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Wayne Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization

The mission of the Wayne Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization is to create a sense of community between parents, teachers and students, and to support and enhance the educational experiences of our children.

Upcoming Dates and Events


  • September 13- Art Goes to School Kick Off
  • September 18 - First PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Theatre 
  • September 25 - NO SCHOOL
  • September 27 - Picture Day
  • October 6 - Early Dismissal 
  • October 13 - 5th Grade Field Day
  • October 15-20- WES Book Fair
  • October 27 - Trunk or Treat 
  • November 18- WES Running Bee 5K and 1 mile fun run


Library Volunteers

WES is looking for parents to volunteer in the library to support Mrs. Dahlstrom and Ms. Byrne and various library activities.Interested in seeing the library activities in action and helping support our school? Please register hereClearances are required to volunteer for this opportunity.

The first PTO meeting will be held on Monday September 18 at6:30 pm in the Little Theater. 

At the PTO meeting on September 18th, we will be voting on the first grant request of the school year. As a result of increased costs for bus transportation, field trips have become more costly for our WES families. The grant, if approved, will allocate $1,000 for each grade, $6,000 total, to help significantly reduce the cost of field trips for all WES students. The PTO Executive Board and School Administration are in favor of this grant request. 

Save the date for the WES Book Fair


Mark your calendars for the WES PTO Annual Book Fair will be back in the Little Theater from Sunday, October 15th through Friday, October 20th.  Sunday afternoon is an additional day available for families to shop together.  This is always an event the students look forward to and we need volunteers to make this event a success. Click here to volunteer

During the week, each class will have the opportunity to visit the book fair with their homerooms. Click here to find out when your child's class will visit the book fair.

Giving Fridays are back!

Starting September 15 and continuing every Friday until the end of the school year, the WES community will collect non-perishable goods to donate to local food pantries. Place your donations in the specially marked donation bins located outside of the school vestibule (under the overhang by the entrance to the office). Most needed and requested items include canned soups, pasta, boxed milk, PB&J, cereal, toiletries, and canned fruit and vegetables. Every can or box counts and makes a difference. We also need volunteers to deliver donations to the local food pantries on Fridays. Families can sign up here.

Questions? Email the Community Outreach committee.


Right at School Fall Electives Registration is Open!

Fall Electives registration is open! Looking for a fun after school class for your child, maybe they love robotics or sports or want to try an acting class or want to learn Spanish, there is something for every kid! Click here to find out which electives will be offered this fall.  Classes begin the week of 9/25 (no monday classes due to the holiday). Families are able to cancel their registration after 1 week if they choose not to remain in the class and will receive a full refund. Fall electives run September 25 - December 15th from 3:50-4:50 unless otherwise specified.

Click here to register today!

Volunteers Needed for the Multicultural Committee



WES's Multicultural Committee is an all-inclusive, multinational and multicultural group of parents who work to bring awareness and celebrate diversity in the Radnor community. The Multicultural Committee is looking for volunteers to help with the events planned for early in the new year. If interested, please contact Akhila Thyli at


Trunk or Treat

Join us for the PTO's 10th Trunk or Treat--a WES family favorite! Friday, October 27, 6:30 - 8 pm. Decorate your vehicle's trunk and hand out treats to all the ghouls and boys! We need 40 trunks to make this a success. Register here, whether you are decorating your trunk or just treating,  $10/family. Volunteers for the evening are needed--email Cheri Fiory to help. Monday October 30 will be the rain date.




Interested in getting involved with PTO? There are plenty of opportunities for working parents, stay at home parents, and everything in between! We need chairs/ co-chairs for the following positions:

  • Cultural Arts (co-chair needed)
  • Trunk or Treat (2 co-chairs needed)
  • Craft Night (1 co-chair needed)
  • Green Committees (1 co-chairs needed)
  • Family Picnic ( 1 co-chair needed)
  • Nominating Committee (at least one parent from grades K-3)
  • Art Goes to School (1 co-chair needed)

Even if you can't chair/co-chair an open committee, we need volunteers for most of our committees. Please contact Tejal Patel with any questions about where your unique skills would fit our different volunteer opportunities.

Pretzel Fridays!

Take Fridays off from packing a snack and let your child enjoy a delicious Philadelphia Soft Pretzel! All proceeds benefit the WES PTO. The cost of the program is $30/CHILD for the entire 23-24 school year. The deadline to sign up is Friday September, 22nd. Click here for Pretzel Friday Sign-up! Interested in volunteering to help on Pretzel Fridays? Sign up here!

WES Parent Socials SY 2023-2024

Looking ahead to the fall, the Social Committee is looking for families to host our Grade Wide Parent Socials. These can be held outside (weather permitting) with a typical turnout of anywhere between 20-40 people. They are mostly open house style and people come and go throughout the night. They’re always fun and a great way to meet classmates/other families in your grades at WES. If interested in hosting, please contact Morgan Dorfman at


RTSD Clearances for Volunteering

RTSD Clearances

All in-person volunteering through the school district requires clearances.  Learn more about volunteering here. 

Two students outside smiling


Executive Board

President: Laura Dethlefsen

Vice President (Administration): Jennifer Walker

Vice President (Communication): Ann St. Leger

Secretary: Juliette Dobson

Treasurer: Tracy Hildebrand

Assistant Treasurer: Maureen Hudson

Questions? Contact us via email using the link below.

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