Back to School Spirit Gear Sales!

Spirit gear, including cool new shirts, shorts, pajamas, and accessories, will be available for sale in the rotunda the following mornings the first week of school:

  • Friday, August 17
  • Monday, August 20th

Please note that in the Wilchester Press Newsletter, it lists Friday, August 24th as a Spirit Sale day, but we will NOT be selling spirit gear that morning.



Room Parent Sign-Up!

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

Homeroom parents help coordinate volunteers for classroom activities, manage class dues, and act as a general liaison for parents and teachers.  If you would like to voluunteer as the Homeroom Parent for your child’s classroom, please let us know by following the PTA Sign Up Genius below.  You may sign up to be the Homeroom Parent for more than one classroom if you would like!

Please hold the date for the Homeroom Parent Training meeting on August 28th at 9:30am in the Multi-purpose Room.
Thank you for your interest in helping out in your child’s classroom!

Deadline to Sign-Up is Thursday, August 23rd.

Click here for Homeroom Parent Sign-Up


Meet The Teacher 2018!

Meet the Teacher is Wednesday, August 15th from 8:30 – 9:30am!
All students and parents are welcome to stop by their new classroom to meet their teacher for the year!  You will receive information about your child’s teacher by postal mail before the Meet the Teacher event.


Welcome New Families!

New Family Night will be Tuesday, August 14th at 5:00pm at Wilchester Elementary!
If you have children who will be new to Wilchester this year, please attend this informational event.  New 1st through 5th grade students are also welcome at New Family Night so they may participate in orientation activities and be set up with a Wildcat Buddy!  New Pre-K and Kindergarten students will not have programming at New Family Night, but will have the opportunity to visit their classrooms at Meet the Teacher the next morning.

Please help us spread the word!  If you know of a family that will be new to Wilchester, please have them contact one of our Welcome Committee chairs:

Ako Atkinson (
Cassie Greenway (
Darcy Gagnon (
Melissa Treadway (


New Family Night 2018


New Family Night

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

5:00 pm


We are excited that you will be at Wilchester this year!  Please plan to attend this important informational meeting in the Wilchester cafeteria.


Do you have a child going into 1st through 5th grade?

We would love for you to bring your 1st-5th graders to New Family Night, so he/she may participate in orientation activities and be set up with a Wildcat Buddy! A Buddy will be a child at Wilchester who will be in the same grade as your child. The Buddy’s family can also answer any questions you may have about your new school or neighborhood.

If you would like your 1st-5th grade child to have a Wildcat Buddy, please fill out a NEON information slip when you register at the school. You can also email one of the chairs directly before August 8th via the contact information below.

All students (PreK-5th grade) will have an opportunity to meet their teachers and see their classrooms the morning of the school-wide “Meet the Teacher” on Wednesday, August 15th from 8:30-9:30AM after teacher assignments have been issued through the postal mail.

We look forward to meeting your family and welcoming you all to Wilchester!


Ako Atkinson                                        Cassie Greenway                  


Darcy Gagnon                                       Melissa Treadway  


Makerspace Help!

The students have been busy in Makerspace lab creating
Rube Goldberg mazes, catapults, blimps and more!
We are in need of materials such as:
– toilet paper and paper towel rolls
– cardboard boxes
– egg cartons
– scrap wood pieces
– screwdrivers, wrenches
– empty rolls of tape, ribbon, etc…
– bottle caps
– drinking straws…these are in HIGH demand!!!
– packing materials (things that might come inside a box mailed to you)

* really anything you can think of to use for building things! The students are creative and will find a use for it!

Materials can be dropped off in the library.


Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at WCE NEXT WEEK!!!

This will be a great time to stock up on books for camp, vacations, and all your summer reading needs!

We need some volunteers to help set up the book fair on Friday, May 18th and to pack away unpurchased books on Tuesday, May 29th. Please click HEREto sign up.

We also need volunteers to run the cash registers during the book fair. Please click HERE to sign up.

Visit the Book Fair
May 21-25



Our PTA provides many things for our school, students, and staff each year.  A few highlights include:  52 new chrome books, library assistant (2018-2019), teacher appreciation week (lots of yummy treats, goodies, lunches, etc!), and exciting grade level field trips.

Boosterthon is a fundraising program that requires minimal effort from the parents and staff because Boosterthon comes in with their energetic staff to run the show!  In addition to being relatively easy and a very productive fundraiser, it is filled with character building for the kids!  The character theme is Castle Quest where the kids will learn about being brave and being a person of character.  They will learn the following virtues: creativity, focus, life-learner, respect, self awareness and trustworthiness.

In short, Boosterthon will be a 6 day character-building program and school fundraiser that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Monday, May 21st and ends with a Fun Run on Tuesday, May 29th!  Students will be gathering pledges for the laps they complete during the run (30-35 laps) which is held on campus.

There are some grade level volunteer opportunities for the Fun Run on Tuesday, May 29th.  If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at

Thank you for teaming up with us!  If you have any questions, please contact Lara Ryan at


Parents are encouraged to come out and cheer on their “Heroes” during the Fun Run!
8:15-9:15am: Prek, K, and 1st
9:15-10:15am: 4th and 5th
10:15-11:15am: 2nd and 3rd

Click here to see video! 



Spirit T-Shirts

Parents of Current Pre-K through 4th Graders

PTA is glad to be able to provide every student at Wilchester with a spirit t-shirt for nextschool year! This is the shirt that students will wear for field trips and other fun events and is FREE.

We need your HELP to make sure we order the right size for every child!
Please complete the order form found HERE by Friday, May 25th.
* If you will have a prek student at Wilchester for 2018-2019, please fill out sizing information for her/him as well.

We will be using the exact same brand of shirt from this school year, so please use the current field trip shirt (gray with a navy and green flag) to help you determine what size to order!

Youth Shirt Sizes:
XS (2/3) Width 14″, Length 18″
S (4/5) Width 15″, Length 20″
M (6/8) Width 17″, Length 22″
L (10/12) Width 18″, Length 24″

Adult Shirt Sizes:
XS: Width 16.5, Length 26
S: Width 18, Length 28
M: Width 20, Length 29
L: Width 22, Length 30
XL : Width 24, Length 31
XXL: Width 26, Length 32


Ordering School Supplies

Order your School Supplies 2018-2019 school year NOW!

Our online school supplies ordering window is going on now through June 8th. The process is the same as last year- supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom. To order:

1) Go to
2) Enter our school’s account number 92817

Then just follow the directions! Please alert any friends you know who will have children attending WCE next year.

For questions please email Nikki Edwards or Emily Dickey


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.

100% of the children Spring Shadows qualify for free and reduced lunch. For the upcoming school year, Wilchester volunteers will help deliver 500 weekend bags through our partnership with Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack. We are looking for volunteers to pack bags, transport bags and deliver bags to the children in the program.

May Food Focus:Granola Bars

Food donations can be dropped off in the box located in the school’s front lobby.

You can contact Darcy Gagnon ( or
Marty Chapman ( for information on delivering food bags to Spring Shadows Elementary.

For additional information regarding our Sister School program, please contact our 2017-18 chairs:

Marty Chapman and Darcy Martin Gagnon


Help us out on the PTA Standing Committees next year!


We have an awesome PTA at Wilchester.  We need you to help it run smoothly! If you would like to volunteer for a way to be involved in 2018-2019, please check out the opportunities and turn into Laura Minyard.

PTA Committee Interest Form – 2018-2019





Coming November 10th

Shop or dine at City Centre without the hassle of finding a parking space!
We will be auctioning off a reserved parking space at City Centre for one year at the Wilchester Auction in 2018. A quick shopping trip or a fun date night out without the worry of finding a parking space for one whole year will go to the highest bidder on November 10th!

The Auction Committee is off and running on securing donations for the auction but we still need your help! We are accepting auction donations now.
Do you have a weekend home you can donate for a weekend getaway?
Or a contact at the newest, hottest restaurant in town?
Then we want to hear from you!

Are you and your neighbors ready to host an amazing party? Or do you have a can’t-miss item to donate? Or maybe you or your office wants to be a corporate sponsor?

We have the forms for you! Auction 2018 is live and ready for business. All forms, from class parties to sponsorship, can be found at We can’t wait to bring you another memorable evening while raising money for our beloved WCE, but we can’t do it alone!

Like our Facebook Page, Wilchester Auction 2018,
to stay current on all things Auction related.

Click  here to learn more about how to get involved




Box Tops!

BoxTops For Education Logo


Please continue to collect and drop off your Box Tops through the end of the year and even throughout the Summer. We only have two times a school year we can submit for cash so our next time to submit will be in November of this year.  But all Box Tops will be collected and saved by our Box Tops Chair, so don’t throw them away. Drop them off at school or keep them at home in a safe place.

Mrs. Dolan is very thankful for all who participated. She has ordered new seating and is awaiting its arrival. We will do our best to publish a picture of the new seating once it arrives.

Check out a few of the cool chairs the Box Top money bought this year!!!


School Directory

Wilchester student directories were distributed recently. If you ordered one you should have received it by now, so please check your child’s backpack. If you are missing yours or would like to order one, we have some extras of both the regular size ($10) and mini size ($8). Contact Joi Morley for more information:


Yearbook Deadline Extended

Forget to order your yearbook?

Because the fall semester turned out to be a little hectic, yearbook ordering has been reopened until JANUARY 19th. If you still would like to purchase a yearbook, Click here to order.

Upload your photos to the yearbook today!!! 
Turn in photos from fall extracurricular activities and team photos!
Been on a field trip? We want your photos!
Don’t forget to take photos during the winter parties and turn them in!
Click on the yearbook link on the PTA website to upload your photos.


Birthday Marquee

Want your child’s name and birthday displayed on the
outdoor school marquee during their birth month?

We sold spots for 2018 during Family Fun Night. We still have spots remaining for each month. This FRIDAY at NOON, we will send an eBlast out with a signup genius link. If you are interested in purchasing a spot, find your month and sign up! The cost is $75 per spot and must be paid for by check.

The following spots are still available:

January 2018 – 2 spots                May 2018 – 6 spots               September 2018 – 3 spots
February 2018 – 3 spots              June 2018 – 6 spots              October 2018 – 4 spots
March 2018 – 3 spots                  July 2018 – 7 spots                November 2018 – 3 spots
April 2018 – 4 spots                     August 2018 – 4 spots           December 2018 – 4 spots


Yearbook Photos Needed

Yearbook would love to have photos taken during Field Day, Diary of a Whimpy Kid Event, Field Trips, Pumpkin Contest, Classroom Parties, Dads & Donuts, Little Sprouts and Garden lessons, McGruff lessons, or any other special times when you’re up at school and get a good photo of kids having fun while learning! Look for the green camera icon on theWilchester PTA Webpage
to submit your photos to yearbook.

Our yearbook includes a section for extracurricular activities. You can submit team and group photos with ONLY Wilchester students to the yearbook too! We know many kids are involved in activities…we would love to see our Wildcats in action in the yearbook, so submit your photos!



Paw Print Express

What is Paw Print Express?

Paw Print Express (PPE) is the Wilchester Elementary student mail service that allows students to write letters to friends, teachers and other staff members. Parents may also write encouraging letters to their children as well to surprise them.

How does it work?

Each Friday, one classroom (1st – 5th grade) is assigned to assist with PPE delivery. Students make sure the letters are addressed correctly, sort the letters by teacher, provide our own version of Wildcat postage, and then finally deliver them to the appropriate classroom. This activity allows for student to understand mail service in a fun and interactive way.

How can my child write a letter or how can I write a letter to my child?

It’s easy! Click HERE and print off a piece of PPE stationary.   There is PPE stationary located in the front office.  Students can also get paper from classroom teachers or the librarian.

Make sure to fold the piece of paper in half and write who the letter is to(child’s full name and their teacher’s name) as well as who the letter isfrom (parent or child’s name writing letter).

You can place finished letters in the PPE mailbox in the front office, the mailbox located in the library or the mailbox located on the 2nd floor of the school.

For seasonal stationary, see these images:

Lined Theme Paper


Fall Sports

Paw Print Express has added an email account!
Now you, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and far away friends can get in on the fun! They will be printed out weekly and delivered with regular Paw Print mail.

Please be sure to include the following in the email:
To: First & Last Name

For additional information about Paw Print Express,
please contact 2017-2018 Chairs:

Cecilia Elizondo – 
Mariana Diaz – 




Click Here to see different ways to volunteer at Wilchester!

ou 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.