Science fair application deadline: 2/16/18

The deadline to submit science fair applications is Friday, February 16. Each student must complete Science Fair Form 1A. There are additional forms on the AACPS website, but they are not necessary in most circumstances.

Please email with any questions. Thank you!

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3rd General Membership PTA Meeting: 2/13/18

3rd General Membership Meeting WCES PTA

Items on the Agenda:
– Budget Amendment Vote
– Math-A-Thon
– Science Fair
– Board & Committee Positions
– Guest Presenter Dr. D

Note: Childcare will be provided.

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Black-Eyed Susan Reading Program 2017-2018

Waugh Chapel students are invited to participate in this year’s Black-Eyed Susan Reading Program!

❖ Students in grades K-3 will read and vote on the picture book nominees during their media class time.

❖ Students in grades 3-5 may independently read 3 novels or 3 graphic novels from the list below and meet with Mrs. Duvall to discuss. All students who complete the task by Friday, April 6, 2018, will be invited to the voting party.

*Students may check out these titles from the school or public library. Please contact Mrs. Duvall with any questions at

Grades 4-6 Novel Nominees

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown Moo by Sharon Creech Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter by Beth Fantaskey Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel by Stuart Gibbs Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes Full Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones Pax by Sara Pennypacker Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks

Graphic Novel Nominees

Rutabaga, the Adventure Chef #1 by Eric Colossal Help Us! Great Warrior by Madeleine Flores Mighty Jack: Book One by Ben Hatke Red’s Planet by Eddie Pittman Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers by M.K. Reed Space Battle Lunchtime: Lights, Camera, Snacktion by Natalie Riess Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny than Brawny by Aaron Reynolds Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World by Judd Winick


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Tobacco-Free Kids Week February 11-17

Tobacco-Free Kids Week is approaching!


For a list of ways to participate visit for activity ideas, tips, facts, and info about this year’s Instagram contest. There are helpful hints for students of all ages.


Help our youth Learn to Live and stay safe and healthy through this awareness campaign.


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Order your WCES Yearbook Online!

Waugh Chapel Elementary Yearbooks will be sold online this year:

  • School School Year: 2018
  • Yearbook ID: 5803918

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Two-hour early dismissals on Jan. 29 and 30

Schools will dismiss two hours early on Monday, January 29, and Tuesday, January 30 – the last two days of the second marking period. Half-day afternoon pre-kindergarten and ECI classes be canceled on January 29 and 30. The semester break is currently scheduled for Wednesday, January 31. Normal schedules for all students will resume on Thursday, February 1.

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Thank you to all our Boosterthon Fun Run Sponsers!

Thank you to our Boosterthon and 50th Anniversary T-shirt sponsors! We greatly appreciate your support!


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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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