Congratulations Art Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our Wilchester Wildcat District Reflection Contest winners!

The following students have advanced from the District level to State:
  • Lyana Yu for Visual Arts
  • Micah Edison for Literature
  • Avery Treadway & Brooke Davis for Dance Choreography
  • Cassandra Lovering for Music Composition
A big thank you to our 2019-20 Reflections PTA chairs Hayley Leichtenberg and Jenny Wells for all your hard work!


Announcement from the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee would like to respectfully submit the following names for consideration for the 2020-2021 Wilchester Elementary School PTA Executive Board. We will vote to approve this slate at the PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 11th.

President: Lisa Bown
1st VP Ways & Means: Sara Skelton
2nd VP Programs: Melissa Treadway
3rd VP Communications: Courtney Squillante
Treasurer: Tabatha Urech
Reporting Secretary: Wendy Swantkowski
Parliamentarian: Courtney Robertson
Corresponding Secretary:  Julie Carnett

Nominating Committee
Laura Minyard – Chair
Mary Celano
Kaley Garin
Alex Luton
Brooke Luz
Melanie Saunders



SBEF Golf Classic


Mark your Calendar! Registration Info Coming Soon.


Carnival Tickets

Carnival Ticket Sales have begun!

Pre-Order your tickets now and avoid the lines. Pre-Orders will be available until Friday, March 13th.   Click here to order now!

Wristbands (to ride inflatables and trikes): $12
Food and Game (only tickets will be accepted for food and games): $1
Prize Drawing: 2 for $1
Lanyards (keeps your tickets secure): $3

If you buy 100 Food and Game tickets, a family of four should be able to eat dinner and play an average of 5-8 games.

Any questions, please contact Mimi Hamilton, mimi_e@msn.com or Gretchen Montalbo, ggmontalbo@yahoo.com.


Go Texan Day!

Dust off your boots for Go Texan Day on Feb. 28th!

Mosey on over to the gym on Friday, February 28th, for Go Texan Day in Health Fitness! Support Wilchester Elementary Health Fitness students by attending Go Texan Day during the times listed for specific grade level specials times. Participants… prepare to line dance!

Due to the large number of people expected in the special’s back hallway, kindly enter the gym from the entrance nearest the cafeteria doors after our young participants have entered the gym.  Please RSVP here!

*This is such a fun event that is heavily attended, but with limited space, so please do not pull out siblings from other grades at WCE to watch. Please also leave strollers in the hallway outside of the gym to ensure enough room for everyone*

Kindergarten: 1:15 – 2:05
1st Grade: 8:15 – 9:05
2nd Grade: 9:05 – 9:55
3rd Grade: 2:05 – 2:55
4th Grade: 10:40 – 11:30
5th Grade: 11:30-12:20



Kindergarten 2020-21 Round-Up

Kindergarten Roundup is Coming!
Thursday, March 12th
1:15pm in the Multi-Purpose Room

Join us for Kindergarten Roundup, an informational meeting about our kindergarten program.  If you know someone who will have a kindergarten student here at Wilchester in the fall, please share this information with them!



2020-2021 Budget Survey

The PTA Needs Your Ideas!
Our PTA reviews our budget each year to ensure we are spending our valuable donations in accordance with donor wishes and the school’s needs. We appreciate your input as we think through the best way to allocate funding for next year!  Please go to the link below to submit your budget input.  Your ideas, thoughts, and suggestions are welcome!

Don’t forget to submit your suggestions by Tuesday, March 3rd!

CLICK HERE to Submit Budget Input


Remember to Complete Math & Reading Stars

Star_KidsCalling all 1st-5th Graders: Do you want to be a Star?

The Math and Reading Stars program is in full swing! The program helps encourage your 1st – 5th grade child to practice important skills! Each student that earns 24 stars in math or reading (or both!) by mid-April will receive a medal for his/her extra work. Medals are given out at the end of the school year!

Color in a star on the math or reading worksheet when your child completes:

  • 30 minutes of extra math practice (Check out the PTA website link below for online tools that students can use to practice!)
  • 1 hour of extra reading beyond what is expected for his/her grade level

Be on the lookout for information in an upcoming “Friday Folder” or here.

Questions? Contact challie.sherril@gmail.com


Hoops School – Spring and Summer


**Hoops School Co-Ed Basketball Training**

OUR SPRING SCHEDULE is Here and Summer Registration opens soon!  Register now for spring or click for more info on summer! https://hoops-school.com/schedule/


Carnival Inflatables

Would you or your business be interested in sponsoring a Carnival Inflatable?  See the forms below for more information or to donate.

Donation Letter

Booth & Inflatable Sponsorship

Questions?  Contact Michelle Logan


School Bell Award

WCE PTA 2020 School Bell Award Nominee, Jill Sherrill!

Mrs. Sherrill was nominated for her dedication to her students and love of teaching. She invests significant time and energy in getting to know her students and sees each child for who they are and their full potential. A repeated praise from parents who have been touched by her class is Mrs. Sherrill’s ability to provide personalized attention and to customize each interaction with her students.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination!



Carnival Raffle Prizes needed!

Prize Drawing Donations Needed!

We need your help to collect over 400 prize drawing items for “The Greatest Show on Earth” Carnival 2020!  Toys, games, gifts, decor items, tickets, and poolside/outdoor activities are all great!  Need ideas?  Go to the Amazon WishList to get ideas and items to purchase.

Have something else you would like to contribute?  Contact Holly brannon at hollyLbrannon@gmail.com with any questions or see the forms below:

Family Donation Form

General Donation Form

In Kind Donation

Donations are now being accepted at the Brannon home – 13714 Tosca Lane.


Science Fair

The Wilchester Science Fair is an annual event for 1st through 5th graders!  4th and 5th grade students can choose to complete a project individually or with a partner. For 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students, the science fair is a class project and will be organized by the class science fair volunteer.
Key Dates for the 2020 Science Fair for 4th and 5th Graders:
  • Thursday, Jan. 23rd (8am): Additional Parent Information Session
  • Monday, Feb. 3rd: Deadline to submit sign-up sheets to homeroom teachers
  • Wednesday, Mar. 4th: Science Fair project display and judging at Wilchester
  • Wednesday, Mar. 11th: Science Fair Award Ceremony and Celebration (3:15-4pm after school)

We can’t wait to see the science skills and creativity of our students!

Questions? Please contact one of our Science Fair Chairs: Katerina Lecerf (wilchestersciencefair@gmail.com)


Birthday Marquee

Sign up now  for JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH 2020 Wilchester Marquee birthdays!

It is $75/birthday to have your child’s name on the marquee, and there are 15 spots per month.

The remainder of 2020 and 2021 birthday spots will be sold at Carnival in March.

Questions?  Contact Courtney Robertson.


Sister School Program

If you have an extra hour to spare on Friday mornings, please sign up to help us deliver Blessings in a Backpack to students at Spring Shadows Elementary.  We deliver almost 700 bags every week!


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.

This month’s Food Focus is Boxed Mac & Cheese (7.25 oz).  Please drop off donations to the box in the WCE foyer.

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

Marty Chapman (rickmart@earthlink.net) , TK Harrison (tk@coobomedia.com), Liz Spradling (liz.spradling@gmail.com)


Morning Movers meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays!

Morning Movers meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:25 – 7:45am.  Meet on the hardtop for fun music, and from there the students will start walking, jogging, or running!  Students’ mileage is tracked, with a fun goal of collectively covering enough miles to make it to Disneyland by the end of the school year!

Morning Movers is open to all 1st – 5th Graders

Questions?  Please contact Jenn Whalen at jenniverswhalen@yahoo.com or Teri Howell at olsontco@yahoo.com.


Volunteer for Lunch Helper Duty!

Sign Up to be a Wilchester Lunch Duty Helper!

Let’s support our teachers by covering Lunch Duty once per month on Teacher Appreciation days.  By volunteering to be a Lunch Duty helper, you are allowing each grade level to have one day per month when they can eat together as a team.  Please sign up by clicking on the link below:

CLICK HERE to volunteer!
Questions: Contact Sara Long (sara-long@att.net)


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!



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.

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