May Watts PTA

PTA Membership Directory (paper copy)

Copies of the May Watts PTA Membership Directory have been distributed. If you paid for a paper copy and have not yet received your copy -or- if you would like to purchase a paper copy of the directory ($5 for PTA Members) please email Carrie Simkins (cms0526@gmail.com). Only a limited number of copies are available on a first come, first served basis. Thank you.

PTA General Meeting & Specials Curriculum Night

On Tuesday, February 7th at 7 pm we will be having our next PTA General Membership Meeting. We will also be having a Specials Curriculum Night were each of the Specials teachers (P.E., Art, Music, LMC and Guided Reading) will give a presentation about their curriculum. We will have our General PTA Meeting after the presentation. Papa John’s will be providing pizza for our meeting! Join us to learn more about what the PTA has coming up!

PTA Board Nominating Committee

By February 7th, we need THREE parents to volunteer to be on the Nominating Committee to compile a slate for the PTA Board elections in April. The parents on the Nominating Committee are not normally eligible to run for the PTA Board, so please only commit if you do not want to run for PTA Board!

This committee is formed to nominate parents for Board positions and is comprised of 3 PTA Board members and 2 General Members (plus 1 alternate). If you’d like to help us with this very important job, please contact Lisa Kuhn (lakuhn001@yahoo.com).

Family Reading Night

Come help us celebrate a love of READING at the May Watts Family Reading Night, Monday, February 13th, at 6:30 P.M. Each family should have received one copy of our One School, One Book choice-Charlotte’s Web at an assembly on Friday. We thank the PTA for their generous support in making this happen. Family Reading Night will be filled with art activities, games, and origami! More details will be coming in the near future. We hope to see you there. Happy Reading!

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.

Save the Date – Parent Social Trivia Night

Food, Fun & Facts! What could be more fun than raising funds for our children while teams compete for prizes, bidding on silent auction items, play games, and enjoy snacks and cocktails! Please join the May Watts PTA at the VFW on Saturday, March 11th. If you cannot attend you can still bid from any location on our Bidding Owl website! Please add this to your calendar and start making babysitting arrangements. This will be a fun night to get to know other May Watts parents.

Inside Out Club

The I Support Community Inside Out Club teaches empathy, collaboration, and other character building skills through a fun mix of learning activities and mini-volunteer service projects that benefit local non-profits. This spring’s projects will support Phil’s Friends, Literacy DuPage, and more! We’d love to have your son or daughter join us in supporting the community!

The Club is for 3rd – 5th graders and will meet on the following Wednesdays: February 8th, March 8th, April 12th and May 10th. The Permission slip is attached (will also be coming home this week in your child’s backpack) and will need to be returned by January 31st to the office. As we only have 25 places in the Club, you will be notified if your child has made the Club or not. If they are unable to participate this spring they will be given priority in the fall.

The Inside Out Club is an I Support Community Program. To learn more about I Support Community, please visit www.isupportcommunity.org.

Multicultural Night – February 21st Save the Date and get involved!

The May Watts 3rd Annual Multicultural Festival 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!

We would love your involvement and energy to this event. Please contact Janice Aeppli or Prabha Kaundinya at maywattsculturalevents@gmail.com

Multicultural Night – Continent Stalls – 21st Feb , 2017.

As our school celebrates our Multicultural Night festival on February 21st, we are offering an exciting opportunity to learn about different cultures. Students and family members will get the opportunity to create a display that would interest attendees that pass by their station at the event.

The display can be simple, yet informative and fun. For details and instructions, refer to the sign-up genius below.

We seek to cover all the 7 continents of the world – North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and Antartica. Sign up early as slots are filling up fast!! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084eaca72fa5f58-continental

Dine & Donate at Papa John’s

Our next Dine & Donate is easier than ever! On February 8th AND February 9th, Papa John’s Pizza will be hosting our next Dine & Donate event! Conveniently located on Ogden Avenue, 20% of all purchases made by take-out or delivery will be donated back to May Watts PTA. So, mark your calendars and save the date. Take a night off from cooking dinner and please support your PTA.

Calling All Scientists! It’s Time for the May Watts Science Fair!

Do you like to solve mysteries? Have you ever wondered how something works? Do you like to build things? Do you love animals and want to learn more about them? Are you an inventor? Then the May Watts Science Fair on March 15th is just for you!

The Science Fair is a chance for you to investigate and explore a topic that is interesting to you.

  • WHO: All Students: Kindergarten through Grade 5
  • WHEN: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017: 6:30pm – 8:15pm. Students present to reviewers, projects are on display for friends and family, and awards are distributed at 8:15pm.
  • WHERE: The May Watts Gym
  • HOW: Choose a project and get started right away. Fill out the science fair form that was sent home and return it to school by January 30th. Bring your project to the Gym between 5:00 and 6:00 pm on March 15th.
  • WHY: Because it’s fun and you will learn about something that interests YOU!

Remember, you can’t rush good science, so PLAN AHEAD!

Ladies Night Out Pampering Event from IPSN PTA

On Sunday, January 29 from 6:30-8 pm the IPSN PTA will be having a Ladies Night Out Pampering Event at Power Edge Yoga Studio, 605 E. Ogden Avenue in Naperville. This is free to 2016-2017 IPSN PTA members and $5 for everyone else. Space is limited, so you do have to RSVP to ipsnpta@gmail.com. See the attached flyer for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • January 29 – IPSN PTA Ladies Night Out Pampering Event
  • February 7 – PTA General Meeting
  • February 8 – Inside Out Club Begins (Permission Due January 31st)
  • February 8 & 9 – Dine and Donate at Papa John’s Pizza on Ogden Avenue
  • February 13 – Family Reading Night
  • February 21 – Multicultural Festival – Save the Date!
  • 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!