Nathan Hale Author Visit

Order Nathan Hale Books by THIS SUNDAY!

Nathan Hale is Coming to Wilchester!
Author/illustrator Nathan Hale will visit the students in 3rd- 5th grade on
Thursday, Oct. 25th
to share his experiences with the writing process and the newest book in the Hazardous Tales series, Lafayette!  The series presents history’s craziest stories as graphic novels.

If you would like to buy a signed copy of one of his books, please purchase at the link below by Sunday, Oct. 14th.  There are FIVE titles to choose from and all are fantastic!

SPIRAL Parents, students will return a few minutes early from SPIRAL to be a part of the author visit.


Walk for the Cure!

JDRF One Walk


Did you know we have 2 students here at Wilchester living with Type 1 Diabetes? Come join us for the annual JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) walk on Nov 3 at NRG stadium at 9:30am.

Many kiddos have been participating in morning movers or the after school run club. Come join Team Wilchester (headed by Jennifer Whalen and Paula Baker) at the JDRF walk – it is a neat way to see them get active for a great cause since two of their classmates have Type 1 Diabetes. What a great way to give back and get exercise!!

CLICK HERE to register with our WCE group!

There will be tons of activities for kids- petting zoo, bounce houses, Home Depot building station, food, etc.

Any donation is appreciated and please don’t feel any pressure- we would just like to see them supporting their classmates!!


October Volunteer Opportunities!

Sign Up to Volunteer at Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair raises valuable funds for our library and we need your help to make it a success! Please consider volunteering to setup, take down, or work an hour during the week of Oct. 22 – 26. 

You’ll enjoy watching the kids shop for their favorite books and discover new ones!

Volunteer to Set Up/Take Down

Volunteer to be a Book Fair Cashier


Help Out at Field Day!

Please sign up to work at a station for our annual Field Day on Friday, Oct. 26th!  It’s a fun way to see your Wildcats run, play, and have fun with friends!

Volunteer at Field Day!



Get Moving with Morning Movers!

2nd/3rd Grade Movers: Tuesday mornings 

4th/5th Grade Movers: Thursday mornings 

Join us from 7:25-7:45am on the Wilchester track to get moving – it’s okay to join if you come a little late!    We need help during Morning Movers!  Please sign up with the link below if you’re able to help for 20 minutes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Volunteer with Morning Movers!




Muffins with Dr. Muri


Auction Tickets on Sale NOW!


Her Majesty’s Secret Service invites you to spend an evening raising funds for our beloved Wilchester Elementary School, while sharing a martini, shaken, not stirred, with other secret agents and mystery women.

Join us November 10th at 6:00 pm at The Westin Houston, Memorial City. License to Bid includes dinner, silent auction, big board, live auction, raffle items, games, late night food and entertainment.

Tickets on sale online CLICK HERE!

Bond together for a great cause! License to Bid General Admission tickets are $100 per person and include dinner, silent auction, big board, live auction, raffle items, games, late night food and entertainment. Tables seat 10 and you can request your tablemates when purchasing tickets or can request to be seated with other guests from your grade level.
You will need to register with 501 Auctions before you can purchase tickets!

This registration will allow you to purchase raffle tickets, as well as tickets for the wine pull, grab bags, and the heads or tails game. All are available for purchase today! When purchasing tickets, you may choose to cover the credit card fees associated with your purchase that would be charged to the PTA.


Odyssey of the Mind

Attention Kings and Queens of Creativity, Problems Solvers Large and Small and Out of the Box Thinkers, Leaders and Team Players: Odyssey of the Mind at Wilchester Might be Right for YOU!

Interested Wilchester Students and Parents are invited to an Odyssey of the Mind information session and to meet other interested families on Thursday, September 27th, from 5-6PM in the library. We will explain the process, timeline and current team formations at WCE, and answer any questions you may have. It will be a great opportunity to meet other interested families and assess coaching opportunities

Our Regional Odyssey leaders are also hosting a more general information session : Houston Region Awareness meeting for Parents and Teachers on Saturday September 29th, from 1 to 3 pm, at the Awty International School, 7455 Awty School Lane. No rsvp necessary. You will learn why students are begging to join a team. It is a fun, educational way to learn how to solve problems. “The sport that isn’t a sport…”

Please contact Elizabeth Lovering Elizabeth_munro@hotmail.com for more information, or if you can’t make the meeting, but want to join a team or coach.


VIP Auction Tickets On Sale NOW!


For Your Eyes Only: VIP tickets on sale NOW!

Exclusive access for only 40 couples to arrive at “License to Bid” one hour early and bid on the coveted “will definitely sell out” parties. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres served from 5-6 pm. VIPs will have early access to the Wine Pull and Grab Bags, and will have their own private bar and live football games in the exclusive Goldfinger VIP Lounge. Price also includes two tickets to the auction. Don’t miss out!

To purchase VIP tickets, go to https://501auctions.com/wce007/tickets?type=17816

You will need to register with the site before you can purchase the tickets. This registration will also allow you to purchase raffle tickets, bid on items, make an event donation, all things License to Bid as soon as everything goes live.


Enter the 2018-19 Reflections Contest!

Enter the PTA Reflections Contest!

This year’s theme: “Heroes around me”


Write a story                

Make a video

Write an essay            

Do a dance

Make a drawing        

Take a photo

Write a poem

Make music                                                                             


Details online https://www.txpta.org/reflections-participation

Deadline is Friday, October 19, 8:00am WCE Library

Questions? Contact Beth Sweeney lizzycs@yahoo.com or Jerita Burreson jbalikburreson@gmail.com


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.




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.


Spirit Gear Orders

Our spirit gear was so popular that we’ve sold out of many items! We will be re-ordering this week, so if you have not completed an order form, and want to purchase sold-0ut items, please contact one of our Spirit Sales chairs below by Wednesday, August 22nd to place your order.

Katie Bahrami (kate.bahrami@gmail.com)

Laura Fletcher (laura.fletcher2@gmail.com)


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.



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 www.wilchesterpta.org/fundraising/auction/. 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