May Watts PTA

Holiday Shop

It’s that time of year again…. The May Watts Holiday Shop is right around the corner!  The students LOVE this event and can’t wait to shop for their family and friends! Volunteering is such a fun time, watching the kid’s pure joy at finding the perfect gifts!

We are in need of quite a few volunteers to make this another successful year.

The dates of the shop are Monday, December 5th to Friday, December 9th, from 10:15am-1:45pm during lunch.  Each lunch shift will offer shopping opportunities to 2-3 classrooms.  You are welcome to sign up for the shift when your child will be shopping OR for a shift when you know your child won’t be there.

Your volunteer time could include; set up, assisting students in finding recipient appropriate gifts, checking out and taking money, putting gifts in gift bags or restocking.  Each shift is 2 hours but any time you have available is appreciated.  If you need a shorter shift, leave a comment with the amount of time you can offer.  If you have more time available, feel free to sign up for multiple shifts.

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer!

Sign up here:

Winter Book Fair Coming

Your book fair purchases allow us to add dozens of new books to our collection.  We will need volunteers for set up and preview on December 8-9, and for the Fair on December 12-15.  We will also need help with the tear down on December 16.  Please consider volunteering!  Sign up here if you can help: 

Silent Auction Solicitation Chair Needed!

We are in need of a volunteer to contact local businesses and organizations to solicit donations for the silent auction for our Parent Trivia Night.  You can oversee a committee to help you make these phone calls.  This is one of the biggest fundraisers for May Watts PTA and we need YOUR help!  We already have co-chairs that will put the baskets together (Carrie Simkins and Kate Nayak) and Jen Kot is the event chair for the Parent Trivia Night.  Please contact Jen if you would like to volunteer or for more information at

Amazon Smile

What is Amazon Smile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support May Watts School PTA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to May Watts School PTA. Click to learn how you can support May Watts School PTA when shopping.

Multicultural Night – Save the Date

February 21- May Watts 3rd Annual Multicultural Festival. For more information or to get involved contact Janice Aeppli: or 312-217-7872.

Upcoming Events

  • December 5-9 – Holiday Shop
  • December 12-15 – May Watts Book Fair
  • December 22 – Winter Classroom Parties
  • December 23 – January 9 – Winter Break
  • February 21 – Multicultural Festival – Save the Date!
  • March 11 – May Watts Parent Trivia Night – Save the Date!

Watts PTA website

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Thank you for supporting the May Watts PTA!