It's time for that world famous Daddy Daughter Dance!!! Pre-order tickets are on sale now through Friday, February 1st. You can send the form to school with check (written to WCES PTO) or cash or you can purchase tickets in our online store.
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!!
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 2019-2020 PTO Board Member elections, please use this form to apply by 12 noon on Wednesday, January 29, 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!
The new spirit wear is here!! New for 2018, we have dark heather gray zip up hooded sweatshirts with the Wards Creek logo on the back and WCES on the left front breast. These sweatshirts are high quality and super comfy - you're going to want one for when the weather gets cooler!!
Children's Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL are $20 each
Adult Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL are $22 each (SIZE CHART HERE)
You can pick up your sweatshirt TONIGHT at McTeacher Spirit Night or if you miss them tonight (most likely to sell out this evening...) place your order for delivery using our web store or return this form to your child's teacher.
Due to some late requests for shirts, we will be placing one final order for shirts. (This includes 5th grade shirts!!) If you still need a shirt, this is absolutely the last order of the year. Please note, we do not have any additional 5th grade shirts in stock, so if you ordered the wrong size or wanted an extra, this will be the only way to get the shirt you need!!
Late order shirts will ONLY be available via the web store - click here to order. Shirts are $15 due to the fact that we are outside of our normal ordering period (they cost us more when they are late orders, unfortunately...). All shirt orders that have come in have been filled, so if you did NOT get a shirt and think you should have, now is the time to let us know so we can research it and take care of it!! Thank you!
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!
The Wards Creek PTO is made up of parent volunteers and staff members at Wards Creek Elementary in St. Augustine, Florida.