Family Movie Night

Come join us this Friday, September 27th as we watch Disney’s Super Buddies!Doors open at 6:15 and the movie starts at 6:30.

There will be popcorn, water and licorice for sale.  Wascher T-Shirts and Sweatshirts will also be available.

At the each Family Movie Night this year we will be raffling off the DVD at the end of the evening.  Tickets will be for sale at the concession stand for $0.25 each or 5 for $1.00.  If you enjoy the movie pick up some raffle tickets and you could go home with your own copy!

Bring your pillows and blankets to spread out on the gym floor for an entertaining evening.

We hope you can join us!


Only two more weeks to collect Jog-A-Thon pledges!

The Jog-A-Thon is one of the two main fundraisers for the PTA each year.  Your pledges will help the PTA continue to do great things for our school including funding field trips, school wide assemblies and special project like our new Fitness Track.

Thank you for your continued support.

Welcome Back

The first week of school is over and the second is about to begin!  We hope that everyone has had a fantastic start to the new year and is settling back into the school routine.

Here are a few of the upcoming PTA events to mark down on your calendars…

Fitness Trail Dedication

Please join us this Wednesday at 6:30PM for the dedication of our new Wascher Fitness Trail.  Your contributions over the past two years helped the PTA raise the funds needed for this project to be completed.  We are very excited to watch as our students begin to enjoy this new addition to our school.

First PTA Meeting

There are many great events planned for this year and the PTA needs You!  Please join us in the Wascher Library on Wednesday immediately following the Fitness Track Dedication for our first PTA meeting of the year.


Be looking in the Tuesday folders this week for all the information about the upcoming Jog-A-Thon that will be held on Friday, October 4th.

Classroom Work Party

The next Classroom Work Party will be held on Monday, September 16th from 6-8PM.  To find out more about the Work Parties or for a complete schedule check out

Back To School Night

Thursday, September 19th at 6:30PM is the Wascher Back To School Night!  The PTA is looking for people to help out that evening with popping popcorn, selling T-Shirts, handing out information about the PTA and just letting other parents know how they can get involved.  If you are available and would be willing to help out that evening please let us know.



Upcoming Events!

Summer Movie Night

Wednesday, August 21 @ 6:30PM
Wascher Gymnasium
We hope that you can come join us for a great Summer Movie Night as we watch the newly released Teen Beach Movie!

Everyone is welcome and as always there will be plenty of popcorn, licorice and water.


Classroom Work Party

girl_with_scissorsWe started the Classroom Work Parties last year as a way for parents to help out their child’s classroom even if they are not available during normal school hours.

It was such a great success that the teachers asked the PTA to hold a Party before school starts this year to help prepare our classrooms for excellence.

In order for us to continue with successful Parties WE NEED YOU!

Please join us Wednesday, August 28th from 6PM-8PM in the Community Room at Wascher as we cut, copy, staple, laminate, cover bulletin boards and anything else our classrooms need!

To find out more about our Classroom Work Parties or to see a full schedule of all Party dates go to:

First PTA Meeting

Our first PTA meeting is coming up quick and will be held on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30PM.

The meeting will start with a dedication ceremony for the new Wascher Fitness Track and continue afterwards in the Wascher Library!

We have a great year ahead of us and a lot of fantastic activities and events.  Come join us in the PTA and find out where you can lend a hand.



Popcorn Poppers Needed!

popcorn-clip-art-4The last day of school is this Wednesday and we need your help!

Mr. Crain is looking for volunteers to help pop popcorn starting at 8AM on Wednesday morning for one hour shifts.  No experience required!

He will be making a TON and needs all the help he can get!

If you are available and would like to help out please contact Mr. Crain in person, by e-mail at or call the school office at 503.565.5400.

End of the Year Events

The 2012-2013 school year is coming to a close in just a couple weeks.  Everyone is excited and anxious to head off to summer break.  To help us finish out the school year here is a list of upcoming events for you to enjoy.

Classroom Work Night

Monday, June 3rd from 6-8PM

Come join us for the last classroom work party of the school year.  As always, your help on these projects make a big difference for our students and our teachers. Thank You to everyone who has come to these work nights and to everyone who will join us next week.

Spring Carnival

Wednesday, June 5th from 5:30-8PM

Family and Friends!
Spend an evening with friends and family celebrating another great year at Wascher!

Come have some Fun!
Snack food walk, carnival games, face painting, fortune teller, pocket lady, lollipop tree, candy guess, photo station, spin art and more!

Come for Dinner!!
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza, Chips, Bottle Water and Popcorn!!

Auction!!! Auction!!! Auction!!!
Cindy’s Gym Membership, Sherwood Ice Arena Passes, Enchanted Forest Passes, Bullwinkles Fun Center, OMSI Passes and many more fantastic items.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there!

June PTA Meeting

Thursday, June 13th from 7-8PM

Please join us for the last PTA meeting for this year. We will be reviewing what the PTA has accomplished this year and talking about what we would like to work on for next year. We would love to have your input in helping us build a stronger PTA.

4th of July Parade

Thursday, July 4th

The PTA would like to give our support to the Lafayette Liberty Kids Bike Parade for the 4th of July and that means that we need YOU!  There are many fun jobs that need to be done the morning of the parade, such as handing out bubbles, helping to decorate bikes, handing out patriotic wand craft kits, serving lemonade and shortcake, just to name a few.

If you are planning to be in town for the 4th and would like to help out please let us know by e-mailing


4th Annual Father Daughter Ball!


The 4th Annual Father Daughter Ball is coming up on June 23rd.

The Ball is organized and sponsored by local area churches and gives Dads and Grandpas an opportunity to take their daughters out for a night on the town.

Tickets are only $10 for Dads and all Daughters get in free.

For more information check out the flier below or contact the Lafayette Community Church at 503-864-8409.

Father Daughter Ball 2013 Information Flier


Our Superman!

Mr Crain Superman PJ
The goal was to raise $5,000 during the jog-a-thon this year. If the kids were able to meet the goal, Mr. Crain said he would dress up in Superman footie pajamas for a school assembly. Unfortunately, the kids came up $400 short….they were heartbroken. But Superman did not dissappoint, Truth, Justice, and the American way prevailed!

He may not be THE Superman, but he’s OUR Superman!

Story/photo by staff member Debbie Gooch.

Teacher Appreciation Week!

The Wascher PTA would like to say “Thank You” to all the fantastic teachers at Wascher that help our students achieve their fullest potential everyday.

This week is Teacher Appreciation week and we would like to ask everyone to take a couple extra minutes, find a teacher and let them know how important they are in the lives of our young people.  The time they commit on a daily basis to plan for their classes, investigate new ideas, instruct in and out of the classroom, share life lessons with and to simply care for each student helps mold and shape our children in extraordinary ways.

To help celebrate this week the members of the PTA will be providing breakfast treats (like muffins, bagels, fruit) for the teacher on Tuesday, May 7th, and dessert type goodies (such as cookies, brownies, cupcakes) for lunch on Thursday, May 9th.

If you are interested in helping in the celebration feel free to bring your treats to the school on either of those days.  Lets plan to fill the teachers room full!


Wildcat T-Shirts!!!

Order forms for this years Wascher Wildcat T-Shirts went home in Tuesday folders last week.

There are two great designs to choose from this year,  the returning Paw Print for last year and the all new “W” that you have seen around the school this year.

T-Shirt designs

You can choose T-Shirts, Hooded Sweatshirts, Beanie or Blankets. To add a personalized touch you can have your students name added to the back of the T-Shirts for only a little more.

Remember to get your order back in before this Friday, May 3rd, to make sure you and your family are sporting the latest Wascher gear.

If you need an extra order form you can print them out from the links below:

T-Shirt Order Form 2013 – English
T-Shirt Order Form 2013 – Spanish

Volunteer Appreciation and the Wildcat Roar!

As volunteers we spend the hours helping others for just that reason, to help make a difference in the lives of our students, teachers and school community.  We do not expect anything in return, we do not want a fuss to be made about us, we just want to give our time quietly and go home with the joy of knowing we accomplished something positive.

However, once a year, as a Nation, we celebrate everyone who has given freely of themselves in an act of kindness and generosity towards others.  Next week, April 22-26, is Volunteer Appreciation Week, and is the time that we get to celebrate you and everything that you bring into our community.

Whether you volunteer on a weekly basis or have only helped out once all year we want to say Thank You!  Each person who has given even the smallest amount of their time has done something fantastic for our students.

To honor our amazing Wascher volunteers we would like to invite everyone to a special Volunteer Appreciation Dessert on Wednesday April 24th from 7:00-8:00 PM in the Wascher Library.

We hope to see each and every on of you there.

Wildcat Roar!

Check out the latest Wildcat Roar at the links below:
Wildcat Roar 4/16/2013 / Wildcat Roar 4/16/2013 – Spanish