Lets treat our Sister School

We would love to treat our Sister School’s
teachers to some holiday treats this season!

If you would like to provide a holiday treat (cookies, brownies, cake, pie, etc…)
to give to the amazing teachers and staff at Spring Shadows Elementary School,
please sign up by clicking here.
Goodies will be collected at WCE on Wednesday, December 13th by 8:15am.


Yearbook Deadline

December 15th is the final day to order your 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.


Early Dismissal

Next Friday, December 15th,
is an early dismissal day.
School will end at Noon.


T’was the Week before Holiday Break

The school has a fun “T’was the Week Before Holiday Break” planned for the students!Please remember that the dress up activities are all optional.
Monday: Wear your best Holiday-themed Headgear
The Salvation Army’s Harbor Lights Group will also be hosting a sing-along with the school.
Tuesday: Dress up as a Silly Snowman
Wednesday: Wear your craziest Holiday Sweater/Outfit
Thursday: Pajama Party! (please make sure that pajamas meet school dress code requirements)
Friday: Winter Parties (11am in classrooms)
Winter Party Chairs and/or Homeroom Parents will be contacting classes about items and volunteers needed for the parties.


International Day

We are excited about International Day on January 25, 2018!
The students voted and they want to learn about France, Egypt, India and Brazil.
We need volunteers! If you are interested in these countries and want to help – please contact Beth Sweeney at or Jerita Burreson at

We will have our first meeting THIS Friday, December 8 at 9am, at Beth’s house 13415 Pinerock Lane. Anyone interested in helping is invited to attend the meeting.


2018 Auction Reveal Party





The Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum

The Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum

Did you know that we have an art museum right in our backyard, The Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum (behind Westchester). You can follow them on Facebook and subscribe to receive a newsletter in your inbox at

Mission Statement: To provide opportunities for SBISD students and the Houston community to experience the art of diverse cultures, to understand the cultural and historical significance of art, and to develop critical thinking and viewing skills.


Carnival Prize Drawing Donations

Merry Christmas to Wilchester???

Please save some holiday generosity for your child’s school and 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 here (or search Wish Lists for Paige Keracik at for more ideas and items to purchase.

Have something else you would like to contribute?
Contact Paige Keracik at with any questions.
Donations are now being accepted at The Keraciks (13830 Queensbury Lane).


Carnival Fun Junk & Stuffed Animals

Fun Junk & Stuffed Animals

Cleaning out your play room for the holidays? Consider saving those items for Carnival Fun Junk and Stuffed Animal booths. Collection bins will be located in the front office atWilchester for the remainder of 2017. In 2018, there will also be designated home drop off locations.

What is “Fun Junk?” Fun Junk is not “junk” at all. Funk Junk consists of small toys that your child no longer plays with, but another child might really like…Items like party favors, free fast food toys, bouncy balls, matchbox cars, small figurines, beanie babies, toy jewelry, etc. Please do not hesitate to ask Stephanie Adam,, about what qualifies as “funk junk.”

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


Sister School Program


We Need Your Help!

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.

100% of the children Spring Shadows qualify for free and reduced lunch. For the upcoming school year, Wilchester volunteers will help deliver 500 weekend bags through our partnership with Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack. We are looking for volunteers to pack bags, transport bags and deliver bags to the children in the program.

November Food Focus:

Canned chicken noodle soup and canned tomato soup
Look for our drop box in the front foyer.

Spring Shadows Elementary had 5 teachers that flooded their homes and lost almost everything. If you would like to contribute to gift cards to help these families rebuild their lives, you can square cash Marty at $Marty Chapman or drop off money/check to 326 Patchester by tomorrow. Gift cards will be delivered onSeptember 15th.

You can contact Darcy Gagnon ( or
Marty Chapman ( for information on delivering food bags to Spring Shadows Elementary.

For additional information regarding our Sister School program, please contact our 2017-18 chairs:

Marty Chapman and Darcy Martin Gagnon


Harvey Holiday Help

Will you be decorating your house for the winter holidays over Thanksgiving Break?
If you come across gently used/new holiday items you don’t need, please consider donating them to theHarvey Holiday Extravaganza!
Ornaments and 5ft or smaller artificial trees are most needed.

Wilchester mom, Tina Throckmorton, is one of the organizers of the holiday market where flooded families can come “shop” (for free!) for holiday decorations. The event will take place on Saturday, December 2nd in the Wilchester parking lot.
For more information, contact


Spelling bee

What’s the Latest Buzz about the Spelling Bee?
The top 10 spellers in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will participate
in the school-wide bee after school on December 7th.
Winners will go on to represent Wilchester in the district spelling bee.



Thanks for participating in America Recycles Day!

We collected TEN huge bags (or three carloads) of recyclable plastic bags and plastic film. Thank you to Kroger on Memorial for taking all those bags for recycling.

Let’s keep it up Wilchester, it is easy to do on a regular basis, just drop plastic bags, dry cleaning film, packing inserts and newspaper sleeves to your local grocery store, Target, or Lowes. Or check out this website to find a location close to you by plugging in your zip code:

Find more information on types of plastic film/bags that can be recycled here:

Please NOTE: plastic bags are no longer accepted in Wilchester and Wilchester West curbside recycling, so do your part and bring them in to an authorized recycler nearby.


Birthday Marquee

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

We sold spots for 2018 during Family Fun Night. We still have spots remaining for each month. This FRIDAY at NOON, we will send an eBlast out with a signup genius link. If you are interested in purchasing a spot, find your month and sign up! The cost is $75 per spot and must be paid for by check.

The following spots are still available:

January 2018 – 2 spots                May 2018 – 6 spots               September 2018 – 3 spots
February 2018 – 3 spots              June 2018 – 6 spots              October 2018 – 4 spots
March 2018 – 3 spots                  July 2018 – 7 spots                November 2018 – 3 spots
April 2018 – 4 spots                     August 2018 – 4 spots           December 2018 – 4 spots


Yearbook Photos Needed

Yearbook would love to have photos taken during Field Day, Diary of a Whimpy Kid Event, Field Trips, Pumpkin Contest, Classroom Parties, Dads & Donuts, Little Sprouts and Garden lessons, McGruff lessons, or any other special times when you’re up at school and get a good photo of kids having fun while learning! Look for the green camera icon on theWilchester PTA Webpage
to submit your photos to yearbook.

Our yearbook includes a section for extracurricular activities. You can submit team and group photos with ONLY Wilchester students to the yearbook too! We know many kids are involved in activities…we would love to see our Wildcats in action in the yearbook, so submit your photos!



Paw Print Express

What is Paw Print Express?

Paw Print Express (PPE) is the Wilchester Elementary student mail service that allows students to write letters to friends, teachers and other staff members. Parents may also write encouraging letters to their children as well to surprise them.

How does it work?

Each Friday, one classroom (1st – 5th grade) is assigned to assist with PPE delivery. Students make sure the letters are addressed correctly, sort the letters by teacher, provide our own version of Wildcat postage, and then finally deliver them to the appropriate classroom. This activity allows for student to understand mail service in a fun and interactive way.

How can my child write a letter or how can I write a letter to my child?

It’s easy! Click HERE and print off a piece of PPE stationary.   There is PPE stationary located in the front office.  Students can also get paper from classroom teachers or the librarian.

Make sure to fold the piece of paper in half and write who the letter is to(child’s full name and their teacher’s name) as well as who the letter isfrom (parent or child’s name writing letter).

You can place finished letters in the PPE mailbox in the front office, the mailbox located in the library or the mailbox located on the 2nd floor of the school.

For seasonal stationary, see these images:

Lined Theme Paper


Fall Sports

Paw Print Express has added an email account!
Now you, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and far away friends can get in on the fun! They will be printed out weekly and delivered with regular Paw Print mail.

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

For additional information about Paw Print Express,
please contact 2017-2018 Chairs:

Cecilia Elizondo – 
Mariana Diaz – 


Box Tops!

BoxTops For Education LogoBox Tops over the Holidays
As you buy your Holiday groceries, don’t forget to clip and submit those Box Tops. We submitted 6,162 Box Tops for a total of $612.20 for our Library. But we don’t want to stop there so please bring in those Box Tops over the next two months and deposit them in the Front Office or the Library. The Box Top Chairman would appreciate if you could submit them in plastic bags of 50 with a 50 marked on the bag in Sharpie. If you have less than 50 just simply mark how many are in the bag. And of course it is very helpful if you or your child can always tape the Box Tops to sheets found at


Spirit Sale!!

Spirit Sales Update October 2017

LAST CALL for 2017

Walk your Child to Class:  Friday, October 6th will be your last chance to buy current Spirit Gear at school until after the Christmas break.  We will bring it back out to sell, along with our vintage items, in early 2018.

* All items are back in stock with the exception of the girls white skirts in XS & S.

Hot items you may have missed….

Camelbak Water bottles, WCE socks, Hair Ties, PJ’s and more!

Do some early Christmas shopping and snag our NEW winter item!

With cooler weather hopefully around the corner, we are offering a lightweight ¼ zip pullover for boy/men & girls/women.  We will have a few samples of these on Friday morning.

PRE-ORDER – Online Sales only starting late this week thru November 1st.

** Check out the Spirit Sales Icon on **

Sizes:  Youth XS-XL & Adult XS-XXL.

Price:  Youth – $25 & Adult – $28


Math & Reading Stars Starts October 1!

Star_KidsBe A Star!

The Math and Reading Stars program is designed to encourage your child as they practice and reinforce important math and reading skills.  Each child that earns 24 stars in math or reading by mid-April will receive a medal for his or her extra work. Medals are given out at the end of the school year.  We hope these exciting opportunities and incentives will help encourage your child to continue his or her math or reading practice.

Please take a moment to read the Math and Reading Star Letter from the District.  Click Here!  It will provide further information about the program.

Please capture your child’s Math and Reading Star progress on the forms below and turn them in to your child’s homeroom teacher:

Reading Star Form

Math Star Form

Math worksheets are available at:

For additional information regarding Math and Reading Stars, please contact the 2017-2018 Chairs:

Dina Barrada

Emily Craft


Way to go Wildcats!

Way to go Wildcats! Wilchester is a 2017 Let’s Move! Active Schools Award recipient! Click here to learn more about this amazing award!


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