Originally delivered on 9/9/2022 10:55 pm

SUBJECT: REVISED: Wharton DLA Newsletter 09.09.22

September 9, 2022
From the Principal's Desk

Dear Wharton Families,

It was great to see so many of you during this week's Open Houses. I hope you had the opportunity to better get to know your teacher and learn more about your child's classroom. If you haven't already, please take a moment to review our elementary school handbook.

We have received a lot of questions about when our students can wear Wharton spirit t-shirts. Students may wear Wharton spirit tees with uniform bottoms from Monday to Thursday. On Fridays, they may wear Wharton or college spirit tees with jeans. 

This week's newsletter is packed with information. Please make sure you go through it and mark your calendars with important dates.

I hope to see you at Coffee with the Principal on Wednesday, Sep. 14 at 8:45 AM in the cafeteria.

Enjoy the weekend!

Jennifer Day

Events & Programs

September 10 at 6 PM
Dad's Club Social
Come meet other Wharton Dads at Slick Willie's (1200 Westheimer Rd., 77006).

September 12 at 6 PM
Fall Festival Planning Meeting
Join us to learn how you can help Wharton PTO make this year's Fall Festival a success. The meeting will take place in the community room. Questions? Email fallfestival@whartonpto.org.

September 14, 8:45 AM
Coffee with the Principal
Join Principal Day, Wharton's leadership team, and Wharton PTO in the Wharton cafeteria for the latest school updates.

September 17 at 8 AM
Dad's Club Fall Festival Work Day at WDLA
Help us dust off and repair our Fall Festival games. We will need trucks to transport the games from storage to the school. 

September 21, Times To Be Announced
Grandparents Day at Wharton
Save the date! Join your grandchild on this special occasion. HISD will offer a special “Grandparent’s luncheon” for $6 per plate (cash only). Plates may be purchased when you arrive at Wharton. Grandparents are also welcome to bring their lunch from home. 

An altered lunch schedule for this special event will be released next week. Stay tuned! We need lunch monitor volunteers to help us during the event. Please sign up here >>

September 27, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Hispanic Heritage Loteria & Potluck
Save the date for this special event organized by Wharton PTO's Heritage Committee! Join us for a family-friendly night of loteria and snacks from around Latin America. More details and sign-up information coming soon.

Sunshine Cart

Thank you to the parents and guardians who supported our Back to School Sunshine Cart with Traveling Tom’s Coffee. We could not have done it without your help! A shout out to Wharton families: Benjamin-Wardle, Monsalve-Ramos, Hess-Young, Lindenberg, Kennedy, Kehr, Hanohano, Luiz, Rouault, Silva, Thomas, Edmonds-Wiggins, Hanford, Moorhead, Miles, Jaime-Espitia, Brennan, Beebe, LeFevre, Ramirez, Gallego, Zambrano-Welch, Amin, Oramas, Rivera, Peterson, Matute, Yzquierdo, Castromán, and Pérez. 

And a special big shout out to Gonzales Daycare in The Heights for sponsoring pan dulce to go with the yummy drinks.

Eagle Enrichment Clubs

We are excited to announce that Wharton will begin its EAGLE Enrichment CLUBS after school for the Fall semester! Enrollment in these EAGLE Clubs is open to all Wharton students. 

Fall Registration will open Friday, September 16, and close Friday, September 23. Be on the lookout for emails coming soon with additional details, enrollment information, and costs.

Our EAGLE Clubs will start the week of October 3 and end the week of December 12. (Excluding the week of November 21, which is a holiday week.)

Safety Captain's Corner

Safety Captain's Corner
Thank you for your patience with drop-off and dismissal. We have appreciated the parent support in the mornings. If you would like to volunteer in the PK/K area (blue zone), please introduce yourself in the morning to one of our staff members. It takes about 15 minutes to assist the students out of the cars. Sign up to volunteer >>

  • Please help us by having your children get out on the right side of the car for everyone’s safety.
  • Please have them unbuckled before you get to the staff member, so the process will go much smoother.
  • Please be courteous to the staff, they are doing their best to deliver your child in the safest way possible.
  • The doors open at 8:20 am. We do not have enough staff to monitor the children when you drop them off early.
  • Dismissal starts at 3:50 p.m. Please do not come to get your child from the office between 3:20 p.m. and 3:50 p.m. The front office staff is very busy at that time.

Nurse's Notes

It was a pleasure meeting you at the open house, please feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns.

Nurse Dana

Wharton Middle School

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Middle School Student Council!

  • President - Mila V.
  • Vice President - Gabriella R.
  • Treasurer - Leila M. & Patrick T.
  • Secretary - Mariana W., Taylor B., and Eduardo V.
  • Publicist/Campus Representative - Tiana C., & Daniela R.
Wharton PTO News

Alongside our dual language curriculum, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program is what makes Wharton truly exceptional. Learn about the origins of IB at Wharton and how IB is integral to our dual-language curriculum in this video interview with Principal Day.

Donate to Wharton’s IB Program
Our IB program is funded by parent contributions to the PTO through ¡Juntos!, and we need your help to fund this $50,000 program.

🍦Ice Cream Party! Donate to ¡Juntos! by October 15, and the classrooms with the most families donating will earn an ice cream party.

Donate Today!

Friday, October 21, 5 PM - 8 PM

Join us for an evening of games, food, the Wharton pumpkin patch, and a haunted house. 

Do you love helping plan events or helping behind the scenes? Join us on Monday, Sep. 12 at 6 PM at the Wharton community room to find out how you can help! Volunteer Sign-Up Form >>

Do you have a business, organization, or group in Houston? Become a sponsor or market vendor at Wharton Dual Language Academy’s 2022 Fall Festival market and get your name out in front of hundreds of local families while supporting educational programs. Join us by filling out the Fall Festival Sponsorship Form or the Market Vendor Application

⛺ Oct. 7-9, Wharton Family Campout
Join Wharton PTO and other Wharton families for a weekend outdoors at Double Lake Recreation Area, about an hour north of Houston. Whether you stay overnight or just join for the day, you're guaranteed a good time. Register >>

Spirit Wear

Thank you to everyone who purchased a space-themed spirit tee during Open House! We had limited quantities and we're completely sold out of youth sizes. 

Due to the overwhelming support and interest, we are taking pre-orders online for additional t-shirts in youth and adult sizing. Please place your order in our PTO store by Wednesday, September 21

A huge thank you to 4th grade Wharton parent, Jorge Lombana, for our out-of-this-world design!

Summer Spirit Wear Orders Update: If you ordered Wharton logo t-shirts and/or hoodies over the summer, they are expected to arrive at school or your home late next week. Thank you for your patience!

Community Announcements
Houston Grand Opera Auditions

On September 25, Houston Grand Opera will hold auditions for child actors to cast five speaking (non-singing) roles in a production of the holiday opera EL MILAGRO DEL RECUERDO by Javier Martínez and Leonard Foglia. Auditioning children should be fluent Spanish speakers and have some previous stage experience. Please see the flyer for more details >>

Looking Ahead
Saturday, September 10
6:00p Dad's Club Social
Monday, September 12
6:00p Fall Festival Planning Meeting
Wednesday, September 14
8:45a Coffee with the Principal | Café con la Directora
Tuesday, September 27
5:30p Hispanic Heritage Month Loteria Night & Potluck
Tuesday, October 4
Teacher Service Day (No Students)
Wednesday, October 5
Fall Holiday
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