Programs

Waggoner's Parent-Teacher Organization organizes events for fun and fundraising all year long. Here's a complete list of what we're doing this year.

The Art Masterpiece classes will be in each classroom October thru April. Please sign up for any class you wish to teach via the signup genius: Art Masterpiece SignUp  

"Art Masterpiece is a great way to volunteer IN your student's classroom. There is a slideshow to go over with the class and an art activity for the students to do after the slideshow. I usually invite one of my parent-friends to volunteer with me. We have gotten to know our kids' classmates and teachers so well because of this program." - Waggoner Parent Volunteer

Art Masterpiece is a nationally-recognized art enrichment and education program. This program encourages art literacy and develop cognitive, analytical, and creative thinking skills. It is run entirely by volunteer parents.

Art Masterpiece lessons are pre-planned, last approximately 45 minutes, and include a fun “hands-on” art activity. The purpose of this program is to increase children’s awareness of art in the world around them. We accomplish this by introducing students to various elements of art and design in fun and easy-to-grasp ways.

Are you interested in volunteering for the Art Masterpiece program?  You do not have to be a former art major, artistically gifted, or even well-versed in art.  All you need to be is available to volunteer and reliable to show up. The presentations are already designed and available to download. You just have to present them!  Art Masterpiece is one of the few volunteer programs where you can teach in your child's classroom!

Click here to see our Art Masterpiece Program by Grade Level.

Meghann Powell
Shannon Winer

The Waggoner book fair is twice a year and is a chance for your child to shop at school for amazing books.

The 2023-2024 Book Fairs are scheduled for:

  • February 26-March 1st - It will be open during Parent-Teacher conferences February 29th.

Our school reading area is magically transformed into a bookstore with books for all ages! The Book Fair is open to students during lunch recess and to families one hour after school.

If you'd like to volunteer, we would appreciate your help! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B49A8AC2BA7F49-44409415-fall

Feel free to reach out to the Book Fair Team with any questions: wagbookfair@gmail.com

Misty Pavlovic

Communications includes our PTO newsletter, social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) and any other ways the PTO communicates with our community. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with this program! Please contact our communications chair for more information!

Follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

Ashley Boca
Brittany Bonitatibus

The Exploration Station was created by the Waggoner PTO to provide a STEM experience to our students during lunch recess. Each Thursday, we open a classroom during lunch recess where students* are able to come tinker, build, and create. We also have the ability to bring a STEM activity into classrooms. The Exploration Station includes hands on projects, experiments, brain games and so much more.

*Students with Exploration Station permission slips are randomly selected by their teachers to participate.  Permission slips are located here.

Exploration Station grows each year, and we’d love for you to be a part of it! Please contact the Exploration Station chair for more information!

Misty Pavlovic

When we participate in the following programs, Waggoner earns rebates based on the money we spend. There’s no additional out of pocket cost. Here’s how it works…

Fry’s

Fry’s Community Rewards Program: Visit www.FrysCommunityRewards.com to enroll your Fry’s V.I.P. Card online.

  1. Create an online Fry’s account.
  2. Register “Waggoner” under the Community Rewards section. If prompted, our NPO Number is 80299.
  3. Start shopping! Fry’s sends Waggoner a check based on a percentage of the sales each quarter. If you signed up in previous years, you will need to re-enroll this year.

Mabel's Labels

Shop for durable labels for water bottles, lunch boxes, clothes and more! Visit Mabel's Labels' fundraising page, select Waggoner PTO (Tempe), and shop! Waggoner PTO earns 20% off each purchase you make.

RaiseRight

Buy e-gift cards from your favorite brands to earn on your daily purchases.  3-14% (depending on brand) of the amount of each e-card will be donated back to the PTO.  Go to RaiseRight.com or the RaiseRight app to sign up for an account, use enrollment code C6XS1J44U9LL.  Your e-gift card will be sent immediately to your phone or computer.

Office Depot/Office Max

Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide the Waggoner school ID #70004975 at checkout online or in the store, and Waggoner will receive 5% back in credits for FREE school supplies.

Harkin’s Gift Cards

Buy Harkin’s $25 Gift Cards in the Waggoner front office or with the Paypal button (for a small upcharge to cover our fees). Waggoner earns a rebate for each card sold. Please call the front office (480-541-1000) before you stop by to pick up your card(s), to confirm they know about the order.

Name for card pickup/delivery

Coca-Cola Give

Through Coca-Cola Give, you can support Waggoner by donating the codes found on various Coca-Cola products. Visit us.coca-cola.com/give and click on “Donate to Your Local School.” Enter Waggoner in the “Search for Your School” bar, and you will be prompted to enter and/or scan your Coke product codes.

Brittany Bonitatibus

Step It Up is our annual school fundraiser-this single fundraiser supports our school and PTO for the entire year.  Last year the Waggoner PTO funded workshops for teachers; start-up funds for each classroom and grade level support funds; supplies for the health office; school wide Science Fair; Trunk or Treat; Turkey Trot; Student-showcase; Book Fair; Carnival and the Yearbook.  We raise those funds primarily with one annual fundraiser.

Our 2023-2024 Step It Up! program kick off is on August 14th!  You can participate by clicking the link below. It will take you to our school’s fundraiser website where you can set up your child’s Personal Donation page and invite your friends and family to join our efforts to help our school!

www.StepItUpKids.com/Waggoner85284

We need your help to raise money to:

1.     Increase in school experiences such as Childsplay and Nerding

2.     Buy books and supplies to enhance classroom learning and 

3.     Continue to grow our community events!

This entire fundraiser can be completed in TEN MINUTES OR LESS. Please send out TEN or MORE emails via your Personal Donation Page and your child will qualify for the Golden Ticket prizes and drawings! Have your child return their completed Golden Ticket to school TUESDAY, AUGUST 15th!

Join our REVOLUTION of FUN. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s a great way to support your student as they use their awesomeness to help others! 

Please help us reach 100% participation this year, so that we can continue to fund and support our students’ bright and amazing future! 

Here is a copy of the Golden Ticket Packet and general fundraiser information. Need help completing the Golden Ticket Assignment? Click HERE to watch a video!

This school year's DAY OF AWESOMENESS is on October 31st!!!

Brittany Westfall
Kristin Basha

Throughout the year, the school hosts many events in which parents and family members are invited to come watch, and/or participate. On days in which an event, or other celebration occurs, all visitors must be checked in through the front office.  During these times, the Waggoner front office appreciates the help of volunteers. These volunteers help with signing in and out family members, the collection of proper identification (driver’s license), and the exchange of visitor badges. For the safety reasons, all visitors must check in through the front office, provide appropriate identification, and wear a school visitor badge while on school property. Volunteer time slots are typically 1-hour long, but can be shorter.

If you are interested in volunteering, you can reach out to the volunteer chair, or visit the Sign Up Genius link as they come up. Thank you.

Liz Bevan
Shannon Winer

Join us for our 4th Annual Waggoner Family Glow Dance!

The Glow Dance will take place on Friday, January 19th, 2024 from 6pm-730pm.

Admission is FREE for all Waggoner students. All children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be items for sale including pizza, drinks, and glow items. The DJ will be playing your favorite music, including the Cupid Shuffle, so come ready to dance! 

We are always looking for volunteers to donate their time and donations for decorations. Contact a committee chair to find out how to help.

Heather Nakagawa
Shannon Winer
Ted Organ

We have a wonderful tradition returning to Waggoner this year. For the first three weeks of school the PTO is organizing volunteers to assist in the kindergarten classrooms. In this role you will support both the teachers and the students as they acclimate in this new school year. The children will be practicing unfamiliar routines and procedures, experiencing new school expectations, exercising transitions in and outside the classroom, and navigating a lot of big feelings. Volunteers help all of these big changes run just a little more smoothly.

If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our Sign-up Genius. You will also need to print and fill out a Volunteer Information Form, bring it and your driver's license with you to the front office.

Ashley Boca

The Legacy Tile Wall beautification project is a great way for you to leave your family’s mark at Waggoner! Tiles cost $40 and will be installed in our newly renovated courtyards. Proceeds will benefit future improvements to our outdoor spaces and our PTO upcoming activities.

Legacy Tile take-home kits are $40 and you can use the form below to order one. Once your order is placed, you tile will be sent home in your student’s backpack with all the supplies they will need to paint their tile!

Student Name(s)
Teacher Name(s)

If you have any questions or if you would like more info on our upcoming tile painting events, please contact Meghann at WaggonerPTOart@gmail.com.

Meghann Powell

A PTO requisition form is required for any monies that have not been accounted for in our annual budget or have surpassed the limit of the line item for the budget. A form is to be completed at least 1 week prior to the next PTO meeting and will be reviewed by the board and its members and then presented and voted on at the PTO meeting.

Meghann Powell
Heather Nakagawa

Calling ALL Waggoner Scientists!

It's time for our annual Waggoner Science Fair! 

Science is all around us! Our Science Fair is a great way for our students to explore their curiosity, learn how things work, figure out how to make things better, and learn about the scientific method. We hope you will encourage your scientist to participate in this enriching and fun exploration! 

This year we introduced some new changes to our fair: 

  • Display Board: PTO will provide a complimentary display board to each scientist, if they are enrolled by April 12th. 
  • Cookie Celebration: All participants will be invited to a party in the afternoon of Science Fair to celebrate their hard work and innovation! 
  • Awards: We are introducing some awards this year! 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place awards will be given to the winners in each grade level. Additional certificates will be awarded in categories such as most creative, most environmentally impactful, best display, etc. Award participation is completely optional, and you can indicate your student's preference on the enrollment form. 

Below is a guide with everything you need to know to help your scientist with their project! 

Waggoner Science Fair Guide
Please fill out the form below to enroll your scientist.

Scientist Enrollment Form

Important Dates: 

  • Board Reservation Deadline: Friday, April 12th
  • Project Drop-off: Thursday, April 25th 7-7:25 AM
  • Science Fair & Cookie Celebration: Thursday, April 25th - all day during school.
  • Project Pick-up: Thursday, April 25th 5:30-7 PM at the Student Showcase or Friday before or after school.


Please contact Whitney Miller with any questions or concerns-  wmgraham84@gmail.com 

Whitney Miller

The Waggoner Site Council is a group of Parents, Community members, Teachers and Staff that work collaboratively to collect and allocate Tax Credit funds, review and evaluate the parent satisfaction survey, review and comment on school improvement plans, address issues referred by the district office and the school operations committee. We meet 4 times per year and our meetings are open to the community.

Meghann Powell

Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner!  Sign-up to bring in a lunch, a drink, or a treat to a teacher you appreciate!

Calling all parents to help make Teacher Appreciation special for our hard-working Teachers and Staff. Please look at all the names if you know a teacher outside of your primary teacher they would love your contribution too!

Tuesday May 7th - bring beverage for the teacher you sign up for...

Thursday May 9th -  bring a lunch for the teacher you sign up for...

Click here to find Waggoner Teachers' favorite things!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4EA4A622A5FA7-49199208-teacher#/

Gracie Knutson

The Student Showcase for 2023-2024 school year will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2024 from 5-7pm.

This annual event brings our awesome community together to showcase all of the great things happening at Waggoner. Waggoner's "Student Showcase" features student art displays, refreshments and cookies, science fair projects on display throughout campus and more!. Everyone is encouraged to wear Waggoner shirts or school colors and show their Wildcat pride! Please contact the Showcase Chair for more information on this fun night!

Meghann Powell
Stacey Clarken
Shannon Winer

Show your school spirit by wearing one of our amazing Waggoner t-shirts! Every year we choose a new theme for the year.

Use the form below to order your 2023-2024 shirt today.

Select Shirt Size
Student's Name & Teacher
Meghann Powell
Jeanne Peterson
Shannon Winer

Our 8th Annual Trunk or Treat is on Friday, October 27th from 530pm-7pm.

  • 530pm - Party Time
  • 545pm - Costume Parade, Choir Performance & Thriller Dance
  • 600pm - Trunk or Treat
  • 7pm - Time to go home.

This free event is open to all Waggoner students and their families. All children must be accompanied by a grown-up. Trunk or Treaters should bring a bag. Costumes are encouraged!!!

The annual event is made possible by community involvement. Please considering volunteering your time, donating your trunk, and/or donating candy.

FOOD: There will be a Kona Ice Cart & a Zzeeks pizza tent. $5 for a slice of pizza & a drink!!

CANDY: Candy Monster will be at the front office and at car drop-off starting Monday, October 16th. 

DONATE CANDY HERE

VOLUNTEERS: We need volunteers! We can't do this without your help!  

VOLUNTEER HERE

TRUNKS: If you'd like to decorate your trunk and pass out candy, we have a few spots left!! 

COUNT ME IN!

 

Stacey Clarken

Waggoner's annual Turkey Trot is on TUESDAY, November 21st, 2023.

Start your Thanksgiving Holiday off by joining Waggoner students and staff for our annual Turkey Trot! 

Each grade will run an obstacle filled course around the school. After they run, the kids will go to lunch. Parents and families are invited to join as runners, cheering squads, volunteers, or obstacle creators.

More information on start times for each grade and volunteer opportunities will be released closer to November. 

If you would like to design an obstacle course (temporary or permanent), please contact the committee chair.

Jeanne Peterson
Kelli Christaskis
Laura Larson

Are you a local business with an interest in reaching our parents and their families? We work with local restaurants and entertainment throughout the year. Contact the business fundraising chairs for more information on working with Waggoner and reach our families!

Upcoming Events

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Come out and have some fun... and leave the kids with a sitter!

Brittany Bonitatibus
Laura Larson

YEARBOOK! YEARBOOK! YEARBOOK!

PREPAY NOW, SO YOU DON'T MISS OUT!

  • Thank you to all the parents who preordered their yearbook!!!  
  • The PTO ordered a limited number of additional yearbooks. If you would like to prepay for one of these, so your child does not miss out, simply head over to https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool and your child's yearbook will be set aside. First come, first served. 
  • Yearbooks will be delivered to the school in May. Don’t miss out! 

 

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST WINNERS

Thank you to the 66 students that entered the 2023-2024 Yearbook Cover Contest!

CONGRATULATIONS to FRONT COVER winner, 2nd grader, Andrea de LaFuente Mayboca!!!  (Her entry is shown to the right above)

The winners of this year's BACK COVER are shown below:

All entries are shown below.  Thank you to all the students for entering the contest.

Upcoming Events

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Thank you to all the parents who preordered their yearbook!!!  

  • The PTO ordered a limited number of additional yearbooks. If you would like to prepay for one of these, so your child does not miss out, head over to https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool and your child's yearbook will be set aside. First come, first served. 
  • Yearbooks will be delivered to the school in May. 

Read more about the YEARBOOK COVER WINNERS here.

Heather Nakagawa