Jun
06

Yearbooks are Here!

Due to the current circumstances, yearbooks will be distributed from the home of Jeannette Calkins (14123 Barryknoll Lane) in a “drive-by” format.

Distribution will take place on Wednesday, June 17, from 10 – 12.

A – K please come between 10 – 11am
L – Z please come between 11am – 12pm

If you have a problem with your assigned time, please let Jeannette know and she will work with you.  

Additionally, If you cannot come at all on the designated day, we will create another opportunity for pick up in the very near future.

If you are not sure if you ordered a yearbook, please click HERE  to check the list of yearbooks sold.  If you would like to purchase a yearbook, please email Jeannette Calkins at Jeannettecalkins@gmail.com or Rachel Kapoor at rdaniel1203@yahoo.com.   You will be able to  purchase a yearbook through Monday, June 22.   Price is $40 and availability is limited so please email as soon as possible to reserve your yearbook.

***Important***
When picking up yearbooks, please drive by with a large sheet (notebook paper size is fine) that includes the first and last name of EVERY child that purchased a book.  Grade level is not necessary.  If you personalized your yearbook (see HERE) please place a P after your name. The queue will start at the corner of Queensbury and Kirkwood.  It will then head west on Queensbury.  Turn right on Carlingford and around to Barryknoll Lane.  At the corner of Carlingford and Barryknoll you will stop to be checked off and then proceed down the street to pick up your yearbooks.  Having your sign is very important to make this a speedy process.  

Example: 

Calkins, Sloane – P

Calkins, Jack – P 

or

Calkins, Sloane

Calkins, Jack 
Thank you so much for your patience with the delayed delivery, and the pick up process.  Please email us if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
The Yearbook Team

Questions? Please contact Jeannette Calkins (jeannettecalkins@gmail.com)

Jun
01

SUMMER Birthday Marquee

Sign up now  for JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST 2020 Wilchester Marquee birthdays!

It is $75/birthday to have your child’s name on the marquee, and there are 15 spots per month

*Please note that you need to “check out” after you “buy” the item through the Give Smart website*

The remainder of 2020-2021 school months will be sold in August.

Questions?  Contact Courtney Robertson.

May
27

Congratulations!

 

Please join us in recognizing our 2019-2020 Wilchester PTA Award Recipients! 

Each year at our PTA Spring Luncheon, we honor our PTA Award winners chosen for the school year. Please take a minute to watch the accompanying video that details the volunteer work and dedication each winner has given to Wilchester. We are so thankful for each of these volunteers, many of whom are outgoing 5th grade moms. While it might not be the way we usually honor these recipients, we want them to know how much we love them!

Thank you to each of our PTA Award recipients, and to all our PTA volunteers for a wonderful, but crazy, 2019-2020 school year! We are so thankful for each and every one of you!  Click here to watch a video from Courtney Robertson.

Distinguished Service Award: Karen Conticello, Melanie Saunders, Priscilla Dickson, Jennifer Hall, Angela Dina

Lifetime PTA Membership Award: Paige Keracik, Cristi Hicks, Nicole Miller, Cassie Greenway, Darcy Gagnon, Tina Throckmorton

Extended Lifetime PTA Membership Award: Leigh Fowler

May
20

State of the School Address

Mrs. Goodman and the administrative team hosted the 2nd annual State of the School Address on Wednesday May 20th at 7pm

This live Zoom event was also recorded for those parents unable to attend in real time. The State of the School Address is posted here, and Mrs. Goodman will post the recording in next week’s Sunday Note.

Mrs. Goodman will be sharing highlights from the 19-20 school year, reflecting on all that has been learned through distance learning, and lay out goals for the 20-21 school year.

May
20

We Love our Outgoing 5th Grade Moms!

Each year at our PTA Spring Style Show and Luncheon, we take time in our celebration of the past school year to honor our Outgoing 5th Grade moms (meaning their last child is graduating from WCE). We were so disappointed to not be able to host the Spring Style Show and Luncheon this year, so instead we invited them to provide photos and Words of Wisdom, which are usually all part of the luncheon program, and we compiled them into a fantastic video to honor this amazing group of moms.

We hope you enjoy this video made in their honor, and take the time to listen to their sage advice!

Please know that each of you will be incredibly missed and Wilchester is so thankful for all the time, energy, money and support you have given over the years. We love you all!

Click Here to View the Video

Apr
07

2020-2021 PTA Standing Committee Interest Form

Volunteer to Help with Next Year’s PTA Committees!

Calling all Wilchester parents! We need your help to make next year’s PTA programs and committees a success! Please complete the attached PTA Standing Committee Interest Form if you are able to chair or wish to be a part of one of our wonderful PTA committees for next year!

You are welcome to check several different committees you might be interested in, and more details about each role can be found on the PTA website. Whether your talents include decoration, finances, organization, logistics, graphic design or more, we need YOU! 

Questions about PTA Committees? Contact Lisa Bown at lisa.bown@yahoo.com

CLICK HERE for the Standing Committee Interest Form

CLICK HERE for Standing Committee Descriptions

Feb
26

Announcement from the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee would like to respectfully submit the following names for consideration for the 2020-2021 Wilchester Elementary School PTA Executive Board. We will vote to approve this slate at the PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 11th.

President: Lisa Bown
1st VP Ways & Means: Sara Skelton
2nd VP Programs: Melissa Treadway
3rd VP Communications: Courtney Squillante
Treasurer: Tabatha Urech
Reporting Secretary: Wendy Swantkowski
Parliamentarian: Courtney Robertson
Corresponding Secretary:  Julie Carnett

Nominating Committee
Laura Minyard – Chair
Mary Celano
Kaley Garin
Alex Luton
Brooke Luz
Melanie Saunders

 

Jan
22

Carnival Inflatables

Would you or your business be interested in sponsoring a Carnival Inflatable?  See the forms below for more information or to donate.

Donation Letter

Booth & Inflatable Sponsorship

Questions?  Contact Michelle Logan

Jan
20

School Bell Award

WCE PTA 2020 School Bell Award Nominee, Jill Sherrill!

Mrs. Sherrill was nominated for her dedication to her students and love of teaching. She invests significant time and energy in getting to know her students and sees each child for who they are and their full potential. A repeated praise from parents who have been touched by her class is Mrs. Sherrill’s ability to provide personalized attention and to customize each interaction with her students.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination!

 

Jan
20

Carnival Raffle Prizes needed!

Prize Drawing Donations Needed!

We need your help to collect over 400 prize drawing items for “The Greatest Show on Earth” Carnival 2020!  Toys, games, gifts, decor items, tickets, and poolside/outdoor activities are all great!  Need ideas?  Go to the Amazon WishList to get ideas and items to purchase.

Have something else you would like to contribute?  Contact Holly brannon at hollyLbrannon@gmail.com with any questions or see the forms below:

Family Donation Form

General Donation Form

In Kind Donation

Donations are now being accepted at the Brannon home – 13714 Tosca Lane.

Sep
26

Sister School Program

If you have an extra hour to spare on Friday mornings, please sign up to help us deliver Blessings in a Backpack to students at Spring Shadows Elementary.  We deliver almost 700 bags every week!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ba4ab2ea64-blessings9

Our Sister School, Spring Shadows Elementary, has ongoing needs for the Blessing in a Backpack program. Blessings in a Backpack is a weekend food program for children at risk of going hungry. Wilchester helps by collecting food donations each month and by delivering bags to students at Spring Shadows every Friday.

This month’s Food Focus is Boxed Mac & Cheese (7.25 oz).  Please drop off donations to the box in the WCE foyer.

For additional information regarding our Sister School program, please contact our 2019-20 chairs:

Marty Chapman (rickmart@earthlink.net) , TK Harrison (tk@coobomedia.com), Liz Spradling (liz.spradling@gmail.com)

Sep
11

Morning Movers meets on Tuesdays & Thursdays!

Morning Movers meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 7:25 – 7:45am.  Meet on the hardtop for fun music, and from there the students will start walking, jogging, or running!  Students’ mileage is tracked, with a fun goal of collectively covering enough miles to make it to Disneyland by the end of the school year!

Morning Movers is open to all 1st – 5th Graders

Questions?  Please contact Jenn Whalen at jenniverswhalen@yahoo.com or Teri Howell at olsontco@yahoo.com.

Aug
24

Volunteer for Lunch Helper Duty!

Sign Up to be a Wilchester Lunch Duty Helper!

Let’s support our teachers by covering Lunch Duty once per month on Teacher Appreciation days.  By volunteering to be a Lunch Duty helper, you are allowing each grade level to have one day per month when they can eat together as a team.  Please sign up by clicking on the link below:

CLICK HERE to volunteer!
Questions: Contact Sara Long (sara-long@att.net)

Nov
05

Kroger Community Rewards!

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!

 

Aug
28

Randall’s Good Neighbor Program

Did you know that shopping at Randall’s can earn money for our school? Wilchester earns significant “free” income dollars from all of the families supporting Wilchester with the Randall’s “Good Neighbor Program”.  When you shop and swipe your Randalls Card, a percentage of your bill will be automatically donated back to Wilchester.  Click here to print a Good Neighbor Program form.  Simply fill it out and submit it to the Courtesy Booth at your local Randalls.

Feb
13

Kindergarten 100 Days

“Hats Off To 100 Day!”

 

Can you believe it? Our Kindergarteners have almost been in school for 100 days! To celebrate the milestone of being 100 days smarter, there will be a grade-level celebration on Thursday, January 30th, from 8:30-9:30 am in the school cafeteria.

WE NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER!
Parents are encouraged to participate with their child, but we also need your help! There are 138 Kindergarten students, so we will need lots of help to make the 100th day celebration a success!

Stations have been split into two 45 minute shifts (8:15 – 9:00a with set-up and 9:00 – 9:45a with clean-up). Feel free to volunteer for one or both time slots!  Sign up here.

You may also contact the 100th Day Chairs, Amy Bartholomew or Bethany Joyce.

Jan
02

Pre-K Registration – Lottery now open

2020-2021 School Year Pre-Kindergarten Lottery is now open!

We have a wonderful Pre-K Program at Wilchester with 48 spots available, which are assigned by lottery.  Any family living int he WCE zone with a Pre-K age student is welcome to register, with siblings of current WCE students having priority in the lottery.  The lottery will take place on Friday, January 31st.

Click here for more information.

Nov
28

Carnival Stuffed Animals

Cleaning out Your Playroom after the Holidays?  Consider saving those items for the Carnival Stuffed Animal booth. Collection bins will be located in the front office at Wilchester and at the following homes: Anna Baharain, 14106 Kingsride OR Kerry Brendel, 13603 Tosca Lane starting February 3rd.