Read-a-ThonThe ninth annual Winnona Park Read-a-Thon starts on October 4, 2019! For seven days, our kindergarten, first, and second grade students pledge to read as many minutes as they can outside of school. This year, our goal is to read 40,000 minutes!
Students can log reading hours in many ways: by reading alone, reading with a partner (a friend, sibling, parent, or caregiver), or having a book read to them. They are asked to gather sponsors who will contribute based on minutes read or by a flat amount. Readers will be recognized by class and individually for minutes read throughout the week.
The goal of this event is to instill a love of reading and develop lasting reading habits while also raising money for our school. Proceeds support many PTA initiatives at Winnona Park, including classroom supplies, teacher stipends and grants, and field trips for all students.
Donations can be made at https://fundrazr.com/winnonareads.
Thank you for supporting our kids and our school!
Read-a-Thon Info Sheet
Read-a-Thon Reading Log
S'mores & More PicnicThe annual S'mores & More Picnic at Winnona Park will take place on Friday, October 18 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. We will have music, dancing, and fire pits to make s'mores. It's a great evening--an opportunity to meet new families and to connect with families you've known for a long time.
To help to make it a success, we need your help. Please consider SIGNING UP for a volunteer shift. Thank you!
*** We will not have food trucks this year. ***
In the next few weeks you will be seeing boxes at the front of the school for the following donations per grade:
K - Marshmallows
1st grade- Graham Crackers
2nd grade - Chocolate
What We Do
The PTA works to enhance the educational experience of all WPES students by supporting teachers and staff, organizing fundraisers for items not covered by the school budget, and planning and hosting community-building events. Our main fundraising events are the Read-a-Thon, Jingle Jog/Holiday Tree & Candle Sale, and the Spring Auction. Through our fundraising efforts, we support many offerings and initiatives including classroom libraries, teacher and parent grants, field trips and guest speakers for all students, facility enhancements, and various community-building events.
Who We AreThe Winnona Park PTA includes families and teachers affiliated with Winnona Park Elementary School, working together to build community through school events, committees, and initiatives. We elect a Board made up of WPES parents, along with our Principal, Ruth Scott, and several teacher representatives. The Board meets once a month to discuss upcoming events, goals, needs, and concerns raised in the WP community.
If you’d like to attend a PTA Board meeting to bring up an idea or a fundraising opportunity, please contact the PTA Board.
Winnona Park PTA would like to thank all of our very generous Sponsors for their contributions!