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.

Upcoming Events


Interested in Volunteering in your child's classroom?

Art Masterpiece provides the perfect opportunity to do that. NO ART experience necessary!!


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:

  • October 23rd-27th - It will be open during Student of the Month on Friday, October 27th.
  • February 26-March 1st - It will be open during Parent=Teacher conferences February 28th-March 1st.

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! 

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

Upcoming Events


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

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.

Upcoming Events


Winter Break is from December 18th to January 2nd


Parent Teacher Organization meeting in Room 1.


Parent Teacher Organization meeting in Room 1.


Parent Teacher Organization meeting in Room 1.


Parent Teacher Organization meeting in Room 1.


Parent Teacher Organization meeting in Room 1.

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!

Upcoming Events


Exploration Station is a program where students get to explore STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) activities with their peers during their lunch recess. Join us in facilitating a fun and engaging learning environment. All Exploration Station volunteers are required to have an active fingerprint clearance card. Please follow the link to get your IVP fingerprint clearance today.

Please review the available slots in the signup genius if you are interested in volunteering.

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 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.

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.


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.

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.

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!

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.

Upcoming Events


Join us for our 3rd Annual Waggoner Family Glow Dance! Admission is FREE, and all children must be accompanied by an adult. We'll have an amazing live D.J. and glow items for sale. 

Please help us make our party a GLOWING success! 

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

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

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. At the end 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!

Waggoner's Annual Science Fair will begin on Tuesday, March 26, 2024. All entries are due the week of April 25th, 2024.  

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 in April.  Boards can be dropped off after school on Wednesday, April 24th or Thursday April 25th in the morning.  All participants are invited to a pizza party.  Please register at Science Fair 2024 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 April 25th. 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 -

Upcoming Events


Science Fair kicks off on March 26th.

Projects are due on April 25th.


A pizza party celebrating all the Science Fair participants. 

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

Please join us for one of our most fun 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.

The 2024 Carnival is on Friday, April 12th from 430-7pm

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.


Each classroom assembles a raffle basket for the carnival. If you would like to assemble the basket, have items to donate, or have questions regarding it, please reach out to your class parent. 


We are excited for this FUN community event and we hope to see you there. With questions email

Upcoming Events


The 2024 spring carnival will take place on Friday, April 12th from 430pm-7pm.

We need volunteers to help make the Carnival a success.  Reach out to the committee chair to let her know how you'd like to help. 

Stacey Clarken

Our PTO Staff Appreciation Committee plans events, meals, and gestures of appreciation each month to help show all of the Waggoner Staff how much we value them and their commitment to our community!

We keep the breakroom stocked with cups, drinks, snacks, and water. In an effort to help offset these costs, the Staff Appreciation Committee kindly asks for donations of drinks, snacks, and other supplies. Every donation is greatly appreciated! Please drop off all items to the front office.

Below is a list of days we plan on bringing in a little extra for the teachers. If you would like to take over the mailbox treat, sign-up for a specific month here. If you have a theme idea or food idea for one of the lunch events, please reach out to a committee chair. 

  • October - Monthly Mailbox Treat
  • October 18th - lunch for Parent-Teacher conference
  • October 19th - lunch for Parent-Teacher conference
  • October 20th - lunch for Parent-Teacher conference
  • November - Monthly Mailbox Treat
  • December - Monthly Mailbox Treat
  • January - Monthly Mailbox Treat
  • February - Monthly Mailbox Treat
  • February 28th - lunch for Parent-Teacher conference
  • February 29th - lunch for Parent-Teacher conference
  • March 1st - lunch for Parent-Teacher conference
  • March - Monthly Mailbox Treat
  • April - Monthly Mailbox Treat
  • May - Monthly Mailbox Treat
  • May 6th-May 10th - Teacher Appreciation Week

Upcoming Events


There are 1/2 days on February 28th, 29th, and March 1st.

The Teacher Appreciation committee will provide lunch and drinks to the Teachers during each of these 1/2 school days, so they will have enough nourishment and energy to make it through all their meetings with the parents/guardians.

If you would like to help with the set-up, contribute to the food/snacks/drinks, or have ideas to make the teachers feel appreciated during this time, please contact one of the members of the Teacher Appreciation committee:

Gracie Knutson
Andrea Temple
Laura Larson

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!

Upcoming Events


The 2024 Student Showcase will take place on April 25th.

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. 


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


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



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.

Upcoming Events


Come watch your kid(s) run our annual Turkey Trot course around the fields of Waggoner Elementary. Hang out and have a picnic lunch after, or head out early and head home for Thanksgiving.

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


Visit Serranos Pronto at Guadalupe & Rural at any time on December 7th. Mention "Waggoner Fundraiser" and a portion of your purchase will benefit the Waggoner community.


ALL DAY!!! 11am-8pm.


Put on your PJs and join us in the Waggoner reading area to listen to Waggoner Teacher read their favorite holiday stories. 

Brittany Bonitatibus
Laura Larson


Last Year's Yearbook only $5 (only a few left). 

All previous years are only $1 each. Here is what is remaining:

  • 2021-2022 - current 5th graders were 3rd graders.
  • 2020-2021 SOLD OUT
  • 2019-2020 - the current 5th graders were 1st graders, current 4th graders were kindergarteners!!! This is the year we went away for spring break and didn't return to school. So many memories from pre-spring break are captured in this book! If you know any current 6th, 7th, or 8th graders or any current freshman that were Waggoner students, they are in this book. Please let them know they are only $1.
  • 2018-2019 - the current 5th graders were kindergarteners. 
  • 2017-2018 - some of the current 4th & 5th graders are Waggoner preschoolers in this yearbook.

Contact or to order any of the yearbooks we currently have on hand.


Annual Waggoner YEARBOOK!

The Waggoner PTO creates and sells a yearbook each year. The yearbook documents Waggoner events throughout the year, including events such as Meet the Teacher, 1st Day of School, Day of Awesomeness, Trunk-or-TreatTurkey Trot, and Glow Dance. The yearbook also includes the class photos and grade level candid photos submitted by their teachers.

As you take pictures of your littles and their Waggoner friends throughout the schoolyear, please upload them to the Yearbook folder!

Yearbook folders

We need your help filling up the pages of the yearbook. Please submit pictures you take of your Waggoner Students!  We want pictures from after school activities, Waggoner events, Meet the Teacher, sports, candid before or after school photos, Art Masterpiece photos... Put it this way, if you are at school taking pictures of your kids and their friends, please upload your favorite shots, so we can use them in the Waggoner Yearbook!!!

Click on the link(s) below to access our yearbook photos folder.  In order to get the photos in the yearbook, in the correct area, please upload them in the appropriate event or class folder.

Yearbook Cover Contest!!!

The Yearbook Cover Contest is offered each year to all students so they can have a direct hand in the design of the front and back covers of the yearbook. There is 1 front cover winner and the there are 2 back cover winners per grade level.

Last year's cover contest winner is shown below; the theme was Camp Waggoner.  This year's theme is "We Shine Brighter Together." Students, feel free to begin thinking about your design now and start sketching it out.  

Requirements for the Contest: 

  • Designed by a current Waggoner student
  • Vertical Orientation
  • Has to say "Waggoner"
  • Has to have the current year on it: "2023-2024"
  • Theme can be either Waggoner Wildcats or We Shine Brighter Together



The yearbook goes on sale in January and is delivered during the last few weeks of school.

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 chair.
Heather Nakagawa