WELCOME TO WILLIAM PERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

MISSION STATEMENT
William Perry Elementary School, in partnership with parents and community,
strives to create life-long learners
with the understanding that
we are all connected, responsible, and actively involved

in making our world a better place.

What's Happening

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Opportunity:
Parent Camp 2018
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This is what is happening this week at school during the week of April 16th, 2018:


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Please join us in celebrating our paraprofessionals this week!  Paraprofessionals are also called teacher's aides!  Our elementary school is BEYOND BLESSED to have such knowledgeable & selfless paraprofessionals!  We encourage you to send a nice thank you note to your child's paraprofessional this week!


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The Green Valley Book Fair Trips where fun and successful!  Our students and school received about $12,000 worth of free books thanks to the fund raising efforts of Mike and Susan Myers!  If you'd like to write them a thank you note, please send it to the office and we will pass the note along to them!  Thanks also to our reading team who planned and worked every trip!!  The books will be sent home on May 15th after a, "Read all Summer Long" Pep Rally!  

Here is what is happening this week at William Perry:
After school tutoring and Panther Power Hour are finished for this school year.  Students and teachers are now focusing on the final stages of preparing for S.O.L.'s and end of the year testing to determine how much growth students have shown this year!  It is very important for students to be on time and in school for the remainder of the year.  The last day of school is still May 23rd and this is a 11:30 dismissal day.  The last snow day does not need to be made up due to banked instructional hours. 


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This Wednesday
 is a workout Wednesday for students and staff.
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We will celebrate our William Perry Teacher of the Year, Joyce Yancey, this Thursday night at Kate Collins Middle School at 7 p.m. during the school district's celebration.  Please join us as we recognize Mrs. Yancey!

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On Friday
 from 3 until 4:30  p.m., there will be a district wide Signature Singer's Rehearsal for the Kings Dominion Performance.  All parents of Signature Singers from across the district will be dropping their child off in our car loop on Friday.  Parents from other schools are not familiar with our procedures, please be patient, helpful and safe. 

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On Saturday
 the Signature Singers will perform at King's Dominion. They will depart at 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately 7:30 p.m.

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Beginning next week, April 16th through 20th, there will be a P.T.O. donation based fund raiser called “Feed the Fish".   More information will be coming home in this week's Tuesday folders. 

Important Dates for the End of the Year!!!
WPES End of the Year 2017-2018
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April 23-27
 -PTO Donation Fund Raiser “Feed the Fish” 

April 24th – 7:00 a.m. PTO Meeting – Nomination of Officers

May 8th – 7:00 a.m. PTO Meeting – Election of Officers
May 14 at 7:00 a.m. - Muffins for WPES Moms
May 14th – 
End-of- the-year AWARDS: End-of- the-year AWARDS: For parents, faculty and staff to celebrate the accomplishments of students! Parents - Please check into the front office before attending. 
  • 8:15 KG (Cafeteria to Classroom); 
  • 9:15 – Gr1 (Cafeteria); 
  • 10:15 –Gr3 (Classrooms)

May 15th
End-of- the-year AWARDS: For parents, faculty and staff to celebrate the accomplishments of students! Parents - Please check into the front office before attending.
  • 8:15 Gr4 (Cafeteria); 
  • 9:30- Gr5 (Cafeteria); 
  • 10:00 Gr2 (Classroom)

May 15th –
K - 5th Pep Rally – Summer Reading (Green Valley Books distributed).  Challenge Drawing (Ms. Carroll).  This event is for students, staff and teachers. 

May 16th -
5th Grade Fun and Farewell afternoon for students, faculty and staff.
K-5th - Yearbook signing in the afternoon (Students/Staff)
May 21st - 5th Grade Celebration (graduation) at 6 p.m. This event is for families, faculty and staff to celebrate the accomplishments & elementary career of our 5th graders!

May 22nd – Field Day!  This is a farewell event is for faculty, staff and students only. 

May 23rd – 11:30 Early Dismissal (Banked time was used for the last snow day, thus, this is still the last day of school.)
June 12th – Sizzling Summer Story Night at WPES!  This event is for families, faculty and staff to celebrate reading!

June 26th – Sizzling Summer Story Night at WPES!  This event is for families, faculty and staff to celebrate reading!

July 10th – Sizzling Summer Story Night at WPES!  This event is for families, faculty and staff to celebrate reading!
July 24th – Sizzling Summer Story Night at WPES!  This event is for families, faculty and staff to celebrate reading!



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1st Ever William Perry Reading Challenge is going on NOW!
It is not too late for your child to submit entries.  There is almost a month left!  


 Thank you to the following businesses for donating prizes:


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Students who do not miss instruction are much more successful in school and in life.  Let's set our students and your children up for success!



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The Waynesboro Police department has asked our crossing guard to halt left hand turns in and out of our parking lot at dismissal.  Please do not take this out on our innocent crossing guard.  He is just doing his job as instructed.
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For the safety of children, the Police department will be watching for proper safety seats sometime within the next month.  We do not want any child to be in an unsafe situation or for any William Perry family to receive a ticket, please call the school and speak with Thea Jordan if you need booster or car seat assistance. 

For the safety of children and adults, please do not drop your child off in the parking lot in an effort to avoid the car loop.  We are afraid that a child is going to be hit by a car.  If you want to avoid the car loop, please park your car and walk your child all the way to the front entrance.  A reminder that instruction begins at 8 a.m.  Vehicles entering the parking lot after 7:57 a.m. will need to have an adult walk the child or children into the school for check-in. 

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Friday is an early dismissal day for students.  11a.m. is the cut off time for making transportation changes and picking up your child early.  Buses leave school at 11:30 sharp.  All students must be picked up by 11:50 because teachers have meetings beginning at noon.  Bagged lunches are available if ordered on Friday morning.
Friday is an early dismissal day for students.  11a.m. is the cut off time for making transportation changes and picking up your child early.  Buses leave school at 11:30 sharp.  All students must be picked up by 11:50 because teachers have meetings beginning at noon.  Bagged lunches are available if ordered on Friday morning.

Principal's Message

 Meet Ms. Hipes

I am very honored to be the principal at William Perry Elementary School!  This is my 27th year in education and my 3rd year as principal at WPE.  My teaching career in Waynesboro Public Schools began at WPE in 1999 and I taught at WPE for nine years!  Those nine years were the best years of my career and I feel like I have returned home!   

I am now experiencing the privilege of interacting with children of my former WPE students!   I am so proud of my former students and the parents they have become!

After leaving William Perry, I had the pleasure of teaching health and physical education at Waynesboro High School for three years. I also had the opportunity to coach during much of my teaching career in Waynesboro.  After teaching at WHS, I was one of the assistant principals at Kate Collins Middle School for four years.  It was really amazing to be able to see my former William Perry students grow and develop into young adults while I was at WHS and KCMS. 

Prior to teaching in Waynesboro, I taught middle school math, reading, writing and mostly science in both Rockbridge and Augusta County.  

William Perry Elementary School:

We have an AMAZING group of approximately 530 students at William Perry Elementary School!  Teachers and staff work very hard to establish good relationships with students, families and one another.   Our REMARKABLE faculty and staff have high expectations for themselves, each other and for our students.  They are highly qualified, nurturing, creative and inspiring!  They work diligently to provide the best education possible for all students by monitoring student progress on a regular basis in all core subjects and beyond.  

Teachers will communicate with you throughout the year regarding the progress that your child is making in all areas.   However, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher(s) or our office at anytime throughout the year if you have concerns or celebrations!

An important component to academic success is parent involvement and excellent attendance.  Here are just a few ways to stay involved and boost your child’s success:

  • Be one of our WATCH DOGS
  • Complete a volunteer application and volunteer
  • Chaperone a field trip
  • Stay in contact with your child’s teacher (phone, email, or face-to-face meeting) (Attend parent-teacher conferences)
  • Eat lunch with your child (no fast food please)
  • Attend a Parent-Teacher Organization Meeting
  • Help with a PTO event
  • Attend a family movie night
  • Bring the Family to Reading Night or Math Night
  • Make attendance a priority (avoid tardies/early dismissals)

 Our 2017-2018-school theme this year is P.A.W.S:

Practice Respect!

Accept Responsibility!

Work Together!

Stay Safe!

 

WE ARE READY FOR A PAWS-ITIVE SCHOOL YEAR!  We look forward to working collaboratively with parents and community members to provide our students with a safe, authentic, well rounded and engaging learning environment that focuses on high expectations that will prepare students to be responsible and successful students and citizens during their middle school years and beyond.   

Thank you for continuing to partner with us to make a difference in your child’s education and future.

Tammy Hipes
Principal

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