WoodCreek Junior High PTA News

October 8, 2020

Message From Our WCJH PTA President

Happy Fall Y'all!

I am always so happy when I can officially say that! I love me some fall weather, steady cool fronts blowing in, and milder temps. It also means it's football season, and I am a Texas girl, so need I say more? I know that with social distancing and strict attendance guidelines, we can't all enjoy the sporting events that the kids are involved in, but I hope that you can find unique ways to celebrate those that you know who are active in sports. It's definitely a unique time to be an athlete and a parent/spectator.

With that said, I know that the orchestra, band, and choir are looking at alternative, likely virtual, ways to let their students shine and show off their talents. Please be supportive of the arts. With these activities going virtual, it gives more of us access from the comfort of our own home! If you are anything like me, you can sit in your comfy pjs and enjoy the performances just as much, if not more, as being in a crowded room up at the school dressed in clothes that don't quite fit the COVID 15 that I've gained in the last 6 months!

Our PTA is currently working very hard to find new and innovative ways to do fundraising/programs. We have an Executive Board Meeting this week with some hot topics so look for more specific information in our next Newsletter - October 22nd!

No matter what you and your kids are doing - sports vs. arts, KVA vs. F2F, or something outside of school all together, I hope that you are all navigating these unprecedented times with patience and grace. If it's something we all need more in the world right now, it's being more understanding and tolerable of others. Which brings me to... if you see me in my boots in 80* weather, just smile and nod, and know that when I "picked myself up by my bootstraps" earlier in the day, it was probably a chilly 50° ....OR maybe, I just wanted it to be.

Happy Fall Y'all!

Julie Aasmyr

WCJH President 2020-2021

president@wcjhpta.com

Board Member Spotlight: Michelle Brooks

Michelle is starting her third year on the Executive Board at WCJH. Previously, Michelle served as the Membership Assistant, and this will be her second year serving as the Membership VP. She has been a Katy ISD PTA member since 2011 and has had many roles in the PTA such as Secretary, Historian, Junior Achievement, Grade-Level Coordinator, Homeroom Coordinator, Homeroom Parent, volunteering in the library, and anywhere else she was needed. Michelle is also an instructor at Evolve Lagree. Michelle and her family have lived in Katy for 15 years. She is a mom to a sixth-grader and a ninth-grader, and every chance they get, they try to spend their downtime in Austin. Michelle is also a die-hard Chicago Bears fan!
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Volunteer Hours and Opportunities

We love our WCJH Volunteers!

Please be sure to submit your volunteer hours for September by clicking this link. You can also submit your hours for July and August if you haven't done so yet.

If you are interested in WCJH volunteer opportunities, please fill out the form and let us know what areas you might be interested in!

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Prime Day and AmazonSmile

Prime Day is back starting October 13 and will run through October 14. This is a great opportunity for WoodCreek Junior High PTA to increase AmazonSmile donations during this epic two days of deals and promotions.

Haven't added WCJH PTA to your AmazonSmile account? Here's how:

1. Visit smile.amazon.com

2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials

3. Choose WoodCreek Junior High PTA to receive donations.

4. Start shopping!

5. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

Spirit Night Update

Thank you to everyone who came out to Growler USA last week for our Spirit Nights! We raised a total of $481.89 for WCJH PTA!

Join PTA

We currently have over 530 PTA members! Thank you so much for joining!

Help us reach our goal of 600 PTA members before 10/31!

Parents and staff aren't the only ones who can join PTA! Students can join the PTA, also! One lucky PTA student will receive a long-sleeve gray WCJH shirt! Students who have joined since August 1 will automatically be entered into the raffle. Businesses, neighbors, grandparents, family members, and anyone in the community can also join PTA.

Click the picture to get signed up, and share the link!

Spirit Wear

Click on the picture to shop our awesome Spirit Wear! We still have new 20-21 items available in addition to our clearance sale items!