Feb
12

Mark your Calendar! Registration Info Coming Soon.

Feb
10

Carnival Tickets

Carnival Ticket Sales have begun!

Pre-Order your tickets now and avoid the lines. Pre-Orders will be available until Friday, March 13th.   Click here to order now!

Wristbands (to ride inflatables and trikes): $12
Food and Game (only tickets will be accepted for food and games): $1
Prize Drawing: 2 for $1
Lanyards (keeps your tickets secure): $3

If you buy 100 Food and Game tickets, a family of four should be able to eat dinner and play an average of 5-8 games.

Any questions, please contact Mimi Hamilton, mimi_e@msn.com or Gretchen Montalbo, ggmontalbo@yahoo.com.

Feb
06

Go Texan Day!

Dust off your boots for Go Texan Day on Feb. 28th!

Mosey on over to the gym on Friday, February 28th, for Go Texan Day in Health Fitness! Support Wilchester Elementary Health Fitness students by attending Go Texan Day during the times listed for specific grade level specials times. Participants… prepare to line dance!

Due to the large number of people expected in the special’s back hallway, kindly enter the gym from the entrance nearest the cafeteria doors after our young participants have entered the gym.

*This is such a fun event that is heavily attended, but with limited space, so please do not pull out siblings from other grades at WCE to watch. Please also leave strollers in the hallway outside of the gym to ensure enough room for everyone*

Kindergarten: 1:15 – 2:05
1st Grade: 8:15 – 9:05
2nd Grade: 9:05 – 9:55
3rd Grade: 2:05 – 2:55
4th Grade: 10:40 – 11:30
5th Grade: 11:30-12:20

 

Feb
05

Kindergarten 2020-21 Round-Up

Kindergarten Roundup is Coming!
Thursday, March 12th
1:15pm in the Multi-Purpose Room

Join us for Kindergarten Roundup, an informational meeting about our kindergarten program.  If you know someone who will have a kindergarten student here at Wilchester in the fall, please share this information with them!

 

Feb
01

Remember to Complete Math & Reading Stars

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

The Math and Reading Stars program is in full swing! The program helps encourage your 1st – 5th grade child to practice important skills! Each student that earns 24 stars in math or reading (or both!) by mid-April will receive a medal for his/her extra work. Medals are given out at the end of the school year!

Color in a star on the math or reading worksheet when your child completes:

  • 30 minutes of extra math practice (Check out the PTA website link below for online tools that students can use to practice!)
  • 1 hour of extra reading beyond what is expected for his/her grade level

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

Questions? Contact challie.sherril@gmail.com

Feb
01

Hoops School – Spring and Summer

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**Hoops School Co-Ed Basketball Training**

OUR SPRING SCHEDULE is Here and Summer Registration opens soon!  Register now for spring or click for more info on summer! https://hoops-school.com/schedule/

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.

Jan
07

Science Fair

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. For 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students, the science fair is a class project and will be organized by the class science fair volunteer.
Key Dates for the 2020 Science Fair for 4th and 5th Graders:
  • Thursday, Jan. 23rd (8am): Additional Parent Information Session
  • Monday, Feb. 3rd: Deadline to submit sign-up sheets to homeroom teachers
  • Wednesday, Mar. 4th: Science Fair project display and judging at Wilchester
  • Wednesday, Mar. 11th: Science Fair Award Ceremony and Celebration (3:15-4pm after school)

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

Questions? Please contact one of our Science Fair Chairs: Katerina Lecerf (wilchestersciencefair@gmail.com)

Dec
19

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.

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!

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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!

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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.