May Watts PTA

Multicultural Night – Volunteers Desperately Needed!!

We would love your involvement and energy to this event. Click on the link below to see a list of ways you can support this event. We need bakers (scroll all the way down) and volunteers at the event: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084eaca72fa5f58-volunteers

Any help from you is valuable to us and shall contribute to the cultural learning experiences of our students! Please encourage any high or middle schoolers you may know to also volunteer for this fun event!

The May Watts 3rd Annual Multicultural Festival will take place this Tuesday, February 21 from 6-8:30pm and promises a lot of fun for everybody. This year, we introduce the Continent Stalls, which is a learning opportunity about different countries around the world. Be sure to stop by and get your “passports” stamped as you visit each of these stations!!

Own the celebration with some selfie fun. Stop by the new Selfie Party Fun booth to jazz up the multicultural spirit in you! That and much more to come! Questions or concerns? Please contact Janice Aeppli or Prabha Kaundinya at maywattsculturalevent@gmail.com.

Watt Do You Know? – May Watts Parent Social Trivia Night – Sign Up Now!

Please join us on Saturday, March 11th for second annual adult only interactive team trivia night and silent auction! The evening will include appetizers, cocktails, a silent auction, and TRIVIA! The winning table receives a CASH prize!!! This will be a fun night to get to know other May Watts parents. If you cannot attend you can still bid from any location on our Bidding Owl website!  Bidding will open March 8th at noon and close March 11th at 10pm.  More information on our online auction will be sent home in backpack mail.

Fun other ways to win… 50/50 tickets, intermission games of Heads & Tails, and much more!!!! Doors open at 6 p.m. with trivia beginning promptly at 7 p.m. at the Naperville VFW Hall, located at 908 Jackson Avenue. The evening will end at 11 p.m.

Tickets are $80 per couple and $40 for individuals if purchased by March 1. The flier is attached. Sign up as soon as possible for this fun night! All the money raised will support the programs of the PTA. We hope to see you there!!!

Staff Appreciation Dinner

We will be hosting the May Watts Staff Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, March 2, 2017. We will need volunteers for the event. We will need help decorating, hosting, and cleaning up after the event. Please consider volunteering your time to thank this great group of people. If you have any questions, please email Kim Shea at kimtobiason@hotmail.com. The link for sign up is: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054ca9aa2ca2fd0-say

Art Awareness Volunteers Needed

Art Awareness is a great opportunity for you to give a short presentation to your kid’s class. All of the Power Point presentations and corresponding lesson plans have been prepared for you and can be found on the Watts PTA website http://wattspta.org/?page_id=398.

The presentations discuss an artist and their techniques and are connected to the ELA curriculum. The lessons also include ideas for a creative project you can have the students create. Please email the Art Awareness chairperson at: Claire_e_dee@yahoo.com if you wish to participate.

Thank you!

Science Fair Judges Needed

The May Watts Science Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 15th and we need your help! Judges are needed to interact with students and motivate kids toward further science exploration. Additionally, judges in the competing rooms will complete a rubric for each student they meet.

If you would like to meet and encourage these amazing kids a background in the sciences or education is helpful, but not a requirement.

Judges can be May Watts teachers, parents, neighbors, or your professional colleagues. Please feel free to forward this invitation to those individuals who would make great judges.

If you are able to volunteer to judge in the competing rooms (3rd-5th graders) please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4dafaf2aa20-2017

A training session will begin at 6:00pm to explain the grading rubric and to offer discussion questions you can use. The Fair will commence at 6:30pm, with the award ceremony to begin at 8pm. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Sandy Beris mrsberis@hotmail.com

If you are able to volunteer to judge in the non-competing rooms (K-5th grade) please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4dafaf2aa20-20171

A training session will begin at 6:00pm to explain the format and offer discussion questions you can use. The Fair will commence at 6:30pm, with the award ceremony to begin at 8pm. If you have any questions about the process, please contact Naveena Ganesan naveenaganesan@gmail.com or Monika Thacker monika.thacker@gmail.com

Free Money for May Watts!

UPDATE: The last day for us to submit Box Tops and get a check for this school year is March 1 so please turn them in now!

We “LOVE” Box Tops! Each of those little labels you see on items around your house is worth 10 cents for your child’s school and they add up! Last year May Watts families earned over $1,600 for our school. Ask your student about the Box Tops Top Dogs! Box Tops are on so much more than just food. Look for them on Ziplock products, Hefty products, Kleenex, and more. See the website for a full list of participating brands.

Box Tops can be turned in to your child’s teacher or in the mailbox at the front entrance. Please make sure the bag or envelope you send the Box Tops in is labeled with your child’s name and class so they receive credit for upcoming collection contests! Now it’s even easier with the new Box Tops For Education app! Simply scan your grocery receipt for up

to TEN BONUS Box Tops per item!! Simply download the app and watch the Box Tops add up! http://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp The Box Tops for Education website also has great coupons, lists of participating brands, and additional ways to earn FREE MONEY for YOUR school! http://www.boxtops4education.com/

PTA Grant Request Process

Parents, the PTA sponsors an annual process where teachers and parents can make requests for grant money from the PTA for things that YOU think would improve the learning environment for our kids. If you have an idea for the school that you’d like the PTA to sponsor, please use the attached form to give us some more information! We love to hear from parents and teachers about what we can do to make our school an even better place. Thank you!

Sponsors for Trivia Night

Do you or someone in your family own their own business? If so, would you consider becoming a sponsor for our annual Trivia Night? In order to offset our costs for the event, we are looking to partner with local businesses like yours.

Sponsorship levels start at $250. We plan to advertise our sponsors at the event and through school communications.

We need your commitment by February 24th in order to process our advertising and website in time for the event on March 11th. Please email Brook Barker at brook_barker@hotmail.com for further details.

Science Fair Mentor Night

A second mentor night is scheduled for the kids on Feb 23rd, 2017 from 6:30pm -8pm in the LMC. Students can talk to our mentors about what they have done, find out if it makes sense, and determine if they need to improve their test to get the best out of their work. Students should bring in whatever data/materials they have completed to show the mentors.

PTA Board Nominations

The current board is planning to return next year, but if anyone is interested in being on the PTA Board in the 2017-2018 school year you should contact the Nominating Committee. Marianne Pankow is the contact person and her e-mail address is: jpankow@wideopenwest.com

Upcoming Events

  • February 20 – No School – President’s Day
  • February 21 – Multicultural Festival from 6-8:30 pm
  • February 23 – Science Fair Mentor Night from 6:30-8 pm
  • March 2 – Staff Appreciation Dinner & Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
  • March 3 – No School – Institute Day
  • March 9 – Culver’s Night
  • March 11 – May Watts Parent Trivia Night – Save the Date!
  • March 15 – Science Fair

Watts PTA website

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Thank you for supporting the May Watts PTA!