Tuesday, April 24, 2018

SPRING SOCIAL This Saturday!!! Letter from the Co-Presidents of the PTA


Hello Waite Park Supporters,


As the current co-presidents of the Waite Park PTA, we want to invite you all to participate in our annual fundraiser – the Waite Park Spring Social! This is an opportunity for adult supporters of Waite Park Community School to bid on a variety of silent and live auction items donated by the many businesses, organizations, and individuals that support us with their generous contributions and time.


Here is what you can expect at this event for the ticket price. Food will be provided by The Draft Horse with desserts by Sarah Jane’s Bakery. Drinks will be offered from Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery, Indeed Brewing Company, and Barley John's. There will be non-alcoholic options, too. Dress up or dress down – it’s your opportunity to get out for an evening!


You will be able to visit with other supporters of our school community and participate in fun fundraising activities.  There is a little something for everyone, including a fantastic Silent and Live Auction! Be prepared to bid high on these great experiences and items!  If bidding leaves you overwhelmed, take a chance and buy a Mystery Bag containing a surprise prize from one of our many donors or play the Craft Beer/Soda/Spirits Pull or Wine Toss – Everyone wins!


The money raised goes directly to the Waite Park PTA and allows us to:

·         Support classroom fieldtrips and special classroom academic projects

·         Support school-wide programs, such as Safety Patrol and assemblies

·         Lower barriers to parental involvement by making transportation available and providing translation services

·         Bring the community together through PTA supported activities like Family Dinner Night, Craftstravaganza, Book Bonanza & Family Dance, Spring Social and Carnival

We want everyone to be informed and prepared for the event. So here are some key event logistics!


Waite Park PTA Spring Social on Saturday, April 28, from 6 – 11 p.m.

·         Where: Food Building | 1401 Marshall St. NE | Minneapolis | 55413

·         Parking: limited street parking + Free parking donated by GRACO in their lot on Broadway & Marshall

·         Tickets: $25 at the door

·         Payment options: Wine Toss and Craft Beer/Soda/Spirit Pull are cash only. For ticket sales, Mystery Bags, Silent and Live Auction items, we accept cash, check or credit card.

·         Childcare available by pre-arranging with the Waite Park Recreation Center staff


Thank you for your generous support! We look forward to seeing you at this important and fun event for our school community! 


Megan Sparks and Jamie Jackson


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spirit Week and Food Drive at Waite Park! March 26-March 29

Waite Park has spirit! How about you?

It's time to show our Waite Park pride! Participating in our themed spirit week days is a great way to show off our fun community.

The FOOD DRIVE during spirit week is just another way to show how much Waite Park cares about its community.

To participate in spirit week students must bring one canned or non-perishable food item for local food shelves on the first day of participation.

Monday 3/26- Regular clothing

Tuesday 3/27- DRESS UP DAY
Wear your fancy or favorite outfits!

Wednesday 3/28-SPIRIT DAY
Time to put on your Waite Park shirts or wear your Waite Park colors! Let us see you proud in your NAVY BLUE and WHITE.

Thursday 3/29-PAJAMA DAY
Wear your school and weather appropriate pajamas! Pajamas must be full length. No slippers.

Friday 3/30- Wear whatever you'd like at home. SCHOOL IS CLOSED!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Spring Social 2018 Approaches!

A night of fabulous night of food, drinks and fun!

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Spring Social, the biggest fundraiser of the year benefiting the Waite Park students. Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at the Food Building, 1401 Marshall Street NE, from 6 to 11 p.m.

There will be live and silent auctions featuring some amazing items including one of a kind baskets made by our very own Waite Park students!

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20/each at the school office or PTA Meetings. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event for $25/each or online with Paypal here at waiteparkpta.blogspot.com. Just click BUY NOW on the top right icon.

This is a 21+ event. 
Child care is available through the Waite Park park site during the social. For more information, please call the Park at (612) 370-4959. 

                                          Graphic Credit: Pete Sandvik / Perfect Circle Creative.

Spring Social FAQ

You've got questions. We've got answers.

What is this event?
The Social is a major annual fundraising event hosted by the Waite Park Community School Parent Teacher Association. The Social has been a tradition since 2007, and we invite anyone who supports the children at Waite Park Community School. This year we’re bringing the event back to Northeast!

When and where is the Social? Where do I park?
The 2018 event will be held Saturday, April 28 from 6-11 pm. This year we’re excited to host the event at the Food Building at 1401 Marshall St NE.
Graco has generously provided a free parking lot at the corner of Marshall and 11th Ave NE.

What events are planned? What will be in the silent auction?
You’ll be enjoying a fabulous dinner, carnival games, and a live and silent auction while you socialize with friends and neighbors. The Silent Auction items will be donated by local businesses and neighbors, and each classroom at Waite has put together a themed basket of their own.

Remember to bring cash to cover game entries, tips and the wine pull. 
What’s to eat and drink?
We’ll have lots of delicious food from Draft Horse and other Northeast restaurants, and adult beverages from local businesses.

How much does it cost and where do I get tickets?
Tickets are $25/person at the door, $20 in advance at the school office, or securely online with Paypal at waiteparkpta.blogspot.com.

Will I know anyone there?
Chances are, yes. This event is open to anyone who wants to support Waite Park School so you’ll be joining parents of current students and alumni, staff from Waite Park and other Northeast schools, and your Northeast neighbors and community leaders. It’s also a great opportunity to welcome new and prospective parents to the Waite Park community. We’re planning on about 200-250 guests.

What should I wear?
Dress is casual to semi-formal. You will have no kids in tow, so seize the opportunity to go out in something other than a t-shirt and sweatpants…

What will I do with the kids?
The Social is strictly an adult event (21+), but the kids can have fun too: registration is available now for childcare at Waite Park during the Social (Park Activity 80972); click here or check in with the park office for details (612-340-4770) . Cost is $15 for the first child, $12 for each additional per family (must be potty trained). Otherwise, for such an inexpensive night out, it’s worth hiring a babysitter.

Where does the money go?
All proceeds benefit the Waite Park Parent Teacher Association to support students, teachers, and staff. The PTA funds buses for field trips, classroom project grants, community events like the summer carnival, dances, book sales, and Family Dinner Night, and much more.

Thank you for supporting Waite Park Community School!