Important Upcoming Dates
See the Wedgwood PTA website calendar for a full list of events!
Dec. 3-14: Winter Council Clothing Drive
Friday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Winter Concert
Monday, Dec, 10, 6:30-8 p.m.: PTA meeting
Friday, Dec. 21, 1:25 p.m.: early release
Dec. 24-Jan. 4: Winter break (no school)
Move-a-thon prizewinners announced
Move-a-thon fundraising was a huge success! The PTA has collected over $48,000 for school programs including the arts, field trips, and 5th grade camp. We are still expecting some more funds from students and company matching. Please send in your donations if you still have them!
At the Move-a-thon, 559 kids moved a total of 884 miles. Congratulations to all our Marmots!
Please visit our business sponsors!
Thanks to our Move-a-thon business sponsors, all the money raised by students goes directly to programs at Wedgwood. If you’re looking for a dentist, a realtor, an insurance agent, a veterinarian, a coffeeshop, a haircut, tutoring services, credit card processing for your business, financial planning or legal services, a church, some pizza or a beer or a pastry - please visit our business sponsors and tell them thanks for supporting our school!
2018 Business Sponsors are:
Arena Sports Maguson
Creative Images Hair Salon
Edward Jones Investments
Grand Central Bakery
Green and Pietsch Dentistry
Green Lake Orthodontics
Gretchen Korb-Nice Law
Kumon at University Village
Open Home Church
new32 Aesthetic and Family Dentistry
Outlook Insurance Group
Roosevelt Station Vet Clinic
Sweet Alchemy Ice Creamery
The Grateful Bread
The Growler Guys
The Law Office of Michelle Geri Farris
Wedgwood Reflections Artists at Seattle Center
Congratulations Wedgwood Elementary Reflections Artists! All 11 artists' work were submitted to the PTA Reflections Council and will be on display over the holidays.
Art on Display, Seattle Center Armory Loft (November 30, 2018 – January 6, 2019):
It's a part of Winterfest at the Armory!
There is a special reception THIS Sunday, Dec. 2, for artists, from 2-3 p.m.
This is an informal reception - light snacks (usually cookies and juice) will be served and we will show the film/dance/music entries on a loop during this hour. No formal announcements/activities will happen; just a time for families to come enjoy the exhibit (and Sundays are free parking downtown).
Visit Wedgwood PTA's new website!
Don't forget to check out the new website dedicated to PTA news, information and events at Wedgwood Elementary. We recognized the need for a dedicated place families can go for information ranging from the lunch bell schedule to the calendar of events to a breakdown of what the PTA does at Wedgwood Elementary. We hope you’ll find it to be a useful tool and encourage you all to spend some time checking it out! https://www.wedgwoodpta.org/.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the food drive at the Fall dance. Thanks to your generosity we have filled up the Wedgwood Pantry. If your family is in need of food support simply visit the pantry (located in the basement near the elevator) and either grab pre-packaged bags or select whatever you'd like by creating your own bag. The Wedgwood Pantry is supplemented all year long by donating to the food drive bin at the main entrance. Thank you for your support! - Yoko Shimomura
Also: Please contact email@example.com if you have interest in managing the Wedgwood Pantry next year.... I am graduating.
Thank you, Wedgwood!
The 2018 Pledge Drive is over and what a success you've made it. Ninety-four families and 6 staff contributed to the Pledge Drive raising $23,720! THANK YOU for your donations and support of our incredible school community.
If you haven't had the opportunity to donate, please don't hesitate to send in your contributions this week. All donations are 100% tax deductible and go to support student learning and community building here at Wedgwood Elementary.
Election levy success
Seattle’s $600 million-plus education levy, Proposition No. 1, was approved by a wide margin, with 68.5 percent of voters agreeing to the largest-ever education tax proposed by the city.
Two more levies to come, special election February 12, 2019.
Operations Levy: Fills gap between what the state covers and what the schools needs to operate: guarantees services for special education and support for vulnerable students
Building Excellence Levy: Adds buildings, reduces portables, and provides technology infrastructure.
Participate in regional levy meetings sponsored by Schools First: 7-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, 11/29 Cascadia Elementary – Room E123/Commons
Thursday, 12/6 Washington Middle School – Lunchroom
Tuesday, 12/11 Rainier Beach High School – Lunchroom
Wednesday, 12/12 Chief Sealth High School Room – Auditorium
You can always find the latest news on legislative actions from the WA State PTA advocacy page.
Musical news -- tech crew applications
Interested in tech crew? Look for tech crew applications to come home in kid mail. Once tech crew sign-ups are complete, tech crew parents will also get invitations to subscribe to the site. Applications need to be submitted by Dec. 7.
Help Wedgwood be more inclusive: Diversity and inclusion book club
The PTA Diversity and Inclusion committee is co-chaired by Aki Carroll and Liza Rankin, and we encourage anyone to participate in the committee. We are here to support you! Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Raising philosophical kids: Dec. 2 presentation
Come to a presentation by the UW Center for Philosophy and Children to learn about ways to encourage children's philosophical questioning and critical thinking!
Why be good? What is important? Are imaginary friends real?
This interactive discussion will consider how adults can help children examine the big questions on their minds, and why this matters. We will explore ways to inspire philosophical conversations with children.
Sunday, 12/2, 2-4 pm | Whittier Elementary School (1320 NW 75th St. Seattle, WA 98117)
Complimentary appetizers. Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
Pickleball at Eckstein Community Meeting on Dec. 3
Please join “Friends of Eckstein MS Pickleball” for a community meeting on Monday, December 3rd, at the NE Branch of the Seattle Public Library from 6:30-7:30 pm. This is a general information meeting, to discuss the Pickleball court project progress and next steps of the design phase. Please also join our mailing list to receive an e-newsletter with ongoing project updates. Email us at Pickleballeckstein@gmail.com or Text the keyword EMSpickleball to 228-28, you will then be asked to reply with your email. Hope to see you all on 12/3.
Submitting to the Weekly
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