Walk with Wilchester!

JDRF One Walk – October 26th

Did you know that WCE is building a team for the JDRF One Walk planned for the morning of October 26?  JDRF One Walk is a fun, family-friendly event where dedicated walkers, volunteers and sponsors raise money to make living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) safer and healthier, until it is no longer a threat.  Join Mrs. Goodman and many other friends as we show support to our very own WCE Warriors living with T1D!  Click Here to join the Team WCE!


Birthday Book Club

Don’t wait…buy a Birthday Book for your child’s NOVEMBER birthday today!

All books need to be purchased by October 1th to guarantee a school announcement & delivery in November.

Click Here to order from Blue Willow Book


*** Book Covers shown here are some of the 100s of books that have been donated
this year as part of the Birthday Book Club Program ***


SBEF Totally 80’s Gala

This year’s Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) Gala will be Saturday, November 9th at 7pm at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.  The theme is “Totally 80’s” and it will be such a fun event!

As the cost of education our children continues to rise, the support that SBEF provides SBISD is critical.  With your generous support of the 2019 Totally 80’s Gala, you are making a significant difference in the lives of students and teachers through the district and contributing to the success of the whole community.

If you are interested in attending or helping underwrite the 2019 SBEF Gala and supporting the wonderful work that SBEF does for our schools and district, please CLICK HERE.


October Library Events

We NEED your help to make the fun events in the library run smoothly!  Thank you in advance for donating your time!

 – Help collect Storybook Pumpkins on Monday, October 21st.  You will get the pumpkins ready for our school-wide vote by arranging them on tables and placing ballot bags by each pumpkin.  It’s a great way to check out all the WCE creativity!  Click Here to help with Storybook Pumpkins.


Book Fair

Get Ready Wilchester!

It’s time for our Fall Scholastic Book Fair!  Come visit the Library from October 21-October 25 from 7:30am-3:30pm and October 26 from 10:00am-4:00pm.  We encourage you or loved ones to come to school during lunch or recess to shop with your child.  The children will also have a chance to go to the book fair during the week with their class.  This is the perfect opportunity to add some new books to your library, donate books to classrooms, or get in some early holiday shopping.

Don’t forget to set up an eWallet account – it makes shopping at the book fair so easy!  This is a great alternative to sending cash and lets you set a spending limit.  Plus it’s free to set up, provides immediate funds, and returns unused funds back to your card.  Find our school at scholastic.com/fair to set up an account for your child.

We need help to make this event possible!  Please consider signing up for shifts below  This is a fun and easy way to volunteer directly with the students.

Set-up/Tear-down Volunteer Sign-Up

Cashier Volunteer Sign-Up



Sister School Program

We Need Your Help! – Coats and Undies Drive Starts October 1st!

This month we are collecting some much-needed items for our sister school, Spring Shadows Elementary.  Their principal has expressed these specific needs, and we can meet these needs with your help.

Please consider sending the following during the month of October:

  • NEW Underwear for 5-8 year-olds
  • NEW Socks for 5-12 year-olds
  • New or Gently-Used Coats for 5-12 year-olds

This is a great opportunity to work together as a WCE family to support a need that is close to home.  We are so grateful for the help of this supportive and caring community!

Additionally, 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.

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)


Math & Reading Stars

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

The Math and Reading Stars program begins in October and runs through April.  It helps encourage your 1st-5th grade child to practice and reinforce important math and reading skills.  It’s also a great opportunity to earn medals while learning!

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

Questions? Contact challie.sherril@gmail.com


Blessings in a Backpack

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

October Food Focus: Tomato Sauce (8 oz. cans)

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 them in the Blessings box.

Do you have an hour to spare on Friday morning? Sign up to deliver Blessings in a Backpack to our Sister School, Spring Shadows Elementary.


Don’t have Fridays open?  There are SO many ways to help Spring Shadows.  Stay tuned or contact Marty Chapman at rickmart@earthlin.net.


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)


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!


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.