Planning Retreat Follow-Up

Two weeks ago we held the PTA Planning Retreat to put together a road map for the upcoming school year.  We had 10 parents show up to spend a large portion of their summer Saturday to give input, join in the discussions and determine where they would like to help out this year.  I would like to say “Thank You” to each of them for taking the time to get involved.

The main focus of the day was to brainstorm about what the PTA does, why we do it and how we get it all done.  We also outlined a proposed budget, began work on scheduling events and assigning committee leads.

Below are some links to the various ideas that came out of each session:

These brainstorming sessions did not necessarily produce exact results but they give us a common place to start defining our future plans.

Continuing Efforts

In the time since the retreat we have continued to make progress in laying the foundation for the new year:

The Back-To-School committee, headed up by Sharon Nielsen, has been working on fliers, banners and magnets to use as promotional material.

Katie Gladwill has offered to head up organizing a Wascher PTA Facebook page.  Be looking for announcements and invites coming soon.

A new event has been added this year that will be held in October.  The October Family Fun Festival (working title) will be organized by Kam lo Reid.

All PTA officers attended the required state training and the new Wascher PTA website is beginning to fill in with information.

Volunteers Welcome

As you can see we have lots of different projects getting underway and there are plenty more to come.  If you would like to join in on the fun and lend a helping hand please let us know.

You can find a listing of opportunities on the Committees page.  Take a look at the list to find out where you would like to help out and send us an e-mail at


PTA Planning Retreat

The PTA Planning Retreat is coming up next weekend and we need to finalize our plans.

The complete agenda for the day can be view here.  If you have comments or suggestion before the retreat please send me an e-mail at

Please let us know if you plan on attending by signing up at this link.

If you are interested in helping out this year but are not able to come to the retreat we would still like to here from you.  Please fill out the short survey here and let us know your thoughts.

When: Saturday August 11th from 10AM-2PM
Where: Wascher Elementary


Welcome to the new Wascher PTA web site.  Here you will be able to find information about all that is going on at Josephine Wascher Elementary School.

The plan is to provide a place where parents and community members can get a calendar of events, sign up for e-mail updates, find out about how to get involved with various volunteer opportunity and much more.

Please be patient with us as we get this site set up.  If you have any additional feedback or would like to help make this site better please let us know.  You can either leave a comment on this post or send us an e-mail at