PTA Executive Board Nominations

The PTA Nominating Committee requests your input on the 2019-2020 slate of Executive Board officers. You may submit nominations and pertinent comments for the positions listed below. Nominations are due FEBRUARY 8th.

Your ideas and comments are so valuable! Please give careful consideration to who you believe would best serve Wilchester.


Exec Board Job Description




Wilchester’s first ever STEMfest is coming up on Friday, Jan. 25th from 6:00-8:00pm!  You won’t want to miss this fun family event to explore in the MakerSpace, do experiments, learn under the Discovery Dome, and much more!

We’ll be serving Luchi and Joey’s to enjoy at the event, so leave dinner to us and enjoy all of the activities the evening has to offer!  Meals include a chicken taco, beef taco, or cheese quesadilla and chips, salsa, queso and a drink.  Extra tacos can also be ordered.

STEMfest Needs Your Help!

Click Here to volunteer to help with STEMfest!


Volunteer Opportunities!

Looking to volunteer in 2019? Don’t forget to click on the “Volunteer Now” box located on the right side of the website! There are so many volunteer opportunities available – Recycling, Lunch Duty, Garden and more!

Recycling Sign Up

Lunch Duty Sign Up

Garden Sign Up

Blessings in a Backpack Sign Up

Morning Movers Sign Up


PreK Registration

Attention Families with Incoming Pre-K Students!

Our wonderful Pre-K program has 48 spots each year that are assigned by lottery, with priority given to children of Wilchester teachers and siblings of Wilchester students.  If you’re interested in your child being in the Pre-K program next year (2019-2020), please come to the school IN PERSON starting January 8th until January 30th to complete lottery registration forms!  The lottery will be held on Thursday, Jan. 31st.

As lottery forms are numbered, they cannot be mailed or emailed to you.  Applications will be accepted between 10:00am – 2:00pm and proof of residency is required.  Our fantastic registrar can answer any questions you have when you come to apply.

An Information Session about the Pre-K Program will be hosted by our Pre-K teachers at Wilchester on Friday, January 18th at 1pm.  All interested families are welcome to attend!


2019 Carnival Gear on Sale!


Pre-order you 2019 WCE Carnival gear today! Click on the link below to order. All WCE Carnival orders are pre-order ONLY, which means you have to buy them now, and cannot wait until the week or day of carnival to buy. Don’t miss out – order today!

Orders are due JANUARY 25th



Carnival 2019!

Show your school spirit at Carnival with this comfort colors cotton t-shirt OR dri-fit sports shirt!  We’re also offering this adorable striped bow to complete the perfect look.
We expect these items to sell out, so don’t miss your chance to order!

All Carnival gear will go on sale on Friday, Jan. 11th! 
This is our first Walk and Roll Day of 2019, so make sure you come check out the sample shirts at the school!














Merry Christmas to Wilchester!

Please save some holiday generosity for your child’s school and help Wilchester collect over 400 prize drawing items for “THE GREATEST SCHOOL ON EARTH” Carnival 2019!

Toys, games, gifts, decor items, tickets, and poolside/outdoor activities are all great! Need ideas? Search Amazon for “WCE Carnival 2019 Wishlist” for more items to purchase.

Have something else you would like to contribute? Contact Courtney Squillante at courtneysquillante@gmail.com with any questions.
Donations now being accepted at The Squillantes! (13606 Butterfly)
Cleaning Out Your Playroom Over the Holidays?

Consider saving those items for the Carnival Fun Junk and Stuffed Animal booths! Fun Junk and Stuffed Animals can be dropped off at the following homes starting this week:

Drop off for Fun Junk: Paula Phillips (13318 St. Mary’s Lane) and
Jordan Amis (890 N. Wilcrest Drive)

Drop off for Stuffed Animals: Kerry Brendel (13603 Tosca Lane) and
Sarah Heinecke (13623 Tosca Lane)

What is “Fun Junk”? 
Fun Junk is not “junk” at all!  Fun Junk consists of small toys that your child no longer plays with, but another child might really like. Those items like party favors, fast food toys, bouncy balls, matchbox cars, small figurines, beanie babies, and toy jewelry are all great ideas! Please don’t hesitate to ask Emily McCarroll (emily_mccarroll@yahoo.com) about what qualifies as “Fun Junk”.

Stuffed animals should be new or gently used without rips, stain, or missing parts.


Volunteer for Lunch Helper Duty!

Sign Up to be a Wilchester Lunch Duty Helper!

We would love to give our Wilchester staff an occasional break from lunch duty so that they can enjoy lunch as a grade level team!  We need your help to cover lunch periods for 2 days each month.  Helping monitor students is a quick way to volunteer and get a peek into your child’s school day.  Lunch periods are ONLY 30 MINUTES and monitoring is easy!

Lunch Duty Helpers are still needed THIS FRIDAY for Pre-K, 3rd Grade, and 5th Grade!  Please sign up to help if you’re available!

CLICK HERE to volunteer!



Click Here to order your 2018-19 yearbook!

Wondering if you ordered a yearbook already? Click Here to check!



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.




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