Jog-A-Thon Reminder!

Just a reminder that the Jog-A-Thon will be this Friday, April 19, 2013.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.

Collection envelopes can be returned to school at ANY TIME but must be returned by Friday morning before the Jog-A-Thon to be included in the drawing for prizes.

Don’t forget, we are trying to raise $5,000 to build a wood chip track at Wascher. Also, if we reach this goal Mr. Crain will wear footy pajamas for one whole day!!

We are still looking for a few more volunteers to help out on the day of the Jog-A-Thon.  If you are able to come and help count/verify the collection envelopes or would just like to help cheer and encourage the kids please let us know.  You can contact us at for more information or to tell us you will be there.

Wildcat_sm_transparentGo Wildcats!!

Work Party Tonight!

Just a quick reminder that we will be having a Classroom Work Party tonight from 6PM – 8PM in the Community Room at Wascher.

There will plenty of projects to work on that will benefit all Wascher students.

We would appreciate any help you can provide, whether you can come for a half an hour or the whole two hours.

Let us know you will be coming by joining our Facebook event by clicking here.

Thanks in advance and we will see you tonight!


March PTA Meeting

Come and join us on Wednesday March 13th at 7PM for our March PTA meeting.

We will be meeting in the Wascher Library and childcare will be provided.

The PTA has sponsored some great events this past month including a Classroom Work Night, Panda Express Fundraiser and a Family Movie Night.

Coming up in the next month we will be hosting even more fantastic events including:

  • Classroom Work Nights on March 18th and April 15th from 6PM-8PM
  • Oregon Coast Aquarium Presentation on April 3rd at 6:30PM
  • Annual Jog-A-Thon on April 19th

We need your help in making these activities a great success!

Come to the PTA meeting or contact us at to find out how you can get involved!


Battle of the Books


For the past two months there has been a lot happening with Battle of the Books. Teams were formed back in January consisting of 4-5 students per team. All teams were given a list of 16 books in which they had to read and learn.

This year, Wascher had 96 students participate, resulting in 23 teams. That is the most we have ever had!

What started out as 23 teams, eventually became the top 8, and a double elimination tournament began. The top 8 teams moving on were: The Lafayette Lions, The butterfly Jewels, Nerdy Squad, Ninja Kittens, Wildcat’s Roar, Nerd Herd, Neon Ninjas and the Buffalo wings. The Butterfly Jewels lost their second battle, but came back strong, winning their next 3 and securing their place in the top 2. The Lafayette Lions also found their way in the final 2 by winning each battle they had fought, without losing any.

The Championship battle took place during an all-school assembly. Excitement filled the air as both teams took the stage. The Butterfly Jewels came on strong winning the first battle, and forcing another round to be played. Parents, students and teachers were on the edge of their seats, cheering loudly for both teams. It was a great hard-fought battle, ultimately ending with The Lafayette Lions winning and thus becoming Wascher’s 2013 Battle of the Books Champions.

The Lafayette Lions will move on to regionals and will represent Wascher, Saturday, March 9th @ 9:00am at the Lincoln Elementary School in Woodburn, Oregon. Everyone is welcome to go and cheer them on.

All teams did very well, and we would like to thank everyone for their participation in the Battle of the Books this year. Thank you for a very successful year and we hope to see you all again next year! HAPPY READING!!

List of all the Battle of the Book teams:

  • Lafayette Lions
  • The Butterfly Jewels
  • Book Bookies
  • Star Struck
  • The Wildcat’s Roar
  • The Nerd Herd
  • Buffalo Wings
  • The Jalapeños
  • The Wildcat Readers
  • Tiny Maniacs
  • The Thunder Readers
  • Ghost Riders
  • Reading Devils
  • The Extreme Team
  • The Fast 5 Trouble Makers
  • Mind Readers
  • Book Bees
  • Champions
  • Ninja Kittens
  • Nerdy Squad
  • Bulldogs
  • Neon Ninjas
  • The Hippie Gummy Bears

Lafayette’s July 4th Parade Blog

usflag1The Lafayette’s July 4th Parade Planning Team has just started a blog and would love to get the word out about it to our local community.  Not only will the blog have the full details for this year’s July 4th event, but this is also a place where they will be sharing ideas for how to weave fun American history lessons into every day life so our children can learn about our nation’s heritage.

As we get closer to July 4th, they will be sharing ideas, links, resources, and local July 4th history that will hopefully inspire families as they prepare for our nation’s birthday!

There is already some great information available on their site. Head on over and check it out for yourself at

The PTA would like to thank the July 4th Parade Planning Team for all their hard work and dedication in making such a fantastic event in our little town.


Mark Your Calendars

The PTA would like to invite everyone to join us for some fantastic events coming up in the next few weeks.

Classroom Work Party!!!

Monday, February 25th from 6-8PM
Help your students classroom by cutting, copying, folding, punching, lamenting or many other activities that teachers need help with.  We will be meeting in the Community Room at Wascher and we would love to see you there.

Let us know you will be attending by joining our event on Facebook.

Panda Express Fundraiser!!!

Friday, March 1st from 4-9PM
Come enjoy some great food and help raise funds for the PTA.  The funds raised by the PTA will help provide school assemblies, family activities, transportation for field trips, after school programs and other items that benefit all students and families at Wascher.

Bring the family in for dinner on Friday, March 1st, anytime between 4-9 PM and Panda Express will donate 20% of your purchase to the PTA.

In order to qualify for the donation you must print out the flier below and bring it with you.

Print out this Panda Express Flier (click here)

Let us know you will be attending by joining our event on Facebook.

Family Movie Night!!!

Friday, March 8th @ 6:30PM
We will be watching Disneys “Wreck It Raplh” at our March Family Movie Night.  The gym was packed during our last movie night, so be there early and get a good spot.  There will be plenty of popcorn, water and licorice for sale during the movie as well.

You can check out the Common Sense Media reviewwatch a trailer or visit the official movie site.

Classified Employees Week!!!

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The PTA will be helping to celebrate the wonderful Classified Employees at Wascher during this years Classified Employees Week.  We are planning on providing breakfast goodies on Tuesday, March 5th and dessert goodies on Thursday, March 7th.  If you are interested in bring something in for either day please let us know at


Fantastic Work Party!

Thank you to everyone who came out tonight to help at the first Classroom Work Party!

We had a great turn out with 13 adults and 6 students working hard for 2 hours.  There were thousands of copies made, clocks, dominoes and all kinds of things lamented, more cutting than we had scissors for, and much more.

We are looking forward to the next Classroom Work Party and will set the date soon.  We hope that you will be able to join us for an even bigger event.

Thanks again to all those who gave of their time!!!

PTA Communications Training

Just a quick reminder that if you are interested in helping the PTA get more information out to the Wascher community then come join us in the Wascher Library tomorrow Tuesday January 22nd at 6PM.

We will be teaching the basics of using WordPress to publish Calendar Events, create informational Posts and build basic Web Pages.

The new Wascher PTA web site has been great this year, but we still need to fill it with more information.

If you are planning to attend please e-mail and let us know.

January PTA Meeting

WascherPTALogo2The first PTA Meeting for 2013 will be tomorrow night January 9th at 7PM in the Wascher Library.  We have a packed schedule with a lot of great information to share.

As mentioned in this weeks Wildcat Roar, Mr. Crain will be sharing more details about the new safety measures that are being explored for Wascher and will be answering any questions that parents may have about school safety.

Preston Polasek, Lafayette City Manager, will be our guest speaker for this month.

Our main PTA business for this meeting is to discuss school T-Shirts and Fundraising ideas for the rest of the year.

You can view the full agenda here: 1/9/2013 General Meeting Agenda

We have had a great first half of the year and we look forward to an even better second half.  Come and join us tomorrow night to get this second half kicked off right.

Child care has been confirmed for tomorrow night, so bring the kids along.  We hope to see everyone there!