WFE PTA BLOG:
It's time to look ahead to next year! We are looking for parents interested in volunteering for PTA Board and Committee positions for the 2017/2018 school year.
Many of our volunteers are aging out and their kids are going to middle school. We need your help!
All positions are open for nominations.
If you are interested, please contact Karen Egan and your name will be added to the ballot. We'll have a nomination meeting in the next few weeks.
There's a lot going on at Wake Forest Elementary School! Check out our site to update your calendars for a great end of the year!
There's so much going on at Wake Forest Elementary School, we've got a talent show, teacher appreciation week, kindergarten orientation, spirit night, a workday, a holiday, DARE graduation, box top collections, EOGs, celebrations, graduations, field day, picnics, breakfasts, and an AttenDANCE.
Click here and check out the main page of our website to mark your calendars and stay up to date on everything that's going on to make this our best end of the school year yet!
We need your help and there are opportunities for you to help us next year with PTA. Many of our wonderful volunteers have 5th graders this year and we'll miss their energy, their laughter, and their dedication. If you've thought about how to get involved, now's the time. We're excited to have you and know you'll find giving your time to our students and teacher as rewarding as we all do!
Spring Fling is almost here!
Do you have an hour tomorrow morning? We need your help to assemble gift baskets for the raffle. This is for Tuesday, April 18th.
Come and put your natural talent for presentation to use for our school!
If you've never volunteered with the PTA, this is a great low-stress, behind the scenes way to meet people and get involved. We appreciate you!
When: Tuesday, April 18 at 9:30am
Where: Room 401 (Under the Gym)
Please join us at 2pm to help make our campus beautiful. Bring your green thumbs, rakes, shovels, gloves, tree trimmers, pruning sheers, clear yard waste bags, and energy. Let's do some spring cleaning on the campus!
Take Monday, March 20th off from cooking dinner and come out to Texas Roadhouse with Wake Forest Elementary PTA from 4pm to 10pm! Our school will receive 10% of sales for anyone telling their server they are with Wake Forest Elementary School, so please share this with your friends and neighbors! Thank you for joining us for this SPIRIT EVENT! We will have t-shirts and magnets for sale at the restaurant. Come out and show us your Cougar spirit!
Our PTA and teachers will be at Texas Roadhouse from 5pm to 8:30pm. We'll see you there!
11440 CAPITAL BOULEVARD WAKE FOREST, NC 27587
Wake Forest Elementary School PTA is now registered with Amazon Smile. Our school will receive .5% of sales from our customers. Thank you for helping our school while you shop!
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Thank you families for making our Book Fair a great success! You helped us fill the shelves in the library, filled teachers' wish lists, and expanded your personal libraries. We can't thank you enough!
Family literacy night was thrilling! It was great to meet you and share our talents with you. We were so fortunate that Dr. Tim Cherry told us the story of Petite Rouge. He was a delight as always and it was wonderful to be with him. Did you know that Dr. Cherry was the art teacher at Wake Forest Elementary for years before he retired?
Principal Smith and Kenna Covington teamed up to read and illustrate A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee. Please stop by the library where you can see one of Ms. Covington's canvases from the evening! Check out that amazing campfire, made by our very own PTA President, Karen Egan. Thank you Mr. Fields for helping us set up in the gymnasium. We had so much fun!
What's on the horizon?
March 20th - Take Monday off from cooking dinner and come out to Texas Roadhouse with Wake Forest Elementary PTA from 4pm to 10pm! Our school will receive 10% of sales for anyone telling their server they are with Wake Forest Elementary School, so please share this with your friends and neighbors! Thank you for joining us for this SPIRIT EVENT! We will have t-shirts and magnets for sale at the restaurant. Come out and show us your Cougar spirit! Our PTA and teachers will be at Texas Roadhouse from 5pm to 8:30pm. We'll see you there!
11440 CAPITAL BOULEVARD WAKE FOREST, NC 27587
Sunday, March 26th - Spring Clean Up Day! Please join us at 2pm to help make our campus beautiful. Bring your green thumbs, rakes, shovels, gloves, tree trimmers, pruning sheers, clear yard waste bags, and energy. Let's do some spring cleaning on the campus!
Report cards come out on April 7th.
Spring Break is April 10th - April 14th
Spring Fling 2017!
April 21st from 5:30 - 7:30
Mark your calendars for our very fun and always popular - annual Spring Fling!
We are putting together your 2016/2017 Yearbooks. Look for more information going home in Monday folders in May. These are always exciting and highlight our 5th grader's art on both covers!
We don't have a definite date for the EOG's yet, but we do know we'll need help from volunteers to proctor the exam. Don't worry, you won't be delivering the test to students, rather, observing the class to make sure pencils are sharpened and students have their needs met in accordance with the EOG regulations. Please consider helping our teachers and our students with this important part of the end of our school year.
Do you know anyone looking for volunteer hours through their employers? This counts - they just need to be registered.
What are the qualifications?
Make sure you are a registered volunteer with the WCPSS.
How do I do that?
Come to the library on any Monday between now and May and ask Mrs. Lim to help you sign up to be a volunteer.
Oh, I did that last year.
Thank you! This is something that needs to happen every year. The cool thing is that your information will already be in our system, so it's super quick. Thank you!
The last day of school is
Friday, June 9, 2017!
We've seen you, working hard to get the best pictures possible. Thank you for showing up and documenting your student's time at school and school activities. We would love to add your photos to our Yearbook. Please email your photos to Keri McNair. She needs them by March 1st.
We know you've been saving them; thank you! Now is the time to send all those BOX TOP$ in with your student! Our Student Council will be collecting Box Tops from classes on February 16th at 8am. Which class will donate the most?
So, why all the box tops?
General Mills and many other brands we all use everyday created a way to help all of America's schools with their Box Tops For Education program. Each year, every school is eligible for up to $20,000 from this program.
Each Box Top is worth ten cents. This adds up and helps our school buy things like new technology for classrooms, books for the library, and other resources that enrich all of our children's experience at Wake Forest Elementary School.
Check through your cabinets, your drawers, does your box of ziploc sandwich bags have a Box Top on it? Please clip it and send it in.
Thank you for supporting our school, our students, and our staff. We are all in this together and we couldn't do it without you!
Do you have time to volunteer on the mornings of December 12 and 16?
If so, we would love to have your energy and attention to collect pledges for Boosterthon. We'll all learn together and have fun helping our school.
Monday, December 12th and Friday, December 16th from 8:30am to 11:30am we will be collecting pledges from our classes and entering them into the Boosterthon system. Please consider joining us for this endeavor. Thank you!
Please email Karen Egan if you are able to help with one or both of these dates.
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.