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Still Taking PTA Board Chair Nominations 
Yearbook Sale - Mon, 5/20/19 & Tues, 5/21/19
Storybook Day/Literacy Night- Tues, 5/21/19
Dollar Shirt Day - Wed, 5/22/19
Pre-K Promotion Ceremony - Fri, 5/24/19
After School Spirit Gear Sale - Fri, 5/24/19
NO SCHOOL - Mon, 5/27/19
PTA Meeting - New Board Installed - Tues, 5/28/19
Upcoming Events
Stay in the know! Keep up with upcoming events at Waverly Park. Find them listed on the left side of the homepage (on mobile device, click on menu icon to access), on the school calendar, in the latest newsletter, or on Facebook.

This Week At A Glance

New & Easy Ways to Support Waverly Park PTA! 
If only it were possible to support your PTA just by purchasing products for your family you were already going to buy...oh wait, there IS! Your Waverly Park PTA is now on Amazon Smile, Coca-Cola Give, AND Kroger Community Rewards.

These are easy, no fuss ways for the PTA to have an additional revenue stream to support our advocacy efforts, programs, and support for Waverly Park.  Click on the links below for details. Thank you for your support!


End of Year Cleanout? PTA Can Help!
Time to clean out those desks, classrooms, and closets. Click on the links below for details on how PTA can help you clean up while being environmentally friendly!


Meet Your 2019 -2020 PTA Officers!
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 PTA Officers elected at our April PTA General Meeting! 


Top Row, Left to Right:
Alexander Montalvo - Vice President of Programming
Debbie Beaird - Treasurer
Katie Cromeans - Vice President of Membership
Amber Page - President-elect

Bottom Row, Left to Right:
Chrysse Leach - Vice President of Fundraising
Kristine Williams - President

The Secretary position is STILL OPEN!

Taking Nominations for 2019-2020 PTA Board Positions
Do you enjoy having family events, having an advocate for our students in the community and with the school district, and having support for our teachers and students? 

Do you want to be involved in helping make Waverly Park the best it can be by supporting the adminstration, staff, and students? 

Have some great ideas you'd love to share? Think things could improve and hope to inspire a few changes? 

Well, now's your chance! We are missing many positions this school year and it really makes it difficult to do everything we want to do. Help us to have a FULL board next year! Please get involved!

Our PTA Officers for the 2019-2020 school year have been elected and we are now taking nominations for the remaining (appointed) board positions (committee chairs) and the open Secretary position. These positions will then be appointed by the newly elected officers and presented at the May 28, 2019 PTA General Membership meeting. 

Click here for a basic description of positions, deadlines, and forms (paper and online). If you have any questions, please reach out to the Nomination Committee via email

We can't do it without YOU! Please consider joining our PTA board and help make Waverly Park the best it can be! 

Yearbook Sales
Yearbooks are available online! They will also be sold after school on Mondays and Tuesdays in May. They will also be available for purchase at the Spirit Gear Clearance Sale table on Friday afternoons. The yearbooks will be arriving in late May and will be distributed then. Please email the PTA with any questions. Thank you!


Spirit Shirt Clearance Time!
It's time to make room for next year's inventory. Get your 2018-2019 spirit shirts as well as previous year shirts at clearance prices!   Shirts will be sold on Friday's after school  beginning March 22, 2019 through the end of the school year as well as in our online school store. See the flyer below for details.


Storybook Dress  Up Day and Bedtime Story Hour
Save the date for Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Storybook Dress Up Day will occur during the school day and then you're invited back for Bedtime Story Hour from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the cafeteria. Please see the flyer below for all the details.

   

Dollar Shirt Day
The final Dollar Shirt Day of the year will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 and the theme is "Read My Shirt." Click here for details.

Pre-Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony
Look who's about to be a kindergartner! The Pre-K Promotion Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019. Please see your child's teacher for details.

Final PTA Meeting of the Year
The last PTA General Membership Meeting of the 2018-2019 school year will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the library! This is the day after the holiday, so mark your calendars so you don't miss it!

The new PTA board for the 2019-2020 school year will be installed - we'll be thanking those that have served this year and welcoming those that will be serving next year. We invite you to come get to the know these fellow parents who are volunteering their time and energy for the good of the school. Ask questions and learn what we're about!

Pizza will be available for sale while supplies last and we'll also have some awesome spirit shirt giveaways!

Summer Reading Events
Click here to learn about summer reading events that will keep us moving towards FWISD's 100x25 reading goal to have 100% of 3rd graders reading at grade level by 2025.

Playground Update
EXCITING UPDATE! As of Thursday, March 28, 2019, FWISD has approved our request to install the new playground equipment and provide the border and fall zone material!! This means all of the money raised can go to purchasing playground equipment! The playground vendor revisited Waverly Park on Friday, April 5, 2019 to take updated measurements and has provided two design plans which the PTA has submitted to FWISD. As of May 10, 2019, the playground location has been approved and we're just waiting on revised playground design plans.
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With your help, WE DID IT! The Waverly Park PTA was able to raise $25,687.52 towards a new playground over the past 2 years. As has been discussed during recent PTA General meetings, we are anxious to get the playground installed but are currently delayed due to coordinating with FWISD. 

There are two reasons for the delay:

1) We are working to maximize our funds for the playground (which are off-budget and not allowed to be touched for other PTA activities). There are two major areas where we can increase the amount of  playground equipment we're able to purchase if FWISD is able to help us out. One is the wood frames that go around the playground and the material that the students will run/walk on. The second is the installation. We've been diligently trying to contact the appropriate FWISD staff to resolve this issue but they are busy with bond implementation projects. If we are unable to get their assistance, we will move forward by paying for all items (although this, unfortunately, will result in less playground equipment).  

2) We recently learned that we have to have FWISD approval as to the location of the new playground. We have been in continued contact with the appropiate FWISD staff and Mr. Baeta is also working with us to help get this process moving forward. It is our hope that while they are approving the playground location, they can give us an answer as to whether or not they'll assist with purchase/installation.

It was our sincere hope that the playground would have been installed by now and we apologize for the delays. However, they are out of our control and we are doing our best to get the best possible outcome for our students. We truly appreciate your patience.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email our PTA President, Alexander Montalvo. 

Construction Information/Cafetorium Update
TAKE NOTE: Construction on the new cafetorium began on Monday, March 11, 2019. The auditorium and kitchen will be out of commission for the rest of the school year. Please be aware that for the safety of all students drop-off and dismissal procedures have changed for the rest of the school year and access to the building is limited. Parents are asked to drop their child(ren) off at either the main or library entrance and they will be taken to class by a staff member. Also be aware that breakfast and lunch options will also change during construction. Please see the letter from Mr. Baeta below for more details and contact the school with any questions.

  

     

Waverly Park is benefitting from this $1.8 million dollar project thanks to two approved FWISD bonds. Click here for more information on both propositions. 

PTA Membership Goals - Never Fear, It's Not Too Late to Join the PTA!
We currently have 369 PTA Members for the 2018-2019 school year! That's a new record! Thank you! We have now earned THIRTEEN AWARDS from the Texas PTA! 

However, our ultimate goal is to have one voice for every child. This will truly help us advocate on a bigger scale for all of our children.

Not yet a member? Check out all the reasons why you should join PTA and then sign up to be a member! Click here to find out how to join. If you choose to join online, you'll still be able purchase a discounted spirit shirt (in person - we're not able to discount online school store purchases). You can print a paper membership form from this website or grab one from the file organizer across from the office.

Anyone can join PTA - you don't have to have a child at Waverly Park or even be a parent. We want and need our local community to join to help our kids become great citizens! So share with your neighborhood association, church, group, or a local business. In fact, the whole family can join - Mom, Dad, grandparents, even the students!

Don't Delay! Join Today!
                      
Have You Heard? Waverly Park Earns ALL Distinctions From TEA
Click here for the details!


                                                              

Back the Future - Join PTA!

             

Our goal as a PTA is to advocate, engage, and empower our students, teachers, staff, parents, and community to work together for the benefit of the students and community as a whole.

Last year, our PTA had a recordsetting 338 members. Let's keep the momentum going; more members means a bigger VOICE! Our goal is to have one voice for every child. So far for 2018-2019, we have 369 members! We've set a new record!

It's easy for parents, grandparents, family members, and community members to join and help make our GREAT school EVEN GREATER! Every member counts. Click here to learn more about why it's important to join PTA and all the things PTA has done for the students, teachers, school, and community

Did you know there are many discounts available to PTA members? Do you know all of the things your PTA does to help benefit the school? Click here to find out more information on PTA Member benefits and discounts. 

Membership - $8
Short-Sleeved Spirit Shirt - $10 ($12 for Size 2X, 3X)
Save $ with a combo deal!
Membership + Spirit Shirt - $15 ($17 for Size 2X , 3X)

Sign up at any PTA event or during a before school/after school shirt sale. You may also find a membership form here - just turn it into the school office! There are also paper membership forms available across from the office (in the file organizer to the left of the PTA calendar).  You may also sign up online! Click here for more information.

Visit the PTA Central page to find out more about how YOU can get involved! This page provides PTA meeting dates, information on how to join the PTA, how to volunteer (signing up, background check, etc.), current PTA Officers & Committee Chairmen, and other PTA resources.


Volunteer!

The PTA is responsible for many events throughout the school year but none would be possible without volunteers. While volunteering is certainly not a requirement of PTA membership, members are welcome and encouraged to volunteer.  We have involvement opportunities for all schedules, availability, and interests. Click here for more information about volunteering.

It is our goal to enable all parents to make their child super proud by helping with a PTA activity at school.  
 There are several ways to become involved--some during school hours and some on your own time schedule.  If everyone does #justonething, we will make a BIG IMPACT! 

Visit the PTA Central page to find out more about how YOU can get involved! This page provides PTA meeting dates, information on how to join the PTA, how to volunteer (signing up, background check, etc.), current PTA Officers & Committee Chairmen, and other PTA resources.

We greatly appreciate everyone who puts in time and effort to help keep Waverly Park a great place to send our children.  In order to ensure the safety of all the children, all volunteers must set up a VOLY account, which includes a brief application and background check (must be done annually) (as per FWISD standards).  Click here to find out more about this process. It is done online and only takes ~5-10 minutes to complete.

Stay Informed!

There are many ways to stay informed regarding all the great things happening at Waverly Park!
  • Check out our website!
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Instagram: @waverlyparkpta
  • Read the monthly newsletter sent home with your child
  • Check your child's backpack for flyers and announcements
  • Read the marquee in front of the school
Questions? Email a private message to the PTA or post a public question on our Facebook page.

Spirit Gear/School Store

The Waverly Park PTA is pleased to announce that we have an online school store available for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please click here for more information about this year's spirit gear options and availability to purchase in-person or online.

You may purchase current year spirit gear as well as clearance items from past years (shirts, scarves, and memory books).

Please note the following online store procedures:
  • Online orders are not shipped. They will be sent home with students. 
  • During checkout, in the "Add Note to Merchant" field please list the name of the student items should be sent home with, along with their teacher's name and grade. Orders without this information CANNOT BE FILLED.
  • Orders are filled on Thursdays. Any online orders received on Thursday will be sent home the following Thursday.
  • Discounted shirts ordered as part of the PTA Membership Combo deal must be purchased in person. There is no way to purchase the combo deal discounted shirts using the school store.

Community News

Free ESL Classes
Western Hills Community Church8500 Chapin Rd Fort Worth, TX 76116Held Every Monday Beginning February 11, 20198:30 am Free Childcare Included
Ya están aquí las prometidas clases de inglés para los padres y madres de Waverly Park. Mr. Baeta estará el lunes, día 11 de febrero a las 8:30 am en la iglesia Western Hills Community Church para que nadie se sienta extraño ( es la iglesia donde aparcamos los carros enfrente de nuestro campo de fútbol) Compártalo con toda la gente que quiera aprender Inglés. Vaya directamente a la Western Hills Community Church el dia 11 a las 8:30. #integridad #respeto #trabajarduro Sea un ejemplo para su estudiante. Tienen servicio de guardería.

Fatherhood Effect Program
A FREE comprehensive program for fathers offered by New Day Services. Various locations, days, and times offered. See the flyer for details.


Mobile Food Pantry
The Tarrant Area Food Bank hosts a free mobile food pantry event in the area monthly. Please see the flyer below for more information about the event in our area. For a link to the entire TAFB mobile pantry schedule in all areas, click here.


Free Pet Services
Community Food Bank3000 Galvez Ave Fort Worth, TX 76111Select Zip Codes Only3rd Tuesday of Every Month (except November)9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Humane Society of North Texas has partnered with the Community Food Bank in Fort Worth to provide free spray and neuter surgeries, microchipping, and rabies vaccine vouchers for the following zip codes: 76102, 76103, 76104, 76105, 76106, 76110, 76111, 76112, 76114, 76115, and 76119.

Find out about all Fort Worth low-cost or free pet care options here.

Low Cost Internet
Local internet service providers (ISPs) are required to provide low-cost access for low-income families, typically $10 monthly.
This site explains a Federal program that offers a $9.25 monthly discount, making home internet available for about $1 monthly. Families can determine whether they qualify based on income or by existing participation in certain government assistance programs.
Community Improvement Group
If you're interested in being involved in the Las Vegas Trail revitalization efforts, check out the Facebook Group "LVT LOVE". Keep up with what's going on and how you can be involved.