January 9, 2023
Hello Wildcat Families!
I hope the new year is off to a great start for you!
PTO meeting is cancelled for January. The next PTO meeting will be held on March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the library. As always, feel free to contact the PTO in the meantime with any questions.
To kick-off Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, we have a half-day for students on Friday 1/13 and school is closed on Monday, 1/16. Please note only grades 3-5 will have their special area class on Friday. Grades K-2 will have specials on the next half-day after that on 2/17. Dismissal begins at 12:05 on the half-days.
In addition, this Friday we will have Football Friday as a schoolwide spirit day to kickoff the NFL playoffs. Students and staff are encouraged to wear their favorite football jersey, shirt or team colors. Go Birds!!
Congratulations to all of our power paw winners pictured below. These students were selected by their teachers for best representing what it means to be a wildcat by going above and beyond to be safe, respectful, responsible and kind. Great job students!
Padres Latinos will host West Chester Communities That Care to offer the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Power of Parents presentation in both English and Spanish. This presentation includes the latest PAYS Survey Data results for alcohol use and vaping. This month’s presentation will be held in person and in zoom.
WCASD Parent Training Series
The Special Education and Pupil Services department will be holding four evening sessions this year for parents. Please see the attached flyers for details.
Don't miss out on this lifetime keepsake to remember this year as a WTE Wildcat! Is your student in 5th grade? No need to buy a yearbook as our PTO provides a FREE yearbook for all 5th graders! (There is no 5th grade option when selecting your student's grade because of this.)
This an ONLINE SALE ONLY! Yearbooks are delivered in June! You must order online by 4/15 to receive a yearbook! (Yearbooks will not be for sale in June when they are delivered to those that purchase them!)
Click the link below to register and order a yearbook! There is a $0.99 service fee when ordering. Total yearbook cost is $18.99 with this fee. Our School Code: 068359
Teacher Candy/Snack Bowl
To show our appreciation for our teachers & staff we have put 3 snack bowls in the teacher's lounge for staff and faculty to enjoy a treat once in a while. If you are interested in providing a few bags of individually wrapped small candy, granola bars, nut packets, etc.
Help make pretzel Friday's successful by volunteering to sort pretzels by class and prepare the bags for pick up. The process is as follows: 1. Pretzel Factory delivers pretzels to the school between 8:30 and 8:45. 2. Sign in at the front office. 3. Go to the teacher's lounge. 4.
💲 Activity Fee
The West Chester Area School District has a tradition of offering high-quality extra-curricular programs for students. To support the costs of these programs, an Activity Fee is applied to extra-curricular programs supervised by a contracted coach, advisor, or director. This yearly fee allows a student to participate in one or multiple funded activities, and the maximum amount a family may pay per year is $250. At the elementary level, the activities that require payment of an activity fee for the year are intramurals, chorus, orchestra, and band. Please see the attached letter for additional details and payment information. Payment should not be made until your son or daughter is rostered for the given activity during the school year.