Welcome to the WOM PTA Website for 2018-2019!

We are primarily here to enhance your student's experience at WOM by helping to foster a sense of community through various events, as well as raising money to supplement our school's equipment and supplies, and providing funds to support teacher travel to training opportunities. We hope that you will join us in this endeavor!
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     The Latest....


Community Communications.... 

November Email from PTA Vice President, Lisa Allen:


Hello WOMC Families,  Fall is fully here!  Here’s the latest from your PTA…  

 

WOM Yoga Class

Next Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 7-8pm, join us for an all skill level yoga class taught by Christine, the owner of Mandala Yoga. 100% of the funds from this donation-based class will go directly to WOM PTA to benefit our children and teachers!  RSVP on the FB event to or contact Marney for more info at marney@yogajoy.com.

 

Pittsboro Holly Days

Just over a week away!  Sunday, Nov. 18th, 3:30-6pm.  Downtown Pittsboro hosts a community holiday celebration.  Last year our bake sale at the Tree Lighting raised nearly $400 for our PTA!  If you are interested in baking items or working the table, sign up here.  Plan to attend the event either way!  Student involvement encouraged.  For more info: Pittsboro Holly Days.

 

Winter Silent Auction 

Our biggest fundraiser of the year starts in a few weeks!  Our Auction Committee is already rocking it thanks to big efforts from our auction leaders Lee Harrison, Jill Reemsnyder, and Susannah Hunter. If you have any special talents, services, or inspirations you’re open to contributing, we’d love to include these in the auction.  You can also reach out to a friend or business to see if they’d like to contribute.  Here’s the potential donor letter as well as last year’s auction site for ideas.  It’s also not too late to join the auction committee!  There are all levels of involvement and it's fun, we promise.  Just reply to this email and we’ll get you on board.      

 

Next PTA Meeting and Communication 

This coming Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 6:30-7:30pm at the school. We will not meet in December.  Can't attend a meeting in person? Join us via the web or phone!   https://zoom.us/j/8036831915 -or- (646) 558-8665. Meeting ID: 803 683 1915.  Meeting minutes are linked to our PTA website.  We are planning soon to post the PTA email updates on our site as well as we realize emails have been an extra challenge this year.  Our apologies again to anyone who hasn’t been receiving the PTA updates.  

 

CORA 

For November we are collecting Thanksgiving themed items for our local food bank.  Donations can include stuffing, canned goods, gravy, etc.  Marked bins are located in the school entry way.  Watch for more info on volunteering as well.  

 

Scrips

Gift cards make easy holiday shopping and through Scrips you also support your PTA! Order and pay by November 15th and you will be entered to win a $10 Target gift card!  We've made payment even easier with an added PayPal option.  Many popular stores participate and it's an easy way to support the PTA with your regular shopping.  PTA receives a percentage of the sale and you get the full value of the card!  Check out the flyer for more info and go to shopwithscrip.org to enroll with the WOM code: 6215A9EL37793.  Then set up online account payment through the Shop with Scrip website -or- send a paypal payment to the PTA (note that the payment is for a Scrip order):  PTATreasurer@willowoakmontessori.org. E-gift card orders paid with presto pay are available within 30 minutes of cleared payment; all other orders with be available for delivery in late November.  Contact Lee Harrison at l.harrison04@yahoo.com with questions.   

 

Amazon Smile

For many of us, Amazon is our go to for holiday shopping.  Remember to use this link year-round and WOM gets a percentage from Amazon.  Another easy way to support your PTA!      

 

The Blub Sale was a huge success! Thank you so much to all who participated and special thanks to Elizabeth Bonitz who headed up this major project.  We will keep you posted on all the wonderful supplies and equipment this money will purchase for WOM.  And thank you for your Box Tops submissions which brought in another $190 for your PTA!  Thank you to Rachelle Harper for making that happen.  

 

Post-Drop Off Coffee Break  

Next post-drop off for coffee is Tuesday, Dec. 4th, 8:45ish-am at Breakaway Café.  All are welcome.  

 

School Pictures

Just a reminder, school picture orders are due this coming Monday, Nov. 12th.  Enter your email address and your child’s last name for your password.  

 

We are so glad you are part of WOM!


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August....


Dear WOM Community,


On behalf of your PTA Board, I'd like to welcome you all back for another exciting school year!  And greetings to our new families!  

On your PTA Board, we are welcoming a new officer, Lindsay Dentel, as Treasurer this year, in addition to your Round 2 Crew members: Ashley FreulerLisa Allen & Katie Cooper with special guest Kyle Martin as our amazing PTA Admin liaison!

We have included below some details on upcoming events AND a list of why your involvement in PTA is important!

Get Connected

Sunday, August 19th, 3pm to 5pm.  
Parker's Creek at Jordan Lake.  
  • Connect with new classmates and old for an end of summer social sponsored by your WOM PTA. This is a great chance for students to get more familiar with others in their class and to extend a warm welcome to all you new families!  
  • We'll gather at Parker's Creek, pavilion #5, right by the swimming access to the lake. We'll have popsicles for the children. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Towels and noodles are good too!  Parking is $7/car but please let us know if this is a financial hardship and PTA will help. We don't want anyone to miss out. Looking forward to seeing you there! 
  • Make sure you head to Parker's Creek, easily confused with other spots on the lake. Here's more specifics and the park website:"The entrance to Parker's Creek is on US 64. Traveling west on US 64, go over the bridge on Jordan Lake. The entrance is on the right. Traveling east on US 64, the Parkers Creek entrance is the first left after seeing lake."   https://www.ncparks.gov/jordan-lake-state-recreation-area/directions 

Back to School - Meet the Teacher Night
Monday, August 20th, 5:00 to 6:30pm.
  • Come get your Spirit Wear On! Plus learn about all the ways you can support WOM through PTA this year. Spirit wear will also be on sale through the PTA website soon.  
  • Join the PTA-- we'd love to have you!  Look for the PTA table. We accept cash, check, and cc for your convenience.  

PTA meetings 
  • Held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Check the school calendar for dates, to be posted soon.  We will pilot a simultaneous webinar option in addition to the in person meeting for your convenience.  We hope the flexibility of the two options will allow more to attend.  

Why PTA is Important to the WOM Community 
Here is a broad overview of the impact your involvement in the PTA had on our school Community Last Year:
  • Teacher Education 
    • All made possible by the Winter Auction. We raised $10,283!! with which we sent teachers to:
      • American Montessori Conference -  Fully Funded 9 teachers to attend (conference and travel expenses)
      • MEPI Conference – 2 teachers
      • Equality Training – 3 teachers 
  • Student Support 
    • Sponsored children that did not have funds buy t-shirts or yearbooks
    • 7 t-shirts 
    • 10 yearbooks 
    • 6th grade trip - presentation by kids to obtain $500 donation
    • Sponsored student registration for the 5K Spring Fest Race ($320) 
  • Community Support: 
    • Art Show (funding towards materials)
    • Music concert (we funded programs, props, marketing)
    • 3rd Grade Rising up ceremony
  • Building Community
    • 75 PTA members – the most ever!
    • Cora Pantry Giving back opportunities. 
      • Over 257 lbs donated. 
      • 2 trips with students to the Cora Food Bank  
    • Monthly morning meeting ups at Breakaway
    • Restaurant Nights – generated approx. $500 
    • Awesome WOM t-shirts, hoodies, water bottles to drive awareness  
    • Pittsboro Tree Lighting bake sale
    • Pittsboro Summer Fest
    • Spring Fest 

Thanks all for now!!! See you all very soon!

Ashley, Lisa, Katie and Lindsay


Opportunities to Serve:

  • Greetings WOM Families! We invite you to pick 5 ways your family plans to support your WOM PTA this year! Any involvement counts from organizing to just attending!  

PTA meetings
Cora Food Pantry
Spirit Wear
Winter Auction
Box Tops
Scrips
Amazon Smile
Mabel's Labels 
Bulbs, Plants, Seeds
Harris Teeter VIC Card Link
Restaurant Nights
Coffee Break
Bake Sale
Potlucks 
Socials
Greater Community Events
Campus Workdays 
Yearbook


        Last Meetings Minutes (Thank you Katie Cooper!)

        • Minutes Can be Found HERE


        Next Meeting


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