Mustang Memo 4.22.22

Military Child

We are honored to serve a community that has such a large military population. We appreciate your service, strength and sacrifices for our country. #monthofthemilitarychild

Note from Dr. Sheers

Our school-wide field trip is next week and we are excited! We will go rain or shine, so please plan accordingly. 

Thank you to our many parent volunteers who are chaperoning, we appreciate you! Parking at WSES will be limited, so please plan accordingly (carpool, park in the neighborhood, walk, etc.), and be at school at 8:45 a.m.

Students will receive their field trip T-shirt the morning of our trip to put on. Lunches should be packed in a disposable bag. 

We will discuss student behavior expectations at school, but it would be helpful if parents reviewed expectations at home to include: stay with your chaperone, listen to the adults, be kind and respectful Mustangs, and leave no trace of a Mustang behind.

We are looking forward to a great trip building community together. 

News and Notes

Principal and Assistant Principal for the the Day!
The PTA and Administration is hosting an online silent auction where families can bid for their child to get to be Principal for the Day or Assistant Principal for the Day! They'll get to go on the news show, set a new rule for the day, visit classrooms and more!

Bidding is open now, and the winners will be announced at the the PTA Bingo Night! Click here to bid! 


On Friday, April 29, please join us to celebrate our students with Autism by wearing blue. Blue represents the color for Autism Awareness. Let's show our support and Mustang pride by wearing anything blue to acknowledge our many Mustangs with Autism. 

Cards for Seniors Week: April 25 - April 29, 2022
In partnership with WSES PTA's Community of Caring Committee, we invite all WSES students to help us in recognizing and honoring the Senior Citizens in our community by making cards or writing notes of appreciation that will be delivered to Senior Communities in our area. 

Join us for a card making session in the cafeteria afterschool on Monday, April 25 (3:45 - 5:00pm). All students and parents are welcome! If you are unable to attend, the PTA will have a collection box in front of the main office until 4/29. Make cards/notes at home and drop them off anytime next week.

Rising Kindergarten Orientation

We are excited to begin thinking about 2022-23!  Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30?  Please start your registration now by filling out this interest sign-up.  If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. This form simply collects information in order to help us plan for staffing for the next school year. Thank you!

Save the Date - Kindergarten Orientation
Tuesday, May 24 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (bring your child)


SOL Testing Information

It’s hard to believe, but the SOL testing window is approaching quickly!  The window itself is open from April 25 – May 20, with retakes (for qualifying students only) being given the week of May 23.

Here is the testing schedule.  Please be mindful of the dates that your child tests when scheduling appointments.  If your child is absent on a testing day, we will provide time for make-ups upon return.

Tuesday, May 3: 6th Reading
Wednesday, May 4: 5th Reading
Thursday, May 5: 4th Reading
Tuesday, May 10: 3rd Reading
Wednesday, May 11: 5th Math
Thursday, May 12: 4th Math
Tuesday, May 17: 6th Math AND 3rd Math
Wednesday, May 18: 5th Science

Parent Resources

Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Fridays - 10:00-11:30 a.m.

  • 4/22/22: Supporting Healthy Habits & Routines in Early Learners
  • 5/20/22: Growing through Tough Moments in Early Learners

There are so many ways children learn and develop throughout early childhood. Relationships, habits, and even challenges can become rich opportunities to teach and foster lifelong learning and skills for our children. Learn more about how self-regulation, executive functioning, and routines can help your children learn and develop.

Register for Supporting Early Learners: Growing the Caregiver’s Toolbox: A Webinar for PreK-2 Families

Positivity Project

Positivity Project - Week of April 18
This week’s character strength is OPM – Identifying & appreciating the good in others – Identifying and appreciating the good in other people helps you see the world through a more positive -- and less threatening -- lens. If you’re constantly seeing the negative traits of people, you’re going to think the world is comprised of bad people -- and you’re going to operate from a defensive posture. This isn’t to say that we should be naive or see the world, and its people, through “rose-colored glasses”. It’s just that we should strive to understand people’s intent. If you see the good in another, they are likely to see the good in you.  Find out more about Identifying & appreciating the good in other by watching this video. Next character strength:  Prudence

Save the Date

Thursday, April 28 - School-wide Field Trip

Friday, April 29 - PTA Bingo Night & Autism Awareness Spirit Day (Wear Blue)

Wednesday, May 4 - Mural Reveal and Celebration 5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 20 - Field Day

Tuesday, May 24 - Kindergarten Orientation

Wednesday, May 25 - WSES Mustang Night

Thursday, June 9 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony 10:30 a.m.

Friday, June 10 - Last Day of School/Early Release

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