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Wekiva Whispers

Wekiva Elementary School Where Koality Education Happens Every Day! 1450 East Wekiva Trail Longwood, Florida 32779 Phone: 746-3150 Fax: 746-3163 November 2012 Principal: Marjorie Adamczyk Assistant Principal: Kyle Hughes Principals Message 545! Our top three sellers were: Have a wonderful November is an election month, and Jonathon DePaulo in 5th Grade, Scott Thanksgiving! I would like to announce the results of Smoak in Kindergarten, and Sierra our Student Council Officers. Higgins in 3rd Grade. As winners, President Claire Wisth they were able to slime Principal Ms. Community Kudos!!!! Vice President Sean Weathers Adamczyk at the Fall Festival. Great In second grade, Hunter Dauberts Secretary Paige Knipfing job Koala's! grandmother, Kathryn Daubert Photographer Ashlynn Millis provided our school with 1000 poster Congratulations to these students. Our second and final PTA fundraiser boards! Thank you for thinking of us! Regarding the election, we have all of the year, The Go Take a Hike PTA Fall Festival!! seen the very negative ads on Walk for Wekiva, will be held PTA would like to send a BIG thank television, websites, and other social Thursday, November 8th during Grade you to all the Wekiva families and all media. It might be a topic of level specials. If you would like to be the vendors that came out Saturday to conversation to have at home with our a dividend volunteer the day of the support our annual Fall Festival. Once older students that debating or having walk, please e-mail again it as a huge success! PTA wants a different opinion should always be sduarte830@gmail.com. to give a shout out to Megan Davidson respectful. It is important for our and Trisha Tamm for coordinating it students to know that we can have a Students are collecting donations from all. These ladies worked hard for our difference of opinion and still get October 29th-November 7th and 70% children and the school and we are so along. Our fifth grade students learn of proceeds will go directly to lucky to have them on the Wekiva about the Bill of Rights and the rights technology & programs at Wekiva! Team! Several dads were helping to free speech and that these both on Friday and Saturday, Max fundamental principles have allowed There are some great prizes for all Merida, Brent Ghillett, Todd Kozak our nation to be one of the best who participate, including a Kindle and Richie D'aguisto. democratic places to live. However, Fire for the top donation! To make an We would also like to extend our we also share there is a limit to what is online donation go to: gratitude to all the Lake Brantley free speech and what is bullying or wekivaelementarypta.com students, Wekiva parents and staff hurtful. Sometimes the election ads members at Wekiva for pitching in can send a message to our students Cross Country Begins! this year. We cannot do it without the who do not understand them that Thank you parents for not help! Congrats to our Chili Cook-off people are bullying one another. dropping off your child on the bus winners: 1st place went to Karen November is the month when ramp for cross country. A big thank nd Wolf, 2 place to Steve OMarra, and schools celebrate American Education you to Mrs. Duarte who is watching rd 3 place to Mary Haupt. The chili Week. It starts on November 12 the car ramp from 8:00 8:05 when was fantastic and we appreciate November 16. On November 13, we students arrive to run. ALL everyone who entered the contest. will host Teach In again this year. STUDENTS before 8:05 should report Last but not least lets talk CAKES. Teachers will ask selected individuals to the pavilion where there is We had so many beautiful cakes for or groups of individuals in to the supervision. Another big thank you to the cake walk, and the kids had a blast classroom to speak to the students the parents, especially our dads, who participating in it. Over all it was a about the importance of education. are helping Coach Prose to supervise. great time, and we look forward to They will share how their education Go Dads! seeing you all at our next event! now helps them in the profession that Lisa Romine they hold. Wekiva PTA President November is also about the beginning of the holiday season. With PTA Fundraising update: Thanksgiving around the corner, I A Great Big Thank You to all who want to give thanks to all of the Seminole County Sheriff Office participated in our combined volunteers who help at Wekiva! Crossing Guard Corner Entertainment Book & Sally Foster Until next time, Safety Tid Bit fundraiser. Our profit totaled $10, Ms. Adamczyk Seminole County Public Schools www.scps.k12.fl.us or www.wekivaelementary.com

Wekiva Whispers
Wekiva Elementary School Where Koality Education Happens Every Day! 1450 East Wekiva Trail Longwood, Florida 32779 Phone: 746-3150 Fax: 746-3163 November 2012 Principal: Marjorie Adamczyk Assistant Principal: Kyle Hughes Did You Know? Powered by Priceline.com, the Stays4Schools fundraising program Children think if they see offers great deals for great causes. home an envelope of information and Here's how it works: traveller will we are asking you to please help your child address email invitations to your a moving vehicle, it obviously sees them. As we all know, this gives them a false sense of security. When the crossing guards are present, they will make sure to secure the intersection prior to allowing the students to advance. Let your child know that it is very important to wait until all traffic has stopped and stays stopped before they cross the street. Have them look left, right, left prior to crossing the street. They also need to point down at the crosswalk to advise the motorist to take note that they need to use the crosswalk. This is a simple safety skill that we all need to teach our kids. Stay Sharp and Stay Safe! family and friends to let them know about this easy and everyday way to support Wekiva Elementary. All students that participate will receive a FREE participation prize when they send out at least 3 emails. Other prizes can be earned when family and friends make purchases from the Family Book Store. Email addresses you provide will be used only for this program and will not be shared or used for any other purpose. select a school of their choice, make a hotel reservation through the Stays4Schools reservation system, and 6% of your hotel stay cost will be donated to your chosen school. There are currently over 40,000 hotels listed in the Stays4Schools inventory in destinations located all over the world. Thanks Mr. Mantel Coca Cola Products Keep sending in or enter at home, mycokerewards.com codes. Our school can earn points to "buy" things our student can enjoy learning from. Most recently, we were able to order 3 Nutrition activities that will be used by our PE department. Box Tops for Wekiva! Wekiva collects Box Tops for Education, Campbell's Soup labels, Tyson Chicken A+ labels and My Coke Reward Codes. Please drop off your labels to the front office. Wekiva earns points for these labels and can then "buy" much needed supplies for our school. If you have any questions about these incentives, please contact Mary DeBonville at 407-746-1164. Koala Closet News A HUGE thank you to all who have sent in nonperishable items for Wekiva's Food Pantry, The Koala Closet. Please continue to send in any nonperishable items. Although we can use any nonperishable item, our most popular items are pasta, pasta sauce, pancake mix, syrup, cereal, peanut butter and canned meats, like tuna and chicken. If you have any questions about the food pantry or need assistance, please contact Mary

What is Stay4Schools? Mr. Mantel, a Wekiva parent shared another way to raise funds for schools when considering traveling. Stays4Schools is an easy way to raise funds for your designated school by simply choosing to book through this website for your travel. With public finances becoming ever tighter, school budgets are under increasing pressure and administrators are looking for additional ways to raise funds from their communities. By making a reservation through Stays4Schools, the traveller not only benefits from the great deals and prices available but also generates funds to the school of his or her choice without paying any additional amount. Whether you are a regular business traveller or a family venturing on an annual vacation, Stays4Schools will give 6% of the total amount spent on hotel stays to your designated school. Seminole County Public Schools www.scps.k12.fl.us or www.wekivaelementary.com

Ways to Help Wekiva raise funds! We are currently partnered with SchoolStore.com and this company provides you with the opportunity to purchase goods and have a percentage of those purchases come right back into the classrooms at Wekiva Elementary. SchoolStore.com is an online shopping mall with over 400 merchants including Sears, Target, Office Depot, Wal-Mart, Disney Store, Family Book Store, and many more. When your family and friends make everyday purchases from their favorite merchants, Wekiva Elementary earns money. We sent

Wekiva Whispers
Wekiva Elementary School Where Koality Education Happens Every Day! 1450 East Wekiva Trail Longwood, Florida 32779 Phone: 746-3150 Fax: 746-3163 November 2012 Principal: Marjorie Adamczyk Assistant Principal: Kyle Hughes DeBonville at 407-746-1164. All inquires are kept confidential.

Koala Calendar
November 6 First Grade Field Trip to Shakespeare Theatre Wear RED, WHITE, AND BLUE DAY. November 7 5:00 School Advisory Council Meeting 6:15 P.T.A. Board Meeting November 8 TAKE A HIKE DAY! During Specials time. STUDENTS MUST WEAR TENNIS SHOES! Fifth Grade 8:55- 9:35 Fourth Grade 9:40 10:20 Third Grade 10:25 11:05 Kindergarten 12:40 1:20 First Grade 1:25 2:05 Second Grade 2:10 2:50 ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST SIGN-IN AND BE REGISTERED ONLINE End of the First Quarter November 9 Book Character Day for Autism Special Flyer went home 9:00 10:00 Third Grade Veterans Day Presentation November 10 Saturday Autism Walk Cranes Roost - 8:30 (sign-in) 10:30 (start time) November 12 16 AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK 12 Fifth Grade Field Trip to Orlando Repertory Theatre 13 TEACH IN Special guests on campus 14 Fourth Grade Field Trip to St. Augustine November 16 Reflection Items Due MAGIC OF THE MOMENT is the theme. I hope we have a lot of students sharing creative projects! November 20 Report Cards Home 12:00 2:00 Games 2 U on campus November 21 23 NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING November 29 8:00 Fifth Grade A Honor Roll Celebration November 30 8:00 Fourth Grade A Honor Roll Celebration December 3 - 8:00 Third Grade A Honor Roll Celebration December 4 - 8:00 Second Grade A Honor Roll Celebration December 8 Saturday KOALA FUN RUN @ WEKIVA December 10, 11, and 13 Kindergarten Holiday Project December 11 7:00 p.m. @ Teague Middle School - PTA presents Character Education Program December 15 Robotic Club Competition December 17 Club Pictures and Fifth Grade Picture December 18 Winter Concert

Seminole County Public Schools www.scps.k12.fl.us or www.wekivaelementary.com