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!

We Love WES Fundraiser

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

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

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!


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.

Family Night at Kidz World

Monday, March 18th is WES PTO Family Night @ Kidz World! Located in Aston, PA, Kidz World will host a fundraiser for the WES PTO and all families are invited to attend.  From 5-8 PM, WES students and their siblings, neighbors and friends are invited to bounce, climb, and play at Kidz World!

$20 for the first child, $15 for additional siblings! This includes unlimited use of all play areas even the NINJA WARRIOR COURSE! Arcade games and food are not included but can still be purchased separately. Come & have dinner at Kidz World!

A portion of ALL SALES for the entire night will be donated back to WES PTO!

Payment can be made in advance and is PREFERRED: Pay via the WES PayPal account: PPWESPTO@gmail.com OR Send a check in an envelope to school marked “Amanda Lawson WES Kidz World.” Please make checks payable to WES PTO. Payment can also be made at the door. Click here to complete the REQUIRED ONLINE WAIVER.

For more info, click here. For questions contact Amanda Lawson.

Franklin Institute Science Assembly

The Franklin Institute is going to put on a science assembly for students at WES on Thursday, March 28th. The first assembly will be for K-2 graders and will begin at 9:00 AM.  The second will be for the 3rd-5th grades and start at 10:00 AM. The theme is flight and it is supposed to be fantastic!

Math Night Update

Bummed out that K-2 Math Night was snowed out? Not to worry–K-2 and 3-5 Math Nights will BOTH be happening this Wednesday (February 27) from 5:30-7:30. We encourage families with younger children to arrive around 5:30 and stay for an hour or so, and families with older children to arrive around 6:15 or 6:30 and stay for an hour or so. Activities for all grades will be available the whole time though.

If you are able to help out with set up, clean up, registration or running an activity, please visit our sign up page here! NOTE: Due to our new schedule we need people to re-sign up even if you had previously volunteered

Thank you for helping out and attending!

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

Lindsay Goldsmith-Markey  and Beth Benzing

WES Book Bingo

The annual WES Book Bingo Night is Friday, February 1st.  There will be 2 sessions.  The first is from 6:00-7:00 PM. The Second from 7:30-8:30 PM.  Tickets are $5/person. Pizza will be available for sale to enjoy at the event. Desserts will be sold with all the proceeds to go in honor of WES second-grader John Lyons. Get your tickets early – this event always sells out!

Registration flyer here!  Volunteers are needed for both sessions sign-up here!  Check out the AMAZING raffle prizes here!

Please contact Antoinette Barrett or Jana Jordan if you have any questions.

Send in those Box Tops

Please send in your Box Tops!!  Please send them to school by Friday, February 22nd to meet the Spring Box Top Contest collection deadline.  Collect and send them in a Ziplock bag to your child’s class.   Classes raising the most Box Tops at each grade level will receive a prize.  Thank you for helping WES to earn almost $1000 during the Fall Collection!!  Congratulations to Mrs. Gaur’s class, the overall winner for Fall 2018!

Shop at Giant? Join Now

Giant A+ School Rewards Program registration is open. Visit Giant and select Savings & Rewards. Follow the prompts to create your online account. You’ll need your 11-digit BonusCard® number and the School ID # 23868. If you do not know your BonusCard® number call 1-888-814-4268 OPTION #1

  • If you are currently registered, there is no need to reregister
  • Thank you for your support of WES!!  We have raised over $1000 so far this year!

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is coming to WES on December 3rd – 7th. Please consider volunteering for an hour to help with this exciting event. No programming experience is necessary.  You can sign up here to volunteer.  If you would like more information, you can check it out here.  If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Goldsmith or Beth Benzing. Thank you!

WES Book Fair

The Book Fair starts today, Monday, November 12th and runs through Thursday, November 15th. On Wednesday, November 14th, from 6-8pm, the Book Fair will have evening hours for families. For more information on the book fair, please click here. You may also sign-up to help with the fair here.

Amazing UNICEF Update

92 Unicef boxes or baggies came back, filled with coins and paper money of all kinds, even some tokens for boardwalk rides! With the children’s hard work they raised $920.45! We are so thrilled and in awe of how generous our community is. Fiona Shaw in Mrs. Scott’s class and Leah Moretti in Mrs. Berman’s class were the highest collectors. Great job girls and great job to everyone who collected!

Candy Donations – THANK YOU

Congratulations, WES! With over 500 pounds of candy collected, we beat both SRS and NPE in the candy drive. The candy will be delivered this week to Fort Dix to support active military members and veterans.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

TRICK or TREAT for UNICEF boxes will be coming home Oct 29th or 30th, please keep a look out for them in your children’s back pack.

This is a great way to teach and encourage our children to give back and in such and easy and fun way!

What does the United Nations Children’s Fund do:

  • Helps children in 190 countries around the world
  • Vaccinations and medicines
  • Builds wells and fresh water supplies
  • Food packets and nutritional aid
  • School supplies

https://www.unicefusa.org/mission/usa/trick-or-treat/impact
https://www.unicefusa.org/mission/usa/trick-or-treat/learn-more

Halloween Carnival

It’s carnival time! Please join us Saturday, October 27th from 8:00am – 12:00pm for the annual Halloween Carnival. It’s a fun-filled morning of Halloween activities, games, raffle baskets and the Haunted Hallway! You can get 25 tickets for $10. Please click here for the attached ticket form. Sign up here to donate to our beloved Cake Walk!

Please support the 5th grade class by joining in the fun!

Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendars for the annual WES Pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, October 27 from 8:00 am – noon at WES! We need volunteers to flip pancakes, sell tickets and work the food line so please consider volunteering. Sign up here.