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Used Book Fair - ALL DAY on THURSDAY!

1/25/2022 2:12 pm

 

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We had OVER 4000 books donated, so we are opening the Used Book Fair ALL DAY TOMORROW, Thursday (1/27). 

 

Kids can shop during the day if they have cash - all items are $.50, $1, $3, or $5. 

Questions, please contact Abby Garrett.

 

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Special PTA Voting Meeting

1/25/2022 2:12 pm

Save the Date for a special Voting Meeting of the PTA Board, on Friday, February 4th at 8:00 am.

The month of January does not have an official PTA Meeting, however we plan to call a special "voting" meeting to approve the members of the Nominating Committee and a budget amendment. The Nominating Committee is the group of people who help determine the new slate of PTA Officers for the 2022-2023 School Year.

Unlike some other committees at school, these folks have to be officially voted in/approved by a PTA vote before they can begin their important work.

This meeting should not take long, and we're trying to make it as convenient as possible, because we plan to hold the meeting at 8:00am on February 4th, directly after our February Walk and Roll. Simply drop your kiddo off and join us in the MPR for a brief vote.

Thank you and we hope to see you there.

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Save the Date! Go Texan Day

1/25/2022 2:12 pm

In light of SPIRAL taking place on Fridays, we have decided to move WCE Go Texan Day and PK Rodeo Day to Thursday, February 24th.  This will ensure all students are able to participate in the fun!  On this day, parents are invited in to view a special rodeo dance presentation during your child’s SPECIALIST time!  More information to come, but we wanted to make sure you have the date on your calendar so that you can make plans to attend.

Grade Level & Class time

  • Grade 3 @ 8:10-9:00
  • Grade 4 @ 9:00-9:50
  • Kinder @ 9:55-10:45
  • Grade 5 @ 11:25-12:15
  • Grade 1 @ 1:15-2:05
  • Grade 2 @ 2:05-2:55
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Reflections

1/25/2022 2:11 pm

Congratulations to all of our 2021-2022 Reflections Participants and thank you to our Chairs, Gina Yu and Kelly Ross.

We are proud to announce that two Wilchester students have advanced to the State Level for their work.

4th Grader, Claire Sherman will advance for her Literature piece and 3rd Grader, Lyana Yu will advance for her Music Composition piece.

An awards ceremony for ALL participants will take place on Tuesday, February 15th at 3:30pm. Children can go straight to the Multipurpose Room after school and parents can arrive at 3:15pm to join them. Please submit a change of transportation for your child on that day saying "Reflections Award Ceremony." Younger siblings are welcome to attend.

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100th Day of School

1/25/2022 2:06 pm

Save the Date for our 100th Day of School Kindergarten Celebration!

 

The celebration will take place on Monday, January 31st at 8:30am in the cafeteria. Look out for more details from your Kinder teachers and Room Parents on how to volunteer and participate. They will be asked to dress as 100 year olds* to acknowledge this milestone and it's beyond precious.

Questions, contact Tiffany Baumgartner.

*Also, be sure to look out for info from your Pre-K teachers as well, who have the kiddos dress up as 100 year olds too.

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School Bell Award Winner!

1/25/2022 1:04 pm

   
 
Three cheers for amazing 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Casey Poche who was nominated from Wilchester for the SBISD Council of PTAs School Bell Award.
 
This award recognizes an outstanding SBISD staff member who promotes the purposes of the PTA and advocates for all children. Join us in congratulating the well deserved Mrs. Poche!
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Update to Morning Movers

1/18/2022 1:30 pm

Special Announcement: Morning Movers is changing to be a seasonal activity September-November and March-May. The mornings are always around the 40's in January and February so it will be something the kids can look forward to when it isn’t so cold.

Stay warm and we look forward to starting back up in March!

Questions, contact Jenn Whalen.

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PreK Lottery

1/10/2022 6:47 pm

 

The Wilchester PreK Lottery will be held via Zoom on January 28, 2022 at 9 am (those who signed up will be sent the Zoom link.)

 

NOTE: This is the last week to sign up to be included in the lottery!

 

In order for your child to be considered in the lottery, you must sign up between January 4th and January 27th. To sign up, please reach out to Dalila Ortiz (dalila.ortiz@springbranchisd.com). You will need to provide:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residence
  • Health/Immunization Records
  • Parents Picture ID 

The lottery is for children who will be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2022 and live in the school’s attendance zone. Priority is given to those who have an older sibling attending the same campus for the 2022-2023 school year.

Make sure that you view important dates as well as the instructions for enrolling your child in PreK.   

 

Additionally, here is a specific guide related to PreK at Wilchester.

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STEMFEST - Save the Date!

1/10/2022 6:45 pm

 

RSVP for STEMFest THIS WEEK! Registration closes January 28th!

 

STEMfest is coming ... IN PERSON on Friday, February 4th, from 5 pm - 7:30pm! 

RSVP for the event and to order food. If you prefer to grab a take-home kit as opposed to attending in person, you can find details for that on the RSVP link as well. The RSVP Link will close on January 28th, so RSVP now!

 

RSVP Now! 

 

Start saving your paper towel, toilet paper, and giftwrap rolls. A collection bin is in the front of the school for these items.

STEMfest is a unique event where families can explore and engage in science-based, hands-on activities.

With over 20 activities, there’s something for everyone and every age. The event is designed for the entire family to enjoy and with thanks to student volunteers from Westchester and Stratford, minimal parent volunteers are needed. Meals, prizes, and lots of take-aways are offered as well.

Questions, Contact wcestemfest@gmail.com

 

 
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Blessings in a Backpack

1/4/2022 1:01 pm



Please sign up to help deliver Blessings in a Backpack on Friday mornings this spring.  It’s a fun and rewarding way to volunteer with our sister school, Spring Shadows Elementary.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A4BA4AB2EA64-blessings11

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Math & Reading Stars

12/7/2021 12:41 pm

Use Extra Time During the Holidays to Earn Math and Reading Stars!

Does your holiday break include time in the car or on a plane? Or maybe some down time at home? Grab a book or some flash cards and start earning stars!
 
The Math and Reading Stars program is in full swing, but it’s not too late to get started! The holiday break is the perfect opportunity to earn extra stars! Each student who earns 24 stars in math or reading (or both!) by mid-April will receive a medal 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

For more information, please check out the Wilchester PTA website. You may also send questions to Tiffany Baumgartner.

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Library Volunteers

11/16/2021 12:40 pm

Library Volunteers Needed!

We recently brought back one of our parent's most favorite volunteer opportunities...Library Volunteers!

Use the sign up genius to volunteer during your child's class library time. You will be helping check out books, and generally assisting Ms. Ankney during your child's library session. Most sessions are only 30 minutes (some just 15 minutes) so it's a quick and easy opportunity to volunteer on campus.

Please note that 5th graders do not have an assigned library time and are therefore not shown on this sign up. Also, please note only language arts teachers are on the sign up, so sign up for when your child is with that language arts teacher (morning or afternoon) if you don't see your homeroom teacher listed.

Due to the overwhelming interest in this volunteer role, we are asking that parents only sign up for 2 slots a teacher at this time. For example, if you have three kids, you can sign up twice for each of those children, not twice total. If slots remain open after a few weeks, we will open it up to signing up as much as you'd like.

Enjoy time in the library with your children as their love of reading grows. Questions, contact Melissa Treadway.

 

Sign Up Now!

 

 

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Update Yearbook Photos

11/3/2021 12:33 pm

We have received some reports about issues when downloading or utilizing our ImageShare app when uploading pictures we can use for the Yearbook. 


If you experience any issues downloading or using the ImageShare app, you can alternatively open a web browser on your device and visit images.balfour.com to upload photos.

Don't forget the project code is: 226691

For questions, contact Mari Acuna.
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Weed the Marque

10/20/2021 1:16 pm

Do you have a green thumb and want Wilchester to look its very best?

If so, please grab a friend and consider volunteering to weed the flower bed around the marquee at WCE!  We just need volunteers to do it, on their own time, once a month. It only takes about an hour and it's good for the soul!

 

Pick a day and time that work for your schedule, preferably during the first week of the month.  Gloves and a trash bag are suggested.  Weeds may be deposited in the compost bin at the NE corner of the playground.

 

Thank you for helping to beautify WCE!

Sign up for a time to weed the marquee HERE.

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Blessings in a Backpack

9/15/2021 4:42 pm

Blessings in a BackpackIf you’re interested and able to help assemble or deliver Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack weekend food bags, please sign up below:

 
*Friday mornings (two time slots available- sign up for one or both)
*Please be a registered SBISD volunteer
*The BEST way to start your weekend
 
Questions?  Ask Marty Chapman: 713-301-0905/rickmart@earthlink.net
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Lunch Duty Helpers Needed

9/7/2021 12:55 pm

Do you want a chance to interact with your kiddo at school and meet some of their buddies? Do you also want to help give our hard working teachers a short break to be spoiled at a monthly Teacher Appreciation Lunch? Well if you answered yes to these questions, sign up to be a “lunch duty helper.”
 
It’s an easy, 30 minute gig that typically involves helping kids to the lunch line, opening food containers, and reminding them to stay in their seat. There will always be an administrator on duty too to handle any discipline issues for you.
 
If you can help, please sign up HERE.
 
Your teachers thank you from the bottom of their hearts.


Questions, please contact Amanda Graham

 

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Support our Sister School

9/7/2021 12:51 pm

Spring Shadows VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES - WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Wilchester Elementary has proudly supported Spring Shadows Elementary as our sister school since 2011.  The program is designed to improve education, support teachers’ needs and most importantly to support the basic clothing and food needs of children. 

 

Sign up to be on our committee, and we will contact you about specific ways you can help!  Examples are Blessings in a Backpack distribution, Coat Drive, Turkey Drive, and a Teacher Appreciation luncheon.

 Sign Up to Volunteer!

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Wilchester School Marquee

8/16/2021 5:36 pm

Want to display your child's birthday on the Wilchester School Marquee?

Just sign up! But act fast, as there are over 850 students at Wilchester and only 12 spots available each month (we have added 2 additional spots each month).

Have your child featured on the marquee in front of the school for their entire birthday month, beginning in September.

It makes for a great photo op and the kids are always so proud to see their name in lights.

There are only 12 spots available each month and they will sell out, so act fast!
$75 a piece
Must sign up by Friday, August 27th for birthdays September '21-August '22
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Birthday Book Club

7/28/2021 2:59 pm

Birthday Book Club

Do you want to honor your child's birthday in a special way?? The Wilchester Birthday Book Club is a great way to celebrate your child’s birthday and help grow our school library! 

 

To honor your child, simply purchase a book for the library. Books will be delivered on the first Monday of each month (with the exception of September and January). The honorees will be the first to receive and read the books. When finished, they will return the books to the library for others in the school to check out and enjoy! 

 

If you want to honor a summer or September birthday, please ensure you have purchased a book by August 26th!

 

And remember, hardcover books will last longer in our school library, so please consider donating a hardcover book when possible.  

 
For information about how to donate a book, see the Birthday Book Club webpage.

 

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

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YEARBOOK

Upload Pics All Year!

Download the Balfour Image Share App. WCE's project number - 226691 (include grade/names of people). Q
uestions? Contact Maricarmen Acuna.
 Purchase a Yearbook - only $40 

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UPCOMING PTA MEETING

  
Special Meeting*:
February 4th @ 8 am
*Special Voting Meeting to approve the members of the Nominating Committee and a budget amendment. 

February 17th @ 12 pm
WCE Multi-Purpose Room
RSVP for Feb 17th Meeting  
Need to join the PTA? 
Complete the Small Form   

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Sign up for a School Tour!  

PAW PRINT EXPRESS

TREASURER FORMS

Please use the following forms for requests for reimbursements and deposits:
Check Reimbursement  
Check Deposit 
If you are making a PTA purchase, please use a tax exempt form. The PTA cannot reimburse you for tax paid.
Tax Exempt Form 
Please follow the Treasurer Guidelines.

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