Farmington Woods Elementary School PTA





CURRENT NEWS

Rangel_RaceTalkFlyer.pdf

Parent presentation

When: May 17th, 7PM

Meeting Link: Meeting and Presentation Link

Speaker: Dr. María Rosa Rangel, WCPSS Directory of Family and Community Engagement

Topic: How to Talk To Our Kids About Race

For some families, talking to our kids about race in America is a necessity. For others, it's a difficult conversation we might not know how to start. Join us Monday, May 17th to learn strategies for navigating these conversations at home. Wake County's Director of Equity Affairs, Dr. María Rosa Rangel, will lead an interactive workshop for FWES parents on talking about race and racism with children of all ages. Dr. Rangel's talk will start at approx. 7pm on May 17th, promptly after the PTA Board meeting. Because of the challenging and open discussion she has planned, this workshop may not be appropriate for young children to hear. The workshop will be offered in Spanish and English at the same time.

fwes staff appreciation week

May 3-7

It's staff appreciation next week!

Please take a look at the flyer and celebrate!

ONGOING FUNDRAISER

The FWES PTA has partnered with Lew Wilson Arts in Apex for an ongoing fundraiser. They have painted the school and will print it on wooden ornaments that can be personalized. They also have two different sized prints that come already matted and shipping is free!

This is a great option for teacher appreciation or 5th grade families leaving FWES.

For all FWES related sales, our school and PTA will get 20% back.

Please visit Lew Wilson Arts website to purchase!

FWES SChool Communications

Principal Pierce provides informative and timely updates via School Messenger that are always posted to the school's website as well.

Prepare for the start of the school year by reviewing your school messaging preferences. Visit the Communications page on the WCPSS website for information on how to set up your communication preferences.

Phone calls. Make sure your child's school has your current cell phone and home phone numbers in our database.

Email. Make sure your child's school has your current email address and you will be automatically set-up to receive messages by email.

Text Message. To opt-in to receive text messages, simply text YES to the number 67587.

Join the PTA

Our voices are stronger together! Farmington Woods relies on our strong family community to volunteer time and to provide funding for programs, classroom supplies and technology. By joining forces with other NC PTO/PTAs and the national PTA organization, we amplify our ability to raise awareness for issues like teacher pay, classroom mandates, and other laws that impact our students.

JOIN NOW.

PTA Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for the following areas this school year:

  • Spirit Wear: Place orders for FWES spirit wear and sell items at various events and through online ordering. Time Commitment: Length of specific event.

  • Grant Writer: Research, write and submit grants to support FWES projects like playground improvements and water bottle stations. Commitment: A few hours a month.

  • Cultural Arts Chair: Work with FWES to bring unique artists to share their talents and cultures with our students. Help secure contracts and support the artists on the day of the performance. Commitment: Must attend a Cultural Arts Fair in August and attend the scheduled events during the school year.

We also need people with great big ideas and huge hearts! Our PTA is 100% volunteer run and everything we raise goes back to the Farmington Woods community. If you have an idea for a program, fundraiser, or service that reaches out to our students, staff or teachers, please contact us!

School Supplies from Yubbler

FWES is once again partnering with Yubbler for school supply purchases. When you purchase your school supplies on Yubbler.com, FWES PTA receives 50% of the profits!

  • One click ordering makes back-to-school shopping simple!

  • All lists are teacher approved.

  • Parents can customize orders (buy only what you need).

  • Quality, name-brand products you trust.

  • Low prices and next-day shipping to your home

  • The school gets half the profits!

Amazon SmiLE

Shop at smile.amazon.com. It's the same products, same prices, same services as the Amazon you know. And Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.

Use this link to set the FWES PTA (PTA North Carolina Congress Farmington Woods PTA) as the recipient of your donation. Start shopping now.

R City Rocks - Community giving

Text Your Receipt and We Receive 5%!

Support businesses AND help us at the same time! Businesses donate 5% of your purchase when you text your receipt to our text address: fwespta@rcityrocks.com. All donations are matched by our Community Patrons.

The mission of R City Rocks is to help businesses and nonprofits build mutually beneficial relationships, while enabling people to help nonprofits they care about with their purchases. Participants text their receipt to a nonprofit, and the business donates 5%. All donations are matched by Community Pillars.

Learn who our generous donors are and how to participate.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education gives families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products you already buy.

If you see this label on your product, use the Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are worth 10¢ each for the school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online.

Read for more details.