Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

Come to the Memorial and Dairy Ashford location anytime between 3pm and 8pm Wednesday, December 11th!
Don’t forget to put your receipts in the Spirit Night Boxes or tell the drive thru staff.
Percentage of proceeds will go back to Wilchester Elementary PTA.


School Bell Award Nominations

The PTA School Bell Award recognizes the outstanding educators who promote the objectives of the PTA and are advocates for all children.
We have an amazing staff at Wilchester with many deserving candidates!  Nominees should exemplify the PTA’s mission to make every child’s potential a reality through their support of PTA programs, parent education, family engagement and advocacy efforts.  Individuals should ensure a positive learning environment for all students and keep families active in their child’s education.

Recent WCE School Bell Award Winners include these outstanding staff members: Sara Marquez, Jennifer Franson, Shana McClintock and Julie Carnett.

Submit your nominations by clicking HERE.
Deadline for submissions is December 20th!



Birthday Marquee

Interested in having your child’s name and birthday displayed on the outdoor school marquee during their birth month?

Did you know the Wilchester PTA sells a LIMITED number of birthday marquee spaces each year as a fundraiser?  We will be selling the 2020 and 2021 birthday spots at Carnival in March, but will have a special sale for JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH 2020 birthdays next week.

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

January, February, and March 2020 birthday marquee spaces will go on sale at 10:00am on Thursday, December 12th.  A link to purchase space for these months will be sent out at that time.  Watch your e-mail if you’re interested!

Questions?  Contact Courtney Robertson.


Birthday Book Club

It’s time to order for January birthdays!  Books for January need to be purchased by December 15th.  Order today before you get swamped with your holiday shopping!

Click Here to purchase a book from Blue Willow Bookshop.

*** 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 ***


Save the Date for STEMfest

Mark your calendars now for Wilchester’s 2nd Annual STEMfest! Friday, February 7, 2020, 5-8:00pm.

What is STEMfest?  It’s a unique event where families can explore and engage in science-based, hands-on activities.  Build the tallest structure using only index cards!  Visit the International Spact Staion in “The Dome!”  Learn about coding!  Watch what happens when you mix hydrogen peroxide, dry yeast, water and soap!  The fun and possibilites are endless.  Info about meal options and prizes coming soon.  Visit the STEMfest page for more details.



Carnival 2020

Click here to learn how you can help the Carnival Committee now!


Sister School Program

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.

December Food Focus – Tomato Soup and Chicken Noodle Soup Cans

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

Marty Chapman ( , TK Harrison (, Liz Spradling (


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


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 or Teri Howell at


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 (


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 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.


America Recycles Day

Wilchester will be participating in America Recylcles Day on Friday, November 15 by collecting recyclable plastic including: plastic grocery bags, newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, Ziploc bags, Amazon pouches, bubble wrap, flexible plastic packaging film, etc.  Save these items and have your child bring them to school on November 15th.  The grade with the most plastic collected will receive a popsicle party to celebrate!