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Teacher Appreciation Meal - Friday, November 18

Wickham Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is hosting a Teacher Appreciation Event during conferences on Friday, November 18. We are asking for your help to provide a Taco Bar Lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m that day. Items can be provided to PTO in advance or dropped off no later than 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 18th at Wickham.

Donation Drop Off Point Wickham Elementary  - If you prefer to drop off the item prior to Friday, November 18th, please contact Karla Sparks @ 651-366-7359 to coordinate a time.

We will be serving 34 people for lunch - please consider providing a serving for 34 people per item.

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We are excited to bring the Fall Fun Fair back for the first time since 2019! In order to bring back the fun, we need A LOT of volunteers for this event. A team of volunteers has been working for months to organize pizza, face painting, balloon animal vendors, inflatables, and silent auction donations. We are looking for volunteers to work 30 minute shifts at the event - none of the shifts require special training. Please help make this a fun event for our students by signing up for a shift. THANK YOU!

Please note: Pre ordered wristbands will be available to pick up from the registration table at the Fair on Friday

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Tacos & Bingo Night - April 11 - Tickets on sale now!
 

Join us for tacos and bingo at Wickham Elementary on Tuesday, April 11. Tacos will be served in the lunchroom from 5:30 to 7 and bingo will be held in the gym from 6 to 7.  

Ticket prices $7 kids $9 adults - at the door (on the day of)

Tickets include all you can eat taco buffet, drink and choice of dessert.

Tickets NOT required for Bingo

Wickham Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels - May 20

Join us for Wickham Night at the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Saturday, May 20. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the Kernels take on the Peoria Chiefs. There will be a fireworks show following the game. May 20th is also our "Halfway to Halloween" celebration - fans are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes! Tickets are $11 each with $2 of each ticket sold going back to Wickham Elementary. The link to order tickets will be live until Friday, May 19 at Midnight. Please select the special WICKHAM section of 102 when ordering your tickets online. You may also purchase tickets by calling the Kernels ticket office at 319-896-7560 or by mailing the flyer included below. 


 

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Silent Auction "Grade Baskets"

The annual silent auction will be held on Friday, September 29th during the Fall Fun Fair. All proceeds from the auction will be used to help fund school enhancements paid for by PTO. We are working to secure donations for the silent auction and some of our most popular items are “grade baskets.” If you are able to donate a new item that fits your student’s grade theme we would greatly appreciate it. Please have your student bring their donation to their teacher by Monday, September 18. See below for each grade theme. 

If you or anyone you know owns a business and would like to donate an experience, tickets to an event, or a gift card please contact Jenna at jenjnagle@gmail.com

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                 West High School Homecoming Parade

 

The First Annual Homecoming Parade is 2 weeks away (September 20, 6 p.m.) and we are getting excited!! It's sure to be a great event with Nate Keading (WHS alum) as our Grand Marshall and lots of West High/Community groups represented. To make this one-mile parade a success, we are looking for vehicles to transport the participants. These vehicles will be used to showcase the Heros of Troy (Homecoming Court) and maybe some other clubs.  If you have a convertible, pickup, golf cart, or any other vehicle that you think will work please sign up here and we will get in contact with you.

 

                                               PLUS, Wizards get to show their spirit!

 

Join us on Wednesday, September 20 as we represent Wickham Elementary in the inaugural West High Homecoming Parade. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. and complete a 1-mile route near West High School. Wickham families are invited to meet in the parking lot of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 570 Dublin Drive in Iowa City at 5:30 p.m. to walk in the parade.
Students must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the parade and be capable of walking the 1-mile route. Wickham PTO will provide a school banner and decorations for our parade entry. Participants are encouraged to wear Wickham, Northwest Junior High or West High Trojan Green and Gold. Feel free to bring signs, pom poms or anything else that will make our entry more festive.
Wickham PTO will not provide oversight for students participating in the parade  – students must be accompanied by a responsible adult for the duration of the event. 

Wickham Wear- Order Deadline: November 21
Hoodies, hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, joggers - lots of great items to pick from. Click button below to see all of the options and place your order. The store closes on Monday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m.

We are hoping to send all items home with students from school the week of December 12.

All purchases support Wickham PTO!

Non Bake Bake Sale - ITEM PICKUP INFORMATION

PREORDERED items will be available for pickup TOMORROW 11/22/2022 at Wickham Elementary.  Every item ordered will be freshly baked on 11/22/2022 and will be available for pickup from 3:30 - 6pm.  Items will not be stored, please contact us at wickhampto@gmail.com if you anticipate any problems picking up items tomorrow.  

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Square 1 Art - Order Online Now


Students have been working on special art projects at school that you are able to purchase on a variety of keepsake items such as ornaments, coffee mugs, greeting cards, and much more! Catalogs and order information should be coming home in backpacks late this week or early next week. The order deadline is Monday, November 28. 

You don't have to wait for the catalogs to arrive at home - artwork is available online now! To find your artist's work online click on Art Search and enter:
1. Iowa
2. Wickham Elementary
3. Your Artist's First Name
4. Your Artist's Last Name

Once you complete the Art Search your artist's art and access code should appear so that you can place your order. Order by 11/28/22. Proceeds from this fundraiser are split between the Wickham art program and Wickham PTO.  

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Wickham Science Fair -  Volunteer Co-Chair Needed!


After a 3 year hiatus, we would love to bring back the Wickham Science Fair. We have had one parent, with previous science fair experience, volunteer to co-chair this event in 2023. We are looking for one more person willing to serve as co-chair. No previous experience is needed!

Volunteer Chairs will be in charge of selecting the event date and time, planning the event format, communicating with science fair participants, screening entries, and coordinating event details leading up to and on the event date. PTO will provide funding, send communications, handle website registration support and assist with room reservations and planning. If you would be willing to co-chair the science fair please email wickhampto@gmail.com.

Wickham Chess Club



The Wickham Chess Club will meet on Friday mornings from 7:05 to 7:50 a.m. starting September 23. The club is limited to 30 participants due to space constraints. Please only sign your child up if they (not you!) are VERY EXCITED to be in the chess club. Registration is $50 per student, per year. Each family is required to help at one club meeting per child during the year (chess experience not required!). If you are unable to help, there will be an additional $20 per child registration fee so that we may hire others to assist. 

To register your student please email our Chess Club Coordinator, Viviane Nixon at wickhamchesscoach@gmail.com she will follow up with more details about payment.

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Amazon Smile

 

If you order anything from Amazon, please consider registering with Amazon Smile.  All you have to do is select Wickham Elementary PTO as your designated charity and a portion of all your purchases will be donated to the school.  Prices, delivery, etc. does not change.. Amazon simply makes a donation to the school based on your purchases.  

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Save Your Receipts - HyVee Cash 4 Students


Wickham will earn $1 for every $200 spent at Hy-Vee before March 31. Bring your receipts to school the week of April 3 - the final day for collection is April 7. If you have electronic receipts you may print those out for any orders from January 1 to March 31. 

Qualifying Receipts:
Hy-Vee Gas Stations
Hy-Vee Car Washes
Starbucks & Caribou
(Located Inside Hy-Vee)
Wine & Spirits Department
Pharmacy Department
Electronic Copies
Floral Department
Catering/Bulk Purchases for School
Concessions or Celebrations

Non-Qualifying: Gift Cards, Casey's gas, postage, lottery

Math Club Registration Details

Math Club will begin on Wednesday February 1st, and run through May 17th. This club will meet at Wickham on Wednesdays immediately before school from 7:10 to 7:55 a.m.  Registration will be limited to the first 20 students. This club is intended for students in grades 3 through 6 who show interest in math. Advanced 2nd graders who are interested in math and who can read and write fluently are also welcome. Parents should drop off their children NO EARLIER than 7am. If school is delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather, there will be no Math Club that day. Students who participate in math club will go straight to class each Wednesday. 

To register for math club please complete two steps:
1. Register your student using the green button below
 - confirm registration with organizers before proceeding with step 2
2. Pay the registration fee using the gold button below

Wickham Math Club - Fall Semester


Math Club will begin on Wednesday, September 28, and runs through December 21. This club will meet at Wickham on Wednesdays immediately after school from 2:50 to 3:50 p.m. Registration will be limited to the first 20 students. This club is intended for students in grades 3 through 6 who show interest in math. Advanced 2nd graders who are interested in math and who can read and write fluently are also welcome. Students who participate in math club must be picked up promptly at 3:50 p.m. each Wednesday. Students presently enrolled in Wickham BASP may just return to BASP following math club. Registration for the Spring Semester will open up at the end of the year.

To register for math club please complete two steps:
1. Register your student using the green button below
2. Pay the registration fee using the gold button below once you have received confirmation of 

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Silent Auction Grade Baskets

The annual silent auction will be held on Friday, September 16 during the Fall Fun Fair. All proceeds from the auction will be used to help fund school enhancements paid for by PTO. We are working to secure donations for the silent auction and some of our most popular items are “grade baskets.” If you are able to donate a new item that fits your student’s grade theme we would greatly appreciate it. Please have your student bring their donation to their teacher by Friday, September 9. See below for each grade theme. 

Back-To-School Ice Cream Social

 

We look forward to seeing our school community together again at the Ice Cream Social on Monday, August 21st from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.!


Meet your teachers, see your friends, and enjoy some ice cream from The Depot. Make sure to stop by the PTO table to get your FREE ice cream and get PTO information for the upcoming year. We will be serving nearly 400 students and their families in a 1-hour period - consider visiting the PTO table before visiting your classroom to help with traffic flow. 

In lieu of having students sell anything to raise funds for the PTO, we are again doing the Wizard Donation Drive. The suggested donation is $75 for your first student and $25 for any additional students. As always, any donation amount is appreciated and can be made via check (payable to Wickham PTO) or paid online through our website www.wickhampto.org. WiFi is limited at the school, so we are encouraging families to make donations ahead of time or bring a check to the ice cream social. 

For families that make a donation at the Ice Cream Social or BEFORE, every Wickham student in the family will receive a Wickham Slap Bracelet - while supplies last!

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2023 Fall Fun Fair and Silent Auction

Wickham Elementary PTO presents the 2023 Fall Fun Fair! On Friday, September 29th from 5:30-7:30 PM join in the celebration of a new school year!

A wristband is required for entry and all students must be accompanied by an adult.


Admission(day of): $17/person or $50/family.

Your wristband will include food and beverages, face painting, balloon animals, a cupcake walk, and inflatables. The Wickham silent auction will also take place! 

We look forward to seeing your families!

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No-Bake Bake Sale - Order Now!

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Thanksgiving No-Bake Bake Sale

Wickham PTO is teaming up with the extremely delicious, Amish-owned and operated Golden Delight Bakery. Golden Delight Bakery is located just outside Kalona, IA. Order your Thanksgiving items at https://www.wickhampto.org/store. Orders close on Friday, November 10th at 11:59 PM. Every item ordered will be freshly baked on Tuesday, November 21, and will be available for pick up at Wickham Elementary that afternoon (from 3:30-6 p.m.). All items will stay fresh through Thanksgiving!!! Look for a flyer in your child's backpack by next week!

 

 

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