - peanut butter, jelly
WEDNESDAY 12/13 - hot chocolate, drink mixes (lemonade, kool-ade), snacks (crackers, fruit bars, fruit snacks, etc)
THURSDAY 12/14 - shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap bars
FRIDAY 12/15 - toothpaste, deodorant, body lotion, chapstick




Salvation Army Bell Ringers


On December 11th and December 13th, the fourth and fifth grade student council members will be at the Tippecanoe Mall, by the Macy's entrance, ringing the bell for Salvation Army.  The students are excited about this opportunity to provide community service and represent Wea Ridge Elementary School.  Please consider stopping by to donate and say hello to the students.  They will be there from 6pm to 8pm both Monday and Wednesday. 


Fanny May Candy sales winners! 




1. Kyle & Ryleigh Scheumann                                      72 boxes

2. Jovi Flora                                                                  68 boxes

3. Lexi Shondell                                                            62 boxes

4. Liam Sanders                                                           61 boxes

5. Domanic & Miakota Cole & Sebastien Edwards      58 boxes

6T Addy & Aley Brown                                                 46 boxes

6T Kaelyn Sanburn                                                      46 boxes

6T Zachary Stanfield                                                    46 boxes

9  Carson & Logan Poehlein                                        45 boxes

10T Haleigh & Jenica Pruitt & Caelyn Corbin              42 boxes

10T Chasten Richardson                                             42 boxes




Skylar Berry, Addy Brown, Aley Brown, Aleyah Buckles, Maxx Burke, Molly Camp, Domanic Cole, Miakota Cole, Sebastien Edwards, Paxson Crater, Ella Doty, Tatum Doty, Emma Draper, Jovi Flora, Madison Harding, Nate Hilsabeck, Grace Karns, Joey Kawlewski, Lauren Kawlewski, Audrey Laffoon, Brayden Laffoon, Yahir Correa Lopez, Breken Meyers, Sean Moates, Timmy Moats, Carson Poehlein, Logan Poehlein, Haleigh Pruitt, Jenica Pruitt, Caelyn Corbin, Braxton Rayburn, Cameron Reece, Chasten Richardson, Kaelynn Sanburn, Liam Sanders, Kyle Scheumann, Ryleigh Scheumann, Jason Selby, Evelyn Shepler, Lexi Shondell, Cameron Spain, Zachary Stanfield, Ryder Suiter. 

Look for more information to come home for the date and details on the limo ride and pizza lunch. 

Congratulation to all the sellers!  Thank you for helping with this year's fundraiser!


Winter is Here! 

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.

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Counselors 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. :)


1) Tell me about a moment today when you felt proud of yourself.
2) Tell me about something that made you laugh today.
3) How did you help someone today? How did someone help you today?
4) How would you rate your day on a scale of 1-10 and why?
5) If you could plan tomorrow's lesson, what would you teacher your classmates about?
6) What three words would you use to describe your best friend at school?
7) What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
8) When were you the happiest today?
9) Tell me about a moment today when you felt excited about what you were learning in class.
10) Tell me about a moment in class when you felt confused.
11) What was the best thing that happened at school today?
12) What was challenging about your day?
13) What are three words you would use to describe your day?
14) If you could be the teacher tomorrow, what would you do differently?
15) Who would you like to play with at recess that you have never played with before?
16) Tell me about something new you learned about a friend.
17) Is there anything you would like to talk about that I might be able to help you figure out?
18) Is there anything you are worried about?
19) What was the most frustrating part of your day?
20) If you could do any moment from today over again, what would you do differently?
21) Which assignment did you feel most confident about today?
22) If you could change on thing about your day today, what would it be?
23) If you had $1,000 to buy something for your school, what would you buy?
24) If you could do anything with one classmate, who would you choose and what would you do?
25) Is there a question you wish I would ask you about your day?



For our Lifeline for December, we will be talking about COOPERATION- working together as one to accomplish something. For cooperation to work, everyone has to be an active member of the team and do what they agree to do.

What Does Cooperating Really Mean?

Before you can teach your kids how to cooperate with others, it is important they understand what cooperating really means. People who cooperate are expected to:

Listen to others without barging in
Consider others' opinions and ideas
Encourage others to participate
Be willing to lead or follow
Be respectful of others
Recognize the abilities of others
Calmly work out disagreements or problems
Follow through with the work they agree to do
Share the load
Cooperation is a trait that can benefit kids at home and in the school environment. The earlier you introduce this idea to your students, the sooner they can begin putting it into practice.

Cooperation at Home

Whether you are a one child family or a many child family, everyone can benefit from learning to cooperate. Learning to work together as a team can help reduce sibling rivalry or friction between you and your kids. Do household chores together, plan a family game night, or even plant a garden together. Picturing your family as a team that needs to get a job done is a good way of helping your kids understand the definition of cooperation. Explain to your students that every member of the team is important to the success of the activity.

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


That's Cooperation- Sesame Street https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kihZUsADQTQ

Cooperation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL5mHE3H5wE

Winter Weather

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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