Farmington Woods Elementary School PTA





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Join the PTA

Our voices are stronger together! Farmington Woods relies on our strong family community to volunteer time and to provide funding for programs, classroom supplies and technology. By joining forces with other NC PTO/PTAs and the national PTA organization, we amplify our ability to raise awareness for issues like teacher pay, classroom mandates, and other laws that impact our students.

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FWES PTA How to Join 2021_2022 English Spanish.pdf

PTA Volunteers Needed!

Apart from the positions listed below we also need people with great big ideas and huge hearts! Our PTA is 100% volunteer run and everything we raise goes back to the Farmington Woods community. If you have an idea for a program, fundraiser, or service that reaches out to our students, staff or teachers, please contact us!

Volunteers are needed for the following areas this school year:

  • Cultural Arts Chair: Work with FWES to bring unique artists to share their talents and cultures with our students. Help secure contracts and support the artists on the day of the performance. Commitment: August/September and as Performances are Scheduled

  • Family Engagement Chair: Plan and staff family engagement events at FWES. Oversee events open to all FWES families and staff such as Pajama Jam, Welcome Back Picnic, movie nights, and World Dance. Must love organization, working with people, and having fun. Responsible for contracting approved food trucks, renting equipment, and planning appropriate craft projects and activities. Commitment: Yearlong

  • PTA Helping Hands: !!!NEW THIS YEAR!!! Do you want to help out, but can’t commit to a specific time? The PTA would like to build a large pool of willing volunteers that we can contact when the need arises. For example, we might need help stuffing envelopes, printing flyers, volunteering for an hour at the book fair or picture day. This is a great opportunity to get to know the PTA and see everything we do for FWES without committing to a yearlong position. Let us know you are interested and we will keep your contact information handy in case the need arises. Commitment: As needed

  • Fine Arts/Reflections Chair: The Fine Arts Chair oversees two main programs at our school: The National PTA Reflections Arts Contest, and the spring art fundraiser, Art to Remember. Help submit FWES students’ original artwork for the PTA Reflections Contest held each fall and assist Mrs. Smith with her Art to Remember Fundraiser. Help Mrs. Smith submit orders and count money. Commitment: A few weeks in the Fall and Spring

  • Hook-A-Book : This chairperson works with the school librarian and the Hook-A-Book committee to select books for parents to read to children monthly. These books should align with the IB Attributes and curriculum for that month. Create schedules for parents and help train room parents on how Hook-a-Book works. Commitment: Yearlong

  • Mini Grants: The mini-grants chairperson is responsible for the distribution of mini-grant applications to FWES staff. The chairperson will then collect the forms, review the requests, and prepare a table of requests to present to the Board of Directors for review and voting. The chairperson will then inform the applicants whether their request has been approved or denied, and provide instructions on how to collect their funds. Commitment: A few weeks during the year

  • Nominating Committee Chair: Creates and Oversees a nominating committee, in accordance with the uniform bylaws, to identify/grow leaders for the PTA. Prepares a slate of candidates for elected officers and board appointments and presents this slate to the Board of Directors no later than mid-April. Presents candidates for elected office at the general body meeting for voting. Commitment: 2nd Half of School Year

  • Project Parents: This chairperson oversees the activities of the Project Parents, a group that helps with larger tasks around the school. The Assistant Principal will communicate needs to the chairperson (assembling furniture, installing pencil sharpeners, etc.) and they will arrange for volunteers to help with the task. This individual should have good people skills and a can-do attitude! Commitment: 2nd Half of School Year

  • Grants: This chairperson oversees the grant writing and application process as opportunities arise. Commitment: Yearlong as Needed


FWES SChool Communications

Principal Pierce provides informative and timely updates via School Messenger that are always posted to the school's website as well.

Prepare for the start of the school year by reviewing your school messaging preferences. Visit the Communications page on the WCPSS website for information on how to set up your communication preferences.

Phone calls. Make sure your child's school has your current cell phone and home phone numbers in our database.

Email. Make sure your child's school has your current email address and you will be automatically set-up to receive messages by email.

Text Message. To opt-in to receive text messages, simply text YES to the number 67587.

School Supplies from Yubbler

FWES is once again partnering with Yubbler for school supply purchases. When you purchase your school supplies on Yubbler.com, FWES PTA receives 50% of the profits!

  • One click ordering makes back-to-school shopping simple!

  • All lists are teacher approved.

  • Parents can customize orders (buy only what you need).

  • Quality, name-brand products you trust.

  • Low prices and next-day shipping to your home

  • The school gets half the profits!

Amazon SmiLE

Shop at smile.amazon.com. It's the same products, same prices, same services as the Amazon you know. And Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.

Use this link to set the FWES PTA (PTA North Carolina Congress Farmington Woods PTA) as the recipient of your donation. Start shopping now.

R City Rocks - Community giving

Text Your Receipt and We Receive 5%!

Support businesses AND help us at the same time! Businesses donate 5% of your purchase when you text your receipt to our text address: fwespta@rcityrocks.com. All donations are matched by our Community Patrons.

The mission of R City Rocks is to help businesses and nonprofits build mutually beneficial relationships, while enabling people to help nonprofits they care about with their purchases. Participants text their receipt to a nonprofit, and the business donates 5%. All donations are matched by Community Pillars.

Learn who our generous donors are and how to participate.

Box Tops for Education

Box Tops for Education gives families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products you already buy.

If you see this label on your product, use the Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are worth 10¢ each for the school. The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our school's earnings online.

Read for more details.