Box Tops Contest ends on 5/11

It’s time for Spring Box Tops Contest!
Whose class will win this time?

Our goal is to collect 6,000 Box Tops which could earn our school $600.00. Please remember to send in the Box Tops you collect to school, in a plastic bag or envelope labeled with your teacher’s name. Submissions are due no later than Friday, May 11th.

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Run-A-Muck Reminders & Sign Up Links

Dear Parents,

A quick reminder that online registration, which includes a commemorative race t-shirt, for Run-A-Muck (RAM) closes this Friday, May 11.

Register for RAM: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4da4ae2da3f49-wolcott

RAM Banner R2We need you! Volunteers for set up and build day, race day set up, registration, obstacle-spotting, and cleanup are necessary for us to be able to hold this awesome event. Please consider spending an hour or two of your time to make RAM possible.

Setup / Build Day Volunteer (Sat 5/19): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4da4ae2da3f49-ram2

Race Day Volunteer (Sun 5/20): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4da4ae2da3f49-ram3

Thank you,
2018 Wolcott RAM Committee

Volunteers Needed for R.A.M. Forest Clean Up Day

VolunteerPlease join us on May 5th from 7:30-10am to clean up the Wolcott Forest in preparation for Run-A-Muck!!

The RAM Committee will be leading the forest cleanup and we need your help!! Please mark the time on your calendar. We will be picking up garbage, trimming back the trails, raking leaves, and more. This is a great opportunity for our kids to give back to their school community. Adults are definitely needed as well so plan to stay with your child! Thank you!!

Questions about the event?
Contact Aileen Bastos at aileen.bastos@gmail.com.

Please remember to wear long pants and gloves, and if you can bring rakes and/or shovels too.

Run-A-Muck 2018 is Coming!!

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RUN a Muck Registration is OPEN!!!!!

Register for the 2018 Run-A-Muck taking place on Sunday, May 20th at
Race Registration Signup Genius
Registration ends on May 11th.

What is it?
Not sure what Run-A-Muck is all about?  Check out this story from a past event: http://we-ha.com/west-hartford-kids-run-a-muck/

You can also check out the Facebook page at Run A Muck West Hartford.

Help Wanted!
It takes MANY Hands for this great event to happen!! Forest Clean Up, Build Day, Set and and helpers the day of the event. We need YOU!!! Sign the kids up, come volunteer and have a great time!!! Signup to volunteer below:

R.A.M. Forest Clean Up Day (May 5th)

R.A.M. Build / Set Up Day (May 19th)

R.A.M. Race Day Volunteers (May 20th)

First up:
Please join us on May 5th from 7:30-10am to clean up the Wolcott Forest in preparation for Run-A-Muck!! The committee will be leading the forest cleanup and we need your help!! Please mark the time on your calendar. We will be picking up garbage, trimming back the trails, raking leaves, and more. This is a great opportunity for our kids to give back to their school community. Adults are definitely needed as well so plan to stay with your child!

Questions about the event?
Contact Aileen Bastos at aileen.bastos@gmail.com.

Wolcott Elementary School Night at the Hartford Yard Goats

Yard+Goats+logo_1200Wolcott School returns to for another fun night at Dunkin’ Donuts Park!

If you have not had a chance to go here is your opportunity to attend with your school community. Friday May 4 will be Wolcott School night. The game begins at 7:05 PM, with gates open at 6:05 PM.

Tickets are $13 each and a portion of your ticket purchase supports the Wolcott PTO. As an added bonus, the Wolkatz will be playing a pre-game performance on the field and there will be fireworks after the game. It does not get much more exciting than this!!!

Ticket order deadline is Friday, April 20th. See flyer for more details.

Flyers should be coming home with your children; you can also find the PDF of the flyer below:

Wolcott – Yard Goats Ticket Flyer

PTO Executive Board Positions Available

PTO_join.jpgWe are currently seeking volunteers to fill some open positions on our PTO executive board for the 2018/19 school year. There are really no special skills required, other than a desire to help support the PTO at Wolcott School and a commitment to fulfill the position for at least one year. All parents are welcome to inquire, whether your kids will be in kindergarten or fifth grade! We can teach you everything you need to know for the job and none of them are overwhelming in terms of time or effort. Here are the positions we are looking to fill….
Co-President – 2 year commitment
Treasurer (2 open positions) – 1 year commitment

 

PTO Executive Board Positions:

Are you interested in becoming a PTO board member for the 2018/19 school year? If so, each board position becomes available on a yearly basis, except for the Co-President position, which has a limited 2-year term. The current board member in each position may run again for that position yearly and other members of the Wolcott community are also welcome to run as well. If we have more than one candidate for a position, there will be an election at the May 10th PTO meeting. The winners of those elections will be voted in that day. The following are all of the positions that may become available in 2018/19 school year. If you have any questions or are interested in having your name entered as a candidate for a particular position, please contact Kristin Minahan to have your name officially added to the ballot. The deadline for announcing your interest in running is Wednesday, April 18th. Candidates will be announced the following day on Thursday, April 19th. Voting for the positions will take place at the May 10th PTO Meeting.

  • Co-President (1 open position)– the co-president will work with our current co-president, Natalie Ford, to preside at all meetings, both the Executive Board and General PTO, and shall coordinate the work of the officers and committees of the organization in order that the objectives might be promoted. The co-president shall be a member of all committees and shall be responsible for scheduling Executive Board Meetings as she/he/they deems advisable. The co-presidents often serve as advocates/representatives for our Wolcott School community.
  • General Treasurer (2 open positions)– The general treasurer is responsible for creating and modifying the PTO budget regularly. He/she will present the updated budget at each board meeting. He/She is also responsible for delivering and retrieving cash boxes/cash for fundraiser events. He/She will also manage all checks/payments that come in or go out for the PTO. (Must have excellent budget/finance skills and a working knowledge of Excel)

If you would like to know more about the PTO executive board positions, are interested in a position, or know someone else who may be, please contact Kristin Minahan or Natalie Ford for more information.

Dr. Susan Rubman presentation on adolescent sleep

Our special guest, Dr. Susan Rubman, spoke at Thursday’s PTO Meeting about the research and data behind adolescent sleep times. This was an informative presentation that relates to the Town’s School Start Times initiative. To listen to the recording of Susan’s presentation (sound only) visit the Wolcott Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65668936887/

A Parent Info Night about School Start Times will be held on May 3rd at Town Hall. More info to come.