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WELCOME WILDCAT FAMILIES! We're so glad you're here! 

The Wayne Thomas PTO is an all-volunteer, parent-run, non-profit organization committed to enhancing and enriching children's education and fostering a sense of community within Wayne Thomas Elementary School. The PTO keeps parents connected and informed by facilitating a closer connection between school and home.

Annual PTO Membership:  $30.00 
To join, please email waynethomaspto@gmail.com and include your name and contact information as well as your child's name, grade and teacher. We can't wait to welcome you!

 

COOL OFF WITH THE WT PTO!
Cool off from the summer heat with these two refreshing upcoming events!
 

Thurs 5/26 - Join us for our last Dine & Donate at Chicago Mike's Ice Cream Co. in Highwood between 4-9pm. Come mingle and enjoy a cool treat, with 20% of proceeds back to the WT PTO (just mention your order is part of the fundraiser!). ?? We will also have surprise guest scoopers serving up ice cream at the event. You won’t want to miss this!

Thurs 6/2 2pm (after early release on last day) - Celebrate a wonderful school year with us at our Party on the Wayne Thomas Blacktop. The Kona Ice truck will be serving up shaved ice delights - our treat!
(NOTE: THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT. All students must be picked up at dismissal at 1:40pm and remain supervised during this event.)

 
 
Thank you, families, for your continued support throughout this school year! ??

2022-2023 SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE 
Back to School shopping just got easier! Wayne Thomas is partnering with Teacher Tailored Supplies to offer parents a convenient way to pre-purchase school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year.

Visit www.shopttkits.com, use account number 22019, and you'll be able to purchase a kit that has every item requested by your students' grade-level teachers. Orders are due online by 6/10/22.




THE WAYNE THOMAS PTO BOARD NEEDS YOU!

The WT PTO board is already planning for our 2022-2023 school year.

Have a special talent? Enjoy fundraising? Own a business? Know a guy who knows a guy?

Please fill out the Google Form if you’re interested in lending a hand: WT PTO Committee Volunteers


 
Link to position descriptions is embedded in the form.


 
CALLING ALL 5th GRADERS - Northwood Junior High Spirit Wear Now Available
Click here for more info and visit https://northwoodpto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/20839504 to place your order.
Orders Due by 4/15.  
 

 Wayne Thomas 2021-22 Yearbooks - NOW ON SALE!
 
 
Order by 4/4/22. To purchase and customize your yearbook:

1. Go to www.treering.com/validate
2. Enter our school’s passcode: 1016069684403776  

* IMPORTANT: If you have an account from the purchase of last year’s yearbook, you will not need to validate or enter in the school code again. Simply click the login and use your username and password you created last year. 
If you have any questions please contact: Jennifer Vidmar at jenlabovitz@gmail.com
 

"The Balance Project" - Free Parent Seminar for NSSD 112 Parents 
 
The Balance Project is offering a free three-part workshop on mental health, free to all D112 families, with a focus on Hidden Disabilities.
 
Learn about common traits shared by children diagnosed with ADHD and/or anxiety. Hear from parents in our community and their journey to meet the mental health needs of their own children.
 
 
  • Part 1: Wednesday, February 2, 7pm  
  • Part 2 - Thursday, March 31st, 7pm: Stress to Succcess, How to Cope and Thrive as Parents ZOOM LINK
  • Part 3 - mid-May: Details to come

ZOOM LINK for Thursday, March 31st at 7pm.

 
 

Wayne Thomas Birthday Yard Signs 
They say it’s your BIRTHDAY! ??????

Shout it from your FRONT YARD!! Rent 3 XL Wildcat Birthday Yard Signs ?? for $25 to add a little extra to your celebration.
 
Contact Elana Lazarus (elana.lazarus@gmail.com) to schedule your rental date and arrange pickup. Then pay for your rental via Zelle (waynethomaspto@gmail.com), cash or check payable to Wayne Thomas PTO.
 
Get wild on your birthday, Wildcats!

Help us stock the Teacher's Lounge!
Our teachers are all that and a bag of chips! Let's show that we love and appreciate them a latte by working together to stock their teacher's lounge with yummy treats. ??????
 
If you're able, we'd love your help fulfilling their most requested snack items. Please use this link to sign up: 
 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F044AAEA82AA5FF2-staff2
 
All items should be dropped off anytime the week of 3/28-4/1 in the front vestibule.
?? ?? Well nourished teachers = happy teachers! Thanks so much, Wildcat fams! ??
 
 

FOOD DAYS ARE BACK & READY TO ORDER!!!
 
Hot lunch for your child(ren) every day! Lunch Solutions, a professional school lunch management company, 
is being used to place orders and deliver lunches easily to Wayne Thomas Elementary School.

Help us support our Wayne Thomas PTO and local restaurants !  It's a win-win and you don't have to pack a lunch.

Lunch orders are due a minimum of one week prior; EVERY FRIDAY BY 9:30AM for the following week.

If your child is absent and you would like to pick up their lunch please notify Lizie Lazar or Shira Gaule by 9am that day, or your child's lunch will be put in the teachers lounge for a hungry staff member.

Details on how to order are posted below:

Lunch Solutions Ordering Instructions

  1. After accessing the Lunch Solutions Home Page, click on login on the upper right corner.
  2. Go to “CREATE NEW ACCOUNT”Enter User (Email) and Password of your choice.
  3. Go to the PLACE ORDER tab. Click ADD to enter your student/s.
  4. NOTE: LAST NAME IS FIRST ON THE SCREEN.This is the section which allows ordering.
  5. Please make sure you enter your students GRADE LEVEL as lunches will be served accordingly. 
  6. Without this information we cannot guarantee correct delivery.

Your student's name should be on the screen.

Click on the name and choose the Start Shopping button below the name/s.

Add items to your shopping cart by clicking on the entrée you would like to order from the calendar.

You can choose as many days to order as you like. 
Initial Ordering will open August 13th and close at 10:00 am on Friday,
August 20th for the following week.

When you are finished choosing lunch items, hit Review Cart button located under the calendar items. Please check that your order is correct. You can Remove items from this screen or hit the X in upper right corner to go back to the ordering calendar.

After reviewing Click the Continue to Payment Button.

At the Payment screen you can choose to pay with a check or Credit Card (Note:there is a 2.9% service fee for credit card payments). Just click on the button of your choice. 

NOTE: Checks must be mailed to Lunch Solutions and received within a week of order placement. Late payments will result in ordering and lunch service cancellation.

Then hit the PLACE ORDER button. Your order is not placed until you do!

Print your order for reference, download it into your calendar or log in later to view your serving dates.

Your order/s will appear on the screen under the Orders and Payments screen when placed.

 
 
 

 
The Wayne Thomas PTO Angel Fund is a fund set up to help the PTO assist the needs of our
Wayne Thomas families that are unable to participate on their own. Our mission is to make sure
that no child is excluded from our events and fundraisers due to financial constraints. Please help
us to make Wayne Thomas one big inclusive family. Your donation makes you a Wayne Thomas Angel.
All donations $25+ will receive a special Wayne Thomas Angel magnet.
 
 
The Wayne Thomas PTO is an all-volunteer, parent-run, non-profit organization committed to
enhancing and enriching children's education and fostering a sense of community within Wayne Thomas.
The PTO keeps parents connected and informed by facilitating a closer connection between school and home.
 

 
The heart of the PTO's mission is a commitment to strengthen the Wayne Thomas School's capacity to
provide the highest quality education possible for all students. In a typical school year,
the PTO strives to do this by:
  • Financially supporting school-wide programs 

          - Leader in Me, Learning Garden, Arts in Action, etc.

  • Managing events that provide supplemental supplies and resources

          - Book Fair, Food Days, Dine & Donate, Spirit Wear, Birthday Signs, Events

  • Purchase 'wish list' items for teachers 

          - PE Equipment (gaga pit, pop-a-shot, etc), 3D Printers, etc.

  • Hosting numerous staff appreciation events throughout the school year
The PTO's annual budget is raised through membership dues and fundraising events.
 
The goal for the 2021-2022 school year is to RAISE A MINIMUM OF $43,000, all of which goes directly into Wayne Thomas.
 
 
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Shop at smile.amazon.com to generate donations for the Wayne Thomas PTO at no extra cost. Follow this link to register, and all your future Amazon and Whole Foods online orders will contribute towards your PTO.
 

SUPPORT Wayne Thomas!

For years "food days" has served as our primary source of fundraising. These funds are used to support teachers and administration staff through meaningful grants, which directly benefit our students, and provide us with the means to show appreciation to our amazing staff.

Our plan is to continue to support Wayne Thomas at the same level... and we need your help!

Please consider supporting Wayne Thomas by participating in one of the following ways.

THANK YOU for your support!

 

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The Wayne Thomas PTO Angel Fund is a fund set up to help the PTO assist the needs of our Wayne Thomas families that are unable to participate on their own. Our Mission is to make sure that no child is excluded from our events and fundraisers due to financial constraints. Please help us to make Wayne Thomas one big exclusive family. Your donation makes you a Wayne Thomas Angel. All donations $25+ will receive a special Wayne Thomas magnet.


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