Students conducted buoyancy experiments at the WFES STEAM Fair last week.


Dear Parents/Guardians,

The STEAM Fair last Thursday night was a huge success. We had more than 650 people in attendance for this great event. Thank you to Melissa Fabrizio for organizing this stellar night for families. We appreciate all the teachers, parents and other volunteers for making this such a wonderful experience.

The All County Chorus performed on Saturday. We’re proud of the eight WFES 6th graders who participated in this musical event. Kudos to Ms. Waggoner and Ms. Richards for their support of our choral students.

Sharyn Prindle

Positivity Project:  Humor
Humor is a sense of playfulness and lightness and is a way of looking at and describing the world that brings laughter to people.  A person with the strength of humor is skilled at seeing the funny side of things and identifying and communicating the absurdities of life.  Humor has important health benefits, both mental and physical.  It stretches the mind to look at things from different perspectives, keeping people mentally agile and alert.  Laughing produces positive emotions and reduces stress.

Save the Date – Community Meeting is May 20
On Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm, Wakefield Forest ES will host a community meeting in the cafeteria to discuss our current capacity and next steps as we move toward scheduled renovation. At the meeting, we will have representation from Region 5 leadership, facilities management and the School Board available to speak to these topics and to answer your questions. We hope you will engage in this community meeting.  

Spring Book Fair is This Week
The WFES Spring Book Fair is happening this week, with evening hours tonight, Tuesday, April 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. We are still in need of parents to assist and help pack up during the fair. If you are available to help, please visit the sign up genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084cadaf2ea31-2019.  The book fair will also run online from 3/28 through 4/7.

Reminder about Bus Door in Afternoons
If you need to get your child off a bus at the last minute, please come to the office and do not go directly to the bus door. The office staff will call your child to the office via a walkie-talkie to the staff at the bus door.  Please understand that for safety reasons, WFES personnel supervising the bus door cannot release a student.

Patrol/SCA Timeline for Spring 2019
In order to help with planning, we are providing the timelines for both the upcoming SCA Officer election and the Patrol/Patrol Officer application process.

SCA Officer Election Timeline
Monday, April 8, 2:20 – 3:20 pm:  SCA Officer Interest Meeting, grades 3-5

Friday, April 12, by 4 pm: SCA Officer Application, signed by parent/guardian, due

Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24: Grade Level Primaries

Wednesday, April 24, 3:00 pm: Meeting for SCA Officer candidates

Thursday, April 25: SCA campaigning begins

Tuesday, April 30 by 9:00 am: SCA speeches due to Ms. Rapuano

Wednesday, May 1 by 9:00 am: SCA speech revisions due to Ms. Rapuano

Thursday, May 2: Meet SCA candidates on morning news – President and Vice-President.  Voting in grades 2-5 classrooms follows

Friday, May 3:  Meet SCA candidates on morning news – Secretary and Reporter.  Voting in grades 2-5 classrooms follows.

2:45 pm: SCA Candidates meet with sponsors.  Election results announced.

Patrol Application Timeline
Thursday, April 25: Application process discussed with current patrols at regular meeting.  Letter about process goes home in Thursday folder to grades 4 and 5.

Thursday, May 9, 2:50 – 3:20 pm: All grades 4 and 5 students meet for assembly to discuss patrol duties.  Patrol applications and officer applications distributed to interested students.

Monday, May 13, by 8:45 am: Applications for patrols and officers turned in to classroom teachers.

Friday, May 17: Patrol acceptance letters distributed to 2019-2020 patrols.  Officer candidates meet with Patrol sponsors at 3:15 pm to be personally informed of the patrol officers for 2019-2020.

Thursday, May 23, 2:50 pm: Patrol Party (New patrols attend, meet buddies and receive training handbooks.)  Training takes place from May 23-31.

Monday, June 3, 8:30 am: Patrol Test

Lost and Found
We are running out of space in our Lost and Found area in the corner of the WFES cafeteria, and so we will be donating all items unclaimed by April 12.  If you are missing your child’s coat, sweatshirt, lunch box, water bottle, or any other item, we strongly encourage you to come and look in the cafeteria any time between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Tonight’s evening book fair hours from 6:00 to 8:00 pm would be a perfect time to visit the Lost and Found, as would the G2 Opera performance and the Muffins with Mom events.  Please label your child’s outerwear and lunchbox, even if it is just with a first name and last name initial. We’ll figure it out! a

Two Weeks at a Glance

Monday, April 1 – Thursday, April 4: Spring Book Fair

Tonight, Tuesday, April 2
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Evening Book Fair hours

Wednesday, April 3
2:50 – 3:20 pm: SCA Officers Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 pm: Kindergarten Orientation (adults only, please)

Thursday, April 4
2:35 – 3:10 pm: Grade 2 Opera
2:50 – 3:20 pm: Patrol Officers Meeting

Friday, April 5 – Teacher Workday: No School for Students

Monday, April 8

7:45 – 8:25 am: Muffins with Mom (Last name A-K) Overflow parking will be available at St. Matthew’s.  Thank you for vacating their parking lot no later than 8:30 am so that it doesn’t impact their morning pre-school kiss and ride drop off.

2:20 – 3:20 pm: SCA Officer Interest Meeting (grades 3-5)

Tuesday, April 9
7:45 – 8:25 am: Muffins with Mom (Last name L-Z) Overflow parking will be available at St. Matthew’s.  Thank you for vacating their parking lot no later than 8:30 am so that it doesn’t impact their morning pre-school kiss and ride drop off.

7:30 pm: PTA Meeting

Wednesday, April 10
10:55 am – 1:50 pm: Volunteer Luncheon
Purple Up for the Military Child Day

Thursday, April 11
7:00 am – 4:00 pm:  Grade 4 Field Trip to Jamestown
10:15 am – 6:00 pm: Grade 6 Field Trip to Hemlock Overlook

Friday, April 12
2:20 – 3:20 pm: Innovation Hour/Electives
SCA Spirit Day – Decades Day
SCA Officer Applications due by 4:00 pm


Woodson art show