Heads up!

Please be on the lookout for some important information coming home with your child this week.

First, you should be receiving a flyer about our Annual Near and Dear Dance. This event will be held on Friday, November 12th from 6pm-8pm. Our theme this year is “Glitter and Gold” and it is sure to be a very fun event for our students and their Near and Dear guest!

Second, is about a very exciting event on November 22nd. We will be having a local author/illustrator visiting the school and doing presentations for each grade level. An order form went home allowing families to pre-order books through Firefly Bookstore at a discounted rate of $5 for a paperback and $10 for a hardcover. There are 4 different books to choose from (not all are available in paperback) and all books will be signed by the author. Don’t forget to add your child’s name if you would like it personalized!

For more information or copies of these flyers please visit the Events Tab on the website and click on the event you are interested in learning more about!

October/November PTA Happenings

The Willow Creek PTA has so many exciting things planned for October and November. You can find more information about any of these items by looking under the tabs at the top of the page.

Dine and Donate:

October 20th – 11am-9pm – Fiore’s Italian Restaurant

November 17th – 5pm-8pm – Cristina’s

Fundraisers:

October 18th-28th – Tara’s Treats and Goodies

November – Mixed Bags (more information to come)

Events:

October 22nd – 9:30am-1pm (in school event) – Walkathon

October 28th – 6pm-8pm (food starts at 5pm) (after school event) – Trunk or Treat

November 12th – 6pm-8pm – Near and Dear Dance

November 15th-19th – National Education Week

PTA Meetings:

November 9th – 6pm – Willow Creek Library or join us through zoom

October Dine and Donate

Fiore’s Italian Restaurant

Please join us next week on Wednesday, October 20th for our 2nd Dine and Donate of the school year. It will be held at Fiore’s Italian Restaurant in Fleetwood. The event runs all day 11am-9pm. Show the flyer below and we will get 15% of the purchases price donated back to WCE PTA.

This is TAKE OUT ONLY – there is no inside dining

NO other coupons or discounts will be accepted

**To keep up to date on our monthly Dine and Donate events please visit the Dine and Donate tab at the top of the page to access the list of events as it is updated!

Fall Scholastic Book Fair

It’s time for the Fall Scholastic Book Fair

Book Fair will run from October 4th – 8th

All classes will come down to the book fair with their teachers and pick a free book as a gift from the PTA. They can also then shop with any money that is sent in from home. In addition to books there are also posters, small items such as pencils, erasers, and toys. We also do a lollipop pick – $0.50 per lollipop gives the kids a chance to win a prize and they also get to keep the lollipop. The money collected from the lollipop pull goes towards birthday books for all students at WCE.

Shopping during school day hours is for STUDENTS ONLY but we do have extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday until 4:30pm for parents or grandparents to stop in and shop.

Fall 2021 Spirit Wear!!

The Willow Creek PTA is happy to announce:

The 2021 Online Fall Spirit Wear Sale!

The sale is now live and will run through October 11th.

Please visit https://www.geistsptgoods.com/store/Willow-Creek-Elem-c119116751 to see the wide variety of styles being offered this year and to place an online order.

This is a great time to stock up on gifts for family members and also grab a few pieces to use on our Tiger Pride Spirit Days!

When placing an order, please remember to fill in your child’s name and teacher in the last box.

All orders will be delivered to the school and distributed to students.

Please direct questions to Mackenzie Weaver at MackenzieWeaver@yahoo.com

Yearbook

Attention Parents:

The school year has just begun but it’s never too early to start thinking about yearbook! Below you will find a flyer with all the information you need to go about ordering a yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year. You can save 10% if you order by September 30th!!!!!!

Hurry time is running out!

Don’t forget you have the option to add 2 FREE personalized pages to your child’s yearbook. You can add pictures from events at school, home, vacation, anything that will make it more memorable for you and your child! (Please note all pictures are subject to approval and must be appropriate for school or will not be printed) You can also add additional pages for a small fee.

***4th grade parents – The PTA is purchasing every 4th grade student a SOFT cover yearbook this year so you DO NOT HAVE TO ORDER but if you want the personalized pages you MUST STILL REGISTER. If you would like a hardcover instead please contact Amy Lawlor at amyelawlor@gmail.com for directions. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to Amy.

If you attend events, activities, parties or field trips this year and would like to help with taking pictures for the yearbook or would like to help with designing the layouts for the yearbook please reach out to Amy Lawlor so she can get you set up to help!  

As always, thank you for your continued support of the WCE PTA!

Joining PTA and Volunteering

All students will be receiving a PTA membership form and a volunteer form in the next few days. Please consider joining the PTA for $5 and joining us for our monthly meetings held in the WCE library. You do not have to join to attend meetings and you do not need to attend meetings because you join. Our meetings are just a great place to meet other parents and learn about the events the PTA is planning for the students and staff at WCE. It is also a great time to get involved in the activities.

The volunteer form can be completed and sent back to school or filled out online at the link below

https://forms.gle/HFgQjgzPQwzzzRF17

We rely on the help of parents to make all our activities and events successful. Please consider joining us and volunteering.

Membership Form
Volunteer Form

September Fundraiser

Save Around Books – formerly Kids Stuff (new look – even better savings!)

Your child should be bringing home a Save Around book from school (if they haven’t already). This book contains coupons and discounts for many places around Berks County that are good until December 2022. These books cost $25, and you can order additional copies for friends and family! They make great gifts for the holidays or a thank you to a neighbor, babysitter, friend. You can even order them for different locations if you have family or friends outside of Berks County!

Books or orders are due by September 27th

If you do not wish to purchase, simply send the book back to school with your student and have them hand it to the teacher. If you would like to purchase, you can send $25 cash in an envelope marked Attn: PTA or go online and pay for the book through the website. You can also order additional books through the website or by sending the order form into school.

Due to a shortage of books this year we sent home 1 book per family. If you have multiple kids attending WCE you will only get a book with the oldest sibling.

Any questions can be directed to Amy Koch at Daisybasket81@msn.com

Thank you for your continued support of the WCE PTA!