Volunteer

We’re still looking for volunteers for the Fall Festival on Friday, September 29 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm for this year’s first PTO-sponsored, community event. 

Sign Up Now!

This event could not be successful without your volunteer support so please consider volunteering using the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faaaf22a5f58-20171

This event is eligible for SERVICE LEARNING hours, so feel free to sign-up your middle-schooler.

Volunteer – we’re looking for a co-chair this year that can learn the ropes and take over the planning, as our current chair will be leaving Wickliffe after next year

 

This week, we begin our Charleston Wrap Fall fundraiser! They have great quality wrap for the holidays and birthdays, as well as kitchen essentials and gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

With the funds we raise this year, we can look forward to: keeping the Fall Festival FREE, continuing to have Officer Bannon patrol our streets to enforce drop off and pick up rules, and supporting our teachers with classroom supplies!

 The proceeds of every purchase will make a BIG difference in our fundraising efforts this year. There’s a lot of great stuff in this year’s catalog; with over 1,500 great products you can be confident that you will find something you like.

Our fundraising sales only last a few short weeks!  Orders are due by October 3rd. So do these quick, easy things today and let’s get our momentum going!

Register your student online by clicking here and enter our unique School ID: z-11224

Look out for the catalog packets coming home with your student this week, and thank you for your support of Wickliffe PTO!

ORDER NOW!!!

Over 100 Exclusive designs printed on Ultra-Heavy™ paper!

Over 750 Items That Can be Uniquely Personalized Just for You!

High Quality Kitchen & Home Items, Something for Everyone!

What is After School Discovery (ASD)?

After School Discovery (ASD) is a Wickliffe PTO after-school enrichment program that runs through the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Each session we have a calendar full of fun, educational, and recreational programs designed for our students. Classes vary by grades and interests and are priced reasonably so that our students can discover something new!

Fall classes are now open to any and all Wickliffe students that fall into the right grade or age category for that class. Registering and paying online is simple and the best way to insure your child has a spot.   Our website makes signing-up your kids up for classes convenient and easy:

Register Now!

Please review After School Discovery – Policies and Procedures prior to registration.

We welcome any class suggestions or recommendations so if you have an idea for a class in the future please let us know.

For more information or if you have any questions please email wickliffeptoasd@gmail.com

Partial Scholarships will be made available to those who have financial need. Scholarships are provided for on-site classes only. This offer is limited to one course per child. You can submit a scholarship application on-line: Scholarship Application  All requests will be kept strictly confidential. 

After a community-driven facilities master planning process to identify how to proceed with the district’s needs for operating funding and the community’s master plan, the Board of Education took action to place a combined operating levy and bond issue on the November 7 ballot. Issue 43 is a 3.75-mill operating levy combined with a $230 million bond issue, which would be collected at a rate of approximately 5.17 mills above current collections. The combined ballot issue would be collected at a rate of 8.92 mills above current collections. Issue 43 represents the district’s lowest operating funding request in more than 35 years and the first bond request in more than 20 years.

What will Issue 43 fund?

Issue 43 would maintain current educational programming and would fund the first phase of the community-developed master plan. The first phase involves rebuilding the high school and rebuilding or renovating all five elementary schools to address the aging building systems (HVAC, plumbing, mechanical, electrical) and add the needed space to accommodate projected enrollment growth. The first phase also includes addressing drainage issues and installing a turf field and baseball/softball diamonds on the district-owned land behind Tremont Elementary School to serve as needed athletic space.

Plans to Rebuild Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School include: Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School

  • Builds a new two-story building with a secure main entry behind the existing building
  • Retains the community-developed “castle” playground
  • Educates students in the old building during construction
  • Retains the old building for an additional school year to educate Windermere students

All five elementary schools, including Wickllife Progressive, will be open to community members for tours at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 12. The high school will be open for tours at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, and there is a Neighbor 2 Neighbor Information Session at 7:45 p.m. that night:

If the ballot issue is approved, the Board of Education would immediately launch a community-driven design phase for the six buildings involving all residents, students and staff members interested in participating.

For more information about the ballot issue and the master planning process, please visit www.uaschools.org/facilities.

 

Join us on Tuesday, September 19 at City Barbeque on Henderson Road.  This is an all day event 10am-10pm.

City Barbeque contributes 25% of sales to Wickliffe PTO!

  • To get credit for a sale, you must turn in a copy of the flyer or show the cashier your online fundraiser barcode from your mobile device when making a purchase.
  • You may not pass out or distribute flyers on City Barbeque property.

Walking Wednesdays return this week on Wednesday, September 6!  WW promotes health and wellness, AND it cuts down on traffic around the school as well!

Checkout Wickliffe Wellness on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/WickliffeWellness/

Starting Wednesday, September 6, walk, bike, or scooter to school and check-in with a parent volunteer.

  • Card punch volunteers will be located at the front door and blacktop door by the big toy playground
  • Receive a passport card the first day you walk
  • Put your name on your card and attach the it to your backpack
  • Every Wednesday that you participate, get a punch in your passport!
  • See if you can fill your card!  Walk with friends – new or old!

​Some of the Wickliffe community rides the bus or can’t walk from their homes because you live farther than walking distance. That’s okay!  If you take a long family walk or go for a bike ride in the evening, tell our volunteers, and get a punch!  The most important thing is to GET OUT AND MOVE!

Walking Wednesday sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faaaf22a5f58-walking4

Sign Up Now!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! If you would like to volunteer to punch cards from 8:00a-8:15a, please visit https://www.facebook.com/WickliffeWellness/  or contact Karen Robertson at smutexas@yahoo.com for more information.  Thank you!

Friday, August 25 is the last day to order your Informal Affair t-shirts.

Order your t-shirts here: [Cart_Link]


If you don’t know about the INFORMAL AFFAIR, this event is Wickliffe PTO’s largest fundraiser.  

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 6:30-10:30

WHERE: St. Agatha Parish Hall

Join the Wickliffe and UA community for an informal evening of live music, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres at a special gallery – the transformed St. Agatha Parish Hall –  where your children are the featured artists.

Tickets will be on sale soon, but you can buy your t-shirts now: [Cart_Link]


Opportunities to Help

We are always looking for new people willing to join our committee, learn new roles, or be able to co-chair/chair a sub-committee. Once school starts, we will also be looking for classroom artists/helpers, donation reps, and classroom liaisons.  We are also always looking for people who are willing to solicit local businesses for donations.

Volunteer

Interested in helping with the planning of the awesome event? Email Hilary Newlin for more details! cnewlin1@yahoo.com

Donate

Interested in donating money, services or auction items for the event?  Email Hilary Newlin cnewlin1@yahoo.com

Create

Interested in helping our kids create one-of-a-kind classroom art?  Email Jessica Sanford for more details!  sanford@battelle.org


Wickliffe PTO is looking for advertisers for the 2017-2018 Wickliffe Student/Family Directory.  Your organization will be featured in the printed directory distributed to PTO members, the on-line directory (accessed via web and mobile device), and the Wickliffe PTO website. Full page, half page, and quarter page are still available.

If interested, please contact Tina Tomeo (614-519-7291 or tinatomeo@yahoo.com).  Print ready art work due by September 10th (via email). This directory is b/w, and artwork can be submitted as pdf, jpg or png.

Payment:  Checks can be made out to Wickliffe PTO, and sent to: Attn: Wickliffe PTO 2405 Wickliffe Rd, Columbus OH 43221.  Payment can also be accepted using credit card via PayPal (www.PayPal.Me/WickliffePTO).

Fall is quickly approaching, and that means it is time to plan ASD classes at Wickliffe! 

After School Discovery is an after school enrichment program offered for six weeks each Fall, Winter, and Spring. Classes are scheduled Monday thru Friday from 3:00 to 4:00p.m., generally held one day per week, and may be scheduled on site at Wickliffe, or off site at a place of business.  Class topics are designed to support creative, wellness, and intellectual pursuits.

We are always looking for new class topics.  Do you have a skill or hobby that you would like to teach to our Wickliffe students?  Do you have any ideas or suggestions for classes?

Please contact our committee members at wickliffeptoasd@gmail.com  to share your thoughts!

On behalf of the Wickliffe PTO, I’d like to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year. I am looking forward to the year ahead!

The PTO’s goal is to enhance the experience of every student and teacher at Wickliffe, and we do this in a number of ways. Yes, we provide financial support for many things (field trips, classroom supplies, hands-on experiences at Wickliffe, and many, many more), but we also support them via your time (calling all volunteers!), as well as serving as co-educators (both in and out of the classroom). These are just a few examples of how you can get involved (please see below for more details). I’m confident that each parent/guardian can find a way to help that suits them and to add a little weight to my request – kids love it when their family member gets involved :)

Please join me at 8:15 AM for a Back to School Coffee event on the first day of school (Wednesday August 16) in the courtyard just outside the library for a cup of coffee and a snack in celebration of the new school year.

If you have any questions PTO-related, please don’t hesitate to contact me (courtneyruppert@gmail.com). I hope your school year gets off to a fantastic start!

Best,

Courtney Ruppert
PTO President 2016-17
Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School


How to Get Involved

1.       Volunteer!!!

There are several ways to help from a one-day commitment, to an event committee, or even a board position. We are currently looking for these positions: President-Elect, Treasurer-Elect, Spirit Wear Coordinator, and PTO Room Reps for several rooms. Email Courtney Ruppert if interested (courtneyruppert@gmail.com).

2.       Participate in fundraisers throughout the year:

3.       Pay your PTO dues ($25/family)

We are a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance every child and teacher’s experience at Wickliffe.  Your financial assistance is greatly appreciated!

New this year is our Online Directory via My School Anywhere. Many of you have signed up already and are able to utilize this great tool. You can check out the students who are in your child’s classroom, as well as any contact info provided by the parents (hello playdates!). If you haven’t yet enrolled, please go click here:

Click to Connect

Wickliffe PTO uses a secure, automated system to stay in touch with email communication, provide a directory to all families, track membership and fundraising, and manage volunteer signups.

Joining our secure system is free and allows you to:

  • Stay connected to other families via online and your phone
  • Purchase membership and make donations online and from your phone
  • Keep up to date on all events and volunteer opportunities at our school

​All information is kept private. A secure login to ohur parent portal will be provided to you once we review your information.

Click to Connect

Get the App!

ALL registered parents and faculty can login to our directory to search, shop, and more on their smartphone.

The Wickliffe PTO School Supply Sale is TOMORROW!

YOU DO NOT NEED TO PICK UP YOUR SCHOOL SUPPLIES – ALL ORDERS WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR CHILD’S CLASSROOM

Thanks to all who pre-ordered school supplies.  There is still time to order school supplies here:

Go to our Store

If you need to pay by cash or check, we will be selling School Supplies in the Wickliffe Gym from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM tomorrow (August 10).  You will also be able to:

Confirm my Teacher

 

 

We can help!  If you want your school supplies delivered to your child’s classroom before school starts, pre-order your school supplies here: [Cart_Link]

If you need to pay with cash or check, you can purchase school supplies in person at the School Supply Sale on Thursday, August 10th from 2 pm-7 pm.

You will also be able to

 

Volunteers still needed

If you want to help out our school supply team, please sign up here:

Sign Up Now!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faaaf22a5f58-school1

 

We need are some volunteers to help make this day happen!

Sign Up Now!

Volunteers are still needed:

08/10/2017 (Thu.) 1:30pm – 7:30pm  (sale)

08/14/2017 (Mon.) 9:00am – 2:00pam (assemble)

We need a sales crew during the sale on August 10th and an assembly crew after all orders are in to deliver the kits to the classrooms on Monday, August 14th.  PLEASE CONSIDER volunteering just a bit of your time to one of the open positions.  Your time and efforts would be much appreciated by all.  There are many volunteer openings the day of the sale for high schoolers looking for volunteer hours.  THANK YOU!

School Supply Sale is Open!

Did you order your school supplies yet? Wickliffe PTO School Supply Sale is now open.  Purchase your School Supplies on-line, and they will be delivered to your child’s classroom before school starts.

Please use the link below to purchase online.  It only takes a minute!

Go to our Store

Picture day is on Thursday, August 10, 2017, and is the same day as the Wickliffe PTO Supply Sale.  You can pre-order and pay for your photos online or on the day of the sale.

Pay for Portraits Online

Paying for your portraits online with a credit card or with PayPal is quick, easy and completely secure. You’ll also find a large selection of products and Portrait Looks online. Refer to your flyer for complete ordering information or follow the steps below.

Ordering Before Picture Day
Go to MyLifetouch.com.
Enter your Picture Day ID, which is unique to your school. Find it on your Picture Day flyer. You can also find it listed, along with your Picture Day date, on the Picture Day Finder. Wickliffe Picture Day ID: ZR437790Q0

Ordering and Paying After Picture Day
Find your Portait ID and Access Code, which is unique to each student, on your proofs or order sheet.
Go to the website listed next to the Portrait ID and Access Code to order. It will be one of these two websites:

For up to 9 months after your Picture Day you can use your Portrait ID and Access Code for a first-time order or to reorder additional portraits and portrait gifts.

Pay for Portraits with Cash or Check

Complete your paper order form or flyer and place your cash or check in the payment envelope. Then send your order and payment to school with your child.

Lifetouch, offers a Portrait Promise Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not satisfied, return your fall portraits on Retake Day, and they will re-photograph free of charge. If you are not pleased with your retake photographs, they will gladly refund your money.

School Supply Sale is Open!

Did you order your school supplies yet? Wickliffe PTO School Supply Sale is now open.  Purchase your School Supplies on-line, and they will be delivered to your child’s classroom before school starts.

Please use the link below to purchase online.  It only takes a minute!

Go to our Store

We still need some volunteers, can you help?

Sign Up Now!

Multiple Days and Shifts:

  • 08/04/2017 (Fri.) – 9:00am – 11:00am (set up)
  • 08/10/2017 (Thu.) 1:30pm – 7:30pm  (sale)
  • 08/14/2017 (Mon.) 9:00am – 2:00pam (assemble)

Can you believe we are getting close?  The Wickliffe PTO is doing its best to help you get the most fun out of the time you have left!  The Wickliffe PTO has designed a one-stop shopping day on AUGUST 10 from 2p-7p – to handle your school photos, school supplies, spiritwear, ezpay, and student/family directory needs.

What we need are some volunteers to help make the day happen!

Sign Up Now!

Volunteers needed:

  • 08/04/2017 (Fri.) – 9:00am – 11:00am (set up)
  • 08/10/2017 (Thu.) 1:30pm – 7:30pm  (sale)
  • 08/14/2017 (Mon.) 9:00am – 2:00pam (assemble)

School supplies will be offered in complete kits. One item to purchase per child, and it will be sent directly to the classroom. Families will have the option to pre-order their kit via the online store before the supply sale, or purchase it the day of the sale.

In preparation of the sale, we need adult volunteers on Friday, August 4th to inventory and organize supplies.

We will be assembling after all orders are in, and we need a crew to do it! We are looking for adult volunteers to assemble and deliver the kits to the classrooms on Monday, August 14th.

PLEASE CONSIDER volunteering just a bit of your time to one of the open positions.  Your time and efforts would be much appreciated by all.  There are many volunteer openings the day of the sale for high schoolers looking for volunteer hours.  THANK YOU!

If you have any questions, please email Karen Robertson at smutexas@yahoo.com

Wickliffe PTO will be using a new website for all Parent Communications, Volunteers, and  School Supply Sales this year (all supplies will still purchased sourced through a local business).  Your family will need to register on a new website prior to purchasing this year’s school supplies (online or in person – this is faster and easier if you do it at home prior to the sale if you intend to buy on August 10th).  If you did not get an email asking for your directory information to be updated, please review the document below to register.

The website will also host the new Wickliffe Student/Family Directory, but you DO NOT have to share any personal information with the PTO or the rest of the Wickliffe Community.  Please contract us at wickliffepto@gmail.com if you have any questions about this.

PTO Directory Welcome Document

Important Dates

  • Online Supply Sale Opens – Friday, July 14 –  families who know grade/teachers can start to order school supplies
  • Teacher Assignments Sent – Friday, August 4
  • Supply Sale Hours  – Thursday, August 10 – 12PM-7PM – Wickliffe Gym – order school supplies in person
  • Supplies Delivered – Monday, August 14 – Wickliffe PTO will need volunteers to assemble the kits and deliver to classrooms

Volunteers Needed

Sign Up Now!

If you choose to purchase supplies on your own, the supply lists are available here:

Laptop Case Sale

The store to order a student UA device cases is open now! A selection of logo device cases are available for purchase, with the option to add your student’s name/monogram.  Deadline to order is July 16.  Check out the Upper Arlington Showroom here: http://www.myfanstand.com/Showroom/UAComputerCases17/480727?t=Wickliffe

Back-to-School Supply Sale

You will be able to place an order for your student supply kits in the coming weeks.  Details to follow!  Mark your calendars for the Wickliffe PTO School Supply Sale on Thursday August 10th from 12-7 p.m.  The day will be full of these activities:

  • Student School Pictures by Lifetouch
  • PTO School Supply Sale
  • UA Logo Case Pick-up (see above)
  • ezPay Lunch Account Management
  • Stock up on Spirit Wear
  • Student/Family Directory Update