WCE Campus News (Online Tuesday Folder)

Join Us for the State of the School Event Thursday!

THIS Thursday, May 16th
7:00pm at Wilchester
A brief PTA Meeting will be followed by the State of the School update!

Ms. Goodman will be sharing an update with parents on Wilchester’s strengths as a school and areas where we have the opportunity to grow!  If you have questions about curriculum, testing, and other academic topics, this is a great opportunity to hear more about Ms. Goodman’s goals for our students.

Parents, please join us for our first ever State of the School event!


Our campus will be closed to visitors until 1pm for STAAR testing this Wednesday and Thursday!

 

 

 

 

 

 


Let’s Celebrate!
It’s the end of an outstanding year, so please join us for these fun events to celebrate your child’s school year!

Friday, May 17th:
Kindergarten Picnic at 12:15pm
1st grade Picnic at 12:45pm

Tuesday, May 21st: 3rd grade Publishing Party at 8:45am

Wednesday, May 22nd:
Pre-K Splash Day
5th grade Talent Show at 8:30am

Thursday May 23rd:
1st grade End of Year Celebration at 10am
Pre-K Celebration at 1:30pm

Friday, May 24th: (Last Day of School)
5th grade Graduation Ceremony at 8:30am

Don’t forget that students will be dismissed EARLY at NOON on the last day of school! (Friday, May 24th)

 

We Need Lunch Duty Helpers THIS Friday!

Our Teacher Appreciation luncheon has been rescheduled for THIS FRIDAY due to the school cancellation last week!  This will be the LAST day to serve as a lunch duty helper!  If you’re available to help with a 30 minute lunch period, please sign up below.

THANK YOU to each of the wonderful parents who have helped with Lunch Duty this year!  We appreciate you volunteering so that the teachers can enjoy lunch together.

CLICK HERE to Volunteer for Lunch Duty Helper


Mrs. Brenda Laffoon is Retiring After 28 Years of Teaching!  

Let’s celebrate Mrs. Laffoon and thank her for her wonderful contributions to our school!  Current and former Wilchester students
and parents are welcome to join us for a retirement party next week.

Wednesday, May 22nd
Wilchester Elementary School Rotunda
3:30 until 5:00pm
Refreshments will be served.


Thank you to our Teacher Appreciation committee for your time and effort showing our teachers how much they are loved!  Tina Throckmorton, Lisa Bown, Holly Stephenson, and Wendy Swantkowski, we appreciate your hard work supporting our teachers this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Don’t Miss Out!  Preorder Your Spirit Gear for Next Year!

Our spirit sales clothing will be preordered for 2019 – 2020, with accessories like bows, visors, headbands, yard signs and cups available for purchase in the fall.  This is a change from previous years when all items were purchased in August!  Preordering will help us make sure that we order the right amount of each item and everyone gets the cool shirts, shorts, and skirts that they want!  Limited stock will be available in the fall.  Spirit gear will be delivered to your child’s classroom at the start of the school year.

You may preorder your items online at the link below OR submit an order form and check to your teacher. 

Please click on the link to the PTA website for the order form that includes larger images of the items for sale.

Spirit gear preorders are DUE Friday, May 31st!

CLICK HERE to Preorder 2019-2020 Spirit Gear

CLICK HERE for Preorder Form with IMAGES OF EACH ITEM


 

Order Your School Supplies for 2019 – 2020!

You can begin ordering school supplies online beginning Wednesday, May 1st.  The process is the same as last year and the supplies will be delivered to your child’s classroom!

To order:
1.  Go to www.shopttkits.com or the link below
2.  Enter our school’s account number 92817
3.  Follow directions from there

We would appreciate you passing this information on to friends and neighbors who may be new to Wilchester next year!  After a busy summer, you may forget that you ordered school supplies, so make a note on your calendar in August to remind yourself that you ordered!

Questions? Please contact Nicole Stone and Wendy Swantkowski at wceschoolsupplies@gmail.com

CLICK HERE for link to order School Supplies!


Attention Parents of Current Pre-K through 4th Graders!  

Our PTA is glad to be able to provide every student at Wilchester with a spirit -t-shirt for next school year! This is the shirt that students will wear for field trips and other fun events and is FREE!

We need your HELP to make sure we order the right size for every child!  If you have a Pre-K student at Wilchester for 2019-2020, please fill out sizing information for him/her as well.  We are using a GILDAN Heavy Weight Cotton Shirt and size information is as follows:

Youth Shirt Sizes:
YXS: Width 16″, Length 20 1/2″
YS: Width 17″, Length 22″
YM: Width 18″, Length 23 1/2″
YL: Width 19″, Length 25″
YXL: Width 20″, Length 26 1/2″

Adult Shirt Sizes:
AS: Width 18″, Length 28″
AM: Width 20″, Length 29″
AL: Width 22″, Length 30″
AXL: Width 24″, Length 31″
A2XL: Width 26″, Length 32″

Please complete the order form at the link below by FRIDAY, May 24th!

CLICK HERE to order Field Trip Shirts for Next Year


The Wilchester library added over 100 Birthday Club Books this year through donations from families! Thank you to everyone that participated in the program.

We look forward to celebrating birthdays next school year and adding more great books to our library shelves! 


Thank you, Wilchester PTA Members! 

Our PTA was awarded the “Reaching High” award for achieving three consecutive years of membership growth!  Thank you to Nicole Phillips for coordinating our PTA membership this year and helping us to achieve recognition with the Texas PTA!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Please Contribute to the Spring Shadows School Supply Drive!

As the year winds down, our Sister School is running out of school supplies for their students. Let’s help them finish the year strong! Look for drop boxes throughout the school starting this week to drop off the following items:

  • pencils
  • crayons
  • loose leaf paper
  • folders
  • spirals
  • facial tissues
  • hand sanitizer
  • colorful sticky notes

Remind Your Students to Check the Lost and Found!

Our Lost and Found is full of coats and jackets!  Please check in during this week’s final Walk and Roll and check for any items you are missing.  All unclaimed items will be donated at the end of the school year!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Please Submit Your Yearbook Photos!

The Yearbook team is finalizing pages every week, so please submit your photos from Wilchester events as soon as possible!

Go to the link below and enter project number 926691 (with nothing in the password line) to submit your photos!

CLICK HERE to submit photos to the Yearbook

 


Do you know someone who is considering a move to this area?  Our Welcome Committee offers tours of Wilchester twice a week.  More information can be found on the PTA website at the link below!

CLICK HERE to sign up for WCE School Tours


 

Can You Help with Recycling on a Friday?

If you have 15 – 20 minutes anytime during the day on a Friday, please sign up to help us empty paper recycling bins.  It’s easy and a great way to help our campus be Earth-friendly!

Click here to Sign Up to Help with Recycling

 

Send Letters Through Paw Print Express!

Paw Print Express is the Wilchester mail service that allows students to send letters to friends, siblings, and teachers!  Parents and grandparents are welcome to write or email encouraging letters to their children, too.

How does it work?
Every Friday, one classroom (1st – 5th grade) is assigned to sort, post, and deliver mail to Wilchester classrooms.

How can I write a letter to my child OR help my child write a letter to a friend?
Click on the link below to print a piece of PPE stationary or pickup stationary from the front office.  After writing your letter, don’t forget to fold it in half and write who the letter is TO and FROM on the outside.  Letters can be “mailed” in the mailbox inside the library or in the front office!

How can I send an email to my child?
To email your child, please send to wcepawprintexpress@gmail.com and include your child’s first and last name, teacher, and grade.


 

Contribute to the SBEF Making Our Schools Better Campaign!

The Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) contributes to EVERY school in Spring Branch ISD through grants, scholarships, and other programs.  Wilchester has been the recipient of many grants that have provided special opportunities for our Wildcats. 

On Monday, Ms. Liz Burling was awarded an SBEF mini-grant for flexible seating in her kindergarten classroom!  Congrats, Ms. Burling!

Sign up to be a volunteer at Wilchester

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.

You can not volunteer in the classroom or library, help with parties, attend a field trip, etc if you haven’t signed up through SBISD.  The front office can not allow you to enter the school to volunteer with the children unless you have gone through the process. For more information, please see the attached information.  Sign up here: https://volunteer.springbranchisd.com

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!

 

 

Randalls Remarkable CardLink Your Randalls Card to Our School!

1% of purchase total is sent directly to your organization at the end of each quarter! You can link your Randalls Remarkable Card to up to 3 different charities/organizations. If you link to more than one, the total purchase amount will be divided equally between the three organizations.
Earn money for our school just by doing your regular grocery shopping at Randalls!

Click HERE for the form.

Change of Transportation Form

* Change of Transportation Form 

 

(Don’t forget to check out the Useful Links tab on the website.  You will find tons of great information including links to after-school enrichment and community activities)

 

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