A Letter from the President

December Update

I can hardly believe we are heading into the Holiday season already! I am looking forward to all of the parties at school in December, please remember to let your teachers know if your will be attending so we can avoid the lines by printing your name tags ahead of time.

Our Auction was an enormous success! This year our school raised approximately $130,000.00. The money raised will will go directly back to our students and staff at WRE.

Thank you again Laura Frazure and Auction Committee for all of your hard work. I also want to thank all of the WRE Staff for their contributions to the auction. Thank you for going above and beyond what you do for our kids on a daily basis to add a huge amount to our auction success.

We had a new event at the Auction this year called Raise the Paddle. The money for this event was dedicated to purchasing (10) new Mac desk top computers for our Technology lab, technology lab refurbishing, and a green screen technology system. Members of the PTA Board have been meeting with members of RISD on the technology vision of White Rock for the past two years and we were excited to be able to tell them about the advances we were making in our computer lab due to the auction. Well....drum roll please...RISD made the decision to partner with us in this endeavor and before during Thanksgiving they delivered and installed (20) Mac Desk Top computer and (8) Mac Lap Top computers to our computer lab. White Rock will be apart of a Mac pilot program for RISD. This is such an amazing opportunity, and it allows us to use the money given in the Raise the Paddle in other ways. Those that gave money for computers at the auction will be honored in our Technology Lab for their generous donations, we just could not be more thrilled with the turn of events!

Your 2015-16 PTA Board wishes each of you a joyous holiday season! Take time to enjoy one another and making memories that will last! We look forward to seeing you back in 2016!

Keely Smith

Mark your Calendar

December 18th - Classroom Holiday Parties

Jan 21st - PTA General Meeting 6:30 pm, WRE Cafeteria

The Program will be a fun Q&A with Mrs. Walker & some of our Staff. We will also be electing our nominating committee for PTA officers for the 2016-17 school year.

February 11-13th - RISD Council of PTA's Used Book Fair

Please start saving your gently used books for donating to this worthy cause.