WCE Campus News (Online Tuesday Folder)

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

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!


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. 


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:
Mondays from August 21 to October 30, 2017
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
No clinic on September 4th
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus
5th floor in the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine suite
18200 Katy Freeway (I-10 and Barker Cypress)
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
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 Remarkable Card to the Wilchester PTA!  Each time you shop with your card, Randalls will donate to the school.  Our charity number is 5215.  The form must be printed, filled out, and returned to the courtesy booth at your local 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)