September 8, 2014

September 8, 2014

Here is your latest eNews for the week. We've included a lot of valuable information so get comfy.

In this issue you will find information about:

  • Update of our Urban Harvest work day
  • SDMC Meeting
  • PTO Meeting
  • Annual Wilson Family Camping Trip
  • Request for Listeners and/or Readers
  • Start with a Bang
  • How to upload pictures for the 2014 -2015 yearbook
  • Information about

And, 4 easy ways to donate to Wilson by doing things you already do:

  • Amazon Smile
  • Randalls Good Neighbor Program
  • Box tops for Education
  • Labels for Education


Thank you!



RE: Urban Harvest Work Day!


Thank you, thank you, thank you!! It was great to see all the Wilson families lending a hand in the school gardens this past Saturday. We definitely could not have done it without your help! There will be more Urban Harvest Work Days in the future, be on the lookout right here (your weekly eNews) and/or the Pawprint.


Shared Decision Making Committee


Wednesday Sept 10th, 4:00 PM



Come join parents and teachers for the first Shared Decision Making Committee (SDMC) meeting this year. Hope to see you there!


PTO Meeting


Wednesday Sept 10th, 5:00 PM


Become a part of a team that manages and funds the various enriching programs and fun events at Wilson. Be a voice and an active participant! 


Annual Wilson Family Camping trip!


September 26th - 28th, 2014


You, your child, and your family are cordially invited to our Annual Wilson Family Camping trip! This is a great event we have with our Wilson families, and it's always guaranteed to be EXTRA fun!

You're probably wondering which night you should attend, right? It's completely up to you! Or you can be there for the entire weekend!!

Don't have the camping form yet? Just click here, fill it out and drop it into the PTO locker by the front lobby.


Your valuable time is needed!


Listen and/or read to a child at Wilson


Volunteer to come in and listen to an Early Childhood or Lower Elementary student read, or read to a student yourself! All volunteers must be VIPS approved, for more information on what VIPS is and to register, click here.


By the way, if you would like to participate with your child at a school field trip, or just help in the classroom - you must be approved by VIPS. It takes about two weeks to get approved, so don't wait too long!  


Start with a Bang!!


Our annual fund continues for its second consecutive run! While we will not ask you to sell cookies or wrapping paper, we do ask for your financial contribution to help our school be awesome. Look for a letter from PTO presidents Hannah Jans and Ernesto Alfaro this week and please consider making a tax-deductible donation - even a little bit helps!

You can make your donation now on our Square Market page!

REMEMBER: Your donation is tax deductible!!   


Yearbook pictures:


Our 2014-2015 Yearbook Preparation Starts NOW!


Take pictures all year... upload photos anytime! It's absolutely not too early to start uploading pictures for this year's yearbook. Uploading pictures is super easy: Just go to , type in your name, email address, Project ID: 519829 and leave the password blank. And you can start uploading!!

Please make sure the pictures are high resolution (min. of 1 MB upto 20MB per image)



Do you know about It's a great way to support individual teachers or projects here at Wilson!

Check out our school's page here:


Amazon Smile


Did you know if you shop Amazon Smile, you can help Wilson PTO? For every order you place, Amazon will share 4-6% of your purchase price with us! Go to our home page to learn more (look for the Amazon logo toward the bottom left side)!! 


Randalls Good Neighbor Program

Wilson Montessori PTO is now part of Randalls Good Neighbor program. Our account number is 12643. Please link your Randalls Remarkable/Reward Card to our number by filling out an application at any Randalls Courtesy Booth. Your grocery purchases will be recorded to the Good Neighbor account and Wilson PTO will receive 1% of the total. So if you buy $1,700 worth of groceries over the year Wilson PTO will receive $170!

General Mills - Box Tops for Education


General Mills Box Tops for Education donates 10 cents for each box top collected. Earn even more box tops by participating in online contests. See the website for participating products and to learn more about box tops. Please clip and save your box tops and then drop them in the box tops locker by the school office.  


Labels for Education


Labels For Education Program allows us to earn free educational merchandise for our students and teachers. Participating in the program is easy — simply save UPC’s from participating products and send them to our school. Products include Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, Prego, V8 and Campbell’s soups. You can find a full list of eligible products by clicking here. And there’s an even easier way to earn points which you can learn about here.

Please save your labels and then drop them in the box tops locker by the school office.