WME PTO Newsletter 11/12

Book Fair Thank Yous

Thank you to everyone who visited our fall Scholastic Book Fair last week. We are so excited for all the new books in our student’s homes!  Also, thanks again to everyone who attended Pastries with Parents on Tuesday, it was a fun morning!

WME’s Book Fair wouldn’t happen without the help of many volunteers who sign up to work at the fair all week. Thank you so much, we appreciate your willingness to help and hope you had fun!

*We want to also send a huge thank you to our Book Fair co-chairs, Becca Eggleston and Carmel Hamilton, for all their hard work in bringing this year’s fall book fair to WME.
*Thank you to Sally Wetterling for your creative genius in designing and making all the amazing Arctic Adventure decorations. We will miss you next year! Thank you to Sarah and Lauren Schepman, the Eggleston kids and Wetterling kids for helping her.
*Thank you to Beth Treadwell, Cathy Caccamise, Emily Richards, Jenny Leddick, Kristen Jasperson and Donna Bigley for making food and decor for the Teacher Preview.
*Thank you to Cathy Caccamise, Emily Richards, Sally Wetterling, and Jeff Payn for organizing Pastries with Parents.
*Thank you to Whitney Nallathamby for securing and organizing our sponsors.
*And thank you to Robin Williams, our PTO Treasurer, for keeping track of the money and sales all week.
We so appreciate you all!

A final THANK YOU to our Teacher Preview sponsor, Kathy Braucher of Realty One Group, and our Pastries with Parents sponsors, Kathy Braucher of Realty One Group, The Better Weigh and Brandon Linn Orthodontics! We couldn’t have put on such a successful Book Fair without you.

Chipotle Restaurant Night and Gift Cards

Please join us for the rescheduled date of TOMORROW, November 13th for our Chipotle Restaurant Night at the Lone Tree location from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Chipotle will donate 33% of your order back to WME PTO when you show them the flyer below when placing your order or tell them you are with WME! Online orders DO NOT count, you must order in-store.

PTO is still selling $25 Chipotle gift cards we purchased through our Scrip program. 13% of your gift card purchase will come back to WME! You may buy your gift card(s) in the office with cash, check or credit. You can also email Robin Williams to place an order or with any questions.

Chipotle Restaurant Night Flyer

Save The Dates

November 13th – Chipotle Restaurant Night
November 15th – Professional Sports Dress Up Day
November 16th – Choir Fall Feeder Festival at RCHS
November 25th – 29th – No School, Thanksgiving Break
December 3rd – Sushi-Rama Restaurant Night
December 7th – Wildcat Holiday Craft & Vendor Bazaar
December 19th – Winter Holiday Parties
December 20th – No School, Winter Break Starts

January 31st – Main Event Mother & Son Night Out
February 21st – Under the Sea Father Daughter Dance

** View and subscribe to our online calendar on our website!

Catholic Charities Food Drive

The Community Outreach Student Leadership Team is now collecting non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities. Catholic Charities of Castle Rock helps to provide meals to over 100 local families each month. There are collection boxes in each classroom and the class with the most donations will win our WME Pride Award! Thank you for helping!

Collection Dates:  November 12th – November 20th

Food Requested: (They will accept any and all non-perishable foods, but these are what is needed currently)

Kindergarten – Snacks
1st Grade – Pancake Mix
2nd Grade – Cereal and Oatmeal
3rd Grade – Peanut Butter, Jelly and Canned Soup
4th Grade – Mac ‘n Cheese and Canned Tuna/Chicken
5th Grade – Pasta and Pasta Sauce

Wildcat Holiday Craft & Vendor Bazaar

You are invited to our annual Wildcat Holiday Craft & Vendor Bazaar on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm! We have many NEW vendors this year and your favorites from the past! Tell your friends and family and be sure to make time to stop in that day to get some unique gifts or something new for yourself! Admission is free and Just A Buck Truck will be there serving up delicious breakfast and lunch items! Click here for a list of the vendors we have so far.

If you are interested in selling at the bazaar, there is still time to reserve your booth! Please use the link below for more information and to register.

Bazaar Vendor Info and Registration

We are also now looking for some volunteers to help work the bazaar. These are quite easy jobs like door greeters/counters and booth support. If you could spare an hour on Saturday, December 7th to help out, we would greatly appreciate it! This is also a great opportunity for high schoolers to get easy volunteer hours! Use the link below to sign up. Thanks!

Wildcat Bazaar Volunteers Sign Up

Scrip Cards and Teacher Favorites Lists

With the holidays fast approaching, PTO would like you to consider using our Scrip Program for your gift card purchases. Each teacher and staff member at WME have filled out their Favorite Things and included are their favorite Scrip gift cards to receive! You can find these on our Staff Favorites Lists Page on our website.

If you aren’t familiar with Scrip, please visit the Scrip Gift Card Program Page on our website to learn how to help WME PTO earn a percentage of your gift card purchase! We will start selling Scrip gift cards after school in December and will also have them at the Bazaar on December 7th! If you are a registered Scrip user, please take advantage of Thanks-Scrip-ing Day on November 21st for bonus rebates!

Mother Son Event

Save the date for our upcoming Mother Son Event on Friday, January, 31st, 2020! The event will be at Main Event in Highlands Ranch. Details and registration will be out soon!

Under the Sea Father Daughter Dance Planning Volunteers

Save the date of Friday, February 21st for our Under the Sea Father Daughter Dance! All the little ladies of Wildcat Mountain are invited to bring a special date (Dad, Mom, Grandparent, Aunt, Uncle, etc.) to enjoy a night of magic.

If you are interested in helping to plan the event, please sign up using the link below. We are looking for volunteers to help with everything including decorations, refreshments and entertainment activities. Please contact Peggy Santi with any questions. Thank you!

Father Daughter Dance Volunteers Sign Up

Call for Yearbook Photos

We are looking for yearbook photos for the following events as these pages will be finished for the yearbook soon. Please email photos to or share a photo drive to that email for download.

First Day of School
Back to School Bash
Fun Run

Please submit these photos by the end of November for them to make these pages in the yearbook. Thank you!

Used Book Drive

We are still collecting used books through this week, so you still have time to clean yours out! There are collection bins outside the library. We will be donating to the kids in need at Crawford Elementary next week. Thank you!

Apple Award Nominations

Each year, the Douglas County Educational Foundation takes nominations from each school in the district for their Apple Award. Please take a moment before December 1st to nominate an outstanding WME teacher or staff member to be considered for this award. It’s easy and our teachers and staff really appreciate the recognition! Thank you!

Apple Award Nomination Website

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

King Soopers Fundraising Program

King Soopers has made big changes to their King Soopers Fundraising Program. Now if your King Soopers Rewards Card is linked to WME, every time you use it, we will earn reward points! 

You may register your Rewards Card by going to and either creating or logging into your account. Once there, click on Community Rewards in My Account and search for Wildcat Mountain, then click Enroll.

From now on, you do not need to load your King Soopers gift card anymore, just use your registered rewards card. And tell grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, etc. to register theirs as well! Thanks for participating!Amazon Smile

Wildcat Mountain PTO participates in Amazon’s fundraising program called Amazon Smile. If you haven’t already, please declare Wildcat Mountain Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization as your charity of choice on their website, Then save it to your favorites to help you remember to shop the Amazon Smile website every time you shop Amazon! Thank you!

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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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