We've been so excited about Noodles & Numbers, but there's something else exciting starting this week.... BOOK FAIR!!!! Our media specialist extraordinaire, Ms. Hinman, has been hard at work on this year's book fair! We have a new vendor, so you won't want to miss the variety of books and exciting new surprises.
This year you can skip worrying about cash and send your child with a gift card! Visit www.follettgift.com to purchase!
The book fair could use some volunteers - so if you have time to spare in the coming weeks, please consider giving a few hours of your time.
PS: Book fair will be open during Noodles & Numbers (9/14) and Leadership Night (9/20) if you want to shop with your student!
We are 1 week away from Noodles and Numbers - our first ALL FREE event of the year!! Join us on Friday, September 14 from 5-8 pm!! Start the night with a free pasta dinner (from 5-6 pm), a super quick (we promise!) PTO meeting & follow up with a fun night of math games for all ages (from 6-8 pm), thanks to our friends at Mathnasium. Research shows that family engagement leads to greater student success, so start your year off right! Want more information on what math night is? Check out this video to see how much fun one Tampa area school had!
RSVP to save your spot at the table (all are welcome - this event is for all WCES families). RSVP Is not required, but if you think you're going to come, please let us know so we can make sure we have enough food and goodies for everyone!!: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d48a8af29a7f94-wces
** We need volunteers to make this night a success! (Teens needing volunteer hours are welcome!)
Our membership drive is underway!! This year, we will have multiple membership levels (or you can stick with our basic $10 level!). We have some great new sponsors on our local discounts card, too, so that membership will pay for itself in no time flat!
Here is the membership form - you'll get it in your back to school packet and also see it at school during open house. Please return it to the PTO - if you join in the first week, you'll be entered to win a great prize! We hope you'll join us this year!
PS: The General Level PTO Membership ($10/family) has been added to our PTO Web Store, if you prefer online shopping and credit card payment!
Back to school is just around the corner and we have some exciting changes to our membership program that we would like to share with you!! Our basic membership will still be available - same as it's been all these years ($10 for your entire family!), but this year we are also offering expanded memberships! Check out the information below and start thinking about which option is best for your family! Every membership includes a local business discount card with some GREAT new partners this year!
Beyond joining, it's up to you how far you take your membership. Want to come to all the meetings? GREAT! Want to come to none of the meetings? That's ok too!! Have a lot of time to give?? COME SIT BY ME!!! Have no time to give?? We understand and we appreciate your financial support just as much!!! We promise, NO PRESSURE!! Just join!!
We are happy to share that our friends at Murabella Animal Hospital are conducting a school supply drive to benefit local students. They are collecting supplies until August 10th at their location (3625 Pacetti Road). They can be reached at (904) 940-9401 if you have any questions! Please consider buying a little extra this year to support those who are unable to purchase all of the needed supplies! Thank you, Murabella Animal Hospital for loving on our kids!! <3
🎤 Important information about entering the school! (If you're an existing parent, you probably already know this....)
📚 In order to go beyond the front desk of the school, you need to be registered as a volunteer with the county. This means: if you want to have lunch with your child in the cafeteria, if you want to visit the classroom for a holiday party/event, volunteer your time, visit the library, anything!!!
✅ You should only need to do it once and if you have questions if you're registered or not, call the school and ask (904-547-8730)!! This is NOT a PTO program, rather a school/district program but we want everyone to know!
⏰ It takes several weeks to get in the system, so register yourself! Tell the aunts/uncles/grandparents who might ever come too - they need to be registered too!!
School supply kits make your life easy!! Order online at http://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks and use the code WAR132 to find all of the information for your student for the 2018-2019 school year! It doesn't matter who their teacher will be, supply lists are all the same for a grade level. The deadline to order is July 8th. Packs will be delivered to your house before school begins so you can sort and label if you want to! Also, the packs DO include brand name items - check each list for more information!! A portion of the proceeds from this sale go back to the PTO which means they go back to YOUR student and school!! We thank you for supporting the Wards Creek Warriors!!
Questions? Email the PTO at WardsCreekPTO@gmail.com
FYI: The deadline has been extended for you to order your school supply kits for next school year! The new deadline is July 8th!! See this post for all of the details on how to order!!
The Wards Creek PTO is made up of parent volunteers and staff members at Wards Creek Elementary in St. Augustine, Florida.