Eagle's Nest News
Wesley Chapel Elementary PTO

April  2012

In This Issue
April 22
Spirit Night - May 3rd
School Store
UCPS You Tube
PTO Membership
2012-2013 Calendar
PTO Open Positions
Silent Auction is Online
April 16
Fall 2012 WASEP
Spring Fling Volunteers
Tents and Tables Needed
Rabies Clinic
Girls on the Run Coaches
School Supply Ordering
Friday Spirit Day
American Heart Association
Quick Links

Wesley Chapel PTO


Wesley Chapel Elementary School


Spirit Wear Order Form


Invest In A Child Donation Form


Brick Order Form


UCPS lunch menu


WCES Cafeteria Catering Order Form


Volunteer Hours


Harris Teeter VIC link

Harris # 2130


Target Red Card link  

Target # 81014




April 22

Campus Beautification Day


April 24

1st grade field trip

Columbia Zoo


April 26

Terrific Kid Award Ceremony


April 27

Teacher Work Day

No School


May 1

Basketball Handling Club Demonstration


May 2

Report Cards


May 3

Spirit Night at

Monkey Joe's

4 to 8 PM


May 3

4th grade field trip to Grandfather Mountain


May 5

3:00 to 4:30 PM

Union County Rabies Clinic


May 7

School Store Open

2 - 3:30 PM


May 7 - 11

Teacher Appreciation week


May 8

Extend II EOG testing


May 8

PTO Board Meeting


May 8

Primary Voting


May 14

Academic Awards Assembly at WHS

May 15 - 17

3rd - 5th grades

EOG testing


May 18

Spring Fling Thing


May 23

5th grade Science EOG testing


May 28

Memorial Day

No School


June 4

Academic Achievement Award Ceremony

Weddington High

6:30 PM


June 5

Young Author's Day


June 7

5th grade Graduation



June 8

Last Day of School

Campus Beautification Day
April 22
garden clean up
Spirit Night at Monkey Joe's
May 3rd 
4 to 8 PM
Monkey Joe's
Admission is free for adults.
Children  $6.
Slice of Pizza $2. 
Many giveaways.
20% of admission and concessions come back to the school.
Monkey Joe's
on 10101 East Independence Blvd in Matthews.
We hope to see you there!
School Store


School Store


Mother's Day special sale coming soon!


Specially ordered items for Mom!


Items include:
Beauty products,  cards, roses, flowers and much more.


School Store  flyer will be sent home within the next 2 weeks with special sale hours and days.
Reminder -
School Store is open the first Monday of each month from 2 to 3:30 PM so parents can shop with their kids.
Regular School Store hours M-W-F from
 7 to 7:30 AM. 
View our videos on YouTube Union County Public School You Tube Channel


Join PTO
PTO Membership

Your membership dues and contributions will help pay for a variety school-wide PTO sponsored programs.


DUES: $5.00 per membership


Please note that if you contributed to Invest in a Child, you are already a member of the WCES PTO for the 2011-2012 School Year.


Any ?s, please contact Kathy Heintel at kbheintel@gmail.com.


PTO membership flyer and form link


box tops circle

Thank you for participating in our Box Tops collection contests this year.


WCES PTO received a check for $829.60.


Please continue to save Box Tops and Labels for Education throughout the summer and look for future contests!!



Union County Public Education Foundation


UCED link


The Foundation is a separate, independent, community based, non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization dedicated to raising and providing needed funding for the public schools in Union County.

school days 
Please note that the UCPS calendars  could change due to actions of the North Carolina Board of Education and/or the North Carolina Legislature.


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Wesley Chapel Elementary School PTO

To register as a new volunteer, please sign 
on to the secure VMS
web page Volunteer Registration and
follow the instructions.


PTO shout out


Happy April! 


The end of the school year is right around the corner and we are well underway with planning for next year. Currently, we are working on filling Chair positions for the 2012-2013 PTO Board. If you, or someone you know, is interested in volunteering, please let us know. There are positions for all levels of availability, and we will be happy to work with anyone to match these positions with his/her individual strengths.

As always, thank you for your support this year.  It is the goal of the PTO to provide the best possible atmosphere for the staff and students at WCES, in order to promote the highest level of learning.


This truly is a team effort and could not be done without all of you.  Thanks again and please consider volunteering for a PTO Chair or support  position and help us build a stronger PTO. 


Click on links below for more information -



PTO Chair Descriptions


PTO Chair Positions Application 


If you have an interest, please contact Krystin Petrilli at a1derlnd@aol.com

Silent Auction Bid4Kids
Items are rolling in for the Bid$ for our Kids - Wesley Chapel Elementary Annual Silent Auction! The auction will be part of the Spring Fling Thing that takes place on Friday, May 18th at the school.
 This year enjoy the ease of being able to bid online for the entire week, with the auctions ending live at the event.
Check out the auction items as they post over the next month.
 Make your wish list now!
 (Auctions and rules subject to change prior to the start of the auction week!)

We are still accepting donations - please consider donating an item OR if you have connections with an area business please ask them to consider donating.
Let's make this year's silent auction and Spring Fling Thing a huge success!


Questions?  P
lease contact Amy Kissel at  amykissel@gmail.com 
Christina Melhorn at  cmelhorn@gmail.com 
Thank you for your continued support!


Budget cuts
The school board voted unanimously to accept Dr. Davis' proposal to cut all teacher assistant positions and 53 teaching positions County-wide.
Limited funds will be provided to each principal to hire back a small percentage of staffing. This decision was made
based on the projected $9.6 million shortfall for next school year.
Please plan to attend the Union County Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, April 16th at 500 Main Street from 7-10 PM, wearing green to support funding for our schools.
If UCPS can get additional funding, especially from the State, Dr. Davis is committed to hiring back teachers. 
Let your voice be heard!


Volunteers 1  

Fall 2012 WASEP Volunteers 


The Wesley Chapel After School Enrichment Program (WASEP) is very popular. The PTO organizes various fun programs each Fall and Spring and classes are tailored for a specific age group/grade.  


Each class requires a parent volunteer to:

  • sign in children and monitor snack time
  •  escort children to bathrooms and the classroom
  • ensure the children behave properly
  • provide assistance to the instructor as needed
  • escort children to the parent pick up zone

This Spring, we offered 13 classes and we did not have 13 committed parent volunteers.  For the PTO to continue this wonderful program, we ask you to PLEASE consider volunteering in the Fall. 


The total amount of Fall classes will be determined by the total number of dedicated volunteers.


 WASEP volunteers will be given first priority during registration and a voucher for future WASEP classes.   


Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering during the Fall session.  We look forward to hearing from you!


Volunteer commitment is for 6 weeks
from 1:40-3:40PM. 


Please contact Mindy Reed at rustyandmindy@carolina.rr.com


In addition, the PTO is looking for the following WASEP support positions:

Instructor Coordinator

Attendance Coordinator

Class Coordinator

Snack Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator


If you have an interest, we encourage you to contact Krystin Petrilli at a1derlnd@aol.com

 or Mindy Reed at rustyandmindy@carolina.rr.com

Hello everyone! The PTO is busy again preparing for our 3rd Annual Spring Fling Thing on Friday, May 18th!! This is going to be a great event, but we can't do it without YOUR help!
If you can spare an hour or more, we need you to help us pull off such a wonderful event!
Please contact Alison Earley at: aearley827@yahoo.com
Any amount of time you can give would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you for your continued support!
Tents and Tables Needed for Spring Fling Thing


If you have one, both, and/or many pop up tents or folding tables, please contact Yvette Gama at Yvette430@msn.com or 704-684-1322.
We can pick them up or you can drop off at the school the day of the event (May 18).
Thank you!!
rabies clinic
 May 5th
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Union County Rabies Clinic at Wesley Chapel Elementary

Girls on the Run 


 Girls on the Run program (3rd - 5th grade girls) at WCES is in need of coaches for the Fall session. Anyone interested should contact Bonnie Grote



For more information about GOTR

click on link



- - For Your Information - -


Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:00 AM

Lake Park Community Lake Park Road
Indian Trail , NC

Come join the fun,with Girls on the Run of Union County, at the 6th annual non-competitive New Balance Girls on the Run 5k. This certified 5k course is relatively flat and takes you throughout the Lake Park Community.

Both Males and Females are welcome to this family friendly community event. 


Coming to Wesley Chapel....
for the 2012 - 2013 School Year
This spring, WCES PTO will offer families the chance to order School Suppliesstudent school supplies at competitive pricing.  All items will be delivered directly to the classroom, ready for your child on the first day of school.
5% of sales will come back directly to WCES.
Stay tuned for more information...
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Spirit Day Friday

Wear your Wesley Chapel Spirit Wear on Fridays!   Then, stop by the school store and pick up a free raffle ticket. 



Please keep recycling!



Recycled cell phones 

with their power cords are needed.  



We also accept:  laser toner cartridges, laptops, iPods, inkjet cartridges, cameras, and monitors.
Drop boxes located in the office, computer lab and planning room.
If you have any questions, please contact JoAnn Orrell at sorrell@carolina.rr.com 

Summer Volleyball Camp
6th - 9th Grade 
Marvin Ridge High School
July 23 - 26
Contact Brook Sandburg-Hammers at Brook.Hammers@ucps.k12.nc.us
Brook is the Head Volleyball Coach at
Marvin Ridge High School
Innovate Summer Camp


Union Academy will offer the  new INNOVATE program at our Lower Campus June 11th-15th from 9:00am-3:30pm.

Open to ANY current K-5th graders.




Please contact Erika Holmes at 704-283-5678 or

Erika Holmes email with questions.



Before you eat, do you think about what you will put onto your plate? A balanced plate sets you on the path to success for your whole day - a day when one healthy meal leads to another, which leads to another.


Get your plate in shape with these ideas:  

  • Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Eat a variety of vegetables, especially dark-green, red and orange vegetables plus beans and peas. Fresh, frozen and canned vegetables all count. Choose "reduced sodium" or "no-salt-added" canned vegetables.
  • Make at least half your grains whole. Choose 100% whole-grain breads, cereals, crackers, pasta and brown rice. Check the ingredients list on food packages to find whole-grain foods.
  • Switch to fat-free or low-fat milk. Fat-free and low-fat milk have the same amount of calcium and other essential nutrients as whole milk, but less fat and calories.
  • Vary your protein choices. Eat a variety of foods from the protein food group each week, such as seafood, nuts and beans, as well as lean meat, poultry and eggs. Twice a week, make seafood the protein on your plate. Keep meat and poultry portions small and lean.
  • Drink water instead of sugary drinks. Choose 100% fruit juice instead of fruit-flavored drinks.
  • Select fruit for dessert and eat sugary desserts less often.
  • Cook more often at home, where you are in control of what's in your food.
  • When eating out, choose lower calorie menu options. Choose dishes that include vegetables, fruits and whole grains.


This information is provided by the American Heart Association.

There will be a summer basketball camp basketball camp
at Cuthbertson High School for
rising 3rd - 6th grade students.
Click on link for more information:
Cuthbertson High School BB sheet

Michael Helms,
Head Basketball Coach
Cuthbertson High School 
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