Staff Appreciation Week Donations Needed!

Hi Parents!  Staff Appreciation Week is coming up May 2nd– 6th. We need your help to make this a success. Our plans for the week include lunches, desserts and snacks for the May Watts Staff.  Please consider signing up to help make it a special week.  If you have questions please contact Rose Sweeney at Please sign up to donate to make the staff feel special:

Jump Rope for Heart Volunteers Needed!

Jump Rope for Heart will take place on Wednesday, May 11 (with May 12 as a rain date). We need volunteers to help at one of the 5 stations. This will include getting children organized, helping them jump and turn rope, encouraging children to try new things, and having fun.

There will be 2 sessions during the day. The first session (9:15- 11:15) is Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grades. The second session (1:15-3:15) is 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades. Sign up here:


MW Fundraising – You shop.  Amazon gives.

As a reminder, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. Find the perfect gift for Mom AND support the May Watts PTA by shopping at Use the link below and you will be directed to great Mother’s Day gift ideas – AmazonSmile Mother’s Day

Thank you for your participation in the AmazonSmile program.


Help Wanted – Position Available

The PTA is looking to fill a position ASAP for the Student Directory administrator position.  The position includes collection of PTA membership forms from the front office, data entry using Excel (names, address, etc.) and then cross referencing that with the student list we one from school.  The checks/money for membership will then be passed along to the treasurer to deposit.  The names will then go to the District 204 printer so they can put together the directory (usually about the first of October).  Responsibilities would also include coordination of excel data to the online directory company, Directory Spot.  It is largely work-from-home tasks.  There would also be a template to follow, so you wouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel.  Time will consist of data entry for a few weeks now during Spring registration (April/May) and then again in August/September.   If interested, please contact Amy Toepper at or Carrie Simkins at  Thanks!

Box Tops for Education 

NEXT CONTEST – Who’s TOPS among your grade?  Get involved in our friendly competition between classrooms.  One class from each grade level will win a fun reward and bragging rights!  So please, please get your Box Tops in as soon as possible!  All Box Tops are due by Friday, May 13.

Thank you for your support of the Box Tops for Education program.  To date we have raised $1,065.20 this year.  Every Top counts, please keep clipping!

Art Awareness is here!

Color pensils

Want to find a fun way to share your love of art and ideas with the students in your child’s classroom? Then look no further. Art Awareness presentations are offered three times a year for each classroom. Sign up today and get creative! Don’t worry if you’re not an art expert – lesson plans and power points are provided for you HERE.

Check the availability by clicking the link below!