SPARK: Understanding the Foundations of Anxiety
The first SPARK program for 2014-2015 was held on September 22nd, and it presented a lot of information about anxiety, what it stems from, what it looks like, and related misnomers. This year’s theme is “Taking Care,” and speaker Dr. Patrick McGrath, Director of the Center for Anxiety and OCD at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital, spoke about the underlying thought processes related to anxiety and how our negative “what-if” mentality impacts our
The holiday fundraising has begun at WCE!
Order your wrapping paper and candles today! You can even order online at www.yankeecandlefundraising.com
Make sure to reference group number 990065865! 40% of your order goes to WCE PTA!!!
Ok - so now that you know how to get the ambiance going, and you have your wrapping paper stock replenished... you need stuff to wrap, right?! That can only result in... Holiday Shopping!!
Planning on doing any of that holiday shopping online this year? If so, please check out the "2ClickFindrasing" link below (might want to bookmark this one :)).
Support our PTA!! It's easy, free, and an excellent way to give to our school with minimal effort!
As always - thank you so much for your support!
THANK YOU to the 6th grade classes and the 5/6 LEAP and 5/6 multi-age classes of Mrs Ekx, Mr Wardzala, Mrs Griffin, and Ms Abdnor. Their generosity was amazing! The teachers and staff were able to partake in a wonderful first Goody Friday of the school year on Friday, October 17th.
The next Goody Friday will be sponsored by the 5th grade classes and the 5/6 gifted class and held on Friday, November 21st.
We also want to give a special thanks to our Teacher Appreciation Committee Chair Cheryl M Kodis-Wilson! She puts a LOT into making this a special event for the teachers and faculty.
Support Our PTA While You Eat!
Keep Friday, November 7th (10:30am-8pm) open for Hot Dog Richie's Dine and Share! Hot Dog Richie's is located at 220 N. Northwest Highway Palatine. 10% of all sales will go right back to the WCE PTA!!!
Check out Hot Dog Richie's site - look at the menu and decide what you want now, so you don't stand in line staring at the menu (like I do!) :)
The Paperback Book Exchange (for 1- 6th grade) is Coming October 15th
Finish reading those summer books so you can exchange them for some new ones! This event will regularly take place the third Wednesday of each month on the stage during lunch hours. A student helper will come to the classrooms in the morning and give students a coupon for every book they bring. Books should be 1st grade level and up – no picture books, please. Then, the coupons get brought to lunch (after eating and cleaning up) to exchange for new books! We have a great selection, so everyone should check it out!
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