Tea Cup Auction is Here!

It is time for the Wolcott PTO’s Annual Tea Cup Auction! Each classroom in the school has created a themed gift basket for the auction. The baskets will be on display in the school lobby starting this week and the bidding begins on November 1st!!

Tickets are $1 each and will be sold from November 1 – 16, during school hours and at special events, including after school during conference week. The winning ticket for each basket will be drawn around November 17th. Winners will be contacted shortly after.

Good luck to you! We can’t wait to see what you win this year!!tea-cup-auction2.jpg


Conard High School Trick or Treat indoor Halloween activity on Oct. 30.

Come join Conard students for some safe Halloween trick-or-treating!

Bring your little Goblins and Ghouls to Conard High School on Monday, Oct. 30, from 4-6 p.m. to trick-or-treat at classroom doors.

This is a chance for families to bring their kids, ages pre-k through third grade and accompanied by an adult, for safe trick or treating in the hallways of Conard. Freshmen and sophomores will be there in costume to hand out treats and help kids get into the spirit of Halloween!

Admission is $3 for children with a canned food item and $4 without. To read full article, click here.

A Haunted Forest Thank You!

2017 Wolcott Haunted Forest

A BIG thank you to all of the friends and families that came out Saturday night to support the Haunted Forest. It was such a fun night… Thank you to all of the volunteers that gave so much of your time to make this event possible. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to the teachers that also came out – you were amazing Ghostbusters! Your support of the Wolcott PTO is appreciated.

Last, but definitely not least, a huge thank you to Brooks Fischer and Rob Oliver for their first time organizing this event solo……. well done.

Upcoming October Events/Activities

October is a busy month at Wolcott! Check out some of the upcoming events and activities sponsored by the Wolott PTO:
10/2: School picture day
10/3: Haunted Forest Planning Meeting 7:00 pm
10/7: Haunted Forest Cleanup 7:30 am – 10:00 am
10/13: Movie Night in the Forest 6:30 pm
10/19: PTO Meeting 7:00 pm
10/21: Haunted Forest 5-8 pm

Haunted Forest Informational Meeting

boo2_0Haunted Forest Informational Meeting – There will be a meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00pm in the library. We are seeking volunteers who are interested in creating a scene, forest clean up, refreshments, ticket sales, and security. Hope to see you there. To sign up for scenes or to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094fa4ae2fa1ff2-2017

Wolcott Forest Cleanup Day: October 7

Help us get ready for movie night and the haunted forest by cleaning up the paths and debris. Meet us at the forest with your rakes and gloves on Saturday, October 7th from 7:30 am – 10:00 am.

Movie Night in Wolcott Forest: October 13 movie-night-2

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join us for Movie Night in the Forest on Friday, October 13th at 6:30 pm in the Wolcott Children’s Forest. Free for all Wolcott Families including free popcorn. Movie feature: Curious George – A Halloween Boofest and Scary Godmother Halloween Spooktakular.

October PTO Meeting: October 19

The next PTO meeting will also be on Thursday, Oct 19th at 7:00 pm in the library. We hope to see you all there! As always, free babysitting will be provided for all school age children.

Haunted Forest: October 21

Haunted Forest is scheduled to take place on October 21, 2017. However, before you start planning your outfit for that night we need volunteers to ensure the event can happen. This event is a major fundraiser for the PTO and takes lots of generous souls to make it happen. We are counting on you!!! Please visit the online signup sheet to reserve your volunteer spot. First and foremost we need scene commitments. To signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094fa4ae2fa1ff2-2017
Questions? Contact the event coordinator, Brooks Fischer.

Wolcott School to Receive Grants from The Foundation for West Hartford Schools

WH foundation logoWolcott Families – did you know that The Foundation for West Hartford Public Schools provides funding for grants to our public schools?

The Foundation has recently approved several grants for new programs this year at Wolcott School. Thanks to the Wolcott Staff who submitted applications! Please see the attached information about these exciting programs that will be taking place throughout the year.

Wolcott School Grants

To learn more about The Foundation and ways to support, visit http://www.fwhps.org/.

West Hartford Special Education PTO (SEPTO) September & October Events

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Membership Drive
West Hartford SEPTO (Special Education Parent/Teacher Organization) invites you to join our dynamic group, serving the needs of our community. We are a district wide PTO that focuses on special education issues for all the children in our town from Pre-K – High School, at all of our schools. Our website, www.whsepto.org, contains our calendar of events and special education resource links as well as other helpful information. We encourage parents & guardians of students with IEPs and 504 Plans to join WHSEPTO in addition to their local school’s PTO/PTA. To join West Hartford SEPTO please register online at www.whsepto.org/membership.html

Wednesday, September 27 at 7pm
“Meet and Greet” with West Hartford’s Director of Pupil Services, Gretchen Nelson
Connect with other parents of children with IEPs, meet the Director of Pupil Services and hear about her vision for Special Education in West Hartford. If you have questions or concerns you’d like addressed, please send them to info@whsepto.org and we’ll forward them to Dr. Nelson.
NEW LOCATION: King Philip Middle School Media Center, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford

Friday, October 6 from 9:30am to 10:30am
“Coffee & Conversation” at Panera in Bishops Corner
The first Friday of the month, parents of children receiving special education services meet for coffee and a chance to talk & make new friends in a casual setting. We generally meet in the back of the restaurant.

Wednesday, October 25 at 7pm
Becoming Your Child’s Best School Advocate: Tips and Tools for Supporting Your Child with an Educational Disability
Carrie Berman, Special Education Advocate and one of the founding members of the West Hartford Special Education PTO, will share her top strategies to help parents effectively communicate with their child’s school and advocate for an appropriate education. Participants will learn tips on preparing for PPT meetings, how to foster positive relationships with teachers and how to work collaboratively as a team even when they disagree.
NEW LOCATION: King Philip Middle School Media Center, 100 King Philip Drive, West Hartford

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Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/West-Hartford-SEPTO
Follow us on Instagram at @whsepto

School Picture Day: Monday, October 2nd

pic-day.jpgPicture Day is on Monday, October 2nd. Picture order forms should be coming home in your child’s folder this week. If you do not receive one, you can pick up a spare one in the main office. We also have forms in Spanish available in the main office. Please fill out the order form with the package of your choice and send it into school with payment on Picture Day. If, for any reason, you decide that you do not like the photos, you can send your package back in with your child on Picture Retake Day, which is Nov. 16th, and they will retake your child’s photo and replace your original package with the new photo.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Wendy McGrath at wendy429@aol.com or Wendy Gianci at wendyganci@sbcglobal.net.