Book Fair Open All Week

The Book Fair is open all week until 4:00 p.m.

The family book fair night is on Wednesday the 13th from 4:30-7:30.

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10 Amazing Books to Read Aloud to Big Kids: 8 Years and up

10 Amazing Books to Read Aloud to Big Kids

Reading out loud isn’t just for little kids. Big kids (age 8–12) who can read on their own also enjoy being read to. And it has all kinds of benefits, including building vocabulary, comprehension, and listening skills. It’s also a wonderful way to connect with your kids, share books you loved as a child, explore topics they love, or expose them to new ones. For more book suggestions, check out our Top Picks lists Read-Aloud Books and 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12.

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 8+. A magical orphan boy enters wizarding school and struggles with his legacy in this start of the best-selling seven-volume series. Full of thrills and well-drawn characters, it’s as fun and satisfying for adults as it is for kids.
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: The Chronicles of Narnia, age 8+. A great introduction to the fantasy-adventure genre, this captivating classic of children’s literature is easy to love (and if your kids like this one, there are six more Narnia books to read after it).
  • The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, age 8+. This gripping Newbery Medal-winning tale of a brave, giant-eared mouse in love with a human princess is perfectly paced and plotted to hold a middle-grade reader’s interest.
  • The Percy Jackson Series, age 9+. A fearless, sarcastic, contemporary young demigod (half mortal, half Greek god), Percy introduces kids to Greek mythology in this fast-paced adventure series. And there are many spin-off series to enjoy after finishing this one.
  • The War That Saved My Life, age 9+. This 2016 Newbery Honor tale of kids in the English countryside during World War II is an excellent first taste of historical fiction. Tough content includes a mother who’s abusive toward her disabled daughter, which is sure to prompt discussion.
  • Brown Girl Dreaming, age 10+. Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, this memoir-in-verse captures what it was like to grow up as an African-American girl partly in the 1960s South, partly in New York City.
  • The Inquisitor’s Tale, age 10+. Set in 1242 France during the Inquisition, this poignant, funny 2017 Newbery Honor book stars three tweens and a saintly dog, all with unusual powers, trying to avoid their persecutors. Expect irresistible characters and thought-provoking adventures.
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, age 10+. In what’s been called the Chinese Wizard of Oz, a young girl goes on a quest to help find fortune for her beloved parents, along the way befriending a dragon, an orphaned shepherd boy, and a prince.
  • A Long Walk to Water, age 11+. This harrowing novel based on a true story tells two interlocking tales set in Sudan more than 20 years apart. It covers the nation’s bloody civil war (1983–2005) and the fate of the Lost Boys, seen though the eyes of an 11-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl.
  • Great Expectations, age 12+. Charles Dickens’ 19th-century masterpiece, with its rich but old-fashioned language, is much easier to tackle when it’s read out loud. This reversal-of-fortune tale is episodic and full of twists and turns — perfect for reading bit by bit, a chapter or two at a time.

10 Amazing Books to Read Aloud to Big Kids

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December Holiday Spirit Month ⛄️

Celebrate the holidays all month long

Here is what to wear when!

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PTA Emergency Budget Meeting

PTA Emergency Budget Meeting

December 12, 2017, 7:00pm

Our Boosterthon Fundraiser was extremely successful thanks to the generous donations from our school community! We now have additional funds to distribute for the current school year and need to hold an emergency PTA budget meeting to vote on the distribution of funds. This will be a very short meeting just to vote on several line item adjustments, due to the brevity of the meeting there will be no childcare provided. We look forward to seeing you there, thank you!

Where & when: Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

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November Event Roundup

Pajama Jam coming December 1st!

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Pajama Jam: December 1st

The WCES Holiday Pajama Jam is Friday December 1 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm! Don’t miss the opportunity to drop off your kids wearing their favorite pajamas for an evening of FUN! The night will include pizza, games, crafts, dancing and Santa!

Friday evening, December 1st

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WCES Chick-fil-A Fund Raiser through Nov. 30th

Waugh Chapel Elementary PTA has been chosen to participate in an exclusive Chick-fil-A Nugget Tray Fundraiser for the ENTIRE MONTH of NOVEMBER!

Any time you purchase a Nugget Tray, any size, hot or cold, from Chick-fil-A Waugh Chapel or Crofton locations – $4 of every tray will be donated back to WCES PTA!

For tracking purposes, one of these fliers must be submitted at the time of purchase. We’ve included one here on the facebook page for you to print, a flier will be coming home with your students tomorrow and more will be available on the information table outside the WCES Office.
THANK YOU for supporting the WCES PTA!

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$21,000 Raised from Boosterthon students pledges!

WCES students were amazing today for our Boosterthon Fun Run and thanks to the generosity of the WCES community they raised over $21,000 for our school from students pledges!

Thank you to all the students, teachers, staff, volunteers and donors during the last two weeks during our Castle Quest Journey!
Please remeber the shirts your students wore today will also be used for our school’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on November 29th, so please wash them and have the students store them in their lockers so they will have them on hand for the celebration that morning.

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Spirit Wear Sale ends November 10th

Due to a lot of requests, spirit wear is available again for two weeks only!
http://www.epiapparel.com/wau006.html

To place an order for multiple garments enter your first
garment, click order now and then click keep shopping
to return to the order page.

Sale ends November 10th

Questions please contact mmonaldo@gmail.com

All order will be distributed the week of 12-1

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Morning Drop-Off Reminder

Good afternoon! As the weather finally begins to change, I wanted to review with you our morning drop-off procedures. Our doors do not open until 8:45 a.m. Intermediate students are standing outside in the elements until the doors open. Please do not drop your child off early, as there is no adult supervision until 8:45. Staff are in meetings until this time and students are under their parents’ supervision until that 8:45 bell. If your child is arriving by bus, they should be held on the bus until the bell rings. If your child is a walker, make sure they are not leaving the house so early that they are outside waiting to come in.

I want your child to be safe and warm, so the closer to 8:45 they arrive, the better their day will start off! Thank you for your partnership!

Cheryl Cox

Principal

 

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