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.

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 enthusiastic and reliable.  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 download everything you need on our Google Drive.

Shannon Winer
Meghann Powell
Cait Sabato

The Book Fair is open to students during lunch recess and to families one hour after school.

If you or your student would like to shop without bringing cash to school, click on the link below to set up an E-wallet account. For online shopping, use the link below and book orders more than $25 will include free shipping.

Set up your student's E-Wallet Here!

If you'd like to volunteer, we would appreciate your help! Volunteer Sign-Up Here!

Feel free to reach out to the Book Fair Team with any questions:

Misty Pavlovic
Jessica Chuang
Heather Squires

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!

Meghann Powell
Paul Beakley
Ashley Boca

The Exploration Station was created by the Waggoner PTO to provide a STEM experience to our students both in their classrooms and during lunch recess. Last year we opened a classroom one day a week during lunch recess and students were 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.

Click below to see how you can help: 

Upcoming Events


Come join us in the Exploration Station during lunch recess on Thursdays!  The time is 10am-12:15pm.  12 kids per grade level, 20 minutes at a time, playing fun games and activities during their lunch recess.  You don't need to know anything special, we are just facilitating activities for the kids to tinker, build and create during their lunch recess.  They are choosing to be there and loving it each time.  We will plan it all, just need you to help us be there!

All volunteers need to be fingerprinted.  If you need any info please let us know, it is a simple process that we can help you figure out!

Susan Fishman
Cara Walsh-Meaker

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 Community Rewards Program: Visit 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.


Shopping at AmazonSmile is an automatic, easy way to support Waggoner.

  1. Log into your existing Amazon account, but at instead of
  2. Enter Waggoner Elementary School PTO as your chosen charitable organization.
  3. Start shopping! AmazonSmile will remember your selection for subsequent purchases. Add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and continue shopping. Please remember to always shop at and not regular!


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 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.

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.

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 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.

Susan Fishman

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 Step It Up! program is off to an amazing start for this year!  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!

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 TOMORROW to be part of the fun!

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 TONIGHT, 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!

Cara Walsh-Meaker

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.

Jessica Chuang

Girls on the Run is a 10-week program that inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through a curriculum which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. 

Join us for our 2nd Annual Waggoner Family Glow Dance!

Cait Sabato

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.

Cait Sabato
Ashley Boca
Jessica Chuang

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

Meghann Powell

Find out what's coming up at Waggoner on the marquee.

Susan Fishman

The Parent Superintendent Council is a Kyrene District committee of parent representatives from each school designed to increase communication between the Kyrene Superintendent and the parent community. We meet each month to discuss information regarding district initiatives, resources and topics of information that are pertinent to the parent community. It is a unique opportunity to meet with PTO and parent leaders from other schools where we can exchange information and best practices to improve our school communities. Waggoner has three representatives appointed by the Principal.

If you are interested, please contact a program chair for more information.

Kristin Basha
Susan Fishman
Cara Walsh-Meaker

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Lauren Davis

Can you reach out to the rest of the parents in your kid's classroom for us?

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.

Kevin Walsh

Waggoner's Annual Science Fair has begun!  Students may now start their experiments.  Experiments should be student work only and completed at home.  3rd - 5th graders should complete an experiment that includes all the aspects of the scientific method.  K - 2nd graders may complete an experiment or present a science project.  All participants will prepare a tri-fold board or a google slide presentation to be shared during an interview with adult volunteers at the Science Fair Friday, March 24th.  Boards can be dropped off after school on Thursday, March 23rd or Friday morning.  All participants are invited to a pizza party the afternoon of the Science Fair to be held after lunch.  Please register at Science Fair 2023 Registration, so we can plan for volunteers and pizza.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer interviewer, please email Volunteers will be needed between 8-10 am on March 24th. We look forward to seeing all the amazing work the students do!

Links for Ideas

Scientific Method for Kids | Learn all about the Scientific Method Steps

BrainPOP Scientific Method

Elementary Science Fair Planning Guide Science Fair Ideas

Elementary School Science Projects Science Fair Ideas

50 of the Best Science Fair Project Ideas for Kids -

Susan Fishman

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.

Shannon Winer
Meghann Powell

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!

Lauren Davis
Bri Armijo

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 2022-2023 shirt today.

Select Shirt Size
Student's Name & Teacher
Meghann Powell
Susan Fishman

Our PTO Teacher Appreciation Committee plans events, meals, and gestures of appreciation each month to help show our teacher how much we value them and their commitment to our community! In an effort to help offset these costs, the Teacher Appreciation Committee kindly asks for donations of drinks, snacks, and other supplies. If you'd like to help, below is a link to the items they need. Every donation is greatly appreciated! Please drop off all items to the front office. Thank you so much in advance for your participation!  

Click here for the supply list 

Cait Sabato
Ryan Edmiston
Jamie Pate

Our 7th Annual Trunk or Treat is just around the corner, and we need some trunks for our treats! Please consider signing up for a spot to hand out PTO provided candy to all of our Waggoner Wildcats!

Please plan on arriving at Waggoner between 4 PM and 5 PM to set up, and plan on staying until 8 PM. Feel free to decorate your car and dress up for this spooktacular party, but please remember to keep your decorations and theme family friendly!! We can't wait to see what you do!

Sign Up Here!

Stacey Clarken
Susan Fishman
Jamie Pate

Start your Thanksgiving Holiday off by joining Waggoner students and staff for our annual Turkey Trot!  Families are invited to join or cheer on their students while they complete a fun run around Waggoner. More information on date, start times for each grade, and volunteer opportunities will be released closer to November. 

Susan Fishman

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!

Shannon Winer
Misty Pavlovic
Brittany Westfall

Please join us for one of our funnest events of the year! At this year's Carnival, we will have a trackless train, inflatables, a petting zoo, a cake walk, fun games, face painting & animal balloons, and FREE cotton candy, popcorn, and filtered water.

ALL inclusive wristbands are available online now and can also be purchased at the door! Wristbands are $12.00 for students.  Adults and kids 4 and under are free and don’t need a wristband. Here's the form:

Student Name(s)
Teacher Name(s)

Pizza, churros, raffle tickets, and legacy tiles will be available to purchase separately at the event.

You can pre-purchase your pizza here now as well. Use this form:

Student Name(s)
Teacher Name(s)


This is our biggest event of the year and we rely heavily on volunteers to help run it. If you plan to attend this event, PLEASE volunteer a portion of your day or evening to help this evening run smoothly. We can't do this without your help! We are also in need candy, small prizes, and cake donations for the cake walk.

Volunteer Here Donate Items Here

Classroom raffle baskets are currently being assembled please reach out to your class parent with any items you have to donate. We are excited for this FUN community event and we hope to see you there. With questions email

Kristin Basha
Stacey Clarken

There is still time to get your 2022-2023 Waggoner Yearbook!! 

If you would like to buy a yearbook you can do that online or in the front office.  

To order online go to:

1.  Find Your School (Online ordering available until 5/12/23)
2.  Click “Yearbooks”
3.  Complete Student/Grade/Class Info
4.  Add to cart and Check Out. 

You can also fill out an order form and pay with cash or check in the front office.

Yearbook Signing Party!

This year's yearbook signing party will be during the school day so all students have the chance to get their favorite teachers and all of their friends to sign their yearbooks!!!  Yearbooks will be handed out Monday, May 15th and the yearbook signing will be that afternoon.  

If you would like to volunteer to help direct traffic and keep kids moving during the yearbook signing please check out the sign up genius:

For more information or if you would like to be a part of the yearbook committee for the 2023-204 school year, please contact the program chairs.

Heather Nakagawa
Cara Walsh-Meaker