Order your Field Day T-Shirt Now!! Deadline: Sunday April 22nd, 2018

Field Day 2018 – A Day at the Zoo!

Order your 2018 Field Day T-shirt now at the link below!  Orders will be taken online only and are due by April 22!  Shirts are $7 each. You can order the shirt in either green or pink!

Order Now!

 

CHEETAHFEST AUCTION: LIVE NOW!!!

Our Silent Auction is live for browsing, bidding (some items only) and pre-bidding!

We have made some changes this year to help make Cheetahfest Silent Auction checkout more efficient, and to allow more people to bid on the teacher auction experiences and fifth and grade and kindergarten classroom art projects. This year, those items will be ONLINE ONLY. You will not be able to bid on classroom teacher experiences & art projects at Cheetahfest. You will need to bid at the online auction site (linked to from our PTO page) to bid on these items.   The auction for those items will end online on Thursday April 5 at 1 p.m.

For all other items, such as gift cards and our amazing auction baskets, you may PRE-BID online until April 5 at 1:00 p.m. and then the bidding will end live at the Silent Auction at Cheetahfest on Friday April 6.

If you want to make sure you win an auction item, many items will have a “Buy it Now” option that guarantees you get the item right away!

More baskets & items are being added every day as soon as we receive them, so keep checking the website!

Successory Week – March 19 – 23

The third Successory Week of the 2017-18 school year will begin Monday, March 19 and run through Friday, March 23.

Take a moment to thank a WCS employee! Williamson County School’s Successory program resumes March 19, giving students a chance to say thank you to the school employees who are helping them become a success. Participating is easy! Just print off a Succesory form online, fill it out with the name of a school employee (teacher, bus driver, cafeteria worker, etc.) who’s making a difference in your life and drop it off in the box marked Successory forms in the front office the week of March 19-23. At the end of the week, a name will be drawn and one lucky employee will receive a special prize.

Here is the link where students can go to print off a Successory form: http://www.wcs.edu/wp-content/pdf/Successory_Nomination.pdf

WCSlink Meeting: Overexcitabilities in Gifted Students

On Wednesday, March 21 from 6-7:30pm the WCSlink Parents of Gifted will host Dr. Kristy Mall at the Williamson County Public Library in Franklin.

The topic will be Overexcitabilities in Gifted Students.

A little about Kristy:

* Fourth grade teacher at Discovery School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Discovery School is a multiple award winning school for gifted and high achieving students and is part of the Murfreesboro City School System.

* Presents around the country about education, gifted, twice-exceptional, curriculum, social and emotional needs, robotics, and other pertinent issues in education.

* On the board for the Tennessee Association for the Gifted and the Parent Advisory Board for the National Association for Gifted Children.

* Extensive training in gifted education and earned that employment standard in 2001, also extensive training in autism and in twice exceptional children.

* 2017 Distinguished Teacher, 2014-2015 Tennessee Gifted Ed Teacher of the Year, and a 2014 Ruthies Finalist for Favorite Teacher of Rutherford County!

* SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted – an international support group for parents of gifted and gifted students) liaison for the state of Tennessee and serves on several committees for the National Association for Gifted Children.

* Former Tennessee Teacher of the Year finalist, Tennessee Outstanding Young Educator, and Tennessee Association for the Gifted Horizon Award Winner.

* Consultant for Scholastic Inc., works with Vanderbilt University’s SAVY program teaching gifted children, and presents at conferences at the National, State, and local levels.

*Loves to travel and and has been to 4 continents so far, was even born in Africa!  Has taken students to Turkey for Space Camp, taught classes and traveled with students in China, and has had all sorts of wonderful adventures in life.

Looking forward to seeing many of you soon,

Alli Finney

WCSlink Gifted, Co-Chair

Tennessee Association for the Gifted, Parent Liaison

Alli.finney@tag-tenn.org

Please help contribute to your class Cheetahfest Basket!!

Our amazing room parents are working hard trying to put together the Cheetahfest Silent Auction Baskets for each class!  If you can contribute to your child’s class basket, it would be greatly appreciated.

You should have already heard from your class room parent about the theme of your basket, and you may contribute by purchasing an item, or by donating money (any amount is appreciated) to your room parent to buy the items for you.  Many room parents have put together Amazon wish lists that make it super easy to contribute and even ship the item straight to your room parent!  Easy peasy!!

We are also collecting items such as gift cards to local establishments. If you know of a business that would like to contribute a gift card or silent auction basket or item, please let us know! We would really appreciate it. (Don’t worry if your item doesn’t fit your class theme…we will figure out the best place for it!)

Below is a list of the theme for each class.  We are including some of the class wish lists below so you have a handy place to find how you can contribute. These wish lists are also a great way for grandparents to contribute if you’d like to share the lists with them!

Teacher / Room Parent / Basket Theme

Kindergarden
Martin * Keri Hillis/Jen Lingley Abracadabra
Fox Scaffidi/Shoemaker Baking Fun
Kavin Kat Kimball/April Somma Date Night
Kitchen Mandy Holt Daily Java
Matthews Brooke Proctor Family Fun Night
Stallings Tiffany Woodward Let’s Grill

1st grade
Quarentello* Kate Nichols Game Night
Blum Stephanie Duhon/Elesha Crafton Pampered Pooch
Ledbetter Jessica Rowbottom American Girl
McCormick Raegan Bryant Gym Time
Heep Jene Lely/Molly Britton Everything is Awesome Lego
Meekins Alaina Lomas Nerf Fun

2nd grade
Raleigh* Lori Simmons Let’s Get Crafty
Woosley Rachel Griffin/Abigail Harnden Tailgate
Swanson Tiffany Geralds/Erin Gribben Ice Cream Social
Galbreath Shallon Gray/Caroline Lakins May the Force Be With You
Schoeberl Natalie Showalter Slumber Party

3rd grade
Hood* Jumana Snan, Jen DeWitt Honey Do List
Prieto Tina Martini Summertime Fun
Cowan Cassie Cornwall Happy Camping
Saylors Bonnie Anderson/Emily Denson Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Bowers Raegan Bryant Spring is In Bloom

4th grade
Carey* Shannon Sellers/Amber Duke Harry Potter
Elzie Camille Smith Wonderful World of Disney
Brandon Jamie Wright/Angela Weaver Puzzlemania
Hickman Natalie Showalter Little Artist
Riddle Crystal Rockholt/Sara Summers Movie Night

5th grade
Patterson* Jene Lely Fun With Science
Hood T. Emily Kalisz Iron Chef
Turner Emily Husbands Wine and Dine
Chunn Maura Bauer/Julie McGirk Spa Day
Visser Emily Troutman Tea Party

 

Order Cheetahfest T-Shirts by March 8!!! Preorder Only!

We are very excited to be offering a Cheetahfest T-shirt this year!  The shirt highlights our “Under the Big Top!” circus theme and features our sponsors on the back.

The shirt is Heather Royal Blue and will be $8.  ($2 extra for sizes 2XL to 4XL.)  PLEASE ORDER YOUR SHIRT BEFORE MARCH 8!! NO ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER MARCH 8.

Orders will be accepted online only – no paper orders please.  Order online now at our virtual school store! 

http://chapmansretreatpto.3dcartstores.com/Cheetahfest-2018-T-Shirt-_p_53.html

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Volunteers needed for Book Fair!

The book fair is almost here.  Please sign up to help.  There is more information in the newsletter that went home 2/23/18 about the book fair. Also, for those that don’t know, each teacher also makes a wish list and puts books in a basket.  If you’d like to send an extra $5-10 with your child, they can personalize the inside cover with who the book is from.  The teachers love this extra special “gift” mid year.

If you can volunteer, please sign up at the link below!  Spots are available from 03/08-03/16.

Book Fair Volunteers