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Image Public Speaking Night
Rescheduled to Monday, March 23rd


Thank you for the generous donations to the American
Heart Association for our Jump Rope for Heart event!
Deadline for Jump Rope for Heart donations is this Friday, March 6, 2015.

We are waiting on prize distribution from the American Heart Association...As soon as prizes arrive from AHA, we will distribute them.  
Thank you so very much for your patience!

Time to get excited….The Book Fair is Coming!!!!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Winding Creek Elementary School from
Friday, February 27, 2015 until Friday, March 6, 2015.
Hours of operation are from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm,
with a special
 Family Night on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
**After you’ve finished your Book Fair shopping on Family Night , PLEASE join us for the
PTO General Membership Meeting at 7:00 pm in the Art Room .**
It is now easier for out of town family members to order books by utilizing our online book fair webpage at:
Online sales are available February 22 through March 14, 2015.
Persons interested in volunteering may do so by following the link below:
Thank you for volunteering!

Our 2015 DARE Basketball Tournament will be held on:
Friday, March 6th
​7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
at Brooke Point High School
located at 1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA
as a fundraiser for the Stafford Schools' D.A.R.E. Program.
Come out and support our Drug Abuse Resistance Education program as
Stafford County Public Schools take on Stafford County Sheriff's Office 
in a friendly game of basketball!  Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family.


The PTO Needs You!!!

 There are two PTO Board Positions open that need to be filled immediately:  

Recording Secretary:  responsibilities include sending out agendas prior to board meetings, preparing minutes from board meetings and providing correspondence for the PTO when necessary.

Hospitality Co-Chairperson:  responsible for appreciation events during the year that include Teacher Appreciation events (Luncheon on May 6 and Ice Cream Sundae party on May 8).

Current Board Members will help and guide volunteers for these positions.  If you have any questions, contact Denise Goben at denisegobe@hotmail.com or Mary-Ellen Samuelsen at mesamuelsen@comcast.net

Please have your child take a look in our Lost and Found area across from the cafeteria for any of their missing items.  Our Lost and Found is overflowing again -- We will donate all items that are not claimed by the end of the school day on Friday, January 30th to the Goodwill.  Thank you!


Please click here for order form to purchase Wolf Wear.
Don't forget to wear your Wolf Wear on Spirit Days every Friday!


Winding Creek PTO, Inc.

Please click here for information on 
New Office Pick Up Procedures

Please click here to make 
online school payments.

Welcome to Stafford County Public Schools Online School Payments (OSP) portal. This service is provided to parents to facilitate payment for a variety of school fees, products and services. A non-refundable fee of 4% plus a $0.35 non-refundable transaction fee will be charged to all purchases.

Please click here to join the
Winding Creek PTO Facebook page

Please click here for some important information
about Box Tops and Campbell's Soup Labels
for Winding Creek Elementary School!



Have you seen our amazing mural???

The red rock in front of the school is to raise awareness, hope, and love for our Winding Creek family suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  There is no cure.  By painting the rock we hope that our Winding Creek Family and Friends will spread the word.  "HELP FIND A CURE" -- Our voices are important.  People suffering from this disease need us to speak for them, hope for them, and support them.  Let's let them know we care!  Be on the lookout for upcoming ways we can all participate.  Let's join together and find a cure.  We can do this Winding Creek!

 Congratulations to Kristen Anthony

Winding Creek Elementary
 Teacher of the Year 2014-2015
Congratulations to Tara DeMarre

Winding Creek Elementary
Service Employee of the Year 2014-2015

Our Mission

The mission of Winding Creek Elementary School is to create a sanctuary for the development of the whole child.  We provide a solid foundation through a nurturing and stimulating environment for all to know that they have unlimited potential to achieve their dreams.
Our Vision

The dedicated family of WCES, believing that all students can be successful, envision a respectful partnership within the school community resulting in an enriched learning experience while meeting the changing and diverse challenges of an information literate society.  Whereas students are enthusiastic, confident, and inspired to realize their highest potential while being productive and moral citizens, by having a staff that fosters their life-long academic and social success based on individual needs.

Paw Pride

Students throughout the school may earn "Golden Paw" stickers for following the rules all around the building.  When a child earns a "Golden Paw" sticker, they bring that sticker back to their classroom teacher.  Classroom teachers will place them on the "Winding Creek Golden Paws" poster on their classroom door.  When a class earns ten "Golden Paw" stickers, they will receive a letter above their classroom door to spell out the words "P A W P R I D E S P I R I T".  When each class spells out "Paw Pride Spirit" above their door, they will receive a special treat (such as snow cone party, popcorn party, free ice cream, etc.)
Cafeteria Paws

As children follow the Cafeteria Rules, they earn a "Cafeteria Paw" velcro paw on their class poster.  Rules in the cafeteria are as follows:

    Respect Your Pack Leaders
    Keep Seated and Raise Your Paw
    Keep Your Paws to Yourself
    No Howling to Other Packs
    Keep Your Den Clean

When a class earns 20 "Cafeteria Paws" on their class poster, the entire class earns a reward (such as free ice cream, etc.)




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