Special Announcement

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
christie_trexler@yahoo.com
candicecrogers@gmail.com

International Night – Update!

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

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

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!

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

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

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!

Mum Sale Pickup is Today!

If you ordered mums, remember that today is the day to pick them up!

PICK UP DATE: Friday, September 27, from 4:15 – 6:15 PM

PICK UP LOCATION: The playground behind WES

Art Goes To School

Do you love art? Art Goes to School is a non-profit volunteer organization that brings art appreciation to Kindergarten through 7th grade classes in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District twice a year. We provide workshops and lectures to train all volunteers.  There is no need for prior teaching experience or an art education background.  If you are interested or would like more information visit http://artgoestoschool.org/, and/or contact Lisa Hill at lisa@weblinc.com.

We Love WES Event

Coming Soon! Information on the new WE LOVE WES Event to be held at WES this year on Friday, October 11, 2019.  Each student at WES is asked to raise $25. With each dollar counting as a point for that grade.  Then students will participate in fun outdoor activities at WES on the 11th to earn additional points for their grade. All grades will be competing for an amazing prize and 100% of the proceeds from this event will go back to WES and be used for the PTO to purchase a school wide prize that each student will get to cast a vote on!!!

Bring in Your Box Tops

Please send in your Box Tops to school by Friday, October 18th for the Fall Box Tops Contest.

Send them in a small baggie or envelope.   Classes raising the most Box Tops at each grade level will receive a prize.  Our goal is to reach $1000! Last year WES earned $1252.

NEW this year, download the new Box Tops for Education mobile app, scan your receipt after shopping, and get Box Top credit for WES, ID #144692.

Morning Book Browse

This Monday starts Morning Book Browse! You will be able to enter the library in the morning and check out books.

This opportunity will be available Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30-8:45.

Spirit Wear

Show your WES pride and support programs at our great school! New items this year include reusable shopping bags and athletic headbands.

For online ordering, check out the website here.

For questions, please email Jenny Dolan or Michelle Long.

Student Directory

The directory team has finally received data from the Power School portal but we need your help! Please be on the lookout for an e-mail or phone call regarding confirmation of your contact info and respond with any changes as soon as possible. Thank you so much for your patience!

The Student Directory is your connection to the WES community! Whether you need to determine your child’s special for a particular day, address birthday party invitations or contact a teacher, the WES directory has this important information.

A limited number of copies are expected to be printed.  We encourage you to order your copy here.

SHHS Food Truck-a-Thon Fundraiser

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

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.

Foreign Language

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.

Homeroom Parents Needed

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

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

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!