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.

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

The Scholastic Waggoner book fair is twice a year and is a chance for your child to shop at school for amazing books-our school reading area is magically transformed into a bookstore with books for all ages!

Misty Pavlovic
Jessica Chuang
Heather Squires

Our Waggoner Carnival happens every spring and is fun for the whole family! Past attractions have included a petting zoo, 2 inflatable obstacle courses, face painting, balloon twisting, a cake walk, food trucks, raffle baskets, tile painting and more. Please contact the Carnival chair for information on volunteering for this amazing event.

Stacey Clarken
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

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

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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

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.

AmazonSmile

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

  1. Log into your existing Amazon account, but at smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.
  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 smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and continue shopping. Please remember to always shop at smile.amazon.com and not regular amazon.com!

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.

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 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.

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!

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 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. 

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.

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

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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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.

The Waggoner Science Fair is an opportunity for students at all grade levels to learn about the scientific method and participate in a fun experiment or project which will be displayed inside of the school. On the final day of the Science Fair students will be interviewed about their projects and treated to a pizza party! Please contact the Science Fair Chair for more information on helping out with this fun event!

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!

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 

Trunk or Treat is our annual Halloween/Fall celebration! Decorate your car and get ready for a fun night full of treats! Participants park on the soccer field while our Waggoner Wildcats “trunk or treat” their way around! Please contact the Trunk or Treat chair for more information about this fun event!

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!

Upcoming Events

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1707 W Warner Road

Tempe 85284

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1101 W Ray Rd

Chandler 85224

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1475 W Elliot

Tempe 85284

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1805 E Baseline Rd

Tempe 85282

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2030 E. Elliot

Tempe 85284

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1712 E. Guadalupe

Tempe 85283

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1781 E Warner

Tempe 85284

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2020 E. Elliot Rd (Elliot & 101, not Chipotlane location at Priest!)

Tempe 85284

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1721 E. Warner Rd. 

Tempe 85284

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1101 W Ray Rd

Chandler 85224

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101 E Baseline Rd

Tempe 85283

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 6350 S McClintock Dr

Tempe 85283

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1805 E Baseline

Tempe 85282

Shannon Winer
Misty Pavlovic
Brittany Westfall

The Waggoner PTO creates and sells a yearbook each year. There is a Cover Contest offered to students so they can have a direct hand in the design of the front and back covers of the yearbook. The yearbook goes on sale in January and is delivered during the last few weeks of school. The yearbook documents many of the events throughout the year, including events such as Trunk-or-Treat and Turkey Trot, as well as class photos and grade level candid pages. Parents and volunteers take photos and submit to the yearbook committee. The committee reviews these pictures and uses them in the yearbook.

This is where YOU come in… please submit pictures you take at any PTO or school events! Click on the link below to access our yearbook photos folder. In order to get the photos in the yearbook, in the correct area, please include the name of the student(s) in the pictures & their teacher(s) in the notes of each photo uploaded. Photos without this information will not be included in the yearbook. Thank you for your help.

Upload Your Images Here

For more information or if you would like to volunteer on the yearbook please contact the program chairs.

Heather Nakagawa
Cara Walsh-Meaker