Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser

Moonwalk Your Way to the Galaxy on September 29th, 2017!

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Our annual tradition that unites and ignites the school at the start of the school year continues in 2017 with a student-designed theme and artwork. The Walk-a-Thon is a major fundraiser that benefits ALL students at WGMS!  Our goal this year is to raise $60,000, 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! New this year is a 1st period classroom competition. The first class in each grade level wins a donut party! On the day of the Walk-a-Thon, the entire school walks together, enjoying live DJ music, fun games, and raffle prizes!

Volunteers Are Needed

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.

Key Dates

August 28th-September 19th: Fundraising!

September 20th: All pledge envelopes must be in the office by the end of the school day. Late envelopes are accepted, but we cannot guarantee that prizes will be available.

September 29th: Walk-a-Thon event from 2-3 pm. The day of Walk-A-Thon 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 WAT shirt, he/she should wear it on the day of the event.

Important Pledge Information

Matching Grant Programs:
Much of our donor income can easily be doubled. This program often includes pledges, and applies to all employees at the workplace, so check with your employer to see if they will match donations that you and your co-workers make to the Walkathon! Copy the pledge envelope, fill out your company’s form and submit it!

Sponsors

If you have a business of your own and would like to donate, please contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  All donations are tax deductible (Tax ID # 94-6172527).

Commom Core Resources

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.

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WG Athletics Boosters

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Mission Statement

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.

Willow Glen High School The Athletic Boosters support all High School competitive sports in the Blossom Valley Athletic League and raise funds to pay an athletic trainer, college scholarships, varsity letters and facility upgrades.


To become a member of the WGAB please click WGAB Membership Form.pdf


2016-17 Meeting Dates
Sept 14
October 12
November 9
December 14
January 11
February 8
March 1
April 5
May 9
No Meetings in June, July or August
All Meetings are at 7:30 PM in P102 (WGHS)

NEWS FROM OUR ATHLETIC BOOSTERS

Sports Basement
The Athletic Boosters have a new partnership with Sports Basement. When shopping for sporting goods or equipment, just say Willow Glen High School or Middle School at the register to receive a 10% discount off your purchase and 5% will be donated back to school sports. Sports Basement is conveniently located in the Pruneyard, Campbell.

Bella James
Bella James is selling WG hats in 6 different styles and donating all proceeds to Willow Glen athletics. Thank you Bella James!


For more information - or to order RAM sportswear or annual game passes- visit: Willow Glen Athletic Booster’s Web Site


Athletic Boosters News and Upcoming Events

To become a member of the WGAB please click WGAB Membership Form.pdf

WGAB Events

For Updates, please visit Willow Glen Athletic Booster’s Web Site

Parent Liaison:
Sara Arevalo
Office:
WG High School
(408) 535-6330
X 67518

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Welcome WGMS Parents!

Parents - get connected to what’s going on at WGMS!

Follow us on Twitter at @wgmiddle. Updates, news and notifications for everyone.


Click here to catch all of the exciting Student Activities going on at WGMS:


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: 

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Willow Glen Athletic Boosters (WGAB)

Willow Glen Foundation

Willow Glen Performing Arts Boosters

School English Learners’ Advisory Committee (SELAC)

School Site Council (SSC)

Come to a meeting find out what they do and maybe get involved!

If you want to volunteer at school on an as-needed basis, send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You will receive e-mails about volunteer opportunities. Just e-mail back if you can help!

After you’ve read about all of these parent organizations, visit the Volunteering at WGMS section to get the scoop on how to join.


Collect “Boxtops for Education”

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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.

Volunteer Driver Packet

Packet in English

Packet in Spanish

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Volunteer at WGMS

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.

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 Open House, 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.


Parent Volunteer

Robotics Boosters Branch

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.

For more information, contact Brent Chinn at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Willow Glen Foundation

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Who We Are

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.


Meeting Times

Meetings start at 7PM and are held in the WGHS Library. Upcoming meeting dates are 9/6, 10/11, 11/1, 12/6 (Holiday Potluck (off-site)), 1/10, 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2 (end of the year celebration (off-site))

Please join us and all the other Willow Glen School Related Organizations at a welcome back Social.  The Performing Arts Boosters, Athletic Boosters, PTA, Foundation, principals and board member Pam Foley will all be in attendance.

Details: Wednesday, August 30, 7-8:30 p.m.

Home of Suzanne & Jim Carrig, 1506 Hicks Avenue

Drinks and light snacks will be served


Click here to visit the Foundation website: WG Foundation
Please consider a personal contribution to the Willow Glen Middle School and High School Foundation: How to Contribute

School Site Council (SSC)

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.

For more information about School Site Council, contact Principal Paul Slayton, at 408-535-6277 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

 

Willow Glen Performing Arts

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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.


MISSION

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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.


SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

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Performers need to complete the on-line registration form.

Performances:

Thursday, November 9 - 5:50PM & 8:30PM

Friday, November 10 - 5:50PM & 8:30PM

Saturday, November 11 - 2:00PM & 6:00PM

Tickets can be purchased at the following link:  WGPAB.ORG


MONTHLY MEETINGS

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.

2017-2018 General Meetings
WGMS Library, 6:30–7:30PM

September 20

October 18

November 15

December 20

January 17

February 15

March 21

April 18

May 16


SCHOLARSHIPS

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To download the WGPAB Scholarship form and Requirements click below:
WGPABScholarshipApplication2015.pdf

Athletic Boosters Membership & Forms

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* 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:

Athletic Boosters Membership Form.pdf

Athletic Booster Packages.doc

Membership and Forms

WGMS Athletic Boosters

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.

Athletic Booster

2016-2017 Meeting Dates:
Sept 14
October 12
November 9
December 14
January 11
February 8
March 1
April 5
May 9
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
The WGAB wants to publicize all sports news, and we need your assistance!  Please provide team schedules, game outcomes, highlights, and photos.  We will use these in our communications to the school and community, including posts on our WG Athletic Boosters Facebook page.  Check out the WGAB page, “like” it, and share it on your Facebook page.  Provide sports information to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


WGAB Fiesta in May
More to come on our biggest and most fun event of the year, which features a taco truck, margaritas, and a fantastic auction!  If you are interested in helping, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

How to Support Athletics at WGMS

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.


Athletic Booster Contacts

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2017-18 WALK-A-THON

For Additional Information, click HERE.

WGMS PTA FORMS

Click below to download any of these forms:

PTA_Reimbursement_Form(1).pdf

WGMS PTA Volunteer Form.doc

Cash and Check Deposit Form.pdf

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

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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.


MONTHLY MEETINGS

Meetings start at 6:30PM and 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 are 9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 1/17, 2/28, 3/20, 4/18, 5/16 A general agenda includes PTA Status Report, Principal’s Report, Financial Report, Calendar and events Activity


PTA OFFICERS

President:   
Brian Mundy
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Vice President:
Ana Manzano
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Secretary:
Reanna Rhodes
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Treasurer:
Jayna Ng
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Auditor:
Elisa Koff-Ginsborg
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Membership:
Marta Espinal
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Walk-A-Thon Co-Chair:
Kim Shakeri
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Walk-A-Thon Co-Chair:
Linda Rangel
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2017-18 WGMS WALK-A-THON

September 29th: Moonwalk Your Way to the Galaxy!
Our annual tradition that unites and ignites the school at the start of the school year continues in 2017 with a student-designed theme and artwork. The Walk-a-Thon is a major fundraiser that benefits ALL students at WGMS!  For Additional information, click Facebook page!


BECOME A PTA MEMBER!

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.

For more information about becoming a PTA member, or if you have any questions, please contact Marta Espinal at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


MISSION OF THE PTA

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)