Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Classroom baskets deadline is nearing!

If you have items, please get them in by Friday. Contact you class rep if you need help getting these items to the school.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Gala Updates!

The date is coming. It is going to be an amazing night. Enjoy food from MAYA Cuisine,  ,Hazel's, Marino's, Durango Bakery and Sarah Jane's bakery.  We will also have caricatures by the amazing Corbett Vanoni. Silent auctions are fabulous this year. We will have the cabin up for grabs, the wine/beer raffle, handmade knitted goods, glassware, bags/purses, dresses/baby clothes, hats,  infinity scarves and much much more. As if that was not enough, this is all with dinner and drinks! Where can you go for a night like this for $15 (in advance, $20 at the door), nowhere! So come on out and join us.

 Tickets can be purchased at: http://waiteparkpta.blogspot.com/in, in  the main office or at the door.

Volunteers/items needed needed for the night of the Gala: You can still enjoy the festivities and not sacrifice having a good time!

1.        Ticket sales at the door

2.       Raffle ticket sales

3.       Silent auction sales and packaging

4.       Desserts or main dishes

5.        Craft beer and wine for the raffle
It is that time of year again…the Waite Park Gala and Silent Wine Beer picture HERE Auction! This year
welcomes the return of the WINE AND BEER Raffle. Last year we gathered and raffled ROBUST assortments of either beer or wine that FIVE lucky people won the night of the Gala. This raffle brought in over $1000 for our kids last year!!! We need your help to make it successful again this year. We a...re asking you - Waite Park families, friends, and supporters - to donate a bottle, 6-pack, etc. to the cause. Please consider making a donation…and “sharing” on Facebook so that others might contribute as well.
All donations can be dropped off right here in Northeast - 2nd
Jennifer Sweeney, has offered her home as the drop-off location:

Jennifer Sweeney
3006 Lincoln Street NE

Thanks in advance for your help in this fun and fermented fundraising effort!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Upcoming MPS Workshops-school budgets and education civil rights

Just exactly HOW does the school budget get created?  Did you ever wonder what exactly goes into this process?  Perhaps you have some feelings about it.  You should join us for the next  Area A Family and Community Meeting is on Monday, April 7 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Northeast Middle School, as the topic is the MPS Budget.   Check out this link on MPS Budget Basics:

Need more information or have questions?  Contact Amanda Muenzner, Waite Park Family Liaison at 612/743-4810

How much do you know about Educational Civil Rights?  How about the Rights of Undocumented Parents & Students?  Please join us for the District's PREP K-12 Parent Advocacy Workshop to be held on Saturday, April 12 at Green Central School.  Follow the link for more information:  http://osfce.mpls.k12.mn.us/april_12_2014_-_education_as_a_civil_right_and_rights_of_undocumented_parents_students

Need more information or have questions?  Contact Amanda Muenzner, Waite Park Family Liaison at 612/743-4810

Waite Park Community School Spring Gala & Silent Auction - April 12, 7-11 pm

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Our next meeting...3/12/14

PTA Meeting 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:00 PM

We've got a huge Spring Gala & Silent Auction coming up in ONE MONTH!  So we've got some serious planning to do. The committees required to pull this off are
  • Food Committee - Chair, Betsy Johnson
  • Silent Auction Committee - Chair, Jill Person-Wood
  • Decorations Committee - Chair, Jill Nelson
  • Communications Committee - Chair, Samantha Pree-Stinson
  • Classroom Baskets - Coordinator, Amanda Muenzner
If you'd like to help (and we need all of the help we can get!), please come to the meeting and/or contact Jenn Bennington at jbennington@gmail.com.

We will also be calling for the nomination of people for PTA Board positions for the 2014-15 school year at this meeting. Nominations are to be submitted by/at our April PTA meeting, and voted into office at the last meeting of the year in early June.

As always, Spanish translation and childcare for ages 3+ provided.