Weibel PTO Newsflash - 2/21/2016

Weibel PTO Newsflash - 2/21/2016 Apologies for the lack of Newsflash emails this month. The PTO will be in need of volunteers to compile and send out these newsflashes next year - those interested, please contact info@weibelpto.org to learn more

School Website: www.fmtusd.org/weibel
School Phone: 510-651-6958
Principal: Catherine Strommen (x47102) cstrommen@fremont.k12.ca.us
Secretary: Dora Vasquez (x47101) dvasquez@fremont.k12.ca.us

PTO Website: www.weibelpto.org
Room Group Email support/requests: tech@weibelpto.org
Send Announcements for Future Newsflash: info@weibelpto.org
Facebook Group (parent organized for misc. Q&A, announcements,... - not associated with school): "Weibel Elementary School"


  • Feb 26 & 27 - Basketball Tournament @ CSD (Calif. School for the Deaf) Tentative
  • Mar 1 6-8pm in MUR - Kidpower Parent Night (Anti-Bullying Presentation)
  • Feb 29-Mar 4 - Read Across America Week
  • Friday Mar 4, 6:30 - 8pm in MUR: Superhero Family Reading Night
  • Tuesday Mar 8, 7-8pm in MUR: PTO Meeting
  • Mar 25-Apr 1 - Spring Break- NO SCHOOL

Early release and holiday schedules can be found at:
Weibel Bell Schedule: http://fmtusd.org/domain/1842
FUSD Online Calendar, Board Mtgs : http://fmtusd.org/Page/2
FUSD 2015-16 Instructional Calendar:

SCHOOL / PTO ANNOUNCEMENTS (Community announcements below)

Principal's January Newsletter Posted

Click Here
  • Weibel Chronicle Issue 3 Available
  • Pennies for Patients Drive - Final number: $2645.99. Thanks Weibel!
  • Six Flags Read to Succeed
  • Superhero Family Reading Night
  • Weibel Safety Patrol Needs Help
  • Weibel Wildcat Mascot!
  • Weibel Math Club Results
  • Noon Supervisors Needed - Paid positions (PTO will reimburse for TB test and fingerprinting)
------- Weibel Chronicle Issue 3 Available Click Here

------- Six Flags Read to Succeed

All the students should have received a Six Flags Read to Succeed reading log in the Wildcat Folder by now. Please make sure that the student's first and last names are on the log. This information is required when we enter the info into the Six Flags system. Last year there were quite a few logs with no name or no last name on them and it took me a lot of extra time to track down the required information. If you did not get a reading log, I am attaching a blank one. All students who read the required 6 hours will receive a Six Flags Discovery Kingdom park ticket. Let me know if you have any questions. Take care Fahria

------- Superhero Family Reading Night

Friday Mar 4th, 6:30-8pm in MUR (See poster below)
Superhero Family Reading Night.jpg

------- Weibel Safety Patrol Needs Help

The morning safety patrol is a special place. It is where most of our families meet the rest of the community and start off a new day. As a volunteer, you can help to kick start their day just a bit easier. This kind gesture will be carried by the parents into the morning commute, into their workplace, into their home. Doesn't this make you smile knowing that you can help to make a difference in this world? Currently, we have 15 volunteers. Last year we had 18. 7 of us moved on at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, and 4 parents joined. Now, we are divided into 5 groups. This way each group will serve a little less than 1 week each month. You will come between 8:00 and 8:25 during your monthly rotation. Your main job is to help the kids come out of their cars safely and keeping the drop-off parents in the driver's seat. When the weather is good, several 5th graders and 6th graders will also join us. It is also your job to keep them safe and cheers them up. Please join us now! You will get a big smile from me! Cheers, Kor Tse Safety Patrol Co-ordinator Contact Information kortse@yahoo.com (408) 838-2980

------- Weibel Wildcat Mascot!

Here's our Weibel Mascot at a recent basketball game!
Weibel Wildcat Mascot.jpg

------- Weibel Math Club Results

The Weibel Math Club concluded last week. Big thanks to Susan Wang for bringing this to the Weibel campus. Awesome job by the coaches Nina Chang, Yiwen Dai, Michelle Lee and Sharon Lu. They deserve the kudos for Weibel's excellent showing at the Mathcounts competition (20th out of 44 schools) that included 6-8th graders from the Santa Clara Valley Chapter (one of the toughest chapters). Weibel was awarded with a honorable mention. Weibel students also featured in the top 25% of individual scores in the competition and also in the highest score among Warm Springs Elementary and Horner Middle schools. The kids had loads of fun at the pizza party today. -Sriganesh Kini

------- Noon Supervisors still needed - Paid Positions (PTO will reimburse for TB test and fingerprinting - contact: info@weibelpto.org)

Do you enjoy interacting with children and have a talent for helping them solve problems in a fair way? We need adults like you to assist with lunchtime supervision. Moms, dads, grandparents, anyone over 21 is welcome to join us. This is really a fun way to connect with your child and their friends. The more adults we have, the safer our lunch time will be! This can be either a paid or a committed volunteer position. If you can commit to at least one day a week from 11:25 AM to 12:50, please email Mrs. Strommen (cstrommen@fremont.k12.ca.us) Even those times are a little flexible, and you don’t have to commit to 5 days per week. A current (last 30 days) TB test and fingerprinting are required. The PTO will reimburse for these cost. Please contact: info@weibelpto.org for more info.



  • Asian Pacific Fund presents Student Art, Essay & Video Contest - Deadline Mar 4, 2016
  • San Jose Youth Symphony Auditions - April 7,9,14 & 15, 2016
  • India Community Center Summer Camp in Milpitas

------- Asian Pacific Fund presents Student Art, Essay & Video Contest - Deadline Mar 4, 2016

Growing Up Asian_2016

------- San Jose Youth Symphony Auditions - April 7,9,14 & 15, 2016

SJYS Audition Flyer

------- India Community Center Summer Camp in Milpitas

2016 ICC Camps Brochure