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

  • Special Announcement Mar 17, 2020

    Dear WES families,
    With the closing of our schools, we will need to cancel/postpone any scheduled PTO events. This includes the Book Fair, originally scheduled for next week. As we receive additional information, we will certainly keep you updated.
    We live in a strong community that can be a great source of support during these uncertain times. We hope your families stay safe and healthy (and busy) over the next few weeks. Please click here to view some educational websites.
    Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or comments.

    Christie & Candice, PTO Co-chairs

  • International Night – Update! Feb 17, 2020

    There was an error with the Sign Up Genius which is fixed! We are looking for more families to sign up for International Night!!! So far we have Kenya, Poland, Greece, Abu Dhabi, Great Britain, Australia, Denmark, Ukraine, China, Brazil, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Mexico and Thailand! We need 11 more! Please sign up here people who have already signed up please do so again since I have fixed the sign up. Contact Melissa with any questions. Thank you.

  • Spirit Wear Feb 17, 2020

    Check out the new WES spirit wear! There are lots of fun spring options, like t-shirts, shorts, and a cool stainless steel water bottle. The store will be closing on March 2nd and items will be delivered before spring break so order now here!

  • Chess Club Feb 17, 2020

    Chess Club

    We hope your student can join us for the WES chess club this spring. The club is offered to 2nd-5th grade students and will be held on Thursdays after school until 4:30 pm from Feb. 27th through March 26th.  All levels of play are welcome!  Please register here and contact Christie Cari with any questions.

  • Box Tops NEW – No more clipping! Jan 26, 2020

    NEW this year, download the new Box Tops for Education mobile app on your phone, scan your receipt after shopping (through the app), and get Box Top credit for WES, ID #144692.  It is a simple way to earn funds for our school.  Just look for the No More Clipping BoxTop scan your receipt logo.  Our goal is to reach $1000!  Do not worry about which teacher receives your credit.  ALL classes are working toward a school-wide incentive together.  If you have any questions contact Kristine Magargee or Angela Waltman.

  • Career Day Jan 26, 2020

    Parents and Guardians, do you love your job and would enjoy sharing what you do for a living with the middle school students? Then please consider being a guest speaker for Career Day on  on Thursday, March 26, 2020 . Last year close to 40 speakers from a wide variety of jobs visited SHMS to share their stories. Law enforcement, journalism, teaching, acting, design, engineering, marketing, health, and wellness – these were among the many jobs represented at last year’s Career Day. If you are interested in participating, please email Maria Acosta- Garcia. 

  • International Night Jan 26, 2020

    Please save the date for International Night at WES on Wednesday, February 19th from 6:00-7:30 pm. We need families to represent different countries so get your thinking caps on! It can be the country of your family’s origin, a country you have visited or even a country you love. You set up a table with some visuals and simple info about the country along with some type of small food giveaway or game to play at the table. Be on the lookout for the Sign Up Genius. Contact Melissa Carden Boline with any questions – 646-884-1505. It’s lots of fun and great for the kids!