The last several days have been very exciting at WES because of the Boosterthon program! The kids have been participating in character building activities and learning about the importance of community each day. The Boosterthon fundraiser will be winding down this week, with our Fun Run happening this Thursday. The Boosterthon is the PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year, and it’s success is incredibly important for our goals to support the school next year. We really need your help to make it a success! As you may have seen from the funrun.com website or heard from the children, one of our goals is to work toward playground improvements. Specifically, we would like to replace the current K-2 playground which has been enjoyed very much for many years. It looks extremely worn down and outdated, and I’m attaching a picture of it so you will better understand why we are working so hard to replace it. If you are ever on campus, please check it out in person. A replacement playground will cost approximately $50,000 dollars, so each dollar we earn through the Boosterthon will bring us closer to attaining that goal.
Our fundraisers help support the school in other ways too. This year the PTA was able to offer $250 grants to each teacher for curriculum support in their classrooms. We helped pay for the Accelerated Reader (AR) program, provided agendas for grades 3-5, exposed kids to cultural diversity through the Cultural Arts program, purchased a new section of the K-2 playground (this will be installed soon), a new soccer goal for the 3-5 field, a replacement net for the existing goal, 2 new soccer goals for the K-2 field, and 6 new heavy duty trash cans for both fields. We sponsored teacher training events, the Reflections Arts programs, and sponsored the Scholastic Book Fair which earned new books for our library, as well as so much more. Your generous support of the Boosterthon will help us with similar goals next year. We need your help to make a big impact for the children!
We are the PTA— a community of parents and teachers. We can accomplish great things together for the students of our wonderful school! Thank you again for helping us fundraise for Weatherstone Elementary School!
Erika Haidar, PTA President
P.S. You can find Boosterthon volunteer opportunities here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4dabad283-boosterthon