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)
Winter concert Friday night
The winter concert is Friday night, Dec. 7, at Nathan Hale High School: Here is the schedule:
K-2nd: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
3rd-5th: 6:45-7:30 p.m.
This year we are splitting it up into two concerts with Grades K-2 performing from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and Grades 3-5 performing from 6:45-7:30 p.m. Choir will be performing their songs at both concerts!
Get full information about the concert on the PTA website.
Comfort Kits Due to Your Child’s Classroom Friday, Dec. 14
Is that Ziploc bag stuffed with comfort kit items for your kiddo still sitting on your countertop? Time to finish it and return it to your child’s teacher. Please visit this PTA website page if you’re missing the suggested items list or sample letter, and remember: scholarships are available for any family who needs assistance.
Wondering where this idea for comfort kits came from? Visit our new blog on the PTA Website to learn about the trio of Wedgwood volunteers responsible for ensuring that each child at our school is safe and comfortable during an emergency.
Holiday gifts for Wedgwood specialists and staff
It’s time to plan for holiday gifts for specialists & staff - anyone at Wedgwood who doesn’t have a room parent to organize a gift for them (e.g., Music, Art, P.E., custodians, office staff, crossing guard). Contributions can be made via Venmo (email@example.com) or PayPal and are due by Sunday, December 16. Please comment “Specialists” when sending. This is entirely optional. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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!
Cultural Festival needs an event lead!
Don’t let this culturally rich celebration go away! We are looking for someone in our community to step up and carry on this wonderful tradition. You will have last year’s event chairs as resources, and the adoration of an entire school community. Please contact Chantel Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Find out more on the PTA website.
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.
North Seattle Lacrosse for boys grades 3-8
Registration is now open for the North Seattle Lacrosse 2019 spring season. Space is currently available for players in third, fourth, and sixth grades. Prior lacrosse experience is not required. Our mission is to teach the fundamentals of lacrosse, team play, and sportsmanship. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.northseattlelacrosse.org.
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.
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.
To join the 2018-2019 WWE PTA as legislative representative, contact: Amalia Magaret
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
Submitting to the Weekly
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