December Upcoming Events and News!

National Inclusion Week

The week of December 2nd – 6th is the official kick off of National Inclusion Week.  Our goal this year is to address inclusion as a global idea and not just as a term that focuses on special needs children.  We believe that every student feels good when they are included and we wanted to focus on how we can include every Wolf into the Pack.  Our theme this year is, “It takes more than one wolf to make a PACK.”   Teachers and students will have a choice of activities which will incorporate the 7 Habits into the week’s activities.    They can also choose to participate in showing their support for Inclusion by wearing a designated item of clothing each day.  The following lists the items and what they represent for every day that week.

 Monday: Think Win-Win! We all win when everyone is included! Wear your favorite tam attire.

Tuesday: Let’s Synergize! Inclusion ties us all together! Wear a tie or scarf!

Wednesday: Seek to understand! Put on your thinking caps and learn about inclusion! Wear your favorite cap!

Thursday:  Be Proactive! We will all be proactive and include everyone! Wear red to show you are proactive!

Friday: It takes more than one wolf to make a pack! We are a Wolf Pack! Wear a Wanke shirt!


Help us keep everyone safe!

Our student Patrols do a fantastic job being leaders, by helping out in various areas of the school.  The curbside assistance is one way we encourage students to learn the importance of courtesy, citizenship and responsibility. 

Please assist us in ensuring their safety by doing the following:

  • Wait to drive away once your car door is completely closed and you are sure your child is safely on the sidewalk.
  • Remain in the drop off lane until you are signaled to drive on.
  • Refrain from using electronic devices unless you are using a bluetooth (it’s the law).
  • Use only the right lane to drop off students if you are not parking.
  • Be respectful of staff directing community in the crosswalk and traffic.
  • Enter the cross walk only when staff gives the signal that it is safe to cross.   

We are also excited to inform you that we have been assigned a Northside police officer.  He will periodically patrol our school, inside and out, at a different time each day.  We know his presence will be critical in fostering an atmosphere of safety at Wanke.  You will have the opportunity of meeting him at our next PTA meeting on December 12th

We thank you for your cooperation in ensuring all our Wanke Wolves and community are safe!


December Coffee Talk

Our next coffee talk “cafecito” will be on December 13th from 9 to 10 am.  We will continue with introductions of habits 3 and 4 of the 7 Habits of Happy Kids.  Our counselors will provide you with ideas on how to incorporate these habits into your home.  Starbucks coffee and pastries will be provided.  Come and “Synergize” with us. 


PTA Movie Night

Join the PTA on December 13th for a PTA fundraiser, as we enjoy time together at “Dinner and a Movie.”  We are featuring the movie Despicable Me 2, a recently released animated film perfect for the whole family.  Dinner is an optional add-on for an additional cost – Flyer was sent home with your child, so please RSVP and pay for the optional dinner no later than December 5th.  Cash or Check accepted.  Please make checks out to “Wanke PTA.”

The entire family is invited to attend!  Kids are welcome to come in pajamas and are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag or blanket to sit on the floor.  We will have a limited number of lunch tables (for dinner seating).  You may bring folding chairs if needed. 

COST:  $1 per person (PTA Members) $2 per person (non-PTA Members)

Tickets sold at door only

TIME:  6:00 - Doors Open, 6:00-6:30 - Dinner Served, 6:45 pm - Movie Begins

Dinner:  $6 for kids and $8 for adults (please send in RSVP by Dec. 5th)

Student Council Toy Drive

The Student Council Toys for Tots Toy Drive is December 11th – 18th.  They will also be collecting toys at the PTA Movie Night on December 12th.  All donations will be greatly appreciated.   

Thank You,  Wanke Student Council :)


December 2013 calendar