WFE PTA BLOG:
This year, there have been delays in approvals for applications to free and reduced lunch. You may have seen information circulating online about students being denied lunch because of these delays.
WFE Cares is a program that ensures that every child at WFE has a lunch.
The school has a myschoolbucks.com account that the PTA deposits money into to cover the costs of the program. If the child forgets their lunch or lunch money, or there is no money in their student account, the cashiers scan this code and the PTA covers the cost of the lunch. This is a program that WFE PTA has been involved in for years. Every child at WFE is guaranteed to have a lunch, no matter what.
Members of our PTA met with the Cafeteria Manager this morning (8/30) to add funds to the account and will be contacted if funds are running low. Wake County policy has changed this year regarding how much food can be written off as a loss in the cafeteria, explaining why in previous years, some schools were only able to give out vegetables in lieu of entire meals for those with no lunch money.
Parents can donate directly to this fund by sending a check addressed to WFE or cash to the WFE office. Please address your envelope to the Cafeteria Manager for WFE’s myschoolbucks.com account. Payment can also be received by cashiers during lunch hours in the Cafeteria.
Thank you so much for your support! We look forward to working together to make sure every child is taken care of.
Our Fall Fundraiser this year will be to sell the Attractions Dining and Value Guide Coupon Book. We will need 6 volunteers at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15 to assemble the Attractions Coupon Books for our Fundraiser. We will then need 6 volunteers at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3 to collect unsold books and process payments. If you are interested in signing up, please visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4aaea96-volunteer.
Hi Families! Thanks to everyone who came out tonight to Meet the Teacher! As a reminder, you are able to send in your PTA Membership form in an envelope marked "PTA" via your child with cash or a check (made out to WFE PTA).
We are in need of parent volunteers to help shuttle our new Kindergartners from carpool and the bus in 30 minute shifts during their first week of staggered entry and their first full day the week after. If you are able to help out, please visit the following link to sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4AAEA96-kindergarten.
Thank you for your help in making back to school a success!
We are excited to see you all tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 23 from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. for Meet the Teacher Night for Grades 1 - 5! We will have tables set up in our Media Center for merchandise, signing up as a Volunteer, and signing up as a PTA member. If you are interested in volunteering 15 minutes of your time for the event, please visit www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4aaea96-20172018this link.
Welcome back, Wake Forest Elementary families!
We hope everyone had a wonderful Summer Break, and are looking forward to a great year ahead.
We are gearing up for the start of school on Monday, August 28, and you will find information below on upcoming important dates and volunteer opportunities.
On Wednesday, August 23, from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., the PTA will be hosting our Welcome Back Teacher Appreciation Luncheon in the Cafeteria. Food will be catered by The Lemon Tree, with the PTA providing plates, cups, napkins, drinks, and desserts. We are asking for 2 volunteers to help set up and disassemble at this time. If you can help, please email our PTA President, Karen Egan, at email@example.com.
Also on Wednesday, August 23, from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., we will be having Meet the Teacher Night for Grades 1 - 5. Class Assignments will be posted in the lobby by 4 p.m. for those unable to make the later event. The PTA will have a table set up in the Media Center to sign up new members and sell merchandise. We are asking for volunteers to take up 15 minute shifts to help out with this. You can sign up to volunteer at the following link: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E4AAEA96-20172018
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer with our school, you will need to sign up in the Media Center with a valid NC driver's license. It is a requirement to be able to enter your child's classroom throughout the school year, as well as to chaperone field trips, eat lunch with your child, and other activities. You will be able to sign up in the Media Center during Meet the Teacher on Wednesday.
Please take note of the following ways to stay updated with our school:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wferocks/ - Please make sure you are following the page and are receiving notifications on new posts.
MemberHub: https://wfe.memberhub.com/hub/WFE84667 - A site to sign up and receive information about the school, create discussions, and receive newsletters.
You can also sign up for the SchoolMessenger notification service, which will send you text updates on the school and district. You can opt-in by texting YES to 67587.
As a reminder, you can help out the school by collecting Box Tops for Education, linking Lowe's Foods, Harris Teeter, and Food Lion shopping cards, and by shopping on Amazon through Amazon Smile.
Please see attached for a PTA Membership form.
We are looking forward to working with everyone this year and hope that everyone has an amazing transition back to school.
Your Wake Forest Elementary PTA
Who is keeping up this blog?
Hey, it's me, Kenna. My kid is in Mrs. Matala's 4th grade class. I'm keeping the blog and website up for the moment. Let me know what you want to see more or less of. I need feedback to make changes. Thank you for participating in the PTA. I believe all of our kids benefit when we pay attention.