PTA Newsletter

Fri, 10/27/2023 - 9:22am


Be sure to register for the PTA! It only takes a couple of minutes, and your support allows us to hold all of the events outlined below!

I wanted to send a quick note to thank all of you for your amazing support and participation at our events so far this year! I also want to send a big shout out to our Social Committee for an amazing Bingo event and to Mrs. Shin and the DEI Committee for a fun and informative Hispanic Heritage History Month Event--special thanks to our families that brought in samples, they were DELICIOUS!

Our volunteers are busy planning more events already! Please be sure to register for the Trunk or Treat this Friday so that we can get an idea of numbers. This will be a crowded event so please carpool if possible! The Duck Dash is coming up November 10, and the competition is ON to see which grade has the highest participation and which class has highest fundraising! 

If you have any comments or questions, please reach out, either to or at the meeting. 

Samantha Norris

MWES PTA President

Upcoming PTA Meeting

Please join us for the upcoming PTA meeting Tuesday, November 14th 6:30 in the Media Center.

Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear is in!! Spirit Wear will be sent home with students this wee

PTA Sponsored Trunk or Treat

Please join us this Friday, Oct 27th for our first PTA sponsored Trunk or Treat in the parking lot of MWES! Event will begin at 5:15pm -- please do not arrive early, as our trunk cars will still be working hard to decorate their vehicles! Children will not be allowed to enter before 5:15pm and carpooling is highly encouraged. Costumes are welcome, but not required. Don't forget to bring a bag to collect all of your goodies and treats! Candy donations are still being accepted - please drop them off to the collection bin outside of the front office. Lastly, if you have not yet RSVPed for the event, please do so on the signup genius. We are still looking for a few volunteers to make this a successful event!

DEI Committee

Muchísimas gracias to everyone who contributed tasting portions of Hispanic cuisine, participated in craft making, and joined us in celebrating our 2nd annual MWES Hispanic Heritage Month celebration!! Your support and enthusiasm made the event truly special. Through embracing the spirit of unity and appreciation for Hispanic culture, we took a significant step towards fostering a more inclusive and culturally rich environment within our school community. 

A special thank you goes to our DEI Parent Team, MWES staff, and event volunteers for making the celebration a success! 

If you are interested in joining the DEI Parent Team, please contact Chair Jasmine Brennan ( 

Duck Dash

We have reached our next fundraising milestone ($15,000!!) and will be celebrating with TWIN (or Multiples) DAY! Find a friend or friends to match with for the day on Friday, 10.27! The theme for our $20,000 milestone is SuperHero Day.

We are so excited to announce that 5th grader Samantha Lee won the Duck Dash t-shirt contest. Samantha's original design will be featured on this year's Duck Dash t-shirt, which all students, teachers, and staff will receive the week of the Duck Dash and are encouraged to wear to school on Friday, November 10th! Congratulations Samantha!! 

Thank you to all of the students who participated in this year's t-shirt design contest! We had so many amazing designs and it was a tough battle to find a winner. We will be working with administration to find a place to showcase all of the amazing submissions before the event. 

Interested in volunteering at the Duck Dash or coming to watch your student participate? Sign-up today using our sign-up genius:

**Volunteers: please sign up for a specific time slot(s) you wish to volunteer. Spectators: please complete the RSVP and note the grade(s) that you will be attending in the comments section.**

Register your student(s) and start fundraising today if you haven't already:

  • Add Participant (link under group standings on the bottom left of the fundraising homepage!)

  • Add student’s first and last name, parent email, homeroom teacher, and t-shirt size

Restaurant Nights

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first restaurant night last week! We hoped you enjoyed ice cream for dinner! Mark your calendars for our next restaurant night at the Coal Fire Pizza on Monday, November 13th from 11:30AM-9:00PM

Mabel’s Labels

Are you tired of all that new gear ending up in the lost and found?
We are here to help solve that problem! Manor Woods PTA has partnered with Mabel's Labels, the best-known brand of durable labels for families - 20% goes back to the PTA. 
Follow this link and click "Support a Fundraiser" in the top right corner and search Manor Woods Elementary School PTA. 
The labels are dishwasher (so label those lunch containers) and laundry safe (hoodies and coats!)

Box Tops for Education

Our school is participating in Box Tops, with a fun class competition this Fall! The class with the most Box Tops by December 18, 2023 will win a prize.

Use this referral code F8QZ1Z1S when you sign up and you’ll get 25 Bonus Box Tops when you scan your first receipt now through 05/31/2024, while supplies last! Download the Box Tops for Education app here:

Here's how you can help: 

  • If you haven't done so already, download the Box Tops app on your smartphone. 
  • Buy Box Tops products, scan your receipt with the Box Tops app within 14 days of purchase and earn for Manor Woods Elementary School with every Box Tops product you buy. Don’t forget to give your child’s class credit!
  • Our school receives a check, twice a year, to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!

Harris Teeter

Did you know that our school can earn rewards every time you shop at Harris Teeter?! Link your VIC card to MWES today by asking the cashier to link to your school at checkout using your school’s 4 digit code (1993) or link your VIC card on Harris Teeter's app or website (you will need to be logged into your personal Harris Teeter account). Once you've done that, SHOP for HT brand products, or pick up your prescription through our pharmacy to earn money for your school! Last year, 25 participants earned our school over $450. Let's see if we can double that this year! 

Did you know the PTA has a Facebook group to stay up to date with PTA events? Join today