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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ALL WEEK is Open Enrollment for Kindergarten Registration!  If you have a child who will be in kindergarten next year, please please please register your child now and spread the word.  All who register this week will be entered into a drawing for a Applebee's gift card.

Monday, March 13:
This is "Meet in the Middle Night" for 5th graders!  At 6 p.m. visit Kate Collins Middle School for a tour of the school and some great information. 

Tuesday, March 14:
This is Spring Picture Day!  If you fight a battle getting your little one dressed for spring pictures, you might want to attend a training for parents at the Waynesboro Library, from 10:30-1:30,  titled "Got Behaviors?" 
3rd Graders go to the Wayne Theater on Tuesday.
There is a School Board Meeting at 7 at Waynesboro High School on Tuesday night. 
The STEAM Club will meet after school on Tuesday, March 14th.  This will be the last STEAM meeting for this school year. 

If you returned your RSVP for Family Math Night, we look forward to seeing you from 6 to 7:40 on the Night of Tuesday, March 14th!  

Wednesday, March 15
Is a workout Wednesday.  Unfortunately, snow skiing might be appropriate!

Thursday, March 16:
Panther Power Hour happens after school for students who were invited and returned permission slips on time.

Friday, March 17:
Report Cards are ready on PowerSchool and will go home to families who sent in a written request.

Some of our Upcoming Events:
Monday, March 20 is not only the first day of spring, it is also the beginning of Celebration of the Arts week!!!! 

We will have a tornado drill sometime in the morning on Monday, March 20th! There will also be a PTO Meeting on Monday after school, at 3:15, in the cafeteria.  Every PTO meeting day is a William Perry Spirit Day so wear a William Perry shirt or William Perry Blue and White.

On Tuesday, March 21st, there is a school board-meeting at 7 p.m. at Central Office.  This is a budget adoption meeting.

 The Dental Clinic will be at school on Thursday & Friday, March 23 & 24th!

Mark your calendar!  Friday, April 7th will be William Perry's Family Movie Night at the Wayne Theater!  The movie will start at 6:30 p.m. 

I know that all of the students and teachers will be sad about this next announcement!  The entire week of March 27th is Spring Break! School will be closed for students and teachers.  Enjoy this week and go do something fun!

  William Perry Safe Walking Routes :-)


Tell us what you want, what you really really want!  What do you as parents want for your children?  Do they need a merry go round on our playground?  Do they need instruments in music class and for music concerts?  Please join our PTO to offer your ideas and to support our teachers and your child!
Research has shown that good attendance is one of the biggest factors academic and life long success.  Thank you for partnering with us to make good attendance a goal for your child.

   Great attendance is a goal for us this year!  We can't wait to see which homeroom class will earn the William Perry Spirit Gnome this week for perfect attendance!  Perfect attendance means zero early dismissals and zero tardies.


  A friendly reminder that for safety, students arriving after 8:10 in the morning must be accompanied to the office by the adult who drove them to school.  The adult will also need to assist the child with making a lunch choice for the day.


Supply Lists for 2016-2017

If you are picking up your child in the car loop, continue to display the visor tag on your sun visor.  Please do this for the entire school year.  At the end of the school year we will collect the visor tags and use them next year.  When dropping off or picking up your child, please pull forward as far as you can so that we can safely load more children at a time and move vehicles off of King Avenue as quickly as possible.  We will release walkers and children to parents waiting on the sidewalk after traffic is off of King Ave.  Buses leave school at approximately 2:50. Students must have a permission slip from the office in order to ride a different bus.

Teachers are only allowed to have 2 classroom parties a year.  This makes the classroom environment healthier and safer for students with allergies or medical conditions.  Cupcakes and similar items are only allowed on the dates of the 2 established and planned parties.  Birthdays can be celebrated by sending a healthy snack to school for students to enjoy during snack time.  Please contact the teacher at least 3 days ahead of time if you plan to send a snack for the class.  This allows teachers to prepare accordingly.  Due to our division Wellness Policy, fast food and restaurant foods are not allowed in the cafeteria.  If you would like to eat these foods while visiting your child for lunch, the office staff will be happy to find another location for you to enjoy lunch with your child.  

 Please keep the mode of transportation that your child uses consistent.  This is less stressful for your child and everyone.  With 515 students, consistency makes dismissal safer and smoother.  If there is an urgent reason to change transportation, please communicate this change with the teacher before 7:45 a.m.  After 7:45 a.m., teachers are too busy teaching and caring for your child to check for transportation changes.  If an emergency occurs after 7:45 a.m., that requires a transportation change, please contact the office before 2:00 p.m.  For safety reasons, we do not make transportation changes after 2:00 p.m. and we do not allow early dismissals after 2:15 p.m.

Our student data at William Perry shows that there is a huge correlation between good attendance and a child being on grade level.  Good attendance, being on time to school and students staying the whole school day is a division wide goal this year.  Oh, The Places We Will Go this year if everyone has good attendance!  We are striving to be the elementary school with the best overall attendance this year!

Green Valley book fair

Thanks to Mr. Mike Myers, his wife, Susan, and other donors who have collected around $9000, each child will have approximately $22 each to spend on books! We will store the books and students will take the books home in June for summer reading!

Principal's Message

Having taught at WPE from 1999-2008, I am beyond HAPPY to be a part of the William Perry family once again!  Our school community is one that values a child’s education far beyond SOL testing results.  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.   Working together, we will make a difference in your child’s education and future. 

Tammy F. Hipes