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Principal’s Place 
May 18, 2015   

Name the Day winners Nicholas and Elias Gebhard have announced that Thursday, May 21st will be “Wear your Jersey Day!”. Please wear your favorite team’s jersey this Thursday!

This Friday will be “Go Rockets Day” at West U. All students, faculty, staff, and parents are encouraged to wear Houston Rockets gear to support our team. Go Rockets!
Next Monday, May 25 is a school holiday observing Memorial Day. Many people view this as a day to thank veterans for their service. We do this on November 11th each year on Veterans’ Day. In the United States, Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and was initiated to honor the soldiers for the Union and Confederate armies who died during the American Civil War.
Celebrations honoring Civil War heroes started the year after the war ended. The establishment of a public holiday was meant to unify the celebration as a national day of remembrance instead of a holiday celebrated separately by the Union and Confederate states. By the late 19th century, the holiday became known as Memorial Day and was expanded to include the deceased veterans of all the wars fought by American forces. We honor those who gave their lives for our freedom. Take a few moments Monday as we enjoy the long holiday and remind your children of the sacrifices others gave that enable us to live in a free land.
Have a superb week!

John T. Threet, Principal


 Mark Your Calendars:

·       Memorial Day Holiday, Monday, May 25
·       Early Dismissal Day, Thursday, May 28
·       LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, 2014-2015, Thursday, May 28

PTO President’s Column

Dear Parents,

I haven't had an opportunity to thank some other valuable volunteers. I would like to thank the following chairs and their committees for their dedicated work this year:
 
  •        Kelli Tonn and Ami Bradley for chairing the yearbook
  •        Edwina Forster for coordinating library volunteers and support  
  •        Guadalupe Harper for coordinating "No Place for Hate" programs
  • Lauren Marangell for chairing Chess Club
  • Karen Coveler for organizing the Box Top fundraiser.
  •  Amanda McGee and Michele Marvin for their participation on the SDMC
  • Ben Barnett and Laura Masters for organizing the Math Club
  •  Marina George, Rachna Shroff, Erinn Boyle, and Michelle Fassell for chairing Name that Book Club
  • Guadalupe Harper and Annie Marshall for organizing Birthday Book Club
  •  Nancy Attra for organizing the Odyssey of the Mind
  • All the chairs handling grade level programs

Elizabeth Karkowsky 
WUES PTO President 2014-2015 
 

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