Special PTA Update – March 20, 2020

SPECIAL PTA UPDATE

Wyngate Elementary Community:

Yes, this is yet another COVID-related email hitting your inbox. There’s helpful and important information here from your PTA, so we hope that you’ll take a few minutes to read it.

  • AUCTION AND OTHER PTA EVENTS  
    • The March 27 auction, which is our biggest fundraiser of the year, has been rescheduled for Friday, May 15. We’ll decide whether or not to hold the event based on guidance given by government health officials at that time. Stay tuned for details. In the meantime, please direct any event-related questions to auction co-chairs Jen Boland (jennifer.boland1@gmail.com) and Ashley Schneider (absilver@comcast.net).
       
    • You won’t be surprised to learn that all PTA events scheduled for March (Multicultural Night, Dining Out at California Tortilla) have been postponed. We’ll play it by ear for the April events (WE Cares Cardmaking, PTA Meeting, Wyngate’s Got Talent and Kendra Scott Fundraiser) but anticipate that they may need to be postponed as well.
       
  • RESOURCES  
  • KEEPING IN TOUCH VIA THE PTA LISTSERV & SOCIAL MEDIA  
    • We encourage you to use the PTA’s listserv to keep in touch with the community. This is a terrific place to post articles or resources on managing during the quarantine. You can change your settings so that you receive individual messages or a daily summary. 
       
    • Note that there are separate groups for the Wyngate neighborhoodMaplewood-Alta Vista neighborhood and the Wyngate PTA. The subject line of messages from the PTA’s Google Group begin with “[WyngatePTA].” If you’re not part of this moderated group and would like to join, learn more HERE. Questions? Contact Lauren Lamoreux (L_Lamoureux@acs.org) or Maria Turner (mturner@hilltopconsultants.com).
       
    • Connect with the PTA on Facebook and Instagram and follow Mr. Wiebe on Twitter.
       
  • SUPPORT WYNGATE VIA AMAZON SMILE & BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION  
    • As you shop online, please use the Amazon Smile program so that 0.5% of your purchases are donated back to the school. To enroll in the program, simply to go smile.amazon.com, search and select Wyngate Elementary PTA or Wyngate Elementary School Foundation, Inc. (Bethesda) as your charity. When you shop, always enter the site through smile.amazon.com and NOT the regular Amazon page or app.
       
    • Participate in the Boxtops for Education program. Instead of clipping Boxtops from packages, just download the app and scan your grocery store receipt within 14 days. This is a great project for the kids! Each participating item earns us $0.10, which adds up quickly.
       
  • SUPPORT RESTAURANTS THAT SUPPORT WYNGATE  
  • NATIONAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (NCCF)  
    • The NCCF is our neighbor on Greentree Road and beneficiary of some community service PTA programs. Though many folks may be doing some early spring cleaning, they ask that the gently used goods that you might otherwise drop off not be left outside their facility. They would be grateful, however, for donations of non-perishable food, wipes, soap or hand sanitizer.
       
  • GRATITUDE  
    • Finally, we send special thanks to members of our community who are on the front lines of responding to COVID-19 and keeping vital services running. We are deeply appreciative.

We look forward to seeing everyone (hopefully) soon! 

–Your Wyngate PTA Board

Michael Baratz, mbaratz@steptoe.com
Kristen Cantor, kristencantor@gmail.com
Eve de Francisco, eva.defrancisco.moreno@gmail.com
Rachel Fisher, rachelafisher@gmail.com
Yvonne Klinger, yvonne.klinger@gmail.com
Kevin McMurphy, kevin.mcmurphy@gmail.com
Caryn Seligman, carynrp@yahoo.com
Jacey Spratt, jaceypittleman@hotmail.com
Joanna Tice, ticejb@yahoo.com
Abby Weiner, abbykesslerweiner@gmail.com

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