WBE Weekly News – 9/12

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Below is the weekly update from Principal Cini at the Wells Branch faculty.  Enjoy!

RRISD Handbook Permission Forms

Please make sure you have completed and returned your permission forms for the RRISD Handbook for each student, if you haven’t yet done so.

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Anyone wishing to volunteer in RRISD is required to complete a Volunteer Application each school year, to improve student safety. Please complete the online Volunteer application as early as possible.

Volunteer Application

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PTA Go Green Team

We invite you to become part of our growing community of volunteers on the Go Green Team at Wells Branch Elementary. Together we are making our school more eco-friendly, safer, healthier and raising children who are aware of their connection to the environment. We are working towards making Wells Branch Elementary a nationally recognized Green Ribbon School. The main programs that we have are: garden classes with students during school day, 5th grade Farmer’s Market project, zero waste initiatives, general garden maintenance, nutrition and using non-toxic products at school. We need volunteers for all of our exceptional programs, but especially for the garden classes so we can offer the classes to as many students and teachers as possible. Please contact us at: gogreen@wellsbranchpta.org. If you want to see our past experience, please visit our website at: gogreen.wellsbranchpta.org. Thank you!!

Please sign up for Go Green volunteer opportunities at  http://tinyurl.com/p95xpjn

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A Glance of the Week

Sept 18

7:30am – 8:30am Parent University in the PRO Center

PTA Coffee Chat – Come learn from Bertha Benedict, Assistant Principal, speak on the Importance of School Attendance, and mix and mingle with other WBE parents. Coffee and breakfast provided.

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News at WBE

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

Watch D.O.G.S. is an innovative program of the National Center of Fathering focusing on prevention of violence in our nation’s schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures for a two-fold purpose:

1) to provide an unobtrusive presence in the schools, and

2) to be a positive and active role-model for

students at their school.

For more information, contact the ‘Top Dog’ at watchdogs@wellsbranchpta.org.

2014-2015 Watch D.O.G.S. Calendar

WBE Teacher Receives Grant

Congratulations to 5th Grade Teacher, Alayna Stoll for receiving a Partners in Education Grant.  The grant will fund the Picture Perfect Science Classroom Kit.  It is a collection of ready to teach lessons that integrates Reading and Science based books.  It includes hands on and inquiry-based investigations.  What a world class way to reach 5th grade students at Wells Branch Elementary School!

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