Carnival 2019!

Carnival Tickets on Sale NOW!
Make sure your family has plenty of tickets for the Greatest School on Earth Carnival!  Tickets can be PRE-ORDERED online at the link below through Wednesday, Mar. 20th.  You may also buy tickets in person at Walk and Roll on Friday, Mar. 1st and during the week of Carnival at school!What should I preorder?

  • Carnival wristbands ($12 each): Only kids with wristbands can play on the amazing inflatables!
  • Food and Game Tickets ($1 each): Food and ride booths ONLY accept tickets, so avoid the lines and preorder!
  • Prize Drawing Tickets (2 for $1): Don’t miss your chance to win an awesome prize!
  • Ticket Lanyards ($3 each): Help your wildcats keep up with their tickets with a lanyard they can wear!
A family of 4 should be able to eat and play 5 – 8 games with about 100 tickets!  Enter our presale contest!  Each family that orders at least 100 tickets will be entered into the drawing for a FAST PASS for each of their kiddos to ride anything at carnival and skip the lines!  Wow!
CLICK HERE to preorder Carnival Tickets!

Let’s Make Wilchester the Greatest School on Earth!

We need YOUR help for our Carnival to have the Greatest Prize Drawing on Earth! We need toys, puzzles, games, craft kits, stuffed animals, pool toys, sports equipment, electronics, gift certificates, and more!

Not sure what to donate?  Here are some ideas!  

  • Your child will be so excited to see the item that your family contributed at Carnival!  Swing by Learning Express, Blue Willow Bookshop, or Target to let them choose something that they would like to donate!
  • Amazon Wish List: Search for Courtney Squillante to find the “WCE Carnival 2019 Wishlist”.  It’s easy to choose a great prize and have it shipped directly to the Carnival team.  Don’t forget to include a “gift tag” with your name so that you can be recognized for your donation!
  • Do you own a business or know someone who does? Make a donation on behalf of your business!  Items for adults and kids are welcome.
Questions? Contact Courtney Squillante at courtneysquillante@gmail.com.
Donations now being accepted at The Squillantes! (13606 Butterfly)

CLICK HERE for the Family Donation Form

We’re still accepting small toys, trading cards, and party favors!  We’ve received a lot of broken and torn items that had to be thrown away, so please keep donations to clean items in good condition.  Please feel free to contact Emily McCarroll with any questions about what qualifies as “fun junk.” (emily_mccarroll@yahoo.com)

Collection bins are located in the front office at Wilchester and at the following homes:

Drop off for Fun Junk: Paula Phillips (13318 St. Mary’s Lane) and
Jordan Amis (890 N. Wilcrest Drive)

Drop off for Stuffed Animals: Kerry Brendel (13603 Tosca Lane) and
Sarah Heinecke (13623 Tosca Lane)


One Book, One School

Introducing One Book, One School!

Wilchester is embarking on an exciting all-school book club called One Book, One School!  Through this program, our goal is to build a community of readers that includes students, parents, teachers and other school staff.  We would love for every family to make time to participate in this special event. Reading challenges will go out once a week and will only be a few chapters at a time, so reading every night is not required.  The benefits of reading aloud to children are remarkable, even to those who are old enough to read by themselves!

Families who would like to participate can buy the book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, at the link below for delivery at school.  We’ll read the book at home together from mid-March to mid-April and have the chance to participate in activities and discussions about the book.

CLICK HERE to Buy the Book from Blue Willow


Go Texan Day!

Dust off your boots for Go Texan Day on Feb. 22nd!  

Parents are invited to mosey over to the Wilchester gym on Friday, Feb. 22nd for our annual square dancing show!  Boots and western wear is encouraged, but not required.  Students in K- 5th will square dance during their specials period as follows:

Kindergarten: 9:45 – 10:35
1st Grade: 8:55 – 9:45
2nd Grade: 8:05 – 8:55
3rd Grade: 12:25 – 1:15
4th Grade: 1:15 – 2:05
5th Grade: 2:05 – 2:55


2019-2020 Budget Survey

The PTA Needs Your Suggestions!
Each year as a PTA, we review our budget to ensure we are spending donations in accordance with donor wishes and the school’s needs. This is accomplished through our annual PTA budget survey where parents and staff can provide input!

We want to hear from you!  We would appreciate your suggestions for ways to improve or enhance the school environment.  Please go to the link below to submit your budget input.

Please submit your suggestions by Monday, Feb. 25th!

CLICK HERE to Submit Budget Input


Volunteer Opportunities!

Looking to volunteer in 2019? Don’t forget to click on the “Volunteer Now” box located on the right side of the website! There are so many volunteer opportunities available – Recycling, Lunch Duty, Garden and more!

Recycling Sign Up

Lunch Duty Sign Up

Garden Sign Up

Blessings in a Backpack Sign Up

Morning Movers Sign Up


Auction Parties Available!

Miss out on buying a party at Auction?? You are in luck, we still have a limited number of tickets available to select parties. From pre-parties for incoming Pre-K’ers to celebrating Octoberfest with neighborhood friends, there are a variety of parties with spots still available. See the attached flyer for more information. The website is no longer online, but party tickets can be purchased by writing a check to the Wilchester PTA. Questions about a specific party? Contact the party contact listed on the flyer.

CLICK HERE for the available party flier!


2019 School Bell Award Nominee

Congratulations to Julie Carnett, Wilchester’s 2019 School Bell Award nominee! 

Staff and parents nominated Ms. Carnett because of her genuine dedication to her students.  She thoughtfully connects with the parents in her class, sending home notes and sharing students’ successes in her classroom.  She is constantly learning and striving to improve her teaching knowledge and strategies.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination for Wilchester’s School Bell Nominee!


Volunteer for Lunch Helper Duty!

Sign Up to be a Wilchester Lunch Duty Helper!

We would love to give our Wilchester staff an occasional break from lunch duty so that they can enjoy lunch as a grade level team!  We need your help to cover lunch periods for 2 days each month.  Helping monitor students is a quick way to volunteer and get a peek into your child’s school day.  Lunch periods are ONLY 30 MINUTES and monitoring is easy!

Lunch Duty Helpers are still needed THIS FRIDAY for Pre-K, 3rd Grade, and 5th Grade!  Please sign up to help if you’re available!

CLICK HERE to volunteer!



Click Here to order your 2018-19 yearbook!

Wondering if you ordered a yearbook already? Click Here to check!



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.




You need to register to a volunteer through SBISD to be able to volunteer at the school and in the classroom. Please do this by October 1st. Click here to register to volunteer with SBISD. This needs to be redone every year. If you plan to volunteer at multiple schools in SBISD, you can check the boxes for each school on the same application.
You can join Wilchester PTA by clicking here. This also needs to be renewed every school year.


Spirit Gear Orders

Our spirit gear was so popular that we’ve sold out of many items! We will be re-ordering this week, so if you have not completed an order form, and want to purchase sold-0ut items, please contact one of our Spirit Sales chairs below by Wednesday, August 22nd to place your order.

Katie Bahrami (kate.bahrami@gmail.com)

Laura Fletcher (laura.fletcher2@gmail.com)


Please note that in the Wilchester Press Newsletter, it lists Friday, August 24th as a Spirit Sale day, but we will NOT be selling spirit gear that morning.



Coming November 10th

Shop or dine at City Centre without the hassle of finding a parking space!
We will be auctioning off a reserved parking space at City Centre for one year at the Wilchester Auction in 2018. A quick shopping trip or a fun date night out without the worry of finding a parking space for one whole year will go to the highest bidder on November 10th!

The Auction Committee is off and running on securing donations for the auction but we still need your help! We are accepting auction donations now.
Do you have a weekend home you can donate for a weekend getaway?
Or a contact at the newest, hottest restaurant in town?
Then we want to hear from you!

Are you and your neighbors ready to host an amazing party? Or do you have a can’t-miss item to donate? Or maybe you or your office wants to be a corporate sponsor?

We have the forms for you! Auction 2018 is live and ready for business. All forms, from class parties to sponsorship, can be found at www.wilchesterpta.org/fundraising/auction/. We can’t wait to bring you another memorable evening while raising money for our beloved WCE, but we can’t do it alone!

Like our Facebook Page, Wilchester Auction 2018,
to stay current on all things Auction related.

Click  here to learn more about how to get involved