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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.

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Upcoming Dates and Events

 

  • June 7 - Spring Fair 4-8pm
  • June 10 - PTO meeting 6:30pm
  • June 12 - 5th Grade Ceremony 10:30am
  • June 12 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL / Early Dismissal 
  • June 12 - T-Shirt Order Deadline
  • August 2 - School Supply Order Deadline
  • August 28 - Open House / Meet & Greet 3pm
  • September 6 - Welcome Back PTO Picnic 

Spring Fair 2024: Candyland

June 7, 2024 from 4-8 pm

Come ready to eat, play games and have fund with your friends, we hope everyone can join us. This is your one stop to buy tickets and bid on silent auction items, and volunteer to help at the spring fair.  We need lots of volunteers to make this event a success! We can't wait to see you on June 7!

 

Purchase Tickets

The 2024 WES Spring Fair Silent Auction is officially live for bidding! We're so excited for all the support from local businesses, community members and WES teachers & staff to showcase an amazing Silent Auction to support the WES PTO!  There is something for everyone, including a Radnor FIre Truck Ride, an Aronimink Golf Outing, a week of Villanova Soccer Camp, a Full Orthodontics Treatment, Restaurant Gift Cards, Gift Baskets, 4 VIP Seats to 5th Grade Graduation and much much MORE! 

CLOSING EARLY - Bidding will close at 3:50pm on Friday for two of the most coveted items, a chance to dunk Mr. Foley or Mr. T in the Dunk Tank! Click here for more info!

Bid on Auction Items Here

 

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Announcements

Join us for the final PTO meeting of the 2023/2024 school year which will take place on Monday, June 10, 2023 at 6:30pm at 108 Overlook Lane, Wayne, PA. The year may be nearly over, but we still have a little business to attend to. We will be voting on the appropriations items listed below. We will also be saying farewell to Mrs. Ferguson as she joins us for one final meeting. 

 

At the May PTO meeting we heard from members of the PTO, and Mr. Smerecky about the proposed grant to replace four basketball hoops at WES. The proposed grant of $13,000 up to $18,000, would fund the purchase and installation of four new basketball hoops, and removal of the old hoops.  This will be done in conjunction with the District blacktop resurfacing project. We also hope to have basketball lines painted for each hoop.  We will vote on this exciting project at the June PTO meeting.

We will also hear a proposal to continue to fund field trip expenses next school year.

The last PTO meeting was held on  Monday March 11 at 6:30 pm in the Little Theater.

At the PTO meeting that was held on Monday January 8, 2024 at 9:30 am in the Little Theater.  In addition to the usual agenda, our principal, Nancy Ferguson, and vice-principal, Jon Smerecky, gave a presentation on Grit, Resilience, and Anxiety. Click here to watch the presentation. And Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation.

The PTO voted to approve funding for the Sound Garden and the WES bee-stro/Outdoor classroom projects which were brought to the Appropriations Committee  at the November PTO meeting (see below for more info). Click here for a video on the presentation of the projects and vote from the January 8, 2024 PTO meeting.

Sound Garden - Sponsors: Mrs. Dahlstrom, Mr. Fry 

The proposed Grant of $15,000 would help fund the purchase and installation of an outdoor sound ensemble on the primary playground for use by all students. The musical sensory garden will provide an additional way for students to create, cooperate and socialize. There is a great example of a sound garden at the Elmwood Park Zoo. Radnor Education Fund (REF) is also providing $10,000 funds for this exciting project. 

WES Bee-stro / Outdoor Classroom - Sponsors: Mrs. Dahlstrom, Mrs. Wieland

The proposed Grant of $5,000 would help fund the installation of four picnic tables in the courtyard space next to the cafeteria as well as landscaping and possible sun shade options. REF is providing funds to purchase the four tables. The space will be available for outdoor teaching and an outdoor lunch space for students as a bee-ticket incentive.  Special Thanks to Schuh family and PS and Daughters for helping with the design specifications.  

 Feel free to send any questions or comments to the Appropriations Committee by emailing maureenhudson28@gmail.com


 

Get ready for the fall and purchase your School Supplies kits for 2024

We are again partnering with Bright School Kits for our back to school supply kits. Save time on shopping this summer and cross this off of your summer to do list! We have done the work for you of creating kits based off o f the school supply lists provided by the WES teachers. The store opens on May 23 and will be open until August 2, 2024. All kits ordered by Aug 2, 2024 will be delivered by the first day of school. Click here for the online store and choose Wayne ES and the kit designated for your child's grade in the Fall of 2024. If you have any questions, please reach out to wes.schoolsupplies@gmail.com.

HURRY: Get your free t-shirts for the 2024-2025 SY!

We are excited to continue with the opportunity for our ENTIRE school to order (free of charge) Wayne Schoolwide Positive t-shirts. These shirts will be worn throughout the year for different events.  Please only order ONE shirt per student. These shirts are for the next school year, so make sure you pick the next grade for your child. Shirt colors are based on 2024-2025 grade level placement:

  • 1st Grade/Yellow
  • 2nd Grade/Orange
  • 3rd Grade/Blue
  • 4th Grade/Red
  • 5th Grade/Green

Here is the link! Use Code: PP86W 

The store will close June 12, 2024. Please order your shirt(s) before the deadline! The shirts will be ready in your child(ren) classroom August 28 at our Meet and Greet.

Giving Fridays Continue! Every Friday, the WES community collects non-perishable goods for local food pantries. Just place your donations in the specially marked collection bins located outside of the school vestibule (under the overhang). Bins are out all week to accept your donations! Most-needed items include canned soups, pasta, boxed milk, PB & J, cereal, toiletries and canned fruit and veggies. Every can counts! We also need volunteers to deliver donations to food pantries on Fridays. Families can sign up here. 

Questions? E-mail wescommunityoutreach@gmail.com

 

Attention 4th Grade Parents: Help Needed

Hello WES 4th Grade Parents,

Believe it or not but our kids are about to enter their final year at Wayne Elementary. We have lots of fun activities planned through out the year to make it special but we need your help! 

Please volunteer to co-chair one of the 5th Grade Activities. 

Its going to be a great year!  More information about the year will be coming but please reach out if you have any questions.

Thanks, Megan Talone and Kristin Decker

Homeroom Parents 2024-2025 SY

HOMEROOM PARENTS (2024-2025 School Year) Are you interested in being a homeroom parent for your student's classroom next year?  If so, please click on the following link.  Responsibilities include sharing key PTO event reminders via email, organizing teacher gifts, coordinating class parties, helping teachers with fun activities and more.  It is a great opportunity to get to know what is happening in your child's classroom and get to know the teacher.  Classroom matches are made on a first come, first serve basis, and will be assigned as close to the start of school as possible.  For any questions, please email lindsey@vtine.org or nicolemoore08@gmail.com.

 

Believe it or not, we are already looking ahead to the 2024/2025 school year and the PTO needs your help!

The WES PTO is looking for an Assistant Treasurer!  The Assistant Treasurer sits on the Executive Board of the PTO and works closely with the Treasurer, and other members of the PTO Board. It is a great way to get more involved, and meet other members of the PTO as well as staff and administration at WES.  Familiarity with spreadsheet tools, such as Excel and Google Sheets, and experience with basic accounting concepts such as bank reconciliations is necessary.   If interested in this role, or learning more about it, please contact Maureen Hudson maureenhudson28@gmail.com or 215-534-9296.

Nominating committee

Attention Volunteers! Are you interested in getting involved with the PTO? We are looking to fill the following positions for the 2024-2025 school year. 

Spirit Wear - Chair

Nominating Committee - Co-Chair

Arts Night - Co-chair

Talent Show - Co-chair

Please email WES Nominating Committee if you are interested or have any questions. 

If you are interested in volunteering as a committee chair or just looking for ways to become more involved in the PTO, please contact Tejal Patel with the Nominating Committee or you can check out the Sign up genius here to find an opportunity that works for you! There are plenty of opportunities for working parents, stay at home parents, and everything in between!

RTSD Clearances for Volunteering

RTSD Clearances

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

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2023-2024

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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