WME PTO Newsletter 12/7

Hospitality House

The holidays are coming! PTO is once again offering families an easy, cost-effective way for WME families 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 donation to the virtual Hospitality House! The money collected will be used to purchase gift cards through our Scrip program and equally divided between those staff members. We need all donations by noon THIS Friday, December 11th to be able to order gift cards. Thank you!

You can use one of the following for your donation:

PayPal – ptowme@gmail.com (please select send to a friend so we can avoid fees)
Zelle – 303-931-7412
Drop-Off – you may drop off a cash or check donation to the front office of WME

Save The Dates

December 10th – Scrip Physical Gift Card Orders Due
December 10th – Virtual SAC Meeting, 3:45 pm
December 11th – Hospitality House Donations Due
December 14th – Giving Tree Gift Card Donations Due
December 18th – January 4th – Winter Break
December 20th – Last Day for Apple Award Nominations

January 18th – No School, MLK Jr Day
January 29th – Wildcat Virtual Canvas Painting Family Night

Scrip Gift Cards and Teacher Favorites Lists

With the holidays fast approaching, PTO would like you to consider using our Scrip Program for your eGift card or physical gift card purchases. WME receives a percentage back from every gift card you purchase through Scrip! You can do all of your gift card shopping online while supporting WME!

Physical Gift Cards w/ Contactless Curbside Pickup
Login and shop online at www.shopwithscrip.com, pay directly with credit card or bank account, and pick up curbside at WME!
Order Deadline: Please place orders online by 9am THIS Thursday, Dec 10th.
Contactless Curbside Pick Up: Utilize the WME pick up line for contactless curbside pick up on Wednesday, Dec 16th and Thursday Dec 17th between 8:30am and 9:30am & 3:30pm and 4:30pmPlace a paper on your dashboard with your last name and we’ll deliver your order to your passenger seat, back seat, or trunk!

eGift Cards
Shop online at www.shopwithscrip.com, pay directly with credit card or bank account, and have your eGift card emailed directly to you or the gift recipient! You can even include a gift message to the gift recipient and schedule electronic delivery date!

NEW! Ship to home using the RaiseRight Mobile App!
DAZZLE DAYS: Enjoy FREE SHIPPING to your home through TODAY!
You now have the option to get physical gift cards from 250+ top-selling brands delivered right to your door with the ship to home feature available exclusively on the Scrip mobile app, RaiseRight. Download the RaiseRight mobile app and sign in with your same ShopWithScrip username and password!

If you aren’t familiar with Scrip, please visit the Scrip Gift Card Program Page on our website to learn how to create an account and help WME PTO earn a percentage of your gift card purchase or email Jaime Clay @ ptowmescrip@gmail.com with 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.

The Giving Tree 2020

Dear Wildcat Mountain Community,
In the past, our school has adopted numerous families in need for the holidays. This year we are continuing with this tradition, but doing it pandemic style! As a school, we are planning on helping out FOUR families who are in need of everyday items, as well as a few wish list items. We are going to do all our purchasing through Target and Amazon gift cards.

Directions on participating:
1) Here are the links to the cards – Target Gift Card.  Amazon Gift Card
You can donate as little as $5.00 or as much as you want. 

2) The recipient of the gift card is Julianne Clay and you will need to provide her email J.Clay@dpcolo.org

3) Please put Wildcat Mountain Elementary in the “your message” box.
*All the money raised will go directly to our families and their needs and wants, which will be purchased by the coordinator, Juli. (She will be providing receipts).

**The last day to donate will be Dec. 14 so Juli has time to purchase the family’s wish list items.  

This year has been difficult for all of us but I am hopeful that the gift of giving to those less fortunate will lift all of us up.
Thank you!
WME’s Community Outreach

Yearbook Photo Request: Virtual & Home Learning Pictures

For the next couple weeks again, please submit photos of your Wildcat doing virtual or home learning! Submit photos to wmeyearbook@gmail.com. Thank you so much for supporting the WME yearbook!

Apple Award Nominations

Apple Award nominations are now open! 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

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

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!

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.

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