Our annual tradition that unites and ignites the school at the start of the school year continues in 2018. The Walk-a-Thon is a major fundraiser that benefits ALL students at WGMS! Our goal this year is to raise $70,000, which will allow the school to continue to fund technology, field study trips, classroom and science lab supplies and much more. As students collect donations from family and friends, they can earn prizes that include a Walk-a-Thon t-shirt that can be worn as part of their uniform on Fridays, a portable device charger and lunch with Mr. Slayton! On the day of the Walk-a-Thon, the entire school walks together, enjoying live DJ music, fun games, and raffle prizes!
Week of August 27
Students receive their “Pledge Envelope and Permission Form” (PEPF) and begin soliciting sponsors.
On or Before Monday, September 17
Students submit their signed PEPF and money to the Front Office. The information on the PEPF should be filled out completely. Any student who submits pledge money after Monday, September 17 will be able to participate, but MAY NOT be eligible for prizes. A $1.00 minimum donation is required to participate in the Walkathon.
Friday, September 28
Walkathon! Students will jog/walk around a set course with lively background music.
This event would not be possible without the help of volunteers. Help will be needed for working booths, event set up and event tear down. Please click HERE if you can help.
Complete the PEPF, including parent signature. Ask family members, friends, and neighbors to sponsor you. Ask sponsors for a flat amount donation for participation. A flat donation allows pledge money to be collected before the day of Walkathon. Students should not pledge each other without their parent’s permission. Two ways ways to donate this year:
• New: PAY ONLINE! So much easier to support our school! Go to wgmspta.org and click on DONATE.
• Though we are trying to decrease the amount of cash handling, cash or check are still accepted. Checks should be made payable to WGMS PTA. All donations are tax deductible (Tax ID # 94-6172527).
If you would like to sponsor a student, please complete that line on the PEPF. You may choose to sponsor a particular student, or ask the school to select a recipient.
The day of Walkathon is a RAM Spirit Day. Students who are participating in the event may wear red and gold accessories with their uniform. If the student has earned a Walkathon shirt, he/she should wear it on the day of the event.
Huge thank you to our sponsors that make this event possible!
California’s Common Core Standards are designed to reflect the knowledge and skills that our students need for success in college and careers. A common set of learning goals helps teachers and parents ensure students are challenged and making appropriate progress.
The Athletic Boosters provide financial and moral support for our athletic teams and facilities. We also coordinate and assist with individual team fundraising opportunities for uniforms and equipment.
For Updates, please visit Willow Glen Athletic Booster’s Web Site
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The parent community at Willow Glen Middle School is very vibrant. You may become involved in your child’s education in a variety of ways by joining any or all of the organizations we describe in this section. They include:
Come to a meeting find out what they do and maybe get involved!
After you’ve read about all of these parent organizations, visit the Volunteering at WGMS section to get the scoop on how to join.
Ms. Evan’s ASB and Leadership students are collecting those colorful labels for our school. Have your student bring them in to the main office all year long.
Stay involved in your child’s schooling by volunteering your time and talent at WGMS. There are many volunteer opportunities with: the PTA, the Willow Glen Foundation, the Performing Arts Boosters, and the Athletic Boosters.
All volunteers, new or returning, must maintain a current TB clearance. Please review the following processes and complete the appropriate forms.
Here are some ideas:
Weekly or Biweekly on Campus
- Sell lunch items to students (Lunch Cart; Student Store)
- Tutor students who need extra help
- Help in the library
- Copy Cats
Occasionally, As Needed
- Help with fundraisers and special events such as WEB activities, etc.
- Chaperone dances or assist with student performances
- Make/purchase teacher treats
Take on a Bigger Project
Play a more major role. Examples are heading up a fundraiser, coordinate volunteers, organize a special event, take minutes at meetings, etc.
The Robotics Boosters branch of the Willow Glen Foundation raises money for the FIRST Robotics teams at both the Middle and High Schools, and the Botball team at the Middle School.
Your contribution goes toward entry fees for competitions, and equipment and tools for the robots. Teams from both schools have consistently won awards at the various competitions over the years.
The Willow Glen Middle School and High School Foundation was formed in July, 2000, to ensure high quality academic and elective programs in the face of technological, social, and economic challenges. The private, non-profit foundation was founded through the cooperative efforts of local parents, faculty, alumni, and public officials and focuses solely on the advancement of academic and cultural programs.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization committed to making our neighborhood schools, Willow Glen Middle & High, the best they can be. (Non-profit tax I.D. #46-2106211)
We are parents, community members and educators who care passionately about public school education. We raise money through membership and community events and spend it on academic and cultural initiatives.
In addition, the Foundation is the face for our neighborhood schools, championing their strengths and benefits.
Meetings start at 7PM and are held in the WGHS Library. Upcoming meeting dates are 10/10, 11/7, 12/5(Holiday Potluck (off-site)), 1/9, 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1 (end of the year celebration (off-site))
The School Site Council (SSC) is a decision-making group composed of parents, community representatives, and school staff that share the responsibility for the planning, implementation and evaluation for the School Improvement Program (SIP).
A School Site Council is required of all schools receiving school improvement funds designed to provide increased parent involvement, understanding and improvement of the school’s educational program.
The responsibilities of the School Site Council are to advise and participate in:
* Reviewing with the principal, staff, and students the implementation of the SIP program and it’s effectiveness.
* Annually reviewing the plan, establishing a new SIP budget, and making modifications to the plan if necessary.
Willow Glen Middle’s School Site Council is looking for more parents and students who would like to serve on the council. Meetings are held monthly in the faculty lounge.
The Performing Arts Boosters of Willow Glen Middle and High Schools has experienced wonderful growth over the past few years. We now serve over 500 students in band, choir, dance and theater. We are looking for more dedicated parents to join our team! Click here to access the Performing Arts Boosters website.
We are a group of parents, teachers, alumni and community members who believe that the performing arts are an essential part of public education. We advocate, provide volunteer support, and raise funds to ensure that thriving performing arts programs continue at Willow Glen Middle School and Willow Glen High.
We have a lot of work to do to make these performing arts programs possible for our kids. Come find out how we accomplish this, and how you can help us. Meetings are open to all parents of WGMS/WGHS kids, and anyone who wants to help support our performing arts programs.
2018-2019 General Meetings
WGHS Library, 6:30–7:30PM
WG Performing Arts
To download the WGPAB Scholarship form and Requirements click below:
* Are you wondering how you can support WGMS athletics?
* Maybe you’d like to purchase a Rams t-shirt or sweatshirt?
* Would a stadium cushion help soften those those hard bleachers while watching your kids play sports?
* Are you interested in being a coach or assistant coach?
Find the answers to these questions and more, click on the forms below:
The Willow Glen Middle School Athletic Boosters is a branch of the WGMS Parent Teacher Association. It’s our goal to support the wide variety of sports programs at Willow Glen Middle School.
2016-2017 Meeting Dates:
No Meetings in June, July or August
Meetings are in P102 @ WGHS
Funds are raised through PTA membership dues and by selling WGMS sweatshirts at Back-to-School night and Open House. With funds raised, the Athletic Boosters supports equipment and uniform purchases, and pays for coaches and referees.
We are always looking for parents who’d like to become involved in the Athletic Boosters!
Coaches and Parents - Information Needed
WGAB Fiesta in May
For more information about how to support WGMS Athletics, or to purchase Rams promotional items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, stadium seats, and WGMS decals, please click here to visit our Membership & Forms page.
For Additional Information, click HERE.
Click below to download any of these forms:
Your Willow Glen Middle School PTA brings parents, teachers, and staff together to enhance the quality of education for our students. Our partnership with WGMS enriches the school day for the kids as we encourage a welcoming, safe and fun place of learning.
PTA supplements school funding providing valuable enrichment programs. We have proudly represented WGMS in amazing ways! Parent support of PTA has helped fund technology, field study trips, incentive programs for academic success, classroom supplies, science lab supplies, and teacher grants to purchase materials for classroom learning. We provide supplies and basic necessities to students in need promoting PTA’s goal of success for all students. In addition to the classroom, PTA supports student activities and fun all with the help of our indispensable parent volunteers.
Meetings are held in the WGMS Media Center. At the meetings, members vote on requests for funding and receive updates on PTA, and school activities from the Principal Slayton and Committee Chairs. Upcoming meeting dates and times are the following: 10/17 at 6:30PM, 11/28 at 3:30PM, 1/16 at 6:30PM, 2/13 at 3:30PM, 3/20 at 6:30PM, 4/24 at 3:30PM, 5/22 at 6:30PM. A general agenda includes PTA Status Report, Principal’s Report, Financial Report, Calendar and events Activity
For information on this year’s fundraiser, click HERE.
Stay updated on school activities on our Facebook page!
Please be a part of the great work we do. Together we build a community at WGMS that directly impacts student success in and outside of the classroom. Membership is only $25 and it will go a long way in making a difference at your child’s school. You can purchase the Ram Pride package or just select the PTA membership. Click HERE to join online. You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.
The Willow Glen Middle School PTA is a non-profit volunteer organization. Our PTA is a member of the National PTA, the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation. In California, the state PTA organization ranks as the oldest and largest statewide non-profit volunteer organization advocating on behalf of our children. The PTA believes:
* Every adult has a responsibility to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop to their full potential. * Parents/guardians are children’s first teachers. * Family involvement is essential throughout a child’s educational experience. * Family is the basic unit of society responsible for the support and nurturing of all children. * Family may be defined many ways.
Our collective responsibility includes advocating for the safety, welfare, and the opportunity for quality public education for all children. (*from the California State PTA website)