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Dads & Donuts

10/3/2022 10:57 am

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9/27/2022 5:33 pm


Carnival tickets are now on sale! 

Pre-order your Carnival tickets through October 18th.  

Click Here to Purchase Carnival Tickets! 


Additionally, there are other ways to support Carnival!

1. Help purchase items from the Amazon Wish List

2. Make a donation (contact Courtney Prochaska to coordinate)

3. Sign up for the Bake Sale

4. Sign up to loan your Ice Chest


Finally, for more information on Carnival, visit the Carnival Homepage or join us after the PTA meeting this Friday at 8 am for Carnival 101! Don't forget to RSVP for the PTA Meeting!


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Matching Gifts

9/27/2022 5:31 pm

If you submitted forms for corporate matching for the Family Underwriting Campaign, please email wcewaysandmeans@gmail.com so that we can be on the lookout for your matching and so that you can be recognized at the appropriate amount. 


And thanks to everyone who donated to the Family Underwriting Campaign.  Your generosity will help make this year "A Year for the Ages"!

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Math & Reading Stars Starts October 1st!

9/27/2022 5:30 pm

Math and Reading Stars Starts October 1st!

 The Math and Reading Stars program helps encourage your 1st - 5th grade child to practice important skills! Each student who 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 form when you complete:


30 minutes of extra math practice

1 hour of extra reading (beyond what is expected for his/her grade level)


Look for more information in this week’s Friday Folder!   


For the math and reading star forms and online tools students can use, please visit the Wilchester PTA website and select Math & Reading Stars under PTA Programs: https://wilchesterpta.membershiptoolkit.com/mathandreadingstars


You may also send questions to Kristin Homsi at kristinhomsi@yahoo.com.

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Lunch Duty Helpers

9/27/2022 5:29 pm


Good news!

We’ve added two slots to each lunch duty opportunity in case there are cancellations.  PLEASE do not sign up for any more than three total per child, so that everyone gets a chance to volunteer.   Grab your spot here!


Sign Up Here!

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Storybook Pumpkins

9/27/2022 5:28 pm



Storybook Pumpkin Contest

Get into the Fall spirit by decorating a pumpkin as your favorite character! This year the top four pumpkins with the most votes will win. Winning pumpkins will be announced LIVE on the morning broadcast, will receive a bookstore gift certificate, and will get to have donuts with our librarian, Ms. Ankney! Questions? Contact Brandi Stanton or Melissa Chou


Pumpkin Specifications

  • Pumpkin and/or container should be no larger than 2’x2’x2’
  • You may use paper, glue, paint, markers, or any other craft item to decorate your pumpkin.  Get creative!
  • Pumpkins and/or pumpkin containers cannot be plugged into power outlets.

Contest Rules & Information

  • Pumpkins are to be dropped off at the check-in table outside of the library on Friday, October 21st at 3:00 pm or Monday, October 24th from 7:30-8:30 am.  
  • Character pumpkins are a great way to introduce others to great books.   Pumpkins that represent a character from a book are highly recommended.
  • Pumpkins will be on display for over a week, so only artificial pumpkins will be accepted.
  • Please put your family’s name on the bottom of the pumpkin so that the name is not visible.
  • Students will vote on their favorite pumpkins with their homeroom teachers. The top four pumpkins with the most votes will be the winners.
  • Only one pumpkin per Wilchester family will be accepted. There should be minimal parental help when decorating the pumpkin.
  • Pumpkins will be available for pick up on Oct. 28th (all pumpkins not picked up on the 28th will be discarded). 
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Yearbook News!

9/20/2022 12:21 pm



Yearbooks are on sale now! You can purchase your child's yearbook hereIf you purchase before 11/30/22 the price is $35. After that the price jumps to $40. 


5th grade ads are also available for purchase! The deadline to purchase is 12/16/22 and the deadline for ad submission is 12/31/22. 


Please keep submitting photos for the yearbook! Our project number this year is 326691 (you do not need to enter an upload code) on the Balfour ImageShare app. We know the app is tricky for some so you can also upload photos through the Balfour website! Just enter the same project number as above and log in (once again, no upload code needed). Please only submit photos with two or more students so we can make room for everyone. Also, please make sure to include grade level and names of people in the photo so we can get them to the right place. Thank you!


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Internal Needs Committee

9/13/2022 1:11 pm


The Internal Needs Committee is a resource for supporting students at Wilchester Elementary School. When a student is in need of basic and essential items, this committee will step in to assist.


Families and organizations are invited to assist in a variety of efforts. Please sign up using the links below:

- Gather your group/organization to provide hygiene packs at a later date in the year

- Provide basic items (deodorant, reusable water bottles, lunchboxes, and snacks)

- Donate good used and excellent condition warm clothes for cooler weather


Please contact Ashleigh Davis and Brandi Stanton with any questions.




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Join the PTA Form!

9/13/2022 1:11 pm



Have a friend who didn't receive an eBlast this week? It's probably because they missed the deadline to join the PTA. Oops. Good thing we will still accept their membership through the "Small Form" throughout the year.

Please tell your friend, they may go to the website or forward them this email and they may follow this link to sign up now.

And, did you know that belonging to Wilchester's PTA gives you access to great discounts on goods and services through Texas PTA?  Click here  to learn more!   

If you have questions please contact wilchesterptapresident@gmail.com.

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Volunteer with Blessings in a Backpack!

9/2/2022 11:26 am

Blessings in a Backpack

If you’re looking for a way to plug in and put some good into the universe at the same time, you are gladly invited to join the Sister School volunteer base.

We support packing and distributing Blessings in a Backpack on Friday mornings at Spring Shadows Elementary as well as facilitate whatever they need in lieu of a PTA during the school year. In the past, the Sister School Committee has done coat drives, turkey drives before Thanksgiving, STAAR snack bags and encouraging notes, teacher appreciation breakfasts and coffees - you name it, if they ask, we try very hard to make it happen for them.

As you can guess, we need a variety of talents, so if you’d like to stay in the know with ways to help PLEASE click the signup genius HERE.


By signing up, you are not committing to Blessings in a Backpack deliveries on Fridays; you are committing to helping Spring Shadows Elementary. The committee will be sending a Blessings in a Backpack sign-up once they have a team. Currently they are building their volunteer base so we know who to contact with volunteer opportunities as they arise. Thanks so much for your happy hearts!

Questions? Reach out to TK Harrison or Heather Braniff! We'd love to give you more information.


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Paw Print Express

8/30/2022 12:04 pm


Wilchester Paw Print Express (PPE)

What: Paw Print Express is Wilchester’s student mail service that allows students to write letters and notes to friends and teachers throughout the year.

Who: Students, Teachers, Friends and Family

When: Letters will be distributed each Friday starting September 16th

Where: Mailboxes are located in the school lobby, library and second floor


How: Students will have the opportunity to write letters during class, can print/write a letter on PPE stationary using this link, or can email letters to wcepawprintexpress@gmail.com. Students will then take turns sorting and distributing the mail.


Parent Volunteer Opportunity: Each class needs parent volunteers to help the kids sort the letters.  Use this link to sign up!


For more information visit our PPE page on the PTA website. 

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8/30/2022 12:03 pm



Reflections is a national PTA art contest and every Wildcat is invited to participate. 

The 2022-23 theme is “Show Your Voice.”

Categories are: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts

Reflections submissions are due on Wednesday, October 19 at 8am in the library. Digital entries will be submitted this year, but please bring your written entry form. 


Rules and guidelines are located on the Texas PTA website and you can also contact your 2022-23 Reflections Chairs with any questions: 

Lisa Box and Larissa McLean 


Link to rules and entry forms


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Upload Pics All Year!

Download the Balfour Image Share App
WCE's project number - 326691 (include grade/names of people)
uestions? Contact Jessica Candler
 Purchase a Yearbook or 5th Grade Ad! 











Have News to Submit?
Include your verbiage and graphics in an email to the appropriate news source. 

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November 4th @ 8am
Wilchester Cafeteria
General Meeting
RSVP Opening Soon! 

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As a busy September comes to a close we want to thank the following volunteers and committees for their hard work at WCE this month.  They are truly helping to make this "A Year for the Ages!"

Our Homeroom Coordinators Cassie Greenway and Courtney Robertson for all of their hard work behind the scenes working with this year's homeroom parents and for leading another great homeroom parent training meeting at the end of August.  

The Birthday Marquee Coordinator Lisa Hodges for overseeing the sales of the birthday marquees and for working with the front office to get those names on the birthday marquee this month and the rest of the school year.  We know how excited kids are to see their names on the marquee!

Our new Social Media Coordinator Annie McQueen for helping keep us all informed of what's happening around WCE. And there is alot to keep us informed about!  

The PGP/GT Liaisons for organizing and hosting a Bendwood Parents Meeting at WCE.  This was a great chance for parents to get their questions answered and to learn more about the Spiral program: CrystalLee Potts, Emily Raines, Shayla Russell.

Odyssey of the Mind Chair Mariju Wille for hosting a very informative Odyssey of the Mind information session and helping to spread the word about OM!

The newly formed Internal Needs Committee (Brandi Stanton, Ashleigh Davis and Ashley Kunco) and the heart of Wilchester, Amanda Dikdan, for the work they have already done supporting the WCE community. And a big thanks to everyone at WCE who has donated snacks and hygiene packs this month!

Thank you again to everyone for helping make this truly "A Year for the Ages"! 


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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 
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