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After School Discovery – Classes starts next week

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Classes start during the next two weeks, and there are still spots available in many After School Discovery Classes.

After School Discovery is a 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!  Winter Class Registration is OPEN.

Classes are open to any and all Wickliffe students that fall into the right age category for that class.  Each session we try to offer something new while keeping some of our popular classes throughout the year.  This winter, we have some new classes:  Minecraft Math, Kitting, Arcade Science, and Clay Class and some popular classes from previous years: Chess Club, and Basketball.

 

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After School Discovery Class: Intro to Sewing

imagesNEW AFTER SCHOOL DISCOVERY CLASS ADDED!!! Wickliffe Progressive PTO has made a late addition to our ASD classes: INTRODUCTION TO SEWING due to the high demand for the Advanced Sewing Class.

Since our Advanced Sewing Class is so popular (and filled up so fast), we decided to have a special sewing class for beginners.  Kids will learn beginning sewing, including basic needle and thread techniques and stitches. Taught by Wickliffe mom and PTO President Catrina Hiller, this class will be AMAZING.

There are still other exciting classes still open for winter registration, such as Basketball, Drama, Yoga, Minecraft Math, and Clay Class.

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Boxtops and other Loyalty Programs

Boxtops for Education 

logo_btfeWickliffe receives 10 cents or more per box top which literally turns into hundreds of extra dollars every year for our kids’ benefit!  All you you have to do to help with this cause is neatly clip box tops from your items at home and deposit them into the painted house receptacle labeled BOX TOPS located near the office.  Also, log onto http://www.boxtops4education.com/ for coupons, recipes and more!
 
Please get all your boxtops to the painted house receptacle labeled BOXTOPS located near the office before February 1, 2015.  

We also are collecting Tyson A+ labels (http://projectaplus.tyson.com) and “Labels for Education” (http://www.labelsforeducation.com/Earn-Points/Participating-Products).  These are great, easy ways that Wickliffe can earn money and support our students.

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School-age Child Care Program (SACC) – 2015-2016

1405705553573UPPER ARLINGTON SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE PROGRAM 2015-2016 Enrollment Policies and Procedures

The Upper Arlington School-Age Child Care Program provides quality school-age programming for children attending Barrington, Greensview, Tremont, Wickliffe, and Windermere Schools. Children must attend the SACC program at the school they attend daily. Parents cannot request to have their children bused to another site. The program is designed to be a link between school and home for the working parent. To insure the safety of the children and the quality of the program, SACC enrollment will be controlled by the space and staff that is available at each site, and as mandated by the Ohio Department of Education.

REGISTRATION FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE BEGINNING FEBRUARY 11. VISIT THE UPPER ARLINGTON SCHOOLS WEBSITE, GO TO PARENTS AND STUDENTS. CLICK ON SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE. REGISTRATION INFORMATION WILL BE LOCATED UNDER THE SACC INFORMATION HEADING.

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Fair Trade Marketplace

ftradeWickliffe PTO Fair Trade Marketplace will continue into the new year.  Join us in the Wickliffe lobby, from 4:00-6:30 pm for our monthly Fair Trade Marketplace.  Each month will feature fresh, new items, as well as our top sellers.  Sale dates are on the following Wednesdays:

January 28, 2014
February 25, 2014
April 1, 2014
April 29, 2014
May 27, 2014

If you can’t make these dates, you will be able to place custom orders.  Look for a flyer coming home in your kid’s backpack, and check our Wickliffe PTO Facebook page for details.

The products we offer are hand made by artisans across the globe who are paid a living wage for their work.  The craftsmanship is beautiful and all profits go to our PTO to fund many learning experiences that would not be possible were it not for your support.

We are also looking for new volunteers, even kid helpers!  If you’d like to assist with our sales, please sign-up today at Signup Genius!

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After School Discovery – Registration is OPEN

asd_logoAfter School Discovery is a 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!  Winter Class Registration is OPEN.

Classes are open to any and all Wickliffe students that fall into the right age category for that class.  Each session we try to offer something new while keeping some of our popular classes throughout the year.  This winter, we have some new classes: Balloon TwistingMinecraft Math, Kitting, Arcade Science, and Clay Class and some popular classes from previous years: LEGO Club, Sewing, Chess Club, and Basketball.

Winter Classes Dates:

  • January 5th: Winter Registration opens.
  • January 25th: Winter registration closes.
  • Week of January 26th: Winter classes begin.
Scholarships Available

Scholarships (partial and/or full) 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.  All requests will be kept strictly confidential.  Click here for the Scholarship Application

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Wickliffe 5th Grade – Service Learning Project

Before Thanksgiving break, Mrs. Lindsay Bennett’s 5th grade class had an amazing conversation about helping others. The children shared the ways that their families do this already. After reading (one of Wickliffe’s favorite authors/poets) Michael J. Rosen‘s new poem about childhood hunger, the kids identified a specific interest in helping to fight hunger. Here are some quotes from that conversation:

  • “When listening to the poem, it made me realize all the stuff that we have, and all the stuff that I have. They should have the same.” –Bryce
  • “We can go downstairs and eat whatever we want, but they wake up with growling stomachs.” –Lorenzo
  • “The poem is saying that you can do it. It inspires you to go out and make a change.” – Peter
  • “It makes me want to do something to help!” –Mary

After these conversations, fellow Wickliffe 5th grade teacher Sarah Oberlin and Lindsay Bennett met with one of UA’s former teachers and Service Learning expert, Mrs. Jane Hubbard. After researching and working with Jane, they made a few decisions. They thought that a field trip would be a great way to kick off a service learning project.

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Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Break

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We will be back in 2015 with new After School Discovery classes and more great activities for all our children.

–Wickliffe PTO

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Last Minute Shopping – Fair Trade Holiday Sale – Need Volunteers

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Our “last chance” Fair Trade Holiday Sale is on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 in the Wickliffe lobby, from 4:00-6:30 pm. We have some new items to sell, and we have refreshed our top sellers from our last sale. We do need a couple of volunteers to hang out and help sell to our Market Day pick-ups, teachers, staff and SACC parents if you’re avaliable.

DATE: 12/17/2014 (Wed 4:00PM – 6:30PM)

LOCATION: Wickliffe Lobby

The products we offer are hand made by artisans across the globe who are paid a living wage for their work. The craftsmanship is beautiful and all profits go to our PTO to fund many learning experiences that would not be possible were it not for your support.

If you’re only available for part of the sale, please note that in the comments.

Lots of Good Cheer and Happy Holidays!

 

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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.

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