May 27, 2015
The Texas Education Agency granted HISD a waiver from yesterday’s bad weather day. As a result, we do not have to make up that day. Tomorrow is the last day of school. Don’t forget that it is an early dismissal day and school dismisses at 12:15 p.m.
Please check the office if you or your child is missing a pair of glasses. We’ve found many of them and have a drawer full. We will donate unclaimed eyeglasses to the Lions Eye Bank if not claimed by Thursday.
Thanks to PTO President Elizabeth Karkowsky and the PTO Executive Board for a great job this year. We deeply appreciate their efforts in parent leadership this year.
In closing, thank you to all of our parents, students, community members, faculty, staff, and administration for another successful year. It is truly a team effort to build and maintain our status as one of the best public schools in Texas.
Best of luck to our 5th graders as they move on to middle school, and to our families who are moving. For all of the rest of us, I will see you on Monday, August 24 as we kick off another year.
Have a wonderful summer
John T. Threet, Principal
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PTO President’s Column
Dear Parents,What an amazing and fun year we had helping our children and the school! Below are some highlights of how we used our fundraising dollars. Here is the full-length document: "PTO 2014-2015 Summary"
School/Building Upgrades & Improvements
Instructional Support - 85% of what has been used in the classroom is bought by the PTO. Here are examples of the purchases:
Classroom Set-Up - Wordly Wise books, GPS Math Books, Kamica workbooks, classroom furniture and items to set up classroom, Time Magazine for the kids, Social Studies News; a new science room fully furnished with all the science items.
Grade Level Materials - Math manipulatives, SRA kits, novels/books, Rigby books, beginning kits, classroom workstation items, center items, science items for classroom, Foss kits, Bluebonnet books, classroom work station items, elmos, printers and other teaching items in the classroom.
Teacher Professional Development - All GT inservices, reading and language arts inservices, classes at Rice and St. Thomas and all school inservices form Region 4
Library - 700 new books to the library this year.
I want to thank the PTO Executive Board, chairs, committee people, room parents, volunteers, administration, teachers, staff, and corporate sponsors. A special thank you goes to Tracey Wyatt for her support of and help with the PTO. Without everyone, this year would not have been the success that is was. Thanks again.
Have a great summer.
Forever Magnetized to WUES,
WUES PTO President 2014-2015