SPIRIT DAY - TX LAND & CATTLE
Spirit Day at Texas Land and Cattle (Preston/Gaylord in Frisco) is Saturday, February 6! Present this flyer to your server and Wyatt PTA will receive a donation of 15% of your bill. Please note - the chef will be preparing vegetarian entrees specifically for Wyatt! Contact Esther Rutnam at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE FEB. 20
Wyatt girls, you're invited to "Dance Through The Decades" at our Daddy-Daughter Dance! This annual social event for Wyatt girls and their dads (or uncle, grandpa, or other special man in your life) will be held on Saturday, February 20th from 7-9pm. There will be dancing, crafts, activities, games, and snacks for all attendees to enjoy. You can wear a decade-appropriate outfit from the 50's to 90's, or just your favorite party dress. And don't forget your camera! Tickets are on sale now in our PTA online store for $10 per person. Contact Lisa Heins at email@example.com with questions.
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 $20,000 RAISED
As the technology fundraising campaign concludes with $20,000 raised for 71 tablets (40 iPads and 31 Chromebooks), the PTA wishes to sincerely thank the 210+ families who have believed in this project. We appreciate you and gratefully acknowledge your tremendous support! The school received these tablets at the assembly on Friday, December 18 - the teachers and students were delighted! 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.
What's Coming Up?
Thursday, February 4 - Parent Education Class 7:45-8:45 am
Saturday, February 6 - Texas Land & Cattle Spirit Day
Monday, February 15 - President's Day - School holiday
Wednesday, February 17 - PTA Meeting 12:00-1:00 pm
Saturday, February 20 - Father-Daughter Dance 7:00-9:00 pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.