Carnival Auction

Click here to review details of the Wilchester Madness silent auction! Bidding begins on Monday, March 19th, at noon and will be closed on Saturday, March 24th, at NOON! Good luck!!

All are invited to bid, whether at the event or from afar! To bid, make sure to register. You don’t want to miss out on the best parking spot, having your student be principal of the day, VIP seating for 5th grade talent show and graduation, and much much more!!

Bidding Center
Once you register, click on the link within the text message you receive. This will log you in automatically to your own personal bidding center.
View All: See all auction items
My Items: Items you have bid on or are “watching”
Donate: Make a tax-deductible donation to Wilchester PTA
Items without Bids: List of items with no bids
Item # or Keyword: Enter the item name or number and hit Go! which will take you to the item page to place a bid

How to Bid
Bid: Automatically enters the next minimum bid amount; you will be asked by a pop-up screen to confirm your bid
Change bid amount: You can manually enter any amount that is greater than the “next bid”
Set Maximum Bid: So that you don’t risk getting outbid at the last minute, everyone is encouraged to set a max bid. The auction software will automatically raise your bid by a pre-determined increment until your maximum bid has been met or the silent auction ends.
Watch Item: Adds items to your “My Items” list for easy reference later

If you have any questions, please contact Paige Keracik at Happy bidding!


Birthday Book Club

You still have time to choose a great book to donate to the library in honor of your child’s birthday! We’ve had over 100 books added to our library this school year through this new program! Birthday Book Club Books for March will be delivered to recipients after spring break. Please have the books ordered by March 9th. Want to go ahead and get a book for April or May?
That’s fine- we can store it for you and deliver it later!

Miss your child’s birthday?
That’s okay- we can label the book with the correct month and deliver it now!
You can order from the wishlist on amazon or purchase a book from a local store. 

Click here for the amazon wishlist.

*** Book Covers shown here are some of the 100 books that have been donated
this year as part of the Birthday Book Club Program ***


Blue Willow Bookshop

A BIG Thank you to BLUE Willow Books for bringing
TWO authors to Wilchester this month! 
Author and Illustrator Marcus Emerson will be meeting with 5th grade this week on Thursday to share his newest book, The Super Life of Ben Braver.

Author and illustrator Brendan Wenzel will meet with prek-2nd grade on March 22nd. He will be sharing his new book, Hello Hello, and his book They All Saw a Cat.

All students in the school are welcome to order signed copies of the authors’ books.
Click HERE for the order form for Marcus Emerson’s book.
Print form and return it by Wednesday at 10am to the library

Link to order Brendan Wenzel’s books:


Character Without Questions Award

The Spring Branch ISD Character Without Question Award honors students who exhibit character traits as defined by local board policy. Students are selected based on an enduring commitment to the following traits: honesty/integrity, responsibility/dependability, respect, perseverance/effort, courage, and caring/kindness.
Every year, WCE selects a 5th grade student to receive this special honor.

The 2017-2018 Wilchester Character Without Question Award winner is
CAMDEN HOPPER! Congratulations, Camden!


Running for the Arts

JDRF Packets are due on Thursday, March 1st.
Students will walk during their grade level recess time on Thursday.

May 5, 2018 – Running For the Arts 
Mark your calendar for this
Family-Friendly Community Event!

Proceeds from the Running for the Arts 5K & ArtFest benefit Spring Branch ISD’s ARTS Partners Program. The ARTS Partners Program affords many SBISD students the opportunity to visit and experience an art performance at an exceptional cultural arts venue, which otherwise may not be possible. Proceeds also benefit the SBISD Health Fitness Program to provide equipment and assistance to SBISD Heath Fitness Departments.


Carnival needs Baked goods

We need volunteers to bake HOMEMADE goods for our bake sale during Carnival!

Please go to
to sign up to bring your delicious baked goods for our Carnival Bake Sale!


Science Fair

Thank you to all the Science Fair Participants!
We want to recognize the award winners for 2017-2018 Science Fair:

4th Grade
Honorable Mentions:
* Shrivarshan JV
* Sophie Bryant
* Cade Gronseth
* Dashel Leonard
* Dani Weatherly
* Abi Grace Clark & Katie Hamilton

Runner Up: Neve McGrath & Antonia Villalba
3rd Place: Srikrishna Rajarajan
2nd Place: Alessandra Perez & Allie Richardson
1st Place: Harrison Enszer & Jack McAfee

5th Grade
Honorable Mentions:
* Leon Sola
* Camden Hopper & Marina Taveras
* Whitney Bui & Gracie Howard
* Sophie Bernadac
* Nathan Meorge

Runner Up: Tristan Wallace
3rd Place: Georgia Ashley & Lucy Roche
2nd Place: Eleanor Stalnaker & Kelly Xu
1st Place: Julia Morley & Thomas Morley

1st – 3rd Grade Winning Classes:

1st grade: Mrs. Lufburrow (runner up Ms. Carnett)
2nd grade: Mrs. Sherrill (runner-up Ms. Valentine)
3rd grade:  Mrs. Peterson (runner-up Ms. Dobbs)

Mrs. Lufburrow’s class, Mrs. Sherrill’s class, and Mrs. Peterson’s class are invited to the4th-5th award ceremony and donut party on Friday, March 2nd, 7:30am-8:30am.

All 1st-3rd grade classes will have a popsicle party!

For more information, please contact the Science Fair Chairs,
Linda Hui, Elizabeth Lovering and Irina Gibson, at









Wilchester Garden

On Saturday, March 3, from 9-11am, why not take a stroll through the Wilchester Garden and admire the kids’ talent?

We’ll have Urban Harvest members and other expert community gardeners on hand to answer questions and help you with your garden troubles. The kids are currently growing red cabbage, broccoli, strawberries, lettuce sprouts and potatoes. Tomatoes will be added next week!

Will You Help?
We’ll also conduct a garden clean up. Sign up here to help out.

Click here to check out the day your kids are in the garden and sign up for a spot!
Or help out with the watering by clicking here


Box Tops!

BoxTops For Education Logo

The winner of the Box Tops Contest was Kindergarten/Pre-K with 1,369 Box Tops submitted, followed by 3rd grade with 877 and 4th grade with 849 submitted.

With all the grades participating, we submitted 5,824 Box Tops for a total of $582.40.

This amount, plus the money we raised in our November campaign accounts for more than $1,200 raised for our school Library.  As you can see, every 10 cent Box Top adds up, so thank you!  We could not have done it without you and your kids taking the time to clip those tops.

Please continue to collect and drop off your Box Tops through the end of the year and even throughout the Summer. We only have two times a school year we can submit for cash so our next time to submit will be in November of this year.  But all Box Tops will be collected and saved by our Box Tops Chair, so don’t throw them away. Drop them off at school or keep them at home in a safe place.

Mrs. Dolan is very thankful for all who participated. She has ordered new seating and is awaiting its arrival. We will do our best to publish a picture of the new seating once it arrives.


Carnival Tickets

Wilchester Madness Carnival Ticket Sales have begun!

Pre-Order your tickets now and avoid the lines. Pre-Orders will be available until Friday, March 9th (the Friday BEFORE Spring Break).

Wristbands (to ride inflatables and trikes): $12
Food and Game (only tickets will be accepted for food and games): $1
Prize Drawing (you can start bidding on Wednesday 3/21 on awesome prizes): 2 for $1
Lanyards (keeps your tickets secure): $3

If you buy 100 Food and Game tickets, a family of four should be able to eat dinner and play an average of 5-8 games.

Any questions, please contact Mimi Hamilton,, Lara Ryan,, or Gretchen Montalbo,



Coming November 10th

Click  here to learn more about how to get involved



PTA Executive Board

The Nominating Committee would like to respectfully submit the following names
for consideration of the 2018- 2019 Wilchester Elementary PTA Executive Board.
We will vote to approve this slate at the March 7th PTA meeting.

President:   Laura Minyard

1st VP Ways & Means:   Cristi Hicks

2nd VP Programs:   Shira Lonsford

3rd VP Communications:   Courtney Robertson

Treasurer:   Kirstin D’Amico

Secretary:   Kristin Broussard

Parliamentarian:   Leslie Valentine

Corresponding Secretary:   Melanie Ham

 2018 Nominating Committee:

Maida Long- Chair
Karen Granda
Shelly Howard
Rachel Kapoor
Sara Oliver
Danielle Wall


Kinder Round Up

Kindergarten Roundup is THIS Thursday at 9:45am.
If you know someone that will have a kindergarten student in the fall, let them know that they can come to school on Thursday for an informational meeting to hear about our Kindergarten program.


Jan Brett Visit

Do you want author/illustrator Jan Brett to visit Wilchester?

The school or library that has the most parents, teachers, friends,
or supporters who enter the “Jan Brett” contest will win a
free school or library visitfrom Jan Brett in the 2018-2019 school year. 

Contest ends April 2, 2018.

2nd to 10th place winners will receive prizes of 10 Jan Brett books.
11th to 100th place winners will receive the prize of a signed Jan Brett Poster.

Click HERE to enter WCE!
Please enter your name and the information of the school or library you would like to win a free Jan Brett visit.  One email address entry per person.  Duplicate email addresses will be removed.  All emails will be verified before the winning entry is announced.  If you are under the age of 13, please use your parent’s email address.


Carnival Raffle Prizes needed!

Let’s Score with Awesome Prize Drawing!
Help Wilchester go undefeated in collecting over 400 prize drawing items for our

Toys, games, gifts, decor items, tickets and pool/outdoor activities are all a perfect score!Go to (or search Wish Lists for Paige Keracik at
for more ideas and items to purchase.

Have something else you would like to contribute?
Contact Paige Keracik at with any questions.
Donations are now being accepted at The Keraciks (13830 Queensbury Lane).
Donation forms will be coming home in your child’s backpack.


School Directory

Wilchester student directories were distributed recently. If you ordered one you should have received it by now, so please check your child’s backpack. If you are missing yours or would like to order one, we have some extras of both the regular size ($10) and mini size ($8). Contact Joi Morley for more information:


Yearbook Deadline Extended

Forget to order your yearbook?

Because the fall semester turned out to be a little hectic, yearbook ordering has been reopened until JANUARY 19th. If you still would like to purchase a yearbook, Click here to order.

Upload your photos to the yearbook today!!! 
Turn in photos from fall extracurricular activities and team photos!
Been on a field trip? We want your photos!
Don’t forget to take photos during the winter parties and turn them in!
Click on the yearbook link on the PTA website to upload your photos.


Carnival Fun Junk & Stuffed Animals

Fun Junk & Stuffed Animals

Cleaning out after the Holidays? Consider saving those items for Carnival Fun Junk and Stuffed Animal booths. Collection bins will be located in the front office at Wilchester and at the following homes:
Fun Junk: Ashley Miller, 13818 Kimberley Ln.

Stuffed Animals: Katie Miller, 13818 Barryknoll Ln.

Does your child have a trading card collection (sports, Pokémon, etc.) that is now just collecting dust? If so, consider donating those cards to the Wilchester Fun Junk booth. These items are always a slam dunk! Please do not hesitate to ask Stephanie Adam,, about what qualifies as “funk junk.


Sister School Program


We Need Your Help!

Our Sister School, Spring Shadows Elementary, has ongoing needs for the Blessing in a Backpack program. Blessings in a Backpack is a weekend food program for children at risk of going hungry. Wilchester helps by collecting food donations each month and by delivering bags to students at Spring Shadows every Friday.

100% of the children Spring Shadows qualify for free and reduced lunch. For the upcoming school year, Wilchester volunteers will help deliver 500 weekend bags through our partnership with Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack. We are looking for volunteers to pack bags, transport bags and deliver bags to the children in the program.

March Food Focus:

February food donation for Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack is individually wrapped fruit cups..
Food donations can be dropped off in the box located in the school’s front lobby.

Spring Shadows Elementary had 5 teachers that flooded their homes and lost almost everything. If you would like to contribute to gift cards to help these families rebuild their lives, you can square cash Marty at $Marty Chapman or drop off money/check to 326 Patchester by tomorrow. Gift cards will be delivered onSeptember 15th.

You can contact Darcy Gagnon ( or
Marty Chapman ( for information on delivering food bags to Spring Shadows Elementary.

For additional information regarding our Sister School program, please contact our 2017-18 chairs:

Marty Chapman and Darcy Martin Gagnon


Birthday Marquee

Want your child’s name and birthday displayed on the
outdoor school marquee during their birth month?

We sold spots for 2018 during Family Fun Night. We still have spots remaining for each month. This FRIDAY at NOON, we will send an eBlast out with a signup genius link. If you are interested in purchasing a spot, find your month and sign up! The cost is $75 per spot and must be paid for by check.

The following spots are still available:

January 2018 – 2 spots                May 2018 – 6 spots               September 2018 – 3 spots
February 2018 – 3 spots              June 2018 – 6 spots              October 2018 – 4 spots
March 2018 – 3 spots                  July 2018 – 7 spots                November 2018 – 3 spots
April 2018 – 4 spots                     August 2018 – 4 spots           December 2018 – 4 spots

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