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!

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