WME PTO Newsletter 4/29

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week is THIS week and we can’t wait to spoil our wonderful Wildcat staff! Here is the schedule for the week:

Monday, April 29th 
Student Activity: “High Falutin’ Favorites” Kick off the week right by bringing in something special from your teacher’s favorites list! (Favorite lists can be found at

Staff Celebration: “Breakfast Bonanza” A warm breakfast will be provided to fill the bellies of our Rowdy staff sponsored by PTO.

Tuesday, April 30th
Student Activity: Tell your teacher why they are the “Best in the West!” flier (came home in Friday folders, click here to print more)

Wednesday, May 1st 
Student Activity: “Bloomin’ Bonanza” Bring in a flower bloom or 2 for your teacher to help create a beautiful bloomin’ flower bouquet!

Staff Celebration:  “Wondering Watering Hole”  A traveling snack cart will make its rounds to teachers and staff sponsored by PTO and the Hospitality Team Ranch Hands.

Thursday, May 2nd 
Student Activity: “Snackin’ Stampede” Little Cowpokes, bring your teacher some tasty treats from their favorites list to keep them nourished on the trail today!

Friday, May 3rd 
Student Activity: Dust off your boots and bandanas and wear your best western apparel.  Present a teacher or two with your “kickin’ compliment” on the attached cutout to end a great week! (came home in Friday folders)

Staff Celebration: “Backyard BBQ”  A down home catered BBQ for our amazing WME staff sponsored by PTO!

** Please remember to include Specials Teachers and any other WME Staff in this week’s celebration… everyone deserves recognition during our Appreciation Week!

BOGO Book Fair Volunteers

WME’s Spring Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair is coming up from May 6th – 9th and we need volunteers to help it run smoothly. Shifts are around two hours each and no experience is necessary. It’s an easy and fun way to help our school! Please sign up using the link below if available and interested. Thank you!

BOGO Book Fair Volunteers SIgn Up

BOGO Book Fair Hours:
Monday, May 6th – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, May 7th – 8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 8th – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 9th – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Save The Dates

April 29th – May 3rd – Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
May 2nd – Incoming Kindergartners Scavenger Hunt, 4:30 – 5:30 pm
May 6th – 9th – BOGO Book Fair
May 8th – 10th – Flower Basket and Plant Sale
May 9th – Last Day to Order Yearbooks for Shipment to School
May 15th – Parry’s Pizzeria Restaurant Night
May 23rd – Field Day
May 24th – Last Day of School and End of Year BBQ
May 24th – Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony, 8:45 am
May 24th – 5th Grade Moving On Ceremony, 10:00 am
August 7th – First Day of School
August 9th – Back to School Bash, 5:00-8:00 pm, WME Field

** Subscribe to our online calendar on our website!

Flower Basket and Plant Sale

Wildcat Mountain’s Garden will be selling Flower Baskets and Vegetables from May 8th – 10th at drop off and pick up from 8:20 – 9:30 am and 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Buy some of your spring and summer pots and plants to help support your WME garden! These pots will make perfect Mother’s Day gifts!

Hanging Baskets 12”: $28
Patio Pots 12”: $28
10” Window Box: $20
Mother’s Day 3.5” SPARK pots: $3
Vegetable plants: $4
WME Garden Grape Jelly: $5

$5 from each basket sale will go directly to benefit the WME Garden. Please email Donna Bigley if you have a particular variety of hanging basket you would like to pre-order. The company we are ordering from is 1st come first pick, so availability may be limited.

Scrip Gift Cards

For Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week this week and as the end of the school year approaches, please consider using our Scrip program to buy any gift cards or gift certificates for our outstanding teachers and staff members. A portion of your gift card purchase comes directly back to WME PTO! Please contact Robin Williams if you have any questions or to place an order.

Skate City Summer Membership Cards

WME Summer Skate City Membership Cards are now available! They are only $3 each and with one you can skate all summer long for just $1 per session! Cards are available for purchase in the office. Correct change is appreciated, thanks!

Yearbook Orders

If you still need to order a yearbook, there is still time. Orders submitted now until May 9th will include shipping charges but will still be shipped to the school. After May 9th, your yearbook will ship to your home. Paperback copies are $23 and hardcover is an additional $6.95.

Don’t miss out on the 20th anniversary yearbook for Wildcat Mountain! All yearbooks ordered by the May 9th deadline will be delivered to your student in class so they can share with friends! If you have any questions, please contact Jory Hastings.

Yearbook Orders

Changes to King Soopers 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!

PTO Needs New Volunteers for 2019-2020

PTO is looking for some dedicated people to help plan fundraisers and events during the 2019-2020 school year! Jobs range from small to larger and some can be done from home! If interested, please see the Sign Up Genius below for more information. Please contact Dana Schmahl or Jackie Benitez if you have any questions.

PTO Volunteers Sign Up Genius

5th Grade Moving On Party

WME tradition continues with the 5th Grade Moving On Party on Friday, May 24th at Boondocks from 12:30 – 4:00 pm. (Party follows the 5th Grade Moving-On Ceremony at Wildcat.) Registration forms will be coming home this week. Completed registration forms and payments are due by May 10th. Cost is $25 per student and includes an all access pass to Boondocks as well as lunch and dessert. Preregistration and payment required – no walk-ins the day of the event. This is not a school sponsored event but a parent organized celebration for our 5th graders moving on to middle school. If you have questions, please contact Jory Hastings or Jaime Clay.

Registration Form

Amazon Smile

Please remember to use Amazon Smile every time you shop Amazon! And declare Wildcat Mountain Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization as your charity of choice. The website is, save it to your favorites to help you remember! 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

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