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PTO Webpage Community

Why should I get involved?

Why not? Being involved with PTO will allow you to:

  • Find fun ways to fulfill your required volunteer hours.
  • Stay in the loop about what's going on at school — both inside the classroom and out.
  • Gain a greater understanding of educational issues impacting us here at WWA.
  • Vote on how PTO-raised funds are allocated and speak up about issues affecting your child.
  • Meet fun and interesting new parents.
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Group Announcements
WWA Spring Community Event!
The WWA PTO is happy to report that we'll once again be partnering with the Wright Cause Benevolence Committee this year for the Spring Community Event!

There will be three components to the day:
1. Wright Cause Walk, to promote awareness and funds for the Wright Cause Benevolence Fund - please click here (http://thewrightcause.com/) for much more info about this amazing and meaningful program.
2. ARC Truck Fundraiser, to raise the remaining funds needed to pay for all the amazing services PTO provides for our teachers and students.
3. Tons of fun for students and families - jumpy castle, dunk tank, food trucks, arts and crafts, and more!

Saturday, May 2
10am - 3pm

NO-COST Fundraiser
PTO is super excited to partner with ARC to bring a fabulous, no-cost fundraiser to WWA. All donations are tax deductible and anyone can donate. Please note the following:

-No large furniture or appliances will be collected - all items must be small enough so they can be lifted by one adult by themselves.
-No TVs or Computer Monitors
-No Mattresses or Box Springs
-No Building or Home Improvement Items

We know that May is a long way off, so we have come up with a solution so that you don't have to store your unwanted treasures for 5 months. Between now and the end of March, we will be collecting your treasures on a monthly basis. ARC will pick them up, tally our proceeds and save the funds for a large check after the May Main Event. The ARC truck will also be parked at school during the big event in May, and for a few days before or after.

First drop-off date: Friday, December 19 - bring your items before or after school, and look for our table out front! If it’s cold, we will be inside.

-Bags should be roughly the size of a grocery store paper bag; NOT large trash bags
-Please avoid flimsy plastic bags
-We will be paid $1/bag collected

We still have a lot of details to work out and would love for one of our WWA Parents to sign up to chair this event. In the meantime, if you have questions or comments, please email Molly (molly@mollygoldsmith.net) or Sarah (sarah@salleefam.com).

Teacher and Staff Holiday Gift Wish List
Thinking about what to give your children's teachers and other beloved WWA staff for the holidays? No need to stress - give them what they want!

Click here to see the list of what teachers and staff would like this year. By ordering gift cards through the WWA Scrip program, you'll not only be giving people exactly what they want, you'll also be giving back to our school at the same time!

Order your holiday gift cards by December 3rd for a December 11 delivery date and December 10 for a December 18 delivery date. We also have many gift cards on hand (AMC, Target, Wal Mart, Sprouts, TJ Maxx and many many more)! Please email us with your gift card requests or go to www.shopwithscrip.com to order gift cards for family members, teachers, co-workers, etc. Contact info: Lisa at lisaygrimsley@gmail.com, or Robyn at rchill16@gmail.com.

Sign up to Receive the Bi-Monthly PTO Newsletter!
RAVE Fall Fundraiser

RAVE (Reading and Volunteering in Education)
Click on the Donate button above to support your child of choice in our annual Reading And Volunteering in Education fundraiser (previously called REACH Week). For much more information about our annual fall fundraiser, click on the "Fall Fundraiser" link on the left hand side of the page.

Thank you SO much for all your support - we will be accepting any donations through the end of the school year. For more information on the funds raised, and any updates about RAVE, refer to the "Fall Fundraiser" tab on the left.

Shop with Scrip, and support WWA!
What is Scrip? You pay face value for the gift card, and the retailer gives a percentage of that card back to the school. There are over 5,000 retailers you can get gift cards from. You can order via www.shopwithscrip.com or email Lisa Grimsley (lisaygrimsley@gmail.com) or Robyn Hill (rchill16@gmail.com) with your order and we will deliver those cards to your child's Thursday folder. Here is the FULL list of what is available!

You can also participate in the monthly grocery order in which you get gift cards delivered to you on a monthly basis. Please support our school by participating in one of these great programs!

The holidays are quickly approaching...Get your holiday shopping done while helping our school.

Spirit Gear Available for Cash and Carry
We have Spirit Gear T-Shirts available for Cash and Carry in the front office. Our display case has the t-shirts that are currently available. There are also hoodies (zip and pullover), sweatpants and other great gear available, for youth and adults, by order only. Click here for pricing, and to view all available items. Please drop off your form and check to the front desk, or you can place it in the PTO lockbox just to the right of the front office door.

Come see us out front of the school on the Thursday before Spirit day when we are selling Spirit Gear. If we don't have what you want, we can order it.

We cannot refund or exchange ordered items. If there is a size issue, the only things we can exchange would be the items that we have in the cash and carry section.

WWA PTO Facebook Page
We have our own Facebook Page! Go to our FB Page and "like" to get updates and information about what's happening with our school and community.
Click here.

Logging your hours in PTO Manager
When you go to log your hours in, here is the procedure:

1. Log into PTO Manager
2. Go to "Events" Tab.
3. Find the event you volunteered for
4. Click on the link to "Volunteer for Event"
5. Put your name in as you have it when you created your account
6. Select the date of the event
7. Add in how many hours you volunteered. Half an hour should be entered as 0.5, and 1 1/2 hours should be entered as 1.5, etc.
8. Hit the save button at the bottom.
Once you have done this, you will be able to go into My Hours and see the hours that you have put in. If something is not working when you put your hours in, please let us know and we will get it fixed.

PTO Meeting Information
PTO General Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the WWA Media Center. Childcare is provided at meeting free of charge. Minutes for the meetings can be found in the folders to the right.

Ongoing, No Cost Fundraisers
Woodrow Wilson Academy PTO

Boxtops and Labels for Education
Don't forget to keep clipping BoxTops for Education labels and Campbell's and Tyson product labels. These can all be turned in to earn dollars and points for our school! We are also participating in the My Coke Rewards program. Follow the links below for more information on how these programs work and what products you can buy to help support WWA.

Box Tops
Campbell's Labels for Education

Shop at Target?
Do you shop at Target? If you have a Red Card, you can sign up to support WWA, and for every purchase you make, Target will donate 1% back to our school, with no extra cost to you. Join the 57 people who have already signed up to support WWA!

My Coke Rewards
Drink coke products, enter your coke rewards number, donate your points to the school. http://www.mycokerewards.com/ The My Coke Rewards for Schools program enables our community to support all the ways kids play and make great things happen for our school. You can donate My Coke Rewards points to Woodrow Wilson and help us get things like athletic equipment, classroom supplies, learning aids and more.

A program sponsored by Longmont Dairy that helps students earn money for their school and students. Longmont Dairy donates 5¢ for every milk cap. Bring your milk caps to school and put them into the collection box located near the TerraCycle collection box. More info here.

All of these ongoing fundraisers are great ways to support our wonderful school without spending any extra money or valuable time.

Group Files
 Community Night Flyers
All the flyers used for our Community Nights
 Executive Minutes
All minutes from our meetings will be found here.
 Flyers and Sign Ups
All the general flyers, sign up sheets and information documents will be found here.
 Forms - Funds/Deposits/etc.
Staff and activity Request for funds forms and Deposit forms are here.
 General Meetings
Agendas and minutes will be found here.
 PTO Newsletter
All newsletters as well as archives will be found here.
 PTO Operations Documents
All of our documents that govern the PTO are located here: Bylaws, Handbook, Code of Conduct, etc.
PTO Contacts
+ Chelsea Minshull, Co Secretary
+ Janice van der Westhuizen, Co Treasurer
+ Jennifer Thibodeau, President
+ Jessica Hassett, Co Treasurer
+ Kim Lackey, Co Volunteer Coordinator
+ Lisa Grimsley, Co Scrip Treasurer
+ Molly Goldsmith, Co Secretary
+ Robyn Hill, Co Scrip Treasurer
+ Sarah Sallee, Vice President
+ Stephanie Duncan, Co Volunteer Coordinator
Click on name to see details.

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