We have been in school for 50 days and what better way then to celebrate with a 50s party! Our kindergartners will spend the day sporting their 50s dress and focusing on the number 50. We are so proud of these kiddos!
COME STRUT YOUR TAILFEATHERS
at the WCS THANKS-FOR-GIVING FUN RUN
Strut 9am Run 9:30am Feast Mode 11:45am
Run the race before you stuff your face!
We would also like to give a big !!!THANK YOU!!! to our sponsors.
Honey’s Roofing LLC 3712 W. Industrial Blvd Waco, TX 76711 254-662-9900
Our 3rd Graders did a GREAT job following through with our “Do Something” theme! Over the last few weeks they have collected Gatorade, protein bars, water and snacks for our local Police Department. Yesterday, they went to Woodway Police Department, delivered the goodies and cards, got a tour of the facility and prayed over the wonderful men and women who protect us. We are so proud of these students and the way they joyfully live out their faith!
Last week the 5th grade wrote a new classroom rule following the same procedure that our country uses to write laws. Each 5th grade class chose a president for the day and then each table elected senators, representative, and judges. Our president then addressed the Congress about what he would like this new classroom rule to include. The House of Representatives and Senate drafted a bill and passed it back and forth before sending it to the president. Both of our presidents chose to sign the bill (instead of exercising their right to veto) making it an official classroom rule. Our judges then took the paper our president had signed and wrote their opinions on what the rule specifically meant. The students did a wonderful job on this assignment and were confronted with many of the same issues that lawmakers face. They were able to not only work together but realized the power and limitations of the different branches of the government. WOW! 5th grade it FUN!
Our students kicked off the year by selling A+ cards to our community. With these cards, there are discounts at businesses all over Waco and WCS gets a portion of the proceeds. There were various prizes they could earn as they sold more cards. If they sold 15 (or more cards) they would get a limo ride to Peter Piper Pizza!! Our kiddos who earned this collected their prize on Friday and they had a GREAT time! Way to go Wildcats!
We had a GREAT time at the Book Fair last week! A BIG thank you to Stephanie Clark and Elke Fehler for all their hard work! We had set a goal to sell 2,000 books and if we reached that goal our coaches would have to play egg roulette! We ended up selling 2,145 books and our library earned $4600 from Scholastic! WOW! Below are a few pictures of the egg roulette game from chapel this week. There were 6 kids chosen at random and they each got to crack an egg over the coach’s head. Some of the eggs were hard boiled so the coach would stay clean but some were raw and ended up alllll over the coach! They were such good sports about it and the kids had so much fun! What a way to celebrate!
This Friday morning we will be hosting author Robert Fuller! He is going to come talk to our 4th-8th graders about his new book, In The Belly Of The Earth, and discuss the writing/publishing process. It is an amazing book! He will also be selling his book for $10 at the book fair and has generously offered to give $5 for each book sold to our book fair. We are so excited for him to come share his experience with us and give us the chance to buy his book.
Howdy Wildcats! We LOVE our Scholastic Book Fair and the volunteers that make it happen! Make sure you stop by at some point this week! It opened today, Monday, October 2nd and will end after the Grandparents celebration around 1PM on Friday, October 6th. Mosey on over and buy books for your sweet WCS reader! You can see we are already off to a fun, silly start!
This year we are also offering an online option for shopping! Your little buccaneer will have a chance to look at all the books during class this week and then when they get home you can order them online: