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Winding Creek
Elementary School!




SOL Hall Monitor Volunteers Needed
Volunteers will assist in maintaining security and structure for test sessions by monitoring designated hallway stations. Volunteers must complete a training session. If you cannot make that date/time, please contact me to schedule an alternate date/time prior to your scheduled volunteer session. Please do not let the "training" deter you. It's very simple but necessary to ensure testing security.

During this time volunteers sit at a designated station near computer labs and make sure halls are quiet so students can focus and do their best on the state assessments. You are welcome to bring a book, craft, etc. I hope lots of people will fill a slot or two so a few people won't have to fill all the slots. Thanks for considering and helping!
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!




Friday, May 22nd†is our annual WCES Field Day
Time: †12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Please click here for more information volunteer sign up form!





Please click here for more information about
Better Hearing & Speech Month



Please click here for more information!




The PTO Needs You!!!

†There are two PTO Board Positions open that need to be filled immediately: †

Recording Secretary:††responsibilities include sending out agendas prior to board meetings, preparing minutes from board meetings and providing correspondence for the PTO when necessary.

Hospitality Co-Chairperson:††responsible for appreciation events during the year that include Teacher Appreciation events (Luncheon on May 6 and Ice Cream Sundae party on May 8).
Current Board Members will help and guide volunteers for these positions. †If you have any
questions, contact Denise†Goben†at denisegobe@hotmail.com or Mary-Ellen†Samuelsen†at mesamuelsen@comcast.net


Please click here for order form to purchase Wolf Wear.
Don't forget to wear your Wolf Wear on Spirit Days every Friday!



RTMS PTO EXECUTIVE BOARD CANDIDATES NEEDED FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR

The Rodney Thompson Middle School PTO Nominating Committee is currently looking for interested volunteers to fill ALL positions for the 2015-2016 Executive Board. The elective offices of the†RTMS†PTO are as follows:† President, VP Fundraising, VP Membership, Secretary, and Treasurer.

If you are interested in serving on the†RTMS†PTO Executive Board, please contact the Nominating Committee Chairperson,†Kristen Barnes, at†rtmsvpmembership@gmail.com,†or visit our website,†http://rtms.my-pto.org/† under PTO Information to find the Nomination Form and a description of board positions.††Nomination Forms are due by Friday, April†3rd.††

Nominations will be announced on the†RTMS†PTO fusion website on or by Friday, April†17th.† Elections will be held at the May†18th†RTMS†PTO General Membership meeting at 6:00 PM in the†RTMS†library.
Please consider not only becoming a member of the†RTMS†PTO next year, but also joining the†RTMS†PTO Executive Board!


Winding Creek PTO, Inc.


Please click here for information on†
New Office Pick Up Procedures



Please click here to make†
online school payments.

Welcome to Stafford County Public Schools Online School Payments (OSP) portal. This service is provided to parents to facilitate payment for a variety of school fees, products and services. A non-refundable fee of 4% plus a $0.35 non-refundable transaction fee will be charged to all purchases.



Please click here to join the
Winding Creek PTO Facebook page



Please click here for some important information
about Box Tops and Campbell's Soup Labels
for Winding Creek Elementary School!




DISTRICT ANNOUNCEMENTS



Have you seen our amazing mural???


The red rock in front of the school is to raise awareness, hope, and love for our Winding Creek family suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.† There is no cure.† By painting the rock we hope that our Winding Creek Family and Friends will spread the word.† "HELP†FIND†A†CURE" -- Our voices are important.† People suffering from this disease need us to speak for them, hope for them, and support them.† Let's let them know we care!† Be on the lookout for upcoming ways we can all participate.† Let's join together and find a cure.† We can do this Winding Creek!


†Congratulations to Kristen Anthony

Winding Creek Elementary
†Teacher of the Year 2014-2015
Congratulations to Tara DeMarre


Winding Creek Elementary
Service Employee of the Year 2014-2015


Our Mission

The mission of Winding Creek Elementary School is to create a sanctuary for the development of the whole child.† We provide a solid foundation through a nurturing and stimulating environment for all to know that they have unlimited potential to achieve their dreams.
Our Vision

The dedicated family of WCES, believing that all students can be successful, envision a respectful partnership within the school community resulting in an enriched learning experience while meeting the changing and diverse challenges of an information literate society.† Whereas students are enthusiastic, confident, and inspired to realize their highest potential while being productive and moral citizens, by having a staff that fosters their life-long academic and social success based on individual needs.


Paw Pride

Students throughout the school may earn "Golden Paw" stickers for following the rules all around the building.† When a child earns a "Golden Paw" sticker, they bring that sticker back to their classroom teacher.† Classroom teachers will place them on the "Winding Creek Golden Paws" poster on their classroom door.† When a class earns ten "Golden Paw" stickers, they will receive a letter above their classroom door to spell out the words "P A W P R I D E S P I R I T".† When each class spells out "Paw Pride Spirit" above their door, they will receive a special treat (such as snow cone party, popcorn party, free ice cream, etc.)
Cafeteria Paws

As children follow the Cafeteria Rules, they earn a "Cafeteria Paw" velcro paw on their class poster.† Rules in the cafeteria are as follows:

††† Respect Your Pack Leaders
††† Keep Seated and Raise Your Paw
††† Keep Your Paws to Yourself
††† No Howling to Other Packs
††† Keep Your Den Clean

When a class earns 20 "Cafeteria Paws" on their class poster, the entire class earns a reward (such as free ice cream, etc.)


SCHOOL CALENDAR EVENTS

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