Top Ten Ways for Wyngate Parents to Kick Off the School Year!

  • Become a member of the PTA (Parent-Teacher Association)
    • As a member, you’ll receive a school directory (print and online access) and
      will be providing vital support to our students, teachers, parents, and community.
    • Member families will be entered in a raffle for their student(s) to be Principal for the Day!
    • Membership is $40 per household and is tax deductible.
    • Wondering how the PTA uses these funds? Visit “About Us” at WyngatePTA.com
    • No one will be denied membership because of financial circumstances. If your situation warrants it, please contact PTA President Caryn Seligman (carynrp@yahoo.com) for individual consideration.
    • To join, log into your AtoZconnect.com account, go to the “store” and select “products,” and then “membership.”
    • Questions? Contact wyngateesdirectory@gmail.com

 

  • Make a Donation to the PTA
    • Dues only cover about half of the PTA’s expenses, including cultural arts programming, instructional materials, classroom supplies and continuing education for our teachers.
    • Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of $50 PER STUDENT.
    • To donate, log into the AtoZconnect.com store and select “products,” and then “donations.”
    • Questions? Contact Caryn Seligman (carynrp@yahoo.com).

 

  • Update Your Profile in the PTA’s School Directory; Deadline is September 20
    • The directory has class rosters, contact information for parents and staff, and more. You’ll want it to easily send birthday party invitations and quickly find the address when you have to pick up your child from an after-school play date.
    • To be included, you MUST verify your contact information every year at AtoZconnect.com
    • For instructions, visit the Directory section of WyngatePTA.com.
    • Questions? Contact wyngateesdirectory@gmail.com

 

  • Join the Wyngate Parents Listserv
    • The PTA’s Google Group gives you timely updates about school/PTA activities and
      offers an easy way to connect with other families.
    • Subscribe by emailing WyngateParents@gmail.com or visiting the Listserv section of Wyngatepta.com.
    • Questions? Contact Lauren Lamoureux (L_Lamoureux@acs.org) or Maria Turner (mturner@hilltopconsultants.com)                      

 

  • Help Wyngate Earn Easy Money
    • Sign up for the free AmazonSmile program and designate the Wyngate PTA or Wyngate Foundation to earn 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products.
    • Connect your Harris Teeter loyalty card to the school.
    • Collect Box Tops for Education and drop them in the bin in the school lobby. And new this year, you can download their easy-to-use app & avoid clipping! Visit boxtops4education.com.
    • Learn more at the Loyalty Cards section of WyngatePTA.com
    • Questions? Contact Susannah Nelson (svandre@gmail.com).

 

  • Volunteer with the PTA
    • Without parent involvement, the PTA can’t provide the resources and events that make Wyngate so wonderful.
    • There are lots of options: daytime or evening; one-time or ongoing; leaders or helpers.
    • Let us know how you can be involved by filling out the survey in the About Us/Volunteer Committees section of WyngatePTA.com
    • Questions? Contact Caryn Seligman (carynrp@yahoo.com).

 

  • Download the School Calendar
    • Your PTA has created a handy Google calendar with all the key dates for MCPS, Wyngate, and PTA events. Visit the Calendar section of WyngatePTA.com for instructions on how to sync with your personal Google calendar.
    • Attached, you’ll find a calendar of the PTA’s events for the year.

 

  • Plan to Attend the Next PTA Meeting—October 3 at 7 pm in the Media Center
    • Join us to hear about the new math curriculum, get updates from the principal and PTA leaders, and have an opportunity to connect with fellow Wygnate parents.
    • The PTA provides complimentary babysitting for school-aged children.
    • Parents new to Wyngate are invited to a special reception that day at 8:00 am or 6:30 pm.

 

  • Learn About After School-Activities at Wyngate
    • WyngatePTA.com lists after-school activities held at Wyngate.
    • Note that neither the school nor the PTA sponsors is responsible for coordinating these activities. Please contact the activity provider directly with any questions or concerns.

 

  • Show your Wildcat Pride!
    • Order Wyngate-branded clothing online at itemorder.com
    • SpiritGear (car magnets, pencils, blankets) are available for purchase at many PTA events.
    • Questions? Contact Robin McNeill (RLO922@yahoo.com).

 

And one bonus item….

  • Label Everything! (clothing, lunchboxes, water bottles, books, etc.)
    • Lost items with name labels are reunited with their owners by PTA volunteers. Unlabeled items go to the lost and found rack (outside the cafeteria) and if not claimed, are donated to charity. If you order labels from com and enter the code WYNGATEFOUND! at checkout, 25% of the cost of your order will be donated to the PTA.

 

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