WCE Campus News (Online Tuesday Folder)

Way to Represent Wilchester!

4th Graders , Conley Martin and Jack Henry Carl, represented Wilchester in First Tee’s Champions Challenge Golf Tournament through the Shell Houston Open. Their team came in second place and Jack Henry Carl received the individual second place award for his overall score. First Tee is a program used in Health-Fitness class to teach golf skills and character development. Way to Go, Conley & Jack Henry! 

 

INFORMATION FROM THE DISTRICT
The Texas House Public Education Committee held a hearing on the effects of Harvey on school districts. The committee has asked Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath to consider holding districts affected by Harvey harmless on STAAR test results. They also asked him to seek a waiver from the federal government so affected districts do not have to take the STAAR test this spring.

Because of the severe effects of Harvey on our area, we are hoping to get a federal waiver for the test. However, we will need help. We would love SBISD parents to write U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. In the letter, they should tell her about how Hurricane Harvey has affected them and our community. They should mention that this year’s STAAR test results will NOT reflect their child’s learning this year. They should mention how stressful displacement/having friends displaced has been on the children and how that is likely to be reflected in this year’s results. They should ask to please WAIVE the test this year so we can focus more time on learning and less time on reviewing for the test.

Letters can be sent to:
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202

Additionally, copies can be sent to:
Mike Morath, Texas Commissioner of Education
Texas Education Agency
1701 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Congrats!!

The following are Wilchester’s two representatives participating in Shell Houston Open’s 2018 First Tee Champions Challenge Golf Tournament which will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 1PM to 5PM in Humble at the Shell Houston Open’s First Tee Champions Challenge Golf Course:
Female rep: Conley Martin
Male rep: Jack Henry Carl

If you would like to reserve the field after school or on the weekends, please send an email toKirstinDamico@gmail.com

 

For help or additional questions, contact Lisa Hodges at lhodges@giveblood.org.

Are you looking for creative STEM-related activities
for your k-6th graders this summer?
Check out Camp Invention at Spring Branch Middle School
June 11th-14th

Children are presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Camp invention is led by experienced local educators and new curriculum is introduced each year, inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame!

Click here for more info.

***Hoops-School Basketball Training***
Boys & Girls, ages 1st-8th Grades
Co-Ed Spring Co-Ed Basketball Classes
Location: MDPC (Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church)

-Monday Night Skills Class March 5—May 14./ 1st-3rd Grades: 5:45-7:15pm
OR 4th-8th Grades:7:15-8:45pm 10wks/ $254
-Thursday Night 3 on 3 League March 22— May 10
2 Divisions: 3rd-5th & 6th-8th./ 6:15-7:30pm./ 8 weeks/ $135

SUMMER CAMP 2018 info: 
All Camps are for boys & girls 1st-8th Grades.
Monday – Friday Camps. Half and Full-Day options
*Note: Location changes.
·  Camp 1 @ Tallowood.  June 18-22.
·  Camp 2 @ MDPC.  June 25-29
·  Camp 3 @ MPDC.  July 16-20
·  Camp 4 @ Tallowood.  July 23-27
Registration does NOT open until March 1, 2018.

www.hoops-school.com/schedule

FPR Speed

My name is Brandon Stribling I am the Director of Health at Family Point Resources  and Founder of FPR SPEED Youth Running Club. 

I would like to have more student athletes and parents from Wilchester Elementary School involved  with the club. We connect with many of our participants and familes through the Advance Movers  Intiative, and the Wilchester Mens Club is one of our Proud Sponsors. We have a very diverse community and we use running as a tool to help create opportunities and foster a love and appreciation for one another. Our hope is to have representatives from each SBISD campus participate in our initiative. 

This is a great opportunity for students and parents to be exposed to travel, athletic opportunities, community engagement and positive peer mentorship. Our program serves boys and girls age 7 and up. Parents also have the choice to run with the kids as well. We currently have 134 runners from the Memorial area. We also provide Financial assistance and transportation for anyone in need. Our goal is to eliminate any obstacles that may prevent a child from having an opportunity to participate.

I can stop by or meet anytime you are available. If you have any kids you think may be interested please let me know. Most of your colleagues or fellow Health Leads have me attend classes on their Jog Days or during their Pacer Testing. I speak to the kids about the benefits of running and how it is a lifetime sport. This takes place usually the first or last 5 minutes of class. (Registered SBISD Mentor and Volunteer) If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime.

Www.fprspeed.teamapp.com 2017 State Champions           Brandon Stribling 832-524-7400

Thank you for being a member of Wilchester PTA!

Because Wilchester had over 750
parents and Wilchester Staff join PTA this fall,
WCE PTA received a special award from the Texas PTA!

EASY PAY BY CLASS, NO FULL SEMESTER COMMITMENT!
 FREE Trial Class – learn more by clicking HERE

New Semester, New Figlia-at-WCE Cooking Classes!

Every Monday 3-4:15 p.m., ages 6+

EASY PAY BY CLASS! NO FULL SEMESTER COMMITMENT!

FREE Trial Class Offer – Learn more here! https://www.figliakitchen.com/at-school-classes/

Your budding chefs will be really cooking – practicing knife skills with the safe Curious Chef Knives, harvesting and cooking straight from the WCE garden and advancing to understanding flavor profiles to eventually cook without recipes!

Wilchester was recognized in SBISD’s Top 10 Snapshots!
Check out the article about the “Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award”
Wilchester received this year!
Click here to read the article. 

A NOTE FROM NURSE MYRTLE

We will have an extended sports injury clinic on Monday’s in the fall for the athletes that are injured over the weekend and are in need of a physician appointment.
 
Monday Extended Clinic Hours for Sports Injuries.  
Created for youth athletes who have sustained injuries from athletic events from the previous week, our Monday after hours clinic offers expert care from pediatric sports medicine specialists at a convenient time and location:
When:
Mondays from August 21 to October 30, 2017
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
No clinic on September 4th
Where:
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus
5th floor in the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine suite
18200 Katy Freeway (I-10 and Barker Cypress)
Treating:
Strains, sprains, fractures and other sports-related injuries
*Concussion related appointments will be scheduled during regular clinic hours.
For Whom:
Youth athletes sustaining sports-related injuries from events
occurring the previous weekend
How:
Walk in or call 832-22-SPORT (77678) for appointments or
questions. Physicians will see every patient who arrives before
6 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present. Bring insurance
information for benefit verification.
Erin Fernandez, MS, ATC, LAT                            Cathlene Webb, MS, ATC, LAT
Community Outreach                                            Community Outreach
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine                        Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital – West                      Texas Children’s Hospital – West
(832) 227-1172 – Office                        (832) 227-2231 – Office
(832) 724-4613 – Mobile                        (832) 316-0108 – Mobile
18200 Katy Freewway
Houston, TX 77094

Click HERE for more important information from Nurse Myrtle.

 Sign up to be a volunteer at Wilchester

You need to register to a volunteer through SBISD to be able to volunteer at the school and in the classroom. Please do this by October 1st. Click here to register to volunteer with SBISD. This needs to be redone every year. If you plan to volunteer at multiple schools in SBISD, you can check the boxes for each school on the same application.
You can join Wilchester PTA by clicking here.This also needs to be renewed every school year.

You can not volunteer in the classroom or library, help with parties, attend a field trip, etc if you haven’t signed up through SBISD.  The front office can not allow you to enter the school to volunteer with the children unless you have gone through the process. For more information, please see the attached information.  Sign up here: https://volunteer.springbranchisd.com

Randalls Remarkable Card

Link Your Randalls Card to Our School!

1% of purchase total is sent directly to your organization at the end of each quarter! You can link your Randalls Remarkable Card to up to 3 different charities/organizations. If you link to more than one, the total purchase amount will be divided equally between the three organizations.
Earn money for our school just by doing your regular grocery shopping at Randalls!

Click HERE for the form.

Change of Transportation Form

* Change of Transportation Form 

 

(Don’t forget to check out the Useful Links tab on the website.  You will find tons of great information including links to after-school enrichment and community activities)

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