If you've been at WCES for a while, you may be used to a different fundraiser. We thought we'd mix it up a little bit this year and we are EXCITED to announce our 2018-2019 fundraiser: The Move & Groove-a-Thon!! This is everything you need to know about the fundraiser.
Get started by visiting http://www.99pledges.com/fund/moveandgro/addme to create your own personalized fundraising page. Your child will receive a copy of a pledge form to help keep track of their fundraising efforts. They can ask for sponsors for the dance-a-thon either per minute that they participate (we will be dancing 30 minutes) or a flat pledge donation. We accept payment online at their personalized link, cash, or check written to WCES PTO.
Create your page, tell your friends and family, and let's get groovy!
Who: You, of course!
What: A dance-a-thon
When: Monday January 28th
Why: To raise funds for water bottle filling stations, classroom technology, and community support.
$1 - Warrior Spirit Band
$10 - WCES logo water bottle + spirit band
$30 - WCES cooling towel + water bottle + spirit band
$50 - 1 entry into drawing for FOUR Disney Park tickets + cooling towel + water bottle + spirit band
** The highest earner in the school will win their choice of an Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo and Just Dance!!!
* If the school meets the $20,000 goal, Mrs. Mitidieri & Mr. Klein will EAT WORMS!!!!
* The highest earning overall class gets a lunch of their choice (Chik-Fil-A? Pizza? You pick!)
* The first class to have 100% of the class with an online pledge page gets a cookie party!!
Our goal is $20,000 this will allow us to retrofit the water fountains in the school, buy filters for them, and provide some much needed tech enhancements in the classrooms (such as new/updated smart board technology). A portion of the funds raised will also go towards the Nease Souperbowl, which benefits Blessings in a Backpack - a food outreach program for children in need in St. John's County (including at WCES).
Keep the germs away with fresh water from a fountain like this below. You hold your water bottle in front of the picture of the water bottle and you get nice, filtered water!! We appreciate your support! Community, family, and friends like you are what makes Wards Creek such a special place to send our children!!
PS: Did you know that WCES PTO is a 501(c)3 charity? This means your contribution may be tax deductible!! Double bonus!!
This year is nearly over (can you believe it?!) and the Wards Creek PTO is taking orders for school supply kits for the next school year. The kits can be ordered online until June 12th by visiting EPI's website at https://www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks/ and use code WAR132. The kits will be delivered directly to your home - please DO NOT use the school's address as the 'ship to' address! Each kit will contain all of the school supplies that your Warrior will need for next year's school year, and you won't have to hunt for sales and face the crowds!!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Wards Creek PTO at WardsCreekPTO@gmail.com and we will be glad to help in any way that we can!
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!!!
It's time for everyone's favorite Spirit Night - McTeacher night!!! Some of your favorite teachers and staff will be working the register, saying hi at the drive-through, and preparing your food. Come join us at the WGV McDonald's (Murabella Plaza) from 5-8 this Thursday night. 10% of all food proceed will be given back to the Wards Creek PTO and will benefit our Warriors! We will also have some new spirit wear for sale, so please come by, have dinner, and celebrate our Warrior Pride!
Mark your calendars - we have an official date for the Ready, Set, Glow Fun Run & 5k - April 6, 2018. The glow run is an awesome event every year - lots of glow in the dark runners and walkers out to support the local World Golf Village schools. We hope that you and your family will plan to join us!
Exciting news.... Wednesday, November 8th will be our first official Spirit Night!! All day long, grab any regular-priced pizza at Papa Murphy's (Murabella shopping center) and they will donate 20% of sales to the PTO! This is a great way to support Wards Creek and a delicious and quick way to feed your crew. Mark you calendar - next Wednesday is PIZZA NIGHT!!
And thank you to Papa Murphys for sponsoring Spirit Night!
The Wards Creek PTO is made up of parent volunteers and staff members at Wards Creek Elementary in St. Augustine, Florida.