Blessings in a Backpack

Please join us for our monthly Blessings in a Backpack bag assembly on Thursday, February 22nd at 9:30 at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church (Palmer Hall). Preschool children are welcome!

Wilchester volunteers deliver over 600 weekend food bags to our sister school, Spring Shadows Elementary every Friday. We need YOUR help in assembling the bags.

Contact Marty Chapman: rickmart@earthlink.net or
Darcy Gagnon:


Go Texan Day!

Yeehaw! Go Texan Day is this Friday, February 23rd

For Go Texan Day, students can dress up in their western wear, but it is not required and there’s no need to buy anything new if they do not have a costume. It’s a good idea to wear their boots and cowboy hat to Health Fitness this week to practice in before the performance. If students want to change into their boots to practice, please ask them to change in their classrooms before coming to Health/Fitness.

Families are invited to attend the square dancing show in the gym
during grade level health/fitness times.

2nd Grade: 8:05-8:55
1st Grade: 8:55 – 9:45
Kinder: 9:45 – 10:35
3rd Grade: 12:25 – 1:15
4th Grade: 1:15 – 2:05
5th Grade: 2:05 – 2:55

Don’t forget your camera for some cute rodeo photos!


Science Fair

We are so excited for Science Fair next week.  We have received video submission forms and the judges are reviewing them prior to Science Fair. If you had any difficulties submitting the form, please email 2018wcesciencefair@gmail.com to ensure your child’s project is included.

Please bring the physical display boards to our check-in before school next Thursday, March 1st 7:30-7:55 am

1st-3rd grade classroom projects  are in the grade level hallways. 

Click here HERE for the science fair informational packet for grades 4-5.

4th-5th grades Doughnut Party and Award Ceremony: Friday, March 2nd, 7:30-8:30am

For more information, please contact the Science Fair Chairs,
Linda Hui, Elizabeth Lovering and Irina Gibson, at









Give Blood

Wilchester Elementary School BLOOD DRIVE
Friday, March 2nd

To schedule an appointment:

  1. Click on underlined link below
    Wilchester Elementary School
    Friday, 03/02/2018 (07:30 am – 11:30 am)
    13618 St. Marys Ln
    Donor Coach
    Houston, TX 77079
  2. Click on an available timeslot.
  3. Login to your Digital Donor account.
  4. If you don’t already have an account, create one now. You don’t need a Donor ID to register. The information you enter has to match the information we have for you in the system if you’ve donated in the past.
  5. Confirm your appointment.

For help or additional questions, contact Lisa Hodges at lhodges@giveblood.org.

Commit for Life members who keep their scheduled appointment will earn additional Commit for Life points.


Art Show


Wilchester Garden

On Saturday, March 3, from 9-11am, why not take a stroll through the Wilchester Garden and admire the kids’ talent?

We’ll have Urban Harvest members and other expert community gardeners on hand to answer questions and help you with your garden troubles. The kids are currently growing red cabbage, broccoli, strawberries, lettuce sprouts and potatoes. Tomatoes will be added next week!

Will You Help?
We’ll also conduct a garden clean up. Sign up here to help out.

Click here to check out the day your kids are in the garden and sign up for a spot!
Or help out with the watering by clicking here


2017 SBISD Good Neighbor

Wilchester Elementary PTA is proud to be recognized as a
2017 SBISD Good Neighbor!

The SBISD Good Neighbor program celebrates and recognizes corporations, local businesses, government entities, non-profits, faith-based organizations, educational institutions and individuals who complete 3 or more strategic activities in support of SBISD or The Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) in a school year.


Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Let’s Kick Off Carnival Season with a Chick-fil-A Spirit Night. Come to the Memorial and Dairy Ashford location anytime between 3 and 8pm onWednesday, February 28th. Let’s do it for the home team. Go Team Wilchester and the Wilchester Madness Carnival!

Don’t forget to put your receipts in the Spirit Night Boxes or tell the drive thru staff.


Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Wilchester’s
Teacher of the Year – Lisa Davis!

Lisa Davis is our Instructional Specialist, but in reality, she does just about everything at Wilchester! She works with all of the teachers, staff and students. Lisa Davis was nominated for this award by her colleagues, as well as parents at the school. She had been in the classroom for many years before joining us at Wilchester a few years ago. We are fortunate to have her working at Wilchester every day!


Box Tops!

BoxTops For Education Logo

Box Tops Contest ends THIS FRIDAYFebruary 16th!

Who will win?
February 5-16 – First-Ever, Grade-Level Box Tops Contest

February 5-16 bring your Box Tops for our contest. Box Tops will be counted throughout a two-week period and the grade with the most Box Tops will win extra time in the Library beyond their regularly scheduled time. Kids will also have their names read over morning announcements for supporting the program. All money goes to Mrs. Dolan to support the Library.

Easy ways to submit”

–Use the Box Top collection sheet sent home in your child’s recent Tuesday Folder
–Or submit in Ziploc bags of 50 and write with a Sharpie pen and write 50 on the bag or if less than 50 write the exact amount in the bag
–Do not submit any expired Box Tops
–Make sure date shows/do not cut off date
–Turn them into grade-level boxes in the Library OR to your teacher

Look for a collection sheet to be sent home in the Jan. 30th Tuesday Folder with directions. You can also submit in Ziploc baggies. It’s easy and every Box Top adds up to Big Bucks. Mrs. Dolan is using all funds to buy extra fun seating for the kids in the Library.

Support your school, your library, and your grade!

Print off a collection sheet HERE.

To help our Box Tops Chairman, please do the following:

–Cut your Box Tops and turn them in in Ziploc bags of 50 and use a marker to write 50 on the bag
–If your amount is less than 50 simply write the exact number in the bag if not 50
–Or the best way to turn in Box Tops is to use a collection sheet found by Googling “Box Tops for Education Collection Sheets.” Pasting them on the collection sheets is the easiest way for our Chairman to count and submit the Box Tops.
–Please do not submit any expired Box Tops!


Carnival Tickets

Wilchester Madness Carnival Ticket Sales have begun!

Pre-Order your tickets now and avoid the lines. Pre-Orders will be available until Friday, March 9th (the Friday BEFORE Spring Break). https://cwsclients.wufoo.com/forms/2018-carnival-ticket-sales-order-form/

Wristbands (to ride inflatables and trikes): $12
Food and Game (only tickets will be accepted for food and games): $1
Prize Drawing (you can start bidding on Wednesday 3/21 on awesome prizes): 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, Lara Ryan, beauandlara@comcast.net, or Gretchen Montalbo, ggmontalbo@yahoo.com.



Coming November 10th

Click  here to learn more about how to get involved



21 Day Challenge

21- Day  Healthy Snacking Challenge for Kids
The Healthy Snacking Challenge has been discussed with the Health-Fitness classes. This challenge encourages students to get into the kitchen and make their own fruit and veggie snack creations. We encourage families to take the challenge together while developing life-long healthy eating habits, one snack at a time.

This week: 
* Parents, visit www.kids-teach.com to sign your child up for the challenge.

Starting Monday, January 29th:
*  Create Healthy snacks – think of your own or use the recipe guides provided on the site or in the booklet students received from Health-Fitness class.
*  Write down snacks on the snacking log
* Turn in your snacking log at the end of the 21 days.


School Bell Award

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for Wilchester‘s School Bell Nominee.This year our custodian, Ms. Sara, was chosen as our nominee!
Staff and parents nominated Sara because of her hard work and devotion to our school. She helps PTA so much behind the scenes – many of our events would not be possible without her! She works tirelessly to keep Wilchester looking great day in and day out.
We are fortunate to have her at our school!


PTA Executive Board

The Nominating Committee would like to respectfully submit the following names
for consideration of the 2018- 2019 Wilchester Elementary PTA Executive Board.
We will vote to approve this slate at the March 7th PTA meeting.

President:   Laura Minyard

1st VP Ways & Means:   Cristi Hicks

2nd VP Programs:   Shira Lonsford

3rd VP Communications:   Courtney Robertson

Treasurer:   Kirstin D’Amico

Secretary:   Kristin Broussard

Parliamentarian:   Leslie Valentine

Corresponding Secretary:   Melanie Ham

 2018 Nominating Committee:

Maida Long- Chair
Karen Granda
Shelly Howard
Rachel Kapoor
Sara Oliver
Danielle Wall


Kinder Round Up

Kinder Round UP is on March 8th at 9:45 in the library


Jan Brett Visit

Do you want author/illustrator Jan Brett to visit Wilchester?

The school or library that has the most parents, teachers, friends,
or supporters who enter the “Jan Brett” contest will win a
free school or library visitfrom Jan Brett in the 2018-2019 school year. 

Contest ends April 2, 2018.

2nd to 10th place winners will receive prizes of 10 Jan Brett books.
11th to 100th place winners will receive the prize of a signed Jan Brett Poster.

Click HERE to enter WCE!
Please enter your name and the information of the school or library you would like to win a free Jan Brett visit.  One email address entry per person.  Duplicate email addresses will be removed.  All emails will be verified before the winning entry is announced.  If you are under the age of 13, please use your parent’s email address.


Carnival Raffle Prizes needed!

Let’s Score with Awesome Prize Drawing!
Help Wilchester go undefeated in collecting over 400 prize drawing items for our

Toys, games, gifts, decor items, tickets and pool/outdoor activities are all a perfect score!Go to http://a.co/7R35Xtr (or search Wish Lists for Paige Keracik at Amazon.com)
for more ideas and items to purchase.

Have something else you would like to contribute?
Contact Paige Keracik at keracikp@gmail.com with any questions.
Donations are now being accepted at The Keraciks (13830 Queensbury Lane).
Donation forms will be coming home in your child’s backpack.


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: joi.morley@sothebyshomes.com


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.

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