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

  • Foreign Language Sep 2, 2019

    WES PTO is pleased to offer its Foreign Language Club for students in grades 1-5. The Club is an extra-curricular, before-school program designed to open students’ minds to new languages and new ways of thinking. Students experience language hand-in-hand with lessons about history, holidays, and even day-to-day life in a culture different than our own. This year we are offering two 10-class sessions. Session One starts the week of September 8 and offers beginner, intermediate, as well as advanced classes.

    For more information click here.

  • SHHS Food Truck-a-Thon Fundraiser Sep 2, 2019

    SHHS Class of 2020 Food Truck-a-Thon Fundraiser. The food truck-a-thon is being held on Saturday, September 7th, from 5-9pm at Creekside Swim Club. Please support After Prom and enjoy fun for the whole family! Click here to view the flyer.

  • Car Line Volunteers Needed Sep 2, 2019

    Morning Carline could use your help! In addition to welcoming students, you will help keep the traffic flow moving as cars drop off/kids get out at the front of WES, off Providence Road.  Please help us by volunteering for a time slot from 8:15-8:45am as your schedule permits. To sign up please click here. Thank you in advance.

    For questions, please email Sarah Rodowicz or Theresa Burch.

  • Homeroom Parents Needed May 30, 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.

  • 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!
  • 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!​