Wildfire Elementary PTO

Frequently Asked Questions

2019-2020 School Year 

PTO Info

How do I become a PTO member?

Join online at wildfirepto.org 

Membership is FREE! Click on the Join PTO Now Button to Register.

How much does membership cost?

Membership is FREE, but you are invited to donate any amount that works for you to help us in our Light Our Fire Fundraising efforts.

What are the benefits?

Get to know other Wildfire parents.

Contribute to decisions that affect your child’s education and experience at Wildfire.

Hear what is going on at the school and around the community quicker than other methods.

How do I volunteer?

Fill out the volunteer interest form on the PTO website. This will allow volunteer chairs know of your interest!

What type of volunteer opportunities are there?

Anything that suits your talents, time, and willingness!  The PTO needs those who can do a small amount for a one time event, who can do a lot for a one time event, who can do a small amount over the whole school year, or who can do a lot over the whole school year.  Whatever you are able to contribute, we can use your help!

What are PTO funds used for?

Your generous donation the PTO can provide Teacher and Staff Grants, Enrichment & Assemblies, Professional Development, Teacher Continuing Education, Teacher & Staff Appreciation, Technology & Classroom Improvements, Online Classroom Subscriptions, Yearbook, Field Day, and more.

 

How do I find out about Events?

Make sure you’re getting PTO’s e-newsletter by filling out your family info on the PTO website. These updates will ensure you don’t miss a thing. You can also follow “Wildfire Elementary PTO” and “Wildfire Elementary School” on Facebook.

 

Is there a PTO calendar?

Yes. It can be found here.

https://wildfirepto.org/calendar/

You can add it to your calendar by clicking on the + Google Calendar Button in the lower right corner of the calendar.

How do I make a Donation?

Our Current Fundraiser can be found at https://wildfirepto.org/open_forms Please feel free to donate any amount that works for you.  If you are interested in donating in other ways please contact president@wildfirepto.org

How do I contact the PTO?

Feel free to contact us at any time.

https://www.wildfirepto.org/contact-pto/

How do I sign up for Remind (parent notify app)?

Text @WFESPTO to 81010

How do I request a reimbursement check for PTO expenses?

Please email a copy of the receipt to treasurer@wildfirepto.org and Fill our Reimbursement form within 30 days of purchase at https://www.wildfirepto.org/PACKET/17734

Who is my kids room parent?

The room parents volunteer at the beginning of the year.  Your teacher will provide their contact information once parents have volunteered.

How can I find the contact information for my child’s friends’ parents?

Our PTO website has a directory tab where you can access this information. https://www.wildfirepto.org/DIRECTORY

When are PTO meetings?  What are they like? How long do they last?  Why should I attend?

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School Info

what are school hours?

8:45am - 3:15pm

 

what are the drop-off procedures?

Morning Drop-Off

Walkers/Bike Riders:

  • All walkers/bike riders will enter through the side gates and walk back through the bus lane to their class line in the field.

  • Students remain in their class line until picked up by their classroom teacher

  • Parents/guardians that walk to school will not be permitted on the field or past the gates and are asked to drop students off at the sidewalk along Lockwood.

Bus Riders:

  • Click Here to Access bus route/stop information

  • The bus will drop students off in the bus lane. In accordance with federal law, masks are required while riding on public mass transit; a mask is optional once a student has exited the bus and is on school property.

  • Students report to and remain in their classroom lines on the field upon arrival (no playground) and wait for their teacher to pick them up.

Kindergarten “Kiss & Go” Car Drop-Off:

Drop off is available from 8:15-8:40 a.m.

  • Enter via the south Lockwood entrance and immediately turn right (south) to loop around into the kiss & go lane. Please pull as far forward as possible to keep the line moving, and do not let your children get out of the car until you have pulled all the way forward.

  • Students should exit the car curbside only. - All students in the vehicle should exit at this time.

  • Have backpacks, water bottles, jackets, etc. ready to go.

  • Parents should NOT get out of their cars in the Kiss & Go lane. It will slow down the traffic flow.

  • Kindergarten students are escorted to the kindergarten playground.

  • Exit via the north exit onto Lockwood.

1st Grade - 6th grade Car Drop Off:

Drop off is available from 8:15-8:40 a.m.

  • Enter the parking lot/drive-through lane via the south Lockwood entrance and pull forward along the blue lane.

  • Please pull as far forward as possible to keep the line moving, and do not let students get out of the car until you have pulled all the way forward.

  • Students may be dropped off anywhere along the blue curb - please do not wait till you are at the front of the line to unload students.

  • Please have students unload on the passenger side of the vehicle - CAUTION: cars may be passing on the driver side.

  • Have backpacks, water bottles, and jackets ready to go.

  • Parents should NOT get out of their cars to assist children. It will slow down the traffic flow.

  • If children need assistance, kindly ask the drop-off attendant to assist or circle back around to the parking lot.

  • Do not sit in line once you have unloaded, use the left lane to pass and exit - SLOWLY

  • Be mindful of traffic and look before merging.

  • Be kind and mindful of those behind you.

  • Gates to the lanes will close at 8:40 AM

  • Exit via the north drives onto Lockwood.

  • Students walk through the side gates and to their class line on the field.

  • Vehicles exit via the north exit onto Lockwood.

What are the pickup procedures?

To help keep groups separated as much as possible, groups of students are dismissed in staggered intervals at the end of the school day.

  • Walkers/bike riders

  • Boys & Girls Club is dismissed to the kindergarten playground

  • Mascot is dismissed to the MPR

  • After school clubs (if applicable) are dismissed to the front lobby

  • Bus Riders

  • Parent Pick-Up

 

Afternoon Pick-Up Procedures

 

Car Riders:

  • Enter the parking lot/drive-through lane via the south Lockwood entrance and pull forward along the blue lane.

  • If picking up a kindergarten/pre-k student, after entering via the south Lockwood entrance, immediately turn right (south) to loop around into the kiss & go lane.

  • If needing to pick up students in other grade levels, carefully merge into the 1st-6th pick-up lane.

  • Please pull as far forward as possible to keep the line moving, and do not let students get out of the car until you have pulled all the way forward.

  • Students may be picked up anywhere along the blue curb - please do not wait till you are at the front of the line to pick up your student(s).

  • Please have the student name sign (two copies are provided by the school) displayed in the side passenger window to help staff/students identify who needs to be in the vehicle.

  • Please have students load on the passenger side of the vehicle - CAUTION: cars may be passing on the driver side.

  • Students will be lined up in the front of the school along the front sidewalk and staff members will help students find their parents/guardians vehicle.

  • Please use the left lane to pass and exit the pick-up lane and parking lot.

  • Vehicles will exit via the north parking lot exit onto Lockwood.

  • Parking is available along Lockwood Drive - Please follow all parking signs and traffic laws.

Walkers/Bike Riders:

  • Students will exit out of designated exits, use sidewalks, and cross the street in designated crossing zones.

  • Students will be escorted across the parking lot via the crosswalk to the parent waiting zone.

  • Parents meeting students need to wait in the parent waiting zone on the sidewalk along Lockwood.

  • Parents/guardians are asked to designate a meeting spot with their student(s).

Bus Riders:

  • Click Here to Access bus route/stop information

  • Students will be dismissed via the intercom and wait for the bus at the back of the school at the bus gate.

  • Students must wear a cloth mask while outside, on the bus, and at the bus stop.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • BE CAREFUL when pulling in and out of the lot. Many students and parents are walking, or riding bikes and scooters on the sidewalk. Pedestrians have the right of way, so PLEASE go slowly and be alert!

  • Please be courteous to all drivers. If there are lines of cars trying to enter the lot from both directions, please take turns so the traffic continues to flow in both directions.

  • DO NOT BLOCK THE CROSSWALKS!

  • PLEASE STAY OFF OF YOUR CELL PHONES SO YOU CAN BE AWARE AND ALERT!

  • The speed limit is 15 mph in a school zone. PLEASE DO NOT SPEED!

  • Students should stay on sidewalks and cross at designated points only.

where is the school calendar?

https://www.pvschools.net/schools/wildfire-elementary/events

when are the early release days?

You can visit pvschools.net to view the school year calendar or else click on the link https://www.pvschools.net/sites/default/files/events/2019-2023_PVUSD_District_Calendar.pdf

when are Parent Teacher Conferences?

Answer

When is my kid’s lunch?

Answer

What is the school lunch calendar?

http://cdn.myschoolmenus.com/instance/2023797/district/21.html

 

 

Where can I find the school supply list?

https://wildfirepto.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/02231/WFES_21-22_Student_School_Supplies_ALL_Grades.pdf

 

My child is sick, what number do I call?

Call and leave a message on the attendance line at 602.449.4301 It is available 24 hours a day.

 

BUS Info

How do I find out where my kids bus stop is?

Visit the Districts Bus Finder Route at http://216.119.103.23/WebRoutes/

https://www.pvschools.net/schools/wildfire-elementary/services/transportation

 

Who do I call in the event the bus is late?

Answer call PVUSD Transportation at 602.449.2251 to check on any Bus arrival or departure questions or concerns.