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Scholastic Book & Fair Trade Holiday Sale

images-2Help support your school and shop for the holiday season.  Wickliffe PTO is hosting a Scholastic Book & Fair Trade Holiday Sale on Dec 2nd at 6:00PM-9:00PM  & December 3rd at 2:00 PM-4:00PM and 6:00PM-9:00PM.

We will have all new Fair Trade inventory including:

  • -Holiday ornaments
  • -Coffee, tea, and chocolate
  • -Gifts for family and friends

Plus great books from Scholastic!

Support your school while shopping for the holidays.

WHAT IS FAIR TRADE?

Quality Products. Improving Lives. Protecting the Planet.

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UPDATE – Parent-Teacher Conferences for Special Area Classes

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UPDATED TO THIS WEEK

Parent-Teacher Conferences for Special Area Classes

Nov. 13 – 4:00 PM-7:30 PM – Art Room

The special area teachers at Wickliffe — Art, Music, Phys Ed and Library — will be available for conferences on Thursday, Nov. 13.

They will be available both days from 4:00 PM-7:30 PM in the main art room (Mrs. Jackson’s room).

No need to make an appointment.  Just walk in!

Hope to see you there.

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KidStuff Coupon Book Fundraiser is a SUCCESS!!!

imageThe final count is in for our KidStuff Coupon Book Fundraiser!
We sold 240 coupon books and raised $3,000 for the PTO!
THANK YOU! to those who participated.
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THANK YOU! to our wonderful teachers for helping us.
If you have not received the extra books you ordered, please first check your student’s backpack.  If they’re not there, email anneharrison@msn.com with your student’s name, teacher, and # of books you ordered.
PTO funds are used by all for our Fall & Spring Festivals, funding for field trip busses, Arts Off Campus, playground improvements, teacher grants for programs like Farm to School, and other learning opportunities brought to our school to be shared by multiple classrooms.
We appreciate your support for learning experiences we would not otherwise be able to bring to our school without YOU!
Thank you!
Anne Harrison, PTO Fundraising Chair
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Parent-Teacher Conferences for Special Area Classes

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Parent-Teacher Conferences for Special Area Classes – Nov. 6 and Nov. 20 – 4:00 PM-7:30 PM – Art Room

The special area teachers at Wickliffe — Art, Music, Phys Ed and Library — will be available for conferences on Thursday, Nov. 6 and Thursday, Nov. 20.

They will be available both days from 4:00 PM-7:30 PM in the main art room (Mrs. Jackson’s room).

No need to make an appointment.  Just walk in!

Hope to see you there.

 

PS: Don’t forget to VOTE today (November 4, 2014)

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INFORMAL AFFAIR – Countdown Checklist

There are only 2 and a half weeks left until the INFORMAL AFFAIR, so we hope our checklist will help you stay on track! PLEASE print a copy of this checklist and remember to CHECK your items off the list!

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Wickliffe News – This Week

Alex’s Lemonade Project

Ms. Bar will lead her class in a lemonade fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Research. They will be selling lemonade on October 28, 29 & 30th during afternoon recess.

INFORMAL AFFAIR – Donation Deadline

The countdown is on! ONE WEEK until ALL donations are due!  There are some pretty exciting donations so far, so keep them coming.  Please contact your class Donations Coordinator and turn in all donations (except wine)  by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH.  This does not include Wine Grab donations – keep those coming, too.  Those of us who get to see all the donations are getting pretty excited, so don’t forget to get them in before the deadline!  Keep your eye on the Wickliffe PTO Facebook page to get the latest and greatest donation news!

Help with Teachers Service Learning

Wickliffe Teachers are passionate about service learning and they need your help! Soon Wickliffe teachers will be building xylophones for the Outdoor Learning space & to model service learning. Teachers are seeking donations of the following:
  • Wood- 2×4′s for the base & 1×2′s for the top
  • Coffee cans
  • Deck screws
  • Rubber washers
If you are able to donate any of the materials listed above, please bring them to room 202 by Friday, October 31st. Any questions can be directed to Swalters@uaschools.org thank you!

Eagle Scout Project-Noah Kanel & Chipotle/November 5th

Eagle Scout & former Wickliffe Wolf is making a difference! He has decided to dedicate his Eagle Scout project to Wickliffe by building benches for our garden. All proceeds from his Chipotle fundraiser will be used for the necessary materials.
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Call for 2-liter Bottles

The 5th grade classes are beginning a study of ecosystems. As part of our study, students will be building and observing eco columns with fish, plants, snails, and crickets. To create these columns, we need to collect 2 liter bottles.

Please send in clear 2 liter soda bottles including the caps. The bottles should be clean and the labels need to be removed. We need about 40 bottles per class for each of the 5th grade classes!

You can drop the bottles off with any 5th grade teacher or put them in the box in the lobby at school.

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101 KidStuff Coupon Books need to be RETURNED!!!

Hello Parents,

We still have 101 Kid Stuff coupon books outstanding (not returned or paid for).  We’d really like to end imagethis fundraiser (and not lose money for the Wickliffe PTO).   Please send your cash/checks or books (preferably cash/checks of course!) back to your teacher or drop them in the Informal Affair donations box in the school office. Teachers, please put additional money/books in the donations box in front of Denise’s desk.

Big THANK YOU to those who participated! If you’ve already paid or turned in your book, THANK YOU AGAIN!

Also THANK YOU to our wonderful teachers for all your help

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INFORMAL AFFAIR TICKETS – ON SALE NOW!!!

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Order Your Tickets Now! and don’t forget to order an Informal Affair T-Shirt as well!

IA ticketTickets are $15 each or $25 for a pair and can be ordered now by using this form. Tickets will be sold until the event and at the door.  After Oct. 31st ticket sales are $20 each or $30 for a pair. Please purchase your tickets NOW! This helps us plan for food and drink as well as simplify the checkout process and the assignment of auction numbers. Bid numbers will be at the check-in desk the night of the event.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please email anjkeck@gmail.com or go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faaaf22a5f58-informal or signup on the wickliffepto.org site thru the SignUpGenius link to lend a helping hand at the event, selling drinks, closing bid sheets, helping with food or clean up.

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School Picture Retake Day

10629797_794659207245948_407249186693213360_nPicture Retake Day is Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 from 10:30 – 1:30.
New forms are available in the Wickliffe office for anyone who would like to have their pictures retaken. 
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.

If your child was absent or sick on fall Portrait Day, your child will have a second opportunity to be photographed on Retake Day.

 

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Fundraising News – KidStuff Coupon Book

imageBy now you should have received the KidStuff Coupon Book your child brought home in his/her backpack. If you have not yet seen it, check those backpacks! This is a new, great school fundraiser! For every book we sell, we get 1/2 or more – that’s $12.50 or more per book. Check out the profit bonus numbers here: http://mykscb.com/downloads/14-15T-Packet-HPBP.pdf

We have 494 kids enrolled at Wickliffe. If every kid sells one book, we will make $6,175 for the PTO to fund field trips, festivals, classroom projects, playground improvements, and all kinds of cool stuff.  Books should be sold or returned to teacher by Friday, October 3rd.

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Walk Club Starts This Week

Hiking_335x225ImageFall Walking Club is on the way!  Beginning September 29th, every M-W-F from 11am-12pm during lunch recess, the kids will be given the opportunity to put on their walking shoes and earn some bling!  Most of the kids know the drill.  When they come out before and/or after eating lunch, they grab their WC card from their class’s pouch, grab a friend, and start walking!  For each trip around the field, they get a check mark on their card.  Every four laps they’ve walked is a mile, and they can pick out a colorful foot pendant for their WC chain necklace that they earned with their first mile.  The kids are really proud of their accomplishments, and their brains and body are ready for the second half of the day!  This is such a great program that is sponsored by the Wickliffe PTO.

Sign Up Now!

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A New Extra-curricular Activity at Wickliffe

A new extra-curricular activity is available to Wickliffe students:  Wyandot Explorer Club.   The information night for Upper Arlington’s Wyandot Explorer Club is Tuesday, September 30th from 6-7pm at UA Library on Tremont Road, Mtg. Rm. A.  You learn more about this fun filled, relaxed and enriching experience for boys and girls, grades 1st through 5th and their families.

Contact Missy Donovan at mdonovan18@gmail.com or 614.804.0447 if you have any questions.

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There are quite a few other extra-curricular activities at Wickliffe not sponsored by Upper Arlington Schools.  Most of this information used to come home in our kids backpacks, but now we have the Flyer Connection.   The District recognizes the value in providing information to our families and students about opportunities within our community that promote the intellectual, physical, personal and social development of our students.  Click on READ MORE to find out additional information about some other activities…

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Fall Festival is Tomorrow!!!

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We need Treats!

photoThe Wickliffe PTO Fall Festival is Friday, and we need TREATS for the TREAT WALK. Can you please donate HOMEMADE or STORE-BOUGHT cakes, cookies, brownies, donuts, or other tasty treats? Drop them off at Wickliffe Progressive School anytime after 5:00 PM on Friday.

Join Wickliffe PTO for the annual Fall Festival on September 26, 2014.  Many fun activities, crafts, food, and experiences start at 6:00 PM.

 

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5th Graders Experience Life at Stratford Farm

msg_logoAll of the 5th graders at Wickliffe Progressive School will be participating in a 5 day experience called Messages from the Earth at Stratford Ecological Center.  They will be immersed in an engaging, authentic experience on the farm, examining a variety of life science topics from ecosystems to our food chain.  The experience spans 3 seasons with students visiting 2 days in the fall, 1 day in the Winter, and 2 days in the Spring offering the opportunity to observe changes in the natural environment and on the farm over time.   Your Wickliffe PTO membership supports this incredible learning experience for our children by paying for the transportation to and from Stratford Farm.

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Welcome to Wickliffe – Denise McGee

photoWho’s that new face in the office at Wickliffe this year?  It’s Denise McGee.  Denise is Wickliffe’s new building secretary, replacing Sheila Millard who retired at the end of last year.  Though this is Denise’s first year in this role, she is definitely not new to Upper Arlington schools or Wickliffe Progressive School.

Denise has worked in various roles throughout the district for the last 12 years, including roles as EIS secretary at each of the elementary schools, and most recently as secretary for the Transportation Department.  Denise has also held two previous positions here at Wickliffe (media clerk and EIS secretary) and her own daughters also attended Wickliffe.  Denise describes this as her “dream job” and is pleased to be “back at Wickliffe for good”.   She says “I love everything about Wickliffe, the staff, the children, the parents .. .  .the whole community.  Wickliffe is a very special place and you don’t realize just how wonderful until you’re not living it daily.”

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Fall Festival is Next Friday – September 26

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Join Wickliffe PTO for the annual Fall Festival on September 26, 2014.  Many fun activities, crafts, food, and experiences start at 6:00 PM.

Kid Activities

  • Farm Animal Petting Zoo
  • Bounce House
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Craft Rooms
  • Treat Walk
  • Gym Activities
  • Face Painting/Hair Chalking
  • Photo Booth
  • UA Police Car and Fire Truck

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Special Book Reading

There will also be a special book reading event with author and Wickliffe Mom Dee Knight.  She is going to read her book MONTY THE MONSTER

Food Trucks

Lots of food trucks (including dairy-free, vegetarian and gluten free options) will be at the Fall Festival this year, including:  MojoTago, Skyward Grille, Giant Eagle, Sweet! Cbus, and Kona Ice.

 

Volunteers

We still need volunteers to help run Fall Festival.  Please check out www.signupgenius.com for opportunities to help out and meet new friends.

Sign Up Now!

 

 

 

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Walking Club

Hiking_335x225ImageFall Walking Club is on the way!  Beginning September 29th, every M-W-F from 11am-12pm during lunch recess, the kids will be given the opportunity to put on their walking shoes and earn some bling!  Most of the kids know the drill.  When they come out before and/or after eating lunch, they grab their WC card from their class’s pouch, grab a friend, and start walking!  For each trip around the field, they get a check mark on their card.  For every four laps they’ve walked is a mile, and they can pick out a colorful foot pendant for their WC chain necklace that they earned with their first mile.  The kids are really proud of their accomplishments, and their brains and body are ready for the second half of the day!  This is such a great program that is sponsored by the Wickliffe PTO.

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Walking Wednesdays are Back!!! – Volunteers Needed

walkWalking Wednesday Passports will be distributed soon, and Wednesday, September 10th will be the first morning for Walking Wednesdays.  We cannot wait to see all our old friends and meet new ones.  As usual, when you receive your walking passport from your teacher please put your name on the back in sharpie and attach it to your backpack, or keep it in a safe place, then all you have to do is walk or bike to school on Wednesday mornings.  A parent volunteer will be at one of three locations around the school to punch the cards.

 

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Informal Affair – Needs You

Nichole Bellair and Anne Harrison volunteered to coordinate the Family Donations for the Informal Affair this year.  They are so excited to get started!!!  They have created a Sign-Up Genius to coordinate all our volunteers.  They have put slots for 2 people in each position so everyone can have a little help.

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