Wildcat Weekly - Week of August 1, 2016

Wildcat Weekly

In This Issue:

Upcoming Events

  • GoPlaySave
    • Now through August 26th
  • July 28 - August 3
    • Five Below Fundraiser 
  • August 2
    • Johnny’s Spirit Day 
  • August 4
    • School Pictures for Tracks 1, 2, 4
  • August 9
    • 7 pm - PTSA Meeting
  • August 12
    • Back to School Dance
    August 1st - September 30th
    • Collaborative Work Space Fundraiser 

WLMS Families, 

Welcome back Track 4!  We hope you enjoyed your summer vacation and are well rested and prepared to have a great year!  Track 3, enjoy your track out!  When you return be ready to “hit the books” ;)

We’ve got lots going on right now, between PTSA Fundraisers, Athletic Try-outs, Camps, School Photos and, let’s not forget, learning!  Don’t forget, if you are not purchasing your GoPlaySave book to have your student return it to the front lobby.  Every book not either paid for or returned reduces our profits, which reduces what we are able to provide to the students and staff of WLMS.

Also, in the lobby each morning, students can make a donation to the Collaborative Work Space Fundraiser.  By making a donation, each ticket purchased is entered in to a drawing for an iPad Mini 2 - there will be 3 winners - one per grade level.  Minimum donation is $5 and there is no limit on how many donations you, or your student wish to make!

With all that is going on, I’ll keep this short.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the WLMS PTSA team - if we don’t have the answer, we can direct you in the right direction!

Michelle Edgar

Picture Day

Just a reminder that school pictures will be taken for Tracks 1, 2, and 4 on Thursday, August 4. This is the photo that will appear in our yearbook. 
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  We kicked off on Friday, July 22, 2016 with Tracks 1, 2 and 3 (Track 4 will get their materials on August 4.)

There will be 4 weekly drawings - Track 1 and 2 only for the first two weeks; with Tracks 3 and 4 the last two weeks.  Each sold book will earn 1 entry into the weekly drawing.  Weekly prizes include (1 weekly winner per prize): 
  • $10 to Moe's 
  • $10 to Chargrill
  • $10 iTunes Gift Card
  • 1 Free Gigi's Cupcake
  • 2 30-Minute Sky Zone Jump Passes 
Any Track 3 student turning in sales during their first week, will have their entries held until they return.  This will give an more even opportunity for all students.  

Any student selling 15 or more books will earn ONE entry in the Grand Prize Drawing.  Grand Prize winner will win:
Sky Zone Trampoline Party for 10
WLMS is hosting its first dance of the school year , the Back To School Dance, on Friday, August 12th from 6:30pm - 9:00pm!  This event is for ALL STUDENTS , ALL GRADES, ALL TRACKS!!!   This dance is a WHITE OUT theme - so put on a white shirt and you are ready to go! This casual, 'no date required' dance is a great opportunity to kick off the new school year, hang out with friends and make some new ones!  Our DJ will be rockin' the house with black light special effects,  we will have pizza and concessions available for sale and fan favorite KONA ICE will be on site !! Be sure to bring your $5 admission fee and permission slip (see below or on the WLMS website).

Willing to volunteer?  Must be WCPSS registered!  Email Kathleen Kelley Riesett,

For a permission slip, click here.

Collaborative Work Space Fundraiser
Our Collaborative Work Space Fundraiser has kicked off.  Donations are a minimum of $5.  This donation earns one ticket per donation towards a drawing for an iPad Mini 2!  We will draw one winner per grade level, so 3 winners in all!
Donations may be made between 7:10 and 7:40 in the lobby of the school.
Winners will be announced on September 30th!

PTSA Spiritwear
The PTSA offers a variety of Spiritwear designs and styles!  We have most items in stock in our school store (currently open daily).  To see all our offerings, check out our order  form:  PTSA Spiritwear 
New Cheer Uniforms
Thanks to the WLMS Booster Club! With the support of donors, Dick's Sporting Goods and WLMS Booster Club, this DonorsChoose Project  for new WLMS Cheer uniforms has been fully funded! Go Wildcats!
Support our School
The 'No Fuss Fundraising' letters have been sent home. Each year, we ask you to re-link your  grocery store cards, as well as some online accounts to provide additional, no fuss, funds for WLMS. In each grade, the first HR with 100% completed and returned forms wins an ice cream sundae bar at lunch. 
Funds earned through these programs will support collaborative work areas used by all students.

Italy Trip planned for March 2017 
A trip to Italy is planned during the Track 1 March 2017 break.  Highlights include: Rome, Florence, Pisa, Assisi, Pompeii, and Capri.  Contact Mrs. Austin (AIG teacher) if interested for additional details.  This trip is not a Wake County Public Schools sponsored activity but an optional opportunity for educational travel.
PTSA Volunteer Needs
The PTSA does not run itself.  We are all volunteers, some of us work, some do not.  However, we ALL are committed to making WLMS the best place for our students grow and learn.  We are ALL committed to opening and creating opportunities for the students and staff.

With that said, we would love to have you on our team.  We have several openings and opportunities.  We have the following openings:
  • Board: Vice President
  • Committees/Teams
    • Teacher Appreciation
    • Reflections
    • Health & Wellness 
    • Red Ribbon Week
If you have an interest in an area not listed, please contact us!  Jut because it's not listed does not mean we do not need your time and ideas.  

Please e-mail
Michelle Edgar if you are interested in volunteering for any of the above roles or have another interest.

WLMS Sports Camps
WLMS Sport Camps - Registration Now Open!

These camps are open to all students in ALL grades.  These are happening very early in the school year, so please take not of the dates listed below!  These will take place immediately after school from 2:30pm to 4:30pm each day of the week they are scheduled (4 days).  All early registrants will receive a t-shirt -so reserve your spot now! (T-shirts for late registrants are based on availability). It's a great way to get involved in the school, meet other students and have some fun and show your Wildcat Spirit!  The WLMS Athletic Department and Booster Club are hosting sports camps at the school for WLMS students ONLY! 

Camps are scheduled as follows:
Football - Aug. 2 - 5 
Volleyball (girls) - Aug 8-11 
Basketball (boys and girls) - Aug 15-18
Cheer - Aug 22 - 25 

You may bring your registration form to the school and turn in the Booster Club Box, located outside of the gymnasium or to one of the PE/Health Staff.

Hope to see you at the Sports Camps! 

Go Wildcats!

The WLMS Booster Club supports WLMS school and students by providing social and athletic activities for all students (sports camps, school dances), maintaining school athletic facilities for the benefit of all students, supporting all of the school's athletic teams and the Health and PE Departments.

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