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Welcome to our Back to School page! We will update this page throughout the summer with important back-to-school resources and information. Please check back often and make sure you're signed up to receive school and PTO emails via Membership Toolkit.


School Supplies | Dress Code | School Hours | Arrival & Dismissal | Important Dates



school supplies

WDLA's list of supplies needed for PK-8th grades can be found here.


Wharton PTO is using TeacherLists to help make shopping for back-to-school supplies easier for families! It’s a one stop site where you can find the most up to date supply lists for our school. To get started, simply:

  1. Click on the red “School Supply Lists” button below.
  2. Select your student's grade level supply list.
  3. Choose how you’d like to shop:
    • One-click online shopping: 
      • Select from major retailers like Walmart, Target, and more!
      • Your shopping cart will be prefilled with the items on the list you selected. Be sure to carefully review your cart before checkout to ensure the items match what's specified on the supply list. Teachers may have requested specific types, colors or package quantities for items; this information is included in the item description on the list. You can easily add, replace, or remove items from the shopping cart to ensure they match the teachers' requirements.
      • Pro Tip: Check the notes section of each list for any tips or information about shopping for those supplies at specific retailers. Some retailers may add more quantity or offer different items than the teacher requested.
      • For more information on how to use one-click shopping right from your list, click here.
    • Shop in store: 
      • Print out the lists or use the mobile-friendly checkable list on your phone to help with your in-store shopping. Your lists are available on any device while you’re at the store.  



Give Back While Shopping for Supplies

Office Depot or Office Max: 
Wharton will receive 5% back in credit for FREE supplies when you make a purchase of qualifying products at Office Depot or Office Max and provide your “school” ID at checkout. You can also shop online! School ID: 70097779


Plus, Office Depot on West Gray (1576 West Gray St.) has selected Wharton as its sponsored Title I school. Shop at their location and donate to their School Supply drive benefitting Wharton classrooms.


Mabel's Labels: Label your students' belongings in style with Mabel's Labels. Head over to and search for Wharton Dual Language Academy. Wharton gets 20% back.


Dress Code (Uniforms)

Please see the WDLA 2023-2024 Dress Code. An updated document will be shared when it's made available.


School Hours

School hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. Drop-off and dismissal instructions will be sent out before the start of the new school year.


Important Dates

Summer Socials

Wharton PTO will be hosting summer socials for new and returning families. Join us on:

  • June 22, 9-10:30 AM | PK-1st Grade Playdate: 

    • Ervan Chew Park (4502 Dunlavy St); There's a splash pad so remember a towel and extra change of clothes.

  • August 10, 9-12 PM | Back to School Social (PK-8th): 
    • Details to come; check back soon!

August 8: Wharton Middle School Bridge Camp (3:30-5 PM)
Middle school students are invited to attend a brief session at Wharton from 3:30-5 PM. Students will receive important information regarding middle school policies, curriculum, clubs, after-school activities, community service, and more. 


August 8 & 9: Meet the Teacher (5-6:30 PM)

Parents and students are welcome to visit Wharton to find out classroom assignments, meet their teacher(s), and visit classrooms. Due to the large volume of visitors, Meet the Teacher will take place over two days as follows:

  • August 8: Grades 3rd-8th 
  • August 9: Grades PK - 2nd

Parking will be limited, so please carpool or walk to school if you live nearby. You will also be able to meet other families, pick up car rider and walker passes, and drop off your child’s school supplies!


August 12: First Day of School

Welcome back, Wharton Eagles!


August 12: Boohoo/Woohoo Event for Parents (8:20-9 AM)

Join Wharton PTO for our first day of class Boohoo/Woohoo event! We’ll have coffee and donuts for parents. Come meet or catch up with our Wharton family! 
Event will be held in the community room near the Pre-K/Kindergarten entrance off West Gray.


¡Bienvenidos a Wharton! Welcome to Wharton!

Wharton PTO