Aug
13

WCE Big Form

Introducing the new WCE Big Form!
The new Wilchester Big Form is now live! Click on the link below to join the PTA, order printed directories, and contribute to our Family Donations Campaign all in one form!

Big Forms are due September 6th, so fill one out today!

Questions? Contact wilchesterptapresident@gmail.com

CLICK HERE for the WCE Big Form

Aug
12

Pre-K and Kindergarten Author Visit

We are excited to offer our Pre-K and Kinder students an amazing author/illustrator opportunity on September 5th. Thanks to Blue Willow Bookshop, we will be hosting New York Times bestselling creators Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley-Newton as they share their experiences as writer and illustrator of their picture book, The King of Kindergarten.

Please consider supporting Blue Willow by purchasing an autographed book as a keepsake from this event. Book orders are open to anyone in the school – not just Pre-K and Kinder. If you would like to purchase a book for someone in a different grade, or to give one as a gift, you can list the name of your child’s teacher and the books will be delivered to them on the afternoon of the 5th.

Please use the following link: https://www.bluewillowbookshop.com/school-visits-derrick-barnes-and-vanessa-brantley-newton

Aug
12

Membership Toolkit Directory – Formerly My School Anywhere

My School Anywhere is now Membership Toolkit! We are excited to partner with Membership Toolkit for our online directory starting with the 2019-2020 school year.

Current Families, log on to https://wilchesterpta.membershiptoolkit.com to make updates.  You will need to create a new account if you do not already have an account with Membership Toolkit from another organization.

New Families, if you are new to the school or if your last child at WCE graduated and you are now enrolling another sibling that has never attended WCE:

1)Visit https://wilchesterpta.membershiptoolkit.com.

2) Follow the directions to set up your Membership Toolkit account.  Once you are approved, you will enter your Parent/Family and Student Information.  Be sure to add your child’s teacher name as well.

3)Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.

Please download the Membership Toolkit app for your iPhone or Android. The My School Anywhere app will no longer work as of September 30th and will not be updated with 2019-2020 information.

Information must be completed by Friday, September 6th!

Aug
12

Sister School Program

We Need Your Help!

Our Sister School, Spring Shadows Elementary, has ongoing needs for the Blessing in a Backpack program. Blessings in a Backpack is a weekend food program for children at risk of going hungry. Wilchester helps by collecting food donations each month and by delivering bags to students at Spring Shadows every Friday.

Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack will continue collecting monthly Food Focus items throughout the year. The collection box is located in the front foyer, and the donated food items help offset the cost of the Blessings bags.

August food focus: Canned tuna and chicken
September food focus: Oatmeal (individually packaged)

We are also collecting CAN OPENERS. Blessings in a Backpack often provides canned food items, and we want to make sure families have a way of opening them. Please drop in the Blessings box.

Blessings in a Backpack deliveries will begin after Labor Day. Be on the lookout for the sign up.

For additional information regarding our Sister School program, please contact our 2019-20 chairs:

Marty Chapman (rickmart@earthlink.net) , TK Harrison (tk@coobomedia.com), Heather Braniff (heatherg132000@yahoo.com)

Aug
11

Room Parent Sign-Up

Interested in being a Homeroom Parent for Your Child’s Classroom?

Homeroom Parents are responsible for coordinating volunteers for the classroom, managing class dues and acting as a general liaison for parents and teachers for the class.

If more than two parents volunteer, names will be drawn to determine the homeroom parents. Homeroom parent training coffee is August 27th at 9:30 in the Faculty Meeting Room.

Deadline to Sign-Up is Thursday, August 22nd.

Click here for Homeroom Parent Sign-Up

Aug
01

Yearbook Orders


2019 – 2020 Yearbooks are on sale now!!

Please click Here to order your yearbook from Balfour.

Yearbooks are $35 until December 1st!  The price increases to $40 on December 2nd.  Don’t delay – order today!

Mar
30

Garden

Help Us Set Up for Garden Lessons!

Our amazing Garden Educator visits Wilchester twice each month to teach our students about the garden.  We need your help to set up and take down for these garden lesson days!

If it’s your first time helping and you aren’t sure what to do, please email our Garden chairs and they will be glad to help you. (fae.cohen@comcast.net or kerthc@gmail.com)

CLICK HERE for Garden Set Up and Take Down

Feb
05

Volunteer Opportunities!

Looking to volunteer in 2019? Don’t forget to click on the “Volunteer Now” box located on the right side of the website! There are so many volunteer opportunities available – Recycling, Lunch Duty, Garden and more!

Recycling Sign Up

Lunch Duty Sign Up

Garden Sign Up

Blessings in a Backpack Sign Up

Morning Movers Sign Up

Jan
31

Auction Parties Available!

Miss out on buying a party at Auction?? You are in luck, we still have a limited number of tickets available to select parties. From pre-parties for incoming Pre-K’ers to celebrating Octoberfest with neighborhood friends, there are a variety of parties with spots still available. See the attached flyer for more information. The website is no longer online, but party tickets can be purchased by writing a check to the Wilchester PTA. Questions about a specific party? Contact the party contact listed on the flyer.

CLICK HERE for the available party flier!

Nov
05

Kroger Community Rewards!

Kroger logo
Wilchester PTA is now registered for Community Rewards through the Kroger Rewards Card!  This means every time you shop at Kroger and use your Rewards card, WCE PTA will receive a percentage of what you spend.  All participants must first register our school with your Rewards card.
Go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com and log in.  If you do not have a log in you can easily create one, it only takes a few seconds.  Then search for Wilchester PTA or input our number, AF975.  That’s it!  Your card is now active!  Just use your Kroger Card each time you shop and to help benefit Wilchester!

 

Aug
28

Randall’s Good Neighbor Program

Did you know that shopping at Randall’s can earn money for our school? Wilchester earns significant “free” income dollars from all of the families supporting Wilchester with the Randall’s “Good Neighbor Program”.  When you shop and swipe your Randalls Card, a percentage of your bill will be automatically donated back to Wilchester.  Click here to print a Good Neighbor Program form.  Simply fill it out and submit it to the Courtesy Booth at your local Randalls.

Aug
27

Volunteer

 

You need to register to a volunteer through SBISD to be able to volunteer at the school and in the classroom. Please do this by October 1st. Click here to register to volunteer with SBISD. This needs to be redone every year. If you plan to volunteer at multiple schools in SBISD, you can check the boxes for each school on the same application.
You can join Wilchester PTA by clicking here. This also needs to be renewed every school year.

Apr
03

Auction

The PTA holds an Auction every other year.  The 2019-2020 school year will not be an Auction year.