Welcome to the WES PTO

The Wallingford Elementary School (WES) Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) comprises parents who volunteer their time and expertise to augment the educational and recreational programs at WES.  Through fundraising, the PTO is able to support academic, cultural, and enrichment programs across all grade levels at WES.  In addition, the PTO provides funding to purchase everything from essential supplies for the school nurse to big-ticket items such as new playground equipment.

The WES PTO is able to make significant contributions to our children’s overall educational experience because of the generous contribution of time and money from the families that make up the WES community.  We thank you for your continued support!

To find out more about us, please contact the PTO Chair.

Recent Announcements

  • Plastic Bag Drive May 6, 2019

    Everyday is Earth Day, right kids! The WES Sustainability Committee is holding WES‘s first plastic bag drive the week of May 13th. We will spend the entire week providing students with information on the negative impact of plastics on our environment and the positive impact we can all make by properly recycling plastic bags, and by properly recycling in general.

    During this impactful week we will sponsor an informative and dynamic assembly for the students and make a donation to the school, outdoor furniture made from recycled plastic bags. You can start holding on to your plastic bags and plan on recycling them through the collection event happening at WES May 13-17.

    Remember, don’t throw out your plastic bags in the trash! Do recycle your bags properly. Contact the Sustainability Committee with questions or to get involved: Liz OakesLindsay MarkeyDana Pickup Antionette Fabrizio and Jana Jordan.

  • Get Involved May 6, 2019

    5th Grade Parents – Want to be involved at the Middle School?

    SHMS Home and School is looking for incoming parents to serve as 6th grade parent representatives.  We’ll need 2 – 4 parents to help the teachers with volunteer coordination, class trips, or anything else they need!  If you’re interested, please reach out to Alicia Kelly or Paula Seidman by May 10th.  We’ll be voting in new reps at the May 16th meeting.  (7:00 pm at the SHMS library.)  We also have plenty of other ways for you to be involved throughout the year:

    • Career Day – March – Speakers, Luncheon coordination, Help with organizing the day (spreadsheets, etc.)
    • Musical – Concession sales
    • Staff Appreciation Luncheon
    • Attend monthly meetings to hear the principal and teacher updates
    • Additional Sign up Genius Opportunities
    • Monthly Parent/Teacher coffees – Attend, contribute, or both!
  • Homeroom Parents Needed for next year May 6, 2019

    Being a homeroom parent can be a rewarding and fun experience for both you and your child!

    If you are interested in being a Homeroom Parent for your child’s class next school year, please contact Stephanie Cavanagh and Janine Bersteinas soon as possible.  Most of our volunteers reach out to us before the end of this school year so please do not wait until teacher assignments come out in August.  We already have 13 people who have emailed us requesting to be considered!  We will be making the selections on a first come, first served basis.  If you know of any families new to WES (transfer or new kindergarten students) who may not be on WES Mail, please feel free to forward this information to them.

  • We Love WES Fundraiser Apr 1, 2019

    The We Love WES spring fundraiser has launched. Help us reach the goal of $6,000 to support the many activities and events sponsored by the WES PTO. This year, your timely donation will provide an outdoor water fountain and a bottle refill station for installation during the summer 2019 outdoor play area renovation. Click here for more information on the fundraiser.

    You can make your donation by returning the response card that you will receive in the mail, or right here on the PTO website. Thank you for your support of WES!​

  • Spring Book Fair Mar 31, 2019

    The Spring Book Fair will take place Monday, April 1st – Thursday, April 4th, 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM and on Wednesday evening, April 3rd, 6-8 PM. We encourage parents to shop any of those hours and hope to see many families on Wednesday evening!

    When sending in money for your child(ren), please remember 6% sales tax are charged on all purchases.

    Please see the flyer here for details.  Also, please sign up here to help our young shoppers during their library period!

  • Rita’s Field Day Update Mar 31, 2019

    The competition for free Rita’s Water Ice for all students on Field Day is ON! WES currently stands SECOND in the rankings. Help us win by redeeming the special coupons that were sent home with your child early last week. Use the coupons by April 5th and help increase our chances!

  • Go for the Greens! Mar 13, 2019


    Don’t forget your green snack this Friday, March 15th!!  WES is celebrating its annual Go for the Greens day!!  We are encouraging healthy eating and sharing some silly veggie jokes at lunchtime.