WME PTO Newsletter 12/2

Wildcat Holiday Craft & Vendor Bazaar

You are invited to our annual Wildcat Holiday Craft & Vendor Bazaar THIS 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! Click here for a list of the vendors we have so far.

Berto’s Beachside Burritos will be there serving up delicious breakfast and lunch items along with Executive Perks who will be inside serving fabulous coffees and lattes (coffee cart is cash only)!

We are also still 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

Sushi-Rama Restaurant Night

Join us TOMORROW, December 3rd from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Sushi-Rama in Lone Tree and they will donate 20% of your total back to WME PTO! Please either bring the flyer sent home before Thanksgiving Break or show the digital copy below. We hope to see you there!

Sushi-Rama Flyer

Save The Dates

December 2nd – 5th – 2020/2021 Kindergarten Registration
December 3rd – Sushi-Rama Restaurant Night, 4:00 – 8:00 pm
December 4th – Last Day for Apple Award Nominations
December 6th – Crazy Sock Spirit Day
December 7th – Wildcat Holiday Craft & Vendor Bazaar
December 12th – SAC Meeting, 3:45 pm
December 13th – Wear Plaid Spirit Day
December 17th – Last Day for Hospitality House Donations
December 18th – Giving Tree Wrapped Donations Due
December 19th – Winter Holiday Parties. 2:30 pm
December 20th – January 6th – No School, Winter Break
January 15th – General PTO Meeting, 6:00 pm
January 20th – No School, MLK Jr. Day
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!

Volunteers Needed for Staff Holiday Breakfast

Our annual WME Staff Holiday Breakfast is scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, December 18th. With the help of parent volunteers, WME PTO provides a full breakfast buffet for our faculty and staff. If you would like to volunteer to bring a food or supply item, you may sign up below. Thank you for your support!

WME Staff Holiday Breakfast Sign Up

Scrip Gift Card Orders and Teacher Favorites Lists

With the holidays fast approaching, PTO would like you to consider using our Scrip Program for your gift card purchases. This week on December 5th and 6th, Scrip will be running a promotion and many physical cards will have higher rebates and you won’t be charged the fee when using your credit card! It will be the perfect two days to order all your gift cards for the holidays!

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 this month and will also have them at the Bazaar this Saturday!

If you’d like to place an order using our Scrip Order Form, please have it to the office by December 9th for delivery December 13th, or by December 16th for delivery before break. You may also email Robin Williams your order or if you have any questions.

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.

Hospitality House

PTO is once again offering families an easy, cost-effective way to show their appreciation and support for our specials teachers, office staff, educational specialists and assistants and additional staff members that are a critical part of our school.

Please consider making a cash donation or purchasing one or more $5 gift cards to a business of your choice. We encourage you to purchase your gift cards using our Scrip program! Cash donations will be used to purchase $5 gift cards through Scrip.

Gift cards and donations may be placed in the “Hospitality House” located in the front office through Tuesday, December 17th. The gift cards will be equally divided between staff members. Thank you!

Giving Tree

Every year during the holiday season, Wildcat Mountain Elementary comes together to help those in need. We do this by purchasing gifts for some of our WME families and families in our community. If you are able and willing to donate a gift, you can either sign up using the links below or choose a mitten off the Giving Tree near the front office. Each grade level has been assigned a family.

All Giving Tree items should come to school wrapped and marked with the Family # and description of the family member. (Example: Family #XX, Two year old Girl). Donations are due on December 18th.

Please contact the WME office if you have any questions. Thanks for your help this Holiday Season!

Kindergarten – Family #1

1st Grade – Family #29

2nd Grade – Family #30

3rd Grade – Family #41

4th Grade – Family #53

5th Grade – Family #61

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 4th 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

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

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 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Details and registration will be out after winter break!

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, 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!

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 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, 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!

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