PTA Weekly

Springtime events

Last two weeks! Just a few things left on the calendar this year. Please also check the PTA Website for details. Next week we'll have more information on summer playdates and more.

  • 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


This Tuesday! Middle-school night for 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.

Save the date for the back-to-school BBQ!

We know you are excited for school to end...not to begin again....but we still want you to SAVE THE DATE for the BACK TO SCHOOL BBQ!! Next year’s BBQ is on Friday, September 6 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on the playground. So mark your calendars now and in the meantime enjoy the summer!!!

4 questions for our top Bike to School cyclist at Wedgwood

As we mentioned in last week's Weekly, the student who biked the most during Bike to School Month was Clara Yau, a first grader in Ms. Benfield’s class, who biked an amazing 2,545 minutes in May! 

How did she manage to bike so much? Does she have advice for other students? We asked Clara to share a little about her biking.

  1. Why do you like biking and scootering? Because it's fun and I can practice balancing.

  2. What’s your favorite place to bike? Green Lake.

  3. What’s the longest bike ride you did during the month, from where to where? From Pike Place along the waterfront parks (almost to Interbay) and back again.

  4. If you bike to school do you have any safety tips for other kids? Wear a helmet. Go with a grownup.

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

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!!

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 an 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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