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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Parent Opportunity:

Dear 
William Perry families
​:​
 

I am pleased to invite you to a multi school community meeting at Kate Collins on Wednesday, May 23 beginning at 6:00 pm in the auditorium to share updates on what we have been working on this school year to move us to a fully accredited school.  We have made nice progress and have some updates to share with you.  This meeting is a follow up to the meeting we held around this time last school year at William Perry where we shared our then current status and goals for the year.

We look forward to seeing you on May 23.

​Sincerely,
​Ms. Hipes,
WPES Principal ​


This is what is happening this week at school during the week of May 21st, 2018:

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Monday:

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Bagged lunches will be served in classrooms so that we can prepare the cafeteria for the 5th Grade Celebration.  We can not accommodate lunch time visitors this week. 
At 11:00, 5th Graders will have their music rehearsal for the 5th Grade Celebration.
At 12:45, 5th Graders will have a full 5th Grade Celebration Rehearsal 
The 5th Grade Celebration will begin at 6:30 in the cafeteria.  5th Graders should be at school at 6:15.

Tuesday:
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 F
IELD DAY!!!!  Yay! The best day of the year! Please dress your child in clothing that is appropriate and safe for Field Day!  See the info that Coach Harris sent home. Field Day is a staff and students only event.
Tuesday is also a William Perry Spirit Day!! Please wear a shirt that is your grade level's color!
Kindergarten, Purple;
1st Grade, Yellow;
2nd Grade, Green;
3rd Grade, Blue;
4th Grade, Orange;
5th Grade, Red!


Wednesday:

Bagged Lunches are available if students order them in the morning.
5th Graders will enjoy some farewell fun in the morning because it was rained out last week!
Paper report cards will be sent home with students on Wednesday!
5th graders will enjoy one last processional farewell walk!  This walk will be  in front off all staff and students during dismissal.

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Dismissal happens at 11:30.  Buses leave promptly at 11:30 and parent pickup is at 11:30.  Please be at bus stops at 11:30

Thanks for a great school year!  Have a safe and enjoyable summer experience! 

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Do not forget to read, read, read and read some more! 

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Also, keep math facts sharp by practicing them during family car rides throughout the summer!!!  

We can't wait to see you for the 2018, 2019 school year which begins on August 7th, 2018

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 If you have a kindergartener that will be attending William Perry next year, please register your child as soon as possible to ensure that we have enough kindergarten teachers for next year!  The kindergarten registration link is on the Waynesboro Public Schools website.  


      Don't Miss our Sizzling Summer Story Nights!
June 12th – Sizzling Summer Story Night at WPES!  This event is for families, faculty and staff to celebrate reading! 
Let the Games Begin! - Bounce Houses for fun after the story

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June 26th – Sizzling Summer Story Night at WPES!  This event is for families, faculty and staff to celebrate reading!
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July 10th – Sizzling Summer Story Night at WPES!  This event is for families, faculty and staff to celebrate reading!

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

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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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