Oct
29

Spirit Week!

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On Friday, October 31st, the students will enjoy a pep rally to kick-off our one week countdown to the WUES Auction. The kids are in for a real treat with a performance by the Lamar HS Band and Cheerleaders, and TPH & Co has generously donated the jerseys for all the students to wear to the pep rally. We hope to see you at the auction! Go Team WUES!

Children will be dismissed as normal at 12:15 PM.

Oct
29

Auction Volunteers Needed

Friday Night Lights is going to be an amazing event and it can’t happen without the help of our wonderful families. If you are attending, please consider donating a bit of your time at the event to help make it a success.

Sign up here, or contact Pam Packer with questions.

Oct
29

Did you Sign Up to Donate to Auction Wine Pull?

Many of you generously signed up to donate to the Auction Wine/Whiskey Pull. However, we still need to collect some checks and would like to remind you to call the Wine Merchant. Please either drop a check at 3602 Plumb Street or call the Wine Merchant at (713) 524-3397 and make a donation by credit card. We will pick the wine up for you. Thank you for your generosity. We will have the best wine & whiskey!

Questions? Contact Paula Kekish.

Oct
29

Sociables at Auction

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Sociables will be launched at the auction this year! In addition to a few of our fan favorites, there are some new sociables you might want to tackle on event night!

  • Crawfish Boil – Last year to attend this fun and festive adult sociable!
  • The Real Housewives of West University – A new twist on an old tradition…formally known as Wine and Wigs
  • Beer, Bikes and Barbecue – An evening with the guys!
  • Daddy’s Night Texas Hold’em – A great night of cards, fun and raising money for the kids!
  • Mock lock-in at the school – What a treat for the parents!
  • Grade level and Grade specific sociables to include: Gingerbread houses, Yard battles, Flag football games, Spa parties and much more!
  • Teacher sociables – The ever-popular battle to spend time with your teacher outside of school Check them out!

Contact Linette Courtney with questions about sociables.

Oct
29

Attention New Families

If you are new to West U Elementary this year, please join other new families and the hospitality committee for coffee next Tuesday, November 4th, from 8-9 AM at Tiny Boxwoods. We will be in the meeting room. We hope to see you there! For questions, please contact Carrie Lium.

Oct
29

Cash for Candy

Looking for something to do with all that extra Halloween candy? Drop your candy in the designated boxes outside the front office by Thursday, November 6th, and Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry Group will make a cash donation to the PTO.

Collected candy will be donated by Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry Group to Coastal Bend Troop Support, which sends care packages to U.S. troops.

Contact Julia Williams for more information.

Oct
29

Speaker from the Texas Center for the Missing Presents Internet Safety: Nov 18 PTO Meeting

Come hear CEO Beth Alberts from the Texas Center for the Missing speak about internet safety and keeping our children safe in the digital era. This presentation is open to the community. Time is 8:00 AM in the MPR. Contact Elizabeth Karkowsky for more information, or view the PDF for details.

Oct
29

Book Fair is November 18 – 20

Our book fair is earlier this year. Please save the dates of November 18 – 20 at Barnes & Noble.

Turn in your bookmark creation that was in this week’s Monday folder to your teacher by Monday, November 3rd to be entered to win one of the grade-level contests and have your bookmark sold at the book fair.

Please contact Gail Jackson for information.

Oct
29

Yearbooks on Sale!

Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase your child’s yearbook at the lowest price of the year! Now through November 30th, the WUES yearbook is on sale for $35. Please click here to purchase.

If you are new to WUES, the delivery of the yearbook is a big week at our school. Many of the grades have a time devoted to signing the book. Even the kindergarteners love to share their pictures at Field Day, Recess, Hands on Art and other school activities with their friends and family.

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase at the lowest price of the year!

Yearbook Recognition Pages on Sale Now!

What is a Yearbook Recognition Page? It is a page in the yearbook where you can capture your child’s WUES memories. It is for 5th grade parents that want to send a special message to their soon-to-be middle schooler as well as for any WUES parent who wants to tell their child how proud they are of them!

Maybe you have a Boy Scout or Girl Scout Troup, Soccer or Baseball Team, a Teacher who you wish to appreciate, or a WUES group you want to say “Thank You” in a special way. A Yearbook Recognition Page could be for you. Upload your own digital photos on-line and design your own ad – it takes no time at all!

Oct
29

West U Arts and Jazz Recess on November 8

Join the city of West U and Monogram Residential Trust to play and support the arts with Channel 2 Anchor Rachel McNeil. Students will perform before Award winning vocalist/songwriter Kristine Mills takes the stage. Grab a bite to eat, browse art exhibits & head to the Recess Zone for arts, music workshops, games, activities & free music lessons for a day of creativity, inspiration, & family fun!

See PDF or website for more information.

Oct
22

Online Directory Access

Our online directory has been up for about a month. We have received feedback from many parents about how much they like it.

If you input your data into the online directory you should have received an email in September titled “Instructions to access West U Elementary’s online directory” with your unique password.

If you need help accessing the online directory, please email Ranae Scheibner.

Oct
22

International Festival Launch Meeting

Are you interested in helping out at the International Festival scheduled for January 22nd? Please come to our launch meeting and we will brief you on our plans and explain the different roles you could play in making the festival a fun and great learning experience for our children.

When: Tuesday, October 28, 7:50 AM – 8:45 AM

Contact Delphine Trogneux for more information.

Oct
22

Recycles Fest

Join us for a day of recycling, learning from environmentally-friendly organizations, games and food! Earn a girl scout fun patch while doing good for the environment! The event is free and open to the community.

When: November 1, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Where: Loftin Park, 7008 S. Rice

Click here for more information.

Oct
22

Middle School Forum for 5th Grade Parents

Join us on Wednesday, October 29th at 6:30 PM to meet the principals and magnet coordinators from Lanier, Pershing and Pin Oak Middle Schools. Each school will talk about their magnet programs, extracurricular clubs, sports, curriculum and the application process before we go into a Q&A session.

See Middle School FAQ’s here.

Oct
22

Magnet Open House at BCMA

You are invited to discover our medical magnet middle school campus and see how we are changing the dynamics of secondary education. With reputable partnerships, our institution provides a unique educational experience that consists of a rigorous learning environment with project-based and hands on learning.

When: Saturday, November 15, 9:30 AM – 12:30 AM
Where: 2610 Elgin, Houston, TX 77004

Click here for BCMA flyer and here for their website.

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