6th Annual Holiday Market, Dec. 1st

December 1st, 10am-4pm
South Whidbey Community Center
Multipurpose Room (ground level)
723 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260

Shop for handmade art & gifts, all from Whidbey area artisans, while helping SWEPTA (South Whidbey 6-12 PTA) raise money for our school. There will also be FREE childrens activities provided by SWEPTA.

Interested in being a vendor? We have room for a few more vendor applications until 11/24 or all spots are filled. No commercial or direct sales booths allowed.

If interested contact Kymy Johnson the event coordinator.

Pictures from markets past.
Pictures from markets past.
Pictures from markets past.
Pictures from markets past.
Pictures from markets past.
Pictures from markets past.
Pictures from markets past.
Pictures from markets past.

Jog-A-Thon is THIS WEEK!

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.

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.

Jog-A-Thon Timeline
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.

JogAThon FB Pic 2

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

Art Docent Volunteer Orientation

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Are you interested in volunteering for our Art Docent Program and helping teach art in the classroom? Join us to welcome to another year of bringing art experiences to kids! No experience is needed, just a love of art.

Our Art Docent orientation is tonight at art room at SWES at 6:30. The art room is located right across from Mrs. LeWarne & Mrs. Haugen’s kindergarten classrooms. The front door will be open so come right on down to art room. Please come, even if it not for entire time, or you still aren’t sure if this is the volunteer opportunity for you yet. We are looking forward to getting the year off to a great start with art!
See you there, and bring any interested friends and community members.

If you have questions, or what to volunteer but can’t make it, please contact Betsy Gmerek.

Students in action.
Students in action.

5th Annual Whidbey Festival of the Arts for K-12

The 5th annual Whidbey Festival of the Arts k-12, at SWHS-(May 29, 30), is almost here. Please spread the word!

Saturday at 2 PM is the SWE Talent show, and then Gloria Ferry Brennan will perform on violin (time TBD).

Friday evenings performances include LMS and HS jazz bands. Smaller ensembles will play in the courtyard over Friday night and Saturday, like Island Dance groups and Island Strings.

The event is sponsored by The SWE Volunteer Art Docent Program, The Whidbey Island Arts Council Artist in Residence Program, and SWSD.

Please share the poster, and with your help, we will have an even greater attendance this year.

We also still need adult and MS-HS volunteers to help prep some art displays and for working hands on art/crafts activities during the event.
Send me or Cailyn Murray cailyn_m@hotmail.com any contact info for volunteers!

Where there is heart, there is ART!
Betsy Gmerek,
Art Festival Coordinator


Volunteer Opportunities

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SWEPTA like most PTA’s is based on Volunteer support!  If we can get many parents to volunteer for even just one event each we would have a ton of support.  The following is from our Volunteer page, currently we are in need of Jog-A-Thon Volunteers for Monday 10/13/2014.

Volunteer Opportunities


SWEPTA is planning a lot of exciting events and activities. If you have some time to share and would like some more information, please CONTACT US.  Thank you for taking the time to volunteer at our schools.  Your time and effort are truly appreciated!  We love our volunteers!

Jog-a-thon – This is SWEPTA’s one and only major fundraiser for the year and happens in September/October.  The proceeds go to fund all SWEPTA’s programs and activities for the school year.

Bingo – This is one of SWEPTA’s most exciting events of the year and happens between January – March. We need  event organizers, prize solicitors and volunteers for the event.

Family Activities – These are evening events held through out the year organized to promote family interaction. Events may be dances, movie nights, sports theme activities, ice cream socials and other special programs. Volunteers needed to plan and organize events.

Science Day – This is a One day event in the middle of the School Year. Volunteers are needed to be presenters and also host the events, bringing lunch for presenters or assisting at presentations.

Hospitality – This committee is responsible for all the goodies provided at various functions through out the year. If you like to bake this is the committee for you!

Legislative – If you are interested in politics and how they affect our educational system here is an opportunity to learn what role the PTA has in the decision making process locally, statewide and nationally.

Art Docent – You don’t need to be an artist, just have an appreciation of the importance of art for our students.  The curriculum is provided for all art docent volunteers.  You visit the classroom once or twice a month to show and talk about a famous artist and their work.  Then the students create an artwork based on the technique of the artist presented.  Later in the year, there a need for volunteers with Festival of the Arts, a community art show for the students to show their work created in this program throughout the year.

Staff Appreciation – Each May SWEPTA thanks the teachers and staff of the Elementary School and Bus Barn with a week of fun events. Join us in decorating the classroom doors, providing lunch goodies, or even washing their cars.


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