Nominate a WCE Teacher for SBISD Teacher of the Year!

SBISD and Wilchester Elementary are home to some AMAZING teachers!

Click here to submit a Wilchester teacher who you think deserves to be teacher of the year for our entire SBISD district!

Nominations are due JANUARY 17th!



Carnival Gear On Sale Now!

Show your school spirit at Carnival with a cotton t-shirt OR dry-fit sports shirt plus adorable scrunchies or rockin’ socks to complete the perfect look!  Click here to order.



SBEF Sporting Clay Tournament 2020

Click here to register or sponsor SBEF Sporting Clay Tournament.



Science Fair

Calling All 4th and 5th Grade Scientists!

The Wilchester Science Fair is an annual event for 1st through 5th graders!  4th and 5th grade students can choose to complete a project individually or with a partner and will be hearing more about Science Fair projects during class.

For 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students, the science fair is a class project and will be organized by the class science fair volunteer.

We can’t wait to see the science skills and creativity of our students!

Parents, please come tomorrow night to hear more about the Science Fair following our PTA Meeting at 7pm!


PTA Executive Board Nominations

We Need Your Nominations for the 2020-2021 PTA Board!

We need your valuable input as we choose officers for next year’s PTA Board!  Please give careful consideration to who you believe would best serve Wilchester and submit your nominations at the link below.  You may submit as many nominations as you would like.  Nominations are anonymous!  Your name and the information you share is kept private.  You’re welcome to share as much or as little information about your nominee as you would like to – nominating someone only takes a few minutes!

We request nominations for the following positions:
PTA President
VP of Programs
VP of Ways and Means
VP of Communications
Corresponding Secretary (staff member position)

Nominations are due by Monday, February 10th

Thank you from the nominating committee!
Laura Minyard (chair), Mary Celano, Kaley Garin, Brooke Luz, Alex Luton, and Melanie Saunders


Exec Board Job Description


Birthday Marquee

Sign up now  for JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH 2020 Wilchester Marquee birthdays!

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

The remainder of 2020 and 2021 birthday spots will be sold at Carnival in March.

Questions?  Contact Courtney Robertson.


Used Book Fair

Used Book Fair Is Coming Soon!

Collections Start January 13th!

On January 13th you may begin dropping off your used books in the front lobby for the Used Book Fair. This fun event will take place February 3-7. 

As a reminder, please only bring us books that are in good condition. We do not accept textbooks, magazines, CDs, DVDs, or card games. Thank you so much for your cooperation and donations to make this event a success.



Birthday Book Club

It’s time to order for February birthdays!  Books for February need to be purchased by January 15th.  Want to order ahead for Spring birthdays?  Go ahead – we will store the books until your child’s birthday month!

Click Here to purchase a book from Blue Willow Bookshop.

*** Book Covers shown here are some of the 100s of books that have been donated
this year as part of the Birthday Book Club Program ***


RSVP for STEMfest by January 28!

All things STEMfest!

Friday, February 7, 2020

5:00pm to 8:00pm

What is STEMfest?  It’s a unique event where families can explore and engage in science-based, hands-on activities.  Build the tallest structure using only index cards!  Visit the International Space Staion in “The Dome!”  Learn about coding!  Watch what happens when you mix hydrogen peroxide, dry yeast, water and soap!  The fun and possibilites are endless.  Info about meal options and prizes coming soon.  Visit the STEMfest page for more details and to RSVP.

STEMfest needs your help!

Can you make a roller coaster using paper towel rolls? Are you up for the Red Cup Challenge? Do you know what a doodlebot is? It takes all kinds of materials to make these fun activities come to life.

Please consider upcycling and donating the following:  Paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, wrapping paper rolls, New solo red and clear cups, Masking tape, New markers, New coffee filters, Rubber bands, Legos (in plastic bags) and matchbox cars

A collection bin will be available for drop off starting Monday December 2nd



Carnival 2020

Click here to learn how you can help the Carnival Committee now!


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!


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)


Math & Reading Stars

Star_KidsCalling all 1st-5th Graders: Do you want to be a Star?

The Math and Reading Stars program begins in October and runs through April.  It helps encourage your 1st-5th grade child to practice and reinforce important math and reading skills.  It’s also a great opportunity to earn medals while learning!

Be on the lookout for information in an upcoming “Friday Folder” or here.

Questions? Contact challie.sherril@gmail.com


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.


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)


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!



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.


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.


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 Amazon and search Wish List for WCE Carnival 2020/Holly Brannon 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.

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


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.