WME PTO Newsletter 11/9

Scholastic Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is THIS WEEK!

Scholastic brings the books kids want to read right into our school and has a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Plus, 25% of your purchase comes directly back to WME! Please make plans to visit our Book Fair this week and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits!

The book fair will run slightly differently this year than previous years. It will be open to only students and staff from 8:00 AM to 3:40 PM. Parents and families can reserve a 20-minute time slot via the Sign Up Genius below between the hours of 3:40 PM and 5:00 PM on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 3:40 to 6:00 PM Tuesday. Please sign up for how many people total you will be bringing to the book fair. We have to limit capacity to 25 people at at time and guests must wear masks. Thanks!

WME Parents and Family Sign Up

Book Fair Dates and Hours:

MONDAY, Nov. 9th – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
TUESDAY, Nov. 10th – 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 11th – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
THURSDAY, Nov. 12th – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
FRIDAY, Nov. 13th – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

E-wallet is available again for this year’s Book Fair. This is an easy way for you to create and load your child’s book fair account so they can shop the book fair cash-free! If interested, please watch this video on how to set it up.

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 14th. Share the link 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 are excited to still be able to offer this WME tradition and look forward to seeing you and your family at the Book Fair!

Save The Dates

November 9th – 13th – Book Fair
November 23rd – 27th – Thanksgiving Break
December 3rd – SAC Meeting
December 7th – Cuba Cuba Restaurant Night
December 18th – January 4th – Winter Break

All For Books Donations

During the book fair each year, we collect spare change and donations for All for Books. Teachers will be collecting in their classrooms until Thursday, November 12th tor 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 Scholastic books from the book fair for all WME classrooms and the library. Then Scholastic matches monetary contributions with a donation in books from the Scholastic Possible Fund, which distributes books to children in need!

Our top two donating classes this year will receive a cookie party for the class for their generosity! We thank you in advance and look forward to giving back to our community!

Book Fair Volunteers

There are a couple slots left for volunteers to help run the registers and answer questions at the Book Fair this week. If you can volunteer for more than one shift, we would greatly appreciate it, since we are trying to limit the amount of volunteers in the building that week this year. If you are interested and available, please sign up at the link below. Volunteers will be required to wear a mask. Thank you!

Book Fair Volunteers Sign Up

Apple Award Nominations

Apple Award nominations open today! 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 20th to nominate an outstanding WME teacher or staff member to be considered for this award. It’s easy, quick and our teachers and staff really appreciate the recognition! Thank you!

Apple Award Nomination Website

Auction Winner Parking Spot

Just a reminder to please not park in the Auction Winner’s Parking Spot in the WME lot, so they may use it whenever they please. Thank you for helping us to leave this spot available for the families who donated and won it in last year’s silent auction!

Yearbook Orders

Don’t forget to order your WME yearbook! The base price is $25.10 plus tax. Hardcover option is an additional $6.95. Books will ship to the school in May and be delivered to students in their classrooms. All orders placed by March 26, 2021 will include free shipping!

TreeRing Order Link

5th Grade Yearbook Ads

5th grade parents! We are offering special 5th grade recognition ads in the yearbook that you put together however you would like with photos and text for your special graduating 5th graders. Ad size is a quarter page and they cost $25. Deadline for ads is March 26th, but place your orders now so you don’t miss out! The passcode for adding the ad is in the flyer below through Treering.com. If you have questions, contact Jory Hastings.

TreeRing Recognition Ad Flyer

King Soopers Fundraising Program

Wildcat Mountain participates in the King Soopers Fundraising Program. It is super easy and 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 www.kingsoopers.com 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, whenever you use your registered rewards card, WME will earn money! 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 School Parent Teacher Organization as your charity of choice on their website, www.smile.amazon.com. Then save it to your favorites to help you remember to shop the Amazon Smile website every time you shop Amazon! Thank you!

Twitter – NEW!

Please follow us over on our new Twitter account, if tweets are more your thing, for updates and information throughout the school year! Our twitter account is private, so follow requests need to be approved. Search for WMEPTO or go to https://twitter.com/WMEPTO

Like us on Facebook!

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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