Wards Creek Elementary's 1st Annual Bingo for Books will be held on Tuesday, February 6th from 6:00-7:30 PM. Come join us for a hot dog dinner, a quick update from PTO, and lots of fun! Students and parents are invited to play - entry fee is simply a gently used book to trade. Books will be given as prizes and separated by age group (small child to adult level reading levels) for you to choose from!
We are asking you to please RSVP if you plan to attend so we have enough Bingo boards and tables set up. If you're interested in purchasing a hot dog dinner ($3 for hot dog, chips, and drink) please let us know that as well so we have enough! We look forward to seeing you!
A special thank you to the Literacy Leaders and the Media Center for organizing this event!
We are still taking applications for the slating (nominations) committee. More information can be found on this post. Apply here! Thank you for your support!
Greetings PTO Members! The Wards Creek Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is currently recruiting members for this year’s slating committee. What’s a slating committee, you ask? In a nutshell, every year the PTO Board is made up of volunteers (both parents & teachers/staff) who apply for a board position. In order to streamline the election process, our bylaws state that a slating/nominations committee helps read applications for board positions and recommends one person for each position. Here’s how the whole process works.
Step 1: A slating (nominations) committee is formed with a minimum of 5 members - at least 2 (outgoing) board members and 3 current PTO Members make up the board. The current PTO Board will choose the members of the slating committee from a pool of applicants.
Step 2: A call for applications is made – anyone interested in serving on the PTO Board next year is asked to submit an application.
Step 3: During the month of February, the slating committee meets to review applications for Board positions.
Step 4: At the March general PTO membership meeting, the slating committee officially recommends 1 applicant per position for next year’s PTO Board.
Step 5: At the April general PTO Membership meeting, these applicants are voted on by the general PTO membership. At that time, any person who was not slated for a position, but desires to run, may be nominated from the floor to run against a slated position.
Step 6: In the month of May, all board members voted in by the general PTO membership enter into a month of transition with the current board. At the end of the school year, the new board takes over and starts planning for next year!
If you are interested in serving on the PTO Slating (Nominations) Committee to help with the 2018-2019 PTO Board Member elections, please use this form to apply by 12 noon on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. You must be a member in good standing (remember when you joined PTO at the beginning of the school year and got that handy dandy discount card?? That means you're a member with currently paid dues! If you're not sure, you can always email us to ask....) You must also not be planning to run for a board position this year.
Serving on the slating committee will generally entail 1 (possibly 2) afternoon or evening meetings (depending on committee member availability) during the month of February. It is a very small time commitment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at WardsCreekPTO@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support of the PTO and we appreciate your willingness to serve!
It's yearbook time!! This year a few changes. First, the price has dropped (yay!). Second, orders can only be placed online. As always, no extras will be ordered, so if you want your yearbook, you need to order it in advance! Leonard's does a great job printing them and you will surely treasure those memories for years to come - so get yours today!!
Order from Leonard's Website and use code C423393. Yearbooks are $18 each and will be delivered to your student directly at school before the end of the year. Deadline to order is March 1st. Download a copy of the order form here. Please note you do NOT need to return this form to school once you order online - you may just want to keep it for your own records!
This is not a PTO organized item, so if you have any questions, please contact the school directly. Thank you and enjoy your new yearbook!!
Our newest spirit wear item is HERE and wow, do they look great!! Our awesome business partner First Coast Graphics has been cranking out some shirts and if you want to get one for yourself, our last order of the winter will be going in this Friday afternoon - so get your order forms in!!
You can download and print your order form here.
Checks may be made payable to WCES PTO and order forms + payment should be delivered to the school no later than Friday, January 19th. Any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS: Send us a snapshot or a selfie of you or your Warrior wearing this great new shirt and you will find yourself right here, famous in the long sleeve shirt picture gallery (and maybe even in the yearbook!). Pictures can be posted to us on Facebook, messaged on Facebook, or emailed to the address above!! Happy shopping and stay warm!
Wards Creek Elementary PTO's biggest fundraiser this year will be the Boosterthon Fun Run. No doubt, you've heard a LOT about it from your Warrior - and tomorrow is the big day! Unfortunately, it's going to be FRIGID in the morning, and for the safety of all of our students, we will not be running outside, rather participating in 35 super fun indoor activities instead!! If you're planning to volunteer, you are still needed/welcome/appreciated, so come early to grab a great spot to watch and cheer.
The schedule is as follows:
8:50 AM: ESE, Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades
10:00 AM: 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades
We will be in the cafe - we hope you can join us for this awesome celebration. All of your hard work has paid off!! We will be able to make some amazing upgrades to WCES all because of your support of the Warriors! THANK YOU!!!
The Wards Creek PTO is made up of parent volunteers and staff members at Wards Creek Elementary in St. Augustine, Florida.