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Willis Road Elementary

5 months ago

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Principal : Mrs. Jennifer Whetstone
Assistant Principal:  Dr. Waikiki Upshaw
Assistant Principal: Mr. Nick Epstein

Counselor: Ms. Elisa Orr

Congratulations to Ben Lear for being the first place winner of the WRES spelling bee and to Lyla Shellnut for being the runner up in the WRES spelling bee.
Congratulations to Ben for placing 4th in the county spelling bee as well!!!!
January 20- LAST day for purchasing 5th grade ads for the yearbook
January 20- MLK, Jr. holiday
January 21- Science Olympiad 2:30-3:30
January 23- class pictures in the media center
January 23- Academic Bowl 2:30-3:30
January 27- Lego club (3rd-5th grades) 2:30-3:30 in the media center
January 28- PTO Meeting 2:45-3:45 in the Media Center
February 3-7 Counselor appreciation week
February 7- Valentine family dance 5:30-7:30
February 17-21 Winter break (no school)
February 25- PTO meeting 6:00-7:00
March 10- individual Spring pictures in the gym
March 20-April 1 Spring book fair
March 26- STEAM night 5:00-7:00
March 31- PTO meeting 2:45-3:45 in the Media center
April 6-10- Spring break
April 21- Chick-fil-A spirit night

“Into the Woods” school performance: late April (date tbd)
“Into the Woods” move in day: May 1
“Into the Woods” performance date: May 2 @ 2:30

Willis Road Remind text messages
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for the 2019-2020 school year.
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The Gifted Open Referral period has started. If you are interested in your child being assessed for gifted services please email Mrs. Cheatham and/ or Mrs. North at leanne.cheatham@cowetaschools.net or faith.north@cowetaschools.net. The referral period will close on January 24, 2020.
School System safety letter
All Coweta schools were asked to share the letter below with our parents and community.
Here is the link that is embedded in the letter:
https://times-herald.com/news/2019/11/local-dj-charged-with-child-molestation
https://times-herald.com/news/2019/11/local-dj-charged-with-child-molestation

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Dear Parents,


Recently, we were informed that law enforcement in a neighboring county arrested a local DJ on several charges pertaining to a minor (click HERE for more information).

It is our understanding that this individual served as a DJ at some Coweta County school events in recent years. While preliminary information has not indicated that any of the allegations against this individual pertain to any activities within a Coweta school, we are notifying parents to encourage anyone with information relating to this matter to contact local law enforcement.

The safety and security of our students is our top priority. If you have any questions, please reach out to local law enforcement, or contact Dean Jackson at the Coweta County School System, at 770-254-2801.
Social Emotional Learning Curriculum
Willis Road Elementary will be implementing a social emotional learning curriculum to navigate the challenges impacting students, teachers, and classrooms today. We encourage your input. There are two different programs that we will be choosing between. Please look at both programs. Then please click the following link for a survey to provide feedback.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-n1je51ckBL6pncTyeYSqlcwyaABIRzTbAabtSqe5qg9Y7g/viewform

The first program is called seven mindsets and can be found at the link below:
https://7mindsets.com/

The second program is called second steps. Information for second steps can be found at the link below:
https://www.secondstep.org/second-step-social-emotional-learning