Important Upcoming Dates
See the Wedgwood PTA website calendar for a full list of events
February 18-22: NO SCHOOL, Presidents Day and Mid-winter break
Thursday, February 28, 5-7 p.m.: Wedgwood Elementary Potluck
Monday, March 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: PTA Board Meeting in Wedgwood Library
Friday, March 22, 6-10 p.m.: Spring auction
Um, so what about all those snow days?
Curious how all these snow days will impact when school ends? Mr. Liu will be sending out information, but in the meantime, here is information from the SPS website.
School Year Date Changes: We recognize that school closures create schedule changes that are challenging for students, staff and families and appreciate your patience. Make up days are determined though a bargaining process with our labor partner, Seattle Education Association. All options will be considered. We will also explore alternative instructional hours with the state Superintendent's Office of Public Instruction (OSPI). Graduation dates will be reviewed once we have clarity on snow make-up days. No decisions will be made this week as we continue to manage inclement weather that could result in school delays and closures.
PTA needs you! Help nominate our next leaders
We are looking for a few people to help with this year's nominating committee. The committee helps with the recruiting and nominating of our PTA Executive Board (President, VP, Treasurer and Secretary). This is a great way to get involved and learn about the PTA with a low time commitment! Please contact email@example.com with questions.
Auction update: early registration, last call for donations and host a parent party
"A Night in Monte Carlo" is coming up on Friday, March 22 and we’re busy planning what we hope is a fun night for you and raises much needed PTA funds for our kids!
Early Registration: Register by Friday, Feb. 15 to enter to win a $50 gift card to Mioposto! Return your RSVP card or go online to charityauction.bid/wedgwoodauction.
Donations and Sponsorships: Please consider donating an item to the Auction by Feb 15. Donations may be made online at charityauction.bid/wedgwoodauction or click here to download the procurement/sponsorship form.
Host a parent party! Want to donate but can’t think of anything? Consider hosting a parent party! What is it? Wedgwood moms and dads host these parties and other parents can sign up for them the night of the auction. These events can be as elaborate or low-key as you wish, and host 4 people or 40. All the money raised through sign-up goes to the school and the money you spend is tax-deductible.
We've got some party ideas!
You can grab one of these ready-to-go party ideas below or come up with something even more exciting on your own.
Cocktail Mixer: Teach how to make three different cocktails
Knitting Party: An afternoon of knitting, tea and fun
Walk and Donuts: A three-mile walk followed up with donuts and coffee
Wine and Cheese Night: Tasting and snacks
Trivia Night: Celebrate knowledge
Scrapbooking Afternoon: Album and supplies provided
Jewelry-Making Party: Make a bracelet or earring set
For more details or to sign up today, contact Kim Vandervort at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the party to be included in the catalogue, we need to know the details by Monday, February 25; anything after that will be included on our website and at the auction itself.
Up next after Mid-Winter Break…Call for Night of Auction Volunteers, Wine & Dessert Donations…stay tuned!
Questions? Lisa West, Auction Chair, at email@example.com. For information on procurements or sponsorships, please contact Chris Korol at firstname.lastname@example.org or Martina Austin @ email@example.com.
Wedgwood musical sold out (but you could still maybe get tickets)
The Wedgwood Musical is now SOLD OUT for all three performances.
The good news is that all the Wedgwood kids will get to see the whole play at an in-school performance on Monday, March 11. Note that this is not open to the public.
How can you still get tickets? A small amount of tickets will get released before the show (such as cast/crew tickets that go unused or tickets that aren't paid by February 14). To get on the wait list for a particular night, please use the ticket sales link. and sign up for the wait list for whatever nights(s) you want. We will start to work through the wait list and notify people after 2/14. Unused tickets will be offered based on website timestamp.
Location: Wedgwood Elementary Stage (in the Cafeteria)
Run Time: 75 minutes
Cost: $5/ticket (please contact Ms. Waltzer for financial assistance)
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marie Kondo those books and help out the PTA
Keep used-book donations coming! The PTA is collecting used children’s books for the upcoming used book sale in April. Drop your donations in front of the library – kid's books only please. All book sales support the PTA and your kids! The sale will be Wednesday-Friday, April 24-26 in the library, so mark your calendars. If you want to help out or have question contact Emilie Wicker at Emiliewicker@hotmail.com.
Super-easy volunteer opp available
If you are on the private Wedgwood Families Facebook group and enjoy the discussions, fun photos, resources, and quick answers you get from other parents in the community, consider signing up to act as the Administrator for the group during the 2019-2020 school year. The gig is easy and requires less than an hour a week of time. All you have to do is read the posts to make sure people are posting appropriate material, not posting kids’ full names, and acting civilly towards one another.
You also need to approve new member requests. My child graduates this year, so I need a K-4 parent to take over in June, 2018. Because the WW Facebook group is NOT administered by the school or PTA and is parent run, it requires a current parent to act as Administrator. Please send Elise Gruber a private message through Facebook if you are interested. Thanks!
Mid-winter break camps near you and special discount
Yes, next week is mid-winter break. If you need a camp, stat, never fear, Wedgwood Drama Studio (run by Wedgwood parent Christi Cruz) is offering a camp next week in the neighborhood and she'll offer a $50 discount to Wedgwood Elementary parents! Get camp information and registration here; use the coupon code "Marmots" for your Wedgwood discount.
Opportunity for girls to learn lax: Beginners welcome at March 1 clinic
Roosevelt High School Girls Lacrosse team is sponsoring a girls youth lacrosse clinic for girls grades 3-8 with ANY and ALL abilities. This is the fifth annual event in which we honor our friend and past teammate, Molly Conley (nicknamed MC2). She was a 4.0 student, an aggressive lacrosse player and a wonderful friend. Molly loved the game, having fun and making new friends. We provide this clinic for young girls in her honor, because Molly made a lasting impact.
The clinic this year is on FRIDAY NIGHT, March 1, from 5-7 p.m., with registration starting at 4:45pm. Registration comes with a free Roosevelt Girls Lacrosse T-shirt for your player (if you register prior to 2/15/19). Click here to register.
Who wants to play ultimate frisbee?
Is your 3rd-5th grade child interested in playing Ultimate Frisbee? We are looking at starting a team at Wedgwood and trying to gauge interest. Ultimate is a very fun, active, and unique team sport that emphasizes sportsmanship and 'spirit of the game'. It is co-ed and multi-grade.
Practices will most likely take on Mondays from 5-6 p.m. at Thornton Creek play field with games on Saturdays. Even if your child has never played an organized sport, Ultimate is a welcoming environment for everyone.
If your child is interested and/or you are interested in helping out, please email WedgwoodUltimate@gmail.com asap. Team sign ups are mid-February.
A very fishy offer
Our guppies keep having babies, and our tank is over populated. So if you have a freshwater aquarium with a heater and filter and would like some pretty, peaceful fish, fry are FREE TO A GOOD HOME. Email email@example.com or text/call (206) 276-8099.
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