Nov
28

Carnival Fun Junk & Stuffed Animals

Fun Junk & Stuffed Animals

Cleaning out after the Holidays? Consider saving those items for Carnival Fun Junk and Stuffed Animal booths. Collection bins will be located in the front office at Wilchester and at the following homes:
Fun Junk: Ashley Miller, 13818 Kimberley Ln.

Stuffed Animals: Katie Miller, 13818 Barryknoll Ln.

Does your child have a trading card collection (sports, Pokémon, etc.) that is now just collecting dust? If so, consider donating those cards to the Wilchester Fun Junk booth. These items are always a slam dunk! Please do not hesitate to ask Stephanie Adam,swalseyadam@gmail.com, about what qualifies as “funk junk.

Nov
28

Sister School Program

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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.

February Food Focus:

February food donation for Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack is Peanut Butter and Squeeze Jelly.
Food donations can be dropped off in the box located in the school’s front lobby.

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 (darcy.gagnon@sbcglobal.net) or
Marty Chapman (rickmart@earthlink.net) 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

Nov
01

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

Oct
24

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!

 

Oct
17

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

Fall Sports

Paw Print Express has added an email account!
wcepawprintexpress@gmail.com
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
Teacher:
Grade:
From:

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

Cecilia Elizondo – cecytt@gmail.com 
Mariana Diaz – sanciodiaz@gmail.com 

Oct
01

Math & Reading Stars

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If your child is participating in Math & Reading Stars, turn in your DECEMBER Star Sheets to the
homeroom teacher this week.
Now it’s time to start working on January sheets!

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:

http://wce.springbranchisd.com/

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

Dina Barrada   dina.barrada@gmail.com

Emily Craft      ekcraft@gmail.com

Sep
09

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!

 

Aug
21

Volunteer

 

Click Here to see different ways to volunteer at Wilchester!

ou 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.

Aug
15

Wilchester Underwriting

 

Thank you to all of our local businesses and Wildcat families that helped us exceed our $50,000 underwriting goal during our “50 for 50” campaign last year. We hope you can help us “Crush It” once again. Funds raised through the underwriting campaign go directly towards valuable PTA programs such as field trips, science fair, math and reading curriculum, technology tools, etc. Underwriters of $250 and above will have a featured ad or photo in the Wilchester directory.

You may contribute online or use the reply form. This year there will be two other major opportunities to contribute to the Wilchester PTA: Boosterthon in November and Carnival in March 2018.

Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Also, many companies have Corporate Matching Programs which counts towards your donation amount. If you need help with matching programs, please contact Lara Ryan.

Thank you for your continued support of Wilchester Elementary and the efforts of the PTA.

 

Jan
29

Rock & Roll Day

This Friday is Walk & Roll to School Day!

 

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