Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!  While the school year might not be starting the conventional way - we are still excited to welcome our new and returning students, families, and staff for what will be a school year for the history books.  

 

To stay up to date on all things WRE - please make sure you subscribe to our calendar and to Principal Stevens weekly email updates.  Her latest emails will remained linked in the upper right hand corner under "Notes from Principal Stevens".  Also, make sure you are subscribed to the Seahawker (WRE PTA's Newsletter) to learn all about our fun events we have planned for 2020-2021.

 

The Shop WRE Store will remain open for the following:

 


We are SO thankful for Nurse Winn who is working hard to keep ALL of our kids healthy and safe at WRE this school year.  Click here to read her VERY informative "What Happens If.." and how WRE is Handling COVID-19.


 

Student Screener

Parents of elementary students in RISD (both virtual and face to face) will complete a weekly screener for their children each Tuesday, starting on the first day of Face to Face learning, September 8.

 

Go to https://student.risd.org and log in with your child’s student Google account information. The RISD student Google account is the same as the iPad login followed by @g.risd.org. If you do not know your child's Google log-in credentials, please contact your homeroom teacher for help.

 

Instructions for the Student Screener

This video also has helpful instructions on completing the student screener - English and Spanish

We will also have paper versions of the screener available for those who request it.


 


Click here to sign up


 

We need your pictures for this years' yearbook! To ensure your child is in the yearbook, please do the following:

1. Download the ImageShare App by Balfour on your phone

2. Create an Account if you don't have one already.

3. The 2021 WRE Project number is 120458.

4. Once it is set, up, start uploading your images. 

5. For EACH image, there is a space beneath to indicate who is in the picture and what event it is.  THIS IS SUPER HELPFUL TO US AS WE ORGANIZE THE YEARBOOK. (please put full names/grade/teacher/event.

6. Yearbook spreads include:

  • First day of School (virtual and F2F this year)
  • Sports teams
  • Community Events (High School Football games, Hoops in the Highlands, etc)
  • Special Events (Red Ribbon Week, Science Fair, Auction Parties)
  • Holiday Events (Book Character Day, Christmas Dress Up Days, Turkey Trot, Santa Visit at Carpool.

So start uploading your pics ASAP!

* ALSO FOR VIRTUAL STUDENTS- If you missed individual picture day, please be on the lookout for specific detailed instructions about how to submit an individual photo for the yearbook class spreads. It will be coming soon!)


LH Clothes Closet- Accepting Donations

The Lake Highlands Clothes Closet is now accepting donations!

Between 9:30am-12pm on Mondays that RISD is in session, items can be dropped off at 1239 W. Belt Line, across the street from RHS. 

 

 Please have donations presorted so the things they’re unable to use are in a separate bag marked "World Wear.” Things they CANNOT use include: used socks and undies, clothes with holes, stains, worn out, or with holiday, school specific, camp, or vacation themes, anything with a broken zipper, worn out elastic, career wear, see through, spaghetti straps, towels, sheets, blankets, old pillows, used shoes (unless they could be worn to prom, then we can save them for prom boutique!).

 

Things they CAN use include: new packages of socks and undies, new athletic shoes, new or gently used clothes size 3T-adult 4X that a school aged child would wear to school including khaki, navy, and black pants for uniform schools, belts, clean gently used bras and sports bras in excellent condition, PJs, winter coats, gloves, gently used prom dresses, and prom shoes.

 

For questions please contact Ashley Vasek. Thank you so much for helping our community!


Auction Volunteers Needed!

 

We are all doing things differently this year as parents, teachers and fundraisers... But there is no stopping us to support our school and Be The Change!  

 

While the auction is moved to February, your committee team is hard at work reinventing our ways to raise money for our wonderful school. 

 

Sign up today to volunteer, help or donate.βœ¨πŸ’«β­οΈ

   

 
 

  

RISD Child Nurtrition Services

Richardson ISD’s Child Nutrition Department will provide curbside meal pick-up for remote learners twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Tuesday August 18th. Meals are for students enrolled in Richardson ISD and will be charged to the student’s account based on eligibility status.

More info can be found here: RISD School Nutrition


 

BIG AUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT!

.....Y’all knew it was coming... WRE Auction Gone VirtualYour auction team has been behind the scenes working up amazing ideas for this 2020 style virtual reality.Stay Tuned for all sort of info on how to participate but for now, save the date February 26th for an At-Home Digital Getdown !  We are White Rock Elementary and we will Rock On through this! 

 


 

to the 2020-2021 PTA Board for your leadership & service to our school!

  

President: Melissa Duffield

1st VP: Courtney Halpin

2nd VP of Programs: Dori Wright

3rd VP of Membership: Jean E. Sides

4th VP Auction & Boosters Ways & Means: Lauri Griffith

5th VP Operating Budget & Community: Corrie Strosnider

6th VP of Room Reps: Kimberly Elliott

7th VP of Community Relations: Ali Cullum

8th VP of Auction: Meredith Neff

Secretary: Emily Kretz

Treasurer: Alice Monroe

 Parliamentarian: Sarah Hefton

 

Click here to learn more about our PTA and PTA Board! 


RISD Academic Calendar for the 2020-2021 School Year

The RISD calendar for next year has been officially published! Please see below for important dates concerning next year!  Here is a PDF printable version of the calendar as well.

 


 

voly-logo – Harmony School of Excellence – Austin VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM

If you or a family member would like to volunteer, you will have to complete an online background check. Please note, it takes two weeks to process.  All volunteers must submit a form annually, even if you are a returning volunteer and had one the prior year. Volunteer application forms are available here.

  

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Description automatically generated IDENTIFICATION ~ ENTRANCE TO OUR CAMPUS

All visitors must follow RISD's, and WRE's, building entry procedures and must sign in at the front office upon arrival and provide proper identification to receive authorization to enter the school. If you do not provide proper identification you will not be allowed to enter the building. Your child's safety is our number one priority! We want to thank you for adhering to our guidelines and rules, and helping keep our school safe.

 

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Description automatically generated DIRECTORY INFORMATION

Directory access will be closed/accessible to PTA members only beginning September 1, 2020.  If you would like to join PTA, you can do so here.

 

Did you know there is a FREE Directory App for your phone? Learn more here.


Questions?

PTA President, Melissa Duffield and/or 1st VP-Aide, Courtney Halpin

 

 

If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another organization, you can use the same log-in here. 

Need more information?

Upcoming Events

Subscribe to our PTA Calendar here to stay up to date on all things WRE!

Quick Links

Weekly Health Screener

White Rock Elementary School

Richardson ISD

FOCUS

Other helpful links

Sponsors

 Thank you to our 2019-2020 Booster Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

Seahawker Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

 

 

 

Friends of WRE

Thank you to the following WRE Families who have become Friends of WRE and Change Makers* for the 2020-2021 year! 

Amber & Adam Alexander*
Ann Allen & Barbara Allen
Liza & Joel Beck
Chelsea & Brian Bell
Holly & Steve Berglund
Kristin & Clay Berry*
Jenny & Amby Bindra
Kelli & Robert Borowczak
Poppy & Lance Bourg
Heather & Tim Bowling
Sadie & Kirk Brackin
Lindsey & Ben Brewer*
Megan Bruce*
Larissa & Stephan Bryan
Judy & Keith Buker
Courtney & James Burkett
Lauren & Michael Burns
Erin & Marcus Butts
Ellen & Danny Cain
Allison & Bradley Cameron
Sara & Cody Campbell
Stephanie & Preston Carr
Mikalyn & David Carter*
Heather & Justin Cernoch
Julie & Adam Chabira
Melissa & Trey Chapman*
Allison & Kevin Clark*
Brittany & Adam Cole*
Ashley & Logan Collins
Brooke & Michael Collins*
Mandy & Cody Collins*
Bethany & Mark Cone
Aaron & Ross Conway*
Kristen & Read Cook*
Vanessa & Seth Cossel
Ashly & Mike Cothern*
Julie & Rob Cothern*
Erin & Patrick Cowden
Nicole & Steve Cramer
Brandi & Matthew Crawford
Jen & Jarrod Cross
Sylvia & Brady D'Andrea
Kelli & Paul D'Angelo
Casey & Ross Daly*
Savannah & Jacob Darver*
Amy & Brandon Davis
Grace & Zach Davis*
Virginia & Allen Davis*
Whitney & Brett Davis
Kimberly & Daniel Day
Sara & Frank de los Reyes*
Katie & Tom Dehmer*
Baylie & Brad DeJean*
Ashley & John DeLuca
Emily & Tim Dowden
Kelly & Devin Downey
Melissa & Joe Duffield*
Caroline & Tom Dynan*
Katie & Glen Edwards
Meredith & Tyler Edwards
Allison & David Egner
Kimberly & Michael Elliott
Lindsay & Justin Evans*
Jenny & Blake Everett
Tiffany & Whit Fairbanks
Elizabeth & Jason Farr
Morgan & Thomas Farrow
Kristen & Gabriel Fegale*
Christina & Matt Feller*
Michelle & Ryan Fieker
Christy & Terry Forbes*
Amy & Chris Fulmer
Caroline & Andrew Galloway
Megan & Doug Gearing*
Katie & Chris Gold
Maurie & Mark Gray*
Tami & Aaron Gray*
Lauri & Casey Griffith*
Bethany & Mack Grubb*
Mindee & Mark Haas
Sarah & Allon Hall
Lea & Chad Hallerman*
Courtney & Chris Halpin*
Aimee & Joe Hardin
Louise & Matthew Harms
Katherine & Conor Harrison
Courtney & Duncan Haylock
Sarah & Ryan Hefton*
Emily & Chris Hewett
Ronda & Tim Hodges*
Blair & Burson Holman
Hilary & Mark Holmes*
Alathea & Justin Holt
Cynthia & Mike Holt
Beth & Jonathan Hopkins
Natalie & Wyatt Horton*
Diana & Orie Hunter*
Julie & Kyle Huston
Misti & Jason Irvin*
Katie & Tyler Isbell
Lauren & Nathan Jacks
Berit & Shane Johnson*
Lori & Darian Johnson
Francesca & Scott Jones
Ginger & Todd Keator
Shelley & Royce King
Alison & Andrew Kirkpatrick*
Dayna & Jacob Kline
Shannon & Kevin Klucsarits
Erin & Bradley Kraus
Emily & John-Michael Kretz*
Kathryn & Patrick Lafferty
Heather Lalicker & Steve Hammond*
Lindsay & Chad Lancaster
Cindy & Todd Levreault
Jenny & Travis Littlefield*
Rebekah & Thomas Louis*
Blair & Jordan Luna*
Courtnye Lynch
Gina & Coby Manning
Amy & Blake Marable*
Mackenzie & Todd Martin*
Lisa & Craig Maurer
Leah & Mark McDonough
Ashlie & Adam McGill*
Melissa & Scott McMillian
Shelby & Chris Menczer*
Cotton Mendenhall
Meg & Matt Mildren*
Jamie & Matt Miller*
Stacey & Jake Mirelez*
Caroline & Brian Mitchell*
Alice & Marty Monroe*
Kristin & Dean Mueller*
Andrea & Kevin Murry
Meredith & Justin Neff*
Jessica & David Nelson
Libby & Todd Nicholson
Mandy & Paul Noland
Jennifer & Scott Normile
Stephanie & Tim O'Brien*
Megan & Matt Ogle*
Chari & Jason Oglesby
Tambi & Mark Olney*
Caitlin & Chad Peters
Sara & Jon Platt*
Mary & Bob Poe*
Emma & Reid Prince
Kathryn & Joe Proctor*
Whitney & Bo Ragsdale
Alyssa & Matthew Ramsey
Sara & Jeremy Raymond*
Aja & Jeremy Reed*
Shanan & Allan Richard
Gretchen & Derek Rollins
Melanie & John Rudebeck
Kristin & Jeremy Sain*
Kristen & Kyle Salzman
Amy & Andrew Savoie
Susannah & Kyle Schindler*
Jean E. & Stephen Sides
Amy & Grant Smith
Brittany & Terry Smith
Keely & Matthew Smith
Britney & Brandon Snyder*
Sarah & Josh Steele
Becky Stevens
Corrie & Todd Strosnider*
Alexis & Brian Sullivan
Tiffany & Geoff Taylor
Amy & Joe Theriot*
Genna & Newton Thomas*
Leslie & Chris Thomas
Lindsay & Kyle Thompson
Bonnie & Warren Threadgill*
Erin & Mat Threadgill
Maria & Shaun Timmins
Shelly & Jeff Tompkins
Marisa & Horacio Velador
Amy & Craig Walker
Stephani & Robert Walne*
Lisa & Michael Walzl
Holly & Brian Webster*
Ashley & Steve Whatley
Jenny & Matt Whitaker
Brittany & Trae White*
Bethany & Clint Williamson
Stephanie & John Wilson
Cary & Ramsay Woodall*
Shelley & Geoffrey Woodbury
Heather & Landon Yeager

Newsletters

Check out our archive of Seahawker Newsletters.

Notes from Principal Stevens

Principal Post 11-13-2020

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Archived Principal Posts

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WRE Bragging Rights!

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Excellence in Education Award

2019 Healthy Zone Award

Golden Apple Award

National PTA School of Excellence 2018-2020

STARS Teachers of the Year for RISD (Ashley Scott, Ron Crawford)

STAAR Science Distinction in
2018-2019

TBEC Honor Roll

PTA Parent Involvement – School of Excellence

Choir – Top Rating, Most Outstanding Choir 2014

Jump Rope for Heart 2018-2019 raised $32,948

Read for Need: Raised money for our sister school in Socorro, Mexico

Student-led Morning Announcements

100% iPad school

Texas Lone Star Challenge Academic Team Champions 2015 & 2016

Elk Lodge Drug Free Contest
2016-2017

Bot Ball Coding Club

Capturing Kids Hearts Showcase School

Chick Fil-A Partner Student Excellence Award

Healthy Zone School

Crest Counseling Award – 2 Years

NTRC – North Texas Regional Consortium Showcase Tech School

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