eNews for March 28, 2016

eNews for March 28, 2016

  • Wilson Gala News
    • Event Sign ups
    • Live Auction Wish list
    • Auction Basket Wish list
    • Ticket sales
    • Beer for a year!
    • Great News! - Anonymous Matching Donor
  • T-Shirt Design
  • PTO Board Meeting
  • New Dismissal Procedures - FORMS DUE TODAY!
  • STAAR Testing
  • Fabulous Free Dress Friday

Wilson Gala News

Event Sign-ups

A Sign-Up is an event donated by a host or group of hosts at a designated place and time. The Wilson parents pay Wilson PTO to attend these fun events.

Check out the eNews Auction Special edition for more details.

Looking for Live Auction Items

The Wilson Goes West auction is right around the corner and we need all the help we can get soliciting sponsors and donations items for the event. Do you have unused frequent flyers miles you can donate? How about a vacation property or timeshare we might use to auction off for a weekend getaway? Do you have friends in high place? A personal chef who might be willing to donate a private dinner? Box seats to a sporting event? ‘Experience’ packages tend to sell very well…so think outside the box. And remember – many places require a month’s notice or more, so start asking now! For more information, email Amanda McClanahan at amandamcclanahan@gmail.com, or fill out the donation form HERE and drop it in the PTO Locker.

Auction Basket Wish List

Every year, Wilson parents support the school by providing amazing donations to the Wilson Gala. The Silent Auction committee has put together a Wish List for some of the baskets we would like to have at the 2016 Auction.  Feel free to get together with friends and/or other families to purchase items as needed. Please click HERE to browse some of the baskets we are hoping to have at our Silent Auction and sign up today!

Ticket Sales

Wilson family and friends, auction tickets are now available! Click here to purchase yours! The auction is scheduled for April 05, 2016 and will be held conveniently just a few blocks away from Wilson at La Grange.  This year's auction is going to be amazing! 

Would you like your business to be spotlighted?  Would you like to pay for a teacher to attend? Click HERE for sponsorships.

Beer for a Year!

We are collecting craft and artisan beer for our Beer for a Year auction item! Please consider dropping off a six pack or growler of your favorite! You may drop off your donation on the porches of the following homes any time starting after Spring Break:

Butler Home, 2408 Yupon St. or Gilbert Home, 519 Teetshorn, 77009
No prior notice required. Help us get to 52 donations of beer!

GREAT NEWS – Anonymous Matching Donor!

An anonymous donor has committed a gift of $5,000 to our Auction, but only if we can match it dollar for dollar by the end of the Auction on April 2nd!

This generous donor will match 1:1 every dollar donated until the auction. To contribute toward this ultimate $10,000 raised, please click on this link to make a cash donation.  Every little bit helps us to reach our goal! You can also drop a check in the PTO locker with "Auction Matching Gift" written on the notes line. Watch the PTO bulletin board to check our progress! 

If we have not reached our goal of matching this gift to its full potential of $10,000 by April 2nd, you will be able to make a cash donation at the Auction. 

Please help us reach our goal! We will announce the final number the night of the Auction. You won't want to miss this!

Third Annual Wilson T-shirt Design Contest! - Deadline Friday April 1st!

Design a T-shirt for Wilson Montessori School! The words “Wilson Montessori” must appear somewhere in the design.  The contest winner will work with the Wilson PTO Communications and Spirit teams to develop the design to completion in April.  The new 2016-2017 Spirit shirt will be officially unveiled and available for purchase at the end of May!  Submit forms along with your entry to the PTO mailbox no later than Friday April 1st. 

Wilson PTO Board Meeting: Thursday, March 31st @ 6:30P

Please join us for March'’s PTO Board Meeting. PTO Board Meetings are open to all Wilson Montessori parents, teachers, staff and elected members of the school student body. Come and find out what’s next on the PTO’s agenda.

LOCATION: Wilson Library

New Dismissal Procedures - FORMS DUE TODAY

Our new procedure will be to issue hangtag for each family.  The hangtag needs to be placed on the review mirror and needs to be visible while in or near the circle drive.  We will call the number on the hangtag and the student who has that assigned number will be dismissed to the circle drive from their classroom.  Please return your PINK forms to your chid's teachers today.

STAAR Testing

STAAR Testing March 29 and March 30.  Because we want to provide the most secure testing environment for our students, no visitors will be allowed on campus these days.  We appreciate your help and cooperation!  We will have no clubs and no tutorials today (Tuesday). 

Fabulous Free Dress Friday

Did you know that Wilson’s Fabulous First Friday is a PTO fundraiser? Your kids get to ditch the uniform on the first Friday of every month. All we ask is that you drop a small donation into the Free Dress Cauldron. If every student donates just $1, that’s more than $500! So save your spare change and send it this Friday, April 1st!