Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! The PTO has already been planning, in conjunction with Principal Mark Ito, for the upcoming school year. Unlike the elementary schools WMS does not have any large fundraising events. What we have instead is an annual appeal to support the WMS in the form of PTO dues, with a goal of 100% participation on the part of WMS families.
To donate online, please click on the image above. Or a check payable to WMS PTO and left in the WMS front office.
These dues will be used to augment the excellent education program, provide a welcoming environment for all, and support teachers and staff as they challenge and engage our students. In addition to our traditional expenses, we have worked with Principal Mark Ito to identify these areas of need:
Creative Arts & Sciences The PTO funds an extensive program of speakers, performances and workshops across all grades and core subjects at WMS.
Teacher, Staff & Guidance Support The PTO purchases a common read each year for all staff. We also fund a teacher grant program administered by Principal Ito, to supply smaller teacher requests.
WMS Community PTO funds are crucial for teacher hospitality and community projects. Funds also support community building events among students (Mini Marathon, Turkey Promenade), culminating in year-end celebrations for each grade.
Every child benefits from these programs and as a community we share in the obligation and the rewards of our children’s education. Our goal is to fund programs that impact the greatest number of students possible while supporting teachers and staff in their continued teaching and mentoring of the community. Please support our students and our faculty today with your PTO dues.
Thank you for helping to make a difference for our school. We can’t do this without you! You can make your donation online (link at the top of this page), or via check payable to "WMS PTO" and left in the WMS front office. Chris Norcross & Lisa Collins WMS PTO Co-Presidents
Suggested donation per child but we appreciate whatever amount your family can donate