May Happenings

The end of the year is upon us. Here is a rundown on the May events:
May 1-5 –Teacher Appreciation Week
Parents and kids celebrate our teachers all week long with small gestures.
Friday, May 12 Field Day 8am-3pm
Coach Beauchamp organizes this school wide play day, with the help of parent volunteers. The 3rd graders enjoy a final water bath and complete a project for the school.
Friday, May 19 Volunteer Breakfast, 8am-10am
The PTA board hosts a breakfast to thank all of our parent volunteers that have given their time and support this year. This catered breakfast takes place in the cafe.
Friday, May 19 Sno Cone Social, 6-8pm
This school-wide picnic is the last community event of the year. This year, we will offer a sno cone vendor as well as 2-3 food trucks for families to enjoy.
Thursday, May 25 Moving Forth Ceremony
Our third graders and their families will attend this “graduation” event to say farewell to our fond Winnona Park. The event is catered by the PTA with sandwiches.
Tuesday, May 30 Staff Party 3-5pm
The PTA will host this staff-only party to help the staff celebrate another successful year.
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Order 2016-17 Yearbooks and Liberty Posters until May 5th

This year’s yearbook is a robust 150 pages. It’s chock-full of student and school memories!

The 16″ X 20″ Liberty print features portraits all of the students from the 2016-17 school year toned to create Lady Liberty.

2016-17 Yearbook $20

Poster $10

Order now until May 5th–online orders only!

 

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The Indigo Affair was a success!

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WP PTA Board Meeting April 10, 2017

We are nearing the end of the school year. Here are the topics that will be discussed at the April board meeting.

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WP Online Auction is LIVE Until Friday, March 24th 8pm

The online auction open is now OPEN! You can now see items and begin bidding.

Here is how to begin:

On your phone, go to http://tinyurl.com/mobileauction.

If you see the word, “Anonymous” in the top left of your screen, you’ll need to login.

If it does not say Winnona Park PTA across the top bar, follow the instructions below, only you’ll see a link named, “Log Out” instead of the one named, “Exit” referenced below.

Click the, “Exit” link in the top right, enter group number 755 and then click the button, “Log In or Register”. Once you’re logged in, you’ll see your bidder number in the top left.

On your laptop or desktop computer, go to http://tinyurl.com/indigobid and sign in.  The online auction closes on Friday, March 24th at 8pm. Winning bidders will be contacted for pick-up instructions. 

Thank you for supporting the annual auction. Every dollar of your donations will go to awesome field trips, teacher workshops, school improvements, new books and more! 

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WP Donates Books to Denham Springs Elementary

Every year, the WP PTA awards grants to teachers who are interested in exploring new ways to teach and engage their students. This past fall, the first-grade team received a grant to help Denham Springs Elementary located in Livingston Parish Louisiana to rebuild their library after suffering a devastating flood in August. The PTA identified a local bookstore so we could maximize the money spent on books for the school, while also helping to support a small, local business in the area. First graders learned first-hand about supporting communities in need and how they can make an impact.

See the story in The Advocate on the gift.

Thank you WP teachers and staff for inspiring our kids!

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Indigo Affair tickets are on sale!

The annual spring auction will take place at Color Wheel on Saturday, March 25th from 7-11pm. We will have more than 150 items to bid on while you enjoy great food, fun beverages and live music! Purchase your tickets and register today

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Black History Month Celebration on February 23rd 6:30-9pm

Join Winnona Park students and parents for a celebration of black history month. Back by popular demand, we start the evening off with a living museum where students will dress up as influential African Americans and parents will be able to “tour the museum.” Afterwards, there will be a guest speaker for parents in the media center while the kids some music & dancing. 

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‘Tis the Season of Giving

Holiday spirit, charity, good will, gift giving can come in various forms. The Winnona Park PTA wants to help our community find ways to spread cheer and generosity this season without opening our wallets.

We have compiled a Calendar of Kindness to suggest simple acts that you can do with your kids during this season of giving. Take a look and see how many you can accomplish over the break. It’s sure to help open hearts and bring a smile to those around you.

If you feel like sharing your experiences on the WPES Community Facebook page, then use #WPESGives or send them to us at news@winnonaparkpta.org.

We appreciate the many ways you give to our school. Have a wonderful holiday break with your families!

 

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December PTA Board Meeting Agenda

The PTA Board is meeting before the holiday break. The agenda has been posted. Let us know if you have any questions or topics to add by emailing board@winnonaparkpta.org. Thanks!

 

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