Thursday, October 1, 2015

Who is Chester?

Those of you at the Ice Cream Social tonight may have run into Chester, our new friend at Waite Park.  If you didn't get to enjoy ice cream and flu-fighting tonight, don't you worry -- there's still a chance to meet Chester!  He'll be hanging out at school the next couple weeks.

A few facts about Chester: His favorite color is puce.  His past-times include people watching, coin collecting, and standing really, really still.  He's so old, he's practically an antique (don't tell him I said that). 


Ice Cream Social 2015

What's the PTA up to next?


Kindness chalk!  Click that link to learn more.  The short of it:  On Friday, Oct 9th, everyone is invited to chalk up the sidewalks outside Waite Park in the name of friendship and understanding.  It's an awesome anti-bullying campaign, and we hope you'll ask us more about it and/or join the fun. 

October 10 -14th is the Scholastic Book Fair.

And last, but not least, for the month of October:

Fall Coin Drive!  Each year, the PTA raises money that we then use to enrich our children’s educational experiences (think field trips; classroom activities; and awesome community get-togethers like the Ice Cream Social pictured in this blog post).

This fall our goal is to collect $5,000 through a Coin Drive to support Waite Park Community School.  Our hope is for $3,000 in coins and $2,000 in classroom sponsors.  In fact, we are seeking classroom sponsors to match the money raised in each class, so if you have a connection to a local business (or if you or a grandparent of a Waite Park student might be interested), please contact Jill Pearson-Wood at 612-250-3401 or

Classrooms will collect coins from Octboer 5-23.  Students can bring in any denomination of coins (or even bills).  The classroom that collects the most money will receive a prize!  There are rumors that prize might include a pizza party, milk and cookie breaks, and maybe even...EXTRA RECESS.

These kids clearly don't have enough fun already.

And as always, thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU for your support.  Whether you've had multiple kids make their way through our school, or you're a brand new parent of a High-5er or Kindergartner, we are excited to get to know you and hope you'll join us in our activities.

You may even get to meet Chester.


1 comment:

  1. That’s so lovely article! The kiddos are looking so cute in the picture below. My Phoenix preschool students also have great time doing such activities in the class. Currently I am planning to organize minion activities for them. If you have any ideas then please share!!