Our annual auction was a tremendous success, thanks to the support of our amazing parents, teachers, and staff! This year, the WP community raised more than $35,000 for PTA-funded activities and programs (like field experiences, classroom libraries, and community-building events) and, of course, our PLAYGROUND. More than forty percent of our net proceeds will go toward improving the WP playground, the planning for which is already underway.
Stay tuned for updates!
In a time of great division within our country, we feel strongly that we can begin to build a stronger community through better conversations…and of course, food! By coming together, breaking bread and sharing a meal, we are offering a special opportunity for folks of differing backgrounds, faiths, racial/ethnic identities, worldviews, and political beliefs to SHARE their stories and experiences, be HEARD, and in turn, LISTEN deeply to those stories of their neighbors. Won’t you join us for a nourishing conversation, delicious meal, and an opportunity to build understanding and trust within our school community?
All are welcome!
What: A Community Supper Potluck – Please plan on bringing a dish that has meaning to you—a dish that captures something about where you are from, holds a special memory for you, is a family recipe, or perhaps is a favorite dish of someone you love.
When: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: WPES Cafeteria
*Because space is limited, please RSVP no later than April 30th, 2018 via this link to confirm your attendance: http://signup.com/go/QFvzJJp
Thank you, thank you to everyone who came out and stepped up for WPES on Saturday! It was a great party and we raised so much for our PTA initiatives (field work, staff grants, books, and more) and—of course—for our PLAYGROUND!!! WP families—you rock!
To our volunteers—our success is thanks to you! A big shout-out to Leah Humphries, our fearless and dedicated auction committee chair! She was behind the scenes and out on the floor making sure the whole event ran smoothly from start to finish. And to our invaluable auction team—procurement, raffle ticket and heads-or-tails necklace sellers, set-up and cleanup volunteers, Help Desk experts, and all the PTA board members—we couldn’t have done this without you!
To our staff—WOW! Your teacher experiences started bidding wars and raised so much for WPES. Thank you for your generosity and creativity and for being the amazing people you are. We have the best staff around!
To our sponsors—we ate, drank, and looked great thanks to you! Bolger + Battle (signage and promotional materials), Color Wheel (venue), Badda Bing (food), Oakhurst Market and Wahoo! Wine and Provisions (wine), Folk Art and Wrecking Bar (beer)
To our donors—incredible dining experiences, summer camps, sports events, travel packages—we are so grateful for everything donated, especially those by our own WP families! And the class baskets were huge hits! Thanks so much to all the parents who donated.
Finally, a special thanks to a few people who donated time and items for our live auction and raffle and heads-or-tails game: Kristen Pastras, who created gorgeous art from our kids’ handiwork, and Audrey and Scott Graf, WP alums who donated the items for our games.
Thank you for your generous donations and your support of WPES!
Join the WPES community for its annual auction. This year, we will be raising money to improve our playground. Color Wheel will be hosting us for an evening of fun, games, and prizes.
Your ticket includes:
Food catered by Bada Bing! Beer, wine, and a special cocktail!
A live DJ!
An incredible Silent Auction–featuring our fantastic class baskets!
Games and prizes!
A Live Auction featuring vacations, dinner parties, and more!
A chance to bid on one-of-a-kind art, made by our kids!
Our goal is to raise $20,000 to improve and enhance our back playground. Buy your tickets today
Tickets are on sale for $35 person. https://tinyurl.com/wpesauctiontickets.
Click here to learn more about the auction.
Please join us on Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 pm in the WP cafeteria for our Black History Month Family Event. This is a student-led living museum followed by a live cultural performance and a parent open forum on “How to Speak to Your Child about Multiculturalism and Diversity.”
Click here to learn more.
Join Winnona Park family and friends Saturday, December 2ndrd for a special holiday event. The Jingle Jog will begin at 8:30am with a “Jog-a-thon” style Fun Run for kids and adults. Registered joggers can pick up their race packets in front of the school on Friday after Community Circle or Saturday morning at 8am.
Register online — $8.00 per person or $20.00 per family. After November 29th, the price increases to $10 per participant or $25 per family.
The tree and candle sale will follow the Jingle Jog from 9am – 3pm. Fraser Fir trees and wreaths are delivered freshly cut from a farm in North Carolina. There are several sizes to choose from, with prices ranging from $65-$85. We will also be selling Hanukkah candles at a price of $10 a pack. All proceeds benefit the Winnona Park PTA. Hope to see you Saturday!
Based on your responses, we reaffirmed that our top priorities are: support our staff, creating learning opportunities for students and helping to fund improvements for the school and grounds not covered by CSD. We also have learned that the top priorities for additional funding should go to the playground upgrades, noise reduction in the cafeteria and green/sustainability initiatives for our school.
In addition to priority setting, we gathered some viable input for our Spring Auction and communications as well as we heard from people on who could be experts or volunteers for our committees and events.
To see more detail, see the survey results.