WME PTO Newsletter 11/4

Book Fair This Week!

WME’s 2019 Fall Scholastic Arctic Adventure Book Fair is THIS week, November 4th – 8th! This is always a student favorite so don’t miss it!

Book Fair Hours:
Monday, November 4th: 7:45 am – 4:15 pm
Tuesday, November 5th: 7:45 am* – 4:15 pm
Wednesday, November 6th: 7:45 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday, November 7th: 7:45 am – 4:15 pm
Friday, November 8th: 7:45 am – 2:00 pm

* Tomorrow morning we will have our Pastries with Parents event from 7:45 – 8:30 am. Parents are welcome to come with your children to grab a donut and some coffee in the main hallway then shop the book fair! It will be a fun morning!

New to the Book Fair this year is Scholastic eWallet, an easy way for your child to shop the book fair cash-free! Simply go to the WME eWallet Website and create a free account, then set a spending limit using your credit card. Your child can then use their account to shop during the week just by telling the cashiers their name! Additional information is in the website link above.

If you are unable to attend the fair in person, we invite you to visit our Online Book Fair. The online fair is available through Saturday, November 9th. Share with grandparents, aunts and uncles for great gift giving ideas!! All books will be shipped free to WME after the close of online shopping and can be sent home with students or picked up in the office.

We look forward to seeing you and your family this week at the Book Fair!

Book Fair Volunteers Still Needed

To make the Book Fair a success, we are still needing to fill some volunteer slots this week to help with cashiering, organizing books, answering questions, etc. It is a really easy and fun job! If interested and able to help, please use the Sign Up Genius link below to sign up for an open slot. Thank you, we so appreciate your help!

Book Fair Volunteers

All for Books

During the book fair each year, we collect spare change and cash donations for All for Books. Teachers will be collecting in their classrooms until Thursday, November 7th to support All for Books or you may also make a donation directly at the Book Fair when you check out.

With the All for Books money collected, PTO is able to buy books for all WME classrooms and the library. Then Scholastic will match monetary contributions with a donation in books from the Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need!

Our top three donating classes this year will receive 6 books of the teachers choice to add to their classroom libraries for their generosity! We thank you in advance and look forward to giving back to our community!

Save The Dates

November 4th – 8th – Scholastic Book Fair
November 5th – Pastries with Parents, 7:45 am
November 8th – Patriotic Spirit Day
November 8th – Veteran’s Lunch
November 11th – No School, Veteran’s Day
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 7th – Wildcat Holiday Craft & Vendor Bazaar
January 31st – Mother Son Event at Main Event
February 21st – Under the Sea Father Daughter Dance

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

Veteran’s Day Lunch at WME

On Friday, November 8, Wildcat Mountain Elementary would like to honor any veterans from our community and/or family members to enjoy lunch with the student(s). Student lunch times vary between 11:00 am and 1:05 pm and PTO would love to treat these veterans to lunch.

Please contact your child’s teacher and email Ellen Sawicki, the WME Office Manager,, to RSVP by tomorrow, November 5th. We look forward to honoring our veterans this Friday! Thank you.

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!

Chipotle Restaurant Night and Gift Cards

Please join us for the rescheduled date of Wednesday, 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

Wildcat Holiday Craft & Vendor Bazaar

The Wildcat Holiday Craft & Vendor Bazaar is coming up on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm! If you are interested in selling at the bazaar 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

Used Book Drive

As part of Book Fair week and as you buy new books for your children to read, clean out your old books and bring them to WME to donate! There are collection bins outside the library. We will let our wonderful librarian, Mrs. Stickel, go through them first, then donate the rest to kids in need at Crawford Elementary.

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

Have a wonderful day!

Dana Schmahl
PTO Communications

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