PTA Weekly

Springtime events

Hello Marmot families! We have made it to June and there are still a few fun events left on our calendar. Please also check the PTA Website for details and be on the lookout for volunteer opportunities:

  • Talent Show: Friday, June 14, 12:40-2 p.m.

  • Spring Garden Party: Friday, June 14, 2:25-4:40 p.m.

  • Middle School Night: Tuesday, June 18, 6:15 p.m.

  • Field Day: Wednesday, June 19

  • 5th Grade Promotion: Friday, June 21, 9-10 a.m.

  • Last day of school! Thursday, June 27, with a 1:25 p.m. release

Bike to School Month winners announced!

We had a great turnout for Bike to School Month! Congrats to all the bikers who cycled all over the city this month and tracked their time. We’ve tallied up all those minutes – here are the classes that did the most biking, according to the tracking sheets.

  • First place for biking minutes was Ms. Benfield's first-grade class with 6,789 minutes! Ms. Benfield's class also had the highest rate of participation.

  • Second was Ms. Tice's kindergarten class with 3,880 minutes!

  • Third was Ms. Brickett's third-grade class with 3,305 minutes!

In addition, we want to recognize six students who biked more than 1,000 minutes this month: Ryan Chow, a first grader in Ms. Benfield's class, Oliver Morse, a first grader in Ms. Papke's class, Cameron Morse, a third grader in Ms. Williams' class, Parker Herdstrom, a kindergartener in Ms. Goforth's class; and Sam Geoghagan, a third grader in Ms. Brickett's class. And, drum roll please, the student who biked the most in May was Clara Yau, a first grader in Ms. Benfield’s class, who biked an amazing 2,545 minutes in May! 

We'll be distributing some prizes to the winning classrooms in the next week -- stay tuned!

PTA Reflections Art Program needs a 2019-20 lead

Each year, Wedgwood Elementary students participate in the Reflections Program, a National and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. A student may submit an original entry in any of the following arts areas: visual arts photography, literature, music composition, dance choreography, and film production. The theme of the 2019-2020 competition is: “Look Within.”

Last year, several Wedgwood students were recognized for their original works. Please help us continue to emphasize the importance of an art education by volunteering to lead this effort! This is a lighter volunteer lift: we need someone to keep our community aware of deadlines and submission information, and celebrate our students who participate (which is pretty easy!). Thank you to Renee Davis for leading the program this year. For more information, contact: marmotptaevents@gmail.com

Calling all Wedgwood fifth-grade families!

Is middle school on your mind? Ms. Hoisington is organizing an informal evening onTuesday, June 18, at 6:15 p.m. in the Wedgwood cafeteria to answer questions that fifth graders and their families might have before entering middle school. There will be a panel of parents from Eckstein MS and Jane Addams MS who will answer questions directly from the audience. Parents, please come ready with your questions! Middle school parents can answer questions about sports, music, clubs, academics, and the overall school experience.

This event is geared more towards parents because students will have an opportunity to ask questions directly to middle school students one day during school hours. That being said, students are welcome too.

We need volunteers for summer watering in the Wedgwood garden!

We need volunteers to sign up for a week or two this summer to keep our garden growing. you just need to water twice in the week you sign up for and you can sign up for only half the garden. Bringing your kids to the playground? Why not water while they play? On a hot day you can delight you kids with a sprinkle from the hose.

Please follow this link to sign up and thank you!!

Navigating email and the web for your kids: a practical workshop for parents

Join Kelly from Mindful Media for a parent-friendly look at what you need to consider when your kids start using email and the internet, what to look for in the devices and technology available, how to make it safer and what conversations to have.

Summer is coming up quickly, if you would like some practical help about how to make the web safer (including setting up a safer email account for children) before your kids are out on break, come to this workshop on Monday, June 17, 7-8:30 p.m. at Phinney Neighborhood Center for a parent-friendly look at what you need to consider when your child starts using email and the internet, what to look for in the devices and technology available as well as how to make it safer. Especially for parents of children in mid-elementary to middle school.

There is a special discount code for $5 off that you can claim by using the link below to register, look forward to seeing you there!

**Get tickets here.

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Free bullying workshop this Saturday

On Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Gracie Barra in Wedgwood is holding an anti-bullying workshop. It will cover principles and concepts on how to recognize, handle and prevent bullying. There is no cost for the workshop 

Kids With an Edge

If you're looking for summer learning opportunities, the classes at Kids With an Edge are designed to build confidence while enjoying the journey! Small groups of 2-4 kids and plenty of 1:1 attention. It offers strong FUNdamentals! math classes, Algebra 1, reading/math classes, summer math camps, computer camps and private tutoring. Find out more at info@kidswithanedge.com and kidswithanedge.com.

Free training camps for Lake City Junior Football & Cheer programs

Lake City Junior Football & Cheer programs is putting on a free training camp on Sunday,June 23, from 3-5 p.m.! The camps are non-contact, put on by the LCJF coaches and some high school players, and are expected to have NFL combine-type activities, and a two-hand touch scrimmages at the end. 

The cheer camp is put on by our Cheer coach, Tonya Webster! The kids will learn some dance, some beginning cheer moves and some authentic cheers our bravettes perform! 

There is no commitment to play football/ or cheer during the fall. It's a opportunity to check things out and see if its something the kids might enjoy! Here are the dates of the camps, all at Nathan Hale HS, and the link to the registration (although you can just show up as well). If you have any questions please email Lcjfcheercoach@gmail.com

 

Soccer camp at Jane Addams Middle School July 8-12

A Nathan Hale Raider Boys and girls soccer camp for elementary and middle schoolers will be held July 8-12, 2019. Register now before spots fill up! Elementary school hours: 9am -12pm. Middle School hours: 1–4 pm. Location: Jane Addams Middle School. $100 per player. Price includes five days of camp, T-shirt, soccer ball and coaching by Nathan Hale Soccer Team & Coach(es).

Contact mypromotions@comcast.net for link to registration and any additional questions. Spread the word!

Sports camps at Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt High School athletic teams are hosting several sports camps this summer, including basketball, football, and volleyball. Find out dates and registration at this link. Our Girls Basketball Coach asked me to forward this on to you in hopes you would share with your families via email, daily bulletin, etc.

There also two summer basketball camps for girls being held at Roosevelt (mini-hooper: grades 1-6 and advanced hoop: grades 7-9) this summer. Email Sara Thomas roosevelthoops@gmail.com.

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