Important Upcoming Dates
October: annual PTA pledge drive
October 1-31: Walktober tracking: Track your walking minutes!
Thursday, October 25, 5-7 p.m.: School potluck
Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8:15 a.m.-8:40 a.m.: Move-a-Thon assembly
Monday, Nov. 5: PTA Food Drive begins
Monday, Nov. 5, 6-8 p.m.: PTA board meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 7: Move-a-thon
Friday, Nov. 9, 1:40-2:20 p.m.: Veterans Day Assembly
Monday-Friday, Nov. 9-16: Scholastic Book Sale
Friday, Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.: Fall Dance and Food Drive
Monday, Nov. 12, Veterans Day observed (no school)
Tuesday, Nov. 13: Reflections Art projects due
Thursday, Nov. 15: Make-up Picture Day
Monday-Wednesday, Nov. 19-21: Parent Teacher conference (no school)
Thursday-Friday, Nov. 22-23: Thanksgiving holiday (no school)
Invest in your kid's education: 2018 PTA Pledge Drive!
Marmot decals are here and the Pledge Drive is on a roll! 59 families and 2 staff members have contributed bringing the total amount raised to $12,335.50. Every donation earns a Wedgwood Marmot decal, support our school today! Don't hesitate, act today, and give what is comfortable for your family.
Send in your Pledge Drive donation today!
Book Fair volunteers wanted!
Our annual Scholastic book fair is November 9-16 and we need you to help. Share your love of books with the kids and help raise some much-needed money for the library! We are looking for volunteers to set up and break down the book fair, cashiers and book organizers (who also help the kids find the books they love).
Spend time with kids and books!
Our awesome librarian, Ms. Leland, needs volunteers, especially for kindergarten classes. Sign up here.
Do you need extra food for your students on the weekends?
Food Packs are free and confidential and are put in your student's backpack every Friday. They may include: nuts, fruit, vegetables, soup, snacks, crackers, macaroni & cheese, granola bars, peanut butter, trail mix and tuna.
Please email Nurse Sarah Barquero at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 19 to receive the first food pack on Friday, October 26. Include your student's name, teacher's name and your email address.
Get movin' at this year's Move-a-thon
It's that time of year again… our 11th annual Wedgwood Move-A-Thon is coming up on Wednesday, November 7. It's so inspiring to see the passion and commitment of Wedgwood's students as they run, walk, and skip their way to our fundraising goals! The money our kids raise keeps PTA programs and services going.
Fundraising packets will come home with your student next week. Volunteer sign up will start in late October. Stay tuned for details and consider getting involved … we love our Move-A-Thon volunteers!
Vote yes for kids! Fall election endorsements
YES on Proposition No. 1 on your November ballots
Seattle Council PTSA endorses a "YES" vote for the City of Seattle's Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Levy. The proposed levy will make seven years of investment to:
Double the number of children in quality preschool, who are from low-income homes,
Fund K-12 and community investments, including critical school-based health services, Family Support Workers, dedicated resources for the 4,280 K-12 students experiencing homelessness in Seattle, and increasing teacher diversity;
Expand access to college for all Seattle high school graduates through the Seattle Promise College Tuition Program.
WSPTA legislative assembly
The annual Washington State PTA legislative assembly is this October 21/22 in Auburn. Attendance is open to all, and participants will vote on the top 5 legislative issues for the school year from among a list including student safety and nutrition, and funding for a) teacher salaries, b) paraeducators salaries, c) family engagement coordinators, d) classroom size reduction, and e) preschool tuition. The list also includes measures restricting youth access to guns and to tobacco.
You can always find the latest news on legislative actions from the WA State PTA advocacy page:
To join the 2018-2019 WWE PTA as legislative representative, email Amalia Magaret at email@example.com.
Thank you, kindergarten families
A huge thank you to all the Kindergarten families for coming together last Friday and building the community of the class of 2031! A special thank you to Jane Moody for organizing and Emma Hess, Caroline Daniel, Erin Gallagher, Mali Hawthorne, and Jennifer Rorabaugh for all their hard work pulling it together. Welcome to Wedgwood, kindergarten families!
Move those feet: It's Walktober
Are you tracking your walking in October? October is also known as Walktober and is International Walk to School Month? You should have received a walking minutes log for each student in Kid Mail so you can track your walking in October. Turn it in at the end of the month and we'll see which classroom has walked the most! Any walking counts -- not just walking to school. This is a great warm-up for the Move-a-Thon.
School musical auditions coming up!
By this time, all the parent information meetings for the musical (Willy Wonka) have happened. If you didn't attend a parent meeting, your child cannot audition for the cast. However, there will be many crew opportunities, including backstage tech, props, and sets, so stay tuned!
Auditions are October 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Multi-Arts Portable 1.
Sign-ups for musical crew will happen in November; fee for participation in tech is $50.
Rehearsals run after school October 29 through February 28. Attendance is required on both days: Mondays 3:30-4:45 p.m. and Thursdays 2:45-4:45 p.m.
Tech rehearsals are required and held in WW cafeteria March 1, 4, and 5 (2:45-5:45 p.m.), March 6 (1:30-4:30 p.m.), Mar 7 (2:45-5:45 p.m.), and March 8 (2:45-4 p.m.)
Performances: Friday, March 8, at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m. in WW Cafeteria
Want to volunteer for the musical?
We now have our parent coordinators! Woohoo! If you’d like to help out with the musical, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you’re interested in doing (props, set build, kid wrangling, costume creation, etc.) and we’ll put you in touch with the right coordinator. (Your child doesn’t have to participate for you to volunteer.)
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