Jan
19

Art Museum Penny Drive

Jan
19

2021-2022 PTA Board Nominations

 

We Need Your Input for the 2021-2022 PTA Board!

We need your valuable input as we choose officers for next year’s PTA Board!  Please give careful consideration to who you believe would best serve Wilchester and submit your nominations at THIS LINK.  You may submit as many nominations as you would like.  Nominations are anonymous!  Your name and the information you share is kept private.  You’re welcome to share as much or as little information about your nominee as you would like to – nominating someone only takes a few minutes!

We request nominations for the following positions:

PTA President  –  VP of Programs  –  VP of Ways and Means  –  VP of Communications  –  Treasurer  –  Secretary  –  Corresponding Secretary 

Thank you from the nominating committee:   Courtney Robertson (chair), Kimberley DeLaat, Emily Dunlap, Cimarron Evans, Julia Hampton, and Jennifer Money

Jan
13

Paw Print Express

 

There will be more opportunities this semester to write Paw Print Express letters to your children, teachers and other staff. On the following dates, the PPE mailbox will be placed outside of the school for anyone who would like to write letters.

January 21
February 18
March 25
April 15
May 20

Please only place letters in the mailbox. Click here and print off a sheet of PPE stationary. Please make sure to fold your letter in half and write the recipient (child’s full name and their teacher’s name) as well as the sender (parent or child’s name writing letter). Place the letter inside the PPE mailbox, and we will do the rest!

If you are unable to visit the school on the designated day, you may email your letter to wcepawprintexpress@gmail.com. Now you, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and far away friends can get in on the fun! They will be printed out on the designated day and delivered with regular Paw Print mail.

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

For additional information about Paw Print Express, please contact 2020-2021 Chairs:
D’Lisia Bergeron- dlisia@yahoo.com
Emily Raines- emazey86@gmail.com
Lacee Osteen- laceeosteen@gmail.com

Jan
12

Budget Survey

Each year the PTA reviews the budget process to ensure we’re spending donations in accordance with donor wishes and Wilchester needs. This is accomplished through our PTA budget survey, and we need to hear from you!

We’d like your suggestions for ways to enhance the school environment. Items funded in prior years based on survey results include:

• Technology
• Capital Improvements
• Enrichment Programs
• Staff and Classroom Support

Every idea is reviewed for feasibility by school personnel and the at-large budget committee members. Only those suggestions that are viable and in alignment with Wilchester and PTA goals are considered.

Please complete this form below with your name, email and survey suggestion. We’ll let you know the outcome of your submission before the survey is issued.

Thank you,
Budget Survey Team

Jan
12

School Bell Award Winner!

The PTA is pleased to announce the ’20-’21 School Bell Award winner is our amazing librarian Teresa Dolan!

Ms. Dolan is an extraordinary advocate for students, literacy and the purposes of the PTA!

 

Jan
06

Wilchester Pre-K 2021-2022

Pre-K Lottery 2021-2022

The time is here!

January 6-28              Parents sign up for WCE lottery (proof of residency is required)

January 29                 Lottery drawing (via Zoom @ 9:00am)

February 1-26           Preregistration of lottery winners (preregistration & $50 fee required)

March 1-31                Parents of children on waiting list contacted for preregistration (preregistration & $50 fee required)                     

July/August 2021      Registration begins (Note: Registration is in addition to preregistration)

 

Click here for information sheet.

Click here for registration form.

Dec
29

STEMFest

RSVP for STEMFest

Click Here!

The STEMfest Grab & Go is an event you don’t want to miss! Please let us know if you’d like to pick-up a STEMfest activity bag at our drive-thru on the evening of Friday February 5th by submitting a RSVP.

 

STEMfest has been “reimagineered” to provide families with a bag full of fun, brain- stimulating activities and challenges for you to try at home. There will be opportunities to share your completed projects for prizes and more!

 

Keep an eye out for more information on grab & go times, SURPRISES, and how to complete and compete in challenges

 

Dec
27

SBEF Style Show

Dec
27

SBEF Clay Tournament

 

Monday, February 8, 2021

Sep
04

Birthday Book Club

 

The Birthday Book Club is a great way to honor birthdays at Wilchester and enhance our school library!

If you choose to participate in this program, visit our online wishlist at Blue Willow Bookshop and select a book your child would enjoy. It is fine to purchase a book elsewhere, but please look at the wish list for ideas.

All Birthday Books will receive a special label inside the book cover, the recipients will get a shout out on the morning announcements, and they will be the first to read the new books. When the recipients are finished reading, the books will be returned to the library for others to enjoy (once library check out becomes available).

We will begin delivering the first round of Birthday Books in October.  Please have books ordered by September 15th to guarantee an October delivery. This allows us time to receive the books, process them in the library system, and “quarantine” them before delivery.

If your child’s birthday was over the summer or is in September, feel free to celebrate them at any time during the school year!

Questions? Contact Cassie Greenway (cassie.greenway@gmail.com) or Leslie Valentine (leslievalentine@hotmail.com)

Sep
01

Make it Rain Campaign

Make It Rain Campaign

 

Amazon Smile:  0.5% of eligible purchases.  Judging by the number of Amazon trucks in the neighborhood this number should be huge!!! You must sign up from EACH device (phone/tablet/desktop). Sign your friends and family up too!

How to turn on AmazonSmile in the mobile app:

  1. Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰).
  2. Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ under ‘Programs and Features’
  3. Search for ‘Wilchester Elementary PTA’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone (you must do this for each device).

From a web browser:

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
  3. Search for “Wilchester Elementary PTA”
  4. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com and remember to shop through the link!

Randall’s Good Neighbor: 1% of total eligible purchases. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and/or a Good Neighbor card.

  1. Visit: https://www.randalls.com/yourstore/good-neighbor.html
  2. Our Good Neighbor ID is 5215 or search Wilchester Elementary PTA
  3. You can also email changes to an existing account to good.neighbor@randalls.com.

Kroger Community Rewards: 1% of total eligible purchases.  New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a Rewards card.

  1. Visit http://www.kroger.com.
  2. Search for WILCHESTER ELEMENTARY PTA either by name or AF975 and then click Enroll.