South Whidbey Elementary PTA is for both grades K-4 AND Middle School grades 5-6! We are going to be working on a name change soon that better fits out new grade range that includes both elementary and middle school students. We know it’s still a little confusing so we are working on labeling things South Whidbey K-6 PTA or just SWEPTA.
Anyway we would LOVE to have you join! Did you know anyone can join? That includes businesses and even grandparents or family that live out of state! Joining the PTA not only supports our school but it supports our state and national PTA programs that help advocate for kids all over. There is 0 commitment attached to joining, just sign up and pay the membership fee and that’s it! You will get occasional emails about what is going on with our state and local PTA, but we will not share your email address with anyone else. You will also get a printable membership card that allows you to receive discounts at some businesses. We also encouraging 5th & 6th grade students to join and take part.
It is just $10 per year per person to join. You do NOT have to volunteer to be part of the PTA, get PTA news and help advocate for kids in both our schools and across the state as well as some cool discounts 😉
Bring your blankets, pillows and chairs as well as your favorite goodie to share! We will provide free popcorn & FUN! Also don’t forget to collect another bracelet charm 😉 .
Wow that snuck up on us fast. Last week in your students Take Home Tuesday folder you should have found a information packet and pledge sheet. If you have misplaced your pledge sheet, the office has blank ones available.
SWEPTA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
Volunteer positions still need to be filled, message coordinator Michelle if you are available for a shift on Tuesday anytime 10/27 between 10:30am – 1:30pm.
STUDENTS: Don’t forget to take advantage of the weekend and collect some sponsors/pledges! Every $5 collected earns an raffle entry, so $20 in pledge money turned in will equal 4 raffle entries! Sponsors can pledge per lap or flat donations and it can be all from one person OR small donations from many people.
Sponsor a Student
Jog-A-Thon has been SWEPTA’s largest fundraiser for the past 20 years, and we want to make this year our best ever. SWE Parent Teacher Association’s mission for Jog-A-Thon is to raise money for your school while giving students a chance to participate in a fun and healthy fundraiser.
10/13 – 10/27 Have everyone sponsor you (your student)
10/27 Be ready to run, wear your class color (listed below)
10/28 – 11/4 Go collect pledge money and turn it in to be entered into our grand prize raffle.
Burgess – Red
Haugen – Yellow
LeWarne – Blue
Spear – Purple
Anthony – Green
DaviesVogel – Orange
Matthews – White
Hofius – Red
Mack – Yellow
Twomey – Blue
Cain – Purple
Ploof – Green
Sage – Orange
Stanley – Red
Kizer – Yellow
Raley – Blue
Zisette – Green
Callahan – Orange
Lavassar – Purple
Muncey – White
Please Join Us! TONIGHT, Wednesday, Oct.7th in the PTA/Art Room. Learn more about what the PTA does for SWE and how you can help!
6:00-6:30 Information night
6:30-8:00 SWEPTA Board Mtg,
Come for one or stay for both!
It’s hard to believe this amazing (and warm) summer is already coming to and end. Most families are ready for fall and school to start back up! Class lists will be posted sometime later this week on the front doors of the school. The office is open from 9am-3pm today through Thursday 9/3 and then will be closed again until school starts on the 8th.
Kindergarten parents please check your mail for your placement letter along with directions for the first week. Kindergartners have scheduled activities meet and greets the first week of school with their first official day of school being the following week on 9/14.
Don’t forget if your child attended school here last year their teacher for this year is listed on the upper right hand of their report card! Here are a few helpful links.
Supply lists if you haven’t finished up your back to school shopping yet…
SWES Grades K-5 2015-2016 Supply Lists
Bus routes for K-5, please contact the bus barn (number on list) if you have questions.
K-5 2015-2016 Bus Routes
Have older children as well? Here is the secondary school’s schedule.
Middle & High School Bus Routes for 2015-2016
Here is the district wide school calendar with half days and no school days marked.
2015-2016 District Calendar
While the back to school program has finished we are part of an amazing community. If you are someone you know is experiencing hardships the Family Resource Center by Readiness to learn has amazing resources and would love to help you and your family out! They can provide a variety of services to Homework Club for middle schoolers, school supplies, to just help filling out forms for free or reduced lunch.
SWEPTA is sponsoring a BBQ starting at at 5:00 p.m. on the front lawn. The BBQ will close promptly at 6:15 p.m. so that SWEPTA volunteers can clean up and get to their students classrooms. We will also be asking current PTA members to vote on next years budget and board when they have a chance.
There will be Costco hot dogs, chips, water, Capri Sun’s and Cookies available, everything is a $1 each, making it $1-$4 per person for dinner depending on what you get!!! Funds from the BBQ go to helping with SWEPTA’s programs. Last year we ran out of hot dogs so don’t wait ;).
Keep an eye out, PTA membership registration is in a Take Home Tuesday folder heading your way! You can sign up for a membership and then determine your level of participation based on your interest. Upcoming opportunities include volunteering at the upcoming Jog-a-thon, attending the next meeting on October 14th at 6:30 in the PTA room and helping to plan a Family Fun Night. However, just joining the PTA does a lot to show support for our school, helps to build a sense of community and it provide kids with opportunities. Let’s get those membership forms turned in, go Orcas!
The form didn’t make it home? That’s okay! You can download and print off the form HERE. Just fill it out and send it to school with a check attached.
Cailyn – SWEPTA Membership