PTO Newsletter 9/17

Where the Wildcats Run Fun Run 

Our 4th annual Where the Wildcats Run Fun Run is this Thursday, September 20th! Packets with donation envelopes went home last week. 100% of the money raised goes directly into our school and classrooms thanks to our amazing sponsors. We will be running “Meet Our Sponsors” blasts over the next two weeks so you can read about each one and how they are connected to WME.

Please send your child to school Thursday with:

  • comfortable running/walking clothes (they will be changing into their 20th Anniversary Fun Run Shirt that morning)
  • tennis shoes
  • a full water bottle
  • sunscreen applied
  • sunglasses (if they would like them)

Parents are welcome and encouraged to come cheer or run with their student(s) during the day. Please spread out on the course and stay clear of the start tunnel and finish lanes. The schedule for each class on Friday is:

8:45 am – 9:45 am – Kindergarten
9:45 am – 10:45 am – 1st Grade
10:45 am – 11:45 am – 5th Grade
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm – 2nd Grade
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm – 4th Grade
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm – 3rd Grade

Parents and family members can donate with a flat donation, pay per lap after the run Thursday, or a combination of both! All donations are due by Friday, September 28th in order to count for class and individual prizes. Every child will bring home their running bib marked with how many laps they completed!

Click here to donate:  Fun Run Donations 

We are still looking for a few more volunteers at the fun run Thursday. Shifts are broken into one hour intervals with which grade will be on the field during that hour. If you’re interested and available, please sign up using the Sign Up Genius link below. Thank you!

Fun Run Volunteers Sign Up

Chipotle Gift Cards

In preparation for our October 1st Chipotle restaurant night, PTO is selling $25 Chipotle gift cards we purchased through the Scrip program. 10% of your gift card purchase will come back to WME! You may buy your gift card(s) in the office with cash or check or fill out the order form below and attach payment.

Gift cards do not have to be used on October 1st, they are just regular gift cards, so great to stock up if your family loves Chipotle or to buy for gifts! Please email Robin Williams with any questions.

Chipotle Gift Card Order Form

Save The Dates

Septmeber 18th – Rock Canyon Homecoming Pep Rally at WME, 9:30 am
September 20th – Fun Run
September 20th – RCHS Homecoming Parade, 5:30 pm
September 21st – No School, Professional Development Day
Septmeber 28th – All Fun Run Donations Due
September 29th – WME Private Fun Run Swim Party at Waterworks, 5:00 – 7:30 pm
October 1st – Chipotle Restaurant Night
October 2nd – Conferences, 3:40 – 8:00 pm
October 3rd – Fun Run Wrap-Up and Awards Assembly, 2:30 pm
October 4th – Conferences, 3:40 – 8:00 pm
October 8th – 12th – Fall Break
** Subscribe to our online calendar on our website!

WME Swim Night at Waterworks Aquatics

Waterworks Aquatics is now taking registrations for their WME Fun Run Swim Party on Saturday, September 29th from 5:00 – 7:30 pm! This is a private event for WME families and their friends. Tickets are $6 per person to attend, whether you’re swimming or not, and includes a pizza dinner, drink and dessert! You must register using the link below as walk-in registrations are not guaranteed once they reach capacity. Please email Jackie Benitez with any questions and we hope to see you there for a fun night of swimming!

Waterworks Registration

Box Tops

Calling all Box Tops! Please send in your Box Tops labeled with your student and teacher’s name by October 26th. The classroom with the most Box Tops sent in will win a classroom donut party and the student who sends in the most Box Tops will receive a special prize!

Box Tops are one of the few fundraisers that don’t require you to spend any extra money. Just check your pantry, clip the Box Tops and send them in! Thank you!

YES on 5A and 5B

WME PTO is proud to support the ballot initiatives 5A and 5B that would send critically needed funding to DCSD. If you would personally like to support the bond and mil levy override, please visit to donate, volunteer or pledge to vote yes.

Bright Futures for Douglas County Kids is also painting cars for anyone interested every Thursday starting September 20th through October 25th at Paintbrush Park from 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Come get your car painted to show your support and help spread the word!

Yearbook Order Fall Discount

Fall yearbook ordering is here! All orders received through September 30th will receive 15% off the soft cover price of $22. Hardcover available for additional $6.95. Click on the link below to place your order! Don’t miss this discount opportunity on the best elementary yearbook! All yearbooks will be delivered in May before the end of school to student’s classrooms. If you have any questions, please contact Jory Hastings.

Wildcat Mountain Yearbook Online Order

Wildcat Holiday Craft and Vendor Bazaar

The Wildcat Holiday Bazaar is returning this year on Saturday, December 1st! Registration is now open for vendors to sign up to sell at the bazaar. If you are interested, please contact Whitney Nallathamby.

RCHS Wiffle Slam Tournament

Rock Canyon High School baseball is holding its 3rd annual Wiffle Slam Tournament and is inviting Wildcat Mountain families to participate! You can either form your own team or just come to watch the competition. Everyone is welcome! Teams can include elementary, middle and high school students, parents and friends. It will be a full day of fun, family, friends, and FOOD TRUCKS! Please email Shannon Parish if you have any questions.

Date: Sunday, September 30th
Time: 8:00 am – early afternoon
Place: Rock Canyon High School

Wiffle Slam Tournament Registration Form

RCHS Poms & Cheers Jr. Jags Camp

The Rock Canyon Pom and Cheer teams are hosting another Jr. Jags Camp Saturday, October 6th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm! Then the Jr. Jags get to perform at the RCHS football game with the cheers and poms that same day at 3:30 pm! See the flyer below for more information and go to their website to register.

RCHS Jr. Jags Camp Flyer

Marquee Celebrations

WME would like to help you celebrate special moments with your child by offering a personalized slide on our WME outdoor marquee. For one day, a message to your child will be posted for all to see! This unique celebration is $20. If you have any questions, please contact Whitney

Marquee Celebration Flyer

Text Message Reminders

Last year, WME PTO launched text message reminders as another way for parents to receive info and updates on everything happening around WME! If you’d like to enroll, there are two super easy ways to register.

1. Visit the Remind website and fill in your information OR
2. Text @wmept to 81010

We hope you find these text message reminders very useful!

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Remember to like us on Facebook and keep up on all the school news including fun photos! Our Facebook page is Wildcat Mountain Elementary School PTO.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Have a wonderful day!

Dana Schmahl
PTO Communications

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