WP Spring Auction Sat., March 10 7-10pm at Color Wheel Studio

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. Winnona Park Spring Auction

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.

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Black History Family Event Wed. 2/28 6:30 at WPES

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.

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Save the Date: WP Auction Sat. 3/10, 7-11pm


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CSD Elementary Boundary Planning Community Meeting Wednesday, Jan 17th 6:30-8:30PM Decatur High Cafeteria

City Schools of Decatur and the Elementary Boundary Planning Steering Committee are hosting a community meeting regarding the school zone boundaries for all of our elementary schools. This engagement session will be an opportunity for community members to participate in a facilitated discussion to provide valuable feedback to the Board of Education. In addition, the committee will post an online survey to solicit further input after the meeting.

For more informtion: http://bit.ly/EngageCSD2017


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Jingle Jog and Holiday Tree & Candle Sale on 12/2 at WPES

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!

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PTA survey results now available

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.

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Read-A-Thon November 3-9

Read-A-Thon encourages our children to excel in reading while raising supplemental funds for educational programs and materials at Winnona Park Elementary School!2015ratlogo3

Get all the details here.


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9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner November 16th

This year’s dinner will be held on Thursday November 16th. RSVP forms are now available and will be coming home in backpacks this week. This is a fun, casual, community-building event for the whole family. Take a night off from cooking and bring your crew to eat with friends, teachers and staff from Winnona Park. Homemade sauce, meatballs, fresh salad, garlic bread, and home-baked cookies for dessert. Click here to download an RSVP form. 

Please return your form and payment (checks made to Andrea Andrade) by Monday, November 13. Any questions? Email Andrea Andrade at decaturandrea@gmail.com.

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WPES Fall Book Fair 11/1-11/3


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Your Dollars at Work: PTA Teacher Grants

The WPES PTA is proud to announce that it has approved almost $4K in teacher grants this Fall for the following:

  • Support for a service learning component for first graders. The expedition will involve purchasing books for a Texas flooded school. Each first grader will make book dedication labels that will go in each book that is purchased. First graders will also create a class book of their personal small moment narrative writing to send to the flooded school.
  • Supplies for third graders to expand on their learning expedition on Ecuador. Students will be writing a non-fiction book about the country and see their own work published. The students will also learn about fair trade and use natural resources to create goods and services to buy, sell, and trade at their market.
  • New professional development material for Ms. Miller & Ms. Sanders called Math in Practice. It identifies the big ideas of math content and best-practice teaching.
  • A Flamenco dance teacher and a first grade Cuban celebration with our Spanish teachers.
  • Soft start” materials for Pitts’ class. She is trying out a new way for students to start their day.
  • Grounded Kids Yoga training for MorrisonSeñora Ramos.
  • Yoga Blocks & Mat Cleaner to support their yoga practice with Coach
  • Bongos for the Community Circle band.
  • Ham & turkey for a staff holiday party celebration.

We look forward to seeing these grants in action!

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