Wattles Gazette 10.16.23

Thank you, Wattles Community!

Although the final totals are not yet in, we are extremely close to meeting our $20.000 goal! You have until this Friday, October 20th to donate. Use the link below to help us reach our goal! Thank you for all you've done to support our efforts!

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, 10/18: Book Fair Preview
  • Wednesday, 10/18 through Friday, 10/20: Grade 5 to Camp Michindoh
  • Thursday, 10/19: Book Fair
  • Monday, 10/30: Harvest Spooktacular and Trunk or Treat Trail (see flyer below)
  • Tuesday, 10/31: Halloween Parade and Parties (see additional information below)


The Book Fair is almost here!

Preview – Wednesday, October 18th

Students will be shopping on Thursday, 10/19, Monday, 10/23, Tuesday, 10/24, and during conferences on Wednesday 10/25. Final sales are on Friday, 10/27.

Important: For students paying with cash, we will be rounding up to the nearest dollar. Why? It saves time and the change will be donated to our All for Books Program. The All for Books Program will allow students to select books for the classroom libraries from the book fair! In addition, Scholastic matches the amount we raise distributes them to children in need through organizations such as Kids In Need Foundation, Reader to Reader, Inc., and the National Center for Families Learning.

Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties - October 31st

Once again this year, our K-2 students will begin parading at 9:45 AM with classroom parties to follow. Students in grades 3-5 are invited to watch.

Students in grades 3-5 will begin parading at 2:00 PM with classroom parties to follow. Students in grades K-2 are invited to watch.

This allows our parking lot to be less congested and students to enjoy watching each other parade. Parents can view the parade from the grassy area between the sidewalk and the front of the building.

Changes in Breakfast - Please Read & Take Action

We continue to work toward consistency in our breakfast service. The TSD has provided many resources on the TSD School Hub, including information about breakfast, to ensure that your child is receiving/not receiving breakfast per your request (see below). I have also included the original flyer with the QR code and a direct link (see below). Please use this to OPT-IN or OPT-OUT. This will help to reduce confusion.

Use QR Code to Opt-In OR Opt-Out

Join our Noon Aide Team!

We are in need of additional adults to support our students in the lunchroom and outside at lunch recess. This can be a paid or volunteer position and is approximately two hours. Days are flexible. If you have one or more days to work, please contact me at awallace@troy.k12.mi.us.

Parking Lot Updates

For your safety, and the safety of our Wildcats, please follow the flow of the parking lot. Recently, we've seen many drivers pull into the parking lot, and make an immediate left, going against traffic to park. This is not only dangerous, but puts drivers at risk for an accident.

There are "No Parking" signs along the house on the left as your enter the school parking lot. Please know that the Troy Police Department is monitoring this area and will begin ticketing if you are illegally parked.

Holiday Help

The holidays are approaching. If your family is in need of support for Thanksgiving or holidays celebrated in December, please email me directly at awallace@troy.k12.mi.us.

Fun Photos

Are you on social media? Most of our pics are posted on the Wattles FaceBook and Instagram pages. Simply search "Wattles Elementary PTO" on FB and "Wattles Elementary" on Instagram to see what is going on in classrooms across the building each and every day!

Wattles Fun Run Pics!

Three of our amazing volunteers! A special thank you to Mandy Kostrzewski and the entire Fun Run committee for their hard work and dedication to this event!
The Fun Run is fun for all!
Our third grade runners!

Wattles Watch D.O.G.S.

Our Watch D.O.G.S. program is off to a great start! We still have slots available and would love for you to sign up! This Watch D.O.G. is playing math games with some of our fourth graders!
Use the QR code above to sign up! Please remember that an iChat form (background check) is required in order to volunteer in any position at Wattles. Reply to this email if you are signed up and need an iChat form.

Enrichment Opportunities

Challenge Island
Challenge Island

Community Corner

Everyone is invited to this Spooktacular event! See you there!
TSD Food Service is hiring! See the flyer for more information.
Mabel's Labels

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

October Breakfast Menu
October Lunch Menu

In Partnership,

Amy Wallace