The Wilder Side

PTA Newsletter-- January, 2021 Edition

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Wilder Wear

Back by popular demand! 2020/2021 Wilder Wear!
We have opened a second Wilder Wear store for this school year. Visit this link to order yours today.
Orders are open through February 3rd!
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2020/2021 Wilder Yearbook

It is almost yearbook time at Wilder and the yearbook is already underway!
Be on the lookout for order forms in the next few weeks! We highly encourage ordering online and ordering early.
If anyone has pictures to share for the yearbook, please email them to

If you did not have a chance to purchase a 2019/2020 yearbook, a limited number of copies are available. Please email to obtain a copy.

Valentine's Day Parties

Mr Bax reported the Party In a Box went over well for the winter holiday parties. He suspects this will be the format we will be following for the upcoming Valentine's Day parties. Stay tuned for more information regarding Valentine's boxes and Valentine's to be handed out to friends. Parties will be held on the afternoon of Friday, February 12.

Caring and Sharing

The PTA Clothing Bank will re-open for shoppers January 21st. The Clothing Bank is currently open for donations of clean, gently used clothing at 2343 W. Olive, in the Study Alternative School. The Wash House is no longer accepting donations due to lack of space to store them. Donations may be dropped off in boxes (no bags please) at Wilder and the school district will deliver them to the Clothing Bank. Bagged donations may be dropped off at Wilder in the bins outside the office and will be delivered to the Clothing Bank by the Caring and Sharing Committee.

The 2020/2021 Wilder Directory is Going Digital

The 2020/2021 edition of the Wilder Directory was included in the blast Mr. Bax sent out on January 6th. Please contact the PTA email at if your information has changed or needs to be updated.

February PTA Meeting

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 9:30am

This is an online event.

Our February PTA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 11 at 9:30 am via Zoom. Please be on the lookout for updates!

Wilder Day at Wendy's on Sunshine

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 6:30am-11:45pm

3334 East Sunshine Street

Springfield, MO

Join us for our February Family FUNd Day with Wendy's on East Sunshine. Take out or drive thru. Present the digital flyer when ordering and 30% of the sale comes back to support our PTA. The flyer will be provided closer to our date. Take the night off from cooking and support Wilder at the same time!

Kindergarten Registration

Wednesday, March 3rd, 9-11am

2526 South Hillsboro Avenue

Springfield, MO

Do you have or know an incoming kindergartner for the 2021/2022 school year? Kindergarten registration will be Wednesday, March 3, from 9 am to 11 am. Be on the lookout for more information coming soon!

Spring Scholastic Book Fair

We have scheduled our spring Scholastic Book Fair!
Our fair will be open April 5th-16th. It will be the same format as the fall. $25 of book purchases will earn you free shipping. Books will ship approximately two weeks after the fair ends. Stay tuned for a link to our fair!

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!

Upcoming Dates

NO SCHOOL- January 18- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February PTA Meeting- February 11- 9:30 am- Zoom

Wendy's Family FUND Day- February 11

Valentine's Parties- February 12

NO SCHOOL- February 15, President's Day

Kindergarten Registration- March 3- 9-11 am

NO SCHOOL- March 12- End of 3rd Quarter

SPRING BREAK- March 15-19

Papa John's Family FUND Days- March 9 & 10

Wendy's Family FUND Day- April 8

Papa John's Family FUND Days- May 11 & 12

First Day of 2021/2022 School Year- August 23

2020-2021 PTA Membership Drive

The official 2020-2021 PTA Membership Drive is complete. However, it is never too late to join PTA. We currently have 106 members. If you would still like to join, fill out the Google form below. You may pay your dues by following the link to our Square at the end of the form. We will be doing a second membership drive when we return from Winter Break if you'd still like to join!


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

CJ King, Realtor

Classic Alterations

Davis Property Management

Elite Promotions

English Apparel and Promotional Materials

Fidelity Title Agency

Flat Branch Home Loans

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

Laura Hover Skiles, Realtor with The Realty.Group

Ledgestone Capital Management, LLC

Mathnasium of Springfield

Med-Pay, Inc.

Phenix Marble Company

Polyfab Plastics & Supply, Inc.

Springfield Family Vision

Tanya Bower-Johnson, Murney Associates Realtors

ViVo Salon

**Have your own business and love Wilder? Or know a local business that is passionate about education and supporting our community? We’d love to have them join our Wilder PTA Pioneers! Please contact Kelly Burton at to learn more!**

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