YOUR PTA DOLLARS AT WORK
Wyatt PTA strives to use your generous contributions to enhance the education of our children and support our teachers and families. Through your participation in fundraisers like Book Fair, Box Tops and shopping partnerships, restaurant spirit nights, spirit wear and school supplies orders, and PTA membership, here's what PTA has been able to provide so far this year:
- More advanced "Motivation Math" books for 3rd-5th grades
- Music class and "101 Dalmatians" musical enrichment supplies
- Seeds and supplies to get our garden up and growing
- Newcomers pizza party to welcome new Wyatt families
- Donuts with Dad event
- Reflections PTA art contest
- PISD Education Foundation donation
- Teacher appreciation luncheon for our teachers (on blackout day!)
- PTA membership popcorn party
- Books for the library and classrooms
- Fall Picnic activities & games
- "Poetry Alive!" assembly for all grades
Contact Julie Bayless at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, and thanks for supporting Wyatt PTA!
#TECHFORWYATT $15,000 RAISED
As the technology fundraising campaign concludes with $15,000 raised for 69 tablets, the PTA wishes to sincerely thank the 210+ families who have believed in this project. We appreciate you and gratefully acknowledge your tremendous support! Wyatt is one of the top schools in PISD because of exceptional faculty, bright students and a dedicated PTA. Now we will also be known for our technology! Our teachers are so thankful and excited to finally have the technology on campus. The school is in the process of purchasing these tablets and you will soon be able to see how this will transform learning at Wyatt! Tax receipts will be sent home in January. Donations will continue to be accepted all year long in our PTA Online Store at pisd.parentconnect.net. For those who wish to still submit a receipt for an employee matching donation, please contact Esther Rutnam at email@example.com.
Wondering what this tech campaign is all about? See this list of Frequently Asked Questions, along with answers from Principal Cynthia Hentges. You'll be excited for and inspired by this educational initiative for our kids!
How are teachers using tablets with their students? Check out this video by Wyatt's own Mrs. Lazarus to see how technology can enhance learning, creativity, teamwork, and innovation in the classroom! See more videos on our technology campaign page.
DADS CLUB EVENTS
* Thursday Morning Drop off Greeters! - It's a simple 4-step process:
1) Details and Sign-up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949aaa82fa31-thursday 2) Show-up at 7:15-7:45, 3) Sign-in at the front desk and get your security badge 4) Open-up car doors and greet our arriving kids!
* FALL SIGN-UP FOR WYATT WATCH D.O.G.S. IS HERE!
Dads, it is easy to become a WATCHDog at Wyatt and spend a ½ or Full day with your child at school! Visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949aaa82fa31-20152016 to signup for your day or get more information.
Contact Todd Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
What's Coming Up?
Thursday, November 19 - PTA Meeting and 2nd Grade Performance
November 23 - November 27 - Thanksgiving break
Friday, December 4 - Wyatt Moms Book Club 12:00-1:00pm
Thursday, December 10 - Parenting Class 7:45-8:45am
Tuesday, December 15 - PTA Meeting and Choir Performance 7:00-
Friday, December 18 - Early release. Dismissal at 12 noon
December 10 - January 4 - Winter Break
Full Wyatt Calendar
PISD 2015-2016 Calendar At-A-Glance
Wyatt PTA Facebook Page:
Our Facebook page is where you can find late-breaking news, event photos, and conversations about what’s happening on campus and in our community. For the privacy of our students and families, our Facebook page is a closed forum, so search for “Wyatt Elementary PTA” and request an invitation to join in the conversations.
Wyatt PTA Text Message Updates:
Sign up for text message updates from Wyatt PTA by texting "Follow @WyattElemPTA" to 40404. You may also follow us on our Twitter account @WyattElemPTA.
Wyatt PTA Newsletters:
Sign up for our PTA quarterly eNewsletter through our PTA Parent Connect online system.
Need to reference an old issue of the Wyatt Wire or Wyatt PTA Newsletter? See our Communications page for past emails.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are you new to Wyatt? Not sure what PTA is all about? Check out a few questions that might help you get in the loop...
What does PTA do? We support the students, staff, & families at Wyatt through innovative programs, volunteer efforts, & fundraising assistance. We pay for the assemblies, author visits, social events, & field trips that your child enjoys each year, as well as countless materials to enhance the kids' education - advanced math workbooks, fine arts & PE materials, library & classroom books, & so much more! In addition, our PTA is the ONLY source of funds for providing much-needed classroom tablets through our #techforwyatt campaign. We don't just pay for "extras", we fund items no longer paid for by the district & state that are critical to your child's educational experience! We also provide volunteers for the teachers to help prepare classroom materials, monitor lunchtime, & plan classroom parties, which allows them more time to do what they do best - TEACH!
Why should I join/support PTA? By joining PTA, you become a member of the largest child advocacy group in the country. Membership dues are just $14.50 per year; your dues help fund the many school programs & educational materials highlighted above. When you: join PTA; attend PTA events; donate to #techforwyatt; contribute to our Kroger, Tom Thumb, Box Tops, and other community partnership programs; and buy spirit wear, books at our book fair, school supplies, & spring auction items, you are showing your support for a quality education for your child!
What is a yearbook? Yearbooks are hard-cover color books (usually approximately 90 pages) that are designed by the PTA each year. They include lots or photos and articles the students and events from the school year. Past year's yearbooks are available for viewing in the library. During the last week of school, yearbooks are passed to all kids who have ordered one; they then pass them around to their friends and sign each other's yearbooks. It is not mandatory to purchase one, but is a fun keepsake of the school year - some families even order extras to send to relatives living far away to give them an idea of what their child's school year was like! Yearbooks are available for purchase in the online store.
See more answers to your questions on the "Newcomers" page under the "Your PTA" tab above. Have a question you don't see here? Email it to email@example.com.