HAWK TALK: WKES Parent Fact Sheet
Welcome to West Kingston Elementary School. This information sheet was developed by WKES parents, faculty and staff for new WKES parents. Special events and activities are subject to change from year to year.
FACEBOOK PAGE- https://www.facebook.com/west.kingstonpto
SCHOOL MASCOT Red Tailed Hawk
SCHOOL COLORS Red and Black
The school newsletter comes out every Wednesday. The newsletter provides information about upcoming events and activities.
Back To School Picnic In August. Family picnic at school to meet new classmates and teachers.
Open House In September. View your childs classroom and meet teacher(s).
Hawk-a-thon- children run laps to raise money for the school
Autumn Fest In October. PTO sponsored event. Families invited to school in the evening to play games.
Book Fair In Fall and Spring. PTO sponsored event run in conjunction with Autumn Fest. Scholastic books offered.
Family movie night- bring a sleeping bag and enjoy a movie at the school
Ice Cream Social/Book Fair/ Art show in Spring- student art is displayed
Teacher Appreciation Week- food, flowers and gifts are brought in for our great teachers
Dance In Spring. - this year's theme is 70's
Boys night- bowling
Family Fun Day- URI pool
After School Activities- offered every 6-8 weeks
4th Grade Graduation Ceremony/Field trip
Yearbook- please send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Popcorn Friday- fresh popcorn popped one Friday a month
School salad bar- fresh salad bar offered one week every month
Brick Orders- We are still looking for a committee to help with brick orders. It is a lot of work to fall on the shoulders of one volunteer when we are trying to raise $15,000. Please ask around and help if you can. To order your brick on line, follow this linkhttp://www.thatsmybrick.com/Wkesri
- Cookbooks – We still have a number of cookbooks for sale in the office for $10. Just send a note and check made out to WKES PTO into the office and we will send home cookbooks via backpack express.
- Reusable Grocery Bags – There are plenty of red WKES bags still available for sale. We are selling them for $3 a piece of 3 for $6; please send orders into the office and we will send bags home to you. They are great to have (large and durable), and they work well to send snow clothes back and forth to school (as long as you label them), and for grocery shopping or regular toting things around.
- STOP & SHOP CARDS – Please send in your Stop and Shop card numbers with your last name. This does not affect gas points or anything else; it just gets us more money for the school. Please ask friends and relatives for theirs as well. It does not matter if they live in RI or not. So far we have made $2,044 and this contest ends next month. Every number and every shopping trip counts. We are significantly below where we were last year at this point so anything would help. This money goes toward all the wonderful things we can do for our kids and teachers because of it, so please ask around!
-Boxtops- collect boxtops and send them in any time
-Money earned from the PTO helps pay for school assemblies, student planners, extra materials for teachers and staff, scholarship money and many of the activities that occur throughout the year
- Please spread the word to have any and all parents of WKES kids friend us on Facebook at West Kingston Elementary PTO (WKESPTO3119@gmail.com). Please include a message of who your kids are and who their teacher is.
The PTO is an organization made up of parents, guardians, teachers and employees at WKES. The mission is to enrich the educational experience of the students. Everyone is automatically a member if you have a child at WKES. The PTO meets at the school about 5 times a year. The PTO raises approximately $8,000 a year. The money this year went to the classrooms, student agendas, special school assemblies, level book library, artwork display cases and field trips.
West Kingston Elementary School 3119 Ministerial Rd West Kingston RI 02892 (401) 360-1130