The Wilder Side

PTA Newsletter-- January, 2022 Edition

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Valentine Box Bash

We are excited to host our first ever Valentine Box Bash! Students (K-5) will bring a box and decorate them at the event. We will have paper to wrap boxes, or students can bring their box ready to embellish.

To pull this off, PTA is requesting donations of supplies, as well as volunteers the evening of the event to help supervise the stations (stamping, painting, stickers, etc).See button below.

Items are due by January 31. You may drop them off on Janelle Patterson's porch (3260 E Seneca, right along back door car line) or in the marked box in the Wilder office.

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Classroom Valentines Parties

Friday, Feb. 11th, 2:30pm

2526 South Hillsboro Avenue

Springfield, MO

Due to ongoing COVID restrictions, Valentines parties will again be parties in a box. If you signed up to help with class parties at Open House or Meet Your Teacher, look for information regarding the Valentines Party in a Box from Tanya Johnson coming soon.

Missed the sign-up? Email Tanya to get on the list:

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Yearbook Orders, Pictures & 5th Grade Features

The 2021-2022 edition of the Wilder Yearbook is available for purchase! The deadline to order yearbooks is March 15th.

You can order yours online via this link using the ID Code 9405522:

The Yearbook committee is also in need of any pictures you may have of Wilder activities. Those may be emailed to the committee at

Feature advertisements for 5th graders may be purchased again this year.
$5 for a text only advertisement and $10 for an advertisement including a photo of your child. 5th grade families can be on the lookout for more information regarding our 5th grade features coming soon!

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Wilder Night with Papa Johns

Monday, Jan. 24th, 5-9pm

1037 Glenstone Avenue

Springfield, MO

Order from Papa John's on Glenstone between 5-9 pm and 10% of the sales come back to Wilder. No code needed! Order online or via phone. Carryout or delivery!
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February PTA Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 10th, 9:30-10:30am

2641 East Sunshine Street

Springfield, MO

Join us for our February PTA meeting, Thursday, February 10th at 9:30 pm.

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Wilder Day at Wendy's on E. Sunshine

Thursday, Feb. 17th, 6-8am

3334 East Sunshine Street

Springfield, MO

Take the night off from cooking and help Wilder at the same time. Visit Wendy's on E. Sunshine all day long and 30% of your sale will come back to Wilder PTA. Just show the flyer (to be shared closer to the date) when you order. Dine in, carry out or drive thru.
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Wilder Spirit Night at Urban Air Adventure Park

Thursday, March 10th, 4-8pm

2825 Glenstone Avenue

Springfield, MO

Kick off Spring Break with a fun evening at Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park.
They will be sponsoring a spirit night for Wilder from 4-8 pm where 20% of sales are given back to our school when you present the Wilder flyer.
More information to come! See you there!
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2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration

Tuesday, March 1st, 3:30pm

2526 South Hillsboro Avenue

Springfield, MO

Calling all 2022-2023 incoming kindergarten families!
Kindergarten registration will be Tuesday, March 1st at 4:30 pm.

More information to follow!

Do you have a future Wildcat at home?

Incoming kindergartners for the 2022-2023 school year are invited to join our Parents As Teachers educator, Mrs Cheryl for Kindergarten prep in the library. Park in the back parking lot and enter the building through the gym.

Upcoming kindergarten prep dates are:

Thursday February 3, 5:30pm

Thursday, March 3, 5:30pm

Thursday April 7, 5:30pm

2021/22 Write a Check Campaign

Thank you to those who donated to our Write A Check campaign. We have so far reached $2500 towards our $10,000 goal! If you would still like to give, please click the link below to pay via debit or credit card, or send cash or check donations to the Wilder office marked PTA Write A Check.

Wilder Week of Sharing- Do Your Part With A Caring Heart!

The Wilder community rocks! During our annual week of sharing before the holidays we raised $858.92 to donate to the PTA Clothing Bank for them to purchase new socks and underwear.
This is in addition to a literal ton of food and clothing donations!

Way to go Wildcats!

Enjoy your Amazon Shopping and Support Wilder with AMAZON SMILE

Enjoy your Amazon Shopping and Support Wilder with AMAZON SMILE

Please think of Wilder PTA when you shop online this year – you can easily support our school while filling up your cart on Amazon! Be sure to start at when making your Amazon purchase – once you’re logged in to your Amazon account, select ‘PTA Missouri Congress Laura Ingalls Wilder School PTA’ as your charity of choice, and 1% of every purchase you make will be sent directly to our school. How easy is that? Happy shopping!

Follow us on Instgram!

Wilder PTA is now on Instagram! Follow us @wilderpta!

PTA Clothing Bank

The Glendale feeder pattern volunteer day at the PTA Clothing Bank is Thursday, February 24. Grab a friend and help out for an hour at the PTA Clothing Bank.

Have a donation for the Clothing Bank?

Boxed donations may be dropped off in the Wilder office with Mrs. Jill. Unboxed items cannot be sent to the Wilder office. Don't have a box? No worries!

The PTA Clothing bank has other donation drop off sites:
The Wash House also accepts donations for the clothing bank. The Wash House has locations at 1755 E. Bennett (the corner of Bennett and Glenstone) and 3322 S. Campbell (in Shied's Plaza).

Donations are also accepted on Thursdays at the PTA Clothing Bank. The clothing bank is located in Study Alternative School at 2343 W. Olive St.

Interested in volunteering on Thursdays at the Clothing Bank? Contact Lori HIll at for more information.

Upcoming Dates

Nurse Katlyn Birthday- January 27th

Kids Heart Challenge- January 31st- February 18th

Counselor's Week- February 7th-11th

February PTA Meeting- February 10th, 9:30

Mrs Moss (1st grade) Birthday- February 17th

Mrs Hayes (2nd grade) Birthday- February 20th

Ms Hall (paraprofessional) Birthday- February 26th

Kindergarten Registration- March 1st, 4:30 pm

Wilder Spirit Night at Urban Air Adventure Park- March 10th- 4pm-8pm

Spring Pictures- March 23rd

Scholastic Book Fair- April 4th-8th

Wilder Color Run- April 29th

2021-2022 PTA Membership Drive

Though our official membership drive is over, its never too late to join PTA!

Show your support for Wilder by filling out the form below!


A huge THANK YOU to our generous Wilder PTA Pioneers! These companies have pledged their financial support to our PTA, which helps us fund our programs and initiatives.


Central States Industrial

Classic Alterations

Davis Property Management

Elite Promotions

English Apparel and Promotional Materials

Fidelity Title Agency

Hagan, Tucker, Schmitt & Gintz, LLC CPAs + Advisors

HuHot Mongolian Grill

Laura Hover Skiles, Realtor with The Realty.Group

Mathnasium of Springfield

Med-Pay, Inc.

Phenix Marble Company

Polyfab Plastics & Supply, Inc.

Springfield Family Vision

Tanya Bower-Johnson, Murney Associates Realtors

ViVo Salon

**Interested in your business becoming a Wilder PTA Pioneer? Please contact Betsy Hagerman at to learn more!**

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